This information pertains to LabQuest 2.

If you have LabQuest 3, see this article.
If you have an original LabQuest, see this article.

  • New Sensor Support
    • Go Direct® Polarimeter
    • Go Direct® Cyclic Voltammetry System
  • New Features
    • When selecting a Curve Fit, the linear fit option is shown by default.
    • An outbound email service that supports data files sent via labquest@vernier.com has been added. This service can be used instead of a user email account; no email setup is required.
    • An ID has been added to the signature of LabQuest-generated emails for identification of the sending LabQuest unit.
  • Resolved Issues
    • Issues are fixed related to time-based data collection when triggering using time units other than seconds.
    • Issues that prevented Go Direct® Blood Pressure Sensor from displaying systolic and diastolic pressures in the plot details have been addressed.
    • Email support is improved for manually configured email clients.
    • Go Direct® Mini GC temperature profile no longer capped at 120 °C (v2.8.8 only)
  • New Sensor Support
    • Go Direct® Mini GC
    • Updated EKG sensor hardware (EKG-BTA)
  • New Features
    • Sensors not originally associated with a LabQuest file can now be added for data collection.
    • Language localization now includes Japanese and Thai.
    • Periodic Table app now includes the newest named elements.
  • Resolved Issues
    • Addressed an issue where some pre-stored experiment files could not be accessed because the scroll bar was not shown
    • Resolved an issue where the wrong month was reported when exporting a text file
    • Fixed an issue that prevented a saved file containing Go Direct Blood Pressure data from opening
  • New Features
    • Added support for Go Direct® Photogate and Go Direct® Projectile Launcher
    • Enabled DCU support for built-in GPS sensor
    • Improvements for Go Direct Sensors
      • Show manufacture and calibration dates for Go Direct sensors
      • Alert user if Go Direct Sensor Firmware is out of date
      • Only show Reset Factory Calibration for sensors that are factory calibrated
  • Resolved issues
    • Corrected the display of Cosine Squared curve fit equation
    • No longer meter Go Direct Colorimeter %Transmittance column (to match other software)
  • New Features
    • Added support for Go Direct® Sound
    • Enabled calibration options for Go Direct® Optical Dissolved Oxygen
    • Included new Photogate Timing mode for the Vernier Projectile Launcher
  • Resolved issues
    • No data point at time = 0 for Go Direct sensors when using time units other than seconds
    • Go Direct LED lights would sometimes incorrectly indicate sensor status
  • LabQuest 2.8.3
    • Addressed a language localization issue
    • Improved Go Direct® sensor connection after a reboot
  • LabQuest 2.8.2
    • Support for Go Direct Sensors via Bluetooth (three sensors maximum)
    • Default data rates are no longer reported as 0 Hz in localized versions of the app where a comma is used as the decimal separator.
  • Known Issues
  • LabQuest 2.8.1
    • Various bug fixes related to using Go Direct® Sensors via USB
  • LabQuest 2.8
    • Go Direct Sensors via USB connection
    • Addressed an issue where units left in a suspended mode for five days could leave the LabQuest in an unusable state.
  • Known Issues
    • Go Direct devices show up in the Go Wireless Setup dialog as Barometers. Attempting to connect to the sensor fails. This is true of older releases as well.
    • Default data rates are reported as 0 Hz in localized versions of the app where a comma is used as the decimal separator. To collect data, you must first enter a non-zero value for the data collection rate or interval.
