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GARMIN GPSMAP60CSx Firmware Upgrades

Firmware: V4.00 - V3.90 - V3.70 - V3.60 - V3.50 - V3.30 - V3.20 - V3.10 - V3.00 - V2.90 - V2.70 - V2.60 - V2.50

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 3.90 to 4.00: (released 05/26/2009)

  1. Fixed several errors in NMEA statements introduced in 3.90.
  2. Fixed WAAS information not showing 'D' in satellite bars. Error was introduced in 3.90.
  3. Other minor bug fixes.

Firmware Upgrade V4.00 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 2.0 MB)

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Changes made from version 3.70 to 3.90: (released 03/30/2009)

  1. Added support for maps greater than 2 GB.

Firmware Upgrade V3.90 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 2.0 MB)

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Changes made from version 3.60 to 3.70: (released 07/02/2008)

  1. Fix issue where bathymetric (underwater depth) lines would not show up in non-marine night color mode.
  2. Fix issue where tide page can show the wrong date.
  3. Fix shutdown when the day view calendar page has more than 9 waypoints and a point at index greater than 9 is deleted.
  4. Fix issue where tracklog setting was changed when unit was put into mass storage mode.

Firmware Upgrade V3.70 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 2.0 MB)

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Changes made from version 3.50 to 3.60: (released 02/18/2008)

  1. Correct German translation of 'delete all waypoints'.
  2. Fix data card unlock failure when 2 cards of the same map set are used in one device.
  3. Improve sun times for polar regions.
  4. Fix issue where ETA in non motor vehicle modes can be unreasonably short.
  5. Improve robustness of compass when it would appear uncalibrated until a power cycle.
  6. Increase precision of distance measurement to the cursor on the map page.
  7. Allow backlight adjustment on the track back point selection page.
  8. Fix shutdown when editing Estonian Grid coordinates.
  9. Correct daylight saving time for New Zealand.
  10. Improve selection of the names of cross roads with NT maps.
  11. Correct potential shutdown when viewing a vertical profile.

Firmware Upgrade V3.60 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 2.0 MB)

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Changes made from version 3.30 to 3.50: (released 08/02/2007)

  1. Change number of lines of text in the address field on map feature review page from 4 to 6.
  2. Improve robustness when recovering from a partial map load.
  3. Limit number of custom POI bitmaps to 64 to ensure enough memory resources.
  4. Added better compatibility with Mac computers in USB mass storage mode.
  5. Improved pedestrian route calculation for shortest distance method.
  6. Added ability to recalculate a direct goto route.
  7. Fix issue where MPC maps (MapSource Custom maps) could potentially cause a shutdown.
  8. Address issue where nearest points search would skip some points.
  9. Changed datum used in the SWEREF 99TM grid to GRS80.
  10. Changed datum used in the the Estonian grid to GRS80.
  11. Fix potential shutdown when using TOPO West 1999.
  12. Fix potential shutdown on track setup for data card when track log files have long file names.
  13. Corrected French translation for 'Log track points'.
  14. Improved promptness of the turn review popup.
  15. Improve track log recording for sensor products to continue recording sensor data even when GPS doesn't have a fix.
  16. Fix potential shutdown when propagating in a cul-de-sac across a map boundary.
  17. Added more time zones.
  18. Fix potential shutdown when clearing recent find list when custom POI with custom bitmaps are in the list.
  19. Add A905/D900 unlock code communication protocol.
  20. Make route recalculation on MPC maps (MapSource Custom maps) behave like City Navigator maps.
  21. Remove lithium ion as a battery choice.

Firmware Upgrade V3.50 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 2.0 MB)

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Changes made from version 3.20 to 3.30: (released 03/26/2007)

  1. Fix potential shutdown when searching UK extended postal codes.
  2. Ensure that all UK extended postal code search results are shown.
  3. Enable the Quit button function on the geocache compass page.

Firmware Upgrade V3.30 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 2.0 MB)

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Changes made from version 3.10 to 3.20:

  1. Updated daylight saving time dates.
  2. Add capability for 2 wide data fields on map, compass, and highway pages.
  3. Add capability for 1 wide data field on map page.
  4. Added data card information page. (main menu -> system -> menu key)
  5. Add selectable alarms for proximity waypoints and custom POI.
  6. Improve labeling and scanning of custom POI on the map page.
  7. Address issue where custom POI finder would erroneously produce no results.
  8. Add capability to see vertical profile of an autoroute using DEM topo data.
  9. Fixed issue with incorrect dates showing when editing the date field for Sun & Moon page and Hunt & Fish page.
  10. Fix issue where invalid find menu options could show when using the Auto Order feature.
  11. Fix issue with the Swiss grid providing incorrect coordinates.
  12. Fix issue where route names would be converted to upper case during editing.
  13. Update data card driver to support SD version 2 cards.
  14. Corrected problem with NMEA input that could corrupt Waypoint names in WPL sentences.

