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Garmin Lifetime Updater

Sven Sorensen
Keep your nuMaps for Garmin GPS Navis up-to-date for free
A review of Garmin Lifetime Updater by Sven Sørensen
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Free Freeware
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
May 4, 2014
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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.

Features and highlights
  • Downloads files automatically to your computer
  • No sign-in required
  • No web browser required
  • Advanced options let you specify download speed and schedules
  • Update maps
Compability and license

Garmin Lifetime Updater is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from mapping without restrictions. Garmin Lifetime Updater 2.1.11 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

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  1. Garmin Lifetime Updater Download
  2. Freeware Mapping
  3. Major release: Garmin Lifetime Updater 2.1
  4. Free Software Download

Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Garmin. This download was signed by Garmin International and distributed as GarminLifetimeUpdaterInstaller.exe.

Garmin Lifetime Updater has been picked by our editors as very good.
Garmin Lifetime Updater has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Garmin Lifetime Updater 2.1.11 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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More information
Product Name:
Garmin Map Update
Size on disk:
12,397,960 B
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