Hi there folks, i was wondering if i have to buy extra maps in order to be able to use this unit properly? I use it now with what only came with it. I would love to have some marine maps for the atlantic areas like newfoundland. Do i have to buy it or can i download it somewhere for free. Or do i just use it as it is now. hope someone can inform me on this matter due to not being able to ever get to talk to tech support at Magellan ever. Thanx again,,,,,,Darren
Check out www.magicmaps.ca they make free maps for the explorist and triton. I've downloaded the Vancouver and Edmonton areas' and they seem to be working fine, use at your own risk though. If you don't see the area you want they will produce that area if requested!
Of course Magellan has all sort of maps, for the right price of course! Or you could do a web search and look for older compatable maps.
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Unfortunately Nextar does not offer an update for your unit. See units with available updates below.
Map Upgrades for GPS: The below units are upgradable with theNavi Extra maps.
Q4: From Serial #ML0909020001 onwards. From Serial #YF0909123953 onwards
Q4-06: From Serial # ML0909000001 onwards
ME: All serial numbers
43LT: All serial numbers
V4: All serial numbers
V5: All serial numbers
I4-BC: From Serial# ML1004000001-ML1004000504 and ML1005001701-ML1005002700
Important Map Upgrade Information: Please note that refurbished units that have serial numbers starting with MLR or ML999 are not compatible with map upgrades. Navi Extra Mapping Please note that Nextar is unable to answer map support questions once the Navi Extra mapping has been purchased. For any map related questions and/or refunds, please feel free to contact Navi Extra at:https://nextar.naviextras.com/shop/portal/support?selectedTab=contactus.
For Sony's GPS units a map upgrade is available at: http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921665838057&XID=M:gpsland:esupport
You need to buy the Navteq map update, but you can call them and send in your memory card they will update it for a reduced cost, since 75 plus 12 shipping is too much just for maps, you can buy a whole new one.
do not bother i had a 700 roadmate they start having lots of problems like fozen screens to losing satilite signals ,get the magellan mastreo 4000 or the roadmate 800 both are portable and has rechargable internal battery,800 you can buy extra batterys,the 4000 has no extra batterys to buy,they both have windows core 5.0 and i have both of them the are real good with no problems.belive me .
You cannot replace American maps with European maps. Garmin does this in order to protect the European retailers. The European SD card eliminates the need to load the maps into the 660, however, if you need to use the card slot to store extra data such as MP3s then you might be better off buying the 670.