Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin Lifetime Updater

Garmin Lifetime Map UpdaterUPDATE: Here’s a Garmin Lifetime Updater FAQ.

Here’s a nice surprise – Garmin is taking the hassle out of downloading lifetime map updates. A Garmin Lifetime Updater showed up on their website today, which automatically downloads updates to your computer and notifies you when they are ready to install. Here’s a few notes on the app:

  • Downloads files automatically to your computer
  • No sign-in required
  • No web browser required
  • Advanced options let you specify download speed and schedules


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Garmin nuvis with lifetime map updates (LMU) hit market

Garmin nuvi LMU

UPDATE: For a list of current models with lifetime maps, check out our Garmin nuvi comparison chart.

Garmin has quietly expanded the number of units bundled with lifetime map updates. These were first spotted at Costco a couple of months ago, but they are now making their way into the broader market. You may see them listed as LMU (lifetime map updates) or as models with nuMaps Lifetime Map Updates. Here are the ones we are aware of and some places we’ve seen them:

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