GPS technology in devices is a high tech trend that is stabilized by Garmin. Garmin is a US-based company founded in 1989 by Gary Burrell and Min H. Kao. And the word ‘Garmin’ is a portmanteau of its founder’s name.
Garmin Create devices that have inbuilt GPS featured. As it is software, and like any other software Garmin devices also need an update. The updates are like- Road maps used for navigation purposes, Charts that reflect your safe time underwater, Golf course locator that locates golf course near you, etc.
Garmin allows updates and provides complete support to update GPs Software. If you own one of Garmin devices than learn how you can update it.
To update software in Garmin devices another software is used called Garmin Express.
Garmin Express is a computer application specially developed to update Garmin GPS devices. It allows you to update maps, Softwares, charts and Golf courses. However, To activate this app you need to install Garmin express in your computer system. Here are the steps to setup-
Install Garmin Express
Here we will enlist all the steps instruction involves in Garmin express installation
- First, visit Garmin express web page.- This webpage has links to download Garmin express in windows, ios, and Mac. Click according to your preference.
- Double click on the downloaded file. Read the term and condition and accept, confirm and install the application.
- Once the installation is completed, select the launch Garmin Express options.
- Now you can use Garmin Express app to update your GPS devices
Now we will explain how you can update each device with Garmin Express.
Garmin Software update For devices With Garmin Express
Update Automotive Map with Garmin Express
Start with updating the Garmin map first you need to connect the device with your pc.
- Open Garmin Express on your PC. Click on add a device option. Plugin your device.
- A screen will show a found device. Click on your device. Register your device via adding your mail. Click Yes>> Next.
- Add your nickname to make it easy to identify. Click on next that tick yes and finish.
- Now you will see a popup of ‘checking for update’. Proceed further if an update is available. Fully charge your device and then open the Garmin Express app, click on your device. See details of the update and install accordingly or install all.
- Read terms & conditions clearly and accept. Read the note about the update and continue. Now the installation will. It might take a few hours. After this, your Garmin map is updated and ready to use.
Update Garmin GPS
The process of updating Garmin GPS is similar to the Automotive Map update. So, first, you need Garmin Express in your PC then connect your device with your system. Open Garmin express in your PC connect your device with it. That follows the further step as shown describes in the Automotive map update. You may need your purchase details and an active internet connection. Without these two things, your update may get interrupted.
Garmin marine software update
Garmin’s marines are GPS electronic uses in boats and marines. It gives navigation and location tracking in the navy route.
The process is quite easy to update Garmin marine software. What you have to do is-
- First, download the latest update of the software in an MMC card. The download is available for free on a website or you can get from someone who has done the update. Use this card to replace the inbuilt mapping card of the Garmin marine device.
- After this, the device will show a pop up where you will few options. Like Update software, manage card, and copy build-in map.
- As we want to update the software So, click on ‘Software update’. Then the screen shows another pop up saying it will take a while and do not interrupt the process. Hit yes to continue. And then the update begins.
This process will update GPS, panoptic and update everything on the boat.
Garmin Software update
Here you can directly update Garmin software through the Software update webpage. Follow the step to proceed on a webpage.
- Select the software you want to update. For example, we are talking about sports and fitness category.
- Click the link and you get a list of devices select your device and move further.
- The site will instruct you to download Garmin Express and follow the step to download updates.
- After downloading Garmin Express the step is similar to Automotive map update.
Other updates related to Garmin Software, devices, maps, marine, etc are easily done by Garmin Express via the process described in automotive updates. Now we will move to another product called Garmin connect.
Garmin Connects- Tracking Your Activity
Garmin Connect is a smart device that helps you to connect, track and compare your activity. Basically, it’s the best fitness tracking tool. Let’s see what you can track with Garmin Connects.
- With Garmin Connects you can track your daily walk, Swimming, running cyclin.
- It allows you to track your resting hours.
- Enable you to share your fitness statistics with your friends and family.
- Tracks your growth in activities.
- It will track your weight lifting also.
Most common and required work Garmin tracking is it tracks your fitness, display in the statistic form and compare the data with previous data. If you are in sports, these are the key feature you want, to observe and improve. Garmins connects allows you to do so.
Now as the company is giving to many smart and health gadgets we like to aware of some more Garmin devices that you may like.
Garmin has an anonymous number of devices and has some broad categories. Here we will share the categories
- Wearable Garmin devices-In wearable Garmin devices watch is the most famous. But the product is further categorized according to their purpose of buying like-Activity tracking, Running, Outdoor watches, Multisport, Swimming, Diving, Golf Etc. The devices in this category include map updates, Golf course locator and Mobiles app support also.
- Sports and Outdoor-The collection in Sport & outdoor category includes the same purpose-based tools. It has a few more categories like-Action Cameras, Handhelds, Sporting Dogs, etc.
- Automotive: This category includes a dash and backup Garmin camera.
- Marine– This category includes cameras and other devices for a better boating experience. These devices can be used for-Commercial Fishing, Chartplotter / Sonar MFD, Sonar Modules, Panoptix, Trolling Motors, Fishfinder / GPS Combos, Transducers, Radar, Autopilots, Communications
- Aviation-The devices in aviation category include flying and operating related devices like-General Aviation, Business Aviation, Helicopters, Experimental, Government & Defense
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Garmin Devices are really a blessing of technology. Because all the devices are realistic and developed to helps humans in technical terms. Like activity tracking, It is a great effort to track health and exercise.
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