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I Would like to update my Garminc330. I have a glitch in the map (tells me address doesnot exist, when I know it does)

Would like an update for my c330 --- gives me wrong directions to address entered. Apparently map is out of date.

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  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    need help to upgrade

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2008

    YES! I also got a Garmin C330 for Christmas, and it seems to be reading old address - like 5 or more years ago - where new roads have come in, or new subdivisions, etc....but I thought "GPS" is supposed to KNOW where you are! I'm afraid of getting lost someday. You might say, "Get a map"! But I payed nearly $200 for "someone" ELSE to tell me where I'm going!!!



    I have only these other critiques to tell me what to do next...





    JillO

  • lemay748 Jan 30, 2008

    Why do I have to pay for an update?

    Had I paid something like $50 or $60 for the unit I could under stand the cost.

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  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2008

    Need updated maps with completed highways. In 3 yrs time many roads have changed. This is first try to find an update to Garmin c330? Otherwise it's a great product.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    yes sometimes it makes u go in circle and i have problems updating the map

  • mimigelinas1 Dec 10, 2008

    I want only mapupdates my garmin c330

  • drsharrlngto Dec 27, 2008

    my garmin c330 give me wrong direction to the adress giving

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What you have to pay for is new maps. Updates to the firmware are free. Garmin buys it's maps from a company called Nuviteq, I believe. The maps that are pre-loaded are only good until changes are made to roads or new developments are added. Since the maps are for the entire United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, they do not opt to give you free map updates. I do not know of any GPS company out there that is giving map updates free at this time.

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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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"Updates to the firmware are free. Garmin buys it's maps from a company called Nuviteq,"

Garmin get their maps from a company called Navteq (NVT), headquarter located in Chicago, Illinois. This company is in the process of being purchased by Nokia (NOK).

Tomtom uses map produced by Tele Atlas, located in Amsterdam. Tomtom is in the process of purchasing Tele Atlas.

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SOURCE: I Would like to update my Garminc330. I have a glitch in the map (tells me address doesnot exist, when I know it does)

Hello mjs91411,

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.

Best regards,
Ken
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Posted on May 20, 2008

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