after giving my SR# they had me connect the device (interesting in itself since they don't supply a usb cable, but I had one) and then informed me that to register the device I had to accept a firmware update. I went to the Garmin site, created an account, and clicked on the option to register it.The question is, do I want to accept the firmware update? I would like any information that I can get about the newer firmware before I accept it. I've seen some discussions about a hack for the 200 (not 250) that is use to record a tracklog.
If your current nuvi is operating fine, I would wait at least a month or so just to see if any issues come out of the closet.
Keep an eye on this site for updates on the firmware.
If all is well you will not hear a peep from the users.
Also try to find out what the firmware update will do for your nuvi.
I certainly don't want to update my nuvi 250 if it will cost me any tracklog functionality.
Beyond the tracklog feature, I'm interested in finding any other information about the firmware change.Any features that I gain or give up, any bug fixes, anything else.Garmin doesn't seem to provide much information, or at least I have not found it.If it is mostly to correct something you don't use or need, you can skip it. Is there some other way that you can suggest doing this than asking here?I've already tried to find info about it on the Garmin site but come up dry. Is there some other way that you can suggest doing this than asking here? There are a lot of good-looking upgrades between your 3.1 and 5.0! p=7444160 If there were issues with v5.0, we'd know about it by now for sure. Be sure to let it finish--don't disconnect ther nuvi while files are still being transferred.I've already tried to find info about it on the Garmin site but come up dry. Sadly, the site doesn't mention dates for the firmware. Aha, this link shows that the current version's been around since at least Sept. --Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes. So much good information here, I may not get any sleep for a week. I'm wondering if I do this can I still update the map files.