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Old 13.02.2015, 13:51
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Help - Garmin Satnav - Maps !

Hi , I was given a Garmin Sat Nav for Xmas and having tried to use it for the first time I discover it only has UK maps on !!

My issue is that I now apparently need to buy the EU CD (apparently a downloaded version will not update it needs to be the CD initially) and it will not get to me in time for my next trip on Weds.

Does anyone know of anywhere in Zurich that you can buy these CDs ? I have no time now for them to mail me one :-(

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Old 13.02.2015, 13:53
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Re: Help - Garmin Satnav - Maps !

You should be able to download various Europe map packages from the Garmin website and simply install them onto the device. I find it highly unlikely you have to install it initially from a CD.
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Old 13.02.2015, 14:04
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Re: Help - Garmin Satnav - Maps !

Agree. My normal TomTom I can update online (connect it to the pc), it is only for the car sat nav that I need a CD.
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Old 13.02.2015, 14:44
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Re: Help - Garmin Satnav - Maps !

Have a look here:

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/digital...OPE_01-p1.html


...... and maybe, specifically this(?):

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/digital...prod28772.html


Incidentally, Christmas was nearly 2 months ago, and you check your maps a week before you go - you weren't a boy scout, were you?
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Re: Help - Garmin Satnav - Maps !

I take it we're talking about a new garmin here? not given an old 2nd hand one?

you just install the software on your pc, you can download that from there site if you don't have the CD, then once you've done that connect the GPS, the software recognises it, and you can then select there online shop and buy whatever you want there and then
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I take it we're talking about a new garmin here? not given an old 2nd hand one?

you just install the software on your pc, you can download that from there site if you don't have the CD, then once you've done that connect the GPS, the software recognises it, and you can then select there online shop and buy whatever you want there and then
Yes, if it is new, that works. I do exactly that and I have lifetime updates.

But if I sell the Garmin the registration for updates does not transfer.
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Re: Help - Garmin Satnav - Maps !

Thanks everyone, I have sat nav in my car in Switzerland so only tested it the day I received it in the uk and of course all was fine there. I only discovered the problem when I was in Spain last week !

I assumed I could download but spoke to garmin and they said that I would not receive the automatic updates if I did not use the DVD to initially load, are you guys saying that is nonsense and I should just download anyway ?

Yes I'm an idiot for not trying it out earlier
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Thanks everyone, I have sat nav in my car in Switzerland so only tested it the day I received it in the uk and of course all was fine there. I only discovered the problem when I was in Spain last week !

I assumed I could download but spoke to garmin and they said that I would not receive the automatic updates if I did not use the DVD to initially load, are you guys saying that is nonsense and I should just download anyway ?

Yes I'm an idiot for not trying it out earlier
There was no CD supplied with my Garmin. It is a few years old but I have lifetime updates once I registered it online. An instruction booklet (in 12 languages) is in the box. I bought my Garmin in Germany.
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Thanks everyone, I have sat nav in my car in Switzerland so only tested it the day I received it in the uk and of course all was fine there. I only discovered the problem when I was in Spain last week !

I assumed I could download but spoke to garmin and they said that I would not receive the automatic updates if I did not use the DVD to initially load, are you guys saying that is nonsense and I should just download anyway ?

Yes I'm an idiot for not trying it out earlier
I think you'll be wasting your time waiting for generic answers.

Garmin appear to be saying that you can't 'update' maps without a CD installation - but you're not looking to update them - they need to on the satnav in the first place. It seems that they can be bought online and downloaded to a PC or direct onto an SD card.

I think that on the Garmin site links I posted above, there's a box to enter your exact device model nunber - do this and attempt to follow the procedure for the required maps - that's the only way you'll know for definite.

Certainly for my non-Garmin satnav, I have always gone to the manufacturer's online shop, paid with a card and downloaded onto an SD card and stuck this in the slot (quickest option - transferring from PC to gadget directly, appeared to take several hours).

However these were for updates, as mine came with 42 countries pre-installed.
It is the same for new maps, though, as US and Australia are also offered.
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Re: Help - Garmin Satnav - Maps !

So.... I bought and downloaded the map I needed rather than wait for a DVD to arrive too late.... I'll post again once I find out if I receive updates. Thanks everyone for trying to help me out once again. After 8 years living here this site still comes up trumps for me when I'm stuck :-)
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