How to Update the Garmin Nuvi 255W

By Aaron Wein

The Nuvi 255W is part of Garmin's affordable line of GPS devices. Despite its relatively lower price compared to the company's high-end models, the 255W still manages to include important features such as voice navigation, picture viewing and a built-in battery for portable use. In addition, Garmin continually updates the device's operating software in order to refine your user experience. However, if you wish to take advantage of these device upgrades, you must download and install the software updates through Garmin's WebUpdater program.

Step 1

Download and install WebUpdater if necessary.

Step 2

Hook your Nuvi 255W to your computer using the Nuvi's USB cable.

Step 3

Run WebUpdater.

Step 4

Choose your Nuvi 255W from the device list on WebUpdater.

Step 5

Allow WebUpdater to search for software upgrades.

Step 6

Select "Yes" when prompted to download and install the updates to your Nuvi 255W.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not disconnect your Nuvi 255W from your computer during the update process. WebUpdater will give a prompt informing you when it is safe to eject your device from the computer.