New Garmin Beta Firmware – Oregon, GPSMAP 62/78, Dakota

Garmin has posted a batch of beta firmware downloads for their current outdoor product line. This affects the GPSMAP 62, GPSMAP 78, Oregon and Dakota lines. The updates are pretty much identical across the board, fixing GPS performance, JNX (Bird’s Eye) handling and a few crash bugs.

Please remember these are beta releases so while you are getting new features and fixes, there is nothing to say your GPS won’t do weird things after loading this software.

GPSMAP 62/78 2.93 Beta:

Changes made from version 2.92 to 2.93:

  • Improved GPS performance
  • Improved JNX file handling
  • Increased maximum number of supported JNX files to 250 from 200
  • Fixed shutdown when unit had more than the maximum number of JNX files on it
  • Fixed shutdown related to topographical maps and land cover text size
  • Fixed Glide Ratio to Destination field
  • Fixed problem with profiles and the fields on the map page
  • Problems with the software may be reported to 62-78Beta@garmin.com

Oregon 200/300/400 4.16 Beta:

Changes made from version 4.12 to 4.16:

  • Improved GPS performance
  • Improved JNX file handling
  • Improved the usability of the main menu setup page
  • Increased maximum number of supported JNX files to 250 from 200
  • Fixed shutdown when unit had more than the maximum number of JNX files on it
  • Fixed shutdown related to topographical maps and land cover text size
  • Fixed shutdown associated with certain custom POI files
  • Fixed Glide Ratio to Destination field
  • Fixed an issue related to adding a geocache as a point in a route
  • Problems with the software may be reported to OregonBeta@garmin.com

Oregon x50 v4.45 Beta:

Changes made from version 4.32 to 4.45:

* Improved GPS performance
* Improved JNX file handling
* Improved the usability of the main menu setup page
* Increased maximum number of supported JNX files to 250 from 200
* Fixed shutdown when more than the maximum number of JNX files were present
* Fixed ‘Search Near’ functionality on Hunt & Fish and Sun & Moon pages
* Fixed shutdown related to topographical maps and land cover text size
* Fixed shutdown associated with certain custom POI files
* Fixed Glide Ratio to Destination field
* Fixed problem with profiles and the fields on the map page

Dakota 4.01 Beta:

Changes made from version 3.82 to 4.01:

  • Improved GPS performance
  • Improved JNX file handling
  • Improved the usability of the main menu setup page
  • Increased maximum number of supported JNX files to 250 from 200
  • Fixed shutdown when unit had more than the maximum number of JNX files on it
  • Fixed shutdown related to topographical maps and land cover text size
  • Fixed shutdown associated with certain custom POI files
  • Fixed Glide Ratio to Destination field
  • Fixed issue with profiles and the fields on the map page
  • Problems with the software may be reported to OregonBeta@garmin.com

Update: Added Oregon x50 series Beta

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