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Old 08-22-2013, 07:12 PM   #9256
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Does the fast update make any real difference? I haven't felt the urge to try it yet but I just might now, to see if it is broken or not.
What is the difference between fast update and normal?
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:40 PM   #9257
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What is the difference between fast update and normal?
I think it is how rapidly the screen is refreshed.

On a side note, I took a short 5-6 mile ride and it did not lose reception. But this is hardly a test. Last time I was about 30 miles out when it got lost in the FAST mode, changed to NORMAL then and it was OK. Going to take
a longer ride soon. Sure hope it is fixed.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:17 PM   #9258
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I think it is how rapidly the screen is refreshed.

On a side note, I took a short 5-6 mile ride and it did not lose reception. But this is hardly a test. Last time I was about 30 miles out when it got lost in the FAST mode, changed to NORMAL then and it was OK. Going to take
a longer ride soon. Sure hope it is fixed.

Please keep us in the loop. If it is fixed, I can mark it off on the wiki... another undocumented fix.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:48 AM   #9259
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I think it is how rapidly the screen is refreshed.

On a side note, I took a short 5-6 mile ride and it did not lose reception. But this is hardly a test. Last time I was about 30 miles out when it got lost in the FAST mode, changed to NORMAL then and it was OK. Going to take
a longer ride soon. Sure hope it is fixed.
It's really intermittent. I went something like 150 miles one day before I saw it happen, and it only did it once. Another day I saw it happen like 6 or 7 times in just 50 miles.
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:33 AM   #9260
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Guess we'll just have to wait to see if anyone running 5.30 gets the "acquiring satellites" message.

Until then, we can only guess that it's fixed; we can't prove it.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:24 AM   #9261
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Went out and did 125 miles city streets and interstate.
Montana 5.30 CNNA 2014.20. in fast mode.

So far no problems at all.
Did some routing on the fly everything worked great.

As others reported when I did the up to 5.30 on the Montana it changed my shortcut icons.
Easy to fix but still...it changed them to hearts...I guess Garmin loves me.
I guess only time will tell if all is well with 5.30

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Old 08-23-2013, 10:44 AM   #9262
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Went out and did 125 miles city streets and interstate.
Montana 5.30 CNNA 2014.20. in fast mode.

So far no problems at all.
Did some routing on the fly everything worked great.

As others reported when I did the up to 5.30 on the Montana it changed my shortcut icons.
Easy to fix but still...it changed them to hearts...I guess Garmin loves me.
I guess only time will tell if all is well with 5.30

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Yeah, I had to change ALL of my Shortcuts because they switched Icon's on me. The only reason I could come up with for changing the Icon codes is that they are trying to find consistency between models. Of course that would imply that they intend to "share" shortcuts between models(?).

Or, someone just screwed up and used a different Icon code file...
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:51 AM   #9263
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Yeah, I had to change ALL of my Shortcuts because they switched Icon's on me. The only reason I could come up with for changing the Icon codes is that they are trying to find consistency between models. Of course that would imply that they intend to "share" shortcuts between models(?).

Or, someone just screwed up and used a different Icon code file...
Oregon 6xx Bug# 46 explains the reason for the icon shift with illustration :)

The reason for icon shift is the same for ALL Garmin GPSr that received firmware updates on 20AUG2013.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:56 AM   #9264
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Yeah, I had to change ALL of my Shortcuts because they switched Icon's on me...
The last two upgrades have also changed the content of my shortcuts. I have shortcuts that change out which map I am looking at: TOPO, Fishing Hot Spots, and a highly detailed Colorado Topo. I have had to go back in and fix which were enabled/disabled for both of the last two upgrades.

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Old 08-23-2013, 10:59 AM   #9265
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Oregon 6xx Bug# 46 explains the reason for the icon shift with illustration :)

The reason for icon shift is the same for ALL Garmin GPSr that received firmware updates on 20AUG2013.
Ahhhh yesssss. I almost forgot about the VIRB Icon....good one.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:54 PM   #9266
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Guess we'll just have to wait to see if anyone running 5.30 gets the "acquiring satellites" message.

Until then, we can only guess that it's fixed; we can't prove it.
I have not seen the 'Searching for Satellites' message once in 300 miles of Fast Map Updates.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:17 PM   #9267
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I took my new (to me) 650t out of the box and turned it on, oooooh. It found where I was hahahaha. At least the guy didn't send me a box of rocks.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:58 PM   #9268
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I have not seen the 'Searching for Satellites' message once in 300 miles of Fast Map Updates.
Looks promising, but I shall wait a bit longer before declaring this issue resolved :)
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:17 PM   #9269
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Looks promising, but I shall wait a bit longer before declaring this issue resolved :)
800 kms/about 500 miles and not one hiccup.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:34 AM   #9270
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Since the change to 5.30 switched my shortcuts I need some help. My shortcut for finding places to eat has been changed to intersections and I can't remember how I made those the last time!

Anybody want to re-explain the process?
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