Garmin Releases Automated Updater for Lifetime Map Owners

 

For the last few months a number of us have been beta testing a new facility for lifetime map owners to download and install their map updates. Garmin released the product today and it can be downloaded from http://www.garmin.com/lifetimeupdater

Here are the details as posted on the Garmin website:

Garmin Lifetime Updater™

The no-hassle way for devices with nüMaps Lifetime™ subscriptions to get map updates.

Garmin Lifetime Updater continually checks for available map updates and automatically downloads them to your computer. It then alerts you right on your desktop when files are ready to install.

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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Documentation

For Windows, it says MS .NET 4 Client Profile is included, but is the installer "smart" enough to leave an existing installation alone?

Does a Lifetime Maps affiliated GPS need to be connected during the initial Updater installation?

Gonna try this one

Thanks for the info !

And for your info, it's indeed asking me to connect my GPS during setup - during first launch, I mean

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Documentation

Bayou Navigator wrote:

For Windows, it says MS .NET 4 Client Profile is included, but is the installer "smart" enough to leave an existing installation alone?

If you have 4 or higher it shouldn't ask.

Does a Lifetime Maps affiliated GPS need to be connected during the initial Updater installation?

Installed just fine with out a connected unit.

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Interesting

It'll be interesting to see how it works for the masses, then to see if folks will prefer it to a download done manually.

Right now, I'm thinking that my preference will be to continue as has been done in the past: hear that the map's out, then on my schedule, perform the download/update.

Great, will look into

Great, will look into it.

Thanks for the info,
Rob

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Timing

I wonder if using this system will really get you new maps in a timely manner. If Garmin's "Automated updater" for map updates works as well as their "Automated email notification" for map updates, you will probably get your update about a month after it is released.

I think I will wait and see how well this works with other users before I install it.

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So what happens if you shut off your computer during the download?

Good point

alandb wrote:

I wonder if using this system will really get you new maps in a timely manner. If Garmin's "Automated updater" for map updates works as well as their "Automated email notification" for map updates, you will probably get your update about a month after it is released.

I think I will wait and see how well this works with other users before I install it.

Good point. If all with the service were to have their downloads start as soon as a new map was out, there'd be quite the traffic snarl so there must be some way for them to dribble it out--serial number, geographic area, etc? It's quite likely that those doing the update manually will get their maps days/weeks ahead of the auto folks.

I do hope that Garmin will use a different set of servers for the auto folks vs. the manual folks or else the manual updaters may run into slowdowns.

Download manager?

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

So what happens if you shut off your computer during the download?

I expect they'll use a Download Manager as they do for the manual downloads. If so, a shutdown during the download won't be an issue. Maybe someone part of the beta program can give us details without violating their non-disclosure agreement.

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GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

So what happens if you shut off your computer during the download?

One thing for certain: The download stops... when you start up again, one of two things happens - it starts over, or picks up where you left off - one would hope that the latter is the case.

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What about

CraigW wrote:
alandb wrote:

I wonder if using this system will really get you new maps in a timely manner. If Garmin's "Automated updater" for map updates works as well as their "Automated email notification" for map updates, you will probably get your update about a month after it is released.

I think I will wait and see how well this works with other users before I install it.

Good point. If all with the service were to have their downloads start as soon as a new map was out, there'd be quite the traffic snarl so there must be some way for them to dribble it out--serial number, geographic area, etc? It's quite likely that those doing the update manually will get their maps days/weeks ahead of the auto folks.

I do hope that Garmin will use a different set of servers for the auto folks vs. the manual folks or else the manual updaters may run into slowdowns.

What about the opposite, where the auto folks get maps early and the manual folks are weeks later. Garmin can do auto downloads without making the maps available for manual download, this would allow them to control the amount of traffic on their server.

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Wow!

I'm amazed! They even have a Mac version!

(And I'll find out how well it works tonight when I get home.)

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Thanks

Hopefully it works well behind the scenes.

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Thanks

About time they made it easy.

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Not sure about this

Not sure I want another process continuously running in the background on my computer looking for updates that happen four times a year. Being a member of this site has given me ample notice of when an update is available. I think I will stick with that method for a while.

sounds geat, but...

One of the fabulous benefit of POI Factory is that, if anything new coming out of Garmin, people will start spreading the words within hours.

While this nifty tool will ease up downloading new maps, but, running this all the time on my computer to wait for something only happens 3 or 4 times a year? I have more important use for my CPU and RAM. Personally, thanks but no thanks.

