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How do I receive free update re 60 day offer ..

I purchased a nuvi 205w on a recent trip to the Goldcoast qslnd australia,and would like to take advantage of the 1 {one} free map update as stated in the instruction booklet

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    yadayada Jun 03, 2010

    no such thing as free updates, if u download anything but the Garmin software u will lock up the GPS, trust me on this, if u want maps u need to buy the Garmin Map software package u need..

  • al_scholes Jun 03, 2010

    Thankyou for the answer,No I have only downloaded what program was installed in the unit,when I purchased it,and am more than happy with the performance todate..

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I am sorry I misunderstood your question, to get your free up date u must go to www.mygarmin.com register the GPS, u will need a mini USB cable and an internet connection to do the update, there is special software that interfaces the GPS with the computer, the whole thing is explained at the Garmin site and takes about 30 minutes.

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