  • New Sensor Support
    • Go Direct® SpectroVis Plus – via USB connection only
    • Ohaus Scout balances (SKX series)
    • Vernier Fluorescence/UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • New Features
    • Added language support for Romanian
    • New unit for Oxygen Gas and Carbon Dioxide Gas sensors – mg/m^3
  • Resolved Issues
    • Fixed an issue where the Global Positioning Sensor was using the wrong default x-axis range
    • Addressed an issue where connected sensors would not show when swapping sensors after data had been collected
  • Bug Fixes in 2.7.1
    • Go Wireless Heart Rate live readouts were not displayed when you first connected to the sensor
    • Battery indicator was not showing correct battery level when using LabQuest with languages that use the comma as a decimal separator
    • Rotary Motion Sensor was not defaulting to show units of radians
  • New Features in 2.7
    • New sensor support – Digital Control Unit
    • Added Print to File option for saving a PDF to a USB flash drive or SD card for use when a supported printer is not accessible
    • Improved image preview capability of the Camera App
    • Automatically set system time when connected to a newtork (GMT-hh:mm:ss, time zone still manually set)
    • Redesigned Advanced Preferences app
    • New Advanced Preference to turn off Wi-Fi power saving for improved network reliability on some networks
    • Improved file Open and Save functionality
      • Save and Open dialogs automatically point to a connected USB Flash Drive or SD card when opened
      • Save and Open dialogs, while open, discover and switch focus to a newly connected USB Flash Drive or SD card (discovery can take several seconds)
      • Exported (text) files can only be saved to a USB Flash Drive or SD card and cannot be saved to LabQuest internal memory
    • Updated Statistics calculation includes Δx, the horizontal width of the region used for the calculation
    • Improved Reset Factory Defaults option available with software updates
    • Revised email set up
    • Modified default behavior with multiple sensors to use the highest rate and shortest duration
    • Improved system booting and shutdown behavior
      • Informs user when battery is too low to boot
      • Modified boot-screen to better indicate progress while booting
      • New low-battery induced shut down for LabQuest units that are suspended
      • Automatic shutdown for suspended units after one week
  • Bug Fixes in 2.7
    • Fixed Go Wireless pH calibration
    • Respect user defined graph settings and scaling when collecting data, even after storing a run
    • Resolved an issue that prevented user from modifying Peak Integration results
    • Fixed issue that prevented Internal Sensors details from showing
    • Addressed issue where multiple network configurations can be stored for the same network
    • Fixed issue where Enterprise Network would allow re-connection after user-specified connection time had expired
  • Resolved Issues
    • Improved the identification of devices having a bad MAC address during an update
    • Fixed an issue that prevented emails containing international characters from being sent from a LabQuest device
    • Addressed an issue with the Data Share web server that would stop working after a LabQuest device was turned off (suspended) then turned back on
  • LabQuest 2.6.2
    • Improved system stability with networking
  • LabQuest 2.6.1
    • Improved system stability after reboot
  • LabQuest 2.6
    • New Sensor Support
      • Platinum-Cell Conductivity Probe
      • Pressure Sensor 400
      • Sound Level Sensor
      • Sensors from Qubit Systems (requires manual configuration)
    • New Features
      • Supports data collection with Go Wireless Link
      • New Camera App
      • Electronic version of LabQuest 2 Quick-Start Guide included on device
      • Added generic print drivers that support a wider selection of printers
    • Resolved Issues
      • EKG sensor data filtered to reduce noise from AC adapter
      • Vernier Data Share web app updated for better Chrome browser support
  • LabQuest 2.5.3
    • Addressed an issue related to the data acquisition (DAQ) software
  • LabQuest 2.5
    • New Sensor Support
      • Vernier Structures & Materials Tester
      • Go Wireless Heart Rate
    • New Features
      • Included support for data collection using multiple Go Wireless sensors simultaneously on the same LabQuest
      • Now sets and displays the time and date of the last calibration of a Go Wireless pH
      • Added support for the Go Wireless USB Radio
    • Resolved Issues
      • Improved DAQ firmware update experience – now only installed if older firmware is detected
      • Addressed problem with Heart Rate Monitor rate-data that prevented analysis of selected regions of the data
      • Resolved issue that required Wi-Fi to be on when using a Wireless Dynamics Sensor System
  • New Sensor Support
    • Go Wireless pH (LabQuest 2 model: LQ2-LE, only)
    • Go Wireless Electrode Amplifier (LabQuest 2 model: LQ2-LE, only)
  • New Features
    • Allow user-defined distance units in Photogate timing modes
  • Resolved Issues
    • Fixed display of curve fit coefficient errors in Plot Details
    • Prevent sampling at less than 15 ms when using spectrometers as this can result in erroneous data
    • Addressed issues with Connections App stability
  • LabQuest 2.3.3
    • Fixes a 2.3.1 issue with negative temperature readings when using Go Wireless Temp.
