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Garmin Express is a tool that helps you to manage and update your Garmin devices. You are required to keep your device updated with the latest software and maps. This will help you in getting better and more accurate information. Garmin Express application is best for updating your device as it sends the notification every time the update is available. For using the ultimate features of Garmin Express, you must visit “”. 

System Requirements

Before downloading and installation, your system must be compatible with Garmin Express. For this, you must ensure that your system fulfills all the given minimum requirements. Fulfilling them will help you in getting a smooth and error-free installation experience. 


  • Operating System-  Windows 7 SP1 or newer, Microsoft .NET 4.5.2 
  • Display- 1024 x 768 display with USB port
  • RAM- 1 GB 
  • Hard Disk Space- Up to 20 GB free disk space
  • Good internet connectivity must be there. 


  • Operating System- OS X 10.11 or newer
  • Display- 1440 x 900 display, USB port and 
  • RAM- 1 GB 
  • Free Hard Disk Space- Up to 20 GB free space is required
  • A high-speed Internet connection is also needed for mobile and satellite connections. 

Download Garmin Express Application

The next step of the process is to download Garmin Express. You can download the setup file by following the given procedure.

  1. Firstly, access a web browser on your computer.
  2. Then, navigate to the official website of Garmin. You can reach there by typing “” in the address bar.
  3. Now, in the next window, move your cursor to the “Discover” tab which is on the upper-side of the screen. 

Once you click this option, an extended list will display. From the list, tap the “Garmin Express” option. 

In order to reach the Garmin Express window directly, type “” in the address bar.

  1. Further, in the next window, you will get the download link both for Windows and Mac. 
  2. Click the link for downloading the setup file as per your operating system. 
  3. Once you click the link, downloading will start automatically. Wait until the process gets completed.  

Install Garmin Express

Window Device

For installing Garmin Express on your Windows device, you can follow the given procedure step-by-step. 

  1. Firstly, locate the downloaded setup file on your system.

In general, the system saves the downloaded file in the Downloads folder. Hence, open the Downloads folder. 

Although, if you have changed the download location, then open the folder where you have saved your file. 

  1. After that, double-click the downloaded setup file of Garmin Express to open it.
  2. Then, a Security warning popup box asking for your permission to run the application will appear. Click “Run” to permit the application.  
  3. Further, in the next window, you can do the following:
  • Read the Garmin terms and conditions by clicking their relevant links. Carefully read the complete document and tick mark the checkbox for accepting the terms and conditions. 
  • Change the installation location if required. For changing, click the “Options”  tab from the lower-left corner of the installation window. Then, select the “Browse” tab and choose the desired location. Next, you have to click “Ok” and then tap the “Back” button.    
  1. Afterwards, click the “Install” tab
  2. This will begin the installation process. You can review the installation process with the progress bar. 
  3. After completion of the installation process, hit the “Launch Garmin Express” button.
  4. At last, click the “Get Started” option

This will successfully install the application on your system. Now, with the help of the application, you can keep your Garmin device updated. 

Mac Device

Following is the step by step procedure for installing on your Mac device.

  1. First and foremost, go to the “Downloads Folder” or the location of your downloaded setup file. 
  2. Then, double-tap the setup file that you have downloaded.
  3. After that, click the “Install Garmin Express” icon.
  4. Now, a popup box will display. In the box, click the “Continue” tab for confirming the installation process. 
  5.  Then, move further by again clicking the “Continue” option.
  6. This will open the “License Agreement For Garmin Software” window. Garmin suggests reading the whole information provided in the document. This document will tell you about data collection, data usage, all other Garmin activities related to your privacy and data. Hence, you must read the agreement carefully. 
  7. After reading, click the “Continue” option
  8. Further, you have to accept their terms and conditions by clicking the “Agree” button
  9. To move further, hit the “Install” button in the next window that appears. 
  10. Next, provide your Mac administrator username and password to allow the installation process. 
  11. After that, click the “Install Software” option
  12. Subsequently, the installation process will start. Wait for the successful completion of the process.
  13. At last, click the “Close” tab.

