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Navigation Maps Update

Has anybody tried to use the map update website on page 161 of the manual (U.S. version)? When you connect to the link in the manual, an installer app downloads and installs the Land Rover Incontrol Touch Map Updater. I ran it and it asked me to insert my maps SD card, which I did (I'm doing this on a laptop, if that's not clear). It recognized the card but every time I click Next I get a connection error and it tells me to check my internet connection (which is fine). Anybody get further than this error? Does it update the maps on the SD card at no charge? Thanks.
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Sorry my man, I have not got to this yet. I'll give it a try this weekend and see what happens.

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Sorry my man, I have not got to this yet. I'll give it a try this weekend and see what happens.
I thought I fried my SD card! I took it out of the laptop even though the Land Rover icon was still spinning and put it in the car. It took a long time for navigation to re-initialize, but it worked. I left it in all last night and even though the app was still spinning this morning, nothing happened. I got no changes on the SD card and no errors from the app. One would think based on the manual that this is how one updates maps for free, but it sure didn't work for me. The dealer said their tech guy says you have to bring the SD card in for an update (which at one point he said cost $250). I usually use Google maps for nav, but the nav on the car is pretty nice and let's you seek upcoming restaurants and other POIs, so I might not burden my phone with music and nav at the same time, which sometimes overheats it and causes a crash anyway. Thx
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I asked service about this today. They said I can't update maps without authorization from Land Rover. I specifically asked why there is a reference to map update app in the manual, but that's the only reply I got. LR gave me the run-around when I contact customer support by email. Seems ridiculous to include a link to an app to update the SD card when it doesn't work. Oh well, I'll try again in the future, when maybe it might be time for an update to see what happens.
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The technology package has created a serious case of buyer's remorse and i haven't made the first payment. The Navigation system doesn't even rank as sub-par. I wouldn't recommend using the Map Updater. It has no user functionality, and the navigation system would not re-initiate when the SD card was re-installed in the vehicle. I guess i'm lucky this 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport rattles like my 50' Chevy truck, at least that keeps my mind of the seriously inadequate navigation system.
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The technology package has created a serious case of buyer's remorse and i haven't made the first payment. The Navigation system doesn't even rank as sub-par. I wouldn't recommend using the Map Updater. It has no user functionality, and the navigation system would not re-initiate when the SD card was re-installed in the vehicle. I guess i'm lucky this 2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport rattles like my 50' Chevy truck, at least that keeps my mind of the seriously inadequate navigation system.
What aspects of the system don't you like? To me it seems like a pretty standard car Nav system, but I don't use Nav a ton in general so could be missing something.
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What aspects of the system don't you like? To me it seems like a pretty standard car Nav system, but I don't use Nav a ton in general so could be missing something.
Must be a troll....

I love the navigation system. Much improved over the Honda and BMW that I have been driving.
Much more accurate GPS positioning - probably due to the off road demands.

The instrument cluster LCD display is very cool in that it tells you an upcoming turn or lane to stay in.

Didn't have that in my other cars....

As for updates, wouldn't LR service take care of that during a routine maintenance ?
I know BMW does under their maintenance program...

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This Nav is way better than anything I've had in the past. Better than the Nav in my 15 RAM. Better than the Nav in my 13 F150.

However, I believe there is an sdd update from your dealership. I'm trying to confirm.
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This Nav is way better than anything I've had in the past. Better than the Nav in my 15 RAM. Better than the Nav in my 13 F150.

However, I believe there is an sdd update from your dealership. I'm trying to confirm.
Every couple of weeks or so I stick the Nav SD card into my laptop and run the LR map update software (link is in the manual). There was an update to the SOFTWARE the other day, but not to the maps. Now instead of it spinning and doing nothing, icons appear indicating "free updates" (or something like that) below the icon. So far, no free updates have appeared. I saw a Garmin at Costco the other day for $229 that includes lifetime maps and traffic. It's amazing anyone ever pays to put GPS in the car because it's so much more expensive and car dealers always charge for updates. When we had our old Land Cruiser, I quit updated the DVD Nav system and used the small Garmin we already own or else Google Maps on my phone. I'll keep trying with the SD Card in my laptop to see if anything ever comes up. It looks like their might be free updates available at some point event though I have seen links where it indicates you have to buy an update.
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What aspects of the system don't you like? To me it seems like a pretty standard car Nav system, but I don't use Nav a ton in general so could be missing something.
Must be a troll....

I love the navigation system. Much improved over the Honda and BMW that I have been driving.
Much more accurate GPS positioning - probably due to the off road demands.

The instrument cluster LCD display is very cool in that it tells you an upcoming turn or lane to stay in.

Didn't have that in my other cars....

As for updates, wouldn't LR service take care of that during a routine maintenance ?
I know BMW does under their maintenance program...
Hah yeah, I probably shouldn't feed the trolls

I actually played around with the Nav a bunch on my way home last night and really liked it. Very nice looking, great features and traffic notifications. Agree with the updates on the instrument cluster being nice

My sales guy was pretty sure that updates would be done with future service appointments. However he admitted it was a new system and that LR sometimes doesn't let their sales staff in on all the details. Hah
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