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Old 04-07-2016, 07:39 PM   #1
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Free Garmin maps?

I just downloaded the Garmin Express app in order to install updated maps. I kept waiting for them to ask me to pay for the updates, but they never did. It took 40 minutes for the maps to update and then told me I am up-to-date.

I'm positive my GPS did not include lifetime maps when I bought it, so I'm not sure what just happened. Has this happened to anyone else?
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If it is a Nuvi model it comes bundled with lifetime maps.
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Old 04-07-2016, 09:27 PM   #3
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This is interesting. Mine did not come with lifetime maps either. They sold a model for more money that did. I'm going to have to try it too.
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If it is a Nuvi model it comes bundled with lifetime maps.
It is a Nuvi, but I didn't know that.
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Old 04-08-2016, 07:30 AM   #5
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Not all Nuvi's have lifetime maps.
Some models have ONE free update included.
If your model number has LM or LMT after it, lifetime maps are included.
Here are examples...


Nuvi 55 (no lifetime maps)

Nuvi 55LM (with Lifetime maps)
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It must have lifetime upgrade or it would not have given you them, I have an older one that does not get upgrades and a newer one that does get them. You will not be given anything for free.
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