The free PC based software can be downloaded from here, `My Tom Tom for new devices and Tom Tom Home for older devices.With prices starting at £39.99 for rising all the way up to £399.99 for a top of the range Sat Nav it can be a really hard decision to choose the best sat nav from all the available unit across the market.If your sat-nav is over 3 years old, I would recommend the onetime update only.Often (but not always), at three years the battery in the sat-navs start to deteriorate and as the lifetime map updates are not transferable to a new device, sometimes it can be more cost effective to replace the sat-nav with a new device rather than update it.You can check this by clicking the 'cog' icon, top right hand side of the Garmin Express window and clicking on the link in the 'About Garmin Express' panel. Sometimes it has trouble recognising the devices that are connected to it.
Unlike certain top brands, it’s never taken me down weight restricted roads, roads unsuitable for HGVs, low bridges, or anywhere large trucks/vehicles can’t go.We only sell the latest maps that are available (Garmin update these every 3 to 4 months) and a map card can be purchased from here Ireland & UK SD card If your sat-nav has a 'LM' designation, for example, the nuvi 2415LM or nuvi 2597LM then your device comes with free lifetime map updates.In this case you update the maps on your sat-nav using Garmin Express which you download from Garmin's website and install on your PC or Mac.The devices can only accept class 4 SD cards up to 2 GB.The European maps are now over 2 GB which means you have to split the maps between the sat-nav and 2 GB card.As a matter of fact, when in “Lorry mode” your routes are created to After trying MANY sat navs (including the expensive brands like Tom Tom, Snooper, etc.) I was so happy with the features and accuracy of this 7″ truck sat nav that I decided to sell them myself and help as many UK drivers like you be safer on the roads whilst saving you hundreds of pounds on those more expensive (but not necessarily more reliable) sat navs!Garmin have made a number of changes to their map update procedures in the last year.The software update procedure can take several minutes to complete so be patient. It is advisable not to update your sat-nav if the battery is flat, make sure it is charged. Your sat-nav may not have sufficient space for the map update.In this case you can either select a smaller region that will fit on your device or you can insert a micro/SD card into your sat-nav to hold the maps. If you don't have one, you can purchase one from here. Always make sure you have the latest version of Garmin Express installed before updating your sat-nav. Unfortunately, Garmin Express does not always work.Once downloaded and installed, the update process is relatively straightforward.You connect your sat-nav to your PC or Mac using the USB cable that came in the box.