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Map Update

I saw some older posts but Iím still not clear on what is needed to updating the Mapís with my brand new 2015 QX60. Are there updates I can d/l to say a USB or is it only updated via DVD? If so is there a cost to getting a DVD update to the Maps?
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I think it's a DVD update. You can buy it from the dealer (generally) for like $150, I just received a mailer that says my 2013 map is or should be out of date and that they're on sale for a little bit less.

No usb or download for this process.

I updated my navi map on my other vehicle after 5 or so years, but that's only because the roads there don't change much at all. updating annually is not very useful for me.
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I updated my maps last year and its done with about 5 DVDs. It takes about 20 minutes. I just received the update advertisement and will wait for a couple months when they start dropping the price. I want to say originally the maps were $150 and when they went on sale, I got them for $99. I really didn't notice anything different but I'm sure there were a lot of things one would not really notice unless they were obvious, like a new overpass, etc.
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It's too bad Infiniti did't install $2 WiFi modules in these vehicles so you can connect to the internet while in your garage, then download the updates.

5-DVD's seems so dated, released in 1999. Blu Ray was released in 2006.
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That's nice, but the head unit can't read blu ray.

I actually gave up using the nav system. Google maps works so much better.
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Looks like Ford beat everyone (including Infiniti) to it.

....capacitive touch, more natural voice commands and WiFi updating...

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I just updated the maps on our G37x. As part of the vehicle's purchase, I had the dealer pay for the DVDs. They were mailed to my home. There were 5 disks and it took about 90 minutes to complete.
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After paying an average of $150 a year on my previous car for maps, I decide that a 1 time payment of $300 for a good Garmin had better ROI.
I just bought a nice QX60 and while I am enjoying it immensely, I will be acquiring a new model Garmin for it.
(Please note I do a road trip every year coast to coast)
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I find that an ipad mini or other tablet actually works better for this function. Set up a wifi hotspot and it's good to go as a navigation device. I only would update the actual map every 3-5 years or so.
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I just bought a nice QX60 and while I am enjoying it immensely, I will be acquiring a new model Garmin for it.
(Please note I do a road trip every year coast to coast)
I'm also a member of the multi-2k+ roadtrips every year, and I have to give a plug to my built-in nav. I fully understand Garmin units are more fluid and have an easier interface, but I really enjoy benefits of a built-in unit including no wires, voice integration/plays over speakers/lowers volume, built into the dash not the windshield, etc... Car navs are crazy-expensive, but nice.

Given my above comments, I use Waze for my daily work commute to to help identify real-time traffic and police.

FYI, last year we drove with a family that had a Ford F150 Nav. Made me realize how nice the Infiniti unit is. Ford interface was horrible and poor navigation added hours to their drive.

This year we drove with a new Lexus GX, and again, poor routing added hours to their drive. They ended up following us because they simply didn't trust the accuracy of their nav.
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