Garmin Download Record?

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  1. veevee

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    Just re-installing the latest Europe maps after down-loading, and took a look at the estimated time to complete the installation. Then took another look, then worked out in real money what the numbers meant...






    25155 hours

    Is this a record or do you know differently?



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  2. Larrynwin

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    Are you in a red phone box :Eeek::Eeek:
     
  3. Bailey58

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    We're 5 miles from our exchange and download times are always horrendous. My last map update from Garmin took about 17 hours. :Sad:
     
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    What I couldn't add as it would spoil a good (true) story is that the time estimated did drop after about 60 seconds, from the 25155 hours ( 2 years 9.5 months) to 31 minutes
     
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    My broadband speed is snail pace and Garmin downloads always take about 4 hours :RollEyes:
     
  6. Heyupluv

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    How old are VeeVee.....it should be a good mapping set up you will have.. if you are still alive:Doh:..are you on your 1gb dongle allowance for the month
     
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  7. golly

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    I tried to download the update, said not enough space to download, delete some files to make room. given that this is the first time I have updated since getting it, its a bit much. You would think there should be sufficient memory to get at least one update. I will get an SD card and see if it will load onto there, if not back to the old TomTom, I just got the Garmin for the lifetime maps
     
  8. Cyclewalkbob

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    I tried to update my Garmin Dezl. after 28hrs still had not finished.

    Rang garmin who suggested that it would not download over wireless and suggested that use cable from router to computer.

    Did this and it took 1.5hrs.

    My broadband varies between 6-8 mb!
     
  9. Heyupluv

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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:....And to think I nearly purchased the Garmin camper the dezl from the caravan and camping club with lifetime maps....I was so close because of the price about £100.00 cheaper than the TTcamper then I read the reviews...
    Sorry I am not laughing really:RollEyes: ...I am just thinking how lucky I have been
    Thank goodness I read all the reviews.....and Purchased the TOM TOM camper 1005 instead...a Brill bit of kit...
    Now have the TomTom One Europe...The TomTom 1000...and Now the Tom Tom Camper 1005...all still working and Brill all three...my TomTom one Europe came back to life ???? after I purchased the camper 1005.....I would be lost without them:Rofl1::Rofl1::Wink::Wink: and I mean lost with out them I have chucked all my maps away:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Should have got a TomTom veevee:Wink::Wink:
     
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    Should have got a TomTom Golly_J:Wink::Wink:
     
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    Should have got a TomTom Rolf:Wink::Wink:
     
  13. aba

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    i didnt get lifetime updates with my garmin but recently it started saying the maps were out of date well it is about 7 years old.
    i looked at replacing it but for the equivalent model it was close to £200.
    then looked at updating and bought the update on an SD card from amazon for around £20.
    plugged it in and selected the map in the settings and bingo all is well.
     
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