To my surprise, it still runs smoothly the moment I turned it on.So I decided to spend some time to bring my old friend back in life.Maybe put back in my car as a backup when cell phone signals are low. Garmin had some firmware updates (Version 5.20) dated back in 2010. After install the software and plug in the GPS in the computer, the software automatically detected the device and offer me the updates. Garmin offers one time update for or lifetime update for . For example: North America 2015.10 and North America 2013.40 .The only problem with this old buddy is that the map is dated back in 2009 (I know, it was a long time ago). My previous firmware version is 3.4, so it is good to update. The newer maps are great except one problem: they are too big.Picture the situation – you're using a navigation system but you've still ended up taking a wrong turning. If your navigation system is equipped with the latest software and the most recent map data, you've nothing to worry about.
According to a study, updating your navigation system can save you up to € 400 a year. Drive more safely Distractions are reduced and the system is easy to use, ensuring safer driving.have to have either Windows or Mac in order to update your Garmin Nuvi GPS (or Magellan, Tom Tom, and a few others).And no, you don’t have to pay for updated maps either, even if your GPS is older or unregistered with the company.As long as your satnav is relatively modern (within the last five years or so), you should be able to update it.Smaller brands such as Navigon might present a problem, but those with Tom Tom, Garmin or Navman satnavs should be fine.