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Compatible GPSs

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Compatible GPS

GPS Units Compatible with Memory-Map

 

There are two reasons to connect a GPS to your PC (or Pocket PC):

1. Real-time position tracking,placing a live position mark on the PC screen over a displayed map or chart.
2. Transferring information between the PC and GPS, such as routes, tracks and waypoints.

Practically any GPS unit can be used for real-time positioning, but transferring routes, tracks, and waypoints to and from a GPS requires special compatibility. Many users find it easier to plan routes on the PC than to hand-key them into their GPS, and Memory-Map facilitates this. Unlike with Real-Time positioning, there is no industry-standard for transferring Waypoint, Route and Track information. Each GPS model has its own specific “Language” for communicating this information. The table below lists the GPS units compatible with Memory-Map Navigator Software:

For GPS’s and formats not listed below we recommend using the free format conversion tool from www.GPSU.co.uk

Note: Memory-Map brand maps cannot be loaded to or displayed on a handheld GPS unit unless it is a"compatible Device" i.e. the Holux. (We term these Mobile Devices, rather than GPS). If you are looking to put Topo maps in a Garmin GPS see Topo4GPS which has been designed for the job.
 

 Any Manufacturer

Real-Time
POSITIONING
on the PC Screen

Transfer of
ROUTES
To and from PC & GPS

Transfer of WAYPOINTS
To and from PC & GPS

Transfer of
TRACKS
To and from PC & GPS

NMEA (0183)

Yes

     
Any unit that passes the industry standard NMEA 0183 (version 1.5, 2.0/2.1or 2.3)  through for external use may be used for real-time positioning with Memory-Map.

 

 Holux

Real-Time
POSITIONING
on the PC Screen

Transfer of
ROUTES
To and from PC & GPS

Transfer of WAYPOINTS
To and from PC & GPS

Transfer of
TRACKS
To and from PC & GPS

Fun Trek 130

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

USB GPS Yes      
Because the the FunTrek 130 cannot pass through a GPS signal to a PC, it is treated as a mobile Device rather than a GPS. The USB GPS is a pure NMEA GPS, nothing else.


Garmin

Real-Time
POSITIONING
on the PC Screen

Transfer of
ROUTES
To and from PC & GPS

Transfer of WAYPOINTS
To and from PC & GPS

Transfer of
TRACKS
To and from PC & GPS

All handheld Models

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Garmin have a large range of "other" GPS such as specialist in car navigators and aviation units. These tend to only communicate with the Garmin software (usually supplied with the GPS). To transfer data to and from these GPSs  using Memory-Map requires the step process of first saving a file from one PC app before picking it up in another. However, all handheld Garmin units designed for outdoor or marine use are fully compatible with Memory-Map software.

 

Magellan

Real-Time
POSITIONING
on the PC Screen

Transfer of
ROUTES
To and from PC & GPS

Transfer of WAYPOINTS
To and from PC & GPS

Transfer of
TRACKS
To and from PC & GPS

All handheld Models

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Later Magellan units may require the Magellan software Vantage point to facilitate the transfer.
The Magellan Triton range has loads of issues and is not recommended or supported in any way

 

Lowrance

Real-Time
POSITIONING
on the PC Screen

Transfer of
ROUTES
To and from PC & GPS

Transfer of WAYPOINTS
To and from PC & GPS

Transfer of
TRACKS
To and from PC & GPS

i-Finder

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

 

Suunto

Real-Time
POSITIONING
on the PC Screen

Transfer of
ROUTES
To and from PC & GPS

Transfer of WAYPOINTS
To and from PC & GPS

Transfer of
TRACKS
To and from PC & GPS

Trainer

N/A N/A  

Yes

Memory-Map also supports the transfer and display of the heart rate data that this device records.

 

Timex

Real-Time
POSITIONING
on the PC Screen

Transfer of
ROUTES
To and from PC & GPS

Transfer of WAYPOINTS
To and from PC & GPS

Transfer of
TRACKS
To and from PC & GPS

X9 N/A N/A

Yes

Yes

Memory-Map also supports the transfer and display of the heart rate data that this device records.