Register, Update and Sync your Device with Garmin Express.

Garmin Express is not compatible with your operating system. You will need to upgrade your OS to use Garmin Express.
Garmin Express has been redesigned to give you a better experience. Upgrade your OS to get the latest version, or use the legacy version of Garmin Express.

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Garmin Express has been redesigned to give you a better experience. Upgrade your OS to get the latest version, or use the legacy version of Garmin Express.

Download Legacy Version

System Requirements

Download for Windows

Garmin Express is not compatible with your operating system. You must upgrade your OS to use Garmin Express, or you can use legacy software called Map Updater to update maps on automotive devices.

System Requirements

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System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer, Microsoft .NET 4.5 (included)
  • 1024 x 768 display, USB port and 1 GB RAM
  • High speed Internet access (Not for use with dial-up, mobile or satellite connections)
  • May require up to 20 GB free disk space

Mac

  • OS X 10.10 or newer
  • 1440 x 900 display, USB port and 1 GB RAM
  • High speed Internet access (Not for use with dial-up, mobile or satellite connections)
  • May require up to 20 GB free disk space
garmin.com/express

Manage devices from your desktop.

Garmin Express is a computer application for easily setting up, registering and managing your Garmin device.

Stay Up to Date

Desktop notifications and step-by-step instructions make it easy to update your devices.

Sync with Garmin Connect

Use Express to upload your activities and wellness data to your Garmin Connect™ account.

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Garmin Nuvi Update

Garmin Nuvi Update is an essential activity that ensures optimized performance of your Nuvi device. In fact, this process keeps the device up-to-date and make it reliable and accurate. This simple process can be performed on your Garmin Express application. However, first-time users are required to follow the steps given below to complete the process.

Step 1: Get Garmin Express

Garmin Express is a one-stop desktop-based management console for the users of Garmin GPS devices. It is a comprehensive, free of cost software application that allows users to maintain their devices in excellent health. It is essential to perform Garmin Nuvi Update. However, it is a one-time process which means only first-time users must perform this step.

  1. First of all, open a Web Browser on your computer.
  2. Then, go to “garmin.com/express”.
  3. Now, locate the download link specific to your computer’s OS.
  4. Thereafter, download the respective Setup File.
  5. Next, you should double-click on the downloaded file to open the Installer.
  6. Subsequently, install Garmin Express on your system by following on-screen prompts.
  7. Finally, restart your computer.

Step 2: Connect Garmin Nuvi to your Computer

  1. First and foremost, dismantle the device from your automobile.
  2. Now, turn it on. Besides, ensure that it is fully charged.
  3. Next, you should connect the device to your computer with the help of a USB cable. Here, you should use the System that has the Garmin Express software.
  4. Then, wait while the progress bar scrolls.
  5. After that, open Garmin Express and click on “Get Started”.
  6. Thereafter, log in to your Garmin Account. However, if you don’t have an account. Then, “Create One” and access it.
  7. The following window will prompt you to add your Garmin device. Hence, click on “Add A Device” tab.
  8. As a result, it will locate the device and list it.
  9. Now, click on “Add Device” beside the Garmin Nuvi icon.
  10. Next, you should follow on-screen instructions to complete the connection. Here, you will have to Register Your Product in case of the first-time user.
Garmin Nuvi Update

Step 3: Garmin Nuvi Update

  1. To begin with, you should have the Garmin Express Dashboard on your system from the last step. Else, open Garmin Express and click “Get Started” if prompted.
  2. As a result, the application will automatically detect all the available updates for the connected device.
  3. As a result, you will get a list of all the available updates beneath Garmin Nuvi.
  4. Finally, click on “Install All” located at the top right-hand side of the window for Garmin Nuvi Update. Else, you can click on “View Details” to check the individual updates. Then, select the one that you want to install. Thereafter, click on the “Install” button beside the selected updates one-by-one.
  5. Consequently, it will initiate the Garmin Nuvi Update process.
  6. This will take time as the application will first download the available updates on your computer. Thereafter, it will be automatically transferred to your Garmin Nuvi device.
  7. Here, this will take time according to the speed of your internet connection and the number/ size of available updates. Therefore, make sure that the device stays connected to the computer. Besides, your system should remain free to speed up the process.
  8. At last, you will get a message that confirms that the installation of Garmin Nuvi Update has completed successfully.

Step 4: Disconnect the Garmin GPS

  1. Once the Garmin Nuvi Update process finishes, you will get another message. It will confirm that “it is safe to remove the device”.
  2. As such, unplug the USB cable and disconnect Garmin Nuvi from the computer.
  3. At last, restart your device to conclude the Garmin Nuvi Update process.