Updating garmin map sd card
You'd have to order your update on CD, DVD, or SD card and wait for it to arrive in the mail.
These days, fresh map data is often only a download away, but that doesn't make it any less of a pain in the butt.
So, there's really no excuse to put up with outdated maps, even if you've purchased an older GPS unit.
Garmin have made a number of changes to their map update procedures in the last year.
All new sat-navs now come with free lifetime map updates.
Yes, these devices can be updated however it is problematic if you want to update full European maps.
For those with newer devices these changes have made it much simpler, for others it can still be a painful process with numerous calls to Garmin technical support.
Even with several years of updating various models of Garmin sat-navs, I have found the experience torturous at times.
Updating the maps on your GPS device used to be a complete pain in the butt.
A GPS device is only as good as its maps, so you want to make sure that you have the newest, most accurate map data available before you hit the road.
This week, we're taking a look at the process of updating the map data on Garmin's Nuvi line of portable navigation devices.
If your sat-nav is over 3 years old, I would recommend the onetime update only.
Often (but not always), at three years the battery in the sat-navs start to deteriorate and as the lifetime map updates are not transferable to a new device, sometimes it can be more cost effective to replace the sat-nav with a new device rather than update it.