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Firmware: V4.10 - V3.40 - V3.10 - V3.00 - V2.80 - V2.50

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. Press the MENU key twice.
  3. "Setup" is now highlighted, press the ENTER key.
  4. "System" is now highlighted, press "up" and "right". "About" should now be highlighted - if not, navigate through the Setup until About is highlighted.
  5. Press the ENTER key.
  6. The system will display the firmware version at the first line ("Software Version") and the unit ID on the second line, followed by various other information.
  7. Press the QUIT key 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 3.40 to 4.10:

  1. Added ability to display FIT Activities on the map.
  2. Improved hiking route calculation performance.
  3. Fixed issue with using Spell Search to find cities in BirdsEye Direct.
  4. Fixed issue with deleting routes.
  5. Fixed issue with erroneous Track Archive Error dialog displaying at startup.
  6. Fixed keypad input preventing Wi-Fi networks from being added.
  7. Fixed issue with trip info fields not resetting.
  8. Fixed issue with displaying invalid positions in some position formats.
  9. Fixed issue with mismatched durations in Trip Computer and Recording Controls when using Expedition Mode.
  10. Fixed issue with not being able to display HuntView maps if a BirdsEye map is visible.
  11. Fixed issues with connecting to Bluetooth bike speed, cadence, and speed + cadence sensors.
  12. Fixed issues with CIQ applications not being able to download content.
  13. Fixed issue with displaying incorrect coordinates on the Satellite page when in satellite demo mode.
  14. Fixed issue with sending XERO locations to another device.
  15. Fixed issue with not properly displaying paired inReach Remote device as connected.

Firmware Upgrade V4.10 (Please use Web-Updater to install the latest firmware)

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Changes made from version 3.10 to 3.40:

  1. Fixed issue where spot soundings were permanently disabled.
  2. Fixed possible issue on the map where we would list "use" instead of "go".
  3. Fixed potential issue where route activity was not saved after changing profiles.
  4. Fixed potential shutdown when "Recording Controls" is in the page sequence.
  5. Fixed issue where we would delete GPX files on SD cards during Delete All.
  6. Fixed possible issue when leaving Weather page from page loop.
  7. Fixed possible issue with mass storage locking up.
  8. Fixed possible issues with MOB key.
  9. Fixed possible issues with WiFi set up page.
  10. Fixed possible shutdown when using Area Calculation.
  11. Fixed possible shutdown during large Birdseye downloads.
  12. Fixed possible shutdown with changing dashboards.
  13. Fixed timing for flashlight SOS morse code.
  14. Added ability to hide/show the dashboard on the map.
  15. Added Geocaching options to main map page.
  16. Improved altitude accuracy in Expedition Mode.
  17. Improved altitude accuracy with auto calibration.
  18. Updated magnetic compass deviation.

Firmware Upgrade V3.40 (Please use Web-Updater to install the latest firmware)

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Changes made from version 3.00 to 3.10:

  1. Added ability to view upcoming turns in active route.
  2. Added support for remotely launching Connect IQ apps.
  3. Added additional Connect IQ cryptography support (KEY_PAIR_ELLIPTIC_CURVE_SECP224R1 and KEY_PAIR_ELLIPTIC_CURVE_SECP256R1).
  4. Added ability to select from multiple found ANT/BLE sensors when searching for one.
  5. Added support for the Swiss grid CH-1903+ position format, see also National Survey LV95.
  6. Fixed issue with custom maps on SD cards.
  7. Fixed issue with calorie data field when using a heart rate monitor.
  8. Fixed issue with coordinate entry in some position formats.
  9. Fixed issue with proximity alerts of points loaded via POI loader.
  10. Fixed potential issue when stopping navigation when viewing the active route directions.
  11. Fixed issue that could occur after moving a waypoint.
  12. Improved activity data on Garmin Connect.

Firmware Upgrade V3.10 (Please use Web-Updater to install the latest firmware)

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Changes made from version 2.80 to 3.00:

  1. Added support for G3 Marine Cartography.
  2. Added TracBack to active track map review menu.
  3. Fixed possible issue with ascent/descent stats during Expedition Mode.
  4. Fixed possible issue on system resets.
  5. Fixed possible issue when routing to photos.
  6. Fixed possible issue when stopping navigation.
  7. Fixed possible issue when downloading Geocache Live lists.
  8. Fixed possible issue with track save portion page.
  9. Fixed possible issue on photo viewer when there are no photos.
  10. Fixed smart notifications after new pairing.
  11. Fixed possible issue with large Birdseye downloads.
  12. Fixed issue where ghost waypoints were appearing in Waypoint Manager.
  13. Fixed Chirp icon missing from the Geocache Dashboard.
  14. Improved CIQ app support.
  15. Improved photo viewer menu title to be consistent across platform.
  16. Improved download speeds of larger Birdseye Direct images.
  17. Moved activity type (once resided in Fitness) into recording setup.

Firmware Upgrade V3.00 (Please use Web-Updater to install the latest firmware)

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Changes made from version 2.50 to 2.80:

  1. Fixed possible issue when syncing with Garmin Explore App.
  2. Fixed possible issue when saving or deleting waypoints.
  3. Fixed possible issue with RINEX data.

Firmware Upgrade V2.80 (Please use Web-Updater to install the latest firmware)

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Changes made from version 2.10 to 2.50:

  1. Added support for Connect IQ 3.0.
  2. Added support for SK 42 grid system.
  3. Fixed issue on satellite page and empty lists.
  4. Fixed issue with Connect IQ tones.
  5. Fixed issue with Bluetooth setup from weather or geocaching.
  6. Fixed issue with short address numbers.
  7. Fixed issue with total ascent in saved track.
  8. Fixed issue when ending track navigation.
  9. Fixed issues with map page.
  10. Fixed issue with cancel option on power on settings clear.
  11. Fixed issue where geocache filters weren't being applied.
  12. Fixed issue on confirmation prompts.
  13. Fixed issue with temperature data field text.
  14. Fixed issue with custom map dashboards on stop navigation.
  15. Fixed issue routing to next stage geocache.
  16. Fixed issue where maps would load on every power-up.
  17. Fixed issue when accessing waypoint averaging from page ribbon.
  18. Fixed issue where some highway and freeway map labels were being cut off.
  19. Fixed issue causing weather map UI slowness.

Firmware Upgrade V2.50 (Please use Web-Updater to install the latest firmware)

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GARMIN GPSMAP 66s GARMIN GPSMAP 66st GARMIN GPSMAP 66i Rugged hand held GPS devices with large color display, integrated base map, auto-routing, slot for uSD memory card, high-speed USB interface, electronic compass, barometrical altimeter, support for WiFi and wireless communication with compatible devices. The GPSMAP 66st and the GPSMAP 66i come furthermore with pre-installed maps TopoActive Europe East and West. All models support the U.S. GPS and the European GALILEO satellites, the models GPSMAP 66s and 66st support also the Russian GLONASS satellites. The GPSMAP 66i is capable of sending and receiving short messages and triggering interactive emergency calls to GEOS via Iridium satellites from every location worldwide without the need of a mobile network (inReach subscription required), see detailed description.

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