GPSMAP 66 Firmware 2.80

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gpsrchive
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GPSMAP 66 Firmware 2.80

Post by gpsrchive » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:24 pm

Released today, it does not include a very inspiring list of improvements or bug fixes.

See the Firmware page for more info.

Report observations here!

wwerner
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Re: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 2.80

Post by wwerner » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:17 am

My GPSMap66 could not find the update after 8 hours and it does not show up in Garmin Express. Who was more lucky?

Werner

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Re: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 2.80

Post by gpsrchive » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:30 am

Strange....

You can download it from the Firmware page here...

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Re: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 2.80

Post by sammyB » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:28 am

wwerner wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:17 am
My GPSMap66 could not find the update after 8 hours and it does not show up in Garmin Express. Who was more lucky?

Werner
Same problem here.
Fixed with garmin webupdater. Best there is, works always.

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Re: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 2.80

Post by MikeD » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:54 pm

still an issue today at 1600 GMT 29/3/19
Have reported it to Garmin support

{ have done update from this forum]

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Re: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 2.80

Post by gpsrchive » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:05 pm

wwerner wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:17 am
My GPSMap66 could not find the update after 8 hours and it does not show up in Garmin Express. Who was more lucky?

Werner
This has been resolved, should be available via all supported methods now.

wwerner
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Re: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 2.80

Post by wwerner » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:56 pm

The GPS finally loaded the new release 2.8 but could not install it. I restarted the device many times and I was asked every time if I would like to install 2.8. No success - other than 2.5 which worked for me.

Finally I could load the new release using the good old Garmin Express. So far it seems to work.

I would hope Garmin would spend a bit of money for some good software test experts...

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WWERNER

feraltek
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Re: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 2.80

Post by feraltek » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:00 am

Updated via Garmin Express with no problem.

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Re: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 2.80

Post by oldkingog » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:42 pm

I was really looking forward to this update, as my unit has been very buggy. What an underwhelming update! My device still shuts off regularly, especially during geogaching activities. At one point, my map wouldn't load until I turned it on and off under the Map Setup option. The trip total elevation gain/loss is still completely off. And the latest bug is that the 'Time Stopped' field doesn't work in the trip computer. Each stop adds only a second of time regardless of the length of the stop. Does Garmin ever look at this site and look into reported bugs? I can't believe this unit has been out for almost 6 months with software as buggy as this.

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Re: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 2.80

Post by gpsrchive » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:12 am

oldkingog wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:42 pm
And the latest bug is that the 'Time Stopped' field doesn't work in the trip computer. Each stop adds only a second of time regardless of the length of the stop.
You have [Setup] > [Recording] > [Auto Pause] = [On]?

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