Garmin 6" GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps

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Garmin 6" GPS Navigator w/ Lifetime Maps
Price: $94.99
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Condition: Factory Reconditioned


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FYI: lifetime does NOT mean lifetime…means maybe 6 months at most…most say lifetime but its not.


I was about to ask about that. I bought a “lifetime” Garmin a couple of years ago and I got one update when I first received it (in 2014) If I try to get another, I have to pay 80 bucks for the update. How, and if, are people getting these “lifetime” updates exactly?

USA maps only, or North America?

I don’t have this Garmin, but I have another one and have never had any problems getting updates for it.

Same price on Amazon for refurbished; actually 4 cents less, and you get free shipping since it is over $35. This one on woot is “factory reconditioned.” Seems the same to me. Like I said yesterday, I wonder why I bother checking woot any longer.

I’ve been disappointed in the low quality of batteries that Garmin puts in these units (new or refurbed). I’ve gone through three models, and the last two (even when new) don’t last more than 24 hours before the battery loses all power. This means that I have to use the power cord all the time. A hassle when I just want to use the Garmin for 30 minutes but then have to yank the charging cord out just to get power to the unit. I can’t use a 3-year old model as it lost the touchscreen capability. Garmins are expensive but they seem to be made with very low-quality materials.

woot was bought by amazon, so they are one in the same now

From the Garmin Website-some legalspeak:

Lifetime Maps Terms & Conditions
If you purchase a nüMaps Lifetime subscription (sold separately) or if your Garmin product comes bundled with a nüMaps Lifetime or other lifetime map subscription, you will receive map data updates when and as such updates are made available on during the useful life of 1 compatible Garmin product or as long as Garmin receives map data from a third party supplier, whichever is shorter. A product’s “useful life” means the period during which the product (a) has sufficient memory capacity and other required technical capabilities to utilize current map data and (b) is capable of operating as intended without major repairs. A product will be deemed to be out of service and its useful life to be ended if no updates have been downloaded for such product for a period of 24 months or more. Unless otherwise stated, the updates you receive under the subscription will be updates to the same geographic area included with your Garmin product when originally purchased. In some instances, your Garmin product might not have sufficient memory remaining for you to load an update to the map data, in which case you will need to either (a) select reduced map data coverage for your updates, or (b) purchase separately a microSD™/SD™ card (if and as applicable to your Garmin product) and load all or a portion of the map data coverage for your updates to the card and insert the card into the microSD/SD card slot contained in your Garmin product. If neither of the measures in (a) or (b) can be used to address your product’s lack of sufficient remaining memory, then Garmin may conclude that the “useful life” of your product has expired. Garmin may terminate your nüMaps Lifetime or other lifetime map subscription at any time if you violate any of the terms of this agreement or your subscription. Your nüMaps Lifetime subscription or other lifetime map subscription may not be transferred to another person or another Garmin product.

Yup. The software on my PC has a notification right now there’s a map update available.

I’d like to know this as well —also, can you buy other countries for this? (UK, etc.)?

I have two different Garmin GPS models (one of them 5-6 years old now) with lifetime maps and I’ve never had an issue getting updates for either. Every couple of months I plug them into my Mac and launch Garmin Express. No fuss, no muss.

Lifetime of the device…not your lifetime! I had a lifetime maps update and a nuvi for 10 years and it updated every time no problems.

Reviews on this gps seem to be a “love it or hate it”. I think I’ll stick with my Nuvi for now.

Garmin scares me. It instructed me to turn left into a traffic circle (like I did in Ireland) and to turn into a one way highway in the wrong direction. I wrote them and was told to update my maps. I have updated my maps many times since then and they never fixed it…don’t care apparently. Must have good liability insurance.

“Preloaded with detailed maps of the lower 49 U.S. states”.

So…no Mexico, no Canada…no thanks.

I have purchased several Garmin GPS over the last several years (Gave many as gifts to adult children). Have ALWAYS been able to update the maps for years. One is over 5 years old and I can still update its maps online.

Can you geocache with this one?