Quote Originally Posted by slociviccoupe View Post
newb question here but does the garmin mobile work with ride runner. also will it interface with xm for weather like the garmin units in boats do? satellite weather? or are there other programs for this? Id like the radar looking maps for weather. also want garmin to work with ride runner.

and lastly what gps antenna to use with the garmin? something that actually works.
Yes, it works with RideRunner. DFX5 includes a skin for it, for instance.

No, it won't interface with the XM weather service. There are some network services included (some free, some paid) but you'll need Internet access for those.

Weather, satellites maps, etc. are also available through other means in RR but they require Internet access.

As for antenna, there are two main variations of GMPC, one that comes with a GPS receiver and one that doesn't. The version that comes with a receiver is licensed via the receiver itself. You can install it on multiple PCs but it will only work when connected to a licensed receiver. The other version is activated by a license key and can typically be installed on only one PC. With this you can use practically any GPS receiver capable of NMEA.