Updating garmin nuvi 255w

17-Sep-2016 22:18

So i updated my Garmin xpress pluged in my new cable (from the new 55 )and recieved all the updates from the past 5 months.Following the same steps (choosing continent, region, country) you will get free maps that can be used as soon as you copy them to your satnav. It works OK but its UK/Europe maps have never been updated. Is it worthwhile paying for a UK/Europe map update for the 255w or buying a new GPS with UK/Europe lifetime updates? Cheers I have just purchased a new nuvi55 and was surprised to find out when I attemted to charge up my new Nuvi 55 with the Garmin charger it informed me that I was to use the charger supplied in the box,so I changed cables and lo behold it worked.I also explained how to update Nuvi gps systems with Lifetime Maps in this tutorial .At OSM maps are free, created and updated by users and volunteers across the words.LMT stands for Life Maps and Traffic – so if you buy a such a device you will have free maps for life (life of the satnav ,not yours ).Get the gps , register it on Garmin website, make an account ,and get the latest updates for free .The Nuvi 255W is part of Garmin's affordable line of GPS devices.

Are new GPSs now so much better than the Nuvi 255w that it is better to go the buy new route? The reason I am writng this because I had not been able to get my LIFE time updates on my 255w for approx 5 months. I look where I drive (street signs) and occasionally use Google maps on Samsung with built in GPS, just as a backup for any missing street.