The easiest thing to do is to find the map of your interest ready to use in . Here you have two options, you can copy the file to your Sat Nav memory, or you can use an external SD card: You can now just copy and paste your file to your device.Once connected to your computer, it will appear as an additional drive, as shown in the image below.Amanda has been working as a freelance writer for over 10 years on topics including technology, health, fitness, nutrition, gardening and many more.She has also worked with Fortune 50 tech and financial companies, both in technical support and content production. Garmin requires that you pay for most of its offered map updates, but you may qualify for a free update if you’ve recently purchased your Garmin GPS device. currently, according to the Federal Highway Administration, there's a lot of opportunity for changes in routes.If you plan on keeping your GPS unit for a long time and think you’ll want to update frequently, you can take advantage of Garmin’s nu Maps Lifetime package for your region.When you purchase nu Maps Lifetime, you can install any updated street maps and location information changes as soon as they’re available for your device without having to pay for each individual update.
Most databases include Garmin Navigation Data, Obstacles, Safe Taxi and Terrain databases, and some packages include additional features, like IFR/VFR Charts and Garmin’s Airport Directory.The cost in the UK (Europe map) is £49.99 for a single update or £74.99 for Life Time update (updates forever).If your GPS has LMT in the description is because Life Time updates are included already (no extra charge).Remember that "Lifetime" in this case doesn't mean for your lifetime.The package covers the lifetime of the product’s “useful life.” So if you buy another Garmin unit a few years later, you'll have to buy another nu Maps Lifetime package as Garmin doesn't allow you to transfer that package to another person or product.