Seems like an individual feels that a device with lifetime updates, should also have sufficient hardware to accomplish those updates.
It's only frivolous until it becomes non-frivolous because of some zany court ruling.
"However, McVetty says the maps are not able to be updated for the entirety of the useful life of the Garmin or however long Garmin receives traffic data because the Garmin’s memory is not sufficient to receive and utilize the updates."
That's the official Garmin Party Line but in fact my approx. 16 year old Garmin 276C can work just fine with the new maps but it doesn't work with Garmin Express and Garmin won't provide the maps on MapUpdater any more and they have their tech support shills (except John!) telling people that it's because the new maps are too big but that's not true. See here for some more:
I'll have to try it sometime. Thanks!
Even to this day, I have 4 "Subscriptions" that I paid for lifetime maps.
I was very happy when they included LM in the purchase price of the unit.
I have 5 lifetime map subscriptions, 2 of which were bought separately for older devices. I keep all of them updated on every map release without any issues except for my nuvi 855. On the 855 I use cloning to get the map to the SD card … not a big deal once you know how to do it.
Personally, I think Garmin has done a good job of continuing to support map updates on old devices. I know Werewolf has to jump through a lot of hoops to update his old GPSMAP 276C, but for most road navigation devices from the nuvi on, the process is pretty reliable and painless. I don't see this class action lawsuit having any legs … just my opinion.
The most you will get out of it is $5-10.
People sue for the stupidest things
Some intellectual would form a class action if their navigation system failed to function because the car battery had failed!
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