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Went through the proceedure for buying downloading updates got to purchase section. Noted price was £59 00, but for a new European map update. When purchased my Street Pilot 510 serial number 73284900 contained only a UK map.Is the capacity of the memory card sufficient to take a European map update. I only really require to purchase new UK. Please advise.

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Try using a new memory card with high capacity.

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Memory card is sufficient for the maps .

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When trying to put in an address the Garmin asks me for a country and then does not accept it after typing in the first letter. The other functions appear to be ok.


Hello

you need to update your map

Purchase your map updates (if necessary). You can purchase map updates for your Garmin Nuvi from the Garmin website. There are two basic options: a lifetime purchase or a one-time upgrade. The lifetime purchase gives you access to any new updates for the life of your device, while the one-time upgrade will provide you with the latest current maps, but you'll need to purchase again if you want to upgrade again later.

Make sure to log in with your myGarmin account before purchasing the map upgrade.

Connect your Garmin Nuvi to your computer via USB cable.

Open the "myGarmin" website and sign in with your Garmin account. Make sure to sign in with the account that you've purchased the map updates on.

Click the "myMaps" tab on the myGamrin dashboard. This will load a list of all of your purchased map upgrades.

Click the drop-down menu in the "Recent Map Purchases" section. Select your Garmin Nuvi from the list of devices.

Install the Garmin Communicator Plugin when prompted. This is required in order for the Garmin website to transfer the map files to your Gamrin software on your computer.

Download and install Garmin Express. This is the program that allows your computer to interact with your Garmin Nuvi.

Register your device in Garmin Express. If you haven't already registered your device, you'll be prompted to when you start Garmin Express. You'll need to register in order to update the maps.

Click the "Updates" tab in Garmin Express. This will show all of the available updates for your Nuvi, including the new map update you just purchased.

Click the "Show Details" option next to your Map Update. Click the "Install" button that appears. You will need to accept the agreement before the update installs.

Wait for the maps to download and install. Once you agree to the terms, the map update will begin downloading to Garmin Express, and will then be transferred to your Nuvi. This will likely take several minutes to complete.

unplug the Nuvi when the update is complete. The Nuvi will reboot and begin installing the updated software on the device. This may take another couple of minutes.

You can download garmin express here

http://software.garmin.com/en-US/express.html.

Apr 19, 2015 | Garmin Nuvi 610 GPS Receiver

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I want to download the latest upgrades for australia without paying mio their $79.00 . for that price i might as well buy a new gps


Unfortunately, the best and easiest way to update your maps would be to purchase the upgrade through mio. If you are looking for an illegal/pirated version of the update, you will have to do some heavy searching to find one. I quickly searched some potential sites for the australia maps, but I could not find what you are looking for. Unfortunately, mio is not the most popular GPS brand and free mio map updates are much more difficult to find than Garmin or TomTom map updates. My recommendation would be to pay for the legitimate software, or buy a Garmin or other GPS if you can find a good deal. Here is a new Garmin GPS you can get for 69.99 with free shipping:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Garmin-n%FCvi-2200-3.5-Inch-Portable-GPS-Navigator----Brand-New%2C-Free-Shipping%21/110814035515?_trksid=p1468660.m2000037
Good luck!

Feb 07, 2012 | Mitac Mio 136 GPS Receiver

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I have nuvi 250 which needs the UK update. It has a memory card slot on the side. By using the card will I lose the European maps or does it just overide the UK maps


If it already has the European map then updating the European map will also update the UK map since the UK is part of the European map. You can get more details of how to update your map at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps

Jun 11, 2011 | Garmin GPS

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Need a North America SD Card map for my European Garmin nüvi 255w. Where can I buy one on line


You can buy direct from Garmin via this link. You can opt for instant download, purchase of SD memory cards or DVD ROM medium. You may also be able to buy maps at some of the outdoor stores and electronics specialty shops.

If you plan on using this GPS in North America from this point on, you might want to look into purchasing a "Lifetime Maps" subscription for about $119 instead of the one-time map purchase for $79. The subscription allows you do download updated maps up to 4 times per year, for life of the GPS. Contact Garmin Support directly for more info about this option.

Nov 22, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Can u tell me how to download free up dated maps for my garmin nuvi 660 thanks vicki


Hi Vicki, unless your nuvi was first activated and acquired satellite lock in the last 60 days (unlikely as yours was discontinued a long while ago) then you cannot get free map updates, sorry.

For models activated within the last 60 days Garmin offer a free update to the latest maps if the maps already on the product when it was purchased are an older version. After that, all updats must be paid for.

You simply won't find free map updates legally. Accurate maps cost a fortune to produce and update so nobody gives them away, even the few illegal downloads tend not to work and if they do work are likely to be out of date anyway.

