How to get free Garmin map update | GPS Update Guide
Are you facing problem to upgrade your Garmin map then this blog is for you. This blog will help you to get free Garmin map update. Topic covers in the blog post are:
What is Garmin Map and where it is used?
How to install Garmin map on windows and Mac system
How to get free Garmin map update
Common issues in updating Garmin map
How to solve the issues
What is Garmin Map?
Gary Burrell and Min Kao have started the company in 1989 in Lenexa, Kansas, United States. Now it is an American multinational technology firm named as Garmin Ltd. It shortens name is Garmin and has headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. They are specialized in the production of GPS technology system for automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and sports activity. They are also competing with Fitbit and Apple the developers of the activity tracker and smartwatch with the development of wearable gadgets. The company has developed the software known as Garmin Express which is used to download and install updated map and software on your devices. Garmin releases the updates for these maps many times in a year are known as Garmin Map. Their satellite navigation and GPS systems are used in Aeroplanes, ships, boats, vehicles etc.
How to Install free Garmin map update on Windows and Mac System
Installation on Windows:
At first, you need to install Garmin USB driver software
Install Garmin Communicator Plugin
Check your browser that it detects the Garmin device or not
Web browsers supported by Garmin Communicator Plugin are Internet Explorer 7 and up, Firefox, and Opera.
The Garmin Communicator Plugin is not supported by Google Chrome.
Installation on Mac:
Install the Garmin Communicator Plugin
Make a test to check that your browser is communicating with Garmin device or not.
Firefox and Safari are the two browsers which support Garmin Communicator Plugin
free Garmin map update
How to Update free Garmin map update?
If you are using a GPS device then it should have the latest map updates otherwise it is of no use. Even companies make it easier to update your GPS map but it is not as easy as looks. All updates are available on the internet. For Garmin update three software need to be download. The total size of the file is about 2 GB hence you may need to wait for an hour.
Please follow the below mention steps.
You are required to create my Garmin account
Just go to the official website click on create a new account
Enter all required information
Click on the box “Agree to the term of use and privacy statement”
You can subscribe for further communication but it’s optional.
You need to register your device
Select the type of device for which you are registering
Keep all recommended stuff with you (check product documentation)
To complete the registration follow the instructions on the screen
Now you can download map updates
Connect your device with the computer and log on to your Garmin account
The home screen shows two types of downloads. Recently purchased updates and free updates
To get the free update click on Get Free Updates
Click on download button and enter your product key
When your screen shows updating device software click on Accept the License agreement
Follow the instructions and select the download button
Once you have downloaded the file run GarminMapUpdateX.X.exe for windows and GarminMapUpdateX.X.dmg for Mac system
You need to select the device for updating
Click on agreed to license terms and condition box
Enter the product key and click continue
When your device is ready for updating your screen shows two options. 1. Click on recommended map region and 2. Go to Advance option to choose the map region
Click on options to keep or remove all previous data from your device. Choice is yours
Select the option to install maps on your device only or on both device and computer
Once installation completes click on continue and then click exit.
Now your device is updated and ready to use.