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Review: Garmin Mobile PC
snake2332
Cool. I might throw a couple pics of my car on here after I get navigation and voice recognition software all set up. I better wash my car too. Having a black car in Montana kinda sucks.
Marvin Hlavac
snake2332, pictures will be greatly appreciated.
snake2332
I'll try to get some pictures of my car tonight. I need to for my cardomain.com site found here: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2985045
nialag
Hello,

I was on the road… I’m back to Québec.

On my way back from Texas I stop many store to check if they have Garmin Mobile PC in stock… No one had it yet !

I will pass a command to Semsons…

I did not read all comments but I saw any where that Garmin Mobile PC was multi language ???

It’s in French ?

Alain
phinatic
Does anyone know if saved route files created in Mobile PC can be exported to a nuvi 750 or vice versa?
tcassidy
Quote:
Originally Posted by phinatic
Does anyone know if saved route files created in Mobile PC can be exported to a nuvi 750 or vice versa?
I don't have a 750 but the manual says you can use MapSource to load routes to it.

You can transfer routes between Mobile PC and MapSource the same way.

So you should be able to transfer routes between Mobile PC and the 750 (in either direction) using MapSource.

Terry
phinatic
I'd read about Mapsource but would prefer to use Mobile PC if the file types would be compatible. Does anyone know? I've researched this a little and even put in a question with Garmin but have not heard from them.
tcassidy
Quote:
Originally Posted by phinatic
I'd read about Mapsource but would prefer to use Mobile PC if the file types would be compatible. Does anyone know? I've researched this a little and even put in a question with Garmin but have not heard from them.
You're not using MapSource? You don't know what you are missing. Using the transfer controls with you device (750, Mobile PC);
you can move waypoints, routes, tracks and in some cases maps from one location to the other.
You can build routes in MapSource on your computer and move them to your device.
You can look up addresses and add them to favourites on you device.
You can look at the height profile of tracks created by your device.

A very versatile program for searching for addresses and creating routes.

I'm not talking about the gpx or NVM files if the 750 uses them. MapSource can transfer routes, waypoints individually without wiping out what is already on the 750. Or take all those waypoints you have on the 750 and make them available in Mobile PC.

Take some time to learn to use MapSource with your 750. You won't regret it!

Terry
phinatic
Thanks Terry, you have convinced me! I'll give it a try.
nialag
I got a anwser:

Updates & Downloads



Garmin Mobile PC software version 5.00.10 as of March 19, 2008


You must have a previous version of the Garmin Mobile PC software installed before completing this update.
Change History



Changes made from version 5.00.00 to 5.00.10:
  • Provide British English, French, Italian, German and Spanish text options.
  • Provide ability to use the mouse scroll wheel when viewing the Help pages.
  • Provide additional checksum processing of NMEA data when using third party GPS receivers to discard invalid packets coming from the receiver.
  • Display the actual contact name saved when user requests to save a point as a contact.
  • Correct the display of an edit button when no saved routes are available for edit.
  • Correct the placement of the Next button within the address wizard.
  • Correct an error that sometimes causes the application to display the wrong page after adding a via to a route.
  • Correct the track line display for active tracks to not offset the track from the traveled road.
  • Correct the update of the POI list when the user changes the Near Other criteria.
  • Correct a texture shade drawing issue that would sometimes incorrectly draw the map relief shade textures.
  • Correct the Recent Finds list to only display the address once for locations found via the Browse Map page.
  • Correct the filter clear processing for Categories and Symbols for Contacts.
  • Correct the displayed name for a new saved Favorite.
  • Correct the display of saved route details after an edit of the details is complete.
  • Correct an error that causes an application shutdown when a Safety Camera file is downloaded from the server.
  • Correct the display of the Custom POI file names within Manage My Data.
  • Correct the display of the Custom POI file names when routing to a Custom POI.
  • Correct a rare error that could cause an application shutdown when a route is imported from MapSource to Garmin Mobile PC.
  • Correct the application exit process when exiting from pages other than the Main Menu.
  • Correct the display of saved Contacts names in the Contacts list.
  • Correct the scroll bar display on the address detail page.
  • Correct the scroll bar display on the Saved Route list.
  • Correct the scroll bar display on the Tools page.
  • Correct the scroll bar display for the Near Other radio button page.
  • Correct an error that causes an application shutdown when two or more vias are added to a route.
  • Correct an issue where a message box is overwritten by other displayed text.
  • Correct the Garmin Online Subscription Status page to always update the subscriptions when accessing this page.
schneid
Quote:
Originally Posted by dunky
a question guys.. i don't know if you've noticed this, when you are in navigation mode, it doesn't seem to display street names, but that's not the case when you click browse map on bottom left corner. In browse map mode with enough of zoom in, you can see all the street names... I like to see all the street names appear when i am in 2d navigation mode...

Also, check this osk..

http://www.freshnet8.com/
I agree. Cross street name display is a must for any app I buy.
Marvin Hlavac
Hi schneid,

I'm not on the road right now, so I cannot double-check this, but I think Garmin actually does a good job of displaying the road names that are important (in navigation mode). But I'll keep an eye on this tomorrow, while driving.
peejayw
Hmm,
I see all street names displayed in navigation mode, both 2D and 3D.

Pat
nialag
I just got it...

On a french computer it's all in french !
Marvin Hlavac
nialag, that's good to know! Thanks! So you are running French version of MS Windows, and Garmin Mobile PC user interface is in French language? Do you remember if the installation asked you for your language preference?
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