Garmin.com/Express

What is Garmin?

Garmin is a globally recognized American brand that specializes in innovative GPS technology. This location technology specialist is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of consumer and professional products incorporating state-of-the-art GPS technology. It offers an extensive range of GPS based products for aviation, automotive, marine, outdoor, fitness and sports activities. In other words, it provides Satellite Navigation device, GPS based Wearable Devices, Cameras, Software Applications, Sensors, Sports and Fitness devices, Handheld Navigation devices etc. In short, it has its presence in each and every aspect of your personal and professional life where GPS technology can be used.

It was founded in 1989 Gary Burrell and Min Kao in Lenexa, Kansas, United States with sat-nav products for the aviation sector. Since then, it has evolved as a pioneering innovator that has revolutionized our lives with this groundbreaking technology. Devices such as handheld GPS units, in-vehicle units, wearable trackers like watches are the most popular ones. However, the list of its product range is endless.

Garmin’s versatile range of products are engineered with cutting edge technology to deliver products that are prepared for the future. Its ingenious product range is backed by advanced, functionally-integrated technology that extends the unmatched user experience. In short, it transforms next-generation technology into a simple yet valuable experience for users.

Minimum system requirements to install Garmin Express? {for window/mac}

Garmin Express is an extremely versatile software application available for both Windows and Mac devices. However, you are required to check the specified requirements and ensure your system conforms to it. This is extremely important for flawless setup and unmatched performance.

For Windows

Operating System

  • Windows 7 SP1 
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7 (32-bit) 
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10
  • Microsoft .NET 4.5.2

Ram

  • Minimum RAM of 1 GB.

Hard Drive Disk Space

  • Available Free Disk Space of at least 20 GB. 

Screen Resolution

  • Minimum Screen Resolution of 1024 x 768. 

Internet

  • Uninterrupted, High-speed Broadband Internet Connection. It must be noted that it cannot be used with dial-up, mobile or satellite connections.

Others

  • A USB port for connecting the Garmin devices.

For Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.11 or higher.
  • Intel-based processor.
  • Minimum RAM of 1 GB.
  • Available Free Disk Space of at least 20 GB. 
  • A USB port for connecting the Garmin devices.
  • Minimum Screen Resolution of 1440×900. 
  • Uninterrupted, High-speed Broadband Internet Connection. It must be noted that it cannot be used with dial-up, mobile or satellite connections.

How to create a Garmin account? (For First Time Users)

Garmin account can be easily created by following the below set of instructions.

  1. First and foremost, you should open your preferred internet browser.
  2. Then, type in “mygarmin.com” in the browser’s address bar. Thereafter, press the “Enter” key on your keyboard. Consequently, it will take you to the “My Garmin” website. 
  3. Next, you should look at the right-hand panel for the Sign-in option. Below the “Sign-in” tab, it gives you the option to create a new account. 
  4. Hence, click on “Create One” to set up a new Garmin account.
  5. The subsequent window will prompt you to provide certain basic details for account creation.
  6. Here, you must fill in the required details accurately as specified below.
    1. Name: Provide your complete name

    2. Email Address: Enter a valid email address which will be used to login to your Garmin account. 

    3. Retype Email Address: Re-enter the email address provided above.

    4. Password: Create a unique and strong alphanumeric password with a minimum length of 8 characters. It must include letters in both upper and lower case along with numerical.

    5. Retype Password: Re-enter the password that you created in the last step to confirm it.

  7. Now, click on the “Terms of Use” link and read the document carefully. Thereafter, close the “Terms of Use” window.
  8. Next, you should tick mark the box besides the “Terms of Use” link to accept the terms.
  9. At the same time, click on the “Privacy Policy” link and review the same.
  10. Then, close the “Privacy Policy” window.
  11. Finally, click on “Create Account”.
  12. As a result, it will send you a verification email on your email address associated with Garmin account.
  13. Hence, check the Inbox of your email account for the email received from Garmin.
  14. Thereafter, open the email and click on the verification link to verify your account. 
  15. This will complete the creation of your email account.

