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Old 07-17-2014, 07:57 PM
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Default How to view Handheld Garmin GPSmap76Cx on my Lap top?

I need some "How to " get my little small 2 1/2" x3" screen blown up on my Lap Top.Hand held is Garmin GPS map 76Cx. If anyone can help I would be MOST GREATFUL.
Old 07-18-2014, 11:52 AM
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It depends on what you want to do: If you're asking how to show the 76Cx screen live on a laptop, I don't think it's possible (with any practical solution).

For showing tracks, routes, waypoints, before or after using the 76Cx, then Homeport is a good solution for viewing handheld data.
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I want to look closely at last weekends tracks "I failed to mark a spot that was GOOD"...
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OK, I use Garmin HomePort software for that. I also have a 76Cx that I use for backup on the boat (and hiking and other misc GPS tracking).

With HomePort installed, you can connect the 76Cx directly to the laptop via USB, using a standard mini-USB cable. When you power up the 76Cx, HomePort will find all of the 76Cx's tracks, waypoints, etc. The USB connection will supply power to the 76Cx, as well as providing a data link.

I don't know of a way to have HomePort use a chart card while it's still loaded in the 76Cx, but you can remove the card from the handheld and have HomePort read it via an SD card-reader (external USB or built-in if you laptop has one).

At that point, you can copy tracks to your laptop, create waypoints at your good spots, and upload the new waypoints back to the 76Cx for future use. You can still keep a copy/backup on your laptop.
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Thanks, that sounds simple anyways.

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