When you purchase certain Garmin Nuvi devices, you may be offered a free subscription to NAVTEQ Lifetime Traffic. This useful service lets you know, at a glance, the traffic conditions of any road or highway. This allows you to better plan your route or seek a detour before you are caught in a traffic jam. To activate your Lifetime Traffic subscription, you only need to turn the Garmin GPS on normally.
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Connect the included power cable into your vehicle's cigarette lighter or power jack.
Connect the other end of the cable to the Nuvi's power jack, or to the power jack of the Nuvi's GPS cradle.
Turn on the Nuvi. Wait for the device to find a satellite signal. Tap "View Map."
Wait a few minutes as the Nuvi finds the FM traffic signal. When a signal is found, look at the map to see the traffic conditions.
Tips and warnings
- If a road is green on the map, there are no traffic issues. Yellow roads indicate a moderate traffic delay, and red roads mean there is a serious delay and traffic is not moving.
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