Updating my nuvi
Anyone who owns a Nuvi GPS or Zumo (the motorcycle GPS model) should aim to check for free Garmin GPS maps.Having the latest mapping and routing is essential because each and every day there are new roads being built, new junctions appearing, business are changing addresses, and many other changes on the nation’s roads; all of which necessitate you having the latest routes and directions available.
The Garmin Onetime update gives the user a one-off download of the latest version of City Navigator NT North America or City Navigator NT for Europe meaning that all their routes are as up to date as Garmin’s latest map database release.
In fact what this refers to is the lifetime of the Nuvi GPS whilst it is in your possession and registered to your my Garmin account.
Garmin release a new version of the their mapping data every quarter and four times a year, so if you buy the nu Maps Lifetime map updates option you can get the freshest and latest database direct onto your GPS each and every time this new software download is released.
Due to the Garmin maps being physically stored on the memory of the Nuvi GPS it is possible that as soon as you buy your Nuvi and put it in your vehicle for the maps to already be out of date.
Because of this Garmin offer something called the nu Maps Guarantee which is their quality commitment to all of their new customers. Typically though they will only be offered to GPS owners who have registered the Nuvi or Zumo GPS within the first three months of ownership.