Idea: File-Transfer App

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Idea: File-Transfer App

Post by bonstetten » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:56 pm

As we all know, different things do not work on the 66st. And it seems, Garmin does not care about.

For me as an example I can not accept, that "Live Geocaching" does not support to load the additional waypoints or the device looses/deletes files (in my case an OSM-Map during trail.)

One solution that could solve many problems is the idea of an simple file-transfer app over Bluetooth or WLAN for the smartphone/tablet. File transfer, delete file and rename file would be enough to "repair" a device on the way or add missing files.

What do you think about that idea?

I already tried to connect my GPS using an USB-Adapter to the iPad, what not worked because the power consumption is to high.

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Re: Idea: File-Transfer App

Post by gpsrchive » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:11 pm

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Re: Idea: File-Transfer App

Post by Art » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:28 am

Easy in theory. I’ve done five Apps for Apple’s App Store,
and can almost guarantee nobody will ever write an App that links an iPhone or iPad directly to a Garmin GPS.
File exchange over email maybe (I’ve done that), but not over USB.

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