Let's hope Strephon or someone posts the large JCV soon.
Over the last few years this qualifying time frame seems to have changed and so you should refer to the official Garmin website on this link in order to check if you are able to download free Garmin Nuvi maps or not.
Their scheme is called the nu Maps Guarantee and is their way of guaranteeing that owners of their GPS devices always have the latest maps.
Next we're going to download and run the latest version of Garmins Webupdater Software.
This handy little application not only keeps itself updated, but when run, and you attach your GPS, it'll download any updates for the units operating system. Remember, operating system updates are free, so do this whenever you want.
The Garmin Nuvi 205w navigator is a wide-screen GPS that consistently wins four out of five star ratings on websites such as Amazon.
There are map updates available for the Nuvi 205w and this guide has been designed to help you understand all of the options available plus tells you where and how you can download Garmin Nuvi 205w updates.
These maps are only as up to date as the point they were installed on the device so the chances are yours are already out of date.
This is why you should always check for Garmin map updates because the nature of the technology dictates that the maps will be out of date as soon as a new road is built or any new junctions appear anywhere in the country.
Despite what you might have read elsewhere on the Internet, there’s only one place that you can download Garmin maps free – and that’s from the company themselves.
In order to see if you qualify then click on this link here.
I will report back with the results when it is done. took 50 minutes start to finish installing to device and computer.