Garmin manufacturers global positioning satellite (GPS) systems.
Also referred to as navigation systems, these units are commonly used to help find locations and directions.
These days, fresh map data is often only a download away, but that doesn't make it any less of a pain in the butt.
Case in point: grabbing Garmin's maps required no fewer than three software downloads and about an hour of waiting for the 2GB of map data to download and install.
The app will give you the options of updating your software or maps or syncing your data.
This is a very convenient way to maintain the latest operating systems on your device.
This week, we're taking a look at the process of updating the map data on Garmin's Nuvi line of portable navigation devices.
You'd have to order your update on CD, DVD, or SD card and wait for it to arrive in the mail.
It can be a bitter pill to swallow, but it's a price we'd gladly pay to make sure that we actually get where we're trying to go.
Of course, map updates usually aren't free, but nearly all of the major GPS device manufacturers are starting to offer devices with free lifetime map updates.
Simply plug in your Garmin device via its USB port, download and install Express for Mac or Windows, and open the application.
Express should automatically find your device and show that it is connected.