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What happens if I lose my Garmin GPSMAP 64s with $400 worth of maps on it?

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  • What happens if I lose my Garmin GPSMAP 64s with $400 worth of maps on it?

    If I'm understanding it correctly, the maps (TOPO U.S. 24K Northeast, etc.) that I pay for and download from Garmin are installed on and are tied to my handheld device. So if I lose my Garmin handheld device, then do I lose the $400 (4 maps) that I've purchased from Garmin? How does that work? If I then purchase a new handheld unit, can I reinstall the maps onto it? Thanks.

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    No. If you lose the maps you lose them. You can though back up the map files to your PC but they won't work on any other handheld.
    Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
    Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
    (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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    • #3
      Wow.... that is scary! Eventually I'll have like $700+ worth of maps on there. But I totally understand why Garmin does it this way. I guess the obvious solution is to just never lose your GPS unit!

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