Garmin Edge 500 – update 3.0 – be wary

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  • Premier Icon darrell
    Subscriber

    After updating to the new spangly software my edge is totally frakked.

    I see on t’web there are many complaints about this update, especially if you are using a Mac.

    I will have to send the bl##dy thing back to Garmin to be reset.

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
    Subscriber

    mine has gone a bit t1ts up as well.

    It works, but I can’t auto download, I can only manual download.

    I’m assuming thye will have a fix out soon.

    can you reset the firmware back to 2.8?

    Kitz_Chris
    Member

    Yes, just updated mine and also playing up.

    On Wednesday it didn’t find any satellites for my entire ride. Thursday I left it turned on outside my house for 45 minutes before it managed to lock itself into position. Today it took about 15 minutes; still unacceptable!

    Not good – also looking for a way to revert to v2.8

    uponthedowns
    Member

    Just to add a bit of balance I’ve had 3.0 on mine for ages and its been fine.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
    Subscriber

    Found this:
    “BUT BEFORE YOU INSTALL THIS UPGRADE, remove all the *.fit files from your Edge (you can store them on the computer) including the activities folder AND the courses folder (which I forgot about).

    Some people upgrading with *.fit files left in the memory are experiencing issues ranging from inability to upload, to completely bricking the unit. “

    jota180
    Member

    I put mine on 3.0 back in June and it’s been faultless
    It was a brand new unit though so maybe try Kryton’s method if you’re having issues

    pete68
    Member

    As someone who hasn’t done any updates on theirs,and being a numpty on this sort of thing, how do you move files to the pc first? Thanks.

    jota180
    Member

    Just plug it into your PC and you’ll see it as a drive

    In the root there’s a folder called Garmin, under this you have Activities and Courses

    the .fit files are in those folders, copy and paste them to a backup folder somewhere on your PC

    Leigh
    Member

    i have the same problem.
    updates to 3.0 and now i cant measure distance and it wont record any data…
    spoke to garmin and they told me all they could do was send it back and they could sell me a new replacement unit at a discounted rate.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
    Subscriber

    I checked my Garmin and I’d already upgraded to 3.00. However, I did a while ago have an issue, and the advice from Garmin was to remove all the fit files, perform a hard reset, replace the .fit files and all will be OK.

    And it is, I just can’t remember if that was before or after the upgrade.

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
    Subscriber

    how do you do a hard reset?

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