Garmin has released Garmin Forerunner 235 Update for its tracker software that offers some improvements and upgrade for the current version. The update is reliable and has yet been released for production so you can be peace of mind when installing it.
Garmin Forerunner 235 Update Change History
The latest version is the 5.07 update that improve some Connect IQ 1.3.0, add support during an activity to other devices for spreading optical heart rate over ANT, fix a text display issue on some Connect IQ watch faces, some upgrading to optical heart rate. It also adds stability improvements, a range of bug fixes and Connect IQ 1.3.0 SDK support. You can find a list of new features from the Connect IQ 1.3.0 SDK.
Garmin Forerunner 235 Update Installation Instructions
You install software update to your Forerunner 235 by following these steps. First, use the USB cable to connect your tracker to your computer. Download and extract the Forerunner235Beta.zip file. Copy the GUPDATE.GCD file into your device’s internal storage drive under the GARMIN folder. Disconnect your tracker device from the computer, confirm the update on the tracker, and the tracker will start performing installation update. It is possible for you to revert back to the last Garmin Forerunner 235 Update version.
Repeat the above instruction but copy the GUPDATE-470.GCD file into your tracker under the GARMIN folder. Before disconnecting your tracker, rename the file to GUPDATE.GCD. Keep in mind that the tracker will reset all of your settings to defaults if you relapse to a previous version of software.
Garmin Forerunner 235 Update Alternative
You can find different ways updating the device software update on your Garmin Forerunner 235. First, sync your tracker to your computer using the Garmin Express and USB cable. Garmin Express will tell you if it detects an available update. You can choose to apply the update by tapping it and it starts updating. The other update method can be performed when you sync using the mobile device. Use Garmin Connect mobile to sync and updates will be sent to your tracker. When you switch on your tracker, it will ask you to perform update.
You can find out if an update is available to be installed on your tracker by navigating to the Menu> Settings> System> Software Update. The update is available if you see Install Now and you may choose to confirm update by pressing the RUN key. Wait for the process to complete and the tracker will reboot. Wait for around 10 minutes for the installation of Garmin Forerunner 235 Update to complete.