Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Forerunner 305 Firmware 2.5!!!

Yesterday, Garmin finally released a new firmware update for the Forerunner 305 (and 205). Lots of good fixes in this batch. Some of the most notable:

# Improved instantaneous pace reading to be smoother and more accurate.
# Improved high pace, low pace, workout step complete, time alert, and distance alert beeps.
# Added feature to preview course map and course profile on the unit.
# Improved Auto Scroll to allow fast, medium, and slow speed scrolling.
# Added support for foot pod accessory (not yet available).
# Added quick selection of indoor mode (GPS off) by pressing and holding the mode button.
# Fixed problem with repeatedly reporting On Course and Off Course on some Course tracks.
# Fixed problem where track log would not display in history if the timer was started without a GPS fix.
# Fixed problem where today's scheduled workouts would not display if the local date was different than the UTC date.

I loaded this onto my unit for my ride this afternoon. So I guess I was testing two things: the Epics and the new firmware! I did an Advanced Workout using the new auto scroll feature that I really missed from my Forerunner 301. Everything worked great!

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