Updating my nuvi
Garmin state that their nu Maps Guarantee must be accessed within 90 days of the device first receiving a satellite signal.
In order to check if you are eligible all you need to do is visit the Garmin website using the button and link below.
You could be a person who relies on the Nuvi GPS for their living – for example cab and truck drivers, delivery staff, or the emergency services.
Or perhaps you are planning on a driving vacation and holiday this year?
Many countries drive on the opposite side of the road and have different rules and regulations including speeding cameras – so knowing that you have the most up to date Garmin GPS updates on your device will give you the peace of mind that you can drive in a foreign country with confidence and the help from your Nuvi.
Garmin offer three different map update options all of which are described below including how much they cost – in my opinion all three options offer cheap map update options and are very cost effective considering how much use you should get from your Nuvi GPS over the lifetime of the product.
If you want a free Garmin Map update then the best and safest option available to you is the nu Map Guarantee program.
Despite the name don’t be confused into thinking that you will be getting Garmin map updates for life.
In fact what this refers to is the lifetime of the Nuvi GPS whilst it is in your possession and registered to your my Garmin account.
Garmin release a new version of the their mapping data every quarter and four times a year, so if you buy the nu Maps Lifetime map updates option you can get the freshest and latest database direct onto your GPS each and every time this new software download is released.
The Garmin user experience is a very good one, but if you do need any help or assistance with installing your new maps then please read my handy online guide on learning how to install Garmin map updates.
If you would rather have a very quick overview then please refer to the official manufacturer video below: There’s nothing worse than being in a strange town or city and getting lost, then needing to ask someone for directions – this is one reason why downloading free Garmin map updates is so essential.
Please note that I also offer advice on other GPS manufacturers.