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Garmin WebUpdater vs express: Allows users of Garmin devices to update their devices online. Free download provided for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. It only takes a few steps to set up your Garmin device for Garmin Connect. Garmin Communicator is a plugin to your web browser that enable the Garmin websites to exchange information from your computer and/or device. Garmin usb drivers (which you didn't mention) enable certain Garmin devices to be seen by your computer. Garmin Express is an application on your computer, its primary purpose is to update firmware. Keeping your Garmin GPS unit refreshed is simplified with Garmin express guide update programming. You should simply connect your GPS to the PC to get the most recent updates. This product can refresh Garmin Nuvi 1400 arrangement, Garmin Nuvi 1450, Garmin Nuvi 1300, drive 50, drive 51, and all upheld auto gadgets.

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edited November -1 in Garmin Auto Forum (Garmin Nuvi, Garmin Drive Forum)

Open Garmin Express To Update

I have today purchased a Nuvi 2548 LMT-D. After spending hours downloading and trying to get Garmin Express to install updates I've given up. It takes ages to connect to the device, then it it stalls at download/install. It's never clear what status it is at and all I see is the orange wheel in the coner occasionally going round. I've got a life I want to get on with and all I want is my device updated! Why are these things so complicated. Anyway, and sorry for the rant, my question is can I use Webupdater instead of Express for my device? Or any other advice gratefully welcome.
Paul (UK)


  • You can use WebUpdater instead of Garmin Express for everything EXCEPT map updates. For map updates we recommend using Garmin's MapUpdater software.
    Most of us recommend not using Garmin Express if you don't have to but you should know that both Express and WebUpdater will list an available update and after you do the update the same item will continue to be listed. It has been a bug in the update process for years that it looks like Garmin is never going to fix.:wink:
  • Thanks 't923347', your quick response is much appreciated. As I have just purchased the device and don't know what needs updating on it, would it be best to just update the maps? I'm not sure what else would need updating via Web updater(?) Thanks again for any guidance.
  • On a new device, when you first go to update the maps, the update process may well force a firmware/software update prior to allowing you to download the maps. This will happen if there has been a firmware update between the time the device was made and the time you purchased it.
    Normally, this is handled fine by MapUpdater but you may want to use WebUpdater first to either check that your firmware is current or to actually do the firmware update before you fire up MapUpdater to do the map update.
  • I'll give it a go tomorrow as it's 10pm in the UK. I'm sure I'll have more success this time and I'll post a reply to let the forum know how it went. Thanks again, appreciated.
  • First the good news, I've succesfully installed Web updater which found my device. However, for the past half hour the update status has been 0%. I now have a amessage saying that the device is not responding although it is switched on. The message states to check that the Garmins device interface option is set to Garmin or Host mode or try reconnecting. How do I check the interface option?
  • You may get better results setting your nuvi to mass storage mode. To do that:
    1. Start NUVI by itself and go to Volume Screen.
    2. Press the upper right hand corner of screen for 10 seconds.
    3. The Developers Screen will pop up
    4. Scroll down to MTP SETTINGS
    5. Change from AUTO DETECT to MASS STORAGE
    6. Shut down NUVI and hookup to Computer USB cable
    7. Now run WebUpdater.
    As an alternative to step 1 above, you can bring up the Nuvi's 'dashboard' screen, then press and hold the speedometer for about 10 seconds to access the developer screen.
  • That error message is not relevant to the recent Nuvi series, its for handheld/outdoor devices and some (very) old Nuvi's.
    Something else is probably going wrong. Are you plugged directly into your computer or using a USB hub? If possible, unplug any un-needed USB devices and plug the Nuvi directly into one of the computer's USB ports. You might also check the cable or try another one if possible. A reboot of the computer isn't a bad idea either.

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