Downloading and installing Garmin Express on your device

Garmin.com/express

Download

  1. First of all, open your preferred internet browser on your computer.
  2. Then, go to the official Garmin Express website i.e. “garmin.com/express”.
  3. Here, it gives you download links for both Windows and Mac. Hence, you should look for the one specified for your OS. In other words, look for “Download For Windows” if you have a Windows-based PC. On the other hand, Mac users should look for “Download For Mac”.
  4. Apart from the download link, it also displays a link for “System Requirements”. Hence, click on the link to check the specified requirements. After ensuring that your system fulfils these requirements, proceed further.
  5. Subsequently, click on the Download link specified for your OS.
  6. As a result, it will start downloading the Garmin Express Setup file. Hence, wait for the process to complete. Meanwhile, if it prompts you to provide a download location. Then, click on “Save” or “Save As” and provide the desired location. Alternatively, it will be saved at your system’s default location. 

Installation

Installation for Windows
  1. To begin with, locate the downloaded setup file on your computer. You can find it either at your system’s default download location or at your designated place.
  2. Then, double-click on the file to open it. As a result, a pop-up box will appear on your screen.
  3. Hence, click on “Run” to proceed with the installation process.
  4. The subsequent window will provide you with a link for “Terms and Conditions”. Hence, click on the link and review the document. Then, close down the “Terms and Conditions” window.
  5.    Thereafter, tick mark the box beside the “Terms and Conditions” link to accept the terms.
  6. Now, look for the button to change the install location. Next, you should click on it if you want to change the install location. Subsequently, provide the desired location and return back to the Installation wizard. 
  7. Finally, click on “Install”.
  8. Then, wait for the installation process to complete. 
  9. Next, you should click on “Launch Garmin Express” followed by “Get Started”.
  10. At last, restart your computer.
Installation for Mac
  1. To begin with, locate the downloaded setup file on your Mac. 
  2. Now, double-click the setup file to open it. 
  3. As a result, you will get a pop-up box. Here, click on “Continue”.
  4. Consequently, it will open the Installation Wizard. Once again, click on “Continue”.
  5. The next window will present the “Software Licence Agreement”. As such, read the agreement carefully. Then, click on “Agree” to accept the same.
  6. Thereafter, click on the “Install” tab.
  7. Subsequently, enter your Mac Administrator “User Id” and “Password” when prompted. 
  8. After that, click on “Install Software”.
  9. Now, wait for the process to complete. Thereafter, click on “Close” to exit the Installer.

At last, restart your Mac device.

Updating Maps and Software with Garmin Express

  1. First of all, you should access the official Garmin Express website. Then, download the Garmin Express setup file specified for your OS. In other words, download the file for Windows if your device runs on Windows OS. Similarly, Mac users should download the file for Mac.
  2. Thereafter, you should “Run” the file and follow on-screen instructions to install the software. 
  3. Now, dismantle your Garmin device from your automobile i.e. your car, truck, etc.
  4. Next, you should turn it on ensuring that it is fully charged. This is required so that Garmin Express can detect it to establish a connection.
  5. Subsequently, you should use a USB cable to hook up the device with your computer. For this, plug in one end of the cable to the Garmin device and another end to your computer.
  6. Then, wait while the progress bar scrolls on your computer screen
  7. After that, open the Garmin Express application on your computer. For this, double-click on the Garmin Express icon.
  8. Consequently, it will open the Garmin Express user interface. Here, click on “Get Started”. 
  9. As a result, the next window will prompt you to add your device. Therefore, click on “Add A Device” tab. You will find it at the top left-hand side of the window.
  10. Thereafter, click on “Add Device” when prompted. Consequently, it will locate your GPS device and connect it. 
  11. As such, it will lead you to the Garmin Express Dashboard. 
  12. Now, it will automatically detect all the available updates for the connected Garmin Device. 
  13. Next, you will get a list of all the available maps and software updates. 
  14. Finally, click on “Install All” or “Select All”.
  15. Consequently, Garmin Express will update your device with the latest maps and software. Hence, wait for the process to complete.
  16. Thereafter, you will get a confirmation message. At last, disconnect your Garmin device when it notifies that it is safe to remove your GPS device.

How to create a Garmin Connect Account?

  1. First of all, open your preferred internet browser.
  2. Then, type in “connect.garmin.com” in the address bar of the browser. Next, you should hit the “Enter” key on your keyboard. As such, it will redirect you to the “Garmin Connect” website.
  3. Now, look at the top right-hand side of the window for “Sign In”. Then, click on it.
  4. The next window will prompt you to log in to your account. However, you should click on the “Create One” option beneath the “Sign In” tab. 
  5. Subsequently, you should fill in the empty fields with respective details on the following window. For this, provide information as explained below.
    • Name: Provide your complete name

    • Email Address: Enter a valid email address which will be used to login to your Garmin account.

