Garmin Liftime Map Updates

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  1. quickweh

    quickweh Funster

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    Not had an update since the New Year on European maps, my version is 2018.20. Garmin express shows no update available. I have queried this with Garmin but was told that I have the latest version. Anyone got a more recent update?
     
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    I updated my garmin a few days ago and it now says it’s 2018.30
     
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    Mine is on 2018.30. I updated it a few weeks ago.
     
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    Mine too, 2018.30. I thought it was available for all models.
     
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  5. quickweh

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    Thanks, will contact Garmin again.
     
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    It depends on what unit you are using, my Zumo 660 has updates much later then my wifes Nuvi, my 660 is running 2018.20 where as the Nuvi is on 2018.30.

    I check Garmin Express daily for updates, there are none at the moment..
     
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  7. Riverbankannie

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    That looks like the Nüvi on a later version than the Zumo as surely .3 later than .2?
     
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    Yes that is correct Annie, they run different 'systems' to each other. (Can't remember the correct terminology).
     
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    We have a Garmin Nüvi 3895 with free lifetime updates. However, whenever I try to update, Garmin Express won't connect to the Nuvi unless I delete all user data. This is very annoying as we like to retain certain routes, campsites etc.
    Garmin are totally unhelpful telling me to connnect to Garmin Express and delete an xml file. You then tell them that if you could connect to Garmin Express to to that, there would be no problem connecting! So I'll have to delete all my user data gain, next time there's an update. This is now my second Garmin and don't think I'll fall for their BS about "lifetime" free updates.
     
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    There are conditions to the lifetime too. One of them is you doing regular map updates, if not, they deem the unit to be not actively used and the “lifetime” finished!
    There is a backup user data option in Express so presumably you can restore from that after the map update.
     
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    I think lifetime updates is limited to 4 updates a year...
    I havent updated mine for a good few months but when i had a look last night there was only a software update available...
    Ill check tonight and see what version of maps is installed
    Andy.
     
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    How much are updates if you don't have free updates?
     
  13. quickweh

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    Just a note that I used to get a notification from Garmin that an update was available but they seem to have stopped. My Nuvi is a 2013 model so are Garmin regarding it as at the end of it's life?(n)
     
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    It looks like same map system

    *nüMaps Guarantee available for all Garmin nüvi and zūmo sat navs. Guarantee applies to one covered Garmin product. Not transferable to any other person or product. You will qualify for the free map update(s) only if you register your product online at http://my.garmin.com either (i) prior to first using your device, or (ii) within 90 days of first acquiring satellites while driving with your device (the "First Satellite Fix"). If you qualify under one of these two conditions, then you will be entitled to receive one or more free map update during the 90-day period following the date you registered the product or the First Satellite Fix date, whichever is earlier, if and when map updates are available for purchase on Garmin's website during such period. You will not qualify for free map updates if you register your product with Garmin by telephone or more than 90 days after the First Satellite Fix.


    I just do mine once a year

    Not sure about buying an update but new map £75. I got my Garmin when I couldn’t update my Tom Tom as not enough space on only second update.

    https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/6299



    A product will be deemed to be out of service and its useful life to be ended if no updates have been downloaded for such product for a period of 24 months or more. Unless otherwise stated, the updates you receive under the subscription will be updates to the same geographic area included with your Garmin product when originally purchased. Third party content providers may change. In some instances, your Garmin product might not have sufficient memory remaining for you to load an update to the map data, in which case you will need to either (a) select reduced map data coverage for your updates, or (b) purchase separately a microSD™/SD™ card (if and as applicable to your Garmin product) and load all or a portion of the map data coverage for your updates to the card and insert the card into the microSD/SD card slot contained in your Garmin product. If neither of the measutres in (a) or (b) can be used to address your product’s lack of sufficient remaining memory, then Garmin may conclude that the “useful life” of your product has expired. Garmin may terminate your nüMaps Lifetime subscription at any time if you violate any of the terms of this agreement or your subscription. Your nüMaps Lifetime subscription may not be transferred to another Garmin product.
     
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  15. Ingwe

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    @Riverbankannie-thanks for the heads-up on the option to back up user data. Have backed up so it may be be the case that I can add back data previously deleted.
    The last update was only firmware and not maps so far as I know.
    So “lifetime” is that of my pet goldfish!?
     
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    I last updated mine in 2010......

    Makes interesting trips.....you get to see how France and Spain have built so many bypasses, viaducts, bridges, roundabouts ....not much here though

    Can get a bit monotonous hearing 'recalculating, recalculating' with me shouting 'shut up' at her - not her fault

    Keeps me occupied...

    Yesterday 'she' activated my new parrot bluetooth and dialed my brother in law by accident..trying to deal with that and 'her' keep repeating 'recalculating'...:doh:

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    My Garmin has the latest map update but I wish it really was up to date. :) It knew nothing about some one way streets in a small Portuguese town earlier this week and previous to that I found we were driving on a road which according to Garmin didn't exist.
    But it all adds to the thrill of exploring a country so I'm not complaining. :)
     
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  18. Ingwe

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    Yes, nothing like watching the Moho icon moving across a field and the satnav (Stella in our case) blathering "rejoin the road, rejoin the road, rejoin the road, rejoin the road, Goddammitt!"
     
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    'System' is probably the wrong word, the maps have a designation, 'NT' or 'NTU', I can't remember which, but the older Zumo 660 has two updates a year, and the newer Nuvi has four, either way I always have to wait awhile to update my Zumo..

    Just checked Garmin Express and there is an update to 2019.10 for the Nuvi.. so I'll have to wait for my Zumo update.

    It's also worth adding that Garmin Express itself has regular updates too, the current version is 6.5.0.0.
     
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  20. Gellyneck

    Gellyneck Funster Life Member

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    As @Les W says 2019.10 is just out.(y)
    Both my 760 Camper (2016) and 2460LMT (2011) have been running 2018.30 since around end February.(y)
    As an aside, be very wary if you use BaseCamp as the latest release (4.7.0) removes a fair bit of functionality, including Google Earth.(n)
     
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