How to Update a Garmin Nuvi 200

by Ashley Hay

New locations and roads spring up regularly. The Garmin Nuvi 200 navigation device has the capability to show you local establishments around you, such as restaurants, gas stations and hotels. If you use the Garmin Nuvi 200 global positioning system receiver and your GPS maps aren't up to date, you don't have the most current information. For example, if a new road has been added or a road has been closed, not knowing as much may cause a serious delay in your travels. Plus new businesses won't be identified on your old maps. Garmin offers a free software update that allows you to update maps for your Nuvi 200 right from your computer.

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Open your web browser and go to the "Garmin WebUpdater" website.

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Click on the link "Download the latest version of WebUpdater software" from the Garmin website. Follow the installation prompts to complete the software download.

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Connect one end of a USB cable to your Garmin Nuvi 200 and the other end of the USB cable to your computer. The WebUpdater software will search automatically for any updates needed for your GPS.

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Click "Yes" if the WebUpdater notifies you that an update is available for your Nuvi 200 and you would like to install it. WebUpdater will install the software and alert you when it is safe to unplug your GPS device from the computer. If no updates are available, it will notify you.

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Based in Columbus, Ga., Ashley Hay has been covering animal health and wellness since 2004, and arts and entertainment since 2008. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in psychology from the University of Central Florida.

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