is an application for managing Garmin devices. Used for device registration, fitness data sync with Connect, map and software updates, and more. Map and Software Update Instructions: Open the Center, enter your product name and select Software from the tabs on the left.

Procedure to download Garmin Express from

  1. First, go to the web browser on your computer system. To do this, you need to click on the browser icon on the desktop or on the taskbar.
  2. Then go to the Garmin Express website by typing You must type the URL carefully into the address bar of your web browser, then press Enter.
  3. In the next window, eg. The Garmin Express website provides download links for Windows and Mac devices. Click the Download for Windows tab to download the app to your Windows device.
  4. However, you will need to click the "Download for Mac" link if you are a Mac user.
  5. This starts the download process. You have to wait for the process to finish successfully.
  6. After the download is successful, the setup file is saved in the download folder.

How do I use the Garmin Express app?

Once you have downloaded and installed the Garmin Express app, the next step is to add your device to the software and install any available updates. For updates, you must first connect your navigation device to your system using a USB cable. Make the connection carefully. Also make sure your navigation device is registered. Then begin the process outlined below.

  1. First, go to the app you installed on your device. To access the application, you must select its icon on the desktop or on the taskbar.
  2. Also, you need to click on the "Add Device" option.
  3. Your app will then start searching for nearby connected Garmin devices. You have to wait until the search process is complete.


  1. Once you have successfully completed the search process, you will need to select the "Add device" option next to your linked product.
  2. In the next window, Garmin will ask you to sign in to your account. This is required to synchronize data. To do this, select the Login tab and then enter the credentials associated with Garmin. However, if you are a new user and want to create an account, click the Create Account tab. Then enter the required details to successfully create an account.
  3. Garmin will then ask you to enter a nickname for your navigation device. This makes it easier for you to identify your product. You can also change the language of the installation wizard in the same window.
  4. Also, click the Next tab to continue at
  5. To then upload data to Garmin Connect, you will be prompted to connect to a WiFi network. To do this, you need to click on the "Find network" option and then follow the on-screen instructions. This will successfully establish a wireless connection.
  6. Then click the Next tab.
  7. Once you've done that, the Garmin Express app will begin setup. This will take some time, so wait for it to finish.
  8. After completing the above process, you will be taken to the home page of your Garmin Express account. This window will display the available GPS updates for your device on your screen. Now tap on the “Check for Update” option. This will display a list of all available updates.
  9. Then hit the "Install" tab. You need to click on the tab next to the update you want to install on your device.
  10. Garmin will then ask you to read the Terms of Service to continue. You must read the entire document carefully and then approve the document by clicking the "I accept" tab.
  11. This will start installing Garmin GPS updates on your device. You have to wait for the installation process to complete.


Minimum Systems Requirements of


➜ Operating System 

  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer, Microsoft .NET 4.5.2

➜ Display

  • 1024 x 768 display with USB port


  • 1 GB

➜ Hard Disk Space

  • Up to 20 GB free disk space

 A High-speed internet connection is a must.

(For Mac)

➜ Operating System

  • OS X 10.11 or newer

➜ Display

  • 1440 x 900 display, USB port and 


  • 1 GB 

➜ Free Hard Disk Space

  • Up to 20 GB free space is required

For mobile and satellite connections, you will need a high-speed Internet connection.

NOTE: is not compatible with tablets or phones and must be used with a computer that has a USB port for a data cable or an ANT+ stick for communication. See Can I use Garmin Express on my phone or tablet? for full details.