Garmin Map Update

Garmin Map Update

Sat-nav Devices assist you in navigating your way easily in this confusing modern world. Garmin’s sat-nav devices are some of the most innovative and feature-packed GPS gadgets available for users. These devices are known for its pinpoint accuracy and unbeatable reliability. However, it all depends on the accuracy of its pre-installed maps. In other words, these devices need an up-to-date map for best-in-class performance. For this, it offers Garmin Map Update on a regular basis which guarantees the accuracy of its devices.

How to Install Update?

The process of installing Garmin Map Update on your GPS Gadget is extremely simple and convenient. Garmin provides an intuitive desktop application called Garmin Express for simplifying this process. In short, Map Update is installed by means of this software which downloads the updates directly from its Servers. Another key point to remember is that these updates are available only for Registered Devices.

  1. In the very first place, you must launch the pre-installed Garmin Express application on your system. 
  2. Click on “Get Started” to access this software. 
  3. However, “Log In” to your Garmin Account on this application if prompted. 
  4. Now, hook up your Garmin Device to this Computer by means of a mini USB Cable. 
  5. As you connect this cable, Garmin Express will detect your Device. Consequently, it will display the name of your Device. 
  6. When you connect a registered device to your system, this software automatically detects the available Garmin Map Update. 
  7. Now, the application will showcase the available Garmin Map Update under your Device Name. For this, you should check beneath the Map Updates section. 
  8. However, if the application is connected to multiple devices. Then, you must select the name of your device to get the available update. 
  9. Next, you must click on the highlighted “Install All” or “Select All” button. This will initiate the process of downloading and installing the available Garmin Map Update. 
  10. But, if you want to install the updates separately. Then, simply select the “View Details” tab to get details of these updates. Now, look for the specific update that you want to install. Then, click on the corresponding “Install” tab. 
  11. Thereafter, it brings up its “Terms and Conditions” window. Hence, attentively review the details. Then, click “Accept”.
  12. On the following window, it presents instructions to complete the Installation process. Go through the same. Then, click “Continue”.
  13. With this, the installation process will begin for Update. Therefore, you must patiently wait for it. 
  14. Once the process finishes, it will notify you the same. 
  15. Subsequently, you will be prompted to disconnect the device. Therefore, carefully unplug it. 
  16. Finally, restart your GPS Device.

Garmin Map Update Procedure For First-time Users

Garmin Map Update Process for First-time Users is exactly the same as the process for other users. The only difference is the additional preparatory procedures that first-time users are required to undertake.

Install Garmin Express
  1. Begin the Garmin Map Update process by launching the official website i.e. “”.
  2. This webpage gives you the links to download the required Setup File as per the OS of your Computer. Hence, appropriately click on the correct download link i.e. “Download For Windows” or “Download For Mac”. 
  3. This will begin the downloading process. Hence, wait for the process to successfully complete for proceeding to Garmin Map Update.
  4.  Once the download completes, locate the downloaded Setup File. 
  5. Now, double-click on it. 
  6. Click “Run” or “Continue” on the following pop-up box. 
  7. Next, you must read its “Terms and Conditions” or “Software License Agreement” attentively. 
  8. Finally, click on the highlighted “Install” tab. Then, wait for the process to complete. 
  9. Click on the “Launch Garmin Express” tab. 
  10. Click “Get Started”.
  11. Thereafter, go to “”. Here, you must properly set up your User Account. 
  12. Subsequently, return back to the Installed Garmin Express. 
  13. Then, log in to your account. 
Hook Up The Device

In order to proceed further with Update, you will have to connect your Garmin GPS Device with the Computer that contains Garmin Express. Now, use a mini USB Cable to hook them up. But, make sure that the GPS Device is turned on. Launch the application on your system. Click on the “Get Started” tab to access it. Then, select the “Add A Device” tab to detect the connected gadget. When it shows your device name, click on “Add Device” for Garmin Map Update. 

Register The Device
  1. As you connect your GPS Device to this application, it brings up its Product Registration window.
  2. Here, you must correctly type in the Email Address linked to your User Account. Then, click “Next”.
  3. Now, “log in” to your Garmin Account.
  4. Thereafter, enter a “Nickname” for this Device.
  5. Then, click “Next”.
  6. After that, it provides you its “Anonymous Data Collection” on the following window. Hence, review the terms. Then, click “Yes” or “No” as per your choice. 
  7. Subsequently, follow on-screen instructions to complete the remaining steps of Network Connection for Garmin Map Update.