To change the firmware on a new ProStart (model year 2020 and up):
- Connect the ProStart to a computer.
- It will behave like a thumb drive (or any other USB mass storage device).
- Open the ProStart, and then open the Firmware folder.
- Remove the existing .hex from the Firmware folder.
- Drag and drop the new .hex firmware file into the folder.
- Unplug your ProStart from the computer.
- Turn your ProStart off and then back on again.
- Wait for a moment for the firmware update to begin.
- You will know the firmware is updating when the ProStart counts from 0 to 100 on screen.
- When it hits 100, the update is complete and the ProStart will begin operating normally, using the new firmware.
Note: You do not need to open a .hex file or assign a default program to open a .hex file to change the firmware on your ProStart.
Release date: 5/17/2023
- Configuration settings survive firmware upgrades.
- Hard Reset config option (you have to turn it on in the config menu and then power cycle for it to take effect).
- Fixes bar graph stuck on shift bug.
- Removes decimal place from numeric heel angle in bonus screen.
Download here: prsG_46.hex
Release date: 7/29/2022
- Adds timer configuration options (Reset | Rolling | Count Up)
- Adds GPS Off or SHIFT Mode
Download here: prsG_42.hex
Release date: 7/1/2022
- Fixes MacBook / iPad connection bug.
Download here: prsG_41.hex
Release date: 4/4/2022
- Bonus Screen. A fully customizable mode allowing the user to numerically display any data available on the ProStart. Bar graph output is also configurable.
Download here: prsG_40.hex
Release date: 10/26/2021
- Reorders configuration menus. Learn more on The Speed Read
- Adds local magnetic declination auto look up (GPS signal required).
- Changes bow offset increments in 0.1 meter.
- Changes shift tracking bar graph to 3° increments.
Download here: prsG_35.hex
Release date: 9/14/2021
- Shift Tracking! Adds option to set Bar Graph in Race Mode to shift tracking.
- Adds heading offset to configuration menu to rotate compass if ProStart is mounted off axis.
- Adds new configuration menu for Distance to Line Precision.
- Adds scrolling text to configuration menus.
- Fixes 1 minute timer bug.
- Watch the tutorial video: https://youtu.be/6De-86dsQFI
Download here: prsG_31.hex
Release date: 8/5/2021
- Adds option to disable start line function for classes with restrictive rules.
- Changes the default backlight to OFF.
- Pacing guides on for last two minutes of countdown timer.
- Fixes bug that resets user configurations to factory defaults when ProStart is powered off.
- Watch the tutorial video: https://youtu.be/ya9VWxzF9KA
Download here: prsG_27.hex
Release date: 3/10/2021
- Fixes bug that would cause charging animation to continue when charge was complete.
- Shows battery voltage on top line of LCD when charging. 3.6V is empty, 4.2V is full.
- Makes USB pitchfork icon flash when wall-cube fast charging is taking place.
Download here: prsG_23.hex
Release date: 2/25/2021
- Distance-to-Line is displayed with 0.1 meters when you are between 99.9 to -9.9 meters from the line.
Download here: prsG_22.hex
If you have a pre-2020 ProStart contact Velocitek support for firmware options.