Garmin Map Update Watch: 2025.10

 

Its about that time to start another map update watch discussion seeing as the last update was Nov 8th, 2023.

We went 280 days between 2024.10 and 2024.20. Trend over the last two years are two map releases per year. Will we see 2025.10 released in February? Or will we go another 250+ days between map updates?

Release Date History For Garmin Maps

2023.10 - Feb 02, 2022 (Wed) => 99
2023.20 - Jul 13, 2022 (Wed) => 161

2024.10 - Feb 01, 2023 (Wed) => 203
2024.20 - Nov 08, 2023 (Wed) => 280

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Still TikTok TikTok

Still TikTok TikTok, but no trips planned for a couple of weeks.

Edit: Hey, I made page 2 appear!

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Yay Page 2

We made it to page two. Maybe this means soon we'll see a map update from Garmin (or not). smile

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It's Out!

It's Out!

April Fools Joke Alert

UZA_Dave wrote:

It's Out!

April 1 is not here just yet.

I was hoping for the upgrade

I was hoping for the upgrade before I leave on my trip to Michigan.

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LOL

UZA_Dave wrote:

It's Out!

Thought it's true but not smile Enjoy for lifetime waiting!

2025.1

I know it's going to be out soon. Maybe.....

I'm tired

pratzert wrote:

I know it's going to be out soon. Maybe.....

The suspense is killing me.

Phil

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Maps are Outdated

Also, the delay between road changes coming to Garmin's attention before being included makes their maps even more unreliable.

I normally run Google or TomTom on my phone and have found they are much more current. My DriveSmart 65 took me so far afield on numerous occasions recently that I am ditching for the dash-mounted version of AndroidAuto/CarPlay.

You can have AA or Carplay

I updated the head unit on 2004 Nissan Armada. I just ordered an Ottocast stand-alone dash-mounted AA unit. No more getting lost with Garmin.

I Just Bought One

Ottocast. Does AA and Carplay. Audio can be pushed to car by cable, Bluetooth, and FM.

Ottocast

Ottocast makes stand-alone dash mounted Android Auto/Carplay device.

Nope

Another 3 day weekend and no new map.

Monday morning

Bump to move just a small bit closer to page 3. smile

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My guess = 223 OR 338

My guess = 223 OR 338

Not February

Almost March and still no new maps.

April 1st is my guess. Fool

April 1st is my guess. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me everytime, well..

Not holding my breath

There doesn't seem to be a regular release schedule like in years past.
If and when one does come, someone will post an update here.

So True!!!!

So True!!!!

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april

gpsomnia wrote:

April 1st is my guess. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me everytime, well..

I'd be shocked if it was that soon. My guess is in the fall with a once-a-year update schedule from here on out

2025.10

Any news yet ?

map

the US is always last for the update 2025-10 has been released for Europe i hope ours isn't to far behind

Garmin Map Update Watch: 2025.10

geo334 wrote:

the US is always last for the update 2025-10 has been released for Europe i hope ours isn't to far behind

Is North America usually no more than 2 months later than Europe?

Well

geo334 wrote:

the US is always last for the update 2025-10 has been released for Europe i hope ours isn't to far behind

That isn't always the case as it varies and in the past numbers haven't always matched up. With less updates it may be more logical.

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I hope this update comes

I hope this update comes sooner than later. Just got a new laptop and am debating if I should install the last update or hold out. I don't have any trips planned til after april, so will probably hold out.

The local microcenter has these cheap laptops for sale - hp elitebook 845 g8

* 14" display
* 5650u processor
* 16GB ram
* 256GB ssd
* aluminum chassis
* 3 year depot warranty
* 2x usb type a 5gbps ports
* 2x usb type c 10 gb ports - dp alt mode, and pd capable
* 1x hdmi 2.0 port

As this is part of their elitebook series, it's not the usual consumer grade garbage but built to somewhat higher standards and serviceability. Ram and ssd upgradeable. Power plug and 2x usb type A ports are modular and easily replaced as well

https://www.microcenter.com/product/676967/hp-elitebook-845-...

It was on sale 2 weeks ago for $300+tax, now $350. Still a good deal. These are brand new old stock. If you contact hp with your receipt (srg@hp.com), they will update the 3 year depot warranty to reflect purchase date.

It's not the latest or greatest but sufficiently fast and responsive for productivity tasks.

2000 Miles

I'm not talking about the song by the Pretenders, I'm talking about an upcoming trip I'll be taking in the next week or so. Would sure be happy to see a map update before then.

Yes, but

geo334 wrote:

they have been phasing out older free lifetime maps models. i have the old 1450LM and it costs them to create new maps if they cant make a profit they cant stay in business its not a choice its common sense. a lot of cars are sold with a gps system built in so auto gps systems and phone gps have changed the market so went the horse and buggy !

