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I have a Garmin nuvi 1300. Recently i update the firmware, the routing direction keep on showing some path that passing housing area and very difficult to drive though. At the setting is usual like last...


Updating your firmware will not correct that problem. I think your maps may be out of date and does not know what to do. I don't know how long you have had your unit but if its under a year old Im pretty sure your entitled to free updates for your maps. If it over a year old then you need to go to www.garmin.com and purchase new updated maps.

I hope this helps you out if it does please click YES on the web page that you are receiving this response on. Thank you

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What does it mean when it says gps map need to be updated? Are there free updates?


Hi ecarter... it means that the maps on your GPS are out of date and that there are newer ones available to you at the website for your gps. Usually there is a fee charged to download the updated maps. The fee varies from one company to the next.

If your GPS is over 3 years old it might make more sense to get a new GPS rather than put money into updating an old one which is no longer under warranty. Joe

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I recently purchased a Garmin nuvi(r) 1310(T) from Halfords in Manchester and was advised to get a "free" update after registering my unit, as it could be 1-2 years old. On checking there were no "free"...


If a new map becomes available within 60 days of the satnav first receiving a satellite signal you get it free. If you only got the satnav there may not be an update at the moment. While the satnav may have been a while in the shop Halfords keep the maps up to date. Even if there was not a free update available myMaps in myGarmin should show if there's an update which could be paid for available. If it says no update available you probably have the latest version. A new map normally comes out in November though the dates vary. Keep a check by logging into myGarmin and checking on myMaps. When the new map becomes available it should show up there. It will let you know if it's free or not.

If you want to check what year the map on your satnav is:
Press TOOLS (the spanner symbol)
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Need to up date maps on my gps


Hi jhotsko,

The easiest map update route for these units is through Best Buy and their "Geek Squad" Technicians(?). I know this model has not really been out that long, and the maps are a little dated. I know, because I two of them, but they seem to handle most of the routing I need.

Anyway, if you technically-minded, try this site, although I can't vouch their info:
http://software.informer.com/getfree-insignia-ns-nav01-gps-update-maps-download/

Let me know how it turns out. Thanks.

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The Garmin GPS are among the easiest to use and they have the most complete mapping on the market. To update the mapping, there are several versions of the software integrated into these road gps. To name a few, city navigator version 8 and City Navigator 2008. With a newer version, you have the most recently built streets, new shops, new parking lots, etc.. To update, there are several ways to proceed. First, before you update your maps, I recommend you check if there is a newer version of the maps, visit garmin and download the plugin. You can also view the maps version directly on your gps.

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Reinstall TomTom Home and make sure you update your drivers if asked to do so. You also may want to download maps directly from TomTom's map store - http://www.tomtom.com/products/maps/select.php

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The Garmin maps updates page appears to be down at the time this is being posted, but the page to get updates for your GPS is https://my.garmin.com/maps/updates.htm.

You can also sign into the My Garmin page at https://my.garmin.com.

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Garmin puts out map updates on a regular basis. You must purchase these. The GPS comes loaded with maps that are current as of the date of production of the unit. It cannot "know" when new roads are paved and new subdivision are created without being "told" via map updates. The unit knows where it is in relation to the maps loaded on it by receiving signals from the GPS satellites in orbit. If things change, the maps must be changed in order for the unit to give you correct directions.

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