Shimano have just put version 4 of their Windows E-Tube Project software online. This was originally meant to be released September 1st, but for some reason it was delayed until today.
Download the new version
If you've started the old E-Tube Project hoping that it would automatically update to the new version.. sorry - it doesn't. The new app has been built from the ground up and the only thing the new and old versions have in common is the E-Tube Project name. To get it you simply go to the E-Tube Project website and click the Download button.
Well... quite a lot! The most obvious change is the user interface. The application now looks a lot more modern and brings the look and feel in line with that of the mobile app. Besides that, you no longer have to select a bike type when connecting to your bike. This is great, because it caused some confusion in the past and certain functions were enabled/disabled depending on the bike type.
Shimano have also updated the E-Tube Di2 Compatibility Charts.
There are four different tabs and four clickable icons at the top right. Also, a disconnect button in the top-left corner. Apparently the app can also re-write firmware to components, even if you do not have the SM-PCE1 / SM-PCE02. However, in my case rewriting the firmware failed, so use at your own risk. Don't just press the button because E-Tube asks you to.
Yep - I will have to update a lot of pages on the site. Some will be outdated and require more than just new images. I started doing this last night, but I think it'll take me a few more evenings before I'm done. This was a nice opportunity to update the E-Tube Software and Tools page, so head there if you want to read more.