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Only use my Garmin once a year turned it on and it says maps need updating for Florida do i need to do this

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There is no need to update the maps unless you want to. The reminder is just to let you know that there are updated maps available and to try to create business for garmin. However if you only use it once a year it's a good idea to take it out more often and charge it up so the battery doesn't run too low and maybe be unable to take a charge again.

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There are no free maps. You can buy "lifetime map updates" which costs around 85 Euros. When you go to buy the update from the garmin website it gives you the option of a once off update or a lifetime update. If you buy the lifetime update you get to update your satnav 4 times each year for the lifetime of your satnav. Lifetime in this instance means the lifetime of your satnav not your lifetime.

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How often should you update or is it more practicle to just purchase a new garmin every couple years?


If you're happy with the satnav you have it's cheaper to update. You have the option of buying a once off map update or a lifetime update. That is for the lifetime of the satnav not your life. With a lifetime update, which costs around 120 euros, you get 4 updates each year. This is the cheapest option. However the only problem with this method is that the maps get bigger each time you update and the space on your satnav stays the same. I started off with a full map of Europe and now I'm only able to store Western Europe on my garmin nuvi 760. You can use memory cards to hold some of the map but older garmin satnavs have a problem recognising the maps on memory cards. If you need the full map you might be better buying a new satnav every few years. If you only use part of the map a lifetime update might be the best option.

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I am trying to download map updates. I have purchased the lifetime update. The USB cable that I am using isn't a Garmin and it won't let me download maps. I didn't receive a cable with my GPS and am...


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You can get that FREE at Garmin 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"
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.

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I purchased the Garmin nuvi 250 GPS system last year but I'm unable to successfully download the USB and other data to update the equipment can you help me please?


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http://www8.garmin.com/support/mappingsw.jsp

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Your maps are old. You really need to update and it may cost you. I really like you 260. I have the same. For about $100 you get new maps for life. Well worth it. Or you can buy new maps as they become available, but those cost $80 each!! Doesn't take much to decide that.
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