How to Update a Garmin Nuvi 250W

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How to Update a Garmin Nuvi 250W
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The Nuvi 250W is a GPS unit designed to direct you to your chosen destination using voice navigation, a touchscreen and 3D maps. Garmin, the device's developer, periodically releases updates for the 250W, which improve the operating system. However, don't expect your Nuvi 250W to connect to a satellite and automatically update. Garmin provides a free computer program, called "WebUpdater," to aide you in installing the latest software updates onto your GPS.

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Things you need

  • Garmin WebUpdater software
  • Nuvi 250W USB cable

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  1. 1

    Download the "WebUpdater" installation software to your computer (See Resources).

  2. 2

    Open the WebUpdater installation wizard and follow the onscreen prompts to complete installation.

  3. 3

    Connect your Nuvi 250W to your computer using your GPS's USB cable that came packaged with the device.

  4. 4

    Run WebUpdater.

  5. 5

    Allow WebUpdater to detect the latest updates for your Nuvi 250W.

  6. 6

    Install the updates when prompted.

Tips and warnings

  • After installing the updates, your Nuvi may take several minutes to power on.

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