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Map update for Nuvi200W

  1. Please advise how I can update my Nuvi to the 2008 maps.

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  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2008

    when you drive down the street. the car on the map passes the street before you get to it .I dont know if this is a problem or not

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First of all, you have to register your unit to Garmin, then you will receive a link including updating map information.

Unfortunately, it's not free.

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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Yes, updating the map will give you more "current" points of interest (POI's) like stores, restaurants, gas stations, etc. Whatever map is on the unit was probably made a year before. So if your map says its 2008, it was made in 2007 and it's already 2010. The 2010 map is already out there and available for purchase.


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