    • Retype Email Address: Re-enter the email address provided above.

    • Password: Create a unique and strong alphanumeric password with a minimum length of 8 characters. It must include letters in both upper and lower case along with numerical.

    • Retype Password: Re-enter the password that you created in the last step to confirm it.

    • Country/ Region: Select your country of residence from the list of options available in this drop-down menu box.

  6. Next, it will seek your permission to send product news and promotions. Hence, tick mark the box beside it.
  7. The following option will give you the link for “Terms of Use”. Hence, click on the link and review the terms. Then, close down the “Terms of Use” window. Subsequently, select the corresponding box to accept the terms.
  8. The next option prompts you to confirm that your age is at least 16 years. Hence, select the respective box to confirm the same.
  9. In addition to that, click on the “Privacy Policy” link and read the same. Then, close the “Privacy Policy” window. 
  10. Finally, click on “Create Account”.
  11. Consequently, you will get an email on your registered email address. This email contains the verification link to complete the account creation process. 
  12. Hence, go to your email account and open the email sent by Garmin. 
  13. Thereafter, click on the verification link to verify your account. 

How to Sync with Garmin Connect? 

  1. First of all, you should turn on your Garmin device and place it near your smartphone. Another key point to remember is that this mobile device must have the Garmin Connect application. 
  2. Now, enable Bluetooth on your mobile and open the Garmin Connect app. 
  3. If prompted, log in to your Garmin Connect account using your email id and password.
  4. Tap the “Menu” or “More” button at the top left corner.
  5. Tap “Devices”.
  6. Tap the “Add” sign at the upper-right corner.
  7. Select the product category of your Garmin device from the list.
  8. Then, select your Garmin device.
  9. Thereafter, enter personal details in respective fields if prompted.
  10. Tap “Next”.
  11. Now, press and hold the “Device Key” on your Garmin device until the screen displays “Pair”.
  12. Tap “Search For Device” in Garmin Connect on your mobile. 
  13. Thereafter, the Garmin device will display a six-digit passcode
  14. Enter this passcode in the specified field on Garmin Connect application.
  15. Now, verify that both Garmin Connect and Garmin device displays the same passcode.
  16. Tap “OK”.
  17. This completes the pairing process of Garmin device with Garmin Connect. Here, you must remember that the above process of pairing the device is meant only for first-time users.
  18. Once again, press and hold the “Device Key” on your Garmin device. Hold the key until the “Sync” icon appears on Garmin device display screen.
  19. Wait while your device syncs data with Garmin Connect.
  20. Finally, tap on “Done”

How to Reinstall Garmin Express?

Before reinstalling Garmin Express, you must ensure that previously installed software is completely uninstalled from your system. For this, Windows users must open their system’s “Control Panel” and uninstall the application from the “Programs” section. On the other hand, Mac users are required to simple drop and drop the software from the “Applications” folder to “Trash”. Then, delete it.

Reinstallation for Windows

  1. First of all, you should open the previously downloaded setup file on your device. For this, simply locate the file and double-click on it. However, in case if have deleted or lost the setup file. Then, you should download it directly from the official website of Garmin Express. 
  2. On the following pop-up box, click on “Run”.
  3. You will get a link for “Terms and Conditions” on the following window. Hence, click on it and read the details carefully. Then, close down the “Terms and Conditions” window.
  4. Now, accept the terms by clicking on the tick mark box beside the  “Terms and Conditions” link.
  5. In case if you want to set a specific location to install the application. Then, click on the “Change Install Location” button and provide your preferred location. Thereafter, close the “Install Location” window.
  6. Finally, click on “Install” and wait for the process to complete.
  7. Then, click on “Launch Garmin Express”.
  8. At last, click on “Get Started” and restart your computer.

Reinstallation for Mac

  1. First and foremost, open the downloaded setup file. For this, locate and double-click on it.
  2. Click on “Continue” on the following pop-up box.
  3. Once again, click on “Continue” on the opening screen of Installation Wizard.
  4. Then, carefully read the “Software Licence Agreement” presented on the next window. After that, click on “Agree” to accept the terms.
  5. Now, click on the “Install” tab.
  6. When prompted, you should enter your Mac “User Id” and “Password”.
  7. Thereafter, click on “Install Software” and wait for the installation to complete.
  8. Finally, click on “Close” to exit the Installer and restart your Mac