Garmin Express is offering a firmware update on my 3 Garmin LMTHD devices for the GTM 60/70 traffic receivers.
Since I have switched to Smartphone Link traffic, I no longer use my GTM 60 on the 3597's, so I am not going to bother. The DriveLuxe 50 has a built in receiver, so I will probably let that update download when I do the next map update. But again, the traffic receiver is not really used on the DriveLuxe because of Smartphone Link.
I had the GTM 60/70 update, the Traffic Provider.xml update and an update to the Voice, American English - Samantha voice file.
The GTM 60/70 update was to improve reception compatibility for devices supporting ARD DAB (Whatever that is. I guess Google will know).
The Traffic Provider.xml file added support for Switzerland.
The Samantha Voice file added "Off-road" phrases.
Thanks to alandb.
The GTM 60 firmware was not offered on either my 3597 or 3590 devices. I use SmartLink so it's not a big deal for me.
If using GE for voice updates, you probably also have a Jack update but to get it, you need to switch your selected voice from Samantha to Jack as GE seems only to offer available updates for the selected voice on your device.
you probably also have a Jack update but to get it, you need to switch your selected voice from Samantha to Jack as GE seems only to offer available updates for the selected voice on your device.
It's Jack off for me, I like Samantha, makes me feel I have a woman in the car telling me what to do.
Garmin Express shows it as one of my updates. Will download this weekend.
I am not completely sure how traffic receiver updates work, and I have not applied it to any of my devices yet. But I think Express downloads a binary file (.bin or .gcd) in folder /.system/RemoteSW. Then when you boot the device, if you are connected to the the GTM receiver, it will push the update out to the traffic receiver. If you don't have the traffic receiver connected to your device, I think the binary file will just sit there dormant in the /.system/RemoteSW folder until you actually connect it to the GTM device.
Samantha was selected, but I'm not that interested in any other voice updates.
I only did the Traffic file so that it wouldn't keep appearing. No plans anytime soon to go to Switzerland
I can't help but wonder why Garmin would add/update Switzerland related traffic provider info to models running North American maps, while limiting voice updates to the active voice only. Is there some great difference in file sizes as a result of these updates? Other ideas?
I suspect the traffic provider file is global.
The Traffic Provider.xml file is indeed a "Global" file and is about 302 kb in size. There are a lot of countries listed in the file.
Adding in any data to Switzerland would add a miniscule amount of data.
If one ever did travel (and a lot of Garmin users do), a single file that "Fits All" eliminates the need to download a file for each country.
BTW, you can examine this file using a text editor such as Notepad.
Thanks for the info.
Google doesn't know what ARD DAB is. With my 3597 GE update, there's no mention of Samantha.
... With my 3597 GE update, there's no mention of Samantha.
Garmin Express only offers an update to the Navigation Voice that's active on your device so if you weren't given the recent Sam update, you must have Jack selected as your voice. If you switch the selected voice to Samantha, then re-run Garmin Express, you should be given Sam and when done, can still return to Jack (or any of Garmin's other voices):
Google doesn't know what ARD DAB is.
but try these links:
Looks like it's not supported in North America so it's not necessary to install the update.
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