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Old 05-31-2016, 03:13 PM
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Currently running 2 840xs units with version 2.80 and I am happy but curiousity has me thinking update. Would you do it? What is there to gain?
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Originally Posted by 78MAKO View Post
Currently running 2 840xs units with version 2.80 and I am happy but curiousity has me thinking update. Would you do it? What is there to gain?
have you been living under a rock sir ?
every other post here in the last 4 or 5 months has been about garmin updates...sry to sound like an azz, but theres about 2 days worth of reading here about the updates.....
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Originally Posted by 78MAKO View Post
Currently running 2 840xs units with version 2.80 and I am happy but curiousity has me thinking update. Would you do it? What is there to gain?

Below is a listing of software since your last upgrade.
One feature you may be interested in is the Quickdraw.



Changes made from version 6.20 to 6.30:
Fixed issue introduced in version 6.00 with GPS position, heading, and speed not updating correctly after several hours of use.
Fixed communication of NMEA0183 data on serial port 2.
Improvements to overall system stability.
Added support for Garmin GT8HW-IF transducer.

Changes made from version 6.10 to 6.20:
Introduced Panoptix FrontVü support.
Improved smoothing of COG heading at low speeds.
Fixed an intermittent shutdown when connected to certain transducers.

Changes made from version 6.00 to 6.10:
Changes to support manufacturing.

Changes made from version 4.80 to 6.00:
Improved cursor interaction to not automatically show menu on chart, radar, and sonar.
Added ability to adjust forward and down ranges independently on LiveVu Forward.
Added support for BlueChart g2 HD and BlueChart g2 Vision HD 1 ft. contours.
Added ability to create high definition maps through Quickdraw support.
Improved Auto Guidance routing with LakeVu HD Ultra, BlueChart g2 HD, or BlueChart g2 Vision HD in areas with unknown depths.
Added ability to shade up to 10 depth ranges using various colors on supported cartography.
Added ability to display bearing scale on radar range rings.
Improved waypoint presentation, reduced symbol size, and added new fishing symbols.
Added angle markers for heading line and allow shorter heading line distances.
Added ability to create boundary lines, areas, or circles and set alarms.
Added bottom search limit setting to allow quicker bottom re-acquisition.
Other improvements and bug fixes.

Changes made from version 4.70 to 4.80:
Updated to support new Garmin transducers.

Changes made from version 4.60 to 4.70:
Updated SideVü controls.

Changes made from version 4.50 to 4.60:
Improved Sonar performance with multiple sources.
Improved Bottom tracking while in bottom lock mode.
Added Fusion 750 Sirius/XM Support.
Added Automatic Saved Track Colors by Day of the Week.
Prevent scroll rate from slowing down too much during depth searching.

Changes made from version 4.40 to 4.50:
Added extra precision to Off Course Error(Cross Track Error).
Fixed an issue with a saved route destination being replaced with the active route destination.
Added new Panoptix features: low/med/high auto gain, bottom fill mode, and custom pitch value.
Changed sonar display to better identify the selected transducer.
Added support for new Airmar transducers.
When creating a waypoint, use the symbol of the most recently created waypoint.
Other improvements and bug fixes.

Changes made from version 4.30 to 4.40:
Fixed issues with track points not dropping, trip computer information not updating correctly, and GPS data bridged to Garmin Marine Network timing out when multiple NMEA 2000 GPS sources were available.
Added SiriusXM source support for the Fusion 650 series.
Other improvements and bug fixes.

Changes made from version 4.20 to 4.30:
Added Panoptix support.
Enabled SiriusXM source support for the Fusion BB300.
Added the ability to recalculate active Go To, Route, and Autoguidance navigations.
Adds Slovenian language support.
Fixed an issue where an incorrect 'Unsupported Transducer' message could appear after a software update.
Other improvements and bug fixes.

Changes made from version 4.00 to 4.20:
Fixed issues with displaying harbor/offshore modes with multiple MFDs using xHD radar.
Fixed issues with transducer detection.
Fixed potential combo corruption when updating software from 3.60, 3.70, or 3.80 to 4.00.
Fixed an issue when using a GND10 with a GWind wireless sensor.
Various other performance improvements and bug fixes.

Changes made from version 2.80 to 4.00:
Support for 2015 products including GHP Reactor autopilot and new GMR xHD2 series radars.
Added auto guidance features that allow for inserting via points, reviewing hazards, and displaying optimal speed to arrive at a desired point.
Added support for bird mode and echo trails with new GMR xHD radomes and xHD2 open array radars.
Added sail race virtual starting line, time to burn, and synchronized race countdown timer.
Added DownVü split zoom sonar page.
Added SideVü split zoom sonar page.
Added support for importing waypoints, routes, and tracks from GPX files.
Added support for synchronizing the startup wizard.
Improved waypoint decluttering algorithm.
Various other performance improvements and bug fixes.

Changes made from version 2.70 to 2.80:
Fixed an issue with certain TM150M transducers not being recognized and potentially being overpowered.
Fixed an issue with the odometer reporting an incorrect distance after a power cycle.
Fixed an issue with the next/previous commands potentially locking up Fusion audio devices.
Added additional NMEA 2000 compatible manufacturers.
Improved the Italian translations.



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Originally Posted by nodoubt View Post
have you been living under a rock sir ?
every other post here in the last 4 or 5 months has been about garmin updates...sry to sound like an azz, but theres about 2 days worth of reading here about the updates.....
Im Not living under a rock. Maybee a Snow bank. But i am happy with what i have and sometimes with updates you lose things you like. One thing i would like too lose is when I move the curser on the chart i get a message that takes up the area i was trying to view.

Thanks. Sember
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Originally Posted by 78MAKO View Post
Im Not living under a rock. But i am happy with what i have and sometimes with updates you lose things you like.
I was speaking with a rep yesterday and he made a great point. The a majority of the problems with the updates are when the units are jumping multiple updates. From 2.80 to 7 or whatever it is now might be a problem.

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