When I travel to Europe I always bring my old Garmin GPS unit loaded with the European map for driving directions. However, since Europe is small, often times I drive through different countries and I need to change the country in my Garmin GPS. Read on to find out the simple steps for changing the country on your Garmin GPS unit while traveling.
Maximizing your time while traveling goes a long way for a great travel experience. This is the second in a series of three article about using your Garmin GPS system most efficiently.
- How to switch maps on Garmin GPS System
- How to change countries on Garming GPS System
- Planning your trip with Garmin GPS Favorites
The advantages of a reliable GPS system
My old Garmin GPS system is one of my best devices when traveling to Europe! I don’t have to worry about buying any expensive data plan for my phone and cringe at roaming charges when traveling through different countries. Just turn my Garmin on, enter my destination and drive. I also don’t care about finding Wi-Fi signal for my cell phone. A good Garmin GPS unit just works anywhere.
However, there is one scenario that always happens. I arrive in Europe, I turn on my Garmin GPS and wait for it to get signal. I change to the European map I have loaded on the external mini SD card. Sometimes however, my Garmin starts in the wrong country, or I travel across the border to a different country and I need to change countries on Garmin GPS system. How do I do that?