The way that Garmin price their map updates, it's often better to simply buy a new Garmin with the maps pre-installed, although I appreciate that's not the answer you hoped for. If you do buy Garmin updates then you can either go for a one-off update, or for additional cost can buy a lifetime update, but it's limited to the lifetime of the device which is only designed to last three years anyway so may be poor value if you buy the lifetime update and your machine then dies of wear or old age.

Sep 29, 2010 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Where do i go to update my tom tom with european HGV instructions


Go to the TomTom website. Download and install the Home Application (if you did not get a CD_rom with your device). Run the HOME application and click Update my device first. If you device has been recently put into service (less than 30 days) you may have the right to update the maps free of charge. If not you will find maps to buy.

Here is the link to TomTom.

Feb 20, 2010 | Tomtom One XL GPS Receiver

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Recently bought a Garmin 205 and was told that there is a free update I am unable to do this please can you help


There are two types of updates for Garmin GPS units; firmware and maps. "Firmware" updates are always free and can performed by downloading the webupdater program from:

http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

The site above provides a Webupdater download link and complete, easy to follow instructions. Connect the GPS to your computer & run the Webupdater program from time to time to make sure you have the latest firmware running in you GPS at all times.

Map updates however, usually require a fee be paid to access. If you purchase a GPS within a certain period of time from when a new map set is released, you'll often be allowed a "one time" free update. After that, you'll have to purchase map sets one at a time (at intervals of your choosing) or, purchase a "lifetime" map set subscription. Maps are updated up to 4 times a year, and a subscription allows downloading up to 4 map sets a year. The subscription is slightly more costly than a one time purchase, and for most people, is a much more cost effective method.

Contact Garmin Support first to find out more about map set availability and compatible maps for your GPS, below:

North America - Consumer Products (for all Garmin products except Apollo aircraft)
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM, Friday 8 AM - 5 PM Central Time (closed holidays)
US: 913-397-8200
US Toll Free: 1-800-800-1020
Canada: 1-866-429-9296
E-mail Product Support

Europe - Consumer Products (for all Garmin products except Apollo Databases)
Austria For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 17:00 PM (GMT/UTC +2)
Phone: 43 (0) 3133 3181 0
Website
Belgium For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Friday: 9:00 AM – 15:00 PM (GMT/UTC +2)
Phone: 00 32 2672 5254
Website
Denmark For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 17:00 PM Central European Time (GMT/UTC +1)
Phone: 00 45 4810 5050
Website
Finland For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 16:00 PM (GMT/UTC +3)
Phone: 00 358 19 311 001
Website
France For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 18:00 PM Central European Time (GMT/UTC +1)
Friday: 9:00 AM – 17:00 PM Central European Time (GMT/UTC +1)
Phone: 00 33 1 5517 81 89
Website
Germany For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 17:00 PM Central European Time (UTC/GMT +1)
Phone: 00 49 898 58364 880
Website
Italy For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 13:00 PM / 14:00 PM – 15:30 PM (GMT/UTC +1)
Phone: 00 39 02 3669 9699
Website
Portugal For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 09:00 AM – 12:30 PM / 14:00 PM – 18:00 PM (GMT/UTC or GMT/UTC +1 depending on city)
Phone: 00 35 1214 447 460
Website
Spain For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 13:30 p.m / 14:30 PM - 18:00 PM Central European Time (GMT/UTC +1)
Phone: 00 34 934 972 373
Website
Sweden For all Garmin products except Aviation.
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 17:00 PM (GMT/UTC +2)
Phone: 00 46 7744 52020
Website
United Kingdom For all of United Kingdom users and customers in unlisted countries in Europe, Africa and Middle East
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 17:30 PM Western European Time (GMT/UTC)
Phone: 00 44 808 238 0000
Website


I hope this helps!

Oct 20, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 205W GPS Receiver

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Free map updates for Garmin c330


Garmin has released new maps. Most of their units are entitled to a free update if the unit was purchased recently Just a heads up to anyone who recently purchased a C330. According to Garmin's tech support, the map udate 2008 is not free to those of us that recently purchased a C330. Only to those who purchased a C340 and up. Their excuse is that it is a "low end" unit, and also that the memory cannot hold the full US maps on the DVD. Gee, I can purchase the update for $69.99 and load a subset of the maps if I want, according to the person in tech support, but I cannot receive it as a free update. So, apparently buyer beware if you purchase Garmin's "low end" units. You will apparently not be able to receive a free update of maps, even if the unit you buy is already out of date.

Aug 23, 2009 | Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS Receiver

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Download update problem


Are you trying to update a Nuvi that already has European maps installed or are you trying to install European maps into a Nuvi that does not already have them?

If it's a map update, are you getting the error when you download the update to pc, or when you are trying to install the update to the Nuvi?

When I install US map updates into a streetpilot or Nuvi, it typically ends with a download error but the maps do in fact get updated and the new software versions are shown in the setup menus.

The Garmin rep I spoke with says that is normal.

If you are in the United States, I can get you maps, updates, and even install them for you if you wish.

Feel free to shoot me a message if you're interested.

Jan 07, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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