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    Garmin nRoute Software for Laptop

    I saw this today and thought it might be of interest. Garmin is releasing a pc version of their nRoute software. Don't know anything about the software, but I've seen alot of people singing the praises of their GPS units on this page. Here's a link to the Garmin page:
    http://www.garmin.com/products/gps18/

    At $162.49 for the software and a bundled GPS mouse seemed like a decent deal if the software is good.

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    I am also curious about this. Before finding out that the Garmin USB 18 is only compatible with the Garmin Software i ordered it. My thought was that if the nroute software isn't good, then i can just use something else. I guessed wrong, now I am wondering if i should not even open the USB18 and return it or give it a try if it's good.

    It should be here in a couple days, so i'm just wondering what to do. I think i'd like to go with something that has more software compatibility

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracord
    I am also curious about this. Before finding out that the Garmin USB 18 is only compatible with the Garmin Software i ordered it. My thought was that if the nroute software isn't good, then i can just use something else. I guessed wrong, now I am wondering if i should not even open the USB18 and return it or give it a try if it's good.

    It should be here in a couple days, so i'm just wondering what to do. I think i'd like to go with something that has more software compatibility
    Email them and ask if its NMEA compatable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0l33l
    Email them and ask if its NMEA compatable.
    From their page

    GPS 18 FAQ
    Q: "Can I use the GPS 18 USB with other non-Garmin software?"
    A: "No. The GPS 18 USB produces data ONLY in the Garmin proprietary format and so is compatible ONLY with Garmin mapping products, or other software products that can decipher Garmin protocol such as FUGAWI software. It CANNOT be used with non-Garmin software which requires NMEA input."

    However the Serial connection and bare wire one can use other software, i don't know why.

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    the USB version you can't use with any other software other than Garmin.
    I have the Garmin 18 USB and IT was the reason to install a carputer.
    since I don't know any other GPS and this was my first, I have nothing to compare it to.
    but so far so good, I'm happy with it and the only thing I could think of that I would like is a 3D picture of the roads.
    other than that I haven't found anything wrong with it so far.

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    Is it compatible with touchscreen software? Or do you input data with a keyboard

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    I use touch screen and for waypoint input or smaller stuff the mouse.
    but yes, everything works with touch screen.

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    what's waypoint input?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracord
    what's waypoint input?
    If you stand in front of your favorite strip club, you can set this place as a waypoint and name it whatever you want (e.g. "grocery store" ).
    to name it I use the keyboard.

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    I use the Garmin GPS 18USB with NRoute on my laptop (I'm in the process of building a carputer) and I really like it. Talks you through turns, finds nearest places (grocery stores, gas stations, pretty much anything). I like it.

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