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Old 04-10-2009, 09:11 AM   #1
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Garmin 478 users/owners thread

I've had my new 478 now for a few days and went to register it at and see that they are providing me with a free map update. cool.

Free Map Update

Thank you for registering your product.

Our records indicate that you are eligible for a free map update for the device below. Follow the screen prompts to take advantage of this special offer today.

Unit: GPSMAP® 478

Serial Number:

Map Update: City Navigator® North America NT 2010 Map Update

Expiration: Free update expires May 10, 2009 *

*You have 30 days to take advantage of this free map update. After 30 days, this map update will be available for purchase from our online store.

Customers outside the US and EU will be responsible for any additional taxes and customs fees.

I was wondering on just how I was going to make routes on my computer without a dvd and now this is my ticket I was looking for!

edit: as it turned out, at this time the dvd wasn't yet available so I did the download option instead.


useful threads on the 478:

Garmin's 478 webpage

Garmin FAQs:

Update 4.00 out for 478

XM Navweather and Garmin 478

can u reverse a route ?

Best Motorcycle mount for the Garmin 478 ?

Garmin GPSMap 478 Question or Two...

Garmin 478 and Blue Tooth

If you're on a mac then you need to see this thread!
Garmin Mac Software

378 or 478 ?

Garmin 376c Discontinued? (but shifted towards a 478ish talk)

GXM 30 antenna getting wet

XM weather radar in Canada - How far north can it be received?

376C lost my GXM 30

Garmin 378 Audio Out Noisy

GXM 30 Cable length?

GXM 30 problems

Inland Lakes and waterways DVD, preprogrammed cards, blank 512 data cards

478 usb problem / garmin return

looking for a 478?

got a dead battery? try this:

Garmin 478 is discontinued...

Can't find the satellites as fast anymore? maybe it's the coin battery?
or here:

updates to 2011 maps

478 Caution

XM Navweather and Garmin 478

Garmin 478 quick connect/disconnect

no DVD

I would like weather on my 478, how ?

Completely clearing the memory of a 478?

Dead GXM-30 antenna's (Can you fix them?)

Garmin 478 and aquiring satellites

Where do you have your Garmin GXM 30 mounted

What replaced the Garmin 276C and 478?

Offroad/enduro mounting for GPSMAP 478/276c

Q: good screen protector for 276c/478

the "Master Reset" button:

Is your GXM30 software up to date ? :
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