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Nuvi 200 Series Firmware Updates


We know there are a ton of Nuvi 200 series (200, 250, 270) owners out there, so we’ll pass along news that Garmin has released a new update for models in that series. As usual, we’ve updated our product info pages with the new firmware version numbers, dates, and links. Version 2.90 is now available through your WebUpdater program and includes the following changes:

  • Added distance and time on route review map page
  • Added option for user to set home location from Recently Found list
  • Improved label display on map pages
  • Corrected display of address search results
  • Corrected issue when more than 255 custom POI categories are used
  • Corrected display of intersection names in Recently Found page
  • Corrected issue with off-road destinations
  • Corrected backlight setting north of Arctic Circle
  • Corrected issue with long road name labels on maps being truncated inadvertently

Unfortunately, I’m not near my PC right now to try the update. The Mac version of WebUpdater (still in beta) failed to properly install the update and I couldn’t get it to update under Parallels either. So it will still take me a couple of days to test out the update.

5 Responses

  1. I am considering buying a Garmin Nuvi 200, do you know if these kind of updates are free or do they have to be purchased?

    Bernd VanSkiver - August 1st, 2007
    • I would NOT recommend this product. I bought a garmin nuvi 200, and it was great for the 1st year. It is now conveniently out of warranty, has a firmware error, and Garmin’s customer service is the most inconvenient and unfriendly that I have seen of any company. Their contact us page should read in bold “we do not care about your problems”.

      Ryan - May 18th, 2009
  2. Free.

    Tim - August 1st, 2007
  3. I purchased a 200 and a 650 Garmin Novi last year . I tried to update them only to find the updates are no longer free after a year . For the cost to update both I could buy a new 200 but that won’t be in my future . They have lost a customer . I will be shopping for another brand in the near future with no limit on free updates . They fail to tell you if you buy a Garmin you will be paying for updates the rest of your life . I wonder why ? Owning a Garmin is like owning a home you pay taxes on it the rest of your life.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Rich August 26 2009

    Richard Snyder - August 26th, 2009
    • You pay for map updates from every GPS company. Whether you pay for them as part of a subscription or purchase a one time update– all GPS companies charge for map updates.

      Tim - August 26th, 2009

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