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Which laptop GPS software is compatible with Pharos USB GPS 500 receiver?
opencircles
I have the Microsoft GPS for Streets and Trips. I'm wondering if I can use it for any other software. My Windows text to speech Doesn't work, so I want a different software that has a TTS engine build in that I can use with the Microsoft GPS sensor.

Thanks
tcassidy
I think iNav iGuidance 2009 has built in speech. It will work with your GPS receiver.

Have you tested your Windows TTS seperately from S&T (Contol Panel - Speech)?

Terry
opencircles
I'm running tiny XP, so the actual TTS software was never installed. Can I use this receiver (Pharos GPS-500) with Google Earth Pro?
Ken in Regina
Yes.

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Kenneth2814
Hello,


I have the Microsoft GPS-500, but I am looking for the software for it. Would any one know where I could find it?
tcassidy
A good start would be to download a free trial version of Microsoft Streets & Trips 2010 or AutoRoute depending on where you live. however, the GPS 500 will work with virtually any navigation software assuming you have a Windows computer.

Terry
roger dodger
i tried to install my ST 2008 on my new Win 10 laptop and MS says it no longer supports ST My Pharos gps 500 sensor works but MS will not let me register the product. Please advise me on any other software that I can purchase or download that will work with this sensor and Win 10. thank you.
Ken in Regina
It will work with the default Windows 10 Maps app. The trick to get it to work with any Win 10 app is that you need a driver that will convert a USB input to a sensor stream.

http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/5572-getting-gps-receiver-work-windows-8-x-10-a

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tcassidy
I do recall something about Win 10 rejecting S&T and a workaround. However, I can't seem to find it and the versions I have quick access to (2007 and 2011) seem to be installing fine. It could be you need to install from the Setup_ST.exe file on the disc rather than letting it run automatically. This is what I seem to recall but I can't prove it.

Terry
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