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GPS updates

Postby 777jim » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:53 pm



Hi All,
well it pays to make a few pointed complaints with Honda. :o
Just got word today that Garmin has updated the Software Version and GPS maps for our Goldwings. (for CF card and SD cards) Software version is now 4.40 and maps are 2011. $95.00 + shipping
You can order it on the Garmin website at...
http://www.garmin.com/goldwing

Jim :D



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Re: GPS updates

Postby dragon2000 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:21 am

That is great news Jim as I think a lot of us I think had almost given up.

Thanks for passing it on :D .

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Re: GPS updates

Postby jinx » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:56 am

Anyone known if the firmware update will allow the older ( 06 - 08 ) nav use the NT format maps ?
Or does anyone know what format the maps on the CF card are in NT or NON-NT ?

I ask because if Garmin has been able to update the 06 - 08 navs to use the newer NT format it
means we will be able to update our older navs for a long time to come. If not than 2016 maybe the
last update for the older units.

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Re: GPS updates

Postby 777jim » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:43 pm

As far as I know, these updates for the CF cards are non-NTonly. I have a request into Honda about updating our units to NT format.
Haven't heard back yet.
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Re: GPS updates

Postby jinx » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:45 pm

thanks I would be interested in what they say.
Do you know what the firmware upgrade was for ?

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Re: GPS updates

Postby 777jim » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:39 am

Sorry Jinx,
I didn't get that info

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Re: GPS updates

Postby Highzook » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:41 pm

On the Garmin.com/goldwing webpage under "Updates Available For Purchase" it says that the map info for my 2006 is "City Navigator North America NT 2011.10". Maybe NT means NT? :roll:

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Re: GPS updates

Postby jinx » Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:42 pm

It does mean NT maps normally. But on the 06 - 08 with older versions of the firmware will not read the NT maps.
If they have changed the firmware so these units can read/use the NT maps than we will be able to update the older navs
for many years to come. That would make a lot of people happy. I would definitely like my Garmin 265 and my wing have
the same maps in them.

Highzook if you find out for sure would you please post so. I would like to update the maps to the 2012.1 if possible.

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Re: GPS updates

Postby expplane » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:10 am

Thanks for the update. I had updated my 2008 GL1800 on 9-12-10 and thought that was the most current, however just checked it and my current software version is 4.31. So I just ordered the latest. Good to know Garmin is supporting it's "auto" products. BTW, I have dealt with Garmin in the aviation field and have found them to be super on support and products. Of course aviation stuff is $$$$$$ so one would expect super support.
Sadly I no longer own an airplane so my WIng is my "wings" now.
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Re: GPS updates

Postby themainviking » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:38 am

The end of the saga is here - read about it in this thread

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8817
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Re: GPS updates

Postby 777jim » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:35 am

Got word today that Garmins GPS update for my 2009 Wing is now in the mail. Took long enough!
...explane, sorry you don't have an aircraft anymore. I still have my Cherokee 6. I agree on your comment about Garmins service for the aviation field. I have never had a problem with any unit I have had in any aircraft when it came to service or support.

Happy trails on the grounded Wing.

Jim




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