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I just bought a garmin 260w and im wondering if there is any updates that i need to put on it

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Normally with a new device you should not need to udpate it as long as the normal areas where you go to are there and the unit works fine. However if you need further maps and such you may click on the link below. ( I assumed you are in the US If not kindly reply back)

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp


I hope this has answered your question sufficiently. If you have more questions please post a reply. Thanks.

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Sorry, no free maps. I know I've tried. You either live withthe old map or buy the latest version.
I bought the life time maps updates and I'm glad I did.
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Hello.
You can go to mygarmin.com or garmin.com . You have to register. It is for FREE. Then,you can update your GPS. You can also download maps by just following the screen instructions.
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Your maps are old. You really need to update and it may cost you. I really like you 260. I have the same. For about $100 you get new maps for life. Well worth it. Or you can buy new maps as they become available, but those cost $80 each!! Doesn't take much to decide that.
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Fairly simple to do:
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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.

Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

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To download the latest unit software visit Garmin website: www.garmin.com/webupdater
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Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.


Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

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Current version of software is 5.0
Download that as that may be your problem.
You must download the newest version of WebUpdater from Garmin for free to your computer.
Then:
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Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.

Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

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