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    Quote Originally Posted by insaneramman View Post
    Whenever I go to the prop. menu it lists it (the GPS) as 0 (zero). no comm one, or two...Could this be my prob? XM in as usb= comm port 3,hd radio in as serial and comes in at port 1(com one).
    You are referring to the Garmin GPS that comes with Mobile PC right? It's USB, so it's a completely different beast than one on a COM port BUT - and this is almost impossible to find info on - you can get "Spanner" for free from Garmin and convert the output to a virtual COM port (or several, if you want to use it with several programs at once).

    This is the link, but if it ever dies, just try searching for Garmin Spanner.

    Talk about confusing, they don't even state that it works with this receiver! But it does. I've used it with Google Earth (via GooPS).

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    Insaneramman, I just read your older post and now I'm afraid maybe I answered the wrong question... Just to clarify, the Garmin GPS should work perfectly right out of the box with Mobile PC. But if you want to use it with other non-Garmin programs, you need Spanner. In fact, you can't use it natively with Mobile PC and Spanner at the same time, but I bet you could run Spanner, create several virtual COM ports, and then set up Mobile PC to look for a generic NEMA GPS unit on one of those COM ports. (If that's what you're trying to do.) I haven't tried that configuration yet, but it ought to work.

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    Cool Gas to Dang High...

    Thanks FordNoMore for the info. May try it a little later. Right now gotta drive my hoopty 95 nissan altima( 25 mpg), Big Dodge(360 cid-4.10 rear and 4WD= 11 mpg) is just a yard ornament. Here in SC reg gas is $4.11 a gallon. I know it's high everywhere and higher some places, but when I bought the truck 2001 gas was less than 2 bucks a gallon. Once I try it I'll let everyone know so if others have the same prob they'll know what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWPB View Post
    Well I was able to get it to embed in to DFX. It will be an option in the next release.

    There are quite a few things I do not like about Garmin over iG so far.

    - No Full screen
    - Locked to a minimum of 800 Pixels wide.
    - The voice is not as good as iG4
    - Tons of presses to get to something, and no way to jump directly like when using the iG scripts.
    - Roads and such are way to large to see any real detail as mentioned above.
    - No way to change colors on the map, roads, fonts ect
    - Does not close nicely with RR. Also you can not minimize RR if Garmin is embedded.


    I DO however LOVE the POI searching! Something iGuidance has been severely lacking in since the beginning. With Garmin, if you want to find a Target store for instance, type target, and it will appear in the list, click it and the stores are displayed from closest to farthest.

    Here is a screen capture, if you are wondering where the top bar is, its actually kind of useless really, so I just moved the app area off the top of the screen, so more map is visible.

    John,

    I was looking at Garmin site and it said there is a tool for bluetooth with your phone. I don't have this software and wanted to ask if it is true and to see if it works?

    Cameron

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    franson gps gate is the answer if you are looking for a garmin port splitter.

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    Just to encourage other people, I have had incredible luck with Garmin Mobile PC over the past several months. All I do is keep it running in the background, and when I want to use it I just minimize Road Runner. Then I tap the taskbar to open Road Runner again. Not as slick as it could be, but works beautifully. Top notch navigation, map accuracy, and routing, and very usable even on a small screen.

    Everything other than text entry (which I do with a wireless keypad - let's hope for a built-in OSK in the next version) is PERFECT for a touch screen. Love it, love it, love it.

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    now embedded into RR with OSK

    see this post
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/rr-s...-any-skin.html

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