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Garmin nüMaps Lifetime Map Update for North America [Online Map Code]

by Garmin
Windows 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS X, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (299 customer reviews) 7 answered questions

List Price: $119.99
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: To use this code, you need an eligible Garmin GPS and a computer connected to broadband Internet. You also need to accept the Garmin Terms & Conditions.
Note: You can access this item in Your Software Library. The number of computers eligible for installation may vary.

Product Features

  • Compatible with Garmin Colorado, Dakota, eTrex, GPSMAP, nüvi, nüvifone, Oregon, StreetPilot, and zumo (see below for full list)
  • Coverage includes detailed maps for United States and Canada, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico
  • Updates the street maps on your compatible Garmin GPS for the lifetime of the device; no monthly fees or other ongoing costs
  • Download the newest data as often as every three months; receive an email when new data is available
  • Get updated information on street and highway changes, new roads, new points of interest, and other features

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows 7 / Vista / XP, Mac OS X, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
  • Media: Digital


Product Details

  • Online Map Code: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States and who have a U.S. billing address.
  • Note: Gifting is available after purchase via e-mail.
  • ASIN: B002Q2TTIO
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 10, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (299 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,793 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

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nüMaps Lifetime is a 1-time purchase that lets you download the most up-to-date map information on streets, highways and points of interest as soon as new content is available--for the lifetime of your Garmin device. nüMaps Lifetime subscription lets you download the newest map data up to 4 times per year without monthly fees or maintenance costs. It's Garmin's most comprehensive update plan.

Get updated information on street and highway changes, new roads, new points of interest, and other features.

Coverage includes detailed maps for the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Click to enlarge.

Pay Once--Update for Life
Know where to go when streets change or new restaurants and other businesses open. With nüMaps Lifetime, you'll get the most up-to-date maps available--for the life of your individual Garmin GPS. This one-time, single purchase gives you access to the newest map information on streets, highways and points of interest as soon as new content is available. Then, you can download the new data to your device, retrieving up to four updates per year, for the lifetime of one Garmin GPS. It's the most comprehensive update plan you can buy.

nüMaps Lifetime updates are available for the City Navigator NT street maps on one compatible Garmin device. Check below to see whether this update is compatible with your device.

How It Works
To use nüMaps Lifetime, all you need is your Garmin device, your computer and a USB cable. There are no monthly fees or continuing maintenance costs; you pay only once per Garmin GPS. When you want to update your maps, connect your device to your computer and log into your myGarmin account, where the latest map data is ready to load to your individual device. We're constantly gathering new map data, and a new update is available up to four times per year. Sign up for our email notification, and we'll email you when the newest data is available.

nüMaps Lifetime map updates may only be installed on one compatible unit. Please purchase additional quantities for additional units.

Navigate with confidence with nüMaps Lifetime.

About Coverage
Coverage includes detailed maps for the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Mexico coverage is not included.

Compatible Products
This map update can only be used to update the preloaded maps that came installed on your Garmin device. For example, a Garmin GPS device preloaded with North America maps only cannot be updated with a nüMaps Lifetime Europe Map Update, and vice versa.

  • Colorado 300, 400c, 400i, 400t
  • Dakota 20
  • eTrex Legend HCx, Cx; Venture Cx; Vista HCx, Cx
  • GPSMAP 60CSx, 60Cx, 620, 640, 76CSx, 76Cx
  • nüvi 1200, 1250, 1260T, 1300, 1350, 1350T, 1370T, 1390T, 1450, 1490T, 1690, 200, 200W, 205, 205W, 250, 250W, 255, 255W, 260, 260W, 265T, 265WT, 270, 275T, 285WT, 350, 360, 370, 465T, 500, 5000, 550, 600, 610, 650, 660, 670, 680, 750, 755T, 760, 765T, 770, 775T, 780, 785T, 850, 855, 880, 885T
  • nüvifone G60
  • Oregon 200, 300, 400c, 400i, 400t, 550, 550t
  • StreetPilot 7200, 7500, c330, c340, c530, c550, c580, i5
  • zūmo 450, 550, 660

