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Gary Wall

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PDA Motorola Q, interface Garmin Etrex
« on: October 15, 2007, 06:41:27 PM »
Have Motorola "Q" combo PDA Cell phone. want to download maps gps Topofusion to it.  (has internet Verizon interface but too expensive per month) Input is a USB port. Q runs microsoft type software. Q has big memory chips available also.      I also have Garmin Etrex Legend that runs a serial cable (has 8 megs of memory)   Would like to interface these together with my laptop running Windows XP.  
2. Garmin wants $50 for USB cable is there a cheaper cable?  plans to make own or is there interface hardware in their cable?


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PDA Motorola Q, interface Garmin Etrex
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2007, 07:42:34 PM »

I'll try to answer your questions.  Not sure if you meant it this way, but there's no way the phone will run TF nor can you get many/any maps onto it.  I suppose you could export some .jpgs with worldfiles, if the phone supports that.  But you won't get downloading maps.

As for connecting the Legend to the GPS, I really have no idea.  The USB cable that the garmins use are a standard (mini-B, I think) so you shouldn't need to make one.  Or does Garmin make one specifically for that phone?

I'm curious, in any case.  Maybe you can clarifiy a bit more what you're trying to do.