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Problems, knows issues, and MAP updates are the reason that you want to update. Not updating is usually not something that keeps unit from functioning.

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Where can I get free updates for my Garmin NUVI 250


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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"
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.

Dec 20, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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How to install map to garmin nuvi 205w


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Sorry, no free maps. I know I've tried. You either live with the old map or buy the latest version.
I bought the life time maps updates and I'm glad I did.
I've updated my maps at least 6 times.
New maps are about $70.
Life time maps are about $99 (when I bought mine)
BUT FIRST make SURE you have the latest software in YOUR computer and in YOUR Garmin before you load any maps.
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.


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Dec 12, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 660 GPS Receiver

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Free map updates garmin nuvi 250


Recommend putting your money in a smartphone. There are free tools like Googlemaps which work can give the latest maps. Spending $69 is ridiculous.

Nov 27, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 250W GPS Receiver

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Where can I find free Garmin Nuvi Map Updates?


Sorry, no free maps. I know I've tried. You either live with the old map or but the latest version.
I bought the life time maps updates and I'm glad I did.
I've updated my maps at least 6 times.
New maps are about $70.
Life time maps are about $99 (when I bought mine)
BUT FIRST make SURE you have the latest software in YOUR computer and in YOUR Garmin before you load any maps.
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.


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Oct 17, 2009 | Garmin North America GPS Map Update Maps...

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Is there a free update for the garmin nuvi 200?


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I bought the life time maps updates and I'm glad I did.
I've updated my maps at least 6 times.
New maps are about $70.
Life time maps are about $99 (when I bought mine)
BUT FIRST make SURE you have the latest software in YOUR computer and in YOUR Garmin before you load any maps.
You can get that FREE at Garmin here:


Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 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.

Oct 11, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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I am just trying to update maps on my Garmin Nuvi 200 due to the garmin is a year old and recommended it. I purchase the cable to do it, but it won't work. I downloaded software to do it from the internet...


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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.



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Oct 04, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 200W GPS Receiver

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Update maps for nuvi 610 sat nav for free


Garmin stopped providing FREE map updates for this device in 2008 - in fact they don't even provide software updates anymore.

However, for the same price as Garmin charge for their latest map update, you can buy a brand new device (not Garmin though) with wider-ranging & updated maps.

OK... so a cheap GPS device might not have Bluetooth, but the Garmin nuvi 610 fails to work with a lot of the newer phones on the market today (e.g. Nokia N95, etc.), in that the phonebook and SMS interfaces do not work.

The biggest problem with the 610 is that you cannot 'hack' the OS. Therefore, you cannot simply load new mapping software such as iGo8, which is far superior guidance software to the 610's standard software. Also, you can’t download amusing voices or anything fun like that.

Also, the 610 has many software bugs. On occasion, the security start-up screen will automatically by-pass and take you straight to the main screen – a serious flaw. Also, the currency converter cannot accept new currency rates, rendering it useless.

Regarding the traffic report system... well, don't bother I say. Unless its major pre-planned roadworks, it never lets you know when there's a jam up ahead. You are better of tuning your car radio to a local station to get traffic reports.

All-in-all, the Garmin nuvi 610 was an ill-fated, buggy, incompatible, and expensive option. I only use mine as a backup device if I'm out for a ride on my motorcycle and get lost on the back-roads.

Oct 03, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 610 GPS Receiver

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I'm trying to the free update to my garmin nuvi 310/360'. I've had it a few years and never updated yet. It's not listed in the mandatory software update list. thanks


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I bought the life time maps updates and I'm glad I did.
I've updated my maps at least 6 times.
New maps are about $70.
Life time maps are about $99 (when I bought mine)
BUT FIRST make SURE you have the latest software in YOUR computer and in YOUR Garmin before you load any maps.
You can get that FREE at Garmin here:


Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 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.

Sep 03, 2009 | Garmin Nuvi 360 Bilingual GPS Navigator...

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SYSTEM SOFTWARE MISSING


Update with the newest software:
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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.


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May 31, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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My nuvi260w wont take new update???


Your software is old. You need to update and you must use Garmin's WebUpdater. It free. Go 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.


Mar 26, 2009 | Garmin n?vi 260W GPS

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