Do garmin updates really take this long?

Discussion in 'Trucking Electronics, Gadgets and Software Forum' started by Nashville, Dec 27, 2022.

  1. Nashville

    Nashville Light Load Member

    Mar 8, 2022
    Just bought a Garmin Otr700 since they had them on sale. Before heading out with it for the first time I wanted to make sure and update the unit. When I started the download yesterday it said estimated time to download was about 3 1/2 hours. Once I confirmed and started the update it stated 24 hours.... fast forward 24 hours I still have 10 hours showing to update....? Is this normal? I have fiber internet as well. Thank for any and all help
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  3. lual

    lual Road Train Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    SW Georgia
    The short answer: no, it is not.

    If you haven't already--I'd be on the phone with Garmin's tech support (assuming your internet connection is in fact ok).

    You should have a tech support phone # in your Garmin literature (along with tech support available hours--and days).

    Let us know what you find out from them, & how this pans out....o_O

  4. Todd727

    Todd727 Light Load Member

    Jun 7, 2021
    How bad is your internet connection??
    Nashville Thanks this.
  5. Nashville

    Nashville Light Load Member

    Mar 8, 2022
    Returned the unit for another one and the update completed in 13 minutes. One heck of a difference lol.

    ty for the responses
    Still undecided and tscottme Thank this.
  6. Xperts

    Xperts Bobtail Member

    Feb 16, 2023
    For those who use Garmin OTR’s use the Garmin Dezl app on your phone to connect to your GPS via bluetooth so you can get live traffic updates and re-route options in any event of delays on your route….
    Still undecided Thanks this.
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