Once downloaded and installed, the update process is relatively straightforward.
You connect your sat-nav to your PC or Mac using the USB cable that came in the box.
XL and XXL units starting at 9 are now available with the feature.
Do you really need to update your sat nav map as regularly as manufacturers would like you to?
They often come with a hefty price tag, but do Britain’s roads change enough to make the spend worthwhile?
Traffic updates are a nice to have, though I never was in a situation that they were critical with my older Tom Tom GPS. I found myself looking for non-existent ramps and exits more often in the last year, so 550TM with its lifetime map updates will hopefully get rid of such annoyances. As others have already mentioned, the firmware upgrade added the option to view the turn-by-turn list of directions as text.
This was probably the most significant missing feature that people felt the need for.
If you have lost your USB cable you can get a replacement. Within Garmin Express, selecting 'Install All' under the 'Updates' tab is the safest option.