Dear Alpine Navi GPS map users,
Bought this headunit around 3-4 mths back for my Alphard and was disappointed that the GPS was relatively outdated, did not even have MCE. (think its 2013 or 2104 map). As advised by my installer, he said that I can buy online and installed it myself (via the headunit SD card). Today, surf the alpine website to find out how to update, also check malsingmap, in the end was prepared to pay for it (around US80, more ex at US120 if include Thailand) but alpine website advised me to install this software to check whether there is enough space in the SD card.
Realised that the programme actually detected that I have a 2015 Q2 free update - inside my SD card!
By clicking it, viola, my map now updated!
Hence, pls do not pay/buy gps map update until you downloaded the above and check for any free update available.
1) pls peel off the plastic covering the SD card carefully using some simple tools, was using my fingernails, almost damage it
2) create a backup of the SD card into your PC, just in case the update does not work
still happy no need to pay a single cent, and not sure why the installer was not aware abt it.