Garmin Previews New Mac Trip Planning Application
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today
announced that it has expanded its suite of Mac compatible applications
to include waypoint, track, and route management. As with other Garmin
applications, this new trip planning application is compatible with Mac
OS X on Intel- and PPC-based Macs and may be used in conjunction with
all Garmin USB devices.
Thanks to this new application, Mac users will now be able to transfer
waypoints, tracks, and routes between their Mac and Garmin device and
manage their data using Garmin’s rich catalog of map products. Users can
search for points of interest from the convenience of their Macs and
then send the locations to their Garmin GPS via a USB cable. These
favorite points of interest will then be available for quick and easy
reference on their Garmin GPS. In addition, customers who want to save
and view all of their favorite waypoints or tracks on their computer,
rather than their GPS, can send these with a few simple keystrokes.
This new Mac trip planning application is being debuted as a pre-release
version in time for the Macworld Conference & Expo. Garmin plans to
include additional features to this application by the end of 2008 –
such as route editing and find by address function.
Garmin, the world’s leading GPS manufacturer, has released MapInstall,
POI Loader, Training Center, WebUpdater, Garmin Communicator and Retail
Map Update for the Mac. In addition, Garmin released a utility
MapConverter, to convert your legacy PC based Garmin map products to Mac
Garmin will distribute a complimentary copy of its current suite of
applications at the Macworld Conference & Expo, January 15-18, 2008, in
San Francisco. Those unable to attend Macworld can download the Mac
compatible software for free immediately at www.garmin.com/macosx.
About Garmin International Inc.
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group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation,
communication and information devices – most of which are enabled by GPS
technology. Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer GPS
markets and its products serve aviation, marine, outdoor recreation,
automotive, wireless and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated
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