Updating the nuvi 260w
Updating the nuvi 260w
If you have recently purchased a Garmin Nuvi with LMT or LM extension (for example Garmin Nuvi 1450 LM, Nuvi 1300 LM, Nuvi 2595lmt, etc) it means that you can benefit from free lifetime map updates (the life of the device of course, or better yet the average usage duration of a Garmin Nuvi).Well now that we know we can take advantage of free maps for our satnav, what are the steps we should take to get them?
I know I have done it before, but could not remember.
One lesson I've learned is wherever you go, use your best judgement with turns, streets, etc. It's fun to try other routes than just what the GPS says, and it'll always reroute and put you back on course if need be.
Having a GPS Unit while travelling seems old fashioned these days because of our cell phones.
Printing my driving directions from the internet was always very easy and more than enough for me…until recently.
We recently had to plan for a long trip to Europe and driving in several foreign countries was scary enough, so having a GPS with me helped ease my anxiety a lot.
That being said…I got lost one time in Italy as well…but we found our way soon enough after asking around. When traveling to foreign countries, having a GPS system is definitely better than printing directions or using your cell phone…simply because you still can’t rely on finding a good and affordable Internet connection when travelling inyernationally. My inexpensive and reliable Garmin GPS unit made my life so much easier while in Europe.
My purpose was simple: I wanted a GPS system that I can use both in Europe and California for driving everywhere. It’s true that the Garmin GPS supports multiple maps, but the internal memory that it ships with it’s not enough to hold two maps.
If you are looking to buy a GPS unit so you don’t depend on any wifi or data plan while traveling, take a look at this affordable Garmin GPS unit In order to make sure you can charge your Garmin GPS unit (and other devices) you have to have the right plug adapters.
Read my article about making sure your electronic devices function properly in Europe.
So, I tried all the combinations of the settings until I finally found it buried way deep in the “Tool” menu.
You can also learn how to change countries on your Garmin if you travel from country to country.
The need for a GPS system became very clear and as a result I purchased a great Garmin GPS unit.