Register, Update and Sync your Device with Garmin Express.

Garmin Express is not compatible with your operating system. You will need to upgrade your OS to use Garmin Express.
Garmin Express has been redesigned to give you a better experience. Upgrade your OS to get the latest version, or use the legacy version of Garmin Express.

Download Legacy Version
Garmin Express has been redesigned to give you a better experience. Upgrade your OS to get the latest version, or use the legacy version of Garmin Express.

Download Legacy Version

System Requirements

Download for Windows

Garmin Express is not compatible with your operating system. You must upgrade your OS to use Garmin Express, or you can use legacy software called Map Updater to update maps on automotive devices.

System Requirements

Download For Mac



System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer, Microsoft .NET 4.5 (included)
  • 1024 x 768 display, USB port and 1 GB RAM
  • High speed Internet access (Not for use with dial-up, mobile or satellite connections)
  • May require up to 20 GB free disk space

Mac

  • OS X 10.10 or newer
  • 1440 x 900 display, USB port and 1 GB RAM
  • High speed Internet access (Not for use with dial-up, mobile or satellite connections)
  • May require up to 20 GB free disk space
garmin.com/express

Manage devices from your desktop.

Garmin Express is a computer application for easily setting up, registering and managing your Garmin device.

Stay Up to Date

Desktop notifications and step-by-step instructions make it easy to update your devices.

Sync with Garmin Connect

Use Express to upload your activities and wellness data to your Garmin Connect™ account.

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Garmin.com/Mapupdates

Garmin GPS Devices require regular map updates to keep it functioning accurately with complete reliability. In short, garmin.com/mapupdates is an essential process that users must perform on a regular basis.

Step 1: Install Garmin Express

  1. To begin with, open an Internet Browser on your desktop. You can get any browser of your choice. For instance, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla etc.
  2. Then, access the official website of Garmin i.e. “garmin.com”.
  3. Now, navigate the Product Category section on this website. For instance, “WEARABLES, SPORTS & OUTDOOR, AUTOMOTIVE, or MARINE”. You will find them at the very top of this window beneath the bold “Garmin” tab. Hence, expand them and click on “Garmin Express” from the “Discover” section.
  4. As a result, it will redirect you to the “ Garmin Express” page for garmin.com/mapupdates. This window displays the download links for both Windows and Mac devices. Hence, click on the respective link for your OS. In other words, click on “Download For Windows” if you have a Windows-based computer. Similarly, Mac users must click on “Download For Mac”.
  5. As such, this will initiate the download process for the “Setup” File necessary for garmin.com/mapupdates. Now, you should wait for the process to complete properly.
  6. At the same time, if it prompts to provide a specific location to save the downloaded “Setup” File. Then, click on “Save” or “Save As” and provide a preferred location.
  7. Once it completes the download, search the downloaded file on your computer.
  8. Next, you should double-click on the file.
  9. Thereafter, click “Run” or “Continue” on the following pop-box.
  10. Now, review the “Terms and Conditions” or “Software License Agreement”.
  11. Finally, click on “Install” to initiate installation for garmin.com/mapupdates.
  12. Then, wait for the process to finish.
  13. Meanwhile, Mac users must enter their Mac Admin User ID and Password. Then, click on “Install Software”.
  14. At last, restart your computer.
Garmin.com/mapupdates

Step 2: Connect Garmin GPS to the Computer

  1. First of all, detach the Garmin GPS device from your automobile.
  2. Then, turn it on. Along with that, make sure it is fully charged.
  3. Thereafter, you should link it with your computer on which you have installed Garmin Express. For this, you should use a mini USB Cable.
  4. Now, open Garmin Express and click on “Get Started”.
  5. Next, you should click on “Add A Device”.
  6. As a result, the application will search your device and connect to it.
  7. Hence, click on “Add Device” once again.

Step 3: Register The Garmin Device

  1. After completing the last step, first-time users are required to go through this additional step of Product Registration.
  2. TTherefore, if your device is not yet registered, the following window will prompt you to provide your Email Address. Hence, type in your registered Email Address and click “Next”.
  3. However, if you haven’t created your account yet. Then, you should first create one. Thereafter. Log in to it.
  4. Now, provide a “Nickname” for this device on the following window. Then, click “Next” to proceed with garmin.com/mapupdates.
  5. Subsequently, click “Yes” or “No” as per your preference for “Anonymous Data Collection”.
  6. Thereafter, complete the network connection if prompted. You should simply follow on-screen instruction and select the connection mode for your desktop/ GPS device. This will complete your GPS Device Registration.

Step 4: Install Garmin Update

  1. Once your device is registered, it will take you to the dashboard of Garmin express.
  2. After this, it will detect map updates available for the connected device.
  3. These updates will be displayed on your dashboard. You will find it beneath the device name under the head Map updates. However, in case if your account is linked to multiple devices. Then, click on the Device Name to view the updates.
  4. Therefore, click on “Install All” or “Select All”. This will start the download for garmin.com/mapupdates. However, if you want to install a specific update. Then, click on “View Details” and select the Update from the list. Thereafter, click on the “Install” button beside it.
  5. Now, read the “Terms and Conditions”. Thereafter, click on “Accept”.
  6. You will get instructions for updates on the next window. Hence, read the same and confirm that you have properly followed all the steps. Then, click “Continue”.
  7. This will start the installation process. Hence, wait for the same to complete.
  8. After that, it will notify you about its completion. Then, prompt you to disconnect the device. Hence, unplug your GPS gadget.
  9. At last, restart your device.