Garmin GPS is not compatible with linux is there a loop?



Condobloke

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I believe the only way around this to run the Garmin software via Wine.

Whether it will run in Wine, is beyond my knowledge. I was going to buy a Garmin at one stage, but decided to simply use my iPhone and either google maps or Waze.
 

Condobloke

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Wine can be used on either ubuntu or linux mint....it doesnt matter which one you have.

 

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Condobloke

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After all my looking at Garmins etc etc....I really did give google maps and ‘Waze’ a strong workout....I was determined to try and “break” them.
In the case of Waze I was successful.....it chucked in the towel.....failed to proceed.
Google maps continued to work, however I was not impressed. It was quite slow in adapting to changing situations, and did not really give
clear directions when it was really necessary.
Then.....Waze spat out a major update. Wow!....Brilliant.
It ticks all the boxes which google maps missed out on and it “talks” to me via hearing aids. I cannot fault it. It is, of course, free.
 

Lord Boltar

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Garmin does not run in WINE unfortunately - the only way I have found is to put Windows in a VM and update the Garmin that way or use OpenMapChest
 
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