Question about Garmin Nuvi 610 GPS Receiver
Are updates available for my car SAT-NAV system ? (it uses iGO8, with 2009 version maps, now out-of-date in suburban Melbourne, AUST.)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Not hard to do at all, you have two choices for that. Although one is a long shot by now.
Your first choice is that you could register your Nuvi with Garmin if you haven't already and see if they'd still let you qualify for a free update. More than likely not, but it's worth a shot.
The second choice is to buy the map update and insert the DVD into your computer and let the Update Wizard walk you thru it. It's actually pretty simple, but I will warn you that you'll probably won't have enough space to do the update so you'll have to delete some files you don't need anymore. Click on this to find out how to do that...
Good luck and I hope this helped you!!
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
Download from here http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp
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Posted on Sep 14, 2009
Testimonial: "thank you so much."
Garmin stopped providing FREE map updates for this device in 2008 - in fact they don't even provide software updates anymore.
However, for the same price as Garmin charge for their latest map update, you can buy a brand new device (not Garmin though) with wider-ranging & updated maps.
OK... so a cheap GPS device might not have Bluetooth, but the Garmin nuvi 610 fails to work with a lot of the newer phones on the market today (e.g. Nokia N95, etc.), in that the phonebook and SMS interfaces do not work.
The biggest problem with the 610 is that you cannot 'hack' the OS. Therefore, you cannot simply load new mapping software such as iGo8, which is far superior guidance software to the 610's standard software. Also, you can’t download amusing voices or anything fun like that.
Also, the 610 has many software bugs. On occasion, the security start-up screen will automatically by-pass and take you straight to the main screen – a serious flaw. Also, the currency converter cannot accept new currency rates, rendering it useless.
Regarding the traffic report system... well, don't bother I say. Unless its major pre-planned roadworks, it never lets you know when there's a jam up ahead. You are better of tuning your car radio to a local station to get traffic reports.
All-in-all, the Garmin nuvi 610 was an ill-fated, buggy, incompatible, and expensive option. I only use mine as a backup device if I'm out for a ride on my motorcycle and get lost on the back-roads.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
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