Only if Garmin updates map once a month or more, then I would consider using it.

So what's missing here

t923347 wrote:

For the last few months a number of us have been beta testing a new facility for lifetime map owners to download and install their map updates. Garmin released the product today and it can be downloaded from http://www.garmin.com/lifetimeupdater

@t923347,
Thanks for the info ... but ... if you have been beta testing it for a while, what's missing here is your opinion and/or comments.

One good question raised is whether it has to run all of the time or can it be disabled for a few months after a download was just completed?

Just curious. I'll probably load it up tonight anyway. I can still do a manual download if it wants to do the auto download a week or 2 later. After all, I can't wait a whole week for the update! laugh out loud

EDIT - What the heck, went ahead and installed it. Install was easy. Did not need the GPSs connected for the install but added them afterwards under devices tab. I still have 1 more to add. I think all devices need to be entered in the system so the download manager also downloads the unlock keys for each GPS.

I changed 1 setting from its default under the installation section to "Install to Computer only". It says the download is faster with this setting and I am guessing that this will download it as soon as it see it whether my GPS is connected or not.

Bring on the maps! I'm ready.

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I'm going to try it...

As the last 5 attempts to do a lifetime map update has crashed. Trying with three different computers and all three Windoz op systems.

I'll let you know!

Update! Well it works! And no crash! Except it say that my map was up to date, and it wasn't. But the update was painless and best of all it didn't crash 3/4 way through the update, as what happened the last 5 tries with the website map updater.

So from my one time experience, it looks like a winner.

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k6rtm wrote:

I'm amazed! They even have a Mac version!

(And I'll find out how well it works tonight when I get home.)

My Mac install was as expected - now will have to wait for a map update to see it work... it's much like the other map update - make sure to set the preference if you want it to save to your computer as well as updating your device(s).

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Updater

Thanks for letting us know about this. I've got it download and installed and put my two GPS's in it. Also went into settings and told it to install the maps to the computer and the GPS. I don't even notice it running in the background, but I suppose if I want one less icon in my system tray, I can manually start and stop the application. Hopefully it will work better then the manual downloading, since I don't come here as often as I should, maybe it will let me know a new map is out before I eventually figure it out by visiting here on one of my random visits.

Opinions and Comments

bear007 wrote:

@t923347,
Thanks for the info ... but ... if you have been beta testing it for a while, what's missing here is your opinion and/or comments.

One good question raised is whether it has to run all of the time or can it be disabled for a few months after a download was just completed?

Sorry I've been on the road all day and just got back to computer.

I find that this is really more convenient than using myGarmin. Prior to this new program you first of all had to know there is an update, you had to attach your Nuvi to your computer, fire up your web browser, login to your myGarmin account, and go through the screens that get you to the download point. All of this is automated or not needed with the new program.

Moving along, you then had to start the update from your myGarmin account and what does it do? It downloads Garmin Mapupdater program. That it, your myGarmin account is finished with it's work. You then had to install the Mapupdater program and then go through it's screens making sure that you pick the Install Options so that it downloads to your computer and the Nuvi. Now you have already set this up using the automated updater program so none of it is required any longer.

I'm not saying that this is a world altering piece of software but it is a good attempt at automating the whole map update process. I've seen a lot of improvement since we first started beta testing and the guys in the development group seem really kin to get this right so I suspect that future improvements will come along.

Both the MAC and PC versions want to auto start the program. Mostly that's no big deal but if your low on system resources or just like to keep your computer with as few startup programs as possible it does require that you go into the inner working to stop the auto startup. On a PC that's going into msconfig and unticking the box for the executable. Have no idea if the MAC as this ability. On the other hand turning off the autostart defeats some of the purpose of the program in that if it isn't running it can't download the map updates automatically.

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The 'old' way works for me just fine at this point.

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My earlier setting Might be wrong

I intially set to "Install to computer only". I was thinking that the update process wouldn't work if one of the GPSs weren't installed. Thinking about it that seems stupid.

I set it to "Install to device and computer". I guess this will install the update automatically from the computer to each GPS when it sees each of the GPSs connected.

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Great idea

and hopefully it'll work for Garmin and their users as described. rolleyes

Several excellent points made by others here,

alandb wrote:

If Garmin's "Automated updater" for map updates works as well as their "Automated email notification" for map updates

DrewDT wrote:

Not sure I want another process continuously running in the background on my computer looking for updates that happen four times a year.

