The Garmin Lifetime Updater program is a free application which is useful for those who own Garmin navigation devices.
One of the main uses of this program is to get "lifetime" upgrades to your maps, but the lifetime designation is misleading because you're not actually given unlimited access to map updates.
If you're one who purchased a Garmin license to upgrade for the device lifetime, you are actually allowed to update your maps up to 4 times per year, or quarterly.
Do note that under the license agreement, Garmin may stop providing maps if its 'supplier' ceases to provide updates or if your device breaks.Garmin Lifetime Updater features and highlights:
Garmin Lifetime Updater is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from mapping without restrictions. Garmin Lifetime Updater 2.1.7 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine on Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. A separate x64 version may be available from Garmin.
We have tested Garmin Lifetime Updater 2.1.7 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]