Updating garmin map
Garmin have made a number of changes to their map update procedures in the last year.For those with newer devices these changes have made it much simpler, for others it can still be a painful process with numerous calls to Garmin technical support.Garmin Express lets you update your maps, upload activities to Garmin Connect, update your golf course maps and register your products.Simply plug in your Garmin device using its USB port, download and install Express for Mac or Windows, and open the application.The Fly Garmin site serves as your central resource for staying on top of the latest information and keeping your data current.The Garmin Express application is key to updating maps for many devices.This fee is reduced to €35 if you purchased your sat-nav from us.
The software update procedure can take several minutes to complete so be patient. It is advisable not to update your sat-nav if the battery is flat, make sure it is charged. Your sat-nav may not have sufficient space for the map update.Currently, all Tom Tom map updates are done through either My Tom Tom or Tom Tom Home.The free PC based software can be downloaded from here, `My Tom Tom for new devices and Tom Tom Home for older devices.In this case you can either select a smaller region that will fit on your device or you can insert a micro/SD card into your sat-nav to hold the maps. If you don't have one, you can purchase one from here. Always make sure you have the latest version of Garmin Express installed before updating your sat-nav. Unfortunately, Garmin Express does not always work.You can check this by clicking the 'cog' icon, top right hand side of the Garmin Express window and clicking on the link in the 'About Garmin Express' panel. Sometimes it has trouble recognising the devices that are connected to it.
If all goes to plan, not only will the latest maps for your sat-nav be installed but also the latest device software, Bluetooth updates, voice updates and so on. Register your sat-nav by entering your email address when requested to do so. I recommend that you only use Express if you have a good and reliable broadband connection as some of the maps files are very large and take several hours to download from Garmin. During the update procedure and depending on your device, you may be asked to disconnent your sat-nav from your PC and reboot it (turning it back on).