Software Updates for BMW Zumo

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by TomN, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. TomN

    TomN Long timer

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    Does anyone know how to update the BMW Zumo? The latest software version for the 550 is 3.30, my BMW Zumo is version 2.10 and the auto updater says there are no new versions to download. I want all the cool stuff the new version offers, like the ability to turn off auto recalculate when off route. Anyone have any ideas?
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  2. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Go to this link and download the WebUpdater software. Install it on your PC. Then attach your zumo to the PC via USB and run WebUpdater.
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  3. TomN

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    I did that, it says no updates avaliable.
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  4. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    CAVEAT: Because you have a "special" BMW ZUMO, you may not be able to use the v3.30.:dunno

    I would suggest calling Garmin Tech and asking before manually installing v3.30. Otherwise, go to this page and download the v3.30 update and install manually.
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  5. TomN

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    Bah, for some dumb reason they did not make any updates for the BMW Zumo yet so you cannot turn off auto-recalculate and all the other nice stuff the updates give you.

    Ah well it was free I guess I should be happy with what it has.
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  6. tiorio

    tiorio Battle Commuter

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    What I find REALLY annoying is the BMW marketed this thing as a 550...but the more I research the more I find it's missing some significant 550 features. That's not really a 550 then is it? It's more like false advertising.

    Hey! We'll give you a free 550...except it's not a 550 we're just SAYING it's a 550...
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  7. robp77

    robp77 Dirt Rider

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    Tom,
    Have not had a lot of time to "play" with mine yet but try either navigate "off road" or "Detour" I think when you select "Detour" it will turn off the recalculation. In other words you are telling the GPS "I know I am off course" Does this thing lay down tracks?? I don't see that anywhere on the menu's or manual.


    The other winner
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  8. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Good question - Go to Wrench -> User Data -> Manage Trip Log. If "Manage Trip Log" is not there then they have turned off tracks. I can't imagine that they would do that. :huh
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  9. Enzo the Snit

    Enzo the Snit Knows hawk from handsaw..

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    Any word on when us mac users will be able to make use of this gps? I can't find an update I can use, the map software is incompatible too...
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  10. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    Did the update.

    Got a new screen with a 360 compass, elevation, speed etc.

    It's good.
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  11. TomN

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    I have a BMW Zumo, the updates do not work for them and they have no ETA when they will update it.
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  12. tiorio

    tiorio Battle Commuter

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    On your BMW branded Zumo or a Garmin one?
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  13. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Thought that might be the case. Bummer. Not vary useful for most motorcycling activities at the level it is now. I think your best option is to write a letter to BMW Motorrad and ask them to have Garmin update the BMW Zumo code base to the Garmin Zumo 550 level.
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    Interesting BMW would choose to castrate their flavor of the Zumo. I was planning to buy a F800ST in December or January but the dealers have been trying to entice me with the free Zumo deal that's going until next week. No sense in buying early - I'll wait until winter and see if they bring on dollar incentives and low financing.
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  15. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    Garmin.
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  16. TomN

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    I asked them when they were going to update the BMW Zumo and this is what they said:

    "Thank you for contacting Garmin International. I will be happy to help
    you with this. Unfortunately I don't have a definate date for this
    update. You may want to keep an eye on garmin.com for this.

    Should you have further questions please contact Garmin Product Support
    by replying to this email or contact our Consumer Support Line at
    800-800-1020 Monday-Friday 8am-5pm CST."
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  17. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    That's a bitch man.
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  18. TomN

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    I can't really complain since I don't own a BMW and I won the BMW Zumo in a raffle :rofl
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    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    No .................
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  20. FlagRS

    FlagRS Gone to the Dogs

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    I have been talking with Garmin Auto Tech support regarding some route transfer problems I am having with my BMW Zumo and during our conversation I asked for clarification on the difference between the BMW Zumo and the Zumo 550 firmware. And I asked them why the BMW version has not received any updates.

    His response was that (to his knowledge) because the BMW Zumo came out later that the Zumo 550 it's initial firmware version has the same updated firmware as the Zumo 550 with current updates even though the version numbers are different. The version numbers are different because they are actually two different Zumo models.

    Unfortunately I am still working with them regarding my problems. But I am very pleased with the tech support from Garmin so far.
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