  • LabQuest 2.3.1
    • New Sensor Support
      • Go Wireless Temp
      • Vernier Energy Sensor
      • Ohaus Balances
    • New Features
      • New Wi-Fi driver for improved stability when connected to a network
      • Revised LabQuest analysis library (Curve Fit and FFT calculations) for more consistent analysis results on LabQuests, tablets, and computers
      • Added Logarithmic curve fit option to support chemistry experiments in kinetics and electrochemistry
      • Included onboard specifications for internal sensors accessed via the Meter View
      • Provided a way to change the units of the user defined motion timing distance when using photogates
      • Added an analog meter option that uses a bar-style indicator
      • Allow users to connect to a networked printer using the printers name in addition to its IP address
      • Create a Network now uses a SoftAP protocol instead of peer-to-peer
    • Vernier Data Share Web App (v1.4)
      • Fixed iOS 7 compatibility issues
      •  Added support for Internet Explorer 11
      •  Allow data export to use either “,” or “.” as the decimal separator
    • Resolved Issues
      • Allow the dollar sign character ($) in Wi-Fi passphrase
  • Known Issues
    • Error calculations for curve fit coefficients are not computed correctly for any curve fit other then Linear. These values, shown in plot details, are incorrectly displayed as +/- 1.
  • New Features
    • New Sensor Support
      • Vernier Motion Encoder System
      • PAR Sensor
      • Emissions Spectrometer
      • UV-VIS Spectrometer
    • Implemented an option in Selected Events mode to collect and plot sensor data vs. time. The time reported is the time elapsed since data collection started.
    • Changed the method used to average an analog sensor’s meter values to better filter electronic noise.
      • This change is not applied when sensors of other types (internal, digital, wireless or USB) are used in conjunction with analog sensors.
      • Collected data is not affected by this change.
    • Added an analog meter option on the meter screen.
    • Added Integral function to calculated columns.
    • Updated the CO2 calibration.
    • Implemented the ability to set up and save a Data Matrix file without having to collect any data.
    • Improved automatic saving of files to prevent file corruption when battery becomes critical.
    • Minimized the risk of corrupting the DAQ software install during an update.
    • Added language support for Hebrew.
  • Vernier Data Share Web App (v1.3)
    • Support for Internet Explorer 10
    • Improved support for Firefox
    • Data Columns presented in the same order they appear on LabQuest 2
    • Recognition of lengthy LabQuest App calculations to avoid treatment as a lost connection.
    • Better support for automatic graph range changes originated from LabQuest (e.g. changing units)
  • Resolved Issues
    • Synced the two Wi-Fi On/Off toggles in the Connections app.
    • Manually plotted y-axis column was not plotted after a File – New.
    • The LabQuest App would crash while collecting data in Data Matrix mode when a sensor that uses a default mode other than time graph was connected. (Drop Counter, Spectrometer, etc.)
    • Improved email to support more email server configurations.
    • Fixed 2.2 known issues:
      • If the update USB drive or SD card does not have enough memory (~5 kB) to store the updated log during the update, the user will be warned.
      • Advanced preference lockdown-mode now only allows values to 0, 1 or 2 instead of any integer.
  • Known Issues
    • Web App v1.3 is not fully supported when used with devices running iOS 7.
      • iPad: does not save image to camera roll.
      • iPod and iPhone: No access to Source, View and other web app tools when viewed in Landscape.
  • New Sensor Support
    • Vernier Optical DO Probe (ODO-BTA)
  • New LabQuest App Features
    • Pivot Data for Data Matrix mode
    • Digital Filter equations added for use in calculated columns
    • Added range value (Δy) to statistics calculations
  • Battery/Power improvements
    • Optimized fuel gauge settings to improve battery performance
    • Added detection of certain bad battery conditions
    • Implemented Periodic Autosave to minimize loss of data due to power failure (Autosave rate is configured by user)
    • Added System Information – Battery tab to assist in troubleshooting battery/power issues
  • Network Support Improvements
    • Improved network stability via an updated Wi-Fi driver
    • Updated application (UI) for connecting to networks, mobile devices, and LabQuest Viewer software
    • Added user preference to deter student access to network and connections settings
  • Vernier Data Share Web App (v1.2)
    • Redesigned toolbar: Easier access to Data Sharing sources and status
    • Ability to save graphs as image
    • Visual enhancements: Various refinements to look and feel of graph elements
    • Improved handling of Data Sharing source session change (ie., “File/New” on source)
    • Columns in graph, meter, and table display in consistent order
    • Table improvements: Updates dynamically and scrolls large datasets more efficiently
    • Improved Safari support: Fix for data export issue and session timeout
    • Improvements for small screens
  • Other Notable Improvements
    • Enhanced LabQuest Update: Improved stability, updated UI, and finer reset defaults control
    • Automatically sets system volume control to 100% when using Power Amplifier and Audio Function Generator apps
    • Decreased delay in updates to battery status and time when powering on LabQuest
    • Fixed an issue that prevented Thermocouples from working as expected for some temperature ranges
    • Fixed Periodic Table App issue where Copernicium (Cn) had the wrong atomic symbol
    • Fixed 2.1 known issues:
      •  manual column data truncated causing a loss of data when saving file
      •  Wi-Fi connection credentials remembered beyond the specified time-out period
  • Known Issues
    • If the USB drive or SD card used for an update does not have enough available memory to store the update log (~5 kB), the update will fail without user warning.
