Edge 520 not found 2/5
I guess I might like it if it found my Garmin Edge 520
Just downloaded it plugged in my Nuvi 2789 and it won’t read it. Absolutely worthless!!
Just works on my MacMini with OS X High Sierra 5/5
By Chick White
Downloaded and ran the app. It immediately found my Garmin and updated it in about a minute.
Used on a Man mini (Late 2012) with High Sierra version 10.13.1
I think I wasted time and drive space installing it? 1/5
Does this update maps and traffic software or not? Do I have to install Garmin Express to get those? Why isn’t Garmin Express available in the App store?
Worked great on my new 520 bike GPS 5/5
Downloaded it on my iMac and pluged in my new Edge 520 and it worked immediately, did the update, and done.
What happened to updater 1/5
By G man135
Updater cannot find any of my multiple aviation gps units. No problems in the past. Needs to be fixed. Seems there are serial complaints on this issue. Running OS X El Capitan
great for updates 5/5
I downloaded the app and it updated my 2597in less than a minute. The website took over an hour when I updated it last time. The only complaint is you can not download the extras like voice or car changes with this app.
Horrible UI Experience 2/5
By Corey Holms
Every Garmin app and GPS I’ve used has terrible UI. Nothing looks remotely modern or like the engineers (I doubt they use designers) know what they’re doing. A disappointing experience. The actual GPS itself is nice and rugged, it’s just the interface and the app that are appalling.
Garmin Webupdater 1/5
totally worthless—could not recognize my NUVI1450—said to turn it on—but it was—total crap!
Not functional with nuVi 3760T 1/5
Will not work with the nuVi 3760T to update the device. Please update this application!!!!
I feel like I went back in time to the 80s when Windows ruled the world 1/5
I just purchased a Garmin GPSMAP 64st and am trying to logon to the Garmin site. Endless downloads and links to sites that don’t work then forces me to logon again claiming I don’t have an account but then informs me that my account is already registered. My device has been supposedly updated three times to the latest version of software. This app is the latest process and I have no idea if this is correct or not. So much for creating a terrible user experience.
It is no longer working for my GPS Map 296 1/5
This newer program does not find my 296 anymore, the old onme used to work great.
So I cant update my fimrware, also because of that I can not update my aviation database.
Garmin needs to update this app for the mutultudes of other complaints on here for the same reason.
Doesn’t work 3/5
It doesn’t work! What am I doing wrong? It informs that Device not found
bricked my etrex venture HC 1/5
On OSX Yosemite (10.10.1) I tried to update the firmware on my etrex venture HC from 2.80 to the latest version. The update failed with an error message and bricked the unit. The GPS unit is now unusable. The batteries were new, it did not run out of power while flashing. I will try to contact Garmin for remedy, but I’m not hopeful given that the GPS unit is out of warranty.
Won’t recognize my device 1/5
Web App will not recognize my Garmin Nuvi. Tried to download, delete, download 2 times.
Back to the iPhone navigation we go. Product is losing it’s edge so the last thing i want is cumbersome App. I have 5 minutes patience with this and back in the closet it goes.
Old software 2/5
By Robby t 123
It does it’s job and will update the firmware and language files. For the fully-featured version with map updates and everything you can get the garmin express from their website.
This App and Garmin Express do not recognize my Garmin Zumo 1/5
I have tried Garmin Web Updater 2.1.3 and Garmin Express 188.8.131.52 multiple times to connect to my Garmin Zumo. I am on Mac OSX 10.9.2. My Mac does not recognize my Garmin and these apps do Not connect to my Garmin.
As a previous reviewer noted, we can not be the only people having this issue!!
Simple….works great! 5/5
Dowloaded the app…plugged in my gps…updated everything in a few seconds….done…simple. GARMIN 62S
Doesn’t Work 1/5
I have a Lifetime Update and I can’t update my nevi 3790 through this program. It gives a message Updating and a white with blue bar shows then disappear and a message: Please disconnect the device from your computer and allow it to start, when I do that nothing happens!!! I think Garmin as a the largest player today can do better with their software.
Won't find device 1/5
I downloaded this and I try hitting the find device and it says " device not found".
fix please 2/5
I can't get this to update my maps. My garmin nuvi still stays it has not been updated in over a year, even though I have tried this program three times. I have the lifetime maps Nuvi. Please fix! I'm getting lost!
It works as advertised 4/5
A very basic app. It updates the firmware just as it should. Nothing complicated or fancy about it.
It does what it is supposed to.
It updated my 510 Edge 4/5
By Scooby Carolan
So yeah, it worked. I kind of wish it backed it up too in case I ever have an issue with the device.
