Hello, please forgive me if this topic has been beaten already. I am new to this forum and was looking for a quick answer. I've located a list of Garmin devices that are compatible with S&T's and the 1490(T) was included in the list. Will the Nuvi 1490 work as well with this software? I have purchased the software and will be looking at the 1490 tomorrow. Any help is greatly appreciated!
If you know the 1490 is compatible, that question is already answered. The (T) designation just means that the traffic feature is included. What you may not realize is that the 1490 cannot be used as a display while (if) it is providing a signal to S&T or any other navigation software on your laptop.
I think it is better to get a dedicated GPS dongle such as the GlobalSat BU-353 or equivalent and save the PND (eg 1490) for quick situations that require its use.
Thank you, tcassidy, for the clarification. Much appreciated! I will definitely consider that.
Somebody told me that he has connected a Nuvi 550 on a Laptop with Gamin Mobile PC using GPSGate? I have no idea how it’s working… ??
If the 550 actually is one of the Nuvi's that outputs NMEA on its USB connection in test mode; and it is the software only version of Mobile PC, you wouldn't need GPS Gate. If either of those isn't true, even GPS Gate couldn't make it work.
He used GPS Gate to change the format to Garmin and then set the program to read Garmin format. Hmmm.
You need GPSGate to provide the COM port @ 4800bps that Streets&Trips insists on. S&T will not use a signal from a USB port directly.
Thanks for reminding me about COM ports. That clearly explains the other post. However, Mobile PC will work directly with USB connections from what I understand. Truly, I can't remember if I ever tested the 750 with GMPC so I could be wrong.
Ken in Regina
It was a long time ago but if I remember our testing we needed to use GPSGate to stop Mobile PC from detecting that the Nuvi was a Garmin device. Paradoxically, Mobile PC was never much good at working with most Garmin GPS units.