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bluediesel
Dear Terry, you are, of course, absolutely correct, but being still employed I have to make a living and I get volunteered to make the China trips. Will be back in West Vancouver Thursday if all goes and I am allowed to come back! Raining lightly here and pretty good temperature at 23C much better than my last trip at 34C. Regards, Rob
tcassidy
You will miss the cooler temperatures we are experiencing but should get back just in time for a week of rain!

Terry
bluediesel
That pretty much sums it up! My staff count on me leaving so they can have some chance of no rain. Am not surprised it will rain for my return, Rob
bluediesel
Okey dokey, i have virtual ports again but won't know if the system works until tomorrow on my flight back to YVR, thanks very much for the wonderful suggestion! Rob
bluediesel
All right, am back and it is raining! However thanks to Terry the GLO worked well, thanks again, best regards, Rob
tcassidy
Glad to hear that is all that was needed. Hope your China trip was successful.

Terry
Padraic
Got a Garmin GLO today, it seems to work with Delorme SA 2011 in a ThinkPad Carbon laptop. Will have to do a driving test tomorrow. Using Android GPS app testing the device revel 30 feet to 10 feet better accuracy than stock phone GPS.

Delorme setting is Generic NMEA 4800 USB setting.
bluediesel
glad to hear all is well, regards, Rob
Boyd
Congratulations - have been very happy with mine, although I haven't used it in over a year. Kind of surprising that that price hasn't dropped over all this time. In fact, I got mine for about $90 new and I don't see anyone selling them for less than $100 today. Perhaps this is because Garmin positions it as an aviation device, and anyone with a plane must be used to paying too much for everything.

Also a little surprising that Garmin hasn't introduced a new bluetooth device, the GLO is six years old. But Garmin doesn't seem interested in updating the traditional GPS products anymore. It's been over 18 months since they introduced a new automotive GPS. And they have also discontinued all their road navigation mobile apps (StreetPilot, ViaGO and Navigon).

Then there's Basecamp/MapInstall. You can't send third party maps to your GPS ever since the update in May. Probably just a bug, but many people suspect it was intentional and Garmin doesn't seem interested in fixing it.

It's really a shame, they used to be a great company. I guess it still is... if you need a sports watch, dog collar, baby monitor or smart bathroom scale.
Ken in Regina
Don't forget golf yardage/score trackers and golf club trackers.

By the way, Mapsource hasn't been touched in years so it still transfers 3rd party maps to Garmin automotive devices just fine.

...ken...
tcassidy
For your information. The Garmin GLO has a fixed update rate of 10 per second. That means it cannot work at 4800bps. Fortunately SA ignores your settings and receives data at whatever rate is necessary. The GLO requires about 57600bps. It will not work with any version of Streets and Trips.

Terry
Boyd
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken in Regina
By the way, Mapsource hasn't been touched in years so it still transfers 3rd party maps to Garmin automotive devices just fine.
Right, and I have suggested it as an alternative in a number of threads on this topic at GPSFileDepot, such as this one: https://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php?topic=4539.0

Unfortunately, Mapsource won't help Macintosh users with Garmin devices.
Padraic
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcassidy
For your information. The Garmin GLO has a fixed update rate of 10 per second. That means it cannot work at 4800bps. Fortunately SA ignores your settings and receives data at whatever rate is necessary. The GLO requires about 57600bps. It will not work with any version of Streets and Trips.

Terry
Terry, interest to know SA don't care the rate but it works. Any detail how SA talk to GPS particular GLO.

Boyd, what is Basecamp/MapInstall? Are they software or hardware? Thanks.
Padraic
I Google and foundd Basecamp.. https://www.garmin.com/en-US/shop/downloads/basecamp
Boyd
Basecamp is Garmin's software for using maps in their format and managing your data on your computer. MapInstall is used to send the map to your Garmin GPS device. There are versions for both the Mac and Windows. Mapsource is Garmin older, discontinued Windows software for these same things. None of this software has any compatibility with the GLO, which is basically a "dumb" device that only sends a constant stream of position data over bluetooth.

There are no details about how Street Atlas "talks" to the GLO. The GLO does all the talking, the computer only listens.
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