Updating maps on garmin nuvi 250w

as a matter of interest does it take ur unit a very long time to pick up the satellite? Also they take a LOT longer than normal if the maps have been replaced, you've moved significant distance since last time it was turned off or its been a long time since it was turned off. it took 20 mins to find the satellite one morning which cant be right ?

There's been updates for the older Nuvi's that speed up the time to fix.

The 2008 vintage 200s only had enough room on them to fit the continental US internally whereas the 250 could fit all of North America. Since the 2010 maps, there has not been enough room, even by deleting unused language files, to load the entire continental US internally on a 200.

Welcome to my independent website that tells you all about how you can download free Garmin maps, plus the process behind installing free Garmin maps on your Nuvi GPS product.(Please note this also works for Zumo devices as well).Yours is indeed a later unit (mainly because you had 2009 maps to begin with where I had 2008), but it's not a 205W in a 200W casing. If yours was a 200W with 205W guts it would have the updated interface ( and - buttons on right) and the software version would be somewhere around 7.00. I have recently purchased the new maps for my garmin device. If you do, zoom the map out to about 700km, select map tool, highlight the all the map pages, then transfer to device - to a SD card. Hi all,i know the nuvi 250 is discontinued but i need to update the maps on it.i have registered the product only today even though i have it over a year.anyway the garmin site is telling me a one off update of European maps is available for .i only have approx 450MB free space on the device and no micro sd if i download the map update (takes ages apparently & very large file) i won't be able to store it all on the sat size micro sd card would i need? can i download the map update now and transfer it to the sat nav later? UK and Ireland maps will almost certainly fit on the remaining space.

can i download the map update now and transfer it to the sat nav later? button: Software Version 4.00 Audio Version: 2.20 GPS SW Version: 2.80m From the "Hidden screens" (press the battery indicator for 10 seconds).SW Ver 4.00 Version Information: n2 S V2 2GB I believe I have updated the firmware in the past. Software Version 4.00 Audio Version: 2.30 GPS SW Version: 3.00s The copyright notice at the bottom of the about screen is ©2007. SW Ver 4.00 Version Information: n2 S V4 1GB SIRF Version 4.00 is the last firmware released for the 200W. If you managed to fit all of North America on a nuvi 200, then you likely don't have a 200 from 2008, but one of the rebadged 205s that Garmin sold for Christmas last year.I that isn't the case, then you somehow either added internal memory to the unit (difficult but not impossible) or you have a 250. Hi all,i know the nuvi 250 is discontinued but i need to update the maps on it.i have registered the product only today even though i have it over a year.anyway the garmin site is telling me a one off update of European maps is available for .i only have approx 450MB free space on the device and no micro sd if i download the map update (takes ages apparently & very large file) i won't be able to store it all on the sat size micro sd card would i need? When you put the new maps on the device, the installer gives you a map of all the sectors and you can click/drag over the ones you want to put on.