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GARMIN Nüvi 600 series Firmware Upgrades

Firmware: V4.70 - V4.60 - V4.50 - V4.40 - V4.30 - V4.20 - V4.10 - V3.80 - V3.70 - V3.60 - V3.50 - V3.20 - V2.70 - V2.60 - V2.40

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. Turn on the GPS.
  2. Switch to the settings page by touching the tool symbol on the right side of the main menu.
  3. Touch "System".
  4. Touch "About"
  5. The system will display the firmware version at the very top ("Software Version"), the unit ID on the second line, followed by various copyright information.
  6. Touch "Back" to return to the previous page.

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 4.60 to 4.70: (released 12/11/2008)

  1. Added support for one traffic provider.
  2. Improved Points of Interest searching.

Firmware Upgrade V4.70 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 4.6 MB)

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Changes made from version 4.50 to 4.60:

  1. Fixed issue where some movie theatres were not being displayed through MSN.
  2. Fixed issue with system restore on non-Bluetooth units.

Firmware Upgrade V4.60 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 4.6 MB)

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Changes made from version 4.40 to 4.50: (released 07/01/2008)

  1. Improve handling of the situation where overlapping map data is present on the device.
  2. Fixed issue where fleet management interface messages can get stuck in the outbox.

Firmware Upgrade V4.50 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 4.6 MB)

To table of contents


Changes made from version 4.30 to 4.40: (released 05/05/2008)

  1. Corrected issue with Retail Map Update compatibility.

Firmware Upgrade V4.40 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 4.6 MB)

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Changes made from version 4.20 to 4.30:

  1. Added support for MSN Canada.
  2. Addressed an issue of missing MSN Direct movie times.
  3. Addressed an issue in GPS Buddy where an out going message can be stuck in the message queue and never get sent.
  4. Addressed an issue with Cyclops speed camera cache.

Firmware Upgrade V4.30 (Not available for download)

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Changes made from version 4.10 to 4.20: (released 10/31/2007)

  1. Improved the map drawing speed.
  2. Corrected issue with proximity points in areas with many roads causing the map to draw slower.
  3. Corrected issue where all traffic delays were represented as 1 minute.

Firmware Upgrade V4.20 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 4.6 MB)

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Changes made from version 3.80 to 4.10: (released 09/06/2007)

  1. Add support for Mexican and African time zones.
  2. Fixed bug where selecting Travel Guide from the Where to? menu would result in No Matches Found.
  3. Fixed issue where some coordinates would not be properly displayed on the coordinate entry page.
  4. Updated currency converter exchange rates.
  5. Fixed bug where having too many custom POI symbols could cause the unit to reboot.
  6. Added support for Canadian traffic information.
  7. Fixed bug that occasionally causes map road labels to not match physical street signs.
  8. Added support for 11 new pre-recorded voices (Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, Catalan, Japanese, Korean, Luxembourgish, Mandarin (China), Mandarin (Taiwan), Taiwanese and Thai).
  9. Fixed bug with ejecting from a Mac computer.
  10. Fixed bug where some audible books would cause the unit to reset.

Firmware Upgrade V4.10 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 4.6 MB)

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Changes made from version 3.70 to 3.80: (released 06/15/2007)

  1. Enhanced Touch Screen sensitivity.

Firmware Upgrade V3.80 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 4.6 MB)

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Changes made from version 3.60 to 3.70: (released 04/17/2007)

  1. Corrected problem with displaying tour guide titles.
  2. Corrected problem with loosing final destination points if a route is to long.

Firmware Upgrade V3.70 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 4.6 MB)

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Changes made from version 3.50 to 3.60: (released 03/27/2007)

  1. Corrected French traffic translations.
  2. Add Lithuanina text language.
  3. Fixed tour guide text.

Firmware Upgrade V3.60 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 4.6 MB)

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Changes made from version 3.20 to 3.50: (released 03/05/2007)

  1. Updated Daylight Saving Time dates.
  2. Able to read a new SMS before sync is complete.
  3. Changed subcategories in find menu.
  4. Removed severe weather alert.
  5. Added Brazil Portuguese voice.
  6. Added Bulgarian voice.
  7. Added Lithuanian voice.
  8. Added Romanian voice.
  9. Added Serbian voice.

Firmware Upgrade V3.50 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 4.6 MB)

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Changes made from version 2.70 to 3.20: (released 01/15/2007)

  1. New Traffic Interface.
  2. Fixed Memory Full message.
  3. Removed "+" when dialing POI's in the United States.
  4. High power FM support for Australia.

Firmware Upgrade V3.20 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 4.6 MB)

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Changes made from version 2.60 to 2.70: (released 11/21/2006)

  1. Fixed address searches in some EU cities.
  2. Hide scroll buttons during slide show.
  3. Add Brazil and Mexico to locale list.

Firmware Upgrade V2.70 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 4.7 MB)

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Changes made from version 2.40 to 2.60: (released 11/06/2006)

  1. Added SMS/Text Messaging support.
  2. Improved shutdown sequence when disconnecting the Nuvi from the computer.
  3. Show ferry lines on the map.
  4. Fixed problem with some help files not showing up.
  5. Improved support for USB mass storage on Macs.
  6. Centered battery gauge on screen locked page.
  7. Fixed lock-up selecting traffic provider.
  8. Added '-' to edit phone number keyboard.
  9. Fixed browse map to display correct colors in night mode.
  10. Added 4 GByte SD card support.
  11. Fixed possible file corruption.

Firmware Upgrade V2.60 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 4.7 MB)

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Changes made from version 2.00 to 2.40: (released 10/10/2006)

  1. Fixed select Language Page string corruption.
  2. Fixed GPS starting location not being saved properly.
  3. Fixed memory leak in bluetooth setup page.
  4. Changed saftey camera tone rate.
  5. Fixed traffic receiver missing message error.
  6. Increased backlight at power on.
  7. Increased touch size of Traffic icon on map page.
  8. Improved large phonebook sync.
  9. Added MP3 playlist support (m3u).
  10. Added Estinonian and Romanian text languages.
  11. Added Greek, Croation, and Slovenian voices.

Firmware Upgrade V2.40 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 4.6 MB)

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GARMIN Nuvi 660/670 The models of the GARMIN Nüvi 600 series (Nüvi 660/670) provide automatic route calculation, visual and voice guidance, are easy to use, have a large, easy to read color display with touch screen, an extremely sensitive antenna, an integrated world map plus a base map of Europe, Africa and the near East. The Nüvi 660 comes with pre-loaded detailed maps of all of Europe, the Nüvi 670 with pre-loaded detailed maps of Europe and North America (Canada and USA). They have a slot for an optional standard SecureDigital (SD) memory module to store even more information and are also equipped with a BlueTooth interface to communicate with mobile phones which have the required communication capabilities in order to call hotels, restaurants, car rental offices etc. whos phone numbers are stored on the GPS with a single touch on the screen. They can also act as a hands-free extension set to mobile phones. Finally, the Nüvis feature a travel kit with MP3 player, image viewer, currency and meassurement conversion and much more, see detailed description.

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