GE 4.0.7.0 is out PC

 
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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

No vehicles or voices.

True, but at least our friend sussamb from the UK has been able to get a member of Garmin's Express software team to respond to this over on the Garmin software forums. Still no acknowledgement that it is a bug, but at last the recognition that they heard us report the problem.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Seems to me the software is

Seems to me the software is improving - I hope I'm right.

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maybe

Garmin Gal wrote:

Seems to me the software is improving - I hope I'm right.

If by improving you mean taking less time to release buggy software then they are improving.

are you sure

Panache wrote:
Garmin Gal wrote:

Seems to me the software is improving - I hope I'm right.

If by improving you mean taking less time to release buggy software then they are improving.

they don't follow the saw - Take care of the little stuff and the big stuff goes away?

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GE

Maybe I am not looking in the right place but there is no way that I can tell to put the maps on the gps or computer or both. If I am missing something, please someone shed some light on this.

*Using GE 4.0.7.0

4.0.7.0

alandb wrote:

True, but at least our friend sussamb from the UK has been able to get a member of Garmin's Express software team to respond to this over on the Garmin software forums. Still no acknowledgement that it is a bug, but at last the recognition that they heard us report the problem.

3 quick updates 4.0.5.0, 4.0.6.0, and then 4.0.7.0 and they still haven't fixed the no vehicles and no voices server update error. Does Garmin ever test the software updates before they release them.?

Yes...

on us

johnleb wrote:
alandb wrote:

True, but at least our friend sussamb from the UK has been able to get a member of Garmin's Express software team to respond to this over on the Garmin software forums. Still no acknowledgement that it is a bug, but at last the recognition that they heard us report the problem.

3 quick updates 4.0.5.0, 4.0.6.0, and then 4.0.7.0 and they still haven't fixed the no vehicles and no voices server update error. Does Garmin ever test the software updates before they release them.?

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"You can't get there from here"

4.0.6.0

vehicles and voices working for me

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Apple

Panache wrote:
Garmin Gal wrote:

Seems to me the software is improving - I hope I'm right.

If by improving you mean taking less time to release buggy software then they are improving.

Look at Apple. Every release since iOS 6 has been getting buggier and buggier. They have finally announced that iOS 8.3 will be a major maintenance release and iOS 9 will be lacking new features and instead focusing on reliability. Considering what their stuff costs and the amount of money they have in the bank they should be able to deliver a quality software product. iOS 8 was a sick joke on a lot of people.

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what fixed

johnleb wrote:

3 quick updates 4.0.5.0, 4.0.6.0, and then 4.0.7.0 and they still haven't fixed the no vehicles and no voices server update error. Does Garmin ever test the software updates before they release them.?

What was supposed to be fixed?
voice/vehicle?
Update from within GE?

Update Fails

I have attempted to update GE from 4.0.5 to the latest release a half dozen times this morning. The progress bar shows that the download is a little over half completed when the process stops and a "download failed" message appears. rolleyes

4.0.7 can be downloaded from the direct download site at:

http://download.garmin.com/omt/express/B/GarminExpressInstal...

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

GE 4.0.7.0

Panache wrote:
johnleb wrote:

3 quick updates 4.0.5.0, 4.0.6.0, and then 4.0.7.0 and they still haven't fixed the no vehicles and no voices server update error. Does Garmin ever test the software updates before they release them.?

What was supposed to be fixed?
voice/vehicle?
Update from within GE?

When I previously used version 3.2.29.0 when I pushed the extras button a list of voices/ and vehicles would show up. It would show me what was previously installed on my Nuvi 2595 gps and let my add additional voices or vehicles. When I installed version 4.0.7.0 of Garmin Express when I push the button Vehicles and Voices (customize your device with free vehicles and voices) I get a server error (we are having trouble communicating with our servers)This happens every time. I know that I still can update vehicles, but not voices, if I choose the tools menu and choose optional updates other files. Why can't they fixed this bug. Is it happening to most people?

And mixed in with all this they kissed off XP owners

johnleb wrote:
alandb wrote:

True, but at least our friend sussamb from the UK has been able to get a member of Garmin's Express software team to respond to this over on the Garmin software forums. Still no acknowledgement that it is a bug, but at last the recognition that they heard us report the problem.

