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Indrid Cold

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Beta software
« on: March 18, 2011, 07:40:48 AM »
Anyone use the beta unit softwares??? This one increases BirdsEye numbers...

Oregon x50 software version 4.49 Beta: link

GPSMAP 62/78 software version 2.95 Beta: link
« Last Edit: May 02, 2011, 05:42:39 PM by Indrid Cold »

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Re: Beta software
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2011, 05:45:22 PM »
Unless the beta firmware adds something that you need right then, or if you would like to help Garmin test firmware, then no, you shouldn't use it.  Beta firmware can brick your unit, and by downloading the beta firmware you are agreeing to not blame Garmin for bricking your unit.  That being said, I use beta firmware and send Garmin user reports, because I believe it will help the rest of the Garmin community.

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Re: Beta software
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2011, 05:24:43 AM »
I've just installed my first beta, the latest Oregon x50.  I was tempted by the 'improved GPS performance' listings in the changelog.  Been only a short time, but I haven't seen any bugs and comparing old and new tracks the GPS does seem to be more accurate.  Nothing major, but nice to see.
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Re: Beta software
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011, 09:36:51 AM »
I used to be eager to try out the beta-particularly when there were new features.  But after the last couple of 0r 50 betas, I have stopped.  I'll wait for the non beta unless there is something realy nice.  I tried the previous beta and WAAS would not work.  It also suddenly kept showing my position about 500 feet from where I was.  I went back to the last  non beta. 

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Re: Beta software
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2011, 04:24:25 PM »

I've been using 4.45 for the past few weeks on my 550 with no problems.

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Re: Beta software
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2011, 05:33:52 AM »
Been on 4.47 on the 450t for a week now.  Has worked very well, only noticed one bug.  As I was approaching my destination once the distance only flipped between 44 and 45 feet, regardless of direction or distance I walked.  Cleared the problem by pulling/reinstalling the batts.
Looking forward to another beta or the gold release.
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Re: Beta software
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2011, 06:39:54 AM »
There was some discussion that the new software for the x50 series now allows 200 .jpg files to be used for custom (.kmz) maps. This has not been documented in the Garmin changelog. Have any of you attempted to create a custom map with over 100 tiles, and does it work? In another thread, an Oregon x00 user said he still gets an error when using over 100 tiles.

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Re: Beta software
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2011, 07:25:38 AM »
Looks like Garmin released some new betas yesterday

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Re: Beta software
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2011, 08:05:25 AM »
Looks like Garmin released some new betas yesterday

Will install after work.
Hoping in the "Fixed issues relating to WAAS performance."

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Re: Beta software
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2011, 12:00:13 PM »
Looks like Garmin released some new betas yesterday
Looks like Garmin released some new betas yesterday

Will install after work.
Hoping in the "Fixed issues relating to WAAS performance."


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Re: Beta software
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2011, 07:06:06 AM »
4.49 has been working great for me.  First time I've ever gotten a WAAS lock.
Walking around reported accuracies have improved noticeably as well as true distances to previous noted waypoints dramatically reduced.

 

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