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Mini Review: Navteq Map Update 2011 for Garmin

updated 01:55 pm EDT, Thu June 10, 2010

Helps keep your Garmin GPS relevant for 2011

This is a Sponsored Post written by Electronista on behalf of NAVTEQ. All opinions are 100% that of the writer.

In an all-too-complicated world, the Navteq 2011 Map Update data card is a simple way to update your Garmin GPS device. Perhaps a little too simple. Slide in the Map Update 2011 SD card, fire up your Garmin and, viola, you have the latest detailed maps of the U.S., Canada and Mexico, plus a few other areas. We can't comment on the updated maps as the roads in our area appear to be unchanged for 2011, but we wish Nateq's update process was a little more user-involved.

Being of the 'who needs instructions?' generation, we just grabbed the updated data card and headed out the door, thinking our GPS unit would walk us through the update process. However, we soon found ourselves staring at the standard Garmin screen, wondering if the update was really installed.

As it turns out - and is printed on the back of the packaging - the update, available at, takes hold by simply inserting the new data card into the Garmin's SD slot. A simple installation process for sure, but we doubt we'll be the only ones that make the mistake of leaving the house without reading all the fine print. Navteq could easily remedy this problem with a simple screen prompt, making the update process that much more user friendly. The update is available for $55 at

Visit our sponsor: Map updates a must before summer road trips!

by MacNN Staff



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