Gps-speedsurfing

The info for this watch decsribes it as being able to upload to a mac, and needing a firmware update to be done before that can happen. Has anyone worked out the steps to update the firmware using a mac? I have the download file but cant work out how to use it to update the watch

thanks

Hi Derryn,

The software for upgrading the firmware is still available for Windows only at this moment, so you have to the upgrade with a Windows machine.

  1. You have to download USB Driver, Updater_Installer and the Firmware V1.0G1206A
  2. install it on a Windows machine (tested on Windows 10 )
  3. make sure the watch is running in COM mode.
  4. Connect GW-60 to the computer, after that the watch must be visible in the Update_Installer software
  5. Select the firmware file and proceed with the upgrade as described 

After you upgrade the GW-60, make sure you switch it to Mass-Storage-Class (MSC) mode via the GW60 settings menu. Use the Mass-Storage-Class (MSC) mode for access from non-windows devices (for example Mac OSX), change it to this mode in the settings-menu at the watch before connecting it by USB, after that the downloads of session-data can be done via the Mass-Storage-Class (MSC) mode. When attached the right way to the Mac you have one additional USB device visibile in Finder, on this device you will find the session data in a file with the extension .sbp . We have tested all of this and it's works perfect. (macOS Sierra Version 10.12.1) . We will make a short how-to video in the next days...  

Software can be found at: http://www.locosystech.com/product.php?zln=en&id=138#

GW-60 USB Driver
GW-60 Util_Installer
GW-60 Updater_Installer
GW-60 Firmware V1.0G1206A
GW-60 QuickStartGuide_en

great, thanks very much for this info! much appreciated

Derryn Arthur

It's our pleasure :) With both Mac and Windows users in our team we know the feeling :)

Hi, would it be possible to give some tips on how to download the usb driver onto windows? Ive got the utility and updater installed ok, but the pc is not recognising the device (using windows 10).

I downloaded the usb driver file, and then clicked on the setup x64 file under the downloads folder, it gave a message saying it was successfully installed but is not recognising the GW60 when I plug it in (the device is powering up ok though)

 

thanks a lot

Derryn

Hi Derryn,

Make sure the watch is set to COM mode when connecting to the Windows 10 machine , i'also did a reboot after installing the driver on Windows 10..... 

Hi GP35, yes in COM mode and rebooted

The watch is not showing in drivers at all, even though Im getting intstallation sucessful message 

:O

 

I mean not showing in devices

 

When set to COM mode i don't think i should appear as 'device'  in  your Windows enviroment, COM mode means it will act like an USB COM Device (like the old serial COM port for modems etc etc) , siwtch to COM mode and the watch must be visibile in the UPDATE_INSTALLER Software.... When switched back to MSC mode after the firmware upgrade the watch will show up as an external USB drive (both in Windows and MAC OSX enviroments). Good luck !

The watch isnt visable in the UPDATE INSTALLER software either, Im getting a 'Port open failed' error message.

Which makes me think the watch isnt being recognised by the PC at all for some reason, as I cant access it in Utility either.

Will keep trying and if I can solve it put an update up here. It may even be my PC (HP Spectre) as there is some dialog on on gps product forums with similar issues.

cheers

 

Hi Derryn,

As promised we just created a small 'How to upgrade firmware..."  .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1mzlo2HuHM

Short video with detailed instructions how to upgrade your GW-60 GPS with the latest firmware from Locosys. After upgrading it can be connected as external USB device on both Mac and Windows machines

Hi thanks so much for posting the video, that is really helpful. I have hit my watch set up now, my cable was faulty and replacement coming. Tried it with someone else's cable and all working well. Great product and support by Locosys and yourselves. 

Thanjs again for your help and making this video

cheers

derryn

Hi Derryn,

Great to hear that everything solved now, we think Locosys has made a really cool product, all based on the continous effort of the worldwide GPS Speedsurfing Community both GPS-Speedsurfing.com and GPS Teamchallenge. Really happy with the GW-60 , the quality and ease of use !

GP3S Crew

Just updated our product support pages for the GW-60, please check it out right here 

https://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/default.aspx?mnu=item&item=gw60

 

I have no @500 in the session results I have posted trough the site. Can you take a look at this? Tnx!

https://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/default.aspx?mnu=user&val=231719&uid=1606

Hi Patrick, can you forward your track to info@gps-speedsurfing.com ? Thnx !

Tnx for solving this!

Min speed was set at 15km instead of 0km

 

Hi,

does GW-60 store the sessions only in SBP format?
Meaning all sessions in 1 file?

