Updating garmin nuvi 350 maps
– New Garmin Connect Mobile Course Creator: You’ll see improvements here in conjunction with the new Garmin Connect Mobile (GCM) that allows route creation more easily from the phone.
– New Garmin Connect Mobile Workout Creator: As part of the new GCM release, you can now create structured workouts on the phone (finally! – Rider to Rider Messaging: You can send/receive canned messages to other Edge 1030 users in your friends list.
And more importantly, how well are all these new features implemented? As always, once I’m done with this media loaner unit I’ll send it back to the Garmin folks in Olathe, Kansas.
After which I’ll head out and get my own unit via normal retail channels.
– Training Peaks & Best Bike Split Connect IQ apps pre-loaded: These will automatically be on your unit to begin with. – Updated Workout Functionality: Software now lets you restart a structured workout step, such as if outside and stuck at a red light.
– Display handles rain a lot better: The display is far better than before in wet conditions. – New protected micro SD card slot: While it comes pre-loaded with maps, you can add more maps on micro SD card and this new slot design is much more waterproof/weatherproof – Incident Detection: This was introduced on the Edge 1000 Explore (but not regular Edge 1000, and then the Edge 820 – but it’s here now on the Edge 1030. – New out-front mount: Places unit level with handlebars, instead of above it. Nobody used it, and it Garmin cut it to focus on other product areas. And the kicker is I’m sure I’m still missing some minor nuance items.
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Or the new controls menu that consolidates mid-ride actions like calibration, live track, and so on.And what you’ll see is that in many cases it’s more of an evolutionary upgrade than it is a revolutionary one.Which isn’t to say that’s bad – in fact, in many ways that’s good, as it minimizes the amount of issues you see at the outset.– Real-time Strava Segment listings: The unit will now use your phone to show you actual Strava segments nearby as you ride along (not just pre-loaded ones), along with real-time data on those segments.– New Strava Routes Connect IQ App (pre-loaded): This app allows you to pull your saved Strava Routes directly to your Edge 1030 (this will be released for all Edge Connect IQ compatible units).