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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:19 PM

very odd...A NEW GARMEN is around $100.00 or cheaper, with free LIFETIME MAP UPDATES.
My 6 year old Garmen NUVI 660, needs a map update.
they want $59.95 at garmen web site.

In addition, you have to send it in for a new battery..cannot do yourself.
Any links to map updates without cost? OR A DISCOUNT coupon??
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:34 PM

Or lifetime updates for $49.99 through Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-nuMaps-Lifetime-America-Updates/dp/B006TEHS4M/ref=pd_cp_sw_1

Non transferable if your 6 year old 660 dies though.

I've never found a safe and legal way of getting them other than through Amazon or Garmin.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:44 AM

That was the obstacle I faced, when posed with paying for a map update or buying a whole new unit with unlimited map updates. I finally chose the newer unit because of added features, like Bluetooth hands free phone conversation. Then after a year or so, upgraded to even newer unit, because it had better speaker & lane assist.

Garmin, is the best GPS for us consumer folk, by far. I come from the days of using Megellean Meridian & (Gold=color unit). The Magellan's were the best of the time, but they wouldn't help when I ran into trouble with trying to get more map areas on a SIM card. I didn't want to have to buy a whole new card, when switching to another area. Magellan went the way of Kodak & Garmin was a whole lot more friendly. I have never looked much at other units. Furthermore, it seems if you own a Google device, you'll never have to pay for GPS?

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:57 PM

You can change the battery yourself - just google "Change battery nuvi 660" and you will find a number of youtube videos showing you how.  It does appear this is one of the more difficult units to do it on though. 


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