Like the 2011 Toyota Yaris, which most dealers informed us could be updated at no additional cost.Sat navs and GPS devices are only as good as the map update you have loaded. Garmin update their City Navigator series (road maps) several times each year.We recommend updating your sat nav maps every six to twelve months.A single map update for a sat nav that’s built into a car can cost nine times as much as an update for a portable sat nav, our latest investigation has found.
Connecting the sat nav to the PC resulted in the installation of Windows Mobile Device Centre which I had not heard of before.
So is everyone better off buying off-the-shelf sat navs? Not only were we quoted extremely high prices for single map updates from dealers, we were also given conflicting information about what the updates included and how you perform the update itself.
One BMW dealer, for example, quoted us £175 for an update to a BMW 5 Series satellite navigation system, telling us we could perform the update ourselves using a special code.
To view and buy the latest maps simply either click the manufacturers name on the list to the left to view the range of maps or scroll down and select your model e.g. If you're looking for an accessory for your sat nav/GPS system, these are available here. You may wish to read our Garmin mapping FAQ page here.
All of the sat nav maps available from Active GPS are genuine map updates and available either on micro SD/SD card, DVD, CD or via a map unlock codes.