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Garmin Express

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Garmin Express

What is Garmin Express?

Garmin is a leading location technology specialist that is known for its best-in-breed, innovative GPS-enabled products. It offers an amazingly versatile range of GPS-based devices including Automotive, Sports and Fitness, Outdoor Recreation, Marine, Software Applications, Sensors, Wearables, Cameras and much more. It specializes in producing consumer, professional aviation, and marine devices based on GPS (Global Positioning System) for navigational assistance. These avant-garde products include handheld GPS units, in-vehicle units, wearable trackers like watches etc. In short, it got you covered for all your needs that can make possible use of GPS technology. However, these state-of-the-art gadgets require timely maintenance for proper functioning. In other words, they should be regularly updated with apps, software, charts etc. It is a time-consuming process and gets further complicated in the case of multiple products. As such, Garmin Express has been crafted for adding the much-needed convenience and simplicity.

Garmin Express is an intuitive solution for the users of Garmin devices. It is an innovative management hub that facilitates easy management of all your Garmin products. It is a free of cost, complimentary desktop application that supports both the Windows and Mac. This one-stop platform grants complete freedom and flexibility to users over their GPS gadgets.

Benefits of Garmin Express

Garmin Express is an outstanding application that provides users with a comprehensive management solution for their innovative gadgets. It is brilliantly designed to serve users with convenience, simplicity and optimized performance.

  • Manage all your Garmin devices from a single point.
  • Cross-platform compatibility for maximum versatility.
  • Automatic Updates to keep you up-to-date.
  • Data from multiple devices and operating systems can be accessed effortlessly.
  • Automatic Backup of Data to keep you free from worries.
  • Review detailed reports for all activities on one page
  • Multiple formats like calendar, list and individual for your data. 
  • Enjoy free activities and detailed maps.
  • Share activities, courses and more.
  • Monitor the progress of your activities to achieve fitness goals.
  • Track health vitals like weight, physical activity, heart rate, sleep time and quality etc.

System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows 7 SP1 or newer, Microsoft .NET 4.5.2 
  • Minimum RAM of 1 GB.
  • Available Free Disk Space of at least 20 GB. 
  • USB port for connecting the Garmin devices.
  • Minimum Screen Resolution of 1024 x 768. 
  • High-speed Broadband Internet Connection. It must be noted that it cannot be used with dial-up, mobile or satellite connections.

Mac

  • OS X 10.11 or higher.
  • Intel-based processor.
  • Minimum RAM of 1 GB.
  • Available Free Disk Space of at least 20 GB. 
  • USB port for connecting the Garmin devices.
  • Minimum Screen Resolution of 1440×900. 
  • High-speed Broadband Internet Connection. It must be noted that it cannot be used with dial-up, mobile or satellite connections.

Garmin Express Setup

Garmin Express is focussed on adding simplicity and convenience to the management and use of innovative Garmin devices. Therefore, its setup procedure has been kept surprisingly easy and quick. The setup involves three simple steps, namely, Downloads, Installation,  and Account Creation.

Download 

Garmin Express can be easily downloaded free of cost from its official website. Besides that, it is available for most versions of Windows and Mac platforms. This makes it the most flexible desktop application.

  1. First and foremost, you should open your preferred internet browser on your desktop. In other words, you may open Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari etc. 
  2. Then, go to the official website of Garmin Express. This means you should type in garmin.com/express in the browser’s address bar. Then, press the “Enter” key of your keyboard. 
  3. As a result, it will take you to the desired web page for Garmin Express setup.
  4. Now, you should download the “Setup File”. However, this means you should confirm your OS. This is because distinct Setup Files are required for Windows and Mac. 
  5. Henceforth, you must look for the download link specified for your Operating System.
  6. On the left-hand side of the Garmin Express website, you will see a highlighted tab that says “Download for Windows”. Beneath that, you have a link providing “System Requirements” followed by the link “Download for Mac”.
  7. Now, click on “System Requirements” and review the details to ensure your system meets the specified requirement.
  8. Thereafter, Windows users should click on “Download for Windows” for downloading the Garmin Express Setup File. Similarly, Mac users should click on “Download for Mac”.
  9. Consequently, it will start downloading the Setup File for Garmin Express. This will take some time. Meanwhile, it may prompt you to provide the desired location to save the file. Therefore, click on “Save” or “Save As” and enter a specific location. Otherwise, the file will be automatically saved at your system’s default download location.
  10. Now, wait for the process to complete. At the same time, ensure that the system remains connected to the internet for the entire length of the process. 

