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Garmin Express

Firmware updates, map updates, Connect IQ applications and other optional software improvements for your Garmin Oregon 7x0 unit are managed with the Garmin Express application. Links to versions for both PC and Mac can be found in Software.



Wireless Updates

When connected to the internet via an active Wi-Fi connection, the Oregon 7x0 will periodically check for (non beta) firmware updates and download them seamlessly in the background when available. Once the download has completed, the Oregon 7x0 will prompt the user to install the firmware update at the next power-on event.



 

GCD Updates

Current (non beta) firmware updates are available directly from Garmin using the URL http://download.garmin.com/software/Oregon7xx_WebUpdater__xyz.gcd and substituting xyz with the desired three digit firmware version. For example, to download firmware version 3.10, replace xyz with 310.

GCD Update Procedure




EXE Updates

Some firmware updates (usually betas) are released as a windows executable containing a compressed gupdate.gcd file and an installer program. Regardless of OS, the .exe can be opened with an archive tool and the gupdate.gcd file can be extracted for manual updating as outlines above under GCD Update Procedure.

EXE Update Procedure




RGN Firmware Install

Should you ever find yourself with an Oregon 7x0 that refuses to complete the boot process and all other options have failed to restore the unit to its former glory, a forced RGN Firmware Installation may be your only hope.

 



Touchscreen E1 Update History

Software
Version
Source Release
Date
Release Notes

85.08

Garmin
Express
04APR17 Changes made from version 85.07 to 85.08:
  • Improved multi-touch gesture performance.

 


 

GPS Software Update History

GPS Version

Firmware Version

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4.00, 3.90, 3.70, 3.62, 3.60, 3.51, 3.50, 3.40, 3.35, 3.33, 3.30, 3.20, 3.10, 2.90, 2.80, 2.70, 2.62, 2.60, 2.50, 2.40, 2.30




Firmware Update History

Firmware
Version
Source Release
Date
Release Notes

4.00

GCD
22FEB18
Changes made from version 3.90 to 4.00:
  • Added support for XERO laser locations.
  • Fixed issue with the wrong distance and bearing displayed for GPI lists.
  • Fixed issue with calories not updating when a heart rate monitor was connected.

3.90

GCD
09JAN18
Changes made from version 3.70 to 3.90:
  • Fixed various routing issues.

3.70

GCD
06DEC17
Changes made from version 3.60 to 3.70:
  • Added support for ConnectIQ version 2.4.0.
  • Improved searching graphic when calculating round trip routes.
  • Fixed issue connecting to WIFI when there are a large number of access points.
  • Fixed possible shutdown on photo viewer page.
  • Fixed possible issue with lock on roads setting being overwritten.

3.62

GCD
30NOV17
Changes made from version 3.60 to 3.62:
  • Added support for ConnectIQ version 2.4.0.
  • Improved searching graphic when calculating round trip routes.
  • Fixed issue connecting to WIFI when there are a large number of access points.
  • Fixed possible shutdown on photo viewer page.
  • Fixed possible issue with lock on roads setting being overwritten.

3.60

GCD
03NOV17
Changes made from version 3.50 to 3.60:
  • Added WiFi and Bluetooth MAC addresses to the about page
  • Fixed issue where ConnectIQ calorie data fields would show an invalid value
  • Fixed issue where creating routes on device might not work
  • Fixed possible crash on the route list page

3.51

GCD
27OCT17
Changes made from version 3.50 to 3.51:
  • Fixed CiQ App bug
  • Fixed classic mode main page dashboard disappearing
  • Fixed only one route created on device to be stored
  • Fixed freezing when 8th route in the route planner is chosen
  • Fixed WiFi MAC address issues

3.50

GCD
23OCT17
Changes made from version 3.40 to 3.50:
  • Fixed possible issue where active track point would be deleted over a power cycle.

3.40

GCD
05OCT17
Changes made from version 3.30 to 3.40:
  • Added support for ConnectIQ version 2.3.4.
  • Fixed possible issue where changing profiles quickly could corrupt profile settings.
  • Fixed issue where weather app could not show 3 digit current temperatures.
  • Fixed issue on the altimeter page where the x-axis and y-axis scales could not be changed separately.
  • Fixed issue on the Bike Dashboard where speed and speed limit could overlap.
  • Fixed issue where the custom map dashboard would not update when stopping or starting navigation.
  • Fixed issue where Irish Grid letter coordinates could not be entered.
  • Fixed issue where Roundtrip Routing would not work when calculation method was 'Prompted'.
  • Fixed issue where text would not fit on the Automotive Dashboard.
  • Fixed issue where sorting waypoints when programming a chirp would send the user to the chirp page.
  • Resolved some issues reported with the previous betas.

3.35

GCD
18SEP17
Changes made from version 3.33 to 3.35:
  • Added support for ConnectIQ version 2.3.4.
  • Fixed possible issue where changing profiles quickly could corrupt profile settings.
  • Fixed issue where weather app could not show 3 digit current temperatures.
  • Fixed issue on the altimeter page where the x-axis and y-axis scales could not be changed separately.
  • Fixed issue on the Bike Dashboard where speed and speed limit could overlap.
  • Fixed issue where the custom map dashboard would not update when stopping or starting navigation.
  • Fixed issue where Irish Grid letter coordinates could not be entered.
  • Fixed issue where Roundtrip Routing would not work when calculation method was 'Prompted'.
  • Fixed issue where text would not fit on the Automotive Dashboard.
  • Fixed issue where sorting waypoints when programming a chirp would send the user to the chirp page.

