by Chris Guld, Geeks on Tour
Weâ€™ve been wanting this new feature!! And now, with Streets and Trips 2010 â€“ we have it.
We can now plan our trip on the laptop with Streets and Trips, then transfer the locations to our Garmin Nuvi 255W.Â As I wrote in a previous post, we like to use both the laptop and the Garmin Nuvi to navigate while we travel.Â We recently attended the Hershey RV Show and were thrilled to meet Larry Petersen at the Microsoft booth.Â We attended his seminar to learn about the new features in the 2010 version.Â
He demonstrated several methods of sharing data.Â You can import and export .gpx files, you can use a USB cable and â€˜Send to GPSâ€™, or you can use the MSN Direct service.Â I researched our device â€“ the Garmin Nuvi 255W and decided the USB method was the best.Â For more information directly from Larry â€“ check out the Streets and Trips Blog.
Here is a short video on the process to send Locations from a Streets and Trips 2010 route to a Garmin Nuvi 255W.Â All you need is a USB cable (with a mini ‘B’ connector that fits the Nuvi) and an Internet connection: