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eTrex Legend H and eTrex Vista H - Software Update 2.80 (March 2019)

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What exactly will happen if you decline the update, I wonder? Simply the time/date becomes laughable, or GPS function totally breaks down?

 

Back when I used Garmins, I always weighed updates very carefully, and sometimes declined. It's a risk/benefit analysis. A broken or interrupted update can brick your unit.

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1 hour ago, Viajero Perdido said:

What exactly will happen if you decline the update, I wonder? Simply the time/date becomes laughable, or GPS function totally breaks down?

 

Back when I used Garmins, I always weighed updates very carefully, and sometimes declined. It's a risk/benefit analysis. A broken or interrupted update can brick your unit.

 

My eTrex Legend H was already showing the wrong date (didn't have to wait for April 6th) with firmware v270 loaded. After the update to v280, the correct date was displayed. The coordinates did not change, so one may assume that the location calculation was not affected, at least not during this short test.

 

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Interesting that this should pop up today

 

yesterday I spent quite a long time attempting to update my son's etrex legend Hcx .

That too has new software just posted - v 3.2

The GARMIN web updater crashed on first try, maybe because I didn't put batteries in.

After that repeated error messages appeared which eventually said contact Garmin support

Sent email with error log. Nothing heard so far

His software was v 2.7. About 3 versions  behind 

Tried various links from web and got it to v 3.1 

Finally I found 

Tramsoft  in Switzerland with a link to an exe file which did the job

Will post link after this post goes up

Now working ok on the new version

 

 

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17 minutes ago, mikeD said:

Looks like an interesting site

Yes, Tramsoft is one of the most reliable sites when it comes on information about Garmin units.

 

Hans

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