    • The network advanced preference lockdown-mode allows any integer value for the setting instead of limiting the values to 0, 1 or 2. Any integer other than 1 or 2 gives full access to all settings.
  • New Sensor Support
    • Ethanol Sensor (ETH-BTA)
    • Goniometer (GNM-BTA)
    • Vernier Mini GC Plus (GC2-MINI)
    • Pyranometer (PYR-BTA)
    • Vernier Radiation Monitor (VRM-BTD)
  • LabQuest App Improvements
    • Ability to turn off spectrometer graph rainbow background
    • Spectrometer graph background for intensity measurements is now off
    • Supports display of spectrometer graph background as full height or thin strip
    • Improved user feedback regarding the allowable sampling rates for the internal light sensor and microphone.
    • Time of day stamp is now set in LabQuest files (for use with files transferred to Logger Pro)
    • Modified calibration dialog to more closely match calibration instructions found in Vernier sensor booklets
  • Additional Network Support
    • Added support for additional network types:
      • WPA and WPA2 Enterprise (PEAP) networks that require user name and password to connect to the network
      • Captive Portal networks that require interaction with a web page to connect to the network
  • Updated Vernier Data Share Web App (v1.1)
    • Better feedback for offline mode
    • Ability to print graphs
    • Ability to export data to a CSV file or web page table
    • Redesigned info boxes for Statistics and Curve Fits:
      • Improved display and layout
      • Boxes are now moveable for better visibility
    • Improved performance with some data-collection scenarios
    • Improved performance in Table view
    • General stability and performance improvements
  • Other Improvements
    • Fixed a security issue that exposed the e-mail configuration password.
    • Fixed battery calibration for improved battery performance.
    • Fixed issue that prevented automatic backup file from being saved when battery level is too low to continue powering the LabQuest.
    • Added support for manual entry of a printer’s IP address.
    • Added Pulse Width Modulation support in the DAQ firmware for use with engineering education applications when used with Vernier Logger Pro software.
    • Provided a mechanism to reset factory defaults via an update.
    • Improved update mechanism (vs. original LabQuest) to support automatic application of an update with minimal interaction.
    • Internal microphone now samples on all supported rates.
    • Improved messages displayed when there is a conflict between applications trying to use the internal microphone.
    • Added Periodic Table information updates.
  • Known Issues
    • Remembering Wi-Fi Connection Credentials – The 1-hour and 1-day settings for how long credentials are remembered (WPA Wi-Fi networks) is not working as expected. When LabQuest is connected to the network beyond the specified time-out period, the connection will persist. Disconnecting after the timeout period will require the user to reenter valid credentials as expected. To disconnect from the network and ensure the credentials are removed, do the following: Tap Home, then tap Connections, and then tap Network. Tap the Wi-Fi Radio Enabled check box to disable your Wi-Fi connection.
    • Manual Column Data Loss – Manual column data with decimal precision higher then the column display precision will lose the higher decimal precision when the file is saved or exported. For example, if you enter the number 0.01534 and have the Column Options Display Precision set to the default two decimal places, the table will show 0.02. When the file is saved, the value will be truncated (not rounded) to 0.01, matching the display precision of the column. The data is not recoverable and must be reentered. To retain all desired decimal values, set the column display precision to match the desired precision you want to retain.
    • Connecting to Networks with a Hidden SSID – After a system reboot, networks with a hidden SSID are not automatically reconnected. It will be necessary to manually reconnect to the network.