For newer GPS units (Garmin Colorado and newer including Dakota, Oregon, Montana, and 62 series) the program will allow you to manage maps very easily/quickly.For older units it will have to rebuild the entire map database you've selected each time.
Updating maps on garmin nuvi 260
This how-to will detail how to load additional maps to your GPS unit with either a Mac or a PC.
This tutorial was updated in July of 2014 for the updated PC process.
The download option is of course the quickest, but some people prefer to be sent an SD Card, especially if there is not enough memory to have two different regional maps on your device – which can sometimes be the case with the older models such as the Garmin Nuvi 200.
Updates for all Nuvis cost the same irrespective of what model you own.
So for example, if you are travelling to Asia it’s unlikely that you will have City Navigator for South East Asia installed, or City Navigator for China and India.
If that’s the case you will need to buy a Garmin Nuvi map update for that country as either a download or on an SD Card.To find out if you qualify visit the Garmin website or click the link advert that appears on the top right of this page – this will take you to the online checker and will notify you of what software you have available for you to download.The 255w was released in March of 2008 and has quickly become, and still is one of their best-selling models.One of the older models from 2007, the Garmin Nuvi 200 is a very basic navigator sat nav compared to the later models, but still has a heavy presence in the market with many owners still using it today.Click here to check for new and free map updates on all of these models.Author: Dan Blomberg & Rex Coggins | Last updated July 19th, 2014 at pm These days many of Garmin’s new GPS receivers contain built in maps, from the nuvi series with road maps to the Colorado and Oregon with topos.