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DON'T buy new S3, major software problems,
This review is from: Garmin Approach S3 GPS Golf Watch (Black) (Electronics)
Just got my new Garmin S3, but there is a major problem with this latest version of the Approach. The website is not user friendly and it took forever to get it registered. And then when I went to the "dashboard" to make sure I had latest maps and software for the device, I got a warning. The warning in red says, "Mandatory Software Update: We have discovered a software issue that may cause your device to repeatedly attempt to update GPS firmware and either shutdown or no longer acquire GPS satellite signals."
To get the update I clicked on "Update Now" and that takes you to a page that does NOT exist. Of course trying to call Garmin about this is impossible. I did send an email but was warned it may take several days for a response.
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Initial post: Jun 13, 2012 9:04:31 PM PDT
Tommy T says:
Thats not good!
Posted on Jun 14, 2012 2:12:00 AM PDT
Steve Branch says:
plug-in your USB interface and go to Garmin and download the software update.
Only took about 5 min. no problem.
Posted on Jun 14, 2012 1:30:35 PM PDT
P. TAN says:
I don't think it is just the S3. I had same problems updating my G5. After several re-tries it finally worked. I then bought the G6 just weeks ago that seems to work.
Posted on Aug 24, 2012 10:23:07 AM PDT
J. Merrill says:
garmin customer service is immediate and you talk to english speaking rep's that will take care of your problem or find the answer and get back to you...... i think this gentlemen's comments are completely unfounded.
Posted on Nov 18, 2012 10:01:48 AM PST
Kathy J. Govier says:
I just got a garmin nuvi 3400 series GPS. I have charged it and when I turn it on all of the instructions are in another language. I can find nothing in the quick guide that tells me how to get it to english.
When I try to register it on my I-mac the download appears to happen but it keeps bringing me back to the screen telling me the I need to plug it in so it can be detected.
Now I read that the nuvi 30,40 and 50 series do not work on a mac?
Any help would be appreciated
In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2013 5:18:16 AM PDT
Val B says:
This comment is about the wrong product.
Posted on Dec 5, 2013 11:19:48 PM PST
Brian Morin says:
I was going to buy Thanks I will stay away.
Posted on Mar 22, 2015 9:09:57 PM PDT
Patricia A. Wilson says:
what to do when garmin adds total yardage together for every hole?
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