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Firmware: V3.30 - V3.10 - V3.00 - V2.90 - V2.80 - V2.70 - V2.50 - V2.30

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. Press the Menu key twice until you see the Main Menu screen.
  2. Select "Setup" and press the click stick.
  3. Select "System" and press the click stick.
  4. Press the Menu key.
  5. Select "Software Version" and press the click stick.
  6. The current firmware version will be displayed on the screen.
  7. Press the click stick 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 3.10 to 3.30: (released 10/26/2009)

  1. All user data will be erased when installing this version !
  2. Remove 'Interface' item in Setup Menu.
  3. Fix potential shutdown during track log data clearing.
  4. Modify page layout in 'Map Setup - General'.
  5. Fix the contour data intermittently drawing over interstates issue of Topo Map.
  6. Improve the blue shading color when using the setting 'Marine colors' in Daytime display mode.
  7. Fix map loading issue when using Mapsource tool.
  8. Fix minutes to hours roll over issue.

Firmware Upgrade V3.30 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 3.4 MB)

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Changes made from version 3.00 to 3.10: (released 01/05/2009)

  1. Restore default page sequence to correct wrong page index.

Firmware Upgrade V3.10 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 3.4 MB)

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Changes made from version 2.90 to 3.00: (released 12/08/2008)

  1. Remove route turn review.

Firmware Upgrade V3.00 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 3.4 MB)

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Changes made from version 2.80 to 2.90: (released 11/05/2008)

  1. Correct 'Vertical speed' and 'Glide ratio'.
  2. Correct waypoint symbol image display on unit by xImage tool.

Firmware Upgrade V2.90 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 3.4 MB)

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Changes made from version 2.70 to 2.80:

  1. Add splash screen feature.
  2. Improve distance calculation in odometer.
  3. Fix system freeze issue.
  4. Fix shutdown issue when browse detail map.
  5. Correct user grid.
  6. Fix screen fade in cold temperature.
  7. Fix proximity alarm issue.

Firmware Upgrade V2.80 (Not available for download)

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Changes made from version 2.50 to 2.70: (released 02/19/2008)

  1. Correct German translation of 'delete all waypoints'.
  2. Improve sun times for polar regions.
  3. Allow backlight adjustment on the track back point selection page.
  4. Fix shutdown when editing Estonian Grid coordinates.
  5. Correct daylight saving time for New Zealand.
  6. Correct potential shutdown when viewing a vertical profile.
  7. Correct European word translation of 'Find' and 'Mark'.
  8. Support multiple languages in American version.
  9. Fix screen fading issue in cold temperature.
  10. Correct total ascent calculation.
  11. Correct direction symbol of vertical speed.

Firmware Upgrade V2.70 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 3.4 MB)

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Changes made from version 2.30 to 2.50: (released 10/05/2007)

  1. Add custom POI function.

Firmware Upgrade V2.50 (Not available for download)

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Changes made from version 2.10 to 2.30: (released 10/05/2007)

  1. Change number of lines of text in the address field on map feature review page from 4 to 6.
  2. Limit number of custom POI bitmaps to 64 to ensure enough memory resources.
  3. Added better compatibility with Mac computers in USB mass storage mode.
  4. Changed datum used in the SWEREF 99TM grid from GEO_NAD83 to GEO_NONE_GRS80.
  5. Changed datum used in the Estonian grid from GEO_NAD83 to GEO_NONE_GRS80.
  6. Fix potential shutdown when using TOPO West 1999 due to some map ids being duplicate.
  7. Corrected French translation for 'Log track points'.
  8. Improve track log recording for sensor products to continue recording sensor data even when GPS doesn't have a fix.
  9. Fix potential shutdown when propagating in a cul-de-sac across a map boundary.
  10. Add A905/D900 unlock code communication protocol.
  11. Improve the current margin when changing the backlight brightness.
  12. Improve the road network when try to generate it for large diameter speed cameras.
  13. Correct Swiss grid issue and postcode issue with CNE v.9 NT.
  14. Modify 'Lithium Ion' text to 'Lithium'.
  15. Fix WebUpdater issue of GPS firmware.

Firmware Upgrade V2.30 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 1.8 MB)

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GARMIN eTrex Venture HC The GARMIN eTrex Venture HC is very easy to use thanks to its click stick and user friendly, graphical interface. It supports multiple languages, has an integrated world map (overview) plus a base map of Europe, Africa and the near East. In addition, the Venture HC is equipped with 24 MB memory to store even more detailed information, such as local roads, restaurants and points of interest. The high-sensitive MediaTech antenna provides navigation information outdoors, in a car, in a train or even in an airplane. The built-in USB interface supports data exchange with a PC, see detailed description.

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