This completes the first stage of Garmin Express Setup. Now, you can proceed to the next stage and install the downloaded setup file.

Installation

Garmin Express installation is a simple, one-time process. It ensures that you are able to get the maximum out of your Garmin devices. Hence, follow the given steps for smooth and hasslefree installation of the software.

Installation for Windows

  1. First and foremost, locate the downloaded Setup file on your computer. You may find it either at your system’s default download location i.e. “Downloads Folder”. Alternatively, you will find it at your designated location.
  2. Next, you should double click the file to open it. This will display a pop-up box to perform further actions.
  3. Now, click “Run” to validate your system.
  4. The following window will provide you with the “Terms and Conditions” link. Hence, click on it and read the terms. Then, tick mark the corresponding checkbox to accept the terms.
  5. Additionally, this window provides the “Options” button to alter the install location for Garmin Express. Hence, click on it if you want to make any changes to the default settings. However, it is recommended only for advanced users. 
  6. Finally, click “Install”. 
  7. Thereafter, wait for the completion of Garmin Express installation. 
  8. Subsequently, click on “Launch Garmin Express”.
  9. Then, click on “Get Started”.
  10. At last, restart your computer.

Installation for Mac

  1. First and foremost, locate the downloaded Setup file on your computer. You may find it either at your system’s default download location i.e. “Downloads Folder”. Alternatively, you will find it at your designated location.
  2. Next, you should double click the file to open it. This will display a pop-up box to perform further actions.
  3. Now, click “Continue” to proceed with Garmin Express installation.
  4. As a result, it will open the Installer. Here, click “Continue” once again.
  5. The following window will provide you with the “Software Licence Agreement”. Hence, read the details and click “Agree”.
  6. Finally, click “Install”.
  7. Consequently, it will prompt you to provide your Mac login credentials. Hence, enter your “Mac Administrator User ID and Password”.
  8. Thereafter, click “Install Garmin”.
  9. Then, wait for the process to complete properly. 
  10. After that, click “Close” to exit.
  11. At last, restart your Mac.

Garmin Express

Account Creation

  1. To begin with, open your internet browser on the computer.
  2. Now type in “garmin.com/express” in its address bar. Thereafter, press “Enter” on your keyboard. 
  3. As a result, it will take you to the required Garmin website. Here look at the top right corner for the “Profile” icon. Then, click on it to expand it.
  4. The expanded menu allows you to “Sign In”  or “Create Account”. Now, click on “Create Account” to open the account creation page.
  5. Subsequently, fill in the empty fields with the required profile information. 
  6. Additionally, you have an option to permit for promotional offers to be sent on your provided email address. You may or may not select it.
  7. Besides that, you have the “Terms Of Use” link. Hence, click on it and read the terms carefully. Thereafter, select the corresponding checkbox.
  8. Apart from that, click on the “Privacy Policy” link and review the same.
  9. Finally, click on “Create Account”. As such, it will notify you about the account creation. Along with that, it will send you a verification email. 
  10. Hence, access your email account and open the email received from Garmin Express.
  11. This email contains a verification link. Hence, click on it to verify your email address.
  12. Consequently, your account is successfully created. 
  13. Now, click on the Garmin Express icon on your device to open the installed application. 
  14. As a result, it opens the “Home Screen” of your user interface. It will prompt you to “Sign In”.
  15. Hence, enter your login details accurately. Then,  click on “Sign In”.
  16. This completes the Setup of Garmin Express. Now, you can explore the full potential of your gadgets with the help of this software. 

Updating Garmin Express

Windows

  1. Begin by opening Garmin Express. For this, click on the Garmin Express icon on your desktop.
  2. On its user interface, click Settings.
  3. Thereafter, click on About.
  4. On the following window, click on Check for Updates for Express.
  5. This will detect any available updates.
  6. Finally, updates will be installed automatically. However, if prompted, click on Install Now.
  7. Wait for the updates to properly install. Thereafter, Restart your computer. 

Mac

  1. In the case of Mac also, the first step requires you to open the application on your device. For this, click on Garmin Express icon in the Apple Menu bar. 
  2. On user interface window, click About Garmin Express. 
  3. Thereafter, click “Check for Updates for Express”.
  4. This will automatically detect and install updates for garmin.com/express.