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bluebell

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Hi

I've just bought the Garmin - it is taking hours to update maps. Is this normal? I stopped it a couple of times blaming he computer for running slow but now I'm not so sure it is the computer.

All other downloads (GPI POI file updates) are much faster. Even my ancient GPS was quicker (till it was dropped on the floor and broke...)





johmazz2006

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 765, Garmin 3950LMT, Garmin 2455LMT, Navman40, Garmin StreetPilot 3







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What speed is your Internet connection? Some of the map updates are very large and will be slow on a slower connection, plus there may be others downloading at the same time.
Time doesn't matter as long as you eventually get the whole update ok.
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kjellNN

GPS: Garmin nvi 265W







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johmazz2006 wrote:
What speed is your Internet connection? Some of the map updates are very large and will be slow on a slower connection, plus there may be others downloading at the same time.
Time doesn't matter as long as you eventually get the whole update ok.


The map datafile, for the Europe map, is now about 2.5 Gb which does take some time to download and also over an hour to install. I have a Nuvi 265W, and it takes about 4 hours total for a full up-date.
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pcourtney1

GPS: Garmin nuvi 1690







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I have a 1690, and pretty fast internet connnection, 15mb downloads, it took about an hour to download and install to my Garmin - not too bad Smile
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life.by

GPS: COMAND SYSTEM; Garmin Nuvi 3790T







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bluebell wrote:
Hi

I've just bought the Garmin - it is taking hours to update maps. Is this normal? I stopped it a couple of times blaming he computer for running slow but now I'm not so sure it is the computer.


It is good to check what internet speed you have first. If high speed, the server sometimes costs low speed because of some technical reason.
But mostly, speed of internet is key reason.
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rodney_button

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 855, Garmin Nuvi 2797







Post Garmin 1340 LMT - Should it take HOURS to update maps?     
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I just updated a Garmin Nuvi 50 and it took 26 minutes to download plus a few minutes to install. I think the "bottleneck" is your internet connection.
Note, however, that the 1340 LMT may have a larger file to download, so it may take longer.
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mlongo

GPS: Garmin nuvi 1490tv, 1690







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Sometimes (depending on internet connection speed, time of day) the process could be very long.
I suggest you, if time elapsing seems to be exaggerate, to stop and restart the download
(last Garmin European map update was 3 hour download!)
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johmazz2006

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 765, Garmin 3950LMT, Garmin 2455LMT, Navman40, Garmin StreetPilot 3







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mlongo wrote:
Sometimes (depending on internet connection speed, time of day) the process could be very long.
I suggest you, if time elapsing seems to be exaggerate, to stop and restart the download
(last Garmin European map update was 3 hour download!)


You have problems with your internet provider if it takes that long. May pay to try another provider.
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caesar

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 3790t







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bluebell wrote:
Hi

I've just bought the Garmin - it is taking hours to update maps. Is this normal? I stopped it a couple of times blaming he computer for running slow but now I'm not so sure it is the computer.

Well is it the computer?
Do a mirror download of a file to check pout the computer performance.
You neglected to mention the type of connection.
Obviously if you are on dial-up there will be ridiculous download times, but on fast broadband it should be only around 3-5 minutes max. for a VERY large file.
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johmazz2006

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 765, Garmin 3950LMT, Garmin 2455LMT, Navman40, Garmin StreetPilot 3







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The computer will not be the problem. It will instal the downloaded files way faster than any download speed available today.
It has to be the speed of the internet connection.
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pete raby

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What a waste of time. I am in 9th hour of downloading and upgrading my Garmin GPS. Info states 1 minute to go. I have been on hold for that minute for almost an hour!!!!

As I have read, no it is not my computer. I have had larger downloads in many times faster. This is a Garmin issue!!!!





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Pete, you are right it's not your computer and it's not your internet connection. It is Garmin software!! I have three devices and all of them take hours to update, even having the maps downloaded. It is the update itself of the devices. The USB speed I'm seeing for the nvi 260W is just 92.5 KB/s!!





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Just took 8 hours to download all maps onto our new Nuvi. Unbelievable.





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I have a 265W and am getting a transfer speed of 480 KB/second on a file that is already on my computer. Wonder if anyone has had success with a different cable or if some of these older 2010-2012 units are just plain slow with any usb transfer.





johmazz2006

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 765, Garmin 3950LMT, Garmin 2455LMT, Navman40, Garmin StreetPilot 3







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Has anyone contacted Garmin re the problem ??
I have had minor problems in the past and it only took an email to their support section to get a quick reply.
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