3 quick updates 4.0.5.0, 4.0.6.0, and then 4.0.7.0 and they still haven't fixed the no vehicles and no voices server update error. Does Garmin ever test the software updates before they release them.?

Don't forget that part. byebye XP. I also never understood why they always do this (release new [multiple] versions of Garmin Express) just before a new map release. This happens EVERY TIME. The previous version seemed to work pretty good (finally) but in the last week or so we get three new V4's in rapid succession. Hard to figure. No wait! I forgot: It's Garmin's SOP for testing new software. Silly me. redface

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Job Security

williston wrote:

Don't forget that part. byebye XP. I also never understood why they always do this (release new [multiple] versions of Garmin Express) just before a new map release. This happens EVERY TIME. The previous version seemed to work pretty good (finally) but in the last week or so we get three new V4's in rapid succession. Hard to figure. No wait! I forgot: It's Garmin's SOP for testing new software. Silly me. redface

Job Security for the programmers

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Good point!

They also pile the added "gotcha" on top of themselves when they force everyone to take a firmware upgrade (if you haven't already) AND a GE upgrade -before- they will let you have the new map. History has shown these don't always go smoothly either (firmware update) so it's a triple whammy for them of possible glitches: FW, GE, Map. This never made any sense to me.

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"Primum Non Nocere" 2595LMT Clear Channel and Navteq Traffic

Garmin Express Release Notes

Panache wrote:
johnleb wrote:

3 quick updates 4.0.5.0, 4.0.6.0, and then 4.0.7.0 and they still haven't fixed the no vehicles and no voices server update error. Does Garmin ever test the software updates before they release them.?

What was supposed to be fixed?
voice/vehicle?
Update from within GE?

Garmin began rolling out Garmin Express v4.0.7.0 for the PC today. If you would like to upgrade to the latest version, Check for Updates to Express on the Settings page within the Express application. This version includes the following changes:

Fixed a sync failure issue affecting numerous users

https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?212881-Garmin-Expre...

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Assumpions

Here on poi-factory, we have a tendency to forget that Garmin makes devices for other than autos and bikes.

Quote:

Garmin began rolling out Garmin Express v4.0.7.0 for the PC today. If you would like to upgrade to the latest version, Check for Updates to Express on the Settings page within the Express application. This version includes the following changes:
Fixed a sync failure issue affecting numerous users.

4.0.6.0
Fixed a crash on Express startup.
Fixed a number of fitness sync related issues.
Fixed a crash affecting Danish users.

4.0.5.0
Fixed some migration issues from older versions of Express to v4.0.
Fixed Forerunner 610 repetitive syncing issue.

4.0.2.0
A new home screen lets you view all your devices in one place. Select a device from the home screen to view a device's dashboard.
Garmin Express leads you through updates and other tasks with a step-by-step process, with clear status notifications along the way.
Each device dashboard offers relevant menu options, based on device type (automotive, fitness, etc.), making it easy to find what you need.

3.2.29.0
Connect IQ app management improvements
Fixed an issue affecting a blank language select window during a map update

3.2.28.0
Added Connect IQ Store support.

3.2.27.0
Fix an installer issue that resulted in all Express installation attempts failing.

3.2.26.0
Added language selection guidance for some map updates.

3.2.25.0
Fixed an issue that was causing initial vivofit / vivosmart setup to not complete.

3.2.22.0
Added vivosmart guidance.
Fix an instance where Express would recommend an SD card with “at least 4GB of free space” when a 4GB SD card wouldn’t work due to its formatted capacity.
Raised maximum recommended SD card size from 8GB to 32GB.
Added automatic proxy detection, as well as manual proxy settings within Express.

3.2.21.0
Fixed an issue where connecting a device when the ANT+ Help screen was visible would cause the application to crash.
Fixed an issue that prevented users from adding a vivosmart to Express if the Language setting was blank on initial setup.
Fixed an issue that caused Express to lose connection to some Forerunner 310xt devices when Express was restarted.

