Garmin Etrex Venture HC

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Garmin Etrex Venture HC

Post by uskiwi » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:50 pm

Hi, anyone know how to get my GPS to work with Vistumbler? Port settings are Port_#0002.Hub_#0003. I would love to get his little devil working under Vistumbler. Thanks in advance :-)

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Re: Garmin Etrex Venture HC

Post by uskiwi » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:08 pm

Forgot to add I am using Windows 7 - 64 bit (smile)

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Re: Garmin Etrex Venture HC

Post by ACalcutt » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:43 pm

I think you are looking in the wrong place for you com port.

I'm not home and don't have my gps with me, but I found this image on google
your com port should be found here
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EDIT: That if your GPS even shows up as a com port. If it does not it will not work. Some GPSs need a software to show up as a com port

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Re: Garmin Etrex Venture HC

Post by uskiwi » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:56 pm

Thanks but unfortunately it does not show up as com port. I was unable to get GPSGate to work either. Any other ideas? Thanks

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Re: Garmin Etrex Venture HC

Post by ACalcutt » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:07 pm

Is anything able to connect to that gps device from your computer? does garmin have any programs/utilities that work with you device?

Your gps device is like this right? (http://www.garmin.com/products/etrexVenturehc/)
From what I see it doesn't looks like it can't be connected in a way to transfer gps data over usb. It looks like the usb is more fore transferring maps and other data to the device.

What you need is a NMEA compatible GPS to use with vistumbler. Something like the GPS-500, GPS-360, BU-353

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Re: Garmin Etrex Venture HC

Post by uskiwi » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:30 pm

Thanks, I ordered the gps-500 - love the site BTW. This is all new to me and lots of fun.

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