3.33

GCD
14AUG17
Changes made from version 3.30 to 3.33:
  • Fix Issue with Geocaching Live features.

3.30

GCD
07JUN17
Changes made from version 3.20 to 3.30:
  • Added support for Connect-IQ version 2.3.1

3.20

GCD
03MAY17
Changes made from version 3.10 to 3.20:
  • Fixed issue where the unit would freeze on the waypoint list after scrolling past ~600 waypoints.

3.10

GCD
02MAR17
Changes made from version 2.90 to 3.10:
  • Fixed issue where track portions were being saved incorrectly.
  • Fixed issue where a geocache list deleted from geocaching.com would still show up on the device.
  • Fixed issue where the course line would always be drawn from the vehicle on the map.

2.90


02MAR17
Changes made from version 2.80 to 2.90:
  • Published concurrently with version 3.10, version 2.90 was never made available separately
  • Added support for Connect-IQ version 2.2.3.
  • Fixed issue where Round-Trip distance could not be modified.
  • Fixed issue where swiping between multiple trip computer pages did not work.
  • Fixed issue where selecting direct routes with more than 50 waypoints did not work.
  • Fixed issue where track recording would stop after switching profiles.
  • Fixed issue where powered off pressure trending would not work.

2.80

GCD
01DEC16
Changes made from version 2.70 to 2.80:
  • Improved speed and reliability of weather and geocaching live features when using Wi-Fi.
  • Fixed various Connect IQ issues

2.70

GCD
02NOV16
Changes made from version 2.62 to 2.70:
  • Added support for Connect IQ Apps and Widgets
  • Added background download of geocache descriptions, hints, and logs for geocaching.com premium members
  • Added power off pressure trend
  • Improved Geocache Lists experience by adding bookmark lists as well as fixing some issues
  • Fixed possible issues using Connect IQ Data Fields
  • Fixed possible issue where calories were not recording with a heart rate monitor connected
  • Fixed possible shutdown while measuring distance on the map
  • Fixed fit file support for track logs with greater than 20,000 points
  • Fixed possible issue reconnecting to speed and cadence sensors after a power cycle
  • Fixed display issue after rotating on the notification page
  • Fixed issue where live geocaches would overwrite geocaches loaded via .gpx file
  • Fixed inconsistant data reporting for current tracks and saved tracks
  • Fixed possible issues on the turn review page

2.62

GCD
25OCT16
Changes made from version 2.60 to 2.62:
  • Added support for Connect IQ Apps and Widgets
    • This release is intended to support Connect IQ developers to begin creating apps, widgets, and data fields for Oregon 7xx using the new features introduced in Connect IQ 2.2.
    • New feature: Intents. This release adds Connect IQ app intents. Intents can be used to launch and pass data to other apps and widgets.
    • New feature: Persisted Content. Connect IQ developers now have access to Tracks, Routes, and Waypoints stored on the device, and have the ability to launch any of these files via an intent from their app.
    • New feature: Downloadable Content. Connect IQ developers now have the ability to download Tracks, Routes, and Waypoints from the web and add them to the device from their app.
    • For any issues that you encounter please email outdoor.beta@garmin.com. Please note that you may not get a response to the email unless we need more information on the issue you report.
  • Added background download of geocache descriptions, hints, and logs for geocaching.com premium members
  • Improved Geocache Lists experience by adding bookmark lists as well as fixing some issues
  • Fixed possible issues using Connect IQ Data Fields
  • Fixed possible issue where calories were not recording with a heart rate monitor connected
  • Fixed possible shutdown while measuring distance on the map
  • Fixed fit file support for track logs with greater than 20,000 points
  • Fixed possible issue reconnecting to speed and cadence sensors after a power cycle
  • Fixed display issue after rotating on the notification page
  • Fixed issue where live geocaches would overwrite geocaches loaded via .gpx file
  • Fixed inconsistant data reporting for current tracks and saved tracks

2.60

GCD
08AUG16
Changes made from version 2.50 to 2.60:
  • Fixed issue when configuring multiple Connect IQ data fields
  • Fixed battery charging when connected to a PC

2.50

GCD
19JUL16
Changes made from version 2.40 to 2.50:
  • Improved Geocaching Live features by adding ability to download the nearest geocaches to current location, near a waypoint, near a recent find, and near a map point while in the geocache list tab of geocaching.
  • Improved POI searches
  • Improved weather radar colors for regions outside the United States
  • Fixed intermittent issues with map presses and map cursor
  • Fixed intermittent issue when glonass was enabled
  • Fixed issue with current weather data when using a Wi-Fi connection
  • Fixed issue with unit to unit transfer of geocaches obtained through geocaching live
  • Fixed issues with Connect IQ data fields that use ANT

2.40

GCD
01JUL16
Changes made from version 2.30 to 2.40:
  • Improved GPS Performance


2.30



Changes made to version 2.30:
  • No Information Published