3.2.19.0
Fixed an issue with the account creation and account logon window for Garmin Connect devices where the login window would freeze, and closing out caused the application to crash
Date / time format for “Last sync” message now respects user’s computer date / time format preferences
Fix for some devices displaying as incompatible
Fix for device firmware updates for devices with low internal memory available

3.2.18.0
Fix an installation of Garmin Express issue with the C++ redistributable
Fix an issue where updating computer installed maps would fail
Fix an issue where Express was not recognizing the Monterra
Improve the new device setup process for WiFi capable devices
Improved the installation process so that focus remains on the application when you first install Express
Improve Sync function for devices that have files that Express is not able to access
Improve the setup process for vivofit

3.2.17
Improve syncing for fitness devices, especially FR 310XT and FR 910XT
Improve some of the Polish strings and language listing in Express
Improve the user experience when users update a device that does not have enough space for a full map update
Fix an issue where files were not restored properly after being backed up to the computer in order to complete a software update

3.2.16.0
Fix an issue with unnecessary UAC notices displaying after user specifies not to keep Garmin Express running in the background
Provide a way for users to access Garmin Map Updater when they attach a personal navigation device that is not supported by Express

3.2.13
Improve Sync function for 910XT, 610 and 310XT devices
Garmin Express will automatically detect golf devices when they are connected
Fix an issue where the download status does not display the speed in KBs
Fix an issue where Express would not correctly set up WIFI network on a FR620
Add a feature to allow users to disable Express Tray application and core services from running all the time
Fix an issue where the sync section was displaying when it was not relevant to the current device

3.2.9.0
Improve Sync function for 910XT, 610 and 310XT devices

3.2.8.0
Fix transferring files issue that would result in an Error 112
Improved translations
Fix an issue where the sign-on screen would display as blank
Include the windows installer package with the Express Installer to fix installation errors
Provide a warning about removing devices like FR 405/405CX/410/301/205/305 and Edge 205/305 during device updates
Improve Express logging

3.2.7
Fix an issue where Express would remove voice files when a map was installed to an SD card
Fix an issue where Express would crash if a user viewed ANT+ help trying to add a new device

3.2.6
Support for upload and syncing of activities from SD card for Edge products
Fix an issue where user is told a map update is available after loading a map update
Improved error message for a failed update because the SD card is locked
Fix issue of Express client getting stuck if the connect account is changed during a sync
Fix the issue where Forerunner 60 was not presented with the Sync option

3.2.5
Support for upload and syncing of activities from SD card for Edge products
Fix an issue where Express would crash if the download of map failed and the user selected to install the maps to the computer
Fix some issues that would cause Express to crash
Improved error message for a failed update because the SD card is locked
Fix locale issue that states “local parameter must be specified”
Fix issue where Express was removing .FIT extension from files
Fix the issue where Forerunner 60 was not presented with the Sync option

Wonder what is the current percentage of the total devices that are "on the road"?

GE Proxy Setting Interfears with update

If anyone has a problem upgrading and gets a failed message while trying to download the update within the GE program. Try setting the GE proxy settings from auto to off. Don't have a proxy setup and for some reason the GE 4.0.5.0 program was failing to update after partially downloading the update file. GE successfully updated to 4.0.7.0 once proxy setting in 4.0.5.0 was set to off.

Interesting

bennor3814 wrote:

If anyone has a problem upgrading and gets a failed message while trying to download the update within the GE program. Try setting the GE proxy settings from auto to off. Don't have a proxy setup and for some reason the GE 4.0.5.0 program was failing to update after partially downloading the update file. GE successfully updated to 4.0.7.0 once proxy setting in 4.0.5.0 was set to off.

Mine has been working and it was set to "off" in the default. This is found under "Settings (gear)".

When I first looked at it, I had no idea what I should pick, so left it alone.

"Vehicles and Voices" still gets a "Servers busy" error.

An Update will recheck the setting to "Keep Garmin Express running in the background". I always uncheck this and then use Autoruns to disable any entry set by Garmin.

"No joy" on sync failure.

"No joy" on sync failure. Gotta love Garmin programmers.

