Garmin Forerunner 610 – How to Update Firmware

This video tutorial quickly shows you how to update the firmware of your garmin forerunner 610. This process is actually the same for all of Garmin’s wireless devices such as the 405, 410 & 310.

This video shows the upgrade from firmware 2.20 to 2.30

First we go to garmin connect, sometimes, we see an alert that we have a new firmware available. Other times, we can check on my.garmin.com on our dashboard.

We assume that you registered your garmin device.

From there, you need to install the garmin communicator plugin for your browser and you can start your download.

The first part to download from garmin’s servers is easy & quick. The next step, transferring to your device may take up to 15 minutes. It’s important to not touch anything while this happens.

once the firmware has been transferred via the ANT agent, it will load & install the software. This might take 2-3 minutes.

Once complete, the device should reboot and you are ready to use your forerunner

Changes made from version 2.20 to 2.30: Fixed an issue with GPS accuracy decreasing for a short period of time when the timer was started or lapped.

Improved transfers to Garmin ANT Agent.

Added a progress bar for files currently being transferred to Garmin ANT Agent.

Fixed screen pixilation issue seen on some devices while in power save mode.

Fixed an issue with the average lap timer data field not populating correctly.

Fixed an issue with the workout banner not always appearing on the screen to display the next step.

Fixed an issue with activities created while using a custom workout with a high alert not uploading to Garmin Connect.

Fixed an issue with Virtual Races created from indoor activities.

Fixed an issue where the foot pod would not provide distance correctly if the GPS signal dropped out.

Improved elevation smoothing algorithm.

Improved auto pause filtering.

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Exploring Nova Scotia with a constellation of satellites to guide me along the way. Producing hiking, outdoors, local drink & food videos, you can find Jim's contributions on novascotiablogs.com and a few other places. Jim carries a ZOLEO Satellite Communicator for all of his outdoor adventures.

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