If you’re sick at yelling at Siri and pulling over to look for an address, it’s wildly useful to have a GPS unit onboard. Just say where you’d like to go and boom, you’re well on your way. However, to be accurate, your Garmin device needs to have an actual list of all mapped roads and highways. We’ve all heard of a situation where your GPS is beginning to take you down a dark path that is twisting and turning until you’re in a dead-end.
Streets and routes are constantly changing, and if you don’t keep your GPS current, you’re bound to be that person sitting at your dashboard in the middle of cursing nowhere. Fortunately, it’s easy to keep your GPS unit updated, especially with Garmin’s Express software which radically reduces it to plug the device into your computer and let the software work its magic. Express can be used whether you have a Drive, DriveAssist, Zumo, Nuvi or any other model in Garmin’s lineup. Here’s a simple, step-by-step guide to garmin gps map update free download.
Step 1: Connect your gedget to your computer
You will be required to attach your Garmin GPS device to a computer before starting the update. Please remove it from your car, truck or motorcycle to do this and ensure the device is powered on. Hook the GPS to your deskstop using a mini USB cable, and wait while the progress bar scrolls. If you have already connected to the device, should start automatically. If it is your first time, you might need to log in to your Garmin account manually before you start.
Step 2: Install Garmin Express
First, you’ll need to make sure that Garmin Express is installed on your device by navigating to the download page of Garmin Express and choosing either “Download for Windows” or “Download for Mac.” After downloading the correct file, click the Install button and follow the prompts on the screen. Garmin Express works as mentioned above with all GPS devices like Drive, DriveSafe, Nuvi & Zumo.
Step 3: Access or purchase updates
Now is the time to get your updates installed. If Garmin Express has not already opened after installation on your device, garmin maps updates 2016 pick it and ensure that your internet connection is functioning correctly. Tap on the “Attach Phone” button and find your GPS. The app will search for any updates available and provide you with a list. Tap “Select Everything” button and keep your computer linked when downloading the updates. When complete, you’ll have all the apps available with your computer that are either free or have come standard. If you haven’t bought lifetime updates, you might need to buy them right now.
Step 4: Disconnect your device
Upon completion of installing the free updates (or buying anything new), select “Eject” to securely disconnect your device and unplug the USB cable. Once unplugged, reinstall your GPS in your desired vehicle and rest assured that your directions will be accurate (hopefully)