What's Included
nüMaps lifetime map update for North America online map code

Note:
A nüMaps Lifetime subscription entitles you to receive up to four (4) map data updates per year, when and as such updates are made available on Garmin’s website, for one (1) compatible Garmin product until your product’s useful life expires or Garmin no longer receives map data from its third party supplier, whichever is shorter. Your nüMaps Lifetime subscription may not be transferred to another person or another Garmin product. A nüMaps Onetime purchase entitles you to receive one (1) map data update for one (1) compatible Garmin product. The update(s) you receive under the nüMaps Lifetime subscription or nüMaps Onetime purchase (as applicable) will be update(s) to the same geographic map data originally included with your Garmin product when originally purchased. In some instances, your Garmin product might not have sufficient memory remaining for you to load an update to the same map data originally included with your Garmin product, in which case you will need to either (a) select reduced map data coverage for your update(s), or (b) purchase separately a microSD card or a SD card (as applicable to your Garmin product) and load all or a portion of the map data coverage for your update(s) to the card and insert the card into the SD card or microSD card slot contained in your Garmin product.



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
248 of 257 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Digital Download takes time November 11, 2009
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Download|Verified Purchase
The only drawback to this is that it takes time. About two hours to download @ 2.6mps DSL and approximately another two hours to install. The size of the file was 2.02 GB. If you are on Dial-up, forget it. You don't have to attend the download, but you do need to be present at the install to click I agree and OK a few times. Once it is installed, everything worked with no hitches of any kind. While I haven't used it on the road yet, I was able to determine there was substantial updates in the data file for all of the various type things that you might be looking for, i.e., restaurants, service stations, etc.

All of my old settings remained the same, recently found items remained the same, etc. What you are purchasing from Amazon is the product key and you then go to the Garmin site and download the software. I updated from the 2008 version.
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122 of 125 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars same as card without mailing November 19, 2009
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Download
About time. The Lifetime maps update consists of a card with the code on it (scratch off secured), which could just as well be emailed securely. The code is only useful for a download anyway.
How long Garmin provides maps for a device only time will tell. The update is restricted to a particular registered device and cannot be transferred. The price is only slightly more than a single one-time update now.
With the pace of improvements in devices some customers might prefer to replace a unit after a year or two, in which case an update might not be worthwhile. Garmin offers each device fully up to date when purchased, with one free update download at that time if the unit has been too long in inventory (system updates quarterly).
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192 of 202 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extend the useful life of your GPS December 20, 2009
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Download|Verified Purchase
I've had a StreetPilot C330 since 2005 and absolutely love it. Twice I've updated the maps using the DVD method, but I'm thrilled that they now have 1) life time maps, and 2) the ability to update directly from the internet. I will comment primarily on the update method because the updates will never have every new road, and some POI's will be closed or not updated. That seems to be the same for all GPS systems, and there is no point in moaning about it here. Technology is not perfect, but given my total lack of a sense of direction I would be lost without my Garmin.

