Using a Garmin GPS as input

Using a Garmin GPS as input


The USB version of Garmin GPS receivers (like Garmin 18) do not support NMEA, they only support Garmin’s own protocol. Therefore very few GPS applications can use Garmin USB GPS receivers. GpsGate solves this problem! You can connect GpsGate to a Garmin USB GPS and GpsGate will make the Garmin GPS appear as a normal NMEA GPS connected to a serial port. And! You can connect any number of GPS applications to the GPS at the same time! Including nRoute!

Detecting Garmin GPS using the Wizard

The easiest way to detect a Garmin GPS is to use the Setup Wizard. If you have already run the Wizard you can do it again by opening the Settings dialog and click “Setup Wizard…”
More info on the Setup Wizard here.

Manually detecting a Garmin USB GPS

Open the Settings dialog from the Tray manu. Select “Garmin USB” from the drop down. Click “Open”. If the GPS is connected and everything is working, thet GpsGate icon will turn yellow or green. More info here: GPS status information


Manually detecting a Garmin Serial GPS

Uploading and downloading waypoints, tracks and routes

GpsGate does not support waypoints, tracks or routes.


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