Garmin recently introduced a new feature that allows data to be transferred to/from compatible Garmin GPS devices. This new feature, dubbed the Garmin Communicator, is a browser plugin that must be installed on your computer. Once installed, it allows you to connect your GPS device to a web site that supports Garmin Communicator. The plugin is provided for free from Garmin.
GeoTour allows you to transfer waypoints from your Garmin device when creating a tour and also to download any tour in the Garmin TourGuide format directly to your GPS device. For more information on using Garmin Communicator with GeoTour, read these blog posts: post #1, post #2.
Garmin Communicator is compatible with most Garmin GPS devices that can be connected to your PC via a USB cable. A Mac version of Garmin Communicator is in the works.
The Garmin nüvi 350 is an extremely user-friendly device. It allows you to easily import and travel to TourGuide POIs and provides full support for the TourGuide format and Garmin Communicator. To learn more about the nüvi 350 or to purchase one, click here.
Garmin Communicator Plugin
You must download and install the Garmin Communicator Plugin before using it with GeoTour.
- Garmin Communicator Plugin - Garmin's page on this feature
- Garmin Communicator Plugin Test - once you've installed the Garmin Communicator Plugin, go here to ensure the plugin is installed properly and is working
- Garmin Communicator Plugin Device Compatibility - lists all devices supported by the Garmin Communicator Plugin and the features supported on each device