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How can I update my garmin 255w for free?

My satnav requires the latest traffic info updates
















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Garman gives you one free update for maps - if you download them within 30 days. Otherwise you have to pay.
To find out what you need. Use the usb cord provided with the unit and plug it into your pc. Go online to the GARMIN website and download the manager. From there it is just follow the prompts. You might Email and ask GARMIN to give you one free update for maps? The firmware updates and other updates such as POI are free.

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Whts the difference bet lt and lmt


Satnavs with LT on the name have free lifetime traffic updates included with the satnav.
Satnavs with LMT on the name have free lifetime maps and traffic updates.

NOTE: Lifetime means the life of the satnav not your life

Jul 12, 2011 | Garmin GPS

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How can I get a free update for my Garmin Nuvi 255? I tried the Garmin website but I had to pay for an update.


The only time you get a free update is if a new map comes out within 60 days of your satnav first accessing satellites. If you're paying for updates you can pay for a once off or for a lifetime update. With the lifetime update you pay once, 85 euros for the map of Europe, and you get maps every 3 months or so.

Jun 20, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I just bought a new garmin 1300 gps love it does this model have free up date or when will it need to be up graded later.


If it's the 1300 it does not have free updates. The only time you get a free update is if a new map comes out within 60 days of your satnav first accessing satellites. If it's the 1300LMT then it does have free lifetime updates. The LMT stands for lifetime maps and traffic. Of course you're paying for the updates in the price of the satnav. (Lifetime means the life of your satnav not your life)

If yours doesn't have the LMT you can buy lifetime map updatess on the garmin website. Updates come out around 4 times each year but it's up to yourself how often you want to update. The satnav usually displays a message advising you to update when the map is a year old but it will continue to work if you don't update.

You can get information about how to update your satnav at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps

Apr 17, 2011 | Garmin GPS

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I HAVE REGISTERED MY GARMIN NUVI 255w HOW DO I GET FREE UPDATED MAPS


Garmin give free map updates only if a new map comes out within 60 days of the first time your satnav accesses satellites. You can find details of how to update your maps at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps The only difference in doing this for free updates and paid updates is that if you're entitled to a free update when you click on GET UPDATE you'll be taken to the download page. If you have to pay for it you'll be taken to the payments page.

Apr 01, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How to update latest roadmap in malaysia


You can get details of how to update your garmin satnav at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps

For safety you should back up your favourites folder to your computer. You can get information on how to do this at http://www.fixya.com/support/r8422587-backup_restore_favourites_garmin_nuvi

Feb 28, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How to update my garmin of new maps for free


Details on how to update your map are at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps

Garmin give free maps only if a new map comes out within 60 days of the first time your satnav connected to a satellite. Otherwise you'll have to pay for them. If you find free maps other than those supplied by garmin be aware that they may damage your satnav.

Dec 19, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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I recently purchased a Garmin nuvi(r) 1310(T) from Halfords in Manchester and was advised to get a "free" update after registering my unit, as it could be 1-2 years old. On checking there were no "free"...


If a new map becomes available within 60 days of the satnav first receiving a satellite signal you get it free. If you only got the satnav there may not be an update at the moment. While the satnav may have been a while in the shop Halfords keep the maps up to date. Even if there was not a free update available myMaps in myGarmin should show if there's an update which could be paid for available. If it says no update available you probably have the latest version. A new map normally comes out in November though the dates vary. Keep a check by logging into myGarmin and checking on myMaps. When the new map becomes available it should show up there. It will let you know if it's free or not.

If you want to check what year the map on your satnav is:
Press TOOLS (the spanner symbol)
Press SETTINGS (or LOCALE if your satnav doesn't have a settings icon)
Press MAPS
Press MAP INFO at the bottom of the map page

This will show what map you have and the year of the map. If your map is the latest version it would explain why there's no updates

Oct 22, 2010 | Garmin GPS

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I am trying to update my garmin 255w and not getting anywhere. I have no idea what I am doing wrong. Help


To update the maps you connect the satnav to your computer. If you haven't registered your satnav already you need to do so first. Go to www.garmin.com. Select your country and then click on myGarmin. If your satnav is already registered skip to the next paragraph. If it's not registered click on Register Your Garmin Product. When registering you'll be asked to create a username and password. Write them down and keep them safe as you'll need them anytime you update your maps.

When you have registered your satnav, or if it's already registered, Click on myGarmin, enter your username and password and log in. Click on myMaps. If there's a map update available it will say so beside the map name. Click on Get Update and follow the prompts.

To update the software, connect your satnav to your computer, download and install webupdater from http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27 if you haven't already done so. When it's installed it will search for updates. Follow the prompts.

Aug 16, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Are there free road info download available


No. If you want usefully updated maps, then you have to pay for them. Garmin do offer a "lifetime" maps subscription, but it's only for the lifetime of your product: given that most Garmin SatNav units don't last long enough to benefit from more than a couple of years worth of updates it's usually cheaper to buy the single update option, although the lifetime subscription gives you four updates per year and one-off is just a single annual update.

If your unit also needs updated traffic and camera alerts then it can be cheaper to buy a new satnav.

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