After that, maps are updated about three times a year.If you make a point of periodically plugging in your Garmin, Express will prompt you any time maps are available.Maps for cycling include street maps and topo maps for training, touring, or commuting.You can purchase Garmin cycling maps from different regions, including the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Europe, and other places.If you don't already have Garmin Express installed, follow the instructions at the bottom of this article to get it on your computer so that you can update your Garmin maps. Garmin golf devices come with free lifetime course updates, including more than 15,000 courses worldwide.Garmin pioneered free course updates; companies used to charge significant annual fees for this feature.
In most cases you'll use Garmin's own Express software to update your in-car GPS device.
You can also sync fitness and golf devices directly into Garmin Connect when you are logged onto that service.
If you update your device's operating system, after Garmin Express informs you that the update is complete, disconnect your device, then turn it on to restart it to activate the updated operating system.
As the program installs on your computer, it will also update the GPS software on your Garmin to the current version.
The classic map-on-a-screen GPS devices for cars and trucks typically update through a USB connection to your computer, but newer models such as the Drive Smart 51, and many of Garmin's sports-oriented devices for non-driving use, offer Wi-Fi connectivity as an option.