Garmin GPS Updates 2009 for $49.99

Discussion in 'Gadget Corner' started by semipenguin, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    Amazon.com has Garmin 2009 Update

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Update-Navigator-North-America/dp/B0016P9KWC]Amazon.com: Garmin Map Update 2009 for City Navigator North America NT: Electronics[/ame]

    :)
     
  2. MM

    MM Administrator

    You can't update for free online?

    Everyone just wants our money. :rolleyes:
     
  3. DAB

    DAB Mod Emeritus

    Garmin use to give you the first update for free no matter when purchased, but they changed their policy about a year or so ago. Now you have a short window between time of purchase and map release dates as to if you get a free upgrade.

    I skipped the 2009 update, I am going to get the 2010, I usually do it every 2 years. The 2010 will likely come out in April or May. I love how Garmin plays this date game. Because in reality the 2009 update has 2007 map data, just like the 2010 version will have 2008 map data. Stupid!
     
  4. semipenguin

    semipenguin Bum Looker

    No. It would be nice, though...:)

    Aww man. If I would have known the 2010 version was coming out in about 4 months, I would've waited...:(

    I would have thought Garmin updates would have come out around this time of year.

    Micorsoft Street & Trips is the same way with updates, but much cheaper. I used to skip years for updates. Last update I have is 2007. $30 every two years is not bad...:)
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  5. Evil_Ernie

    Evil_Ernie Smell my finger

    These GPS companies to have some kind of subscription service in place. That way you can update to the latest maps as they become available instead of buying a map for nearly $100 one month and then you find out a couple of months later a newer map is available.

    I know TeleNav has that kind of service for about $150 a year, and TomTom is testing a subscription service in Europe, but no telling if or when that will be available here. Garmin should look into doing that.
     
  6. I have a delorme hand held portable unit. Used for in woods, waters this type of adventure use. To help in not getting lost, and tracking yourself. Delorme has a pretty new subscription map service all you can eat. Delorme is focused on hand held units though I think. Don't think they do auto GPS. What is nice with Delorme is they are a software company, and they produce the maps as well on your hand held which is included in your hand held purchase. They are pretty much on top of the hand held game right now.
     

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