How do cityXplorer maps work with the preloaded City Navigator map on my device?

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01/08/2014

With cityXplorer1 maps, the latest map detail and points of interests are accessible for specific metropolitan areas. Also with cityXplorer maps, enhanced pedestrian navigation can be used. Different configurations between the device and the preloaded City Navigator map will determine how the cityXplorer map will work.

nuvi 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1690, 2200, 2300, 2400, 2405, 2505, 3400, 3500, and 3700 series, dezl series, LIVE 1695, and LIVE 2300 series:

If the cityXplorer map is the same version as the preloaded map:

  • cityXplorer map shows up in Map Info as a sub-item to the City Navigator map  
  • cityXplorer map is able to be searched when in enhanced pedestrian mode
  • Routes on cityXplorer map when in enhanced pedestrian mode

If the cityXplorer map is a version that is either newer or older than the preloaded map:

  • cityXplorer map shows up as separate item in Map Info
  • cityXplorer map is able to be searched when in enhanced pedestrian mode or the preloaded map is disabled
  • Routes on cityXplorer map when in enhanced pedestrian mode or the preloaded map is disabled

nuvi 30, 40, 50, 200, 205, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 705, 800, 805, 5000 series, and zumo 220, 400, 500, 660, and 665 series2:

If the cityXplorer map is the same or older version than the preloaded map:

  • cityXplorer map does not show up in Map Info  
  • cityXplorer map is not able to be searched or used for routing

If the cityXplorer map is a newer version than the preloaded map:

  • cityXplorer map shows up as separate item in Map Info
  • cityXplorer map is able to be searched without disabling the preloaded map
  • cityXplorer map is displayed without disabling the preloaded map
  • Routes on cityXplorer map when preloaded map has been disabled

nuvi 2405, 2505, 3400, and 3500 series:

  • cityXplorer map shows up as a separate item in myMaps, even if it is the same version as the preloaded maps
  • cityXplorer map is able to be searched when in enhanced pedestrian mode or the preloaded map is disabled
  • Routes on cityXplorer map when in enhanced pedestrian mode or the preloaded map is disabled

Once the proper configuration has been set on the GPS device, the cityXplorer map will work with, or in some configurations independently, of the preloaded City Navigator map. The same configuration settings may be needed if maps have been loaded using MapSource or MapInstall.

1On January 1, 2014, Garmin discontinued the sale of cityXplorer maps.

2cityXplorer maps where the coverage area is already part of the preloaded map coverage are not recommended for these devices.

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