Updating my tomtom
We only sell the latest maps that are available (Garmin update these every 3 to 4 months) and a map card can be purchased from here Ireland & UK SD card If your sat-nav has a 'LM' designation, for example, the nuvi 2415LM or nuvi 2597LM then your device comes with free lifetime map updates.
In this case you update the maps on your sat-nav using Garmin Express which you download from Garmin's website and install on your PC or Mac.
Lifetime Traffic Updates Tom Tom’s Lifetime Traffic Updates feature offers real-time insight into traffic events to help drivers avoid delays.
The Tom Tom device receives the latest traffic information every three minutes, recalculates total drive time and suggests more efficient alternate routes if they are available.
Availability and Price Select Tom Tom devices across the Tom Tom XL and Tom Tom XXL product lines are now available with Lifetime Map Updates, Lifetime Traffic Updates or a combination of these features.
Pricing starts at 9.95 MSRP and varies by model.
For those with newer devices these changes have made it much simpler, for others it can still be a painful process with numerous calls to Garmin technical support.
Even with several years of updating various models of Garmin sat-navs, I have found the experience torturous at times.
The road network changes on average 18 percent annually, so they are continually refreshed to include improvements across the entire road network and updates to Points of Interest.
For more information, please visit: # # * Tom Tom devices featuring Lifetime Map and Traffic Updates are only available in North America.
The steps below refer to Internet Explorer on Windows XP.
You may be able to use LIVE Services when traveling abroad.
Garmin have made a number of changes to their map update procedures in the last year.