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Garmin Map Updates?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Janster, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Aug 6, 2010 at 2:17 AM
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    Janster

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    Hi Ya'll.....

    We have a Garmin Nuvi 660 and interested in knowing more about updating the maps in it. I was doing research and just updated the software. But now, interested in the map updates.

    Is it really that expensive to update the maps? I've seen pricing upwards of $60 or more. If that's the case - I'd probably just buy a new (and better) GPS.

    Or am I missing something?
     
  2. Aug 6, 2010 at 6:24 AM
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    kris77

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    I think garmin has lifetime map updates for 59$
     
  3. Aug 6, 2010 at 6:28 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Contact Garmin and make sure you dont get them for free. IIRC, if your product is registered on their site, you get them free.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2010 at 6:34 AM
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    You'll probably have to pay for a map upate. I do that with mine every year from Garmin.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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  7. Aug 6, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    Damn... this thing is several years old. I'll probably just continue to use it 'as it' until a rainy day and I feel like spending some money. :D

    That lifetime updates for $60 - is that only for the current GPS you own? OR would that apply to any Garmin GPS that you buy for your lifetime?
     
  8. Aug 6, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    I would guess it only applies to the current GPS. Oh and is that $65 from the garmin site? I thought I looked last year and it was something like $110-$120 for a lifetime update.
     
  9. Aug 6, 2010 at 8:26 AM
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    That's what I'm doing but it got me in trouble when I came across a road that no longer existed and the detour route wasn't on the map. A few U-turns later and a lot of 4 letter words and I was back on track!
     
  10. Aug 6, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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  11. Aug 6, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    my parents just bought a map update for their garmen on amazon and it cost them about $100 IIRC.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    This what happened to us a couple of nights ago. We had to pick up my SIL at Dulles Int'l Airport. Coming from Richmond driving up north I 95, reaching Sprinfield-Franconia area the road with new overpasses screwed up the nav on my garmin. Yup, a series of "recalculating" and U-turns and a few choiced 4-letter words I was back on track.

    Garmin updates are cheaper, try the nav system on Honda's Odyssey and it will give give you a WTF moment.

    I might just buy a new Garmin once I have enough clams.

    Any one got any deals out there? Thanks
     
  13. Aug 6, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    i am actually updating my old nuvi 350 right now, go to garmin.com and register ur gps and it will tell u what updates are available. It is really easy and there was a free update for mine that expires october 2010, that may seem soon but the thing hasn't been updated for 4 years and i have made it fine lol so this is great
     
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    I had the same damn thing happen to me! I was getting really pissed!
     
  15. Aug 6, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    ^^^ Yup, I was waiting for the voice prompt to say," Keep left then slight right turn, ...oh wait , this road was not here a month ago! oh sh_t, damn I think we are lost, where are we now? Ohhh well, sucks to be you, Good bye!!":D
     
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    I saw somewhere you can get the lifetime updates for 60$ or so. I cant remember where or the exact price, but i know it was under 75$ because i was thinking it was a heck of a deal.

    Maybe i saw it on slickdeals.

    EDIT:
    I did...here is the message i saw.
    http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?sduid=0&t=2164610

    Some ppl are saying its dead now and it looks like it was only for Nuvi's.




    Garmin Nümaps - North American Lifetime Map Updates for Nuvi series - $50.63 shipped

    Garmin Nümaps - North American Lifetime Map Updates for Nuvi series

    Catalogue number: 010-11269-00
    EAN: 0753759084837
    UPC: 753759084837
    Category: Electronics

    http://www.langtoninfo.com/showit...3759084837

    $43.64 + $6.99 S/H = $50.63
     
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    Interesting, thanks Jason I'll be looking into this.
     
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