Garmin WebUpdater 2.5.2 Software for Windows

By | August 7, 2011

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garminThe most efficient way to keep your Garmin GPS unit’s firmware current is to use the WebUpdater tool.  Simply attach your Garmin unit to your computer with a USB cable and power it on.  Open WebUpdater and your GPS will be automatically identified.  WebUpdater will then check Garmin’s servers to see if firmware updates or other software is available and automatically download and install them if you allow it.  The WebUpdater page is located at http://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=999-99999-27, Windows and Mac versions are available.

From Garmin’s web site:

Upgrading software for your Garmin GPS just got easier thanks to WebUpdater—Garmin’s free new application that automatically detects and installs the most recent version of operating software for your compatible Garmin GPS.

WebUpdater’s simple interface makes it easy to upgrade your operating software. Just connect your Garmin GPS to your computer, run WebUpdater, and follow the screen prompts. After confirming that you want to perform an update, WebUpdater will download that update for you and install it on your GPS. WebUpdater always checks for its own update first before performing a unit update. Unlike previous versions, you no longer need to download Web Updater every time you upgrade your unit software. Once installed, simply run it from your computer —no need to download anything else yourself!

As an added benefit to our customers, you can download the latest version of WebUpdater software for free from our website.

Compatible computers: IBM-compatible PCs running Windows® 2000 or XP operating systems | New! Intel-based Macs or PowerPCs (G3 or newer) running OS X 10.4 or later

What is WebUpdater?

WebUpdater is an application which communicates with the Garmin server over the Internet and updates your Garmin GPS with the most current software version available.

It’s easy and it’s automatic. You don’t even have to know the model numbers or software versions of your GPS. WebUpdater takes care of all of the details for you.

How Does WebUpdater Work?

WebUpdater’s simple interface makes it easy to upgrade your operating software. Just connect your Garmin GPS to your computer, run WebUpdater, and follow the screen prompts. After confirming that you want to perform an update, WebUpdater will download that update for you and install it on your GPS. WebUpdater always checks for its own update first before performing a unit update. Unlike previous versions, you no longer need to download Web Updater every time you upgrade your unit software. Once installed, simply run it from your computer —no need to download anything else yourself!

Notes:

  • Supports Windows XP Service Pack 3 or greater. For the legacy version click here.
  • This software requires Windows Media Player 11 (a free download from Microsoft).
  • WebUpdater guides you through the process of updating the software in your GPS.
  • For some unit updates, this software will clear user memory, including ‘Recent Finds’ and ‘Favorites.’ Please back up important data such as routes, tracks, and waypoints to MapSource prior to updating.
  • WebUpdater is not compatible with Palm and Pocket PC devices, fixed-mount marine units, chartplotters, fishfinders and some discontinued units. For these products, please seearmin’s additional software page.
  • WebUpdater does not perform Beta updates.

Changes made from version 2.5.1 to 2.5.2:

  • Fixed issue with GTU10 compatibility
  • Fixed issue with being able to continue through the wizard without choosing a device

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