[Gllug] Garmin satnav and Linux.

Andrew Davies amd_uk at lineone.net
Sat Sep 18 15:35:13 UTC 2010

On 18/09/2010 16:18, Chris Bell wrote:
> Hello,
>     My sister has purchased a Garmin nuvi 1300 satnav but it does not know
> where she is (the information keeps changing even when stationary), it is
> still under warranty, but she has been told to upgrade the software and
> included map. She does not have a computer. The www.garmin.com website lists
> an upgrader that only works with selected M$ offerings or MAC, and only one
> free map upgrade. I have never found a need for a satnav. Can anyone please
> give advice? Are further map updates needed frequently, and are they
> expensive? Thanks.
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Personally, I'd take it back. It's "not fit for the purpose for which it 
was intended" (that's the phrase to use) and an item that purports to be 
a consumer device shouldn't need to be updated to work.
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