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Just bought a new 255w nuvi; how long do i initially charge the unit; do i then go outdoors to load maps? where can i find updates?

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Hello no you dont need to go out to load maps and they can be bought from computer shops or downloaded from your navmans website, i also suggest to leave your navman on charge about an hour after it had registered full for the first time.

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