FirmwareUpdate-June17

LEZYNE GPS: NEW UPDATES – NEW FEATURES – NEW ENHANCEMENTS

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The latest firmware update for our Year 10 GPS units is now available. This also coincides with new features recently activated in our Ally V2 smartphone app. These latest updates will improve overall performance, fix a couple minor bugs and — best of all — add some key new features to our GPS platform. For example:

  • Multi-Bike Support
    Create multiple bike profiles, including bike-specific sensor setup within your GPS device.
  • Complete GPS setup through Ally V2 app
    Instantly customize any paired Year 10 GPS device right from our Ally V2 smartphone app.
  • Increased support for mobile notifications
    Stay up to date with notifications from Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger and more!

Other updates include:

  • Minor bug fixes
  • New individual bike and running odometers
  • New auto-timezone functionality when used with the app
  • Black and white background color options
  • Secondary “Track up” navigation map
  • Deleting an activity requires confirmation
  • Improved sensor processing and reconnection
  • HTTPS utilization for increased security

To download the latest update for your Y10 GPS, visit http://www.lezyne.com/support-gps.php

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35 thoughts on “LEZYNE GPS: NEW UPDATES – NEW FEATURES – NEW ENHANCEMENTS

  1. How many bike profiles can u create?
    Will the device automatically switch bike profiles when a known sensor connects?
    Which data is automatically saved for each bike profile(like total ride time or total kilometers)?

    1. You can create up to 5 bike profiles.
      No, you decide which bike profile when you turn on the device.
      There is a separate Odometer for each bike profile.

  2. What is the impact of the adaptive recording on accuracy and battery life? And how does it combine with GPS+Glonass and GPS only?
    Can the user manuals be updated to include new options?

    1. Hi Henk,
      Adaptive recording only affects how frequently a point is recorded, i.e. if speed and elevation don’t change for several data points, file size is minimized by not writing those points to the file. Accuracy wouldn’t be affected, but battery life might be insignificantly impacted as the device is writing more or less data. We are working on updating the manual currently.

  3. Dear Lezyne Team,
    Greetings from Singapore and my riding is all road based in urban areas, not necessarily heavily built-up though. Consider this a real world review as I don’t know where to post this publicly. Feel free to use it anywhere although i’m no influencer/journo. Anyway, I just got my Macro and this thing is awesome. Ally V2 App works great, i’ll never get lost again since i can plug routes in on the fly through the phone app.

    Turn by turn navigation files uploaded from https://ridewithgps.com/routes/new (Which was advised by Lezyne too) work perfect and WILL REROUTE automatically although Lezyne states thi is not always successful. Syncing rides from GPS to Phone App via Bluetooth was snappy too. (I didn’t time it, but max of 2 minutes tops for a 60k ride- One doesn’t need data for this too). For those who are reading, YOU DON’T NEED PHONE DATA OR YOUR PHONE TO BE CONNECTED FOR TURN-BY-TURN. It works like how the ones in your motor vehicle would once its been synced by the Ally App.

    Notifications are seen on the screen clearly, Messages, WhatsApp, Calls, phone battery life… i mean whatever… It’s there. MY PHONE DATA IS NOT “ON’ FOR THE LEZYNE APP, only the bluetooth is synced so heavy data users (myself inclusive), don’t sweat it.

    The battery lasts forever and you will never have to worry about running out of juice. Most legs will likely need a break first. I ride mostly when the sun is down and my backlight is always ON. For those who think that an auto light sensor makes more sense, having used the Macro, i’d much rather have that choice determined by myself since It’s only a tap of a button away. This battery lasts so long, the lack of setting the level of brightness is irrelevant to me.

    Metrics (Speed, distance, average speed) for rides seem accurate, i did not use any other sensors for speed or cadence and the data matched up with what my riding buddy’s Garmin 520 recorded. No dropped signals, just reliability all the way. My Macro only has GPS and not Glonass and maybe since I wasn’t riding in heavily built-up areas it helped (For those who haven’t been here, Singapore is largely urban and although littered with apartment blocks, are evenly spaced except in the heart of the city where the density increases) . But I highly doubt it.

