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Andrewdavis34 posted 02-16-2009 06:34 PM ET (US)   Profile for Andrewdavis34   Send Email to Andrewdavis34  
Hi all,

I wanted to inform everyone of the most recent G2 software undate which is Version 3.5. I was told that Garmin will be coming out with another map update later this spring or early summer.

kwik_wurk posted 02-17-2009 01:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for kwik_wurk  Send Email to kwik_wurk     
Can you clarify a bit.

Are you saying there is a new update of Garmin charts that have more features than G2 vision?

Or are you saying there is a universal firmware update to all GPS units that use G2 (and G2 vision) charts?

bluewaterpirate posted 02-17-2009 08:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
It will bring the charts up to date with the latest Notice to Mariners.
New 2 Whalers posted 02-17-2009 09:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for New 2 Whalers  Send Email to New 2 Whalers     
I was about to buy a Garmin 440 which comes with a G2 coastal chip. Does anyone know the cost of the update?

And how will I know if a new unit I buy down the road has the latest chip?

Thanks for any info:-)

Andrewdavis34 posted 02-17-2009 10:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Andrewdavis34  Send Email to Andrewdavis34     
It will update the G2 series of charts not the G2 vision series. What you do when the charts come out is place an order for G2 chart update. Send garmin a deposit for $199.00 then they send you a Data Card with the updated software, you install the software send the card back to Garmin and they credit you back 129.00. Net cost of update is $70.00. I will most likily wait until these update comes out and split the cost of the update between several friends.

The rep at Garmin said the new Chartography and updates is much nicer amd is compatable with the older Garmin units. From my understanding the larger screen units that Garmin sell still use the G2 series of charts hence the continued support.

Andrew

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