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We have a Garmin 260 and want to know how do I update it?

We have a garmin 260 and need to know how to update it or if you even can update.

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Go to ther Garmin webpage, all upgrades are there. the 1st is free but you need a product key :( which I cannot locate.

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Free Garmin Nuvi 260 map update


You will need to install a program on a computer called "Garmin Express" (it free) Garmin Express is designed to be the one-stop shop for updating maps, updating software, managing favorites, registering a device, and much more. To download the latest version of Garmin Express:

Windows Vista or newer
1.Go to: http://garmin.com/express
2.Click Download for Windows
3.Run GarminExpress.exe to start installation
4.Check the box next to the terms and conditions statement
5.Advanced Users can select the Options button to change the install location of Garmin Express if needed
6.Press the Install button
7.Press the Launch button to open Garmin Express

Mac OS 10.7 or higher
1.Go to: http://garmin.com/express
2.Click Download for Mac
3.Open GarminExpress.dmg from the Downloads folder or download location
4.In the new window, double click on the Install Garmin Express icon
5.Follow instructions in the installer
6.Once install is complete, close the installer
7.Eject the Garmin Express mounted drive from Finder or the Desktop1
8.Open the Applications folder
9.Double click on the Garmin Express icon
Garmin Express is now installed and can be used with compatible GPS devices.

Aug 30, 2014 | Garmin nuvi 260 Car GPS Receiver

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My nuvi 260 is not talking. Could it be the battery???


Have you tried going into the settings and change to a different voice? Try that and try updating the device at the Garmin website. You will need a usb cable to connect to your computer.Here is a link: Let me know if this helped. Thanks for using Fixya
http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/cache/offonce/us/support

May 14, 2011 | GPS Devices

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New garmin 260 gives directions and then when you follow them, it says... recalculating. Older model didn't do that. This one seems confused a lot.


Make sure you have the latest firmware and updated maps.
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After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.


Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Jun 07, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Have usa garmin nuvi 260 ,want to load austalia maps how?


well you need to update the firmware of your gps also call garmin customer support they are great tell them about the map, also the poor satelite cover might be because of your location or weather conditions

May 26, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 260 maps loading


http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support/
Hope this helps

Apr 05, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Firmware Update


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http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27


Once updated please allow the unit to reboot which will ensure the software successfully installs.



After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
Garmin Communicator Communicator Plugin is properly installed and up to date, version 2.9.1.0. (Dec 21, 2009) If after following all the above the final steps would be to perform a master reset.

  1. Start with the unit OFF and unplugged from power
  2. Touch and hold the lower right corner of the screen with an index finger or the eraser end of a pencil
  3. Continue touching and holding the lower right hand corner of the screen then power the unit ON
  4. Release the power button when the device powers on. After 5-10 seconds you will see a new message: Do you really want to erase all user data?
  5. Remove your finger from the touchscreen when this message displays
  6. Touch Yes, and wait

The device will automatically reset. Please follow the on screen prompts on the nuvi and when completed place your device in an area with a clear view of the sky until it acquires satellites.

Mar 26, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 260w system software missing on sreen when open


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To download the latest unit software visit Garmin website: www.garmin.com/webupdater
After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.


Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Jan 20, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 260 question


Yes it does.
You would have to pay for the Map
Yes, it can give directions in Spanish
You'll have to download that language (free) from Garmin.
But before you do anything you must download the free Garmin UPDATER
Do that here:
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After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.

Does this help? Let us know. Thanks.

Dec 26, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Garmin Nuvi 260


Check to make sure that the unit is not in demo mode. Go through the menus to find where the demo mode is located. Cycle it on and off.

If this does not work, I suggest calling Garmin tech support to find out if they have a simple solution.

In the worse case you will have to send the GPS in for service.


Jerry G.

Jul 01, 2008 | Garmin n?vi 260W GPS

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