Is Garmin ever going to fix

Is Garmin ever going to fix the no vehicles no voices server failure? Three updates and no fix. Whats wrong with their programers?

So many Garmin "updates" and

So many Garmin "updates" and way too few bullets...

Thanks for the notification.

Thanks for the notification.

Unknown.

johnleb wrote:

Is Garmin ever going to fix the no vehicles no voices server failure? Three updates and no fix. Whats wrong with their programers?

Garmin has heard us complain about the problem and has asked some users that have the problem to submit logs from Garmin Express. They now have these logs and therefore we can speculate that they are investigating the issue. No word yet on whether they have determined if it is a bug or just a problem with some computers/Internet connections. Also no word yet about when (or if) a fix is coming.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

Update not for me

Personally I can't see updating this until the next map update comes out. My GPSs are stable now and I like them that way.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

Vehicles & Voices.

Right at the moment, the Vehicles and Voices function is working correctly for me.

I have seen this before ... it will work for a while, then an hour later it will give the server error again. So this does not necessarily mean that Garmin has fixed a server issue on their end.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 51LMT-S, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

GE 4.0.7

When I click on Check for Updates to Express, it does not find the new version.

Any suggestions?

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download direct from site

t923347 wrote:

I have attempted to update GE from 4.0.5 to the latest release a half dozen times this morning. The progress bar shows that the download is a little over half completed when the process stops and a "download failed" message appears. rolleyes

4.0.7 can be downloaded from the direct download site at:

http://download.garmin.com/omt/express/B/GarminExpressInstaller.exe

No need to update from within Garmin Express. See a live link above.

dobs108 smile

They have a very good software test facility

johnleb wrote:

Does Garmin ever test the software updates before they release them.?

They have a very good software test facility. They call it POI Factory.

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Excellent - So true

GPSgeek wrote:

They have a very good software test facility. They call it POI Factory.

mrgreen

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No Problem Upgrading

I was fortunate and had no problems upgrading to the new version.

Test Site

GPSgeek wrote:

They have a very good software test facility. They call it POI Factory.

Are we Alpha or Beta testers?

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4.0.8.0 is out

t923347 wrote:

I have attempted to update GE from 4.0.5 to the latest release a half dozen times this morning. The progress bar shows that the download is a little over half completed when the process stops and a "download failed" message appears. rolleyes

4.0.7 can be downloaded from the direct download site at:

http://download.garmin.com/omt/express/B/GarminExpressInstaller.exe

I followed this link and it installed 4.0.8.0

Cost Effective

dmauray wrote:
GPSgeek wrote:

They have a very good software test facility. They call it POI Factory.

Are we Alpha or Beta testers?

Don't know about Alpha or Beta, but highly qualified and very Cost Effective.

What more could Garmin ask for?

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Start a new thread... You

Start a new thread... You own it!
Not only is 4.0.8.0 out, when I connected my 2689 to it, it said there was a new firmware version out!
I went from where-ever I was told I needed a firmware update (Damn me--didn't document past version!) to V7.30

And when it came up, and connected to GE4.0.8.0, it DID CONNECT to voices & vehicles!!!

Run with it!

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Darn

Panache wrote:
Garmin Gal wrote:

Seems to me the software is improving - I hope I'm right.

If by improving you mean taking less time to release buggy software then they are improving.

Darn - that is one of my issues - seems every time I go to use it there's a new version. I've never seen so many versions of program in such a short amount of time.

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4.0.8.0 on my iMac

Just updated to 4.0.8.0 on my iMac.

Thanks for keeping us informed!

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Ted - Garmin Nuvi 1450 LM

Consider this

Garmin Gal wrote:

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Darn - that is one of my issues - seems every time I go to use it there's a new version. I've never seen so many versions of program in such a short amount of time.

Here at the factory, we think of Garmin as a company that provides "on the road" GPS devices. However that is far from reality.

The last annual statement had these numbers

...Segment.. Revenue Income
Automotive      49        33
Aviation....       13        15
Fitness......       14        21
Marine.......        8         3
Outdoor.....      16        28

Over on the Garmin Forums, seems to me that the most problems/questions/comments/etc. are about other than automotive devices