Updates & Downloads
eTrex software version 2.14
as of June 14, 2002
View installation instructions and system requirements
Changes made from version 2.11 to 2.14:
- Software modified to support hardware changes. Does not affect user operation.
Changes made from version 2.10 to 2.11:
- Prevents excessive number of track points from being recorded.
Changes made from version 2.09 to 2.10:
- Added an Advanced Skyview mode on the GPS page that displays the location in the sky of each satellite that the unit is tracking. Along with this skyview is the signal strength for each satellite. To get to this new mode, press the ENTER key while on the GPS page and an option menu will appear. This option menu contains two items: SETUP DISPLAY and ADVANCED SKYVIEW. The SETUP DISPLAY option will take you to the Display Setup page for adjusting contrast and light controls. Selecting the ADVANCED SKYVIEW option will switch the GPS page to display the advanced skyview information.
- Allow display of speed and track when velocity is below 1.0 MPH and Selective Availability (SA) is off.
- Fixed route leg distance calculation that occurred when the unit did not have a fix.
- Fixed Dutch grid conversions and added new Dutch map datum to accompany the Dutch grid.
- The map datum list on the unit's Setup page is now displayed alphabetically.
Changes made from version 2.08 to 2.09:
- Fixed elevation display on the Compass page so that it does not 'dash out' after 9999.
- Improvements in positioning to fix erroneous track logs.
- Improved the arrival alarm.
- Changed the meter unit symbol from 'mt' to 'm' to be consistent with international standards.
Changes made from version 2.07 to 2.08:
- The UTC label is no longer displayed on the time when the UTC offset is zero.
- The user selected north reference offset is saved correctly.
- The restore defaults button on the units setup page saves the defaults correctly.
- Elevation is no longer displayed in kilometers or kilofeet when exceeding 1,000. It now remains in meters or feet.
- Shortened the Australian grid abbreviations.
Changes made from version 2.06 to 2.07:
- New display option on the Map page for the Goto navigational line. The line can be displayed from your current position (default) or from your original point of navigation as a course line. This option can be changed from the Map page's option menu by selecting 'SHOW BEARING LINE' (default) or 'SHOW COURSE LINE'.
Changes made from version 2.05 to 2.06:
- New user configurable north reference offset that can be modified on the units setup page.
- New project waypoint feature that allows you to create waypoints from existing waypoints given a distance a bearing.
- New hide/show waypoints feature on the Map page that is accessed from the option menu.
- Editing the location of a waypoint is now displayed correctly.
- Added PVT output support.
- Fixed rare memory anomaly caused by uncontrolled shutdown.
- Added bearing and distance to the map when veiwing a waypoint from the Review Waypoint page.
- The elevation on the Review Waypoint page can now be modified.
- Added more time zones. Note: Daylight savings needs to be turned on/off manually for time zones out of the United States.
- More zoom levels on the Map page.
Changes made from version 2.04 to 2.05:
- Initialized user grid for proper software upgrade to existing units that contain software version 2.03 or less.
Changes made from version 2.03 to 2.04:
- Turned on seconds attribute for time display.
- Added user grid format and user datum setups.
- New data entry pages for number fields and position origin field.
- Added new position formats: Dutch grid, Qatar grid, and Finnish KKJ27 grid.
- 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.
- Open the C:\Garmin (or other folder where you un-zipped the files), locate the file named "Updater" and double click on it.
- Connect your GPS to your computer using a GARMIN PC Interface cable to an open serial port. Turn the GPS on, place it in Demo mode (refer to your owner's manual for instructions) and verify that the Interface Mode (found under the Main Menu page, refer to your owner's manual for instructions) is set to GARMIN, GRMN, GRMN/GRMN, or Data Transfer/Host mode.
- Click on the "OK" button on the Updater program window to start the data transfer.
- IBM-compatible PC running Windows XP or later operating system and an available 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.