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Garmin Edge 530/830/1030/1030+ 9.22 BETA Brings Back Di2 Battery Percent

I wasn’t a fan of the changes Garmin made to the battery display for Shimano Di2 in the 9.10 release, so I’m thrilled that among some other changes, they’ve brought back the percentage display. There are builds for all the latest gen EDGE devices, 530 is linked below. Changes made from version 9.20 to 9.22: Changed gear battery data field to display percentage remaining if available, which affects Shimano Di2 single-battery systems.…

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Garmin Releases 9.10 Firmware for Edge 520/530/820/830/1030/1030+

If you were lucky enough to grab the BETA binaries when they posted yesterday, you could be running 9.10 already. Otherwise, you’re stuck waiting for Garmin’s metered rollout of the 9.10 firmware update for the EDGE 530/830/1030/1030+*. I’ve been running the 9.00 BETA for as long as it’s been out, and 8.63 before that, both without issue. Actually better than “without issue” because the constant sensor drops I was seeing pre-8.63 haven’t…

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Garmin Edge530 8.63 Beta Adds “Green” Threat Tone

While I don’t always love what running BETA software on my Garmin devices does to me (clearly a self-inflicted wound; although they are generally very stable), I do love the way they structure the program. It’s open to anyone, no NDAs, and they are generally pretty good about documenting what’s in the release. In this release for the EDGE530, they’ve introduced the ability to sound an all-clear (“green threat level”) tone when…

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Garmin Drops A Firmware Update, And The Ball

If you have a modern Garmin Edge cycling computer you should see a firmware update available soon. As usual, rollout is measured, so you might be able to jump early with Garmin Express, or you might get stuck at the back of the line. The main problem is that they don’t seem to have paid any attention to the sensor dropout issues that have been plaguing many users (including myself) ever since…

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Garmin Releases 8.0 Firmware for Edge 520/530/820/830/1030/1030+

Unfortunately, there don’t appear to be binaries available this time around, so you’ll have to wait or try to force it with Garmin Express. Changes made from 7.10 to 8.00: Course Routing – Improved course routing speed. – Added automatic course route caching. Map – Improved map visibility and contrast with new map themes. – Added a popularity layer to highlight roads that Garmin users have ridden the most. – Added directional…

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Garmin Releases Wi-Fi Update for EDGE 530/830/1030 Plus

If you’re having trouble with your Garmin EDGE cycling computer connecting to Wi-Fi, it’s possible that the latest firmware update will resolve. As it’s the only change in the log for the update, should be safe to apply (or not if you’re not experiencing). Garmin has provided the update as a download, so anyone who wants it can go get it. EDGE 530/830/1030 Plus…

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Garmin Updates EDGE 530/830 to v7.0

The list of updates is massive, and it’s not just for the 530. If you have an 830/1030/1030 Plus they also are getting some love, but I don’t have those guys, so sorry, you’re on your own ;). Fantastically, it looks like you don’t even have to use Garmin Express to get it now, as each post (linked here) includes the download. Changes made from 6.20 to 7.00: CIQ: -Added CIQ 3.2…

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Garmin Edge 530/830/1030 Get Radar Enhancements

If you have a Garmin Edge 530/830/1030/1030 Plus, a Varia, and are comfortable running BETA firmware, Garmin just released a firmware update that, along with some other improvements, adds an “All Clear” tone for the radar. While that might not seem like a massive improvement, if it works that’s a fantastic enhancement to the experience (which is already pretty awesome). Changes made from version 6.20 to 6.22: CIQ 3.2: Added CIQ 3.2…

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Huh? I thought that feature was perfect already….

I’ve complained about Garmin’s FTP calculator before; both here, and on the Garmin forums. Of course, no one from Garmin had anything to say about it, but the community was pretty clearly in one of three camps: “[blindly] accept the [flawed] truth it gives you”, “if you don’t like it, turn it off”, “nothing’s wrong, move along”. Interestingly, it does appear that there was something to the complaint though, as is acknowledged…

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