MBP with Garmin?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dhelsdon, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

    Dhelsdon

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    I own a Garmin 60CX, What I am wondering is..
    Is there software which would allow me to use my laptop with my Garmin, for better road navigation. Something similar to Microsoft Streets and Trips
     
  2. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

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    wait, so you want to use GPS on your laptop?

    You need to buy a GPS receiver and GPS software
     
  3. Dhelsdon thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dhelsdon

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    Your right, but.. I currently have a Garmin 60CX, a handheld.
    What I want to know is.. Can I use my handheld, via USB to my Macbook for a better display while driving; Instead of buying a whole new setup.
     
  4. kryptonianjorel macrumors 6502

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    No, I'm sure you can't. Plus, there is no good mac GPS software in the first place
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    You can use the Garmin to output position to a computer. Unfortunately there is nothing for OSx that will do this.

    However, if you have bootcamp, you could use Streets and Trips or the DeLorme software.

    However, I think a 17" mbp would be way overkill for display in a car and would be very distracting for the driver.

    There is anothe forum that might be helpful:
    http://gpsinformation.org/forum/
     
  6. Dhelsdon thread starter macrumors 65816

    Dhelsdon

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    Ah great, you've been very helpful. Thank you so much for your help
     
  7. Jasoco macrumors 6502

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  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I use the Garmin plugin for web browsers and it works quite well. I use it to find places that are not in the garmin database and then have their locations downloaded to the gps.
     

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