Before you begin it helps to know a few technical things. 1) You should go to the Garmin website and register so that you have access to the latest operating system for your particular gps (mine was outdated), have the proper USB drivers installed to recognize your gps, have the latest web updater software installed, and have the latest communicator plugin installed. This took about an hour overall, but is time well spent as it streamlines the upgrade process later on. 2) After installing/updating everything you can find, connect your GPS to your computer via a USB cable. NOTE: Many systems have USB 2.0 connections only on the back of the computer. The ones on the front panel are very often only 1.x USB connections. Using a 1.x connection will drastically increase your update time, if it works at all. My computer would not recognize the Garmin C330 until I connected it to the back USB sockets which I know are USB 2.0. 3) If you have updated and installed the necessary programs and connected your GPS, your computer should recognize it as soon as you plug it in. Run Garmin's webupdater program to ensure everything is the very latest.
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114 of 120 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ensure your GPS is registered to you by Garmin first December 30, 2009
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Download|Verified Purchase
If you purchased your Garmin GPS used, you may not be able to upgrade your maps. If your device is registered in a previous owner's name, then Garmin will not allow YOU to upgrade the device. They will not contact the registered owner to have them remove the registration, either. So check to be sure you can register your device before you buy a map upgrade or you will have made a very expensive mistake.
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nuvi Garmin Lifetime Map update July 2, 2010
Platform for Display:PC/Mac Download|Verified Purchase
Ok for $86 bucks you can't beat this considering that Garmin sells the lifetime for $119. So here is the skinny. Follow these instructios and it will save you a bunch of headachs.
1. Register your unit on the Garmin website
2. If its already registered then go to the site and log in and ensure your Garmin is plugged into your computer
3. Click on mymaps and then click on activate gift card this is where you enter your code from Amazon
4. Follow the steps when you get to a page that already has a code do not change it leave it alone and click next or continue.
5. It will take you through a few more steps then the loading will begin. This portion takes about two hours so go shopping :0) and when you return it will be completed.
6. I STRONGLY SUGGEST you get a 8gb or 1tb card to load the rest of the map. Let me go back, before loading the map to your Garmin you will have to choose what portion of the US you drive to frequently because the whole map WILL NOT FIT on your Garmin.
7. After choosing the states that you want to load e.g. lower 49+PR then click to begin loading your map
8. Once loading is completed and your Garmin has been updated follow the steps below to save the other states on your SD card. (Warning: I have a 4g card and it was full when I loaded CA alone).
If you have updated the preloaded maps on your device and you would like to install additional map regions you can send the maps to a blank microSD/SD card using MapInstall.

To install additional map regions to a blank microSD/SD card after the map update:

Windows XP and Vista

1. Insert the SD card into your nuvi

2. Connect the nuvi to your PC

3. Click Start

4. Go to All Programs

5.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I bought this over a year ago and updated ONCE. Now I just tried it again and it's telling me there is not enough room to update and I should buy a SD card and insert. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Researcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Lifetime updates not all that great
I got this after driving to the Omaha zoo and Garmin didn't have a clue of the recent construction. However, since then have discovered the maps are always that up to date. Read more
Published 1 month ago by LinuxKing
4.0 out of 5 stars Garmin nuMaps Lifetime MapUpdate for North America
This item was purchased for a used Garmin. The unit was running its original version. The upgrade was downloaded and served well until the unit itself failed.
Published 2 months ago by Donna Stefanini
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Update
This is a nice to have update. We have updated our Garmin twice with it over 6 years. With most phones having very up to date maps we haven't updated the Garmin since the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Klondike
5.0 out of 5 stars MAPS UP TO DATE
I bought my GPS as a refurb and did not have the option for lifetime maps. This is so easy to do, so great. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Geechee
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor performance
My Garmin has been very slow or doesn't load ever since I bought/added this. I meant
to purchase the Lifetime map option when it was new but messed up. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Steve
4.0 out of 5 stars An essential part of any Garmin GPS...
We purchased a Garmin to replace my old still serviceable but no longer supported "made in the USA" unit. Read more
Published 4 months ago by E. Daniel
4.0 out of 5 stars If you have committed to a Garmin GPS like we have, then it was a good...
If you have committed to a Garmin GPS like we have, then it was a good purchase. But I'd recommend using Google maps or Waze on your smart phone instead. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Don Bachman
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Value
I have a Garmin Nuvi 200 that i bought back in 2010. I bought the lifetime map updates and stuck a 32GB SD card in the device
Now I have all the maps east of the Mississippi,... Read more
Published 5 months ago by J. M. Diaz
2.0 out of 5 stars map gps
I have not been able to get this downloaded to my garmin gps and it has been no help to me
Published 7 months ago by preston g. lusk
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