If this software is uploaded to a GPS unit other than the product for which it is designed, you will not be able to operate that unit. If attempts to upload software fail, you may need to return the unit to Garmin for service. Added support for DGPS scanning capability. Added Loran TD position Format.
Download the appropriate self-extracting zip file for your GPS unit into a directory on your hard drive.
Find your Garmin nüvi on the EasyGPS Compatibility List:
(i.e., c:\garmin). Unzip the files into this directory by running the downloaded executable file (.exe). Connect your GPS unit to a free serial port (Com 1, 2, 3, or 4) on your PC with a PC Interface cable. Turn on your GPS unit and ensure the Interface setup is set to 'GRMN/GRMN HOST,' 'Garmin,' or 'DATA TRANSFER SLAVE' mode, depending on the specific Garmin model.
From the DOS prompt, change directory (CD) to the directory in which you unzipped the files, (i.e., c:\garmin), and run the update program: updatesw.exe.
The upload process should take approximately 3-10 minutes to complete.
When the upload process is complete, the unit will reset itself and turn on normally. EasyGPS is the fast and easy way to upload and download geocaches, addresses, waypoints, routes, and tracks between your Windows computer and your Garmin nüvi GPS. Use EasyGPS to back up and organize your GPS data, print maps, or load new waypoints onto your GPS for your next hike or geocaching adventure.
EasyGPS works with every popular handheld GPS receiver, and it is 100% FREE!
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EasyGPS runs on Windows 11, 10, 8.1, and 7. New features were added to EasyGPS 8.07 on March 1, 2022 . nüvi 200 series. nüvi 300 series. nüvi 400 series. nüvi 500 series. nüvi 600 series. nüvi 700 series. nüvi 800 series. nüvi 900 series. nüvi 1100 series. nüvi 1200 series. nüvi 1300 series. nüvi 1400 series. nüvi 1600 series. nüvi 2200 series. nüvi 2300 series.
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nüvi 2500 series. nüvi 2600 series. nüvi 2700 series. nüvi 3400 series. nüvi 3500 series. nüvi 3700 series. nüvi 5000 series. All Garmin nüvi 30 GPS receivers are supported in EasyGPS. This article was written by Jack Lloyd. Jack Lloyd is a Technology Writer and Editor for wikiHow. He has over two years of experience writing and editing technology-related articles. He is technology enthusiast and an English teacher.
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This article has been viewed 452,618 times. This wikiHow teaches you how to update your Garmin Nuvi GPS using a Windows or Mac computer. You can update the Garmin Nuvi the official way by downloading and using a free program called Garmin Express, or you can install community-created maps from an unaffiliated website. Open the Garmin Express website. Go to https://www.garmin.com/en-US/software/express/ in your computer's browser.
Click Download for Windows.
It's a blue button in the middle of the page. Doing so will prompt the Garmin Express setup file to begin downloading onto your computer.If installing Garmin Express on a Mac, you'll click Download for Mac instead.Some browsers will mark the Garmin download page as an unsafe location.
This is a false flag; the Garmin Express installation file does not contain a virus. If installing Garmin Express on a Mac, you'll click Download for Mac instead. Some browsers will mark the Garmin download page as an unsafe location. This is a false flag; the Garmin Express installation file does not contain a virus. Install Garmin Express. To do so:Windows - Double-click the setup file, follow any prompts to the "Install" page, check the "I have read and agreed to the terms and conditions" box, click Install, and click Yes when prompted.Mac - Open the Garmin Express DMG file, verify the software if necessary, click and drag the Garmin Nuvi app icon onto the "Applications" folder icon, and follow any prompts.
Windows - Double-click the setup file, follow any prompts to the "Install" page, check the "I have read and agreed to the terms and conditions" box, click Install, and click Yes when prompted.