How do I update golf course mapping and device firmware for my Approach?

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The golf course mapping, CourseView, has over 40,000 golf courses worldwide1 and is still growing. Garmin releases a new CourseView update about once a quarter to make course revisions and add new courses. New device firmware is released periodically to correct device issues or add features.

To update your Approach:

  1. Connect the Approach to the computer
  2. Download Garmin Express
  3. Launch Garmin Express
  4. Follow onscreen instructions to update device firmware and/or mapping
  5. Whenever disconnecting the device:
    1. If using a PC, Navigate to (My) Computer
    2. If using a MAC, Navigate to the Desktop
    3. Right-click on the device drive/volume
    4. Select Eject
    5. Wait for the device to dismount (approximately 30 seconds)
    6. Unplug device

Following these instructions will ensure the latest firmware and course are installed.

1 Course capacity and coverage may differ for each device; to view course capacity and coverage, visit the product specs page for the Approach series device in question.

Referenced Link(s):

Approach series product page:

Garmin Express:

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