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Gives wrong directions, do I have old maps??

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Without access to your GPS and its make / model it is difficult to say if you have old maps or not.

Is it that it is taking you the long way around to places you know instead of using newer roads ?

It takes a long time for the GPS people to get all the latest roads into the system.

Thats why such as the TOMTOM have minor updates options the people submit so that your GPS will be aware of a closed road or some smaller new roads.

If your device supports going on-line for updates let it check for you and if it says there are newer maps or has an option to check for newer maps let it.
You are not committed to buy it but at least you will know

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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