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I PURCHASED THIS GPS FROM NBC SHOPPING . DOES THIS PRODUCT COME WITH FREE MAP UPDATES? THANK YOU.

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Once you Register your unit, Garmin will give you the lastest updates and firmware.

To register your gps ....

with the unit Off...... Using the USB cable connect your gps to your computer ( is the same usb cord you would use connecting a camera to a computer)

your computer will detect the new hardware ( USB ) a box will pop up you can minimise it

now go to www.MyGarmin.com

it will also detect your unit and let you download WebUpDater utility to transfer files to your garmin and unlock maps

******** Where you do this will be called your SECURITY LOCATION ****** if you lock your unit with a Pin Number and forget the Pin you would have to return to the Security Location for it to automatically unlock

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