By- Parul Thakur
Having a GPS device in your car is very beneficial. It helps you to reach your destination while also reducing the stress you encounter while searching for a particular place. It is very important to update your Garmin GPS on a regular basis so you are fully equipped with the latest map updates. These map updates introduce you to frequent highways and roads, giving you significant information about them.
In this blog, we will discuss “ How we can update maps in a Garmin GPS device”?
Steps for a map update in Garmin:-
Connect your GPS Device with a computer or PC.
Remove your GPS device from your vehicle(i.e., Truck, Car, or Motorcycle). Now, with the help of a mini USB cable hook your GPS to the computer and wait for the process bar to scroll.
Log in to your Garmin Account.
After the process bar scrolls, you have to log in to your Garmin Account for continuing.
Connect yourself to the Garmin Express.
Make sure Garmin Express is installed on your device. To do so navigate to the Garmin Express on your device.
Choose between “Download for MAC” and “Download for windows” from the page. After you find your suitable file download, after completing downloading click on install and follow the instructions given on-screen.
You will have to access or purchase the updates.
Install the updates now.
Note: If your Garmin Express doesn’t start after installing then choose it and ensure you have a proper working connection.
You will have to purchase the updates if you haven’t purchased the lifetime updates.
Disconnect your device.
Choose the option of safely removing the device and detach it.
Steps for a free map update For Garmin:-
Step 1 :
You have to connect your Garmin GPS with the help of the USB cable, provided to You with your Garmin device.
Step 2 :
Using a browser. Visit the Garmin’s Find Maps update page.
Step 3 :
Select the automotive option.
Step 4 :
Tap on the Download map updater and then you have to save your file to your desktop.
Note: If the download button is not appearing by this time then your device is not eligible for any free updates.
Step 5 :
Double click on the downloaded file, to install the Garmin map update to your computer.
Note: You might have to update your Microsoft dot NET Framework before you continue.
Step 6 :
After your application is installed, tap on the search for the device option. Once your device is recovered, you can click on continue after reading out the disclaimer.
Step 7 :
If a free map update is available or a lifetime map update is available, then click continue.
Note: If you see a pop up of “your Maps are up to date”, then you do not require any new update and if any purchase update is available for your device. Then your device is not eligible for a free update.
Step 8 :
Tap on the continue, When the prompt shows ready to update.
Note: If you lack proper space. Then you will be guided to move some pictures and music to make a room.
Now you can simply leave your device plugged in. To download the update it may take a few hours to complete the download.
Garmin products are famous worldwide. These products have gained a lot of popularity because of its features and the excellent services that it has been providing to its customers. ‘ Garmin ’ is a worldwide acclaimed American multinational company (earlier known as ProNav) known for specialization in GPS technology for navigation, aviation, sports activities, and automotive using Garmin GPS.
Garmin launched a GPS navigation software program in April 2008, for laptops, PCs and other computers based on Microsoft Windows operating system. Mobile apps for various purposes for Android, iPhone, and Windows phones are also offered by Garmin.
How does the Garmin work :
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based radio navigation system. It provides Geolocation i.e., estimation of the real-world geographic location of an object, and time information to a GPS receiver anywhere on the earth where there is an unobstructed lineage of three-four GPS sites.
Initially, GPS was used by the American Government for army purposes to protect its people from any kind of disaster but later it was used by civilians commonly around the globe.
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