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USB Receiver to work with Garmin nRoute
jonrarit
HI I've got Garmin nRoute on my notebook currently receiving a GPS signal from my Garmin Quest.

The question is, is there a (cheap) USB GPS receiver that I could use instead of the Quest unit that nRoute will recognize?

There's loads of USB stick receivers on ebay but can they be made to work with nRoute?

Thanksin advance guys

JR

PS Would Also consider a bluetooth option instead of USB
tcassidy
The maps in nRoute are probably only unlocked to your Quest, so using any other Garmin USB receiver (GPS18,18x,20x) would cause nRoute to not display the maps.

Non-Garmin GPS receivers, whether USB or Bluetooth, do not output a data signal suitable for nRoute. It requires a Garmin specific data type.

However, either of these issues can be resolved with GPS Gate. It can take the signal of Garmin and non-Garmin GPS devices and provide a data signal compatible with nRoute's requirements. It also allows properly unlocked maps to work with other GPS devices than the original.

So, buy a GPS you like (e.g. USB Globalsat BU-353) and download GPS Gate.

Terry
jonrarit
Thank you tcassidy

All the right answers all in one place ..... right off to get a bluetooth receiver and gpsgate ..... will let you you know how i get on

JR
tcassidy
If your computer is using the built-in Windows or a Broadcom Bluetooth stack, GPS Gate can query it directly. That means you do not have to set up a COM port with the GPS device and Bluetooth. GPS Gate will look for devices using the Bluetooth stack and assign output COM ports itself. One of those COM ports can be configured to output Garmin data for nRoute.

Terry
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