Updating garmin street pilot
The device comes with all the necessary firmware and current maps pre-installed on the device.
But as roads change as well as information on restaurants and gas stations, the device needs to be updated with the latest firmware and GPS mapping information.
To provide the most accurate directions, Garmin provides updated maps that reflect these changes to its customers.
Text-to-speech is supported allowing the c550 to speak street names.The Garmin Streetpilot C330 is a mobile GPS device.The Streetpilot gives users step-by-step directions to a preset destination.If a device has less than 4GB of total storage, I would not buy a map update for it, especially since the Streetpilot series is not auto-offered a map installation to SD card: https://support.garmin.com/support/search Support/case.faces? As pointed out, newer nuvi models can be found for 0-150 that include lifetime map updates and offer many more features than the older Street Pilots.
Really - it is worth it to spend a little more to get lifetime maps and traffic on a new model which will have more internal storage and the ability to add a SD micro card.Just bought a nice Garmin c580 with City Navigator North America NT 2008. I'm trying to figure out how much m it costs to update and if that's more expensive than buying a new unit...