Garmin updated mobile app Garmin Connect Mobile to version 3.3.1.
File size: 74.7 MB.
What’s new: performance improvements and bug fixes. No new features added.
To update the app on your iPhone: App Store > Updates
To Download Garmin Connect:
To update the
Probably the easiest way to update the software on your vivoactive, would be with the Garmin Express.
Review on Garmin Vivoactive here.
NOSTRA is free. To download from iTunes click here (redirect to iTunes).
There are at least 4 options worth mentioning:
PAPAGO I M8 Thailand (USD 24.99)
The order listed above, has nothing to do with my preferences 😉
Changes made from the previous version:
Taken from Garmin International Support
BaseCamp is a free mapping software from Garmin. It replaces MapSource software and is provided to help us in managing the data sotred on our devices.
During the years Garmin and its services are changing and improving, often without us noticing. Every time when I get to browse through the content of the http://www.garmin.com I’m discovering new content, very often of a big value for GPS users both: beginners and pro.
Today: Third-Party Maps
I find Garmin as the most complex GPS technology provider in hardware as well as in software. Garmin maps cover most of the countries around the world and there is no other company doing that much for the GPS communities as Garmin. If you already purchased the cheapest possible GPS, you know what I’m talking about. Very often these kind of units don’t even have a map for the country you bought it, not mention any maps for other countries. Then, support or any info available on the internet is practically nonexistent.
Try to compare to Garmin’s support and info in thousands of forums and communities accessible online. Also maps: if you can’t find a map offered by Garmin, most probably you will be able to find other GPS entusiasts who are willing to share their maps, tracks or POIs usually for free.
On Garmin’s website you will find a list of maps offered by developers from around the world. This includes:
Argentina, Australia, Brazil,Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Hungary, India, Jamaica, Latvia, Lithuania, Peru, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Turkey, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA.
If you are a world traveler and use a GPS:
Free Thailand Map for iPad and iPhone
NOSTRA (the same map provider as for our Garmin devices), introduced FREE map for Thailand compatible with iPhone (optimized for iPhone 5), iPad and iPod Touch.
There have been some complaints, but…it’s a very detailed map for Thailand and it’s completely free. Provides routing and over 830,000 points of interest (hotels, bars, restaurants, gas stations, etc.)
Available in two languages: Thai and English.
You can install it directly from your device by clicking “App Store” icon. Then search for NOSTRA.
Related Links: NOSTRA Map for Thailand
Map included in this app, covers China, Hong Kong and Macau and supports PhotoReal Junction View and 3D buildings, lane assist, location sharing to SMS, traffic conditions, turn-by-turn directions and more.
Language – Chinese, but also includes: English, Indonesian, Malay, and Thai. Size: 521 MB. I thought that just the map for China will be over 1 GB.
Compatible devices: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (4th and 5th), iPad (iOS 4.0 or later).
To purchase the app, go to iTunes in your browser: http://itunes.apple.com/ph/app/garmin-china/id552285382?mt=8 or start iTunes on your computer and search for “Garmin China”.
The GPS Garmin map for Thailand has been updated to version 2012.30. Formal name: Thailand Street Map version 2012.30 (TSM v.2012.30).
Yes, now this app (BaseCamp) is also available for iPhone. But…compatible with iPhone 4S and the latest iPhone 5 only. I’m the owner of 3GS and unfortunately this app does not wrok on m y mobile. I guess that’s a good excuse to upgrade for the iPhone 5.
The purpose of this app is to go together with the latest wrist-worn GPS from Garmin – FENIX (available on Garmin website for USD 399.99; at the time of writing this post, Garmin proceses the orders for Fenix during 3-5 weeks; would that mean lack of stock because of its popularity?). I wonder you had the chance to play already with this model. I’m expecting a sample during the next few days. Here are some first few words about fenix release on our blog
Here is some description of the BaseCampe taken from Garmin International Blog : “BaseCamp Mobile utilizes Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) for optimal battery performance on both the iPhone and fēnix. The app will display waypoints, tracks or routes and you can easily switch between regular map, satellite or hybrid view and pan and zoom in each of these. When selecting routes or tracks, you’ll also be able to view elevation, temperature and speed graphs. fēnix is equipped with ABC sensors (altimeter, barometer and compass) to provide you the real-time information you need while on the trail. For advanced and extremely accurate temperature reading, fēnix can be also be paired with tempeTM, Garmin’s new external temperature sensor. ”
I still don’t have a chance to play with the app and fenix yet, but if you have any first thoughts, please kindly share them.