Software update 4.40 for Garmin Zumo 595
Garmin recently released software update version 4.40 for their Zumo 595 motorcycle GPS unit. I’ve had problems in the past getting the Zumo 595 to talk to my Mac, so I was eager to install the update in the hopes that it would solve the problem.
Unfortunately, as seems to happen too often with Garmin gear, it wasn’t as smooth a process as it should have been. So, to save you the pain that I went through, here’s how you do it:
First of all, you may need to update your version of Garmin Express. This isn’t all that tricky, and the software itself will tell you if it is necessary.
Once that’s done and your Zumo 595 is connected again, click on the ‘Install’ button in Garmin Express to install the Zumo software update. After the files have been copied to your device, the instructions on-screen will tell you to ‘eject’ your device, disconnect it and wait 5 seconds. So far so good.
But here’s where their instructions start to lead you astray.
Don’t reconnect the device to your computer after 5 seconds as instructed by Garmin Express.
What you actually need to do is power the GPS on without connecting it to your computer. The update will be processed in the GPS, and when done, you can reconnect to your computer. Once reconnected, Garmin Express will eventually indicate that the update was successful.