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Recently purchased a 19 Civic Touring Coupe, has the integrated Garmin Navigation. Used a dash-top Garmin for about 5 years, always got notifications on my computer when Software/map updates were available & updated 3-4 times a year. With the built-in Navigation, how does the update process work? I'm assuming the Honda dealer has to do this, do they notify you if/when an update is available or do I just ask when my car is in for service? The manual is vague on this subject, I would think that they would charge for this, or are there some updates included? Any experience here on this? Thanks!



 

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Recently purchased a 19 Civic Touring Coupe, has the integrated Garmin Navigation. Used a dash-top Garmin for about 5 years, always got notifications on my computer when Software/map updates were available & updated 3-4 times a year. With the built-in Navigation, how does the update process work? I'm assuming the Honda dealer has to do this, do they notify you if/when an update is available or do I just ask when my car is in for service? The manual is vague on this subject, I would think that they would charge for this, or are there some updates included? Any experience here on this? Thanks!
The yearly updates are available on the Garmin desktop app. You'll download the update to a USB drive and then plug it into your car for the update. It's done at home, no dealer involved.
 
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Contacted my salesperson yesterday, apparently there is an indication that pops up in the upper right hand corner of the Infotainment display when a map/software update is available, Honda apparently provides 3 free updates.
 

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Contacted my salesperson yesterday, apparently there is an indication that pops up in the upper right hand corner of the Infotainment display when a map/software update is available, Honda apparently provides 3 free updates.
I wonder how long Honda/Garmin will support the Honda Garmin GPS system.

A few years Garmin launched an Android GPS program, but within about a year or two, they withdrew it, and got out of the Android GPS app business.
But it was during the time they thought they were i the GPS Android market, that they formed the relationship with Honda, so I assume they are "stuck" with whatever contract they had with Honda to support the Garmin GPS system in Honda vehicles.

I realize that Honda owner have their preferences :Google map vs Garmin etc, but to me the Google Map is a no brainer. Always up to date, and voice activated. By Comparison the Garmin App looks very dated :(

You can still find the Garmin Android app online, (not on Play store anymore), but the problem is that Garmin no longer provides "Internet Activation" of the app, so it is useless.
 
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I wonder how long Honda/Garmin will support the Honda Garmin GPS system.

A few years Garmin launched an Android GPS program, but within about a year or two, they withdrew it, and got out of the Android GPS app business.
But it was during the time they thought they were i the GPS Android market, that they formed the relationship with Honda, so I assume they are "stuck" with whatever contract they had with Honda to support the Garmin GPS system in Honda vehicles.

I realize that Honda owner have their preferences :Google map vs Garmin etc, but to me the Google Map is a no brainer. Always up to date, and voice activated. By Comparison the Garmin App looks very dated :(

You can still find the Garmin Android app online, (not on Play store anymore), but the problem is that Garmin no longer provides "Internet Activation" of the app, so it is useless.
I've had 3 Garmin dash-top units over the last 10 years, they always got me where I wanted to go, all had the free maps/traffic updates. My Touring came with the Garmin system, no choice. I've tried the Google maps app, works well, problem for me is my bargain phone plan ($30 a month) has only 1gb of data, not practical to use it for Nav. So far, the Garmin Nav has worked well for me, graduated from Magellan 10 years ago, Magellan really sucked. Hopefully Honda will continue to support the system.
 

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I've had 3 Garmin dash-top units over the last 10 years, they always got me where I wanted to go, all had the free maps/traffic updates. My Touring came with the Garmin system, no choice. I've tried the Google maps app, works well, problem for me is my bargain phone plan ($30 a month) has only 1gb of data, not practical to use it for Nav. So far, the Garmin Nav has worked well for me, graduated from Magellan 10 years ago, Magellan really sucked. Hopefully Honda will continue to support the system.
Good to hear ....

For anyone interested, the Garmin Android app was called VIaGo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M43BpZng1TM
Article about Garmin discontinuing ViaGo
https://www.androidpolice.com/2015/...-it-was-released-didnt-bother-telling-anyone/
 

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