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  • Wow! Then this is an excellent deal. I'll have to keep this in mind, since I'll probably be upgrading my GPS device to a higher-end unit within the next year or two. Consequently, this is a more cost-effective arrangement for me, rather than bu…
  • I came across an excellent price for a one-time CNNT North America map update. Just $30 at Amazon, a good option for those expecting to change devices within a year or so. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002Q2VZCC/ Isn't this the 2010 map - last year's u…
  • Another consideration - of which I was completely unaware beforehand - is that the Garmin Communicator plugin apparently updates the firmware of the device before installing the map update. This is mainly what caused me to be concerned. Eventual…
  • Yes, maybe it's time for me to buy a new computer - with a larger HD! Many thanks to all those who walked me through this installation process. The installation is now complete and my 255W GPS device seems to be working fine with the new map upda…
  • What do you mean is it safe? It just skips Mapsource and puts the map on the GPS only. Thanks, I wasn't too sure exactly what option #3 would entail. As it stands now, I have a file (presumably the recent map update) sitting on my computer's deskt…
  • I did mine the other day and by saving it to the computer you also get mapsource for doing maps and routes to dowload to your gps. also you won't have a backup if something goes wrong later on.....I am a newbie so that is all I can think of myself.…
  • I apologize for making the same post twice, but I'm experiencing a bit of a dilemma at the moment... and need some quick advice. As I type this post, I'm in the process of downloading and installing the onetime free map update for my Garmin 255W. …
  • New map update is out. 2011.10 This weekend I plan to download this map update (ver. 2011.10) onto my recently purchased (last week) Garmin 255W. This is the first GPS device which I've owned. Currently my 255W has ver. 2010.10 North America map…
  • It should also be noted that updating maps will automatically force-update the unit's firmware to the "lastest & greatest" firmware version. This is not always the best thing since the newest firmware version may have bugs/issues which are worse…
  • Are there technical problems with this map update? Should I wait awhile? The only problems reported are with the nuvi 8x0/8x5 series. Something on Garmin's end that they are trying to resolve. I would say go ahead and update. I had no issue updatin…
  • 1) The map file is saved on your PC's hard drive. After the download is complete, you run the .exe file which then decompresses and proceeds to build, then install the maps to your unit. The maps are never sent directly to the GPS from Garmin's serv…
  • The new map replaces the old one on the unit. You will have the new map saved on your computer if you need it again. If you want to save the map that is currently on your unit you need to back it up to your computer. Hey Tim! I apologize for the…
  • I think Garmin has quarterly updates for maps. 2011.10 just came out so you can install it without worrying about a newer one anytime soon. You can download to your computer or purchase if you want. I don't really see a need if you have adequate d…
  • New update is out 2011.10. 2.17GB download Hi guys! Two days ago I bought a Garmin 255W. My current map version is: CN North America NT 2010.10 My software version is 6.10. My audio version is 1.10. My GPS SW version is 4.10b. Do you m…
  • Check out these two hyperlinked YouTube videos: 1.) 2.) Crazy! :shock:
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  • Keep your fingers crossed that there will be a lot of dissatisfied 255W customers, so Tiger will have more refurbs to sell. :) At this point, Ken, I think that's exactly what I'll do... hold out for a refurbished 255W from TigerDirect.ca. Based on …
  • Hey Ken, Your own purchase price (+/-) for the 255WT is approx. what I was willing to pay for an initial GPS unit. Tiger Direct (in Canada) was selling the 255W (factory refurbished by Garmin) at an even lower price. In the past few days, however…
  • Yes, I would agree that the word "integrated" is rather misleading in this instance. Incidentally, does the FREE traffic feature only involve icons and visual alerts? Or, as a driver would I also have to tolerate "spoken" traffic alerts? No one…
  • Many thanks for the input, guys! Here is the blurb from the seller's website regarding the FREE traffic reports... Avoid Traffic Tie-ups Steer clear of traffic with nüvi 265WT's integrated FM traffic receiver. Receive alert…