Instructions for using this software
Download the appropriate self-extracting archive file for your GPSMAP296 onto your hard drive.
Unzip the files in the archive by running the downloaded executable file.
Connect your GPSMAP296 to a free USB or serial port on your PC with the correct PC interface cable.
Turn on your GPSMAP296. If you are using USB, ensure it shows USB as connected when the cable is plugged in. If you are using serial, ensure the Serial Data Format is set to 'Garmin Data Transfer' for the port you are using. You can find this setting on the 'Com 1' or 'Com 2' tab of the 'Setup' section of the Main Menu.
Change to the directory in which you unzipped the files, (i.e., C:\GARMIN), and run the update program, updater.exe. Select USB or the ap