Account Creation-

For updating your maps and software using the Garmin Express, you first have to create an account. You can create your account by following the below-mentioned procedure.  

  1. Start the process by opening a web browser on your device.
  2. Now, move to the web page of Garmin Express. For that, enter “” in the address bar.
  3. Then, from the upper right corner of the screen tap the Profile icon
  4. This will display an extended list. From the list, tap the “Create Account” button. You will get this option on the bottom of the screen.  
  5. Further, you have to enter your personal information for creating a Garmin Express account. Following is the information that you are required to provide.
  • Name: In the first field, provide your name. If creating an account for a third party, then provide the name for whom you are creating the account. 
  • Email Address: Then, you will be asked to enter the email address that you want to link with your Garmin Express account.
  • Retype Email Address: In the next field, re-type your email address in order to confirm it. 
  • Password: Further, create a strong and secure password for your account. 
  • Re-type Password
  1. After providing all the information, you can tick mark the checkbox. This checkbox is for permitting the Garmin to send you the notifications about the product, the latest Garmin related news, or promotions.  
  2. The next step is to read the “Terms of Use” and “Privacy Policy” document. After reading you have to agree to it by tick marking the checkbox. 
  3. Lastly, hit the “Create Account” button. 

This is how you can create your account. After this, you can start using your application for updations or other functions.

Update via Garmin Express Application

Once your Garmin Express is installed successfully, you can start using the application for its various functions. For using the application, you first have to connect your Garmin device with your system. You can connect your device with the help of USB cable provided with the product. Attach one end of the USB cable to the device and the other to your system. This will connect your device. Now, you can move further for using the application.

Note: make sure you have a registered product. If you are using a new product then firstly get it registered as this process is based on the assumption that you are using a registered Garmin device. 

  1. First and foremost, open the Garmin Express application by clicking its icon from the desktop. 
  2. Next, you have to tap the “Add a Device” icon.
  3. Make sure your device is connected with your system via USB cable. 
  4. Now, Garmin Express will begin its search for the connected device.
  5.  After the completion of the product search, you have to click the “Add Device” tab.
  6. In the next window, you will be asked to sync your Garmin product with the Garmin Connect account. Syncing will allow you to view and update the data. Hence, for syncing you have to:
    • Tap the “Sign In” button. 
    • Then, enter your registered email address and password. Provide the credentials same as your Garmin Express account. 
    • Next, click the “Sign in” tab.

If you don’t have a account, then tap the “Create an Account” option and provide all the required information. Further, follow the on-screen instructions for creating your account.  

  1. Thereafter, Garmin asks you to provide a Nickname to your purchased product as per your convenience.  

You can also choose the preferred language. For this, click the language box and then, from the drop-down menu select your desired language. 

  1. Next, click the “Next” tab.
  2. Afterwards, upload the data on the Garmin Connect account by setting up a wireless connection. You can do this by clicking the “Find Networks” option. Then, you can follow the on-screen instructions for successfully connecting to the network. 
  3. Further, hit the “Next” tab. 
  4. Now, read the Privacy Statement of Garmin by clicking the “View Privacy Statement” option.  Reading the document and tap the “Yes” button for accepting it. 
  5. Consequently, the process of installation will begin. Wait for the completion of the process. 
  6. Once the process gets completed, it will open the main window of the application. 
  7. In the home page, click the “Sync” option to upload your data to Garmin Connect.
  8. After syncing, all the available updates on your device will display. 
  9. Click the “Install” / “Install All”  option for installing the updates available for your device.  
  10. If prompted during the process, then read the document of updated terms and conditions and click the “Accept” button. 
  11. This will begin the installation of the updates. After completion of the process, you will see a message: “You are up-to-date”.

This is the complete guide of Garmin Express. Following these above-given procedures will help you to keep your device updated with the latest software and maps. Using up-to-date device will help you to enhance your on the road experience.