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Garmin gives SA free map updates for life

Garmin today announced free lifetime map updates to South African consumers when they purchase a Garmin Personal Navigation Device preloaded with City Navigator Southern Africa.

The company said, in a statement issued this morning: “In today’s fast-paced world, roads and Points of Interest are constantly changing. Now, thanks to Garmin’s unique offering of free map updates for life on selected n√ºvi PND’s, users will always have the most accurate, detailed map data possible with over 780,000 km of road coverage and more than 310 000 points of interest (POI) at their fingertips.””

Walter Mech, CEO of Garmin Southern Africa, added: ‚””Only with Garmin’s City Navigator Southern Africa GPS range, do you get free map updates for the life of your device. However much the road systems change, you’ll still be shown the best way to get to where you want to go without ever paying for another map update again.‚””

Garmin’s FREE n√ºMaps Lifetime SA card is included in the box with the purchase of the following bundled Garmin n√ºvi City Navigator Southern Africa GPS devices: n√ºvi 40LM Bundle, n√ºvi 50LM Bundle, n√ºvi 2495LMT Bundle, n√ºvi 2595LMT Bundle, n√ºvi 3490LMT Bundle, n√ºvi 3590LMT Bundle. To activate, simply register your n√ºvi product on and redeem your voucher on City Navigator GPS with Lifetime Map Updates from Garmin is now available at Garmin retailers nationwide.

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The free map was only released on the new city navigator map set, which is a new map. The one you are using is an old Garmap mapping, and to upgrade will cost R349, which will cover you for a calendar year. Then, when the next map is released, you will get a free upgrade for that calendar year.

The city navigator map set is only compatible for the new units like nuvi 30, 40, 50, 2495, 2595, 3495, 3595, and zumo 350.”

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