Can't it save it also as SBN like GW-31? ( 1 file per session)

KR
Peter

Can anyone confirm if this is a full replacement for the GT-31? Does it do everything the 31 does, is it as accurate? Actually is it faster?

Looks like a much handier way to record speeds.

Cheers

John

@John,

Yes, this is the full replacement for the GT-31, please check out our GPS info pages here -> https://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/default.aspx?mnu=item&item=GPSInfo

 

@Peter,

In the current setup all session info is indeed stored in one file, we will discuss this with Locosys to enhance this if possible. 

would be great, many thanks
KR Peter

BETA Firmware

Locosys just released a BETA Firmware version including 5x10s AVG, @500, 100M, 250M and 500M ! We have tested this, if you want to try it , you can download it here ->  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7cHrot2FHFMbzVhNVZnU2pJUVk

 

 

Hi,
some question for Usage:

  1. In settings the item Logging: 1khz / 5khz / smart
    Which one would be the right?
  2. Logging starts after pressing "GPS" button.
    But did it end if i switch in Time Mode?
    Time Mode would be helpful for Races or one Hours.

thx
Werner

Hi Werner,

  1. All settings can be found here,  logging advised to set to 5Hz
  2. Yes, logging is switched of when in Time Mode, good suggestion to improve this for Race Clock feature, 

Hi, I'm sure, i havent asked if i found the settings somewhere on gp3s website. It would be helpfull to have a link from "here" ;-)

Hi Werner, here again the right link (it's also above) -> https://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/default.aspx?mnu=item&item=gw60

 

aaaahhhh thank you. I found the fotografs now :-O

Perfect :)

Also some "How to video's..." here -> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCITyvHLwXZAMjMGsrcJ33Xw

how we can see the Alpha 500 on the w60?
Can not see speedsurfing.com.
Which programa I can also see the tracks.

Hi Andre,

You have to install the latest BETA firmware , 

BETA Firmware

Locosys just released a BETA Firmware version including 5x10s AVG, @500, 100M, 250M and 500M ! We have tested this, if you want to try it , you can download it here ->  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7cHrot2FHFMbzVhNVZnU2pJUVk

For analyse you can you GPS Results or GPSAR Pro.

Hi GP3S Crew

1. I installled the new BETA firmware but no @500 on the display (it shows "0" and you can see the result only after downloading).

2. Not able to read the sbp file with GPSresults (I can to post it though and it apppears in the site). I can only read the NMEA file (but I can't post that one, of course). The sbp file shows the date of the session but there are too many trackpoints and hours of use in it.

Hi Minos,

Have you checked all settings are correct ? Also please mail your track to info@gps-speedsurfing.com, so we can take a look....

All settings here -> https://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/default.aspx?mnu=item&item=gw60

For GW-60 user under Mac,  Go to this website, they can map out the data in your watch.

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/

It is fun to see your route

René B

Hi,

 

Is it normal that during the charging of the battery, the display of GW-60 is lit all the time?

 

Is it possible to raise the alarm sound as it´s very weak even the batt is fully charged?

 

Why can´t I see top 10 speeds and top 10 AVG speeds anymore? Only what I can see is PVT and current speed. Before it showed top 10´s too.

 

Thanks and cheeers :-)

Hi,

 

Is it normal that during the charging of the battery, the display of GW-60 is lit all the time?

 

Is it possible to raise the alarm sound as it´s very weak even the batt is fully charged?

 

Why can´t I see top 10 speeds and top 10 AVG speeds anymore? Only what I can see is PVT and current speed. Before it showed top 10´s too.

 

Thanks and cheeers :-)

I have now had 3 sessions with the new GW-60. Its super comfortable, easy and much nicer to view speeds on the water. However I am struggling with a few things.

- Reset sessions. Yesterday I thought I had reset the device for a new session, but when I checked the data it still had everything from the previous session. Do you need to reset both the speed data AND the distance before each session?

- Double Session. I can not see any way to have 2 sessions in 1 day. For example maybe the morning is slalom on 7.8. Then afternoon is speed on 6.3. The old GT31 you simple turned it off and back on again and it saved it as a new session. IS there anyway to do the same with the GW-60

- When I plug it into my MAC I get this message everytime, although I can download the data file and process it without problmes. macOS can’t repair the disk “LOCOSYS_MSC”. 

- Lastly is there anyway to set the file to name itself to the date? Again the GT31 was great for this and I coudl save all the files on my computer and they were easily sorted. The new device I have to first unlock the file, then rename it manually. 

Any advice most welcome. 

Also it woudl be useful to have some guidelines on the correct settings to have in the menu for best results. Instructions booklet is a bit lacking.

Otherwise everything is great with the watch.

Cheers

john 

KA