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  1. #1
    Cracker
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    Garmin 705 firmware update

    Has anyone updated their firnware on their 705 i saw this on garmin connect
    A firmware update is available for your Garmin Edge 705
    Your version: 2.4
    Latest version: 2.8
    My unit seems to work fine
    is there any benefits to doing this or will it cause any problems?
    It might get a little steep from here

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    Threads here and on Garmin forums reported some issues with 2.70 that were solved with 2.80.

    I think it is good, here is what was fixed. Many bug fixes and updated that I appreciate. Webupdater will show you all these changes and then let you decide if you want to update or not/

    http://www8.garmin.com/support/downl...ls.jsp?id=3987
    Change History
    Changes made from version 2.70 to 2.80:

    * Restructured activity logging to reduce the number of invalid TCX files.
    * Corrected issues from 2.70 that could possibly corrupt the 'History' directory.
    * Removed potential spikes in the power data after periods of coasting.
    * Increased the allowable digits in the 'vertical to point' field to 4.
    * Increased the allowable digits in the 'calories' field to 5.
    * Updated translations.

    Changes made from version 2.60 to 2.70:

    * Improved data recording in once per second mode
    * Added ability to set averaging method for power and cadence
    * Removed cadence filtering for power meters
    * Made improvements to try to prevent spurious Auto Pauses
    * Fixed distance and bearing display to work on Saved Rides list
    * Fixed issue with trying to read files that start with '.' that caused problems with Mac communication
    * Fixed issue where random characters were displayed in list before course names loaded
    * Fixed issue with speed targets not working properly in Advanced Workouts
    * Fixed occasional issue where a corrupted history file could be created
    * Added Venezuela and Australia-Lord Howe Island time zones
    * Updated automatic Daylight Saving Time for Auckland, New Zealand, time zone

    Changes made from version 2.50 to 2.60:

    * Fixed occasional issue with Edge shutting down when scrolling through Saved Rides.
    * Fixed occasional issue with Edge shutting down when Mode button was pressed while following a Course.
    * Fixed issue where user could not change vertical zoom scale for a Course profile.
    * Fixed a problem where indoor rides in History could slow down access to Where To? menu.
    * Fixed issue with Advanced Workouts not showing up under Today when the workout is scheduled for the current day.
    * Fixed issue where sometimes the most recent History would not be written out to XML until disconnecting and reconnecting USB.
    * Corrected the Average Power value shown for Entire Ride in History.
    * Removed filtering from power data stored in History files.
    * Made some corrections to the Polish and Portuguese languages.

    Changes made from version 2.40 to 2.50:

    * Implemented change to allow the user to access Map Setup option for tracks which will allow showing that track on a map, and what color to display it in.
    * Added ability to set Off-Route Recalculation behavior in Routing menu. User can set it to Automatic, Off, or Prompted.
    * Fixed issue with long routes shutting down.
    * Fixed issue where Autopause and Start/Stop were not getting saved into the History files. This could also cause Courses created from this History to not register these times.
    * Fixed issue where History files would occasionally not upload due to misaligned data.
    * Fixed inaccurate elevation when moving to and from areas with distinctly different altitudes or atmospheric pressures.
    * Fixed random elevation spike in the first few track points.
    * Added the ability to delete tracks.
    * Fixed issue where speed would drop to 0 going through turns.
    * Fixed issue where viewing a Course on a map went to the wrong location.
    * Fixed barometer initialization issues in situations where the unit is turned off and back on within 5 minutes in the same location.
    * Fixed issue with Course List where actions could be applied to the wrong Course.
    * Fixed issue where course guidance lines were drawn on top of roads.
    * Fixed issue with repeated Autopausing when using a wheel sensor.
    * Fixed issue with creating a Workout with Spanish language selected.
    * Improved German translations.
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    They have 2.90 out now.

    Changes made from version 2.80 to 2.90:

    * Added support for high capacity SD cards. (4GB, 8GB, etc.)
    * Improved power and speed data recording to minimize spikes.
    * Added 3 and 30 second moving average power data fields.
    * Fixed issue storing empty/unnamed speed zones in user profile.
    * Fixed issue where viewing a Scheduled Advanced Workout causes it to be deleted.

    Impressive that they now support SDHC cards. I thought it was a hardware limitation rather thana firmware limitation.

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    trail rat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers!
    They have 2.90 out now.

    Changes made from version 2.80 to 2.90:

    * Added support for high capacity SD cards. (4GB, 8GB, etc.)
    * Improved power and speed data recording to minimize spikes.
    * Added 3 and 30 second moving average power data fields.
    * Fixed issue storing empty/unnamed speed zones in user profile.
    * Fixed issue where viewing a Scheduled Advanced Workout causes it to be deleted.

    Impressive that they now support SDHC cards. I thought it was a hardware limitation rather thana firmware limitation.
    I updated mine before a ride last night. The data is much cleaner now without as many random points off the course,especially in really windy twisty trails. I am pleased, and yeah, gotta get me an 8GB and load more maps! Woo hoo.
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    Very nice. I just ordered one, and I'll have to play with some of those free maps finally. I'll have space for 'em! Won't buy the card for awhile, though...won't need it riding inside till winter.

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