In recent years, like the internet and smartphones, Garmin GPS has also been deeply set in our lives. As we all know that GPS helps us to gauge exact location, distance, speed; it's popularity is increasing at stunning level. Also, it helps users to navigate on land, water, and air with ease of mind. As we are talking about Garmin GPS devices, it is important to mention that, in order to get the fullest advantages of Garmin GPS, users need to register a Garmin device.
No matter what device you are using. Whether you are using Garmin DriveSmart for car navigation, GPS enabled smart watches, golf approach, or Garmin flight instrument for aviation navigation; one thing is clear that every device you can register on Garmin Express.
Garmin product registration is quite a simple piece of work. All you have to do is just connect your device to Garmin Express and follow the simple steps as I have mentioned below. But, before that let me quickly explain- What is Garmin Express? Be informed that Garmin Express is a software which you can access on your PC and laptop or even on a mobile browser. More specifically, the major use of Garmin Express is to update the software of your Garmin GPS device and to register the product. Also, you can set up and manage your Garmin account with ease of mind.
Updating your Garmin maps and devices is of the utmost important task. And to do so, first you will require to register your Garmin GPS device on Garmin Express. Let's get over it in detail in the coming section.
How do I register my Garmin device?
If you don't know how the Garmin express register works, this section is for you. So, first and foremost, you have to download and install Garmin express on your PC. And to do so, go through the Garmin Express official website & download the app in accordance with your operating system. Then follow the steps as I have mentioned below to register your device on Garmin express for the first time:
The first step is to connect your Garmin GPS to your PC using any supporting USB cable.
Now launch the Garmin Express on your computer.
As you have already connected your GPS to your PC, an option to "Add a device" will come to your view.
Now click on the "Add a Device" option.
Right from here, Garmin product registration will start.
Now enter your Garmin email id and then click on the "Next" button.
Further, enter the "Nickname" of your device.
Now accept the terms and conditions.
That's how you can add a Garmin device to Garmin Express.
Important Note: To register a Garmin device which you have already added to Garmin, you can follow the same steps as mentioned above. Only the difference is that in this case, you will get the "My GPS" option. Select it and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the Garmin GPS registration product.
Why does Garmin Express not recognize my device?
However, issues like Garmin Express not recognizing your device is quite rare, but sadly not deniable. It might happen all of sudden. And undoubtedly, it might be most frustrating if it appears when you are registering your Garmin device. Actually, there could be so many reasons for such a exasperating error, a few of them I have pointed out below:
Malfunctioned or damaged USB using to connect your GPS device to your PC is one of many common reasons for Garmin not recognizing your device. So, check the USB connectors and wire for any damage or change it.
If you are a proud user of any Automotive Garmin GPS then be informed that automotive Garmin GPS don't support the Garmin Express on a Windows computer.
In case if you are getting a server error message such as "We are unable to add this device because our servers are unavailable at this time" or "Sorry, we are having a problem communicating with our servers", it might result from using an old version of Garmin. So, take a minute to update your Garmin Express.
Still not able to register a Garmin device? Not an issue, there is one more troubleshooting step. Next thing that you can do is to check the date and time setting on your PC. Correct it if you find it wrong.
Last but not the least, whenever it comes to download, connecting, or registering a Garmin device, it is important to have a strong and flawless internet connection.
Alternative method to register a Garmin device
Even after trying all the steps as mentioned above, if you can't register a Garmin device, then you better pick an alternative option. And the alternative option is to use your Garmin registration serial number to register a Garmin device. Navigate to my.garmin.com/registration and follow the onscreen instructions. To complete the Garmin registration process, you will be required to find out your product serial number which you can find on the box of the device. For more information, you can contact Garmin support.