20 Most Recent Garmin North America GPS Map Update Maps Software Questions & Answers

Sorry, no free maps. I know I've tried. You either live with the old map or but the latest version.
I bought the life time maps updates and I'm glad I did.
I've updated my maps at least 6 times.
New maps are about $70.
Life time maps are about $99 (when I bought mine)
BUT FIRST make SURE you have the latest software in YOUR computer and in YOUR Garmin before you load any maps.
You can get that FREE at Garmin here:
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After installing WebUpdater once from the Garmin website, perform all future software updates from your computer. Simply connect your compatible Garmin device to your computer, then run WebUpdater from your computer's "Start Menu" by selecting "Start", "Programs", "Garmin", and finally "WebUpdater"
REMEMBER: It takes hours to do a complete a map update.
Unless you bought the Lifetime maps you may have to pay for current maps.

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Garmin North... | Answered on Aug 14, 2019

There is no free map updates for garmin if you dont have lifetime

Garmin North... | Answered on Nov 10, 2018

Settings ... reset to factory default

Garmin North... | Answered on Aug 28, 2014

You can buy it here https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/maps/on-the-road-maps/city-navigator-nt/city-navigator-europe-nt/prod6299.html

Garmin North... | Answered on Aug 14, 2014

You can buy it here http://www.garmin.com/uk/maps/numaps

Garmin North... | Answered on Aug 14, 2014

You'll need to install the software on your computer first. Then you will need to connect your Garmin with a USB cable just like you would a camera to upload pictures. The computer should find your GPS and finish the install and give you a choice to update your map database. This usually is a fee based update. Not too expensive and maybe you can purchase a lifetime update deal through e-bay or amazon etc. Good luck!

Garmin North... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011

Head over to Garmin.com and under the SUPPORT section - download WebUpdater.

Each time you connect your device it will search/install updates automatically.

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Garmin North... | Answered on Sep 10, 2010

Details of how to update your garmin satnav are available at http://www.fixya.com/support/r5628920-update_garmin_satnav_maps

Garmin North... | Answered on Sep 10, 2010

I don't have a Nuvi 1300, only a 200 and a 215. You may want to try loading only the Continental US map. Not the whole Northern Hemisphere. It maybe that your Nuvi 1300 doesn't have enough memory to contain the entire map.
I did the same thing with my Nuvi 200 when I first got it. Was ready to drop it onto the pavement from my third floor balcony!!! Went out and bought a second Nuvi that same day, and did the same thing to it too. I was livid all weekend long.
By Monday morning I finally got with someone there at Garmin who walked me thru the process and explained that the Nuvi can't hold that much info at once. Only part of the maps.

Garmin North... | Answered on Sep 06, 2010

The application is crashing for whatever reason. Uninstall the Web Update Software, restart your computer, and then install it again. This will more than likely solve your problem. Download and install the correct version for your OS. http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27

Garmin North... | Answered on Aug 29, 2010

The reason that the picture of the gps connected to a pc is shown is because the mini usb plug is not pushed in fully into the back of the satnav. This is a common problem with the 200w as it feels like the plug is fully in when it's not.
When the map is on the satnav for a year it displays the message that it's out of date. It can be updated again at www.garmin.com but if it was updated last year it may not be worth the cost of updating it again as there will be few changes. Generally I update mine every 2 years.

Garmin North... | Answered on Aug 04, 2010

Most problems for this happening stem from the unit being mounted on the windscreen when the windscreen has heating elements in it, this causes the signal from the satellites from reaching the gps unit. If this is the case, the only option is to fit an external antenna through the sunroof onto the roof.

Garmin North... | Answered on Jul 30, 2010

how can i download free map

Garmin North... | Answered on Jan 31, 2010

register your unit with garmin and pay for updated maps

Garmin North... | Answered on Dec 29, 2009

Go to a Garmin Website, find for a solution or Contact Garmin

Garmin North... | Answered on Nov 10, 2009

You don't state what your model number is. Here is the link to the garmin web site. You will find updates under the "support" heading.

Garmin North... | Answered on Sep 22, 2009

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