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Like many of you I purchased and installed the Garmin Navi update on CF card a while back. As you know Garmin later sent out letters advising of an "issue" with the update. Although I never got the letter I did receive a phone call a few weeks ago advising of the same thing.

Yesterday I took my first out of state trip using the Navi since installing the update (rode over to Sierra Electronics in Ohio) and it seemed to work perfectly. I noticed no issues what so ever.

Has anyone else with this update noticed any issues with it? Just wondering what the hiccup is.

Thanks, Dan
 

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They are treating us like we're a bunch of mushrooms. Not a blessed word out of them. But, then, what's to expect from a big corp. Their own people don't seem to know what's really going on. Many varied stories !! They're like a bunch of mushrooms, also. :banghead: :banghead:
 

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They are treating us like we're a bunch of mushrooms. Not a blessed word out of them. But, then, what's to expect from a big corp. Their own people don't seem to know what's really going on. Many varied stories !! They're like a bunch of mushrooms, also. :banghead: :banghead:
Does the update figure which route to take better then the '06 or is the route calculator in the firmware? At times the route it picks is just awfull and my wife digs out the maps. I try different options but have the same bad results for routing. I think the '06 came with '04 software.
 

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CF update

I emailed them a few day ago and I received a response yesterday that they will have the updated CF cards by the end of the month. They only said there was a software glitch.

The response:

Thank you for contacting Garmin International.

The 2008 card should be released by the end of the month. There was a software glitch that is being resolved.

With Best Regards,
James G
Product Support Specialist
Dealer Technical Support Team
Garmin International
913-397-8200
800-800-1020
913-440-8280 (fax) Att: James G, Associate #5692
www.garmin.com
 

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So I am assuming the "revised" ship date of Aug 8 is now "the end of the month?" That leaves them an out because they didn't specify what month.
 

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Shipped date

My email to them indicated that I wanted to buy right away. I could be wrong, but I assumed would be the end of August.
 

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update

The update was from this guy:

With Best Regards,
James G
Product Support Specialist
Dealer Technical Support Team
Garmin International
913-397-8200
800-800-1020
913-440-8280 (fax) Att: James G, Associate #5692


And the email did not indicate the cost. I assume it will be ~ 95 as is the SD cards for the 2009 -10.
 

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They use to sell for $149 a while back. Garmin might have dropped the price but I have not heard about it.
 

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Called on 8/8 to confirm it was being shipped as planned and was told the update had been rescheduled to 8/16. At least they haven't charged my card for it yet.
 

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For crissakes, Garmin! From the looks of this one would think they had never been in the GPS business before now. Amazing. Seriously, folks, how tough can it be for a DIGITAL INFORMATION company to deliver DIGITAL INFORMATION without so many glitches? I wonder what exactly is the reason?
 

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Maybe waiting on the already programmed cards? Probably coming from China, on cheap cards. And, apparently we won't be able to do a back-up to a quality card, like Sandisk. Whoops, I'm afraid those come from China, too. What's one to do?
I need to train myself to just forget about this scenario. I just hate being led around like this when I "want" something. The boy in me, I guess. :joke:

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I called a few days ago and was told my order wouldn't ship out until mid to late August. :shrug:
 

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I've been wondering if the SD card version would work with a CF to SD adapter. Anybody know? Obviously, we would at least have the 4.40 firmware on that set-up, I would think.
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Yea, there are new maps but try getting one. I've been waiting since June. Imagine how ignorant I was to think the update would be delivered before our 16 state ride in July.

I'm still waiting, Garmin.
 

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