Category: Storage & Hard Drives
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: N/A
Operating System: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 22.214.171.124 / 10 Apr 2006
Garmin USB Data Card Programmer falls under storage and hard drives category. The device which is manufactured by Garmin is compatible with Windows ME, 98, 2000 and XP platforms. Additional requirements include Windows 98 SE. However, it is not compatible with Windows 95 and NT platforms. Garmin USB Data Card Programmer is for SD data cards. The device makes it possible for users to directly download maps onto data cards even without a GPS unit. The device helps save on the battery of the GPS device and also on time. Garmin USB Data Card Programmer supports the 2.0 USB and can therefore be connected to a computer's USB port for data transfer purposes. However, the device is not backward compatible with interfaces that are USB 1.0. The diameter of the device is 2 inches, the weight 0.5 pounds and the length 6 feet.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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In order to use the Garmin USB Data Card Programmer, a blank data card is required. The cards come in a variety of sizes from 8 to 128 MB. To view data, users require a GPS handheld device that comes with a slot for the data card. Garmin USB Data Card Programmer should be used with Garmin units that are compatible with data cards such as ColorMap, eMap and StreetPilot. The device is used for downloading map information onto a user's computer from MapSource CD-ROM and subsequently transferred onto a data card. The programmer which derives its power from a USB cable, can download at a speed of 1.5 MB per second. In order to use the programmer effectively, users require a computer that has 16 MB RAM Pentium processor. In addition, it should also have a USB port and a CD-ROM drive. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Garmin USB Data Card Programmer errors before installing any driver updates.