Garmin lifetime updater updating device software
If you have recently purchased a Garmin Nuvi with LMT or LM extension (for example Garmin Nuvi 1450 LM, Nuvi 1300 LM, Nuvi 2595lmt, etc) it means that you can benefit from free lifetime map updates (the life of the device of course, or better yet the average usage duration of a Garmin Nuvi).Well now that we know we can take advantage of free maps for our satnav, what are the steps we should take to get them?
While the program is downloading connect the Garmin Nuvi GPS unit to the computer with the supplied cable .This is everything you need to know and it isn’t very difficult.Basically, we can update maps on the Garmin Nuvi with Lifetime Maps easy without needing to have advanced knowledge of a computer, but simply by following some simple installation, connection, download and copy operations. One feature that I use frequently is the Find Place under the Voice Command application. I was shocked to find that my new one no longer allowed the Find Place option to function "This Feature is not available for the United States in American English".After the new maps are fully downloaded, they will be copied in the memory of the Garmin Nuvi GPS device, which will take approximately 10-15 minutes.After copying the maps you will receive a confirmation message from the Garmin Express program: button we can see the storage memory and how much of it has been taken by the new maps as well as the available space.
You can also delete or change the sets of maps or you can make a backup of your navigation unit in your computer which is an extremely useful function.message will appear on the screen which means that the new software and the update maps are loading in its memory.
This process will take a couple of minutes and afterwards the regular menu of the device will load.
If you don’t have the cable at hand you can enter the serialnumber of the device in the box above the After downloading the Garmin Express (and having Nuvi unit connected to the PC ) install it in your computer.
After installation the program will automatically detect the connected satnav and will access the free available updates for it (of course you need to have an Internet connection).
Depending on the model, the program will detect updates for the software of the device as well as free updates for maps. It will firstly update the navigation software of the Garmin Nuvi device and then it will proceed with the download of the latest available maps storing them in your computer temporary .
The download process of the maps may take 2-3 hours depending on your Internet speed, the availability of the server and the size of the downloaded files.