Forum: Garmin GPS
Topic: Garmin III Plus update
started by: Gimpy

Posted by Gimpy on June 25 2002,3:23 am
First update in a long time for one of my favorite units. Update doesn't seem to add much, but at least they're still keeping us Plus owners in mind. :grinnin
Posted by Morseman on June 25 2002,3:54 am
Quote (Gimpy @ June 25 2002,10:23 am)
First update in a long time for one of my favorite units. Update doesn't seem to add much, but at least they're still keeping us Plus owners in mind. :grinnin

Can you remind me of the URL please?

Also, a quick rundown of what's new would be interesting.  As in, is it worth the bother of downloading?   :D
Posted by Quinn on June 25 2002,5:59 am
You can find that download update and others for all the units at < GARMIN UPDATE GPS DOWNLOAD CENTER >

JUST SCROLL DOWN TO YOUR UNIT AND GET IT!  :)

Here is what changes are made for the IIIPlus...

Changes made from version 2.05 to 2.06:

Corrected problem with waypoint and track log positions being modified slightly when stored (e.g. when received through the serial interface).
Updated magnetic variation tables based on the IGRF 2000 model.
Added an 8th digit to False Northing component of the User Grid Setup.
Corrected problem with Loran TD conversions to latitude/longitude.
Corrected problem with the backlight timer not being set when the backlight is turned on immediately after power-up.
Changes made from version 2.04 to 2.05

Corrected display of invalid characters.
Removed ability to change orientations through the contrast page on the power-on screen.
Added Differential Beacon Scanning.
Changes made from version 2.03 to 2.04

Added MGRS and Loran TD position formats.
Corrected problem with displaying maps which are along the 180 degree longitude border.
Modified the arrival alarm to give approach notification at intermediate route waypoints when set to "On".
Only display copyright page when unit contains maps with non-Garmin copyrights.
Adjusted times recorded in track points by applying leap seconds.
Corrected problem with displaying the spell-n-find city name and city size.
Corrected problem related to revisiting the Routes page after changing the display orientation from portrait to landscape.
Corrected problem that occurred when switching orientations on the Mapsource Info page and on the map page.
Changed map display to only display map borders when at 20mi/30km zoom scale or above to lessen clutter.
Changed geo point airport search to include all types of airports.
Corrected display problem with sunrise/sunset times for areas where the sun does not rise/set.
Posted by Morseman on June 26 2002,1:42 am
Quote (Quinn @ June 25 2002,12:59 pm)
You can find that download update and others for all the units at < GARMIN UPDATE GPS DOWNLOAD CENTER >

Thanks - I'll pop over and get it.  :xmas
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