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We will be traveling to Canada in June/2015 with our Garmin

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We will be traveling to Canada in June/2015 with our Garmin GPS.
What do I need to do to enable our GPS to work in Canada?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Greg A. replied 2 years ago.
Hello Don & Welcome to Just Answer,
Sorry I didn't see your question earlier.
May I ask the Model for your Garmin device?
May I also ask if it is currently working, AND do you have it with you now?
I only ask so that we can CHECK/TEST some things on the device, to see if anything is needed.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Garmin Nuvi 1490
Yes &yes
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I just updated my unit & it shows to have Canada.
Don Dyal
Expert:  Greg A. replied 2 years ago.
Hi again and thanks for that information.
May I ask WHERE you are seeing "it shows to have Canada."?
May I also ask approximately WHERE you are now (what state)?
AND if you have TESTED to see if the places you will be going in Canada have DETAILED maps available?
I just want to MAKE SURE that all is working for your upcoming trip.
Expert:  Greg A. replied 2 years ago.
Hi again,
I didn't see a response from my last note, but I wanted to send the following information before I take an afternoon break.
I have a couple of links to videos that show HOW to TEST that the DETAILED maps are in the device and that they will work during your trip.
FIRST, here is a video that shows how to check the VERSION of maps that are installed on the device. What you SHOULD have is something that is VERY SIMILAR to what is shown on the video, especially where is shows "US & Canada" on the screen (about 35 seconds into the video).
Check Map Version 1400 series (link below)
SECOND, here is a video that shows how to TEST (VERIFY) that the DETAILED maps are working - once installed.
NOTE: This video shows using a Europe map card, but you can ignore most of that part. Just zoom into an area of Canada where you will be traveling, or do a SEARCH of the Points of Interest in a CITY you will be NEAR. If the DETAILED map data appears when you do this, you should be good to go.
How to VERIFY maps on the Nuvi 1400 series (link below)
I hope this makes sense and helps VERIFY that the detailed maps are installed and working correctly. Please let me know what you find or if you have any more questions.
Thanks, ***** *****
Expert:  Greg A. replied 2 years ago.
Hi again,
I see it has been a few days and I just wanted to follow up to see if you have any more questions concerning this issue or if the issue was resolved.
I look forward to any further questions or results that you may have.
Thanks, ***** *****