How does Update Garmin GPS?

Garmin is a world leader in manufacturing GPS devices and carries a customer centric approach in order to give the best user experience. And as a part of this initiate it keeps on releasing the news updates every year.

In today’s blog you will learn about the cost of Garmin GPS update, and steps to update it as well.

To talk about Garmin, it is headquartered in United States, with history of 30 years in manufacturing and selling of GPS devices and now it is expanding very fast in multiple countries and in different domains.

Whenever you will purchase a new Garmin device, then it will carry the nu Maps guarantee along with. This package ensures 90 days of guarantee, and the user gets the free Garmin map update within these 90 days and no need to pay anything.

The best part about this is, 90 days countdown will start from the day when your device get connected for the first time with the satellite. That means if you have purchased the device and stored it in your home and connected or used it after few days, then is when the guarantee day “one” begins.

If you are finding that your Garmin GPS is not responding well or showing inappropriate directions, then you must download and install “Garmin Express software” in your PC, or otherwise 90 free guarantee days will end and you might lose your free map updates. So never ever miss the chance of getting the free map updates to your device or else be ready to swap your card for paid updates after 90 days.

Apart from this Garmin also provides lifetime subscriptions for many of its devices, where you need to spend money once and rest assured for lifetime free upgrade of your device. 

Garmin Map Update Cost?

Now as we discussed earlier that for a paid option, Garmin gives you two ways either buying an individual map or a lifetime subscription. For a safe play sometimes user go for an individual Map Purchase and Garmin charges you around $75 for a single update. 

And if you are a dedicated GPS user then a lifetime subscription seems to be a better idea, that you can buy at around $125, making you eligible to get the map update every quarter for the lifetime.

Lifetime term should not be confused, to be specific  it means a package that covers the device’s useful life until it expires.

How to Purchase new Maps?

Garmin new maps can be purchased with an ease from My Garmin Express. You just need to enter the website and highly interactive user interface of Garmin software will guide you till the end of transaction and completing the installation process as well.

In Garmin Express you can easily find the updates available, price of the updates, just in few moments after connecting your device with the computer. These maps or updates are different as per the regions or countries. This can be done on any operating systems either “Windows or Mac”.

How to Update Garmin Map?

Garmin map update is one of the key feature to keep your device up to date as per the new releases from the company, and thus providing the best user experience. Following is the procedure to purchase a Garmin Map Update:

  1. First step is to Switch “On” your Garmin GPS  and computer, connecting both with a compatible USB cable.
  2. Now if you have logged in your device earlier as well, then a window of Garmin Express will automatically open and you will see updates available (if any)
  3. Now in Garmin Express window you will find “Maps update available”, and click on “See pricing” tab.
  4. Now “prices and payment” window will open up, now select your respective country form the drop down list.
  5. Now click “Continue”.
  6. Now if you are logging in for the very first time then you will have to “sign in” to the Garmin Express window.
  7. Now here a new window will open, and you can check the pricing of the update you want.
  8. Now click the “Price button”.
  9. Now proceed further and follow  the on screen prompts by entering your address and payment option.
  10. Now your Map is updated.

After reading this blog, you would have got the best idea about the cost to update Garmin GPS and along with that we have also covered up the Garmin Map update process, so as to make it easy for you to proceed with the updation process.  For more information you can visit My Garmin Express website at