Garmin WebUpdater

Application Details:

Version: 2.4.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4.1

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Test Results

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What works

My first run of Webupdater for many months here but the downloaded update crashed giving "file not found" error. A previously downloaded copy of WebUpdater v2.5.6 was run successfully with Wine Program Loader. The program then reported that there were no updates.

Considering the main issue for most is getting a connected Garmin to be recognised, here again is how I got my Garmin Edge 705 recognised.

I connected my Garmin 705 with USB lead and checked that it was showing up on my desktop. In my case as two files Garmin and New Volume, the latter is the memory card. (Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-session-fallback)

Open Wine config and leave it open. Under the Drives tab hopefully there will be showing /media/Garmin, highlight this and select Show Advanced. Change Type from Autodetect... to Floppy Drive and then Apply. Do not close Wine config, if you do it will probably revert to Autodetect and your USB connected Garmin 705 will not be recognised

Run WebUpdater under Wine and you should now be able to check for firmware updates for an Edge 705. In my case it reported there there no updates. It did download a language update many months ago.

What does not

Nothing I found in my case because I was using it to check if my firmware was up to date. I am not sure if others might hope to use this program to update their Garmin map.


What was not tested

As my Garmin 705 is by now an older satnav there are unlikely to firmware updates to download. View of the Garmin website confirms I already have the latest firmware.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

A higher rating would be earned if others report success updating a more modern Garmin than my Edge 705.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 14 20141.4.1Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 05 20111.2.2Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 04 20111.2.2Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 01 20101.2Yes Yes NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowArch LinuxJun 15 20101.1.44Yes Yes NoGarbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
37058 Webbrowser demo needs OleInPlaceActiveObject TranslateAccelerator STAGED View
37166 Multiple apps fail to detect removable (USB) disk devices (PNP device manager '{53F56307-B6BF-11D0-94F2-00A0C91EFB8B}' device class GUID registry data missing)(TomTom, iTunes, Rufus) NEW View

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