Updated software for use with Garmin marine products. The correct region file will be named XXX. Again, more information about using the GPS 18 with nRoute can be found here. You can change this location if you like. That way, there is only one connection required to the computer. But again with the GPS 18, you are getting the same features of a StreetPilot type model, but at a fraction of the price.

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The only way to get data from the GPS 18 is to connect it to a computer. The correct region file will be named XXX. A flashing LED for acquiring and a solid LED with a lock would be nice, but since its primary use is to be connected to a computer, it is not necessary.

Garmin: GPS 18 Updates & Downloads

It is gsp18 as Spanner and according to Garmin. You can change this location if you like. The unit comes with an attached cable, either USB or serial which is six feet long. During the upload, the display will indicate ‘Software Loading Click on “Download” and choose to save the file to your computer. However, because you have to use a laptop computer, the GPS 18 has some drawbacks. Changes made from version 3. Not to the unit itself, however with the use of nRoute, your waypoint, route and track data is stored for use in grmin program.

But again with the GPS 18, you are getting the same features of a StreetPilot type model, but at a fraction of the price. I found mounting the windshield mount and then setting the actual receiver on it while I was using it, worked out the best. In other words, there are no files you open in nRoute like you would in MapSource. Choose a location where you can easily locate the file by saving it to a location such as the “My Documents” folder or to “C: Installation Instructions It is recommended that you disable screen savers or other programs running on your PC while you go through the update process.

With City Select, and nRoute, you can input addresses, find points of interest food, lodging, shopping, etc. Improved USB compatibility with Macintosh computers.

WebUpdater can be used with the USB versions of this product. Garmin actually sells the GPS 18 package for less than garnin costs just to buy the City Select software on its own.

If this is the case try step 9 again. The original GPS receiver I was using was a similar laptop type, however it had trouble getting a satellite lock, especially if the car gatmin in a parking garage. We would say no– unless you want to pack along your laptop, which can be cumbersome and dangerous for the laptop.

Updates & Downloads

Navigate your browser to the C: The GPS 18 is only a receiver which will send data to a computer, although it is a functional self contained receiver. Be sure to note where the un-zipped files are going to allow you to find them!

Locate the downloaded file and double-click on it. This will launch the Win-Zip Self Extractor. Improved reliability of non-volatile memory management. However, because of the risk of theft, it is only recommended that you mount gps81 outside temporarily and not permanently.

There is no way to tell if it is powered up or if it has a satellite lock. Changes made from version 2. Once the download is complete, go to the location where you saved the file. Fixed NMEA timestamp when unit reports a lost fix. If the transfer is interrupted, turn off the GPS and then turn it back on. When the upload is completed, the unit will reset itself and turn on normally.