Having witnessed various botched firmware upgrades in the past and the problems they had when they came out with their new and improved POI Loader version 2.6.0. I think I'll pass up on this one and continue using the sure method.

To each his own.

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Garmin Automated Updated

Juggernaut wrote:

The 'old' way works for me just fine at this point.

Works fine for me too. If it ain't broken leave it alone. I will wait until all the bugs are out of it.

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still nice to see they did

still nice to see they did something to improve customer service. I'll give it a go but I just updated the maps so it will be awhile before I can see how well it really works.

I will give it a go

Sounds promising.

Installed and Waiting for an update

Installed and now waiting for the next release...

I like the status icon in the menubar. Right now it's telling me my 60CSx is up to date.

Very nice.

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Mac version works

Updated my 680 when I got home -- the mac version works fine.

Just don't be in a hurry!

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Why would you do that?

In 25 words or less...

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

So what happens if you shut off your computer during the download?

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Just Curious

What if you own two different models of nuvis, both with LifeTime Maps -- such as a 3790LMT and a 2460LMT.

You want the maps saved to both your computer and the nuvi(s)

Q: When you experimented with the beta did you run across their consideration of this situation -- more than one nuvi?

Q: Is there some special setting that will prevent the map download from occuping more than X% of the CPU for it's activity?

Q: For example, if the download begins in the background and you are a power user, at the moment, will the download take a back-seat while you are busy or will your primary work be slowed or effected in some way?

Q: If you have the preferences set to save the map to your computer, what kind of a notice do you receive telling you to connect your nuvi to the computer to receive the new map.

Currently, using 'GarminMapUpdater_v2.6.15.exe', my download time for my 'CN North America NT 2012.10 3D, ALL trafficTrends North America 4.25' was in the time frame of somewhat less than 50 minutes.

Q: Will the future computer to nuvi map transfer be quicker, the same, or slower than the old system?

Q: Will you receive a screen notice when the transfer is completed?

Q: In the past when maps are added, one knows it. There was no 'real' date [2012.10 and similar has always been confusing for me] but at least you knew it. Now, if the map is loaded surreptitiously one wouldn't know unless they keep track of the strange map numbers and remember the progression. I suspect there is, but I still ask, what is the notification that the user receives about a map download in progress or a map download that has occurred?

Q: Now the shady question ... during this 'automatic' happening is Garmin collecting any information from your computer or your nuvi without your knowledge? If so, what type? I want to keep my tracks to the Moonlight Bunny Ranch and where I hide my gold bullion at my desert GeoCache -- a secret. wink

Gary Hayman

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You devil Gary

ghayman wrote:

I want to keep my tracks to the Moonlight Bunny Ranch and where I hide my gold bullion at my desert GeoCache -- a secret. wink

Gary Hayman

And all this time you've been telling the "ladies" at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch that you were a poor, homeless waif ! So much for the sympathy angle !!!!!!

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Wait & See

Juggernaut wrote:

The 'old' way works for me just fine at this point.

I'm not going to jump on this right now. I don't really want another program loading at Windows startup, just to "phone home" for an update that only comes out 4 times a year. I already have a lot of background processes running doing similar "phone home" update checks - antivirus, Java, Adobe Flash, Windows Update, DeeEnEs Updater, QuickTime, RealPlayer, etc. Added together they increase boot time, consume memory, slow down system performance and eat up bandwidth.

Considering it's only 4 times a year, the 'old' way works fine for me, too. grin

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ghayman wrote:

Q: Now the shady question ... during this 'automatic' happening is Garmin collecting any information from your computer or your nuvi without your knowledge? If so, what type? I want to keep my tracks to the Moonlight Bunny Ranch and where I hide my gold bullion at my desert GeoCache -- a secret. wink
Gary Hayman

Until Gary's question in answered, I am electing to hold off on auto-downloads.

Don't want Michele or Garmin mining info about trips to KFC, BK, and Mickey D's! wink

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Collected Information

I normally tilt in favor of greater privacy, but in regard to sharing data with Garmin, if there were options to select what to share, there might be some advantage to anonymously exporting Favorites for comparison with their own data. Errata exceeding some set limit could be flagged for verification and by automating more of the process, be more quickly updated in future releases.

Since

ghayman wrote:

What if you own two different models of nuvis, both with LifeTime Maps -- such as a 3790LMT and a 2460LMT.

You want the maps saved to both your computer and the nuvi(s)

Q: When you experimented with the beta did you run across their consideration of this situation -- more than one nuvi?

Q: Is there some special setting that will prevent the map download from occuping more than X% of the CPU for it's activity?

