Updates & Downloads
GPS 60 software version 2.40
as of May 18, 2006
View installation instructions and system requirements
Changes made from version 2.30 to 2.40:
- Improve WAAS functionality.
- Add capability to support NMEA over USB.
Changes made from version 2.20 to 2.30:
- Improved USB support.
- Fixed problem where excessive track points could be recorded.
Changes made from version 2.10 to 2.20:
- Corrected intermittent USB data transfer.
- Corrected track log filtering.
- Added German tide support.
Changes made from version 2.00 to 2.10:
- Fixed transfer problem with custom waypoint symbols.
- Fixed problem with Indonesian Southern Grid using wrong longitude of origin.
- Added advanced NMEA support settings to support certain marine autopilot units.
- Fixed problem where the interaction with certain beacon receivers was not displayed.
- Fixed problem where waypoint depth was not being saved as invalid when it was unknown.
- Fixed lockup that could occur when selecting symbols for waypoints.
- Fixed problem where compass pointer could transition to the next turn too quickly.
- Fixed problem with bearing being adjusted improperly when projecting waypoints with a non-zero north reference.
- Fixed problem in tide charts where local time axis would not match the station time axis.
- Changed tide stations to show selected date when saved on a calendar day.
- Fixed a potential problem where the wrong number of bytes could be sent for USB get requests.
- Fixed problem with displaying Waypoint At Destination while doing a tracback.
- Improved WAAS search and selection process to be smarter in its handling of multiple SBAS service providers, overlapping service volumes, and exceptional conditions.
- Fixed lockup that could occur when selecting a tracback point.
- It is recommended that you disable screen savers or other programs running on your PC while you go through the update process. Disruptions to the update process may render your GPS inoperable. If the transfer is interrupted, turn off the GPS and then turn it back on. Reboot your PC, go to step #9 and attempt the download again. GARMIN is not responsible for failed downloads of operating software to the GPS and factory resetting the GPS unit will fall under our Flat Rate Repair Policy.
- Click on "Download" and choose to save the file to your computer.
- Choose a location where you can easily locate the file by saving it to a location such as the "My Documents" folder or to "C:\".
- Once the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the file.
- Locate the downloaded file and double-click on it. This will launch the Win-Zip Self Extractor. This program compresses the data to allow for a faster download of the needed files.
- A program window will appear asking you where to "Un-zip" the files. This is by default C:\Garmin. You can change this location if you like. Be sure to note where the un-zipped files are going to allow you to find them!
- Click on the button labeled "Un-zip".
- Once the un-zip process is complete, click on the "Close" button to exit the Win-Zip Self Extractor.
- Connect your GPS to your computer using a GARMIN PC Interface cable to an open USB port. Turn the GPS on.
- If your computer asks for a driver, please see the software and installation instructions that came with your device, or download and install the USB driver from Garmin's website at www.garmin.com.
- Open the C:\Garmin folder (or other folder where you un-zipped the files), locate the file named 'Updater' and double click on it.
- You should see the name of your GPS device next to the 'USB Device' option on the Updater program window. Select the 'USB Device' option, then click on 'OK' on the Updater program window to start the data transfer.
- IBM-compatible PC running Windows XP or later operating system and an available USB or Com 1, 2, 3, or 4 port.
- PC Interface Cable for your GPS unit. The PC Interface Cable may be purchased through your local Garmin distributor or ordered direct from our Online Store.