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Thanks, it came with 3.40 from factory
 

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Thanks - same here! At some stage the update corrupted my first Garmin - I lost the voice command and other functions. As I said elsewhere I’m on my second thanks to Halfords (excellent customer care).

It’s software is version 3.4 but the cyclops camera update is still showing as the Jul 2017 version.
I had a weird problem with voice update the other day. Every time I would plug the camera to the PC, Garmin Express would say that there is a voice update.
Update would complete without errors, but the next time it would offer the same update again. Upon closer inspection of the internal file system I discovered that instead of en_GB folder I had en_GB zero length size file. I recreated the folder from downloaded .zip file and the update finally completed. Now my voice version shows as 1.40.
 

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New firmware version 3.50 available:

Changes made from version 3.40 to 3.50:
- Added a display during device powerup that shows the number of Parking Mode videos saved.
- Added a notification reminder to indicate when the SD card should be formatted.
- Fixed an issue that prevented the last recorded video from loading when viewing it in the VIRB app gallery.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the device to crash when formatting an SD card.
- Fixed an issue that could cause an Incorrect SD Card notification to appear when a compatible SD card is installed.
- Improved quality of the speed camera detection and warning system.
- Improved software stability.
 

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This is what the new parking mode message looks like:
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Marginally useful, especially since you don't know how much time/space is left for general recording. They could have at least displayed something like "16 new, 120 total..." or "12GB (~1 hour) remaining for driving videos"
 

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A set area / size of memory for events would be preferred, that way you know you always have XX GB / so and so hours of driving files and XX GB/ hours of event files.
 

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Apparently, with 3.50 i have less unsolicited voice activated commands.
 

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I ordered the camera.
Meantime i'm googleing how to extract gpx file from each videoclip but no informations yet. Is it already separate from the video or embedded?
I installed the Virb Edit pc software and i didn't see any option (i tried with some samples downloaded from this thread). Are there other choices (Virb looks terrible at me)?..
Thanks.
 

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I ordered the camera.
Meantime i'm googleing how to extract gpx file from each videoclip but no informations yet. Is it already separate from the video or embedded?
I installed the Virb Edit pc software and i didn't see any option (i tried with some samples downloaded from this thread). Are there other choices (Virb looks terrible at me)?..
Thanks.
GPS info is embedded in the video file.
 

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I received the camera and i started my experiment to extract GPS points from video files. "Virb Edit" already uninstalled, the application can't do that operation (crazy, is Garmin made...).

Sw:
- Garmin Dash Cam Player (not officially compatible with Dash Cam 55 and the new 2017 models - another crazy thing by Garmin...) - used to generate GPX files
- Registrator Viewer 6.0.0.22 - everybody here know the potential of this application
link to sw download: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B...dqa2gzSXUxVkdEMHp6bF9oWDBkRjZaVnA4cU5iQTFXZmc

Open "Garmin Dash Cam Player" and check/select path for video files from which to extract GPS points.
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Close "Garmin Dash Cam Player".

Open the folder and copy the video files in it.
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Open again "Garmin Dash Cam Player". It will show video files on the left column. Select one by one and export GPX files.
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Definitively close "Garmin Dash Cam Player".

The GPX files are saved in same folder of video files.
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Open "Registrator Viewer" and add all the video files.
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It will make group of the trip with GPS data.
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I don't know why each video recorded by the Dash Cam 55 is only 1 minute long (in the Dash Cam 20 is about 4 minutes); if the trip will be hours, extraction of GPX will be exhausting. Camera is good stuff, but software support horrible. Thank you Garmin, for 199€ you could make a little effort...
 
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