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Garmin GPS

How long does a "Lifetime" Map and/or Traffic upgrade last?

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Re: Garmin GPS

I think Garmin's "Lifetime" updates last about 2 months.

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Re: Garmin GPS


@HRAllenJr wrote:

How long does a "Lifetime" Map and/or Traffic upgrade last?


For as long as such data is available for your unit or your unit reaches end-of-life and is no longer supported by Garmin. That roughly translates to several years.

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Re: Garmin GPS

I got a unit November 2011 and just updated last month. More than 2 months.

Good point about "end-of-life", after 4 to 6 years the built in battery on any GPS will fail and it might not work unless it's plugged into the cig lighter.

A tip I'll share. Seriously considering paying extra for the "voice command" models. I love how I can change brightness and volume without needing to touch the screen.
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Re: Garmin GPS

I bought a new Garmin 3500 nuvi series, is it normal for it to start heating up to burning temperatures after 15-20 minutes?

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Re: Garmin GPS

The only time my Garmin ran hot was driving southbound with the sun heating it. Is your Garmin hot when driving at night?

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Re: Garmin GPS

With regards to "lifetime" maps... my Garmin is 3 years old and I see updates every 4 to 6 months.