May be firmware update available

 

Last week I noticed my nuvi 2689 (and some older nuvi 265's) had a time zone map update, which I didn't do. Today I decided to do the update for my nuvi 2689 and was advised there was a firmware update. Took about one minute to accomplish and the version number is 8.80.

Depending on your device, you also may have a pending firmware update.

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John from PA

Update

Not sure what that update 8.80 could be. The only thing I got was the time zone update and a note about maps on computer for Basecamp. The only thing close is https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=7141 that is a little old. By chance did you delete something by mistake to make the 8.80 show up.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. MapFactor Navigator - Offline Maps & GPS.

Update

charlesd45 wrote:

Not sure what that update 8.80 could be. The only thing I got was the time zone update and a note about maps on computer for Basecamp. The only thing close is https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=7141 that is a little old. By chance did you delete something by mistake to make the 8.80 show up.

Nothing deleted...the nuvi 2689 hasn't even been connected to a PC since last Thursday when I saw the availability of the time zone revision. It was used flawlessly over the weekend for about 400 miles.

The path to the updated content which bears today's date is C:\ProgramData\Garmin\CoreService\Downloads\Firmware\Firmware_Firmware.006-D1074-00.37.00

Strange as 8.80 seems to have been around since July 2018.

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John from PA

Nothing For DS 65

No updates for DriveSmart 65 but I'll check again another time.

Firmware Update

At the time OP made this post, none of my 65 units had a software update available. However, within the last week or two 4/65 of my units (DriveSmart 50 LMT, Drive 61 LMT-S, DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, & DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S) did have one available. The DriveSmart 50 LMT went up to version 6.10 and the other 3 went to version 6.80.

DS 61

realJohnathanT wrote:

At the time OP made this post, none of my 65 units had a software update available. However, within the last week or two 4/65 of my units (DriveSmart 50 LMT, Drive 61 LMT-S, DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, & DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S) did have one available. The DriveSmart 50 LMT went up to version 6.10 and the other 3 went to version 6.80.

My DriveSmart 61 shows an update to 6.80 as well, file size 42.95 MB, claims to improve junction view display quality.

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. 2 Garmin DriveSmart 61 LMT-S, Nuvi 2689, 2 Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N Garmin based, built into my Jeep. .

Been watching this

Been watching this thread....
Today my 2689LMT's both show a timezome map is available, but nothing else

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

I have not any firmware

I have not any firmware updates in a long time

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

firmware update

Ichecked my garmin 2797 last night the only available update was for 2025.1 maps and time zone update.
I updated both and every thing seems fine so far

A timely thread

I just checked and see that the DriveLuxe 51 has a firmware update to 6.80 as of May 1, 2024.

Change History

Changes made from version 6.70 to 6.80:

Improved the display quality in junction view.

Will check mine, let's see

Will check mine, let's see

Display Quality

CraigW wrote:

I just checked and see that the DriveLuxe 51 has a firmware update to 6.80 as of May 1, 2024.

Change History

Changes made from version 6.70 to 6.80:

Improved the display quality in junction view.

To hell with display quality. Garmin needs to fix junction views and the maps themselves in my area so the exit numbers match what is actually on the road. I've only been waiting a year plus for this.

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