View Full Version : Garmin Etrex & PC

15th August 2005, 04:39 PM
Ok, I'm pretty much computer illiterate, and have only had my Etrex about a month, but I've just bought a 12V & PC cable off ebay, and was wondering what software do I need to use to download waypoints etc to the Etrex. I know I cant get maps etc. But I didnt want to plug it in to the computer before I found out. BTW its a serial cable that I've got.
Thanks in advance.

15th August 2005, 05:11 PM

There is a number of software out there you can use,, everything will depend on what price range you are lookin in, or you are looking for a share ware to use. there is a waypoint manager program you can down load and use for free, then there is Oziexplorer you can download and try the shareware, but I dont think you can use your GPS on the shareware version. Pluto will be the man to ask, as he is the garmin expert, I use Megellan.


15th August 2005, 05:42 PM
I bought the Etrex because it was pretty cheap, I didnt want to spend a fortune on a unit and then not use it etc. So I'll try something shareware first then if I can use it I'll buy something later.
Thanks Graham