Garmin Map Update Watch: 2024.20

 

How long until the next update? Discuss ...

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thanks for the update

thanks for the update

Monday bump

As we continue to wait. smile

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Nuvi 2598 | Nuvi 350 | eTrex Vista | eTrex 30x

And Wait…

And Wait…

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

I think map updates are only

I think map updates are only needed twice a year at most. I update mine once or twice a year. If I need something more current, I'll use the computer in my phone.

soon

I hope we are getting new maps before mid-June. New roads are in, and I have several major road trips planned for this summer. Always good to have the newest updates with new roads.

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Last 2 maps dropped while we

Last 2 maps dropped while we were out of town.
Based upon that luck…….. I’m afraid to set a vacation date, as that surely will be when maps are released!

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Monday bump

As we continue to wait for new maps. smile

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Nuvi 2598 | Nuvi 350 | eTrex Vista | eTrex 30x

Thank you for all the

Thank you for all the informative posts on this update.

Two Vowels: AI

OK already!! Who here is facile enough with AI to get an authoritative answer?

Soon?

Holiday travel is coming up the end of the month. New maps would be nice.

Agreed!

Agreed!

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

I do update as soon as I

I do update as soon as I know there is one available. I was also a very long time user of Gpspassion that posted updates immediately in addition to here before it was gone.

I don't have the built in navigation and do use AA for longer trips that does seem quite accurate. Being on the large screen is a plus and in my vehicle I can still listen to the radio etc it does not have to be through AA.
Google maps is surprisingly accurate on radar warnings on the major highways they must get a good number of people reporting.

But I still like using the Garmin for shorter trips and for everyday use. Keeps my phone from using the battery, charging more often, getting quite warm. I generally keep my phones so less stress is better. And I really like the upcoming road name feature.

I am now using the DS65 and the large screen (over my 3590) really makes a huge difference. I do have the phone set to automatically connect through the app just for information/weather etc not for calls. (Still goes to infotainment system for calls) this puts no real stress or even much more battery use on the phone.

Garmin Map Update Watch: 2024.20

I think the length of time from new data until maps are pushed out are one of the biggest shortcomings of Garmin automobile navigators right now. Google Maps are the "go to" for many people. Garmin already has Bluetooth in many new devices for traffic. Expand that with the ability to update maps more frequently and maybe it would generate a few more sales.

Although I never had the Garmin Nuvi 1690/1695 devices, I always thought they were a great idea. The data can come from Bluetooth. They don't need a separate cellular SIM card inside.

I suppose the cost of the NüLink! Services exceeded the value they received in profits, but I still wish it would be resurrected.

Absolutely could use updated

Absolutely could use updated maps for upcoming US travel

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

Road Construction Projects make Garmin maps out of date.

I live in nyc and road construction projects are constantly changing roads from two way streets to one way streets, or one way streets to two way streets or even closing streets completely. Yesterday I went to the dentist and I drove down a major two way street. My Garmin kept telling me I was driving the wrong way. There was no way to get rid of the warning other than having the unit keep recalculating the route. Eventually I reached my next turn, and was able to turn off the street.
Also nyc keeps renaming streets because many street names are racist.

The next Garmin update will probably be around Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Since we're

still waiting might as well put in a bump to move this thread that much closer to a new page. smile

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Nuvi 2598 | Nuvi 350 | eTrex Vista | eTrex 30x

I agree...

you pose an interesting question.

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RKF (Brookeville, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

update

renegade734 wrote:

How long until the next update? Discuss ...

grin

didn't we just have one?

Sure ...

It's always time for another update!

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it's the dog's fault

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February as I recall

bsp131 wrote:

didn't we just have one?

Just did some cleanup on the hard drive and I think the most recent map was sometime in February 2023.

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John from PA

Yes

bsp131 wrote:

didn't we just have one?

The last map update dropped on Feb 1, 2023.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/52932

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Nuvi 2598 | Nuvi 350 | eTrex Vista | eTrex 30x

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Is this where to get updates about the update?

Nah, this is just folks

Nah, this is just folks a-wishing and a-hoping and passing time waiting for something to happen. No real info here....Let's just call this the Chit-Chat Map Update Thread.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

lottery

Start a lottery. this would have better odds than power ball. Only 365/1

Another Week

And still no new maps.

New week

Another bump while we wait. smile

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Nuvi 2598 | Nuvi 350 | eTrex Vista | eTrex 30x

Yeah, but...

bennor3814 wrote:

Another bump while we wait. smile

Yeah, but this gives me the chance to fulfill this week's comment obligation.

Phil

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"No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse."

Soon?

Has to be doesn't it?

6 or 7 months to go

It could be 6 or 7 months from now. Maybe sooner.

update

sooner or later !!

Not this week ...

It won't be this week.

How often are the maps

How often are the maps updated these days - twice a year?

Release Date History For Garmin Maps

sunsetrunner wrote:

How often are the maps updated these days - twice a year?

See the Release Date History For Garmin Maps post for the average:
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/42417

Last year it was two releases. For several years prior it was three per year.

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Nuvi 2598 | Nuvi 350 | eTrex Vista | eTrex 30x

This Week?

Please? Travel weekend coming up.

waiting, this week?

waiting, this week?

still time

Still have 10 days before my first long summer road trip. Come on Garmin, I'm ready to update!

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Another Week Come and Gone

This week would be a great time for a map update.

Still wait, hope out soon

Still wait, hope out soon

okay leaving soon

Now would be a fine time for a map update

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This Week?

Isn't it about time for a new map?

Updating Maps

Steve620 wrote:

I just had to pay 100 to update factory Nav in my car after 5 years

Ya... I know. I have a Honda with Factory Nav and now that I have to pay $100 to update the maps, I just use the older version that was included.

A new map is bound to come

A new map is bound to come out now……..

My vacation is over!

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Hope we

Don't wait as long as the previous update (203 days). If we do it will put the next map release into late August.

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Nuvi 2598 | Nuvi 350 | eTrex Vista | eTrex 30x

New week

New bump while we wait for the next map release. smile

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Nuvi 2598 | Nuvi 350 | eTrex Vista | eTrex 30x

Hurry!

It’s almost July.

I’m home from vacation!

I’m home from vacation! Have no need for map update!

Though it would be nice if you’d remove routing through the local cow pasture!! It is paved Maybe 5’ off US 276, then degrades first to gravel then a cow pasture! And access from pasture is first prevented by a wooden fence post: cattle corral! (Whose access to local road is blocked by a gate on other side of corral! -- TWO separate blockages! )
Catamount Drive is the offending cow path Masquerading as a Paved Road!

And Yes! I have gravel roads disabled!

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

You got that right

You got that right

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

Waiting

for the next map update

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Garmin Nuvi 765T, Garmin Drive 60LM

life time

when does the life time free maps expire for some of the older models ?

Get it fixed...

JanJ wrote:

I’m home from vacation! Have no need for map update!

Though it would be nice if you’d remove routing through the local cow pasture!! It is paved Maybe 5’ off US 276, then degrades first to gravel then a cow pasture! And access from pasture is first prevented by a wooden fence post: cattle corral! (Whose access to local road is blocked by a gate on other side of corral! -- TWO separate blockages! )
Catamount Drive is the offending cow path Masquerading as a Paved Road!

And Yes! I have gravel roads disabled!

Soooo... Have you submitted the issue for change?

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