Updating tomtom gps maps
In this case you update the maps on your sat-nav using Garmin Express which you download from Garmin's website and install on your PC or Mac.Once downloaded and installed, the update process is relatively straightforward.The European maps are now over 2 GB which means you have to split the maps between the sat-nav and 2 GB card.
The software update procedure can take several minutes to complete so be patient. It is advisable not to update your sat-nav if the battery is flat, make sure it is charged. Your sat-nav may not have sufficient space for the map update.
In these cases, even though your device comes with lifetime maps, no matter how many times you connect your sat-nav to Garmin Express it informs you that can purchase a map update.
If this happens, you will need to contact Garmin on 1890 930 081 to have the problem resolved. The only difference is that you have to purchase the map update from Garmin's website first and then use Express to apply the update.
Currently, all Tom Tom map updates are done through either My Tom Tom or Tom Tom Home.
The free PC based software can be downloaded from here, `My Tom Tom for new devices and Tom Tom Home for older devices.