Like many areas of technology, Garmin is continuously updating their hardware and the functionality of the GPS. As such, there are certain models of the GPS that will work a little differently than others. If you are buying a new GPS and need to know if it will be compatible with your PatchMap Card, here are a few things to check for:
- Does it have an SD or a MicroSD slot in the side of the GPS (without this slot, PatchMap WILL NOT WORK)
- Is your GPS made by Garmin? PatchMap is not compatible with others i.e. TomTom, Magellan etc.
- Avoid Models – Dezl 560, Nuvi 2460, 2360, 2350, 2250 (these are older models that are not PatchMap compatible)
Will PatchMap work in my new Dashboard GPS (Ford, GMC, Dodge etc) ? Unfortunately the answer is no. These pre-built GPS units that come installed in your vehicle do not have the appropriate SD slot for and Mapping Software.
If you have a question regarding a specific model, please post below. Your questions may be helpful to other users!