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I need updates for my GPS. I have had this for a year.I have a street pilot. What do I have to do???????

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I bought a update maps disk from Besr Buy....

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Garmin Street Pilot. No upgrades available from Garmin. Can it be updated some other way?


Hi Steve,

The Street Pilot line was one of the first automotive GPS devices from Garmin, and has got to be 8+ years old. Garmin contracts with Navteq for map software. At one point, Garmin needed to have Navteq compress their new maps so that they wouldn't need to increase the amount of memory in the GPS units and still be able to include all the way points, and new features such as junction view, traffic receivers, text to speech voices, etc. These new maps have an "NT" descriptor in the title. "NT "stands for "New Technology". Non-NT maps are no longer produced.

The new Garmin GPS hardware had to included the ability to decompress maps "on the fly" for display on the screen. As a result, the NT maps will not work in the older Garmin devices.

Your best bet is to either use the Street Pilot - knowing that the routes may no longer provide accurate information, or purchase a New, Refurbished or Used GPS. Garmin offers "Lifetime Maps" as an option for nearly all NT capable GPS units either as a subscription after GPS purchase, or "in the box" when buying a Garmin GPS. You'll get FREE map updates for that GPS up to 4 times per year. This assures you of always having the most recent maps available in your GPS. Look for a model that has "LM" in it (ie: nuvi 1490LM). If it has a "T" in the model name (ie: nuvi 1490T), it has Lifetime Traffic. If it is listed as "LMT" (nuvi 1490LMT) it has both Lifetime Maps and Lifetime Traffic.

I hope helps!

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I have had my street pilot for about 2 1/2 years and it says i need to load new maps. i am satisfied with it the way it was. i dont need new maps. it wont come up. is there anything i can do?


Garmin releases new maps yearly and have their devices programed to give you a message telling you to update them. You dont have to update them, and its only suggested if there is quite a bit of new construction where you live or your planning a road trip. If you are happy with it now then just ignore it.

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Go to www.garmin.com and read about "Map Updates" Enter your unit's serial number and see if there's a newer map available. It will explain about how to buy and install the update.

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my garmin is very slow when I put the adress.Takw ovwe 5 mins to star.And always lost any information.Thanks. Do I need to pay or updated .please tell me how to do.I just bought this last year

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When you say you are clicking on the map, are you just using your mouse pointer to click or have you actually selected the Map Select tool at the top of your Mapsource screen?

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The instruction manual is available to download from Garmin's website, www.garmin.com. Click on the StreetPilot C330, then go to updates and downloads. You should find the manual there.

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