[kag] Re: Garmin Etrex Summit - PC Interface

  • From: Gordon Campbell <gordon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 15:47:57 -0500

I bought a pfranc in-car power cable for my eTrex on ebay for less than 
the regular price from a dealer. :-) My interface cable came from a 
pfranc dealer in Peterborough and I'm very happy with them.


Hoover wrote:

>On Fro, 18 Mar 2005, Joe Measure wrote:
>>I am new to Geocaching, thanks the Healz.  I have a late 90's Garmin 
>>Etrex Summit that did not come with a PC Interface or software.  I am 
>>looking to see if anyone has a PC interface and/or the Garmin Waypoint 
>>Manager software that they would be willing to sell.
>I have an eTrex Summit too. I use OziExplorer (shareware, no expiry date) 
>for mapping and I download free maps from 
>http://toporama.cits.rncan.gc.ca/ and http://www.lio.mnr.gov.on.ca/
>For waypoint management I use GSAK, but its recent introduction of nag 
>screens is really starting to annoy me. I may switch to GPSBabel (open 
>source) soon. GSAK is just a fancy interface for GPSBabel, but it's handy 
>to have a GUI.
>Even if you never get a cable, I recommend using some sort of mapping 
>software. It helps a lot.
>As for cables, they are ridiculously overpriced. Garmin cables at 
>www.gpscentral.ca are currently selling for $41.95, but I see that they 
>are now stocking Wolfe brand cables for $11 cheaper.
>If you are technically minded, you can buy a "shareware" connector from 
>http://pfranc.com/ build your own cable for very cheap. You can also buy 
>pre-built pfranc cables from people like these guys: 
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