Updating maps on garmin

You connect your sat-nav to your PC or Mac using the USB cable that came in the box.If you have lost your USB cable you can get a replacement. Within Garmin Express, selecting 'Install All' under the 'Updates' tab is the safest option.Connect your Garmin GPS unit to a Windows or Mac computer using the USB cable that came with the GPS device, or use any mini or micro USB cable that fits the device. Garmin makes GPS updates a lot easier to handle by offering one application to manage every type of portable automotive Garmin GPS unit.Download the Garmin Express app for free from the Garmin website, selecting either the Windows or Mac version.Even with several years of updating various models of Garmin sat-navs, I have found the experience torturous at times.You buy a micro/SD card preloaded with the Ireland/UK maps, you insert it into the side of your device and off you go.In this case you update the maps on your sat-nav using Garmin Express which you download from Garmin's website and install on your PC or Mac.Once downloaded and installed, the update process is relatively straightforward.

The software update procedure can take several minutes to complete so be patient. It is advisable not to update your sat-nav if the battery is flat, make sure it is charged. Your sat-nav may not have sufficient space for the map update.This fee is reduced to €35 if you purchased your sat-nav from us.The benefit is that we completely remove the hassle and aggravation for you - you send us in your sat-nav with old maps and 48 hours later we return it to you, updated with the latest maps.If all goes to plan, not only will the latest maps for your sat-nav be installed but also the latest device software, Bluetooth updates, voice updates and so on. Register your sat-nav by entering your email address when requested to do so. I recommend that you only use Express if you have a good and reliable broadband connection as some of the maps files are very large and take several hours to download from Garmin. During the update procedure and depending on your device, you may be asked to disconnent your sat-nav from your PC and reboot it (turning it back on).At the end of the process your sat-nav will be right up to date. This step is the installation of the latest software (not the maps) for your device.In this case you can either select a smaller region that will fit on your device or you can insert a micro/SD card into your sat-nav to hold the maps. If you don't have one, you can purchase one from here. Always make sure you have the latest version of Garmin Express installed before updating your sat-nav. Unfortunately, Garmin Express does not always work.

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