Q: For example, if the download begins in the background and you are a power user, at the moment, will the download take a back-seat while you are busy or will your primary work be slowed or effected in some way?

Q: If you have the preferences set to save the map to your computer, what kind of a notice do you receive telling you to connect your nuvi to the computer to receive the new map.

Currently, using 'GarminMapUpdater_v2.6.15.exe', my download time for my 'CN North America NT 2012.10 3D, ALL trafficTrends North America 4.25' was in the time frame of somewhat less than 50 minutes.

Q: Will the future computer to nuvi map transfer be quicker, the same, or slower than the old system?

Q: Will you receive a screen notice when the transfer is completed?

Q: In the past when maps are added, one knows it. There was no 'real' date [2012.10 and similar has always been confusing for me] but at least you knew it. Now, if the map is loaded surreptitiously one wouldn't know unless they keep track of the strange map numbers and remember the progression. I suspect there is, but I still ask, what is the notification that the user receives about a map download in progress or a map download that has occurred?

Q: Now the shady question ... during this 'automatic' happening is Garmin collecting any information from your computer or your nuvi without your knowledge? If so, what type? I want to keep my tracks to the Moonlight Bunny Ranch and where I hide my gold bullion at my desert GeoCache -- a secret. wink
Gary Hayman

Since I haven't had the opportunity to work with more than one Nuvi, and have only seen one offical map release using a very early beta version of this program, I have asked the Garmin Map Team to supply me with "official" answers to your questions. I will post their response when I receive it.

Gary, in answer to your first question, the program is designed so you can setup as many units as you have lifetime maps subscriptions for. Going into Settings allows you to add or delete devices with a couple of mouse clicks, and give each one a unique description. I'll wait for Garmin's responds but I think what will happen is that you download the maps once to your PC and that copy will be used to update each of the Nuvi's listed in the program.

If you haven't done so yet I suggest that there is no harm in installing this program and seeing how it works and how you can set it up. If you don't like it, it's easily uninstalled.

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diesel wrote:

In 25 words or less...

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

So what happens if you shut off your computer during the download?

Well, think about it for a second slick. The program runs in the background. Unless Garmin included some kind of prompt, folks won't know when a update is being downloaded. Considering map updates are over 1gb its gonna take a while to download updates. So its easy to see the situation where someone shuts off their computer while an update is downloading.

But then again you're the guy who thinks your 2 inch handheld is gods answer to gps devices. So something like this would NEVER happen to you.

If you

If you used the program you'd see that there is a detailed scheduler included where you can pick the time of day or even the days and hours that you want the download to occur. Seems easy enough to setup the schedule to only run in hours that your machine would normally be on.

Can't help if someone pulls the plug by mistake but I suspect that because it's an automated "download manager" it would simply start up again when the PC restarted.

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Another thought/question

First off, I have no problem with a new method for map updates coming along as long as the older method remains as well. It's good to see Garmin actively working towards offering extra service to owners with lifetime maps.

Assuming we're an active Factory reader and therefore will quickly be informed when a new map update comes along, I don't see how this new auto-download procedure adds any benefit compared to me performing a manual map update. The auto update still requires the owner to manually install the cable/GPS to the computer to update the map. What's to be gained other than spending an extra 10 seconds four times a year to log into myGarmin to find the map? As others have already mentioned, installing a program that remains resident in memory for a task that occurs at most four times a year seems to needlessly clutter the computer, memory, taskbar, etc.--at least for us Windows users. For software needing frequent updates (Windows Update, antivirus signature files, etc.), resident updating software makes sense to me--for updates that come out pretty much on a schedule every four months, not so much...

And then there are the Nervous Nellies who don't want to update maps/firmware/etc. until many others have tried it and reported back saying that there are no problems a week or two after a new version of anything comes out. Am I correct in thinking that these NNs should not utilize the new auto-update software since the update may download before they feel safe about it?

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It may be that Garmin has a set of servers dedicated to this method for downloads that may be made available before they announce availability via the 'traditional' method(s) - so having this updater may be an advantage... we'll have to see what happens when the next update is made available.... as to the clutter - not a big deal for me on my MacBook Pro - it's one of a total of 5 "extras" running... And for the "NNs" - if you set-up to install to both the computer and the device(s) - the device can't update until you plug it in... so, you could play with an update in Mapsource or RoadTrip on your computer before installing on a device.