More Frustration than Function! 1/5
This is the worst APP. I have tried everything I know changing download security preferences etc. uninstalling reinstalling. I'm done with Garmin This is not the first time I have had trouble with their updater, communicator. I have been fortunate to get it to work on past versions of OS X, but then garmin makes a newer version to fix a few bugs and all of a sudden I am D.O.A. I have a Nuvi 255W eBay here it comes!
Won't find my device 1/5
I downloaded this app store version thinking that it would find my 3790 Nuvi, but it won't. I rebooted, I tried their communicator plug in, but none of that worked. The old app seems to see my device and download the updates, but they won't install since it then says it can't find the device. My Mac and Safari are fully up to date and I tried it with Chrome. No useful error messages either. I will have to find a PC to update the maps. The device won't mount as a drive like their help pages say either. However, it charges fine from a variety of USB cables that I tried. Those cables work fine for other devices. My TomTom Software works much better for my other GPS unit.
Hints For Garmin
Put some error messages in there so at least people with a clue can do some more work finding out why it might not work.
Update you help pages beyond old versions of the OS and browsers.
The old updater apps used to work a few months ago.
Blame Apple, but, your debugging team should have figured things out and issues an update. I can't be the only Mac user out here.
Did its job 5/5
Downloaded the app, turned on, then plugged in Garmin to Mac, launched app and found it and update was good.
I have a Nuvi 1350.
Completely Useless 1/5
Nuvi 550 is plugged in and available on my MacBook. WebUpdater can't find it.
No problems with software 5/5
Installed WebUpdater on my iMac with OS 10.8.2. Plugged in my eTrex Legend CX and run the app. Updated unit from 3.1 to 3.40 version in just a few minutes. In my case its a 5 star since it worked fine. I have a Nuvi 1450T I'll try later and report if there are any issues on that unit.
Does not work with my nuvi1490LMT 1/5
By John Durr
Does not even detect my Nuvi 1490lmt Tried entering the serial # manually and it says its a NavTalk pilot !?! Tried every option and nothing!! Come on Garmin, get your act together with your macOS platform!!
Does not support nuvi 1940 1/5
By Damian V
It's somewhat good 3/5
Just downloaded App and update firmware on both Oregon 400t and NUVI 3790 using a iMAC 27 with OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion. I will say GPS units need to be turned on, using correct UBS for each unit as provided at purchase from Garmin, after Garmin icon comes up open Garmin Updater located in Launchpad. HOWEVER, I was unable to download my life time maps and had to do to my IBM machine for that, 6 downloads, 4 upgrades and 10 hrs later, my maps are current. Hope this helps.
It crashes and it says quitted unexpectedly
Killed my eTrex Venture HC 1/5
I was excited to find this app after switching from Windows to Mac. However, while I was trying to update my GPS Device with this app I got an error (sorry, can't remember the exact wording of it). It said to re-try, so I did, and it couldn't find my device. I couldn't even power up my eTrex Venture HC, which was working just fine just moments before. The screen on the GPS would flash once when I tried to power it up, but then - nothing. I contacted Garmin by email and they gave me instructions on how to reset it, they called it a Boot-Block function: Press and hold up on the THUMB STICK, Press and hold POWER for 5 seconds, release, and continue holding up on the THUMB STICK. This did nothing. They then said I would have to send it in for repair and it would cost $79 because I am past the 1 year warranty period. Kind of pathetic to pay half of what it's worth for repairs. And very pathetic that their software killed their device and they won't stand behind it. Beware when using this app!
Cant find the device 1/5
I have a Garmin Nuvi 350 and I have the same problem as many. The device can not be found. Frustrating please fix.
Great App! 5/5
By edd review
This is a great app! I have been using it for years from Garmin's website. It lets you update your Garmin GPS software and choose individual updates, including different voices for your device. For newer devices; such as, nüvi 3590LMT, it has been way easier to use this app to update GPS software than Garmin's myDashboard page. I give it 5 stars for its ease-of-use and it does exactly what it says.
Works fine 3/5
I guess it updated just fine. but i dont see any difference...
Broke my 60CSx 1/5
Updated the software on my 60CSx and now it doesn't work.
Worked as advertised 5/5
Downloaded the app. Plugged in my Nuvi 1300 and it updated the software immediately. No problems and a great app
Doesn't work… at all. 1/5
I have a Garmin Nüvi 1350 plugged into my iMac. Finder sees the device fine, shows "GARMIN" in the sidebar. I launch WebUpdater and all I see is "No devices were found." after clicking Find Devices, with the option to Try Again. Completely useless. OS X 10.7.3.