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  • Garmin Alpha 200i Software Update v4.30

    September 21, 2021 1 min read

    Garmin Alpha 200i Software Update


    Garmin release a new software update today (September 21, 2021) for the Garmin Alpha 200i handhelds. This software update (v4.30) made some improvements to inReach, added additional VHF Chipset support, and made some fixes.


    The lists of changes are included below:

    Multiple VHF Chipset support

    ANT Device ID shown on Broadcast Dog device

    Fix apostrophe on keyboard

    inReach improvements


    How to Update Your Garmin Alpha 200i Handheld

    There are two ways to update your Garmin Alpha 200i handhelds.

    1. Connect your Alpha 200i handheld to a computer using the micro-USB to USB connection. Then use Garmin Express to install updates.
    2. You can receive updates over the air when connected to a Wi-Fi network. Once added to a Wi-Fi network, that information saves & your handheld will automatically connect when you return to that location.

    Note: Garmin suggests that before updating an Alpha 200i handheld, allow the handheld to acquire a satellite GPS fix first. This is especially important for brand new right out of the box handhelds!


    For details on past updates see:

    Garmin Alpha 200i Software Update 4.00

    Garmin Alpha 200i Software Update 3.30

    Garmin Alpha 200i Software Update 3.20

    Garmin Alpha 200i Software Update 3.10

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