Got an email notice from Garmin this morning stating that the update card for my 2006 has shipped!!!
If it's ~$100, and it works...yeah, maybe a one-time update would be enough to lengthen the time the unit is useful.It looks like Garmin is now using NT for 2006-2008 navi's. Update is Oct, 2011. I just hope they got the bugs all worked out. I think I will wait for a review or wait for the next update to come out.<...>
I was thinking the same thing. A year ago, everyone was all in a tizzy because they claimed Garmin was no longer going to support the older format. Were those rumors false?If I had an 08 which is non-NT I thought that the map file was not updatable to 2011 but it seems that the chart above says otherwise. Was there a change in the last 6-8 months?
edit-I looked on the Garmin site and a CF card (pre 09) is now available....
one possible test...Well you can't puchase NT maps for the other Garmin devices....garmin still says they don't support the old devices.
Ir seems clear that what we were told was true: That Honda had a deal with garmin to keep updating cards from the older wings for 10 years.
To clarify: I'm talking about the compression/format of the data INSIDE the files, not whether you can dupe the files onto the old card...that would be no problem.I think our units will be upgraded to use the nt file system. I have ordered an update and will use my old CF card to find out once the upgrade arrives.
Hi, Bucfan. I might recommend, if you install the NT, then go back to previous, to see what happens, I'd make sure the firmware on old card is removed. Who knows what kind of havoc a firmware downgrade attempt might create. :shock:I think our units will be upgraded to use the nt file system. I have ordered an update and will use my old CF card to find out once the upgrade arrives.