Magellan is a portable GPS navigation electronic company, founded in 1986. Magellan is the inventor of the Magellan RoadMate and Maestro series which are portable car navigation products. Alongside it has also created Magellan Triton and eXplorist which are outdoor handheld navigation devices. Magellan also offers its customers an innovative Mobile GPS which includes a RoadMate App for iPhone along with a Premium Car Kit accessory.
However, it is only after, once a product is in the market when the creators realize the issues, bugs, as well the requirements their users need. These issues are resolved slowly and steadily with new updates coming, thereby making things better for its’ users. Now the major question that comes in everyones’ mind is, ‘Can I update my Magellan RoadMate?’ If yes, then how? Well, this article is THE answer to most of the questions in your mind, about the Magellan RoadMate update
It is usually the Business travelers as well as our travel freaks who we can be seen in unfamiliar territory and it is in situations like these wherein we realize the importance of guidance of a GPS unit can be invaluable. Further, we know that GPS devices are only as reliable when there is data stored on them, therefore they should be updated regularly.
Magellan RoadMate updates your maps and software directly on the device. All you have to do is:-
- Connect to Wi-Fi.
- Create a new account, however, if you already have an account, open www.magellangps.com.
- Then use your existing email address and password which will help your device register itself
- Now, download an available map and software updates for your RoadMate
- Then tap from the Map screen.
- When you see a notification (e.g. 2 New Updates), tap on UPDATES
- Now all you have to do is, wait for your new map or the software to download.
For more information about Magellan roadmate updates such as Magellan roadmate 1200 map update, visit the Magellan support site.
However, what we, the users need to know about Magellan Roadmate update is that certain updates are free of cost while others are chargeable. Mentioned below is the way to update both.
How can I update Magellan Roadmate – Free of Cost
1 First of all, you need to charge the GPS unit completely.
2 Then you have to download and install the Content Manager which is available on the Magellan website
3 You now will launch the same Content Manager and log in, in your existing Magellan account information. However, if you don’t have a Magellan account, all you have to do is visit their main page, then click on “Create Account” and follow the directions which are present on the screen to set up your account.
4 After this, connect your GPS unit to a computer with the help of your USB cable. When you connect, the unit is likely to turn on automatically. However, if it does not, you can turn it on manually.
5 Now Right-click the Content Manager icon which is present in the system tray in Windows and on the Dock in OS X.
6 Now select “Check for Updates”. If any map or software updates are available for your device or GPS to download, you will be notified with the help of a pop up on your screen.
6 All you have to do is click on “Get Now” to download and install all available updates for your GPS. When the installation is done, you will be notified to disconnect your device.
7 The last step is to wait for your GPS to restart automatically.
How can I update Magellan Roadmate- Paid
1 Start by clicking on the “Maps” tab which is available on the main page of the Magellan website.
2 Then choose the suitable GPS model from the drop-down menu.
3 Select the map you wish to upgrade and follow the directions given on the screen to complete the required purchase.
4 Launch the Content Manager and connect the GPS unit to your computer.
5 Then right-click on the Content Manager icon followed by selecting “Sync Purchase Features / Content”.
6 Now all you have to do is wait for the update to download and install followed by disconnecting your GPS once it is done.
Warnings while updating Magellan Roadmate
- Some of the Magellan GPS units are not compatible with the Content Manager. A list regarding the same is available on the Magellan website.
- Make sure you do not turn off the computer or unplug the GPS while the update is taking place.
- Lastly, if you face an issue regarding the connection of your Internet and Content Manager, try to temporarily disable your firewall or the anti-virus software.