Yes, but.........phone GPS doesn't work without a cell signal And car GPS updates once/year at $150.00. AND most, except maybe for the Garmin ones, suck. My Toyota nav was rated at the bottom of the list. Don't know about today, but my 2017 HL can't compete with my Garmin, except for her voice. That is pleasent.

This is…

ruggb wrote:

Yes, but.........phone GPS doesn't work without a cell signal.

…not true and hasn’t been - at least with Android - for years now. The cell signal does help with triangulation, but is not required.

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Yep

Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:
ruggb wrote:

Yes, but.........phone GPS doesn't work without a cell signal.

…not true and hasn’t been - at least with Android - for years now. The cell signal does help with triangulation, but is not required.

Correct, no need for a phone signal, often misunderstood.

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Amen to that

Amen to that

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The mapp data

sussamb wrote:
Strephon_Alkhalikoi wrote:
ruggb wrote:

Yes, but.........phone GPS doesn't work without a cell signal.

…not true and hasn’t been - at least with Android - for years now. The cell signal does help with triangulation, but is not required.

Correct, no need for a phone signal, often misunderstood.

Yes the issue is the Map data. If the map data is not stored on your phone when you lose the signal you are out of luck. Tomtom did have an app with full preloaded maps not sure if they still do I just wish garmin had that as well.

The Mapp Data

Try the HERE WeGo app. You can use the app on line or change the settings to offline. The app lets you select which maps you would like to download to your phone. Easy to use, and free. Same maps as Garmin uses too.

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Map Data No Longer An Issue Either

AGRANH wrote:

Yes the issue is the Map data. If the map data is not stored on your phone when you lose the signal you are out of luck. Tomtom did have an app with full preloaded maps not sure if they still do I just wish garmin had that as well.

Old_Geezer wrote:

Try the HERE WeGo app. You can use the app on line or change the settings to offline. The app lets you select which maps you would like to download to your phone. Easy to use, and free. Same maps as Garmin uses too.

Just to point out, Google Maps does allow you to download map segments for offline use. It also downloads the segments along a route prior to your departure in case you do lose signal. But the best answer is Old Geezer's. In fact, I have HERE installed on my smartphone as a backup if my DS65 acts up.

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Map Data No Longer An Issue Either

Like Strephon Alkhalikoi I have the HERE WeGo app installed as a backup for my RV 890 in case I left it at home.

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Garmin Map Update Watch: 2025.10

What do you most look forward to in the Garmin updates? Is it POIs for new restaurants, stores or something else? Is it new streets in housing developments?

When we do get map updates for Garmin, how recent are they? For example, if a new Kwik Trip gas station is built, does it take a few months to get to Garmin for updates? If HERE is the source of the maps, there must be a date that they use to "lock in" for City Navigator.

What backup maps do you have on your Garmin, if any? I like OpenStreetMap for Garmin.

nothing

Still waiting. First road trip of the year coming up in a couple of weeks. New roads are being made and I want my maps current. I have traveled in a car with obsolete maps on a built in - it is horrible to try to navigate when there are new roads and the map doesn't have them.

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Re:

Jim1348 wrote:

When we do get map updates for Garmin, how recent are they? For example, if a new Kwik Trip gas station is built, does it take a few months to get to Garmin for updates?

My street was built about 4 years ago, still not in my GPS. Google Maps is FAR superior in this regard.

With the updates getting less and less frequent, I'm thinking of selling my Garmin and getting a portable Carplay/Android Auto unit.

Junction View

Jim1348 wrote:

What do you most look forward to in the Garmin updates? Is it POIs for new restaurants, stores or something else? Is it new streets in housing developments?

Each map update I look and see if Garmin has updated the actual Junction View graphics to reflect the changed exit numbers mandated by federal law. Each map update, I'm left disappointed.

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2025.10

Did someone say it's coming soon ?

Garmin Map Update Watch: 2025.10

DrShrimpPuertoRico wrote:
Jim1348 wrote:

When we do get map updates for Garmin, how recent are they? For example, if a new Kwik Trip gas station is built, does it take a few months to get to Garmin for updates?

My street was built about 4 years ago, still not in my GPS...

It is on OpenStreetMap?

Is it a city street or a private road?

https://www.openstreetmap.org

re:

Jim1348 wrote:

It is on OpenStreetMap?

Is it a city street or a private road?

https://www.openstreetmap.org

Yes and city street. Zero reason it shouldn't be in Garmin maps but here we are.

Garmin Map Update Watch: 2025.10

It might be worth contacting HERE and bringing it to their attention.

Still Waiting

This week would be great.

Checked.... Just a timezone

Checked.... Just a timezone map1

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Installing 2025.10 Now

After a GE update I am downloading 2025.10 NA and the Time Zone update now.

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2025.10 is here

2025.10 is here, even for my old Nuvi 50.

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