Garmin Express

 

Lousy for map update, after downloading, processing, failed several times. When I contacted Garmin for support, they didn't even troubleshoot it. They said don't use it, use Map Update. That worked the first try....I even tried 3 pc's with Express....

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Different users are reporting different results.

In my case, MapUpdater failed every time (believe me, I tried many times) with the download slowing down over the course of an hour or so, eventually stopping every time.

Garmin Express downloaded the update the first time with absolutely NO decrease in speed whatsoever.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

interesting

That means that Garmin has no ability to troubleshoot, they'll just ask you to try the other, if one does not work for you.

In my case, 3 pcs failed with express--one was XP, the other two Win7. Development isn't high on their priority list.

Food for thought--when web goes to a tiered structure, downloading one map can consume 50% of the lowest tier's data limit. Are you using your thinking cap, Garmin, with this LMT idea?

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Why would the web go to a tiered structure, and a 5 gig cap? I realize those plans are available in the US for light surfers, but doubt very many people would get them.

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This will give you an idea. These charges are in addition to the voice plan:

Data & Internet
DataPro 5GB 5GB of data, plus the ability to use as mobile hotspot. Share your data connection with Wi-Fi capable devices: MP3 players, tablets and more. Includes unlimited Wi-Fi access at more than 30,000 Wi-Fi Hot Spots
$50.00 /mo.

DataPlus 300 MB 300MB of data to surf the Web, send email, access social networks, and more. Includes unlimited Wi-Fi access at more than 30,000 Wi-Fi Hot Spots at no additional charge.
$20.00 /mo.

DataPro 3GB 3GB of data for users who regularly download videos, stream music or use other high-bandwidth apps and files. Includes unlimited Wi-Fi access at more than 30,000 Wi-Fi Hot Spots.
$30.00 /mo.

Tethering - or allowing the phone to be used as an access point is again an additional charge.

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How did we get to cell phone data plans?

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

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johnnatash4 wrote:

Food for thought--when web goes to a tiered structure, downloading one map can consume 50% of the lowest tier's data limit. Are you using your thinking cap, Garmin, with this LMT idea?

Juggernaut wrote:

How did we get to cell phone data plans?

perhaps johnnatash4's wondering if traditional, landline/cable based internet started to be billed like cell phone data??

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Seriously?

johnnatash4 wrote:

Are you using your thinking cap, Garmin, with this LMT idea?

No one is forcing you to update the maps on your Garmin. It's nice you don't have to pay to update it.

If you are worried about the small data cap, with a laptop, go to the library (or some other place with free wi-fi) and update it.

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Garmin Nuvi 2450

Garmin Express

I used it on a Windows 8 Machine - The first time it was almost completed and then failed.
I started the process again and it finished and I had no problems with the map.

UBB?

kch50428 wrote:

perhaps johnnatash4's wondering if traditional, landline/cable based internet started to be billed like cell phone data??

Usage based billing on a home ISP hasn't worked out well, as I recall. Didn't TW try this, and fail?

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

Internet Limiting

Juggernaut wrote:

Usage based billing on a home ISP hasn't worked out well, as I recall. Didn't TW try this, and fail?

My niece writes

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just can't live with AT&T limiting me to 150 mbps a month. So long old friend!!

More

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I just signed a contract with Mediacom!!! YIKES, I loathed everything Medicom 12 years ago, let's see if they've changed. I must say getting 28.6mbps download speed is NICE, kiss my ass AT&T!!!

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

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Speed, and monthly data allotments are two separate things.

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

Maps

The mapupdater never worked well on my mac. It worked good with my xp computer. Express was just that with the mac. Alot faster.

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John_nuvi_

Agree.. More clear

Juggernaut wrote:

Speed, and monthly data allotments are two separate things.

Also

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Well, ATT is now limiting home internet usage, and it's not hard to go thru 150 mbps by the middle of the billing cycle. BS!!

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1490LMT 1450LMT 295w

I hate the map express

I hate the map express update.

Hate Map Express

I tried to use Web Updater to update to 2013.40 and it could not find any map updates so, used Express. What a piece of crapware that is. It doesn't even give you an option to update both the device and your PC like the old Web Updater did. It seems that every time Garmin tries to fix one thing they either break or remove another. Disgusting.

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Nuvi 2595LMT Oregon 450 - Always drink upstream from the herd.

Express

Updated using Garmin Express and found that it complained that the internet connection was lost even though the download process was completed and long install process began. Feeling that this could delay the install I just opened up an iexplorer window and the warning about no internet connection went away. As I recall this occured three times. If you are finding the same issue I hope that this info helps.

Also, I use a freeware program of "What's my computer doing" and the ExpressTray.exe is a start-up program and it's default settings has it accessing the hard-drive approximately every 10 seconds (most likely looking for a Garmin device to be plugged in). If you want to save 49K just exit the program

Huh?

bushmaster wrote:

I tried to use Web Updater to update to 2013.40 and it could not find any map updates so, used Express. What a piece of crapware that is. It doesn't even give you an option to update both the device and your PC like the old Web Updater did. It seems that every time Garmin tries to fix one thing they either break or remove another. Disgusting.

WebUpdater does not and has never offered map updates.

Map updates can be received using Garmin Express, MapUpdater, or Lifetime Updater. You can also get map updates through myGarmin but that will send you to Garmin Express.

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CraigW wrote:

Map updates can be received using Garmin Express, MapUpdater, or Lifetime Updater.

Seeing as we have three ways to update maps, if you have a problem with one, Garmin has you try another. rolleyes

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

If at first...

DorkusNimrod wrote:
CraigW wrote:

Map updates can be received using Garmin Express, MapUpdater, or Lifetime Updater.

Seeing as we have three ways to update maps, if you have a problem with one, Garmin has you try another. rolleyes

If at first you don't succeed, try try try again wink

weird

DorkusNimrod wrote:
CraigW wrote:

Map updates can be received using Garmin Express, MapUpdater, or Lifetime Updater.

Seeing as we have three ways to update maps, if you have a problem with one, Garmin has you try another. rolleyes

I could understand if you were using a strange OS, but it failed on two Win7 and one WinXP machines.

Garmin is not in the software business, I get it, so they're not going to have very good developers, and also, maps are basically free nowadays, so there's not much incentive to support the update process....