How to Update the Garmin Nuvi 205W

by Aaron Wein

The Nuvi 205W is part of Garmin's affordable line of GPS units. Despite its relatively low price when compared to the higher-end 3700 series, the 205W still manages to have features such as a picture viewer, the ability to create routes and traffic reporting. And, like the more-expensive models, Garmin continually upgrades the 205W's software. Updating your Nuvi's operating system ensures you have the latest options and features.


Download and install WebUpdater, available free online. (See References for a link.)


Connect the Nuvi 205W to your computer with your USB cable.


Run WebUpdater.


Follow the WebUpdater prompts to update your Nuvi 205W. The program automatically installs the software upgrades to your device

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Aaron Wein is a copy editor for Skagit Valley Publishing. He has been a writer and editor since 2004, contributing to Washington-based publications and clients such as the "Bellingham Herald," "Western Athletics," "GNAC Sports" and Microsoft. Wein obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism from Western Washington University.

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