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GARMIN GPS60 Firmware Upgrades

Firmware: V2.40 - V2.30 - V2.20 - V2.10

The following lists of changes are based on information provided by GARMIN. Changes or improvements which we consider important or especially useful are shown highlighted.

To view the current firmware version, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to the main menu.
  2. Select "System" and press the ENTER key.
  3. Press the Menu key to access the submenu.
  4. Select "Software Version" and press the ENTER key.
  5. The current firmware version will be displayed on the screen.
  6. Press the ENTER key to quit the screen.

Each upgrade replaces the complete firmware in the GPS, which means you need to install only the version you wish to apply. There is no need to install any previous versions.


Changes made from version 2.30 to 2.40: (released 05/18/2005)

  1. Improve WAAS functionality.
  2. Add capability to support NMEA over USB.

Firmware Upgrade V2.40 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 1.3 MB)

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Changes made from version 2.20 to 2.30: (released 06/20/2005)

  1. Improved USB support.
  2. Fixed problem where excessive track points could be recorded.

Firmware Upgrade V2.30 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 1.3 MB)

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Changes made from version 2.10 to 2.20: (released 05/27/2005)

  1. Corrected intermittent USB data transfer.
  2. Corrected track log filtering.
  3. Added German tide support.

Firmware Upgrade V2.20 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 1.3 MB)

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Changes made from version 2.00 to 2.10: (released 03/18/2005)

  1. Fixed transfer problem with custom waypoint symbols.
  2. Fixed problem with Indonesian Southern Grid using wrong longitude of origin.
  3. Added advanced NMEA support settings to support certain marine autopilot units.
  4. Fixed problem where the interaction with certain beacon receivers was not displayed.
  5. Fixed problem where waypoint depth was not being saved as invalid when it was unknown.
  6. Fixed lockup that could occur when selecting symbols for waypoints.
  7. Fixed problem where compass pointer could transition to the next turn too quickly.
  8. Fixed problem with bearing being adjusted improperly when projecting waypoints with a non-zero north reference.
  9. Fixed problem in tide charts where local time axis would not match the station time axis.
  10. Changed tide stations to show selected date when saved on a calendar day.
  11. Fixed a potential problem where the wrong number of bytes could be sent for USB get requests.
  12. Fixed problem with displaying Waypoint At Destination while doing a tracback.
  13. Improved WAAS search and selection process to be smarter in its handling of multiple SBAS service providers, overlapping service volumes, and exceptional conditions.
  14. Fixed lockup that could occur when selecting a tracback point.

Firmware Upgrade V2.10 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 1.3 MB)

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GARMIN GPS60 The GARMIN GPS60 is very easy to use thanks to its rocker key and user friendly graphical interface. It supports multiple languages and has an integrated worldwide city map. In addition, it has 1 MB of built-in memory to store local points of interest. Because of the very low power consumption, the batteries of the GPS60 last up to 28 hours. The built-in serial and USB interface support data exchange with a PC. see detailed description.

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