Updating my garvin
You connect your sat-nav to your PC or Mac using the USB cable that came in the box.
If you have lost your USB cable you can get a replacement. Within Garmin Express, selecting 'Install All' under the 'Updates' tab is the safest option.
You have an option to purchase either a one-time map update which currently costs €59 or lifetime map updates which costs €89.
If your sat-nav is over 3 years old, I would recommend the onetime update only.
You can download free Garmin map updates if: The process of using the nu Maps Guarantee offer is very simple.
On the Garmin site, in the Update Maps section make sure you choose the option labelled nu Maps Guarantee.
Garmin have made a number of changes to their map update procedures in the last year.
You buy a micro/SD card preloaded with the Ireland/UK maps, you insert it into the side of your device and off you go.
The nu Maps Guarantee lets customers get a Nuvi map update for free and state that: “Simply connect your new Garmin Nuvi or Zumo to your computer and visit within 90 days of first acquiring satellites while driving with your device and you’ll be able to see if a free map update is available.” What this essentially means is Garmin will offer the customer a one-off map update for free within the first three months of them owning and using their Nuvi GPS.
It is a very good offer and downloading free Garmin map updates has never been easier.
In these cases, even though your device comes with lifetime maps, no matter how many times you connect your sat-nav to Garmin Express it informs you that can purchase a map update.
If this happens, you will need to contact Garmin on 1890 930 081 to have the problem resolved. The only difference is that you have to purchase the map update from Garmin's website first and then use Express to apply the update.