Firmware Upgrade V3.20 (Not available for download)

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Changes made from version 3.00 to 3.10: (released 12/19/2006)

  1. Fix problem where buoy colors were drawn incorrectly.
  2. Improve robustness of data card tracklog XML.
  3. Corrected issue where some highway shields were blank.
  4. Prevent creation of duplicate waypoints for WPL NMEA input.
  5. Fix problem where last 5 custom waypoint symbols were not usable.
  6. Prevent propagation along roads when lock to road feature is disabled.
  7. Add Borneo RSO grid.
  8. Corrected issue where cummulative distance view on altimeter page wouldn't show whole log.
  9. Allow diacritical characters in waypoint comments.
  10. Allow diacritical characters to transfer from Mapsource.
  11. Increase number of map tiles that will draw at once.
  12. Added capability to send custom POI waypoints in a route to Mapsource. Requires Mapsource version 6.12. Please refer to http://www.garmin.com/support/mappingsw.jsp or TRAMsoft MapSource Downloads.

Firmware Upgrade V3.10 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 2.0 MB)

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Changes made from version 2.90 to 3.00: (released 07/19/2006)

  1. Fixed problem of shutdown when viewing map Topo Great Britain v2.
  2. Improved drawing of lines for MPC maps (MapSource Custom maps).
  3. Reduced variation in battery gauge indicator.
  4. Fixed display scrolling issues when searching for roads.

Firmware Upgrade V3.00 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 2.0 MB)

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Changes made from version 2.70 to 2.90: (released 06/01/2006)

  1. Add feature to save active track log to file on data card.
  2. Add ability to put unit into USB mass storage mode via the interface setup page to facilitate copying track files from data card to PC.
  3. Fix NMEA output to include GPGSV sentence.
  4. Improve GARMIN USB Mac support.

Firmware Upgrade V2.90 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 2.0 MB)

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Changes made from version 2.60 to 2.70: (released 05/05/2006)

  1. Improve path nighttime color for map Topo Great Britain v2.
  2. Enhance layout and functionality of tide station chart information.
  3. Add new time zones for major cities in the U.S. and Europe.
  4. Improve By-Name city search to use all available maps.
  5. Improve layout of airport information display.
  6. Improve reset function of timer lap distance.
  7. Improve route calculation performance by setting recalculation distance farther ahead.
  8. Fix issue where extremely high or low altitude readings could occur when baro auto-calibration was enabled.
  9. Prevent Poor Satellite Reception popup from repeatedly occurring when GPS is off.
  10. Add GPRMB sentence to the NMEA output.
  11. Improve stability when using Lithium Ion Battery.
  12. Fix track log time stamps.
  13. Improve Custom POI banner display on map preview page.
  14. Fix issue where total ascent and total descent were incorrectly computed.

Firmware Upgrade V2.70 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 2.0 MB)

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Changes made from version 2.50 to 2.60: (released 02/22/2006)

  1. Improve compatibility with nRoute PC application.
  2. Add compass hold level indicator.
  3. Improve elevation level display to show maximum values.
  4. Increase loadable maps to 2025.
  5. Improve anchor drag alarm tone so that it stays on until the user clears it with the appropriate key press.
  6. Improve stability of unit when user has selected a customized color scheme and is viewing tide station information.
  7. Improve the autozoom feature when viewing an active autoroute on the Map page. When momentarily going to the Turn Preview page and then returning to the Map page, the autozoom distance is maintained instead of defaulting to the manual zoom distance.
  8. Improve review of address and intersection on Map page to have full text instead of just first street.
  9. Enhance visibility of paths in map Topo Great Britain v2.

Firmware Upgrade V2.60 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 1.9 MB)

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Changes made from version 2.40 to 2.50: (released 01/23/2006)

  1. Fixed compatibility issues with preprogrammed data cards. Some cards may not unlock properly with software version 2.40.

Firmware Upgrade V2.50 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 1.9 MB)

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