January 7, 2009

Garmin NuMaps - Lifetime Map Updates for GPS


Garmin announced that they are launching a lifetime map subscription program for their GPS units, offering an update quarterly. Updates will be available via download. They aren't the first to jump on this type of an offering, but it's a welcome launch. I know that a lot of people who live in areas with a lot of change, need frequent updates to keep up with the changing landscape or roads, developments and businesses. Map makers like NAVTEQ get millions of changes a month, so the quarterly updates will certainly make for meaningful changes in whole.

"Having the most current and up-to-date maps help our customers get the most out of their satellite navigation device. With nüMaps Lifetime, access to the latest maps is just a few mouse clicks away," said Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales. "For just one single fee, our customers can be certain they're be traveling with the most current maps."

NüMaps Lifetime is available in three different versions:


  • City Navigator® North America NT ($119.99)
  • City Navigator Europe NT ($139.99)
  • City Navigator Transatlantic ($149.99)

NuMaps Lifetime will be available later this month. If you only want a one-time upgrade, you can still do that with prices starting at $69.

Garmin® Offers nüMaps™ Lifetime Map Update Program
Posted January 7, 2009 | 06:00 AM in Automotive/Mobile | Permalink

OLATHE, Kan./January 7, 2009/Business Wire -- Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today that it would offer nüMaps Lifetime, a single fee program that enables customers to download the latest map and point of interest information every quarter for the life of their personal navigation device (PND). The nüMaps Lifetime program was announced in conjunction with the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and will be on display at the Garmin booth (South Hall 4, #35832).

"Having the most current and up-to-date maps help our customers get the most out of their satellite navigation device. With nüMaps Lifetime, access to the latest maps is just a few mouse clicks away," said Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales. "For just one single fee, our customers can be certain they're be traveling with the most current maps."

The updates include new points of interest, streets, and addresses. Customers can purchase a nüMaps Lifetime retail package through an authorized Garmin dealer or purchase directly online, at www.garmin.com/numapslifetime. Maps are downloaded directly to the customer's computer and installed on their device. Subscribers can sign up to receive email notices when each new map update is published - up to four times annually. Map data is provided by NAVTEQ - the world leader in premium-quality mapping.

NüMaps Lifetime is available in three different versions:


  • City Navigator® North America NT ($119.99)
  • City Navigator Europe NT ($139.99)
  • City Navigator Transatlantic ($149.99)

The nüMaps Lifetime program is valid for the life of the customer's unit. The subscription is not transferable if the unit is sold, is not transferable to another compatible unit, and is valid as long as Garmin offers map updates for the particular PND model and map updates are available from Garmin's applicable map data supplier. A USB cable and high-speed internet connection is required. Customers can still purchase a single map update as well, known as nüMaps Onetime, for $69.99.

The nüMaps Lifetime program will be available on January 21, 2009. For more details and for complete program terms and limitations, visit www.garmin.com/numapslifetime.

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Posted by Scott Martin at January 7, 2009 7:01 AM

Recent Comments

I'll never by a garmin again. They expect you to pay $90 for lifetime updates? What a joke. TomTom now offers FREE lifetime updates for the same price as a garmin.


Posted by: Elrod at September 13, 2010 3:35 PM

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Posted by: Lee Young at June 9, 2010 1:58 PM
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