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bluewaterpirate posted 07-11-2008 04:41 PM ET (US)   Profile for bluewaterpirate   Send Email to bluewaterpirate  
Software updates for the 4000/5000 series [multi-function display] and 400/500 series [chart plotter] are available for download from the Garmin website.

4000/5000 software update v 4.10

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/downloadsDetails.jsp?id=3637& product=010-00594-01&cID=148&pID=9158

400/500 software update v 4.00

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/downloadsDetails.jsp?id=3521& product=010-00601-00&cID=148&pID=8109

These are substantial updates that add to and improve on existing functionalities.

There you go.

Tom

swist posted 07-11-2008 05:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for swist  Send Email to swist     
You state the second link is to an update for "400/500" series units, but when you go there, it only says "545/545s".

And I assume this is for the newer generation Garmin units, i.e., "400" does NOT mean units like the 492/498.
Or does it? The numering system is confusing, at least to me...

bluewaterpirate posted 07-11-2008 05:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
The software updates for both the 400/500 are the same as is the 4000/5000. They all share common software.

You can verify that to be true by selecting any of units in any of the series.

Tom

glen e posted 07-11-2008 06:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for glen e  Send Email to glen e     
Tom -

your link works perfectly. Five minutes at the computer and my boat with a 4210 was updated in five minutes Thanks!

bluewaterpirate posted 07-11-2008 07:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
It's not for 492/498 units.
swist posted 07-12-2008 08:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for swist  Send Email to swist     
Well 492 and 498 are 400's, if my kindergarden math serves me. But they are not the newer generation units, for which this update clearly applies.

Why do they do stuff like this to confuse the customer base? It's not like we are running short of numbers.

Liteamorn posted 07-12-2008 10:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Liteamorn  Send Email to Liteamorn     
Great information Tom, you are the Garmin Guru. Your how to videos and informative links are great.
Thank you
Ed
bluewaterpirate posted 07-12-2008 12:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
The 492/498 are discontinued models and listed under in a seperate section of the Garmin Website.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=168

They are still supported but software updates are only made if needed. The last software update for your unit was September of 06 v 3.10. If you register your unit with Garmin and check the box in regards to notification of software update then you will automatically receive email notification when new updates are released.

Tom

BellBoyBob posted 07-12-2008 10:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for BellBoyBob  Send Email to BellBoyBob     
Thanks for the heads -up, Tom. My 540s is now at ver.4.0!

Best,
Bob

bluewaterpirate posted 07-16-2008 12:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Videos of new and improved functionalities and displays.

http://albums.phanfare.com/4892322/2160001_2502195#imageID=36056744

http://albums.phanfare.com/4892322/2160001_2502196#imageID=36064394

http://albums.phanfare.com/4892322/2160001_2502728#imageID=36064400

http://albums.phanfare.com/4892322/2160001_2502729#imageID=36068321

http://albums.phanfare.com/4892322/2160001_2531402#imageID=36716401

Tom

Newtauk1 posted 07-17-2008 10:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1  Send Email to Newtauk1     
Great info thanks. Your videos are excellant.
Is this upgrade for the 440s?
bluewaterpirate posted 07-17-2008 10:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Yes .......

Here's the link to download the update for your unit.

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/downloadsDetails.jsp?id=3503& product=010-00515-40&cID=148&pID=8055

Thanks for the kind words.

Tom

Newtauk1 posted 07-17-2008 04:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1  Send Email to Newtauk1     
Thanks Tom. Do you work for garmin? If not you would make an excellant sales, marketing and technical advisor.
bluewaterpirate posted 07-17-2008 04:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
No, I just install alot of their units. I give my clients how to use DVD's after I complete their install. The bulk of my installs are either garmin or raymarine units. Keeps me busy.

Tom

Newtauk1 posted 07-18-2008 09:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1  Send Email to Newtauk1     
Thanks Bluewater. Downloaded in about 30 seconds. Now I need to get an SD card.
tombro posted 07-21-2008 10:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for tombro  Send Email to tombro     
Nice work, as always Tom.

I love my Garmin, but hate how rapidly they become obsolete! Would love to have the functionality of the 545 with the XM weather, but can't quite justify replacing my perfectly good, but discontinued, Garmin 198c chartplotter.

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