Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 865 KB
Operating System: Windows XP/Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 2.2.1 / 07 Mar 2009
Garmin USB GPS drivers have been designed for use on GPS units which support transfer of data to and from the computer through a USB port. They use the GPSgate application which is produced by Franson technology. GPS is an acronym for Global Positioning System and refers to a system of satellite navigation composed of 24 satellites which form a network that is then positioned within the orbit and used for several civilian as well as military applications. The work of the GPSgate application is to enable the user to go to create serial ports which are virtual and from where the GPS data can be received. Normally, one can have a single application only at a time when using the GPS device. When using the GPSgate application however, the computer imagines that there are many GPs devices connected, each to its own serial port.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Garmin USBGPS is necessitated by the need for a place through which to receive GPS data. It can be detected using a setup wizard which is available on the settings dialog. The wizard will search for the device and inform the user whether it is available or not. One can also detect it manually by going to the settings dialog and choosing Garmin USB. Availability of the device will be indicated by the Gpsgate icon changing color to either green or yellow. Some of the remarkable features of the Garmin USB GPS are that it is WAAS- enabled which means that it can function more accurately. It also has automatic routings, voice prompts as well as turn by turn directions which enable the user to reach their destination safely. With this software, therefore, laptops can be changed into great street navigators. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Garmin USB GPS errors before installing any driver updates.