Updating a Magellan Roadmate 700 GPS system only takes a few minutes. Magellan updates the maps for its GPS systems to include new roads that may have been built or destroyed since the original manufacturing date. To keep the system current, you must download the updated maps from the Magellan website.
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Open the web browser on your computer and type the following address into the task bar at the top of the window: "http://www.magellangps.com/products/MRM_Software_v5.asp?flipper=EU#updated_maps."
Click on the "Continue" box next to the text box that reads "Update North American Maps for only 00." Connect the GPS system to the computer by securing one end of the cable to an available USB port on the computer and the other end to the base of the GPS system.
Click the "Update" tab on the next page to begin the map updating process, which should take five to 10 minutes. When the download is complete, disconnect the GPS system from the computer and use the device normally. The updated maps will include any changes to the roads since the system was originally sold.
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