Updates & Downloads
eTrex Summit software version 2.50
as of July 30, 2003
View installation instructions and system requirements
Changes made from version 2.40 to 2.50:
- Removed the potential for shutdown when navigating a route with points placed close
to one another.
- Updated French translations.
Changes made from version 2.30 to 2.40:
- Corrected problem with Sight N Go shutdown.
Changes made from version 2.20 to 2.30:
- Added Indian grid support.
- Added distance in Yard support.
Changes made from version 2.13 to 2.20:
- Corrected problem that could potentially split tracklog into many small segments. The tracklog will still segment each time unit enters or leaves poor coverage and plot elevation points when it does not have a lock on satellites.
Changes made from version 2.12 to 2.13:
- Changed tracklog operation to break track line segments between power cycles.
Changes made from version 2.11 to 2.12:
- Corrected problem assigning the selected map datum.
- Changed operation to continue updating elevation related data when satellite reception has been lost.
Changes made from version 2.10 to 2.11:
- Added RT 90 position format.
- Corrected the output of the heading NMEA sentence.
Changes made from version 2.07 to 2.10:
- No visible change to consumers. Added software compatibility for alternative hardware configurations.
Changes made from version 2.06 to 2.07:
- Fixed distortion detection algorithm so that the 'HOLD LEVEL' message will work properly in high-declination areas of the world.
- Added Czech and Polish languages.
- Corrected some translations for the Dutch language.
- Prevented selecting Sight 'N Go option from the Compass page when the compass is not calibrated or if the unit does not have a good position fix.
- Corrected New Zealand position format selection.
- Changed UTC offset for the Moscow time zone to +3:00.
- Removed UTC and LCL labels from sunrise and sunset times.
- When selecting a route to follow, the first and last waypoint names, used to determine which direction to navigate, are displayed correctly for all languages.
Changes made from version 2.05 to 2.06:
- 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. 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.
- User now has the option to display the normalized pressure or local ambient pressure on the Elevation page cycle field. The option to switch between these displays is on the System Setup page. The normalized pressure is referenced against the last calibrated altitude or pressure and is not referenced against GPS altitude.
- Added multiple language support. From the System Setup page, you can select from 12 different languages.
- Fixed the save track bug that was introduced in version 2.05.
- Fixed the elevation profile of saved tracks to display the correct distance.
- Fixed Max/Min elevation recording.
Changes made from version 2.04 to 2.05:
- Allow display of speed and track when velocity is below 1.0 MPH and selective availability is off.
- Fixed altimeter Auto Calibration so that it can be turned off and on correctly.
- Fixed altimeter calibration problem where the new setting did not always get saved between power cycles.
- Fixed route leg distance calculation that occurred when the unit did not have a fix.
- Prevented rare occurrences of showing Compass heading when set to GPS only.
- Removed local pressure from the cycle field on the Elevation page because it was causing confusion.
- Added Vertical Speed to the cycle field on the Elevation page.
- When GPS and Compass are off, the Map page will no longer display invalid characters under the directional symbol.
- Fixed Dutch grid conversions and added new Dutch map datum to accompany the Dutch grid.
- The map datum list on the Units Setup page is now displayed alphabetically.
- Added an angle setup on the Units Setup page that allows you to display angles in Degrees or Mils.
Changes made from version 2.03 to 2.04:
- 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 2.02 to 2.03:
- 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.
- Shortened the Australian grid abbreviations in the map datum list.
- Added Support for NMEA magnetic heading sentence $HCHDG – Heading, Deviation, and Variation sentence with HEADING SENSORS: Compass, Magnetic talker ID.
Changes made from version 2.01 to 2.02:
- Added multiple routes (up to 20 routes with 50 waypoints per route). Note: The current route in the eTrex Summit will be deleted! To save the current route, transfer the route to a PC before performing the upgrade, then transfer back to the eTrex Summit after performing the upgrade.
- Editing the location of a waypoint is now displayed correctly.
- Altimeter calibration using GPS is improved to get a smoother, more accurate vertical reference.
- 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 #8 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 (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.