    If I really had to gripe, maybe the Macro’s physical appearance could be a little more sleek or to give the placebo of the fashionable “aero”- please don’t ask me to define that. It does look better in the flesh versus pics. The value of this thing is staggering so one be really hard to please to have any gripes. However, regardless of the relatively “low” price, I got mine at SGD$166, versus a Garmin 520 at 2x that number that essentially does the same (Or less, my buddy has never got his notifications to work), the MACRO as a product- just works. It does everything Lezyne says it will, and if it doesn’t, from the threads i have read, have promptly answered and accounted for themselves publicly and gotten it all sewn up regarding updates and enhanced functionality.

    One cannot go wrong buying one of Lezyne’s GPS line up and I got a lot of respect for them for simply responding to any query posted to them and being publicly accountable. I wish you guys all the best and thanks for bringing this to market.

  4. Hi, I am thinking of buying a Lezyne GPS computer. Do any of the models handle full turn-by-turn navigation for a circular route so that I can use this device in unknown areas and still get back to my starting destination? Online reviews and Lezyne spec state devices like the Super GPS have “turn-by-turn navigation”, but user feedback suggests this is just a to b routing, and a circular route with detailed turn-by-turn navigation is not supported. Please clarify.

    1. Anything that is created on the GPS Root route builder will have full turn by turn directions. Once the route is created, it can be pushed to any one of our Y10 GPS from the Lezyne app available for iOS and Android.

      1. As a user I can vouch for the circle loop navigation working. I have used it for quite a few group rides that start and end at the same point. The only weakness I have found so far is in a figure 8 route, where there is a middle meetup back where you started. Some Gran Fondo’s do this. Even though you have finished only half the route it says you are at the finish line so you are done. In this case you have to make the figure 8 as two independent routes and all is better.
        I also heard the issue is fixed where if you get off route for a short while it then recover it wants you to go backwards over the missed path and would stop guiding you if you didn’t have a data connection to reroute. Looking forward to testing this.

        1. With any saved route, if the user just continues on after it says arrived, it will just put them back on route and continue to work.

  5. Just received my yr 10 super gps and have a set-up question. The gps setting only allows for either adaptive or 1 sec there is no option to select GPS/Glosnass. Did that option go away? I have updated to the latest firmware

  6. Hi, I’ve just received the macro gps and the device works great. However, I can’t search for a location (name of a hospital, park…). I can search by address instead. Do you guys have any idea about that (I reside outside of the US)? And with the breadcrum navigation, it would be much better if you guys can replace the small circle with an arrow indicating the riding direction.

    1. We are working to improve the breadcrumb screen currently to make it more user friendly . This will be released in a future update.

      Searching for a location should work in the app. We need to know where you live so we can give it a test and check it out. Could you please email warranty@lezyne.com so we can take a look?

  7. the route building on the website is still very poor when compared to the likes of garmin/ride with gps.it is very difficult to edit routes and there is no open cycle map available.any update when this could be done ?
    other than that the year 10 gps is a great unit and i won’t be going back to garmin anytime soon.

    1. Hi Chris, thanks for your feedback. We are always looking for ways to improve our products.
      If they prefer using Ride with GPS, you can export TCX routes from them and import the file into GPS Root. This will give you turn by turn directions along your route with this solution.

  8. I’m new to the GPS world and am considering the Super GPS for use with my road and mountain bikes. I am not interested in measuring cadence and am wondering what I might be sacrificing with my speed/distance measurements by not using the speed/cadence sensor? Thanks!

    1. Hi Tom,
      Speed sensors are also used to calculated distance and have a great deal more accuracy than just pure GPS data at slower speeds or tight twists and turns.

      1. Thanks. I could see how the speed sensor would be especially helpful on a trail bike. But for a road bike would the GPS measurements be good enough?

        1. For most road courses, GPS is fine.

          Certain parts of the country have more twists and tight turns in their roads than others(Rockies vs Mid-West), so it is really up to the rider and where they plan to do the majority of their road riding.

  9. Hi! Is there any way to resume the navigation after the unit has be shut off or you need to resend-it from the phone each time you power of the unit (Macro GPS here)? It would be important to be able to reload last route after powering off without the phone, because sometime you stop in no signal arenas, and if you power off the unit for the night , in the morning you have no route to follow. Thank you in advance.

    1. We will be adding a feature in our apps very soon that will store the saved routes on the phone so that even when there is no cell service, routes can still be loaded.

