Garmin Express 4.5.0.0 PC Released

 

Changes:
• Added support for Garmin downloadable content delivery.

4.5.0.0 Release notes:

For PC:
Garmin began rolling out Garmin Express v4.5.0 for the PC today. If you would like to upgrade to the latest version, Check for Updates to Express on the Settings page within the Express application. This version includes the following changes:

• Added support for Garmin downloadable content delivery.

For Mac:
Garmin began rolling out Garmin Express v4.5.0 for the Mac today. If you would like to upgrade to the latest version, Check for Application Updates by clicking “About Garmin Express” from the Garmin Express menu bar, and then click “Check for Updates to Express”. This version includes the following changes:

•Added support for Garmin downloadable content delivery.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Thanks

Downloaded & installed without a hitch smile

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

same here

canuk wrote:

Downloaded & installed without a hitch smile

Installed on Windows7 x64.

Thanks for the update I was

Thanks for the update I was hoping I would be the first to post this but I guess not

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

Thanks

Thanks... updating now...

thanks

Thanks for the heads up.

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Garmin 205, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, HEREwego for iPhone ... all still mapping strong.

Thanks

Thanks.

I wonder what's prompted Garmin to have all these releases?

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Well ...

Partly to cope with the myriad of new fitness devices being released, partly due to the fact NPAPI plug ins are slowly being removed by different web browsers due to security concerns, meaning Garmins Communicator plug in is becoming obsolete.

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

Thank You

Got it without any problems.

Thanks...

...for the heads-up.. Downloading.

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"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks" ~ Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long, from Robert Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love"

Jumped On This

Right away to prevent future map d/l issues. haha

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“It’s their world. We’re just living in it.”

Confirmation of brower plug-in NPAPI obsolesence

sussamb wrote:

Partly to cope with the myriad of new fitness devices being released, partly due to the fact NPAPI plug ins are slowly being removed by different web browsers due to security concerns, meaning Garmins Communicator plug in is becoming obsolete.

I can confirm this, as I recently tried administrating a Garmin nuvi for a friend of mine using Firefox 64-bit. Definitely a no-go, even with a 64-bit Communicator plug-in.

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Garmin nuvi 3595LMT, 1450T, 2555LMT, 660, 770, too many really.

Thanks

Thanks for keeping us aware of the updates! smile

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ChefDon

And it installed from

And it installed from V4.4.0.0 without a hitch!!!

Note here that as long as I've been using GE, I've been using Firefox... Never had a loading issue with Firefox prior to V4.4.0.0..... and this update from within the program worked fine, so it's kind of obvious where to lay blame......

Also note that Garmin Support sent email with link like Alanb's post... and I gave her a link to the 4.4.0.0 issue thread here at POI FACTORY saying that their 'fix' had already been determined and credit should be given to folks at that thread... and then asked if I had removed the updater file in the /TEMP directory, would it have then worked.... ?????

I never received an answer to my email................. !!!!

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Garmin support.

It is interesting that the Garmin Express team never made a comment about this issue in the thread on their own discussion forum. After I posted the solution over there, they simply closed the thread so no one else could comment. smile

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

TY

dobs108 wrote:
canuk wrote:

Downloaded & installed without a hitch smile

Installed on Windows7 x64.

Thanks

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Garmin Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 750, Nuvi 255LT

...

Thanks for the info!

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Michael (Nuvi 2639LMT)

Downloaded....

Without a hitch.

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Garmin Updates

metricman wrote:

I wonder what's prompted Garmin to have all these releases?

When you see all the updates Garmin is doing throughout their various product lines on a daily basis it shows that their working in trying to improve their devices.

http://www.gmaptool.eu/en/content/recent-updates

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Nüvi 255WT with nüMaps Lifetime North America born on 602117815 / Nüvi 3597LMTHD born on 805972514 / I love Friday’s except when I’m on holidays ~ canuk

Awesome News!

Thank You!

Still No Zumo 550 SD Support

Still no support for installing maps to my Zumo 550 SD card.

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Zumo 550 & Zumo 665 My alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.

If not for this forum, I'd never know about the updates

Thanks!

SD card support for zumo 550

dave817 wrote:

Still no support for installing maps to my Zumo 550 SD card.

As the zumo 550 is a 2007 model, if Garmin Express doesn't directly support map updates to the SD card by now, I doubt if it ever will. If you want to install maps to SD, you will need to use one of the manual methods.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Thanks

Thanks for the heads up. Downloading now.

Smooth as ice

No issue, hopefully it's a good bug-free build (unlike the Garmin units themselves which are usually reliable but still have bugs and crash periodically).

Yes ...

... As do most computers smile

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

worked

Update installed ok for me. Win 7 64bit

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Updated

thanks for the info!

thanks for the info!

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an94

Taking me a bit..

Starting to get used to the new update.

Why?

Why is there still a Vehicles and Voices button in the latest release? When pressed it says "Feature not available?

probably. ..

... because that was easier to implement.

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

Little bug with the update

I noticed that if you use GE and download an update like Samantha's voice, and then you update GE, GE does not know you have already updated Samantha's voice. Not something that causes any problems, but it is interesting to note.

I took GE 4.4 and updated Samantha's voice. GE 4.4 said I was up to date. I then ran GE update to update GE to GE 4.5. GE 4.5 checked for updates and said I had a Samantha Voice update. Small bug. Does not cause any ill effects.

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Garmin Nuvi 2699 with 2017.30 Maps

more

alandb wrote:

For PC:
Garmin began rolling out Garmin Express v4.5.0 for the PC today. If you would like to upgrade to the latest version, Check for Updates to Express on the Settings page within the Express application. This version includes the following changes:

• Added support for Garmin downloadable content delivery.

Not sure what "downloadable content delivery" is, but that's anywho.

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Garmin Drive Smart 61 NA LMT-S

Maps?

@Garmin Gal ... It may have something to do with added maps (like purchasing the Europe map for a NA device). In the past, this downloadable content used its own installer, but now I think it is handled by Garmin Express. It could also have something to do with the "world traveler" devices being offered in Europe and Asia, but so far not in North America. These devices can download the City Navigator maps for most parts of the world and all of the maps have lifetime updates.

sussamb probably has a more authoritative answer, so maybe he will clarify for us what "added support for Garmin downloadable content delivery" is referring to.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Thanks for the heads up.

Thanks for the heads up.