GPSMAP 296 Support

  • How to update the GPSMAP 296’s maps(Click below to view instructions)

    GPS updates guide

  • All South African Airports

    South African Airports

  • 296 Battery Issues? Update the units software and leave on charge for 24hr, if still not working you will need to replace the battery

    To upgrade the software for the 296, please click here to download the Garmin Webupdater.

    Choose your windows, follow the online instructions and download and install the Garmin Webupdater.

    Once installed, connect your GPS to your PC via USB and power your GPS on.

    Open the Webupdater, and click on next when available.

    It should find your 296 on that page, once it does click next to update the software and continue the instructions to complete.

    Once you have confirmation from the webupdater that the update is complete, it is safe to remove the device from the PC.

    Please contact us if you have any questions about this procedure at



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