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How To Install Free Maps On Garmin Edge Series Device?

by David Joel davidjoel

The Garmin Edge series of cycling computers is generally divided into two categories: One those have a mapping function, and the others that haven’t.  Mapping in this situation means that the elements also have rout able navigation – just like car GPS does. The good news for the users who have own a Garmin GPS devices is that there is a way to get free Garmin GPS Update. However, there are a lot of ways to get free Garmin GPS Maps and also a lot of different methods to install them. Here is how to get and install these free hiking maps in a simpler and step-by-step process.

GPS – the Global Positioning System can make driving to unknown locations as simple as traveling to own neighbourhood. The unit keeps in a car determining the exact position using GPS satellites and relates the location to its stored maps to decide the points of interests whether roads, restaurants or rivers. With such GPS mapping service, the unit will offer brief instructions to reach out the destination, but if maps are outdated, it could send the wrong direction. Garmin gives the chance to download a free map update with the purchase of a new unit to ensure correct guidelines so that one can effortlessly reach the destination within a couple of minutes or hours depends on the distances.

Methods To Install Free Maps On Garmin Edge Series Device

Here are the required guidelines through which one can download and install maps on Garmin devices. Take a brief look at the below points and follow the same:

·         Download The Maps

Open Street Map made possible for free community-driven map. Hence, follow the given steps:

Ø  First of all, visit the website which will bring you the page “Free maps for Garmin brand GPS devices”

Ø  Once the page loads, you will have to select “Routable Bicycle” as the map type

Ø  Next, select the region/area of maps you want

Ø  After that, click “Download Map Now”. Doing so will start downloading

Ø  Once the download process done successfully, save the file somewhere on your computer and go ahead to the installation section


·         Installing The Maps

Installation of the maps is quite easy. The thing you have to do is to put the file in the correct folder and you’re good to go. If there is not enough space, then temporarily remove maps. To install maps, go through the below points:

Ø  First, connect your Edge device to your computer with the USB cable

Ø  Move the file you downloaded and then open it up by giving a double click on it

Ø  Now, select that file and select “Copy”. Simply, paste it into “Garmin” folder

Ø  Once the copying process done, you will see that file located in the Garmin folder

·         Access The Maps

Once you have installed properly, you are nothing to do, it just work fine.

It is also important to get Garmin Map Updates time to time for availing the current updated features. In case, any of you finding any kind of difficulties while following the above steps, then you can feel free to contact our team expert.

Author’s BIO

William Brister is a technical writer having immense years of experience in writing field. He knows how to make the users’ problem sorted out in a simpler way. The main motto of this writer is to provide 100 % customer satisfying result. While writing he kept one thing in mind that every tech or non-tech person will read it out and understand the point. 


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