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Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by conalho, Sep 7, 2006.
My Garmin Forerunner 205 is still not working with the latest Release Candidate 1884. *sigh*
Add the Garmin eTrex Vista C to the list of failures due to the "device in use by another application" error message. Every new release of PD lists improved USB support as one of the features, but this problem hasn't changed a bit since day one. Is it really that tough a problem?
By the way, Guest PC 1.9.7 beta for PPC Macs now actually works with Garmin USB GPS units - I can confirm this from personal experience.
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Maybe not such a big problem soon. From Garmin's website
January 10, 2006
Garmin Announces GPS Product Support for Mac OS X
MACWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO/January 10, 2006/PR Newswire â€” Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today announced that it will immediately begin to make its line of GPS and mobile electronics devices compatible with Mac OS X version 10.4 "Tiger." This makes Garmin the first major GPS designer and manufacturer to announce direct support for Mac OS X.
â€œWe are very excited to be supporting the many tech-savvy Garmin users who are also Mac devotees,â€ said Min Kao, Garmin Ltd.â€™s chairman and CEO. â€œMac users have been encouraging us to make our GPS units Mac compatible, and weâ€™ve listened. We hope this brings the many benefits of GPS to current Mac users and invites future Apple customers to the Garmin fold.â€
"The popularity of Mac OS X is attracting many first time developers to the Mac and driving astonishing innovation," said Ron Okamoto, Appleâ€™s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. â€œWe're thrilled to welcome Garmin to the platform and look forward to exciting new applications that take advantage of its GPS-based products and Mac OS X."
Beginning in spring 2006, Garmin will offer a Mac version of its popular Training Center software. Used with Garminâ€™s line of Forerunner and Edge series of fitness products, the Training Center software lets users plan and analyze workouts. Fitness enthusiasts can create their own workouts or use workout templates that can be downloaded into the unit for any level of personal training. The software also offers interactive analysis tools that will now allow Mac users to chart their performance information like speed, heart rate, cadence, elevation, and pace.
Also in spring 2006, Garmin will make the www.MotionBased.com upload interface Mac compatible. MotionBased.com translates GPS data into performance analysis, online mapping, and route sharing for endurance and outdoor athletes. Data collected by a Garmin GPS device is uploaded to MotionBased.com where time, distance, speed, elevation, cadence, grade, and heart rate analysis is displayed through charts, illustrations, and reports. This activity data can also be displayed as a route and replayed on street, photo, topographic, and elevation maps as well as the popular Google Earth service. Members can also use the TrailNetwork database to seek out and download new activities in their region, to find popular routes while traveling, or to engage in "virtual races" with other MotionBased users.
By the end of 2006, Garmin intends to have made all its popular hardware and software applications Mac OS X compatible. This includes the ability to load MapSource map data to Garmin units via a Mac, as well as waypoint and trip planning applications. Additionally, the Garmin nRoute application will allow Powerbook and iBook users to turn their laptop into a powerful street navigation tool with Garminâ€™s GPS 10 or GPS 18 sensors.
I don't get this at all!
Why is it that the people at GuestPC can make this work, but the people at Parallels can't? And why is it that when we post about this problem time-after-time-after-time-after-time that we don't get any response from Parallels?
In order to use my Garmin units I had to install Boot Camp last week. I don't want to have to restart everytime I use Windows . . . that's why I bought Parallels!
Come on, Parallels People . . . give us some support and satisfaction. Right now we are frustrated and annoyed.
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I'm using the Jeppesen SkyBound USB downloader for aviation databases and I still get the "wait 5-10 seconds" error message after upgrading to 1884.
I'm having partial success connecting my Garmin Forerunners (301 and 305) via Parallels. I too got the "5 to 10 seconds" warning, but realised that I could get round that by only plugging in the Forerunner when it's turned OFF. If it's turned on, it will never work, but if it's turned off it almost always connects.
Still not quite there though, Windows beeps to say that the Garmin has been connected, and it shows up in the Device Manager as a "Garmin USB GPS". However, Garmin Training Centre can't see it see, and when I use Memory Map, I get the error "Unknown Garmin: No error". Seems rather strange to me - could it be that the USB communication between Windows and the Garmin is being corrupted by Parallels in the middle?
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