This article applies to the following devices:

  • Field Gauge, all models.

What you will need: 

  • A PC running Windows. 
  • FieldLab Desktop software version 1.24 or later installed on your PC. Download the latest version for free.
  • A Ralston Instruments Field Gauge.
  • USB Cord, provided with your Field Gauge.
1

Download and install the latest version if FieldLab Desktop, if you haven't already.

Field Gauge requires FieldLab Desktop software version 1.24 or later installed on your PC.  Download the latest version, here, for free.

2

Open the FieldLab Desktop app on your PC

3

Connect Field Gauge to a your PC with the provided USB Cable.

4

Power on the Field Gauge.

Hold down the Power button for three seconds to power on the Field Gauge.

5

Select the Field Gauge you wish to update from the Devices screen in FieldLab Desktop.

FieldlLab Desktop Devices screen


6

Select the Overview Tab.

7

Confirm that a new firmware update is available.

If a firmware update is available, you will see a notification on this screen.


8

Sign into your FieldLab account

You can create a new account from this screen if you don’t have one already.


9

Return to the Overview tab for the device you wish to update.

Return to the Overview tab if you aren’t sent there automatically after signing in.

10

Select the Update button.

11

Review the update information.


12

Select the button titled “Begin Update Process"

FieldLab Desktop will begin the update process and give you a summary of what is happening as the update progresses. Your Field Gauge may power off during the process. This is normal.

13

Power on the Field Gauge.

Once the update process is complete, your Field Gauge will power off automatically. Hold down the Power button for three seconds to power it back on.

Congratulations! You can now continue to use your Field Gauge with the latest firmware.