  10. Hi
    I just bought the Super GPS and have one question: is it possible to follow a route backwards? From endpoint to startpoint? Cant really find out by the information available.
    BR, Tomas

  11. Hi
    The latest firmware update includes “Breadcrumb Zoom” as a new feature.
    How can I zoom in and zoom out? I didn’t find such info in the manual.
    Thank you,
    Eugene

    1. Hi Eugene, the zoom is enabled by pressing and holding the enter button while on the breadcrumb screen. This will cycle through 4 different zoom levels with the number at the bottom indicating the distance that is being displayed from the left side of the screen to the right side. The manual has not yet been updated to reflect the new features.

  12. I updated the GPS Ally v2 app on my iPhone 5S to the latest version, and whenever I try to use Navigation from a saved route, it tells me “There is an update available for your Lezyne GPS. Please visit http://www.lezyne.com/support-downloads.php on your home computer to download the update.” Fair enough. But when I try the firmware updater on my Mac, it gets stuck in an endless loop of detecting my Lezyne Super GPS Y10, updating the firmware, momentarily saying the update was successful, restarting the device, redetecting it, and re-updating the firmware, resetting again, etc. All the while, the software says “Do not unplug GPS”. After 20 or so cycles of updates and resets, I said “enough is enough” and unplugged the USB cable during a reset. I then turned the GPS back on, and it appears to work correctly, and reports the correct firmware version. But the problem is that GPS Ally v2 continues to say “There is an update available…” and DOES NOT ALLOW ME TO BEGIN NAVIGATION from a saved route, nor does it allow me to modify GPS Settings.
    I am desperate here because I leave tomorrow on a 1500-mile bike tour and I was not planning to bring a computer. I’m disappointed that this firmware/updater were rolled out with these bugs, and I may be forced to return the device.

    1. Just for completeness,
      Model: Lezyne Super GPS, Year 10
      Device (from its Info menu): 10-04-04
      Firmware: 10,04,05,33

      GPS Ally v2 for iOS running on an iPhone 5S (current version, updated today, August 31, 2017)

      1. Ok, thanks for the quick reply.
        I went to the local library today to use a Windows computer and I succeeded in fully updating the firmware. My Super GPS appears to be working correctly now.
        FYI I suspect it was the firmware for the wireless interface that was not updating properly with the Mac version of the updater.
        I’m off on my tour, Lezyne GPS mounted to the handlebars!

  13. Hi, I just updated my Super GPS with the new firmware. Like Jeff Spiers above, I had the same problem with the update on my Mac. Unfortunately, I do not have access to a Windows machine and all I have now is a Super GPS unit that won’t turn on and will only be dimly backlit without any text when plugged in either to my Mac or a charger into the wall.

    Can you please tell me what options I have to fix this issue? My MacBook Pro and iMac will no longer even run the Lezyne Firmware Programmer when the device is plugged into either computer.

    Additionally, I am especially dismayed at the lack of support on your website in relation to troubleshooting. this is especially so after I could not get the speed and cadence to pair with the ANT+ RideSense unit on my new Giant road bike.

    Please help, or I’ll be going back to using a Garmin!

  14. The new update has many welcomed new features, including the change in font. I typically build my route in ride with GPS and then import it to the Lezyne app. However, after the update the turn-by-turn navigation has been giving me some problems.

    First, the GPS unit will not always alert me to a turn. I know there is a marker set for that location so that I get notified, but for some reason, the GPS unit doesn’t recognize it. I have planned three different routes since the update and when riding each using turn-by-turn I have experienced the same problem.

    Second, when using turn-by-turn direction my unit previously notified me that a turn was ahead and then returned to the screen I was on, which was typically my speed. After the update, this occurs for the first few turns of a route, but thereafter, the turn notification pops up and stays on my screen. I usually need to hit the enter key or menu key to remove that screen.

    Anyone else experiencing these problems? My unit was working great until this update.

    Thanks

    1. I now rode another route and the same problem. Seems to happen after about 15 miles where the GPS unit will be spotty with turn-by-turn directions. Sometimes it gives it and sometimes it will not. But, when the unit does pop to the screen with directions, it will not turn back to the screen I was on, which is usually my speed/distances unless I manually change it. Any help with this would be appreciated.

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