Firmware for Group Ride Radio?

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Firmware for Group Ride Radio?

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I have received a notification from the Drive app of a firmware update available for my XT. I then checked it with Express which says it is "Firmware for Group Ride Radio". I don't have a clue what "Group Ride Radio" is nor can I find any reference to it in the manual. Please share what you know.
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Re: Firmware for Group Ride Radio?

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If you don't know what it is, you don't need the update. It's an expensive way for a group of riders to communicate and share location. Each of them needs a compatible Garmin GPS and the Radio accessory. I've never heard of anyone who actually uses it.

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Re: Firmware for Group Ride Radio?

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I just installed it, not because I have any use for it, but because I was tired of getting nagged on my XT, iPhone and Apple Watch with numerous alerts that "new firmware" was available. Takes less than 2 seconds to install and doesn't seem to have broken anything. Yet. ;-)

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Re: Firmware for Group Ride Radio?

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lkraus wrote: 25 Mar 2024 15:24 It's an expensive way for a group of riders to communicate and share location. Each of them needs a compatible Garmin GPS and the Radio accessory. I've never heard of anyone who actually uses it.
It looks like something that would be valuable to tour services who provide the bike, and maybe to group trainers. The $349.99 price tag was a shock.
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