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Can I get free updates on a garmin 255W, where do i find

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Can I get free updates on a garmin 255W
JA: The GPS Technician's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost.
Customer: where do i find justanswers do you know the cost
JA: What is the exact model of your Garmin? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: nuvi 255W 8 or 9 years
JA: What happened right before this popped up?
Customer: says tech is on line
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: none
JA: Anything else you want the GPS expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: GPS
Expert:  Sijad H. replied 11 months ago.

Hi and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Sijad H. replied 11 months ago.

There are two types of updates that can be performed, software update and map update. The software updates are free, and the map updates have a cost associated with them. Map updates are typically $49.99 for a one time update, or $89.99 for lifetime map updates (though cheaper upgrade prices can be found from online retailers such as

With either update, you will need a USB cable to connect your Garmin to the computer and software titled Garmin Express to install your updates. You can download the software by clicking here.

The map updates will need to be purchased through the Garmin website if you wish to download them to your device, however you do have the option to purchase them on a microsd/SD card. I would recommend purchasing the updates on the SD card as chances are today's maps are far larger in size than your Nuvi 255W can handle.

I hope I have answered your question. I will be here to answer any follow up questions you may have.

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