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There Has Been NO Software Update To The ‘Garmin Fenix 5 Plus’ Since December 1, 2018; 6.51 Beta Only Fixes Biking Anomaly!

by Anura Guruge


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I hadn’t used my ‘Garmin Fenix 5 Plus‘ for 20-days. I was instead wearing an ‘Amazfit Verge‘ with a very pleasing AMOLED display.

Yesterday, when I went back to the Fenix 5 Plus, the first thing I did was USB charge it on my PC. While I was at it I fired up Garmin Express to check for updates. There were NONE! I was surprised. I expected there to be one. Nada.

So, today I went looking. OK, there is a 6.51 beta, released on December 17, 2018, but per the Change Log it only has one bike-related fix.

Hhhmmm … I am surprised and disappointed. I had expected that Garmin would have rolled out a slew of fixes and some new features. Maybe it was the holidays. Stay tuned … What else can we do. Try to contact Garmin? That was a JOKE.


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My ‘Garmin Fenix 5 Plus’ Is Now At Software Version 6.0.

by Anura Guruge


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Downloaded automatically, without I even noticing it, when I plugged my Fenix 5 Plus into my computer on Friday night, November 30, 2018. Couldn’t have been a large download. By the time I fired up ‘Garmin Express‘ it must have been already downloaded because I did NOT see it updating on ‘Express’.

Only realized that there was new software once I unplugged the USB-cable and a message came up about the new software that has been downloaded.

Have not noticed ANY changes, whatsoever, as yet.

I went looking for what changes had been made. Refer to 3rd image above. I am NOT blown away. Nothing that applies to I. Hhhmmmm. I am sure they fixed various ‘small’ issues that they are not telling us about.


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IF Your ‘Garmin Fenix 5 (Plus)’ Stops (i.e., Hangs) During USB-Charging.

by Anura Guruge


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This, i.e., my ‘Garmin Fenix 5 Plus‘ going dead while I was charging, happened last Friday. Never had that happen with any of my other Garmins and I have owned 4 others.

The first clue I had was that ‘Garmin Express‘ claimed repeatedly that it could not sync with my USB-connected Fenix 5. That was strange. I checked the watch, The charging did seemed to have stopped — with a green charging screen similar to above. I waited, I waited. Nothing. The ‘amount charged %’ was not moving.

Unplugged it. Watch was FROZEN. Back button would not work. Could not get the green charging screen to disappear.

Knew that I had to try a ‘soft reset’. So, held down the power button. NOTHING.

Eventually realized that on the Garmin 5 Plus it takes MORE THAN 25 SECONDS for the ‘soft reset‘ to kick in!

That was the secret — just holding down the top left power button until the restart kicked in. As soon as it started the restart I knew I was going to be OK. And I was.

I have charged it a few times since with no incidents — and I am charging it right now as I write.

Just wanted to share this in case you too, alas, experience this frustrating problem.


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Garmin Fenix 5 Plus — A New Version Of ‘US & Canada’ Maps Now Available.

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When I connected to Garmin Express today, i.e., October 26, 2018, it told me that there was a new version of the ‘US & Canada’ map.

Also claimed that it would take 1.5 hours to download and install. That must be over WiFi.

I was USB connected. Still took 32 minutes.

I would assume you would want the latest maps.

So, a heads up.


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Garmin Express Is Now At 6.5.1.0 (As Of June 7, 2018).

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I got this update a few minutes into June 7, 2018, i.e., like at 12:15am. It is the first update I have had on Express since getting my Garmin Fenix 5 a month ago. I kind was expecting one, so I was relieved to get it.

As I had previously told you, Garmin Express (at least on Windows) does NOT auto-update or provide you with any notification that an update is available. You have to check manually. Which I always do.

 

NOTE. Something I discovered today, prior to updating to 6.0. IF you are getting a ‘Garmin Server Error‘ when using Express it means YOU need to update Garmin Express. Happened to me when I still had 5.9. That prompted me to CHECK for Express updates. As soon as I had 6.0 … all was GOOD.


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Garmin Forerunner 645(M) Getting A Major Firmware Update March 19, 2018.

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The Garmin Forerunner 645(M) appears to have a fair number of major issues judging from the ongoing, still mainly negative, feedback on Amazon.

Garmin has told some users that they will be releasing a new Firmware update, March 19, 2018, that fixes at least some of these bugs.

So, this is a heads up.

March 19, is Monday. If you have a Forerunner 645(M) you should connect it to Garmin Express sometime Monday evening and see if you can get the new Firmware downloaded.


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