Major Garmin software update for 5×7/7×1/800/1000 and 8000 series

Garmin has sent out a major software update on June 30th 2014. The software update has

Garmin GPSMAP 741xs on boat
Garmin GPSMAP 741xs and other new GPSMAP devicesĀ gets a big software update

a lot of new features I for one have cried out for. Kudos to Garmin for listening! GarminĀ seem like they are really upping their game and catching up with Navico/Simrad/Lowrance and Raymarine.

So if you have one of the latest generation Garmin GPSMAP devices the software update in general covers:

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Garmin Helm now support GPSMAP 500/700/800 & 1000 series

Garmin has released the Garmin Helm 1.1 for IOS (Apple Devices) today – with support for more devices than the previous 1.0 release that only supported the GPSMAP 8000 series.

Garmin Helm allows you to Remote Control your GPSMAP Chartplotter from your iPhone or iPad.

The Garmin Helm 1.1 now also supports both landscape and portrait mode – plus you can record the “session” as a video from your iPad or iPhone.

The new version supports:

Garmin GPSMAP 8000 Series (as before)
Garmin GPSMAP 500 Series (527, 527xs, 547, 547xs)
Garmin GPSMAP 700 Series (721, 721xs, 741, 741xs, 751, 751xs)
Garmin GPSMAP 800 Series (820, 820xs, 840xs)
Garmin GPSMAP 1000 Series (1020, 1020xs, 1040xs)

To install – click here: iTunes Garmin Helm App
To update – check for Apps updates in iTunes.

To use the new Garmin Helm with the new devices – they need to be upgraded as well. To download firmware for the above mentioned devices – click here Garmin GPSMAP Firmware