Garmin map updates

Discussion in 'Computers' started by golly, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. golly

    golly Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    Messages:
    1,238
    Likes Received:
    2,179
    Location:
    Co Durham
    Just downloaded Garmin express onto new computer, connected stat nav to update maps ---- says 3hours to download :eek: Is this normal, seems an excessively long time.
     
  2. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,349
    Likes Received:
    34,954
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    It could well take a long time but may not actually take as much as 3 hours. I think what they do is give a worst case figure so that people are pleased when it is quicker.

    I think it took about an hour last time I did it a few months ago.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  3. Flamenca

    Flamenca Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2013
    Messages:
    812
    Likes Received:
    493
    Location:
    West Country and France/Spain
    My updates take at least 2 hours. It has been a long time since I have been 'offered' updated maps by Garmin Express. My maps are currently 2015.30 ; what map version have you downloaded?
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  4. golly

    golly Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    Messages:
    1,238
    Likes Received:
    2,179
    Location:
    Co Durham
    Its still downloading, I will let you know when its finished, if this is what they call express God knows what they would class as normal.

    EDIT, just looked at the download screen, and its downloading 2015.30. 30% loaded and counting :rolleyes:
     
  5. Larrynwin

    Larrynwin Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2008
    Messages:
    9,065
    Likes Received:
    14,397
    Location:
    Norfolk
    My Garmins always take a min of three hours but likely due to my BT Snail Broadband, it would be quicker by pigeon :rolleyes:
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  6. Allanm

    Allanm Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2013
    Messages:
    3,298
    Likes Received:
    4,514
    Location:
    Cotes d'armor, France
    We have rubbish speed broadband, less than 1mb and Garmin updates can take all day ( or all night if I remember to do it last thing) I think their servers are very slow though, even when we had 10mb download speed, it took 2 or 3 hours
    Allan
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  7. Lenny HB

    Lenny HB Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Messages:
    7,187
    Likes Received:
    7,050
    Location:
    West Sussex
    You lucky devil mine always take 4-5 hours.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  8. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,782
    Likes Received:
    6,038
    Location:
    Sarth London
    it's a worse case scenario......relax its free!:)
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  9. chatteris

    chatteris Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2014
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    66
    Location:
    cambridgeshire
    think mine took a about two and a half hours last time and did not load the languages properly, I blamed the broadband, I have BT infinity and it is abysmal
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  10. MikeandCarolyn

    MikeandCarolyn Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Messages:
    2,171
    Likes Received:
    1,463
    Location:
    Worle,North Somerset
    I have 10mb here and garmin starts off saying 3hrsbut is usually done in 2.
    I get on with other stuff whilst it does it's thing.(y)
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  11. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    6,752
    Likes Received:
    10,471
    Location:
    Norfolk and Toftir.
    2.5MB download when I'm lucky, do mine overnight but on the odd occasion I have got up to a "Fail" message and have to start over. :(
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  12. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    27,349
    Likes Received:
    34,954
    Location:
    Acklam, Teesside, originally Glossop
    Can we stick to the subject of Garmin downloads please :LOL:;)
     
    • Like it Like it x 2
  13. golly

    golly Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    Messages:
    1,238
    Likes Received:
    2,179
    Location:
    Co Durham
    :Ta2:
    It took 2 1/2 hours in the end.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1

Share This Page