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Garmin's response to Gary's Hayman's questions

The following are the responses I received from the Garmin Map Technology Team (also note that they are currently working on a Help system that will be included in the program in the future):

Q: How does the program handle the map update when there are more than one Nuvi registered to it?

The program will queue the devices and do updates one at a time. There isn’t a set order, whichever device finds the update first will download first. The program is smart enough to know if the files have already been downloaded once so the second/third/etc device will only download files unique to it.

Q: Is there some special setting that will prevent the map download from occuping more than X% of the CPU for it's activity?

The “Background” download method is specifically designed to only download using only available bandwidth and CPU.

Q: For example, if the download begins in the background and you are a power user, at the moment, will the download take a back-seat while you are busy or will your primary work be slowed or effected in some way?

You should not notice a Background download if you are actively working on your computer. It is no more resource intensive than a download of a security patch by Windows Update.

Q: If you have the preferences set to save the map to your computer, what kind of a notice do you receive telling you to connect your nuvi to the computer to receive the new map?

If your install is to Computer Only, you will receive a notice that new maps are ready to install. You will not be required to connect your device to actually initiate that install.

Q:Currently, using 'GarminMapUpdater_v2.6.15.exe', my download time for my 'CN North America NT 2012.10 3D, ALL trafficTrends North America 4.25' was in the time frame of somewhat less than 50 minutes. Will the future computer to nuvi map transfer be quicker, the same, or slower than the old system?

Computer to nuvi transfers will be the same speed. These are limited by the speed of the device, not by the software transferring the file.

Q: Will you receive a screen notice when the transfer is completed?

The Lifetime Updater provides a progress bar to monitor status and messaging once the transfer is complete.

Q: In the past when maps are added, one knows it. There was no 'real' date but at least you knew it. Now, if the map is loaded surreptitiously one wouldn't know unless they keep track of the strange map numbers and remember the progression. I suspect there is, but I still ask, what is the notification that the user receives about a map download in progress or a map download that has occurred?

Even if your nuvi is plugged into the computer full time (or you’re installing to Computer Only), you will still need to click a button to make the install happen. The Lifetime Updater is designed to download and prepare the data automatically, but let you decide when to actually install.

Q: During this 'automatic' happening is Garmin collecting any information from your computer or your nuvi without your knowledge?

The data collection policies for the Lifetime Updater are the same as the existing Garmin Map Updater. Device data collection is only done on an opt-in basis.

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I plan to try it. Nothing to

I plan to try it. Nothing to lose you can always go back to the manual method. Did go into the settings and select computer and GPS .Debating on going back and just select computer only.

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Question after 1 day

@T923347,

I installed 3 devices to be updated. After 1 day I checked each device today and noticed that the last time it checked for new maps was different for each device. The 2nd device I installed has been over 1 day. The 3rd device was 18 hours (I hit the "Check for updates" button) late last night) and my 1st installed device was within the hour because I hit the "Check for updates" button when I got home.

Q: How often does it check for updates if you don't hit the "Check for updates" button?

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DrewDT wrote:

Not sure I want another process continuously running in the background on my computer looking for updates that happen four times a year.

Same here, though it does sound convenient.

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it's $90

it's $90

What's $90

What's $90?

We are talking about a free Mapupdater program.

Of course purchasing lifetime maps may cost $90 or can be purchased as part of the price of some Nuvi models, but that's not what we are discussing here.

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I've asked

bear007 wrote:

@T923347,

I installed 3 devices to be updated. After 1 day I checked each device today and noticed that the last time it checked for new maps was different for each device. The 2nd device I installed has been over 1 day. The 3rd device was 18 hours (I hit the "Check for updates" button) late last night) and my 1st installed device was within the hour because I hit the "Check for updates" button when I got home.

Q: How often does it check for updates if you don't hit the "Check for updates" button?

I've asked the Garmin folks about the timing of checks.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

Here is the reply I got from Garmin

Here is the reply I got from Garmin concerning the timing of the "check";

It will check weekly by itself. If you hit “check for updates” it will reset the timer and check 1 week from that point in time.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

Thanks I'll probably know

Thanks

I'll probably know about any update from this site long before this program finds it, unless I go on vacation when it is released.

I'll still let you know how the update goes for all 3 GPSs.

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Harley BOOM GTS, Zumo 665, (2) Nuvi 765Ts, 1450LMT, 1350LM & others | 2019 Harley Ultra Limited Shrine - Peace Officer Dark Blue

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t923347 wrote:

It will check weekly by itself.

So, another process is running in the background... I don't like it.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK
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