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2013-01-20 8:28 AM

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My laptop just scrapped out and I am shopping around for a new computer. was previous using a Toshiba laprop with Vista/ Microsoft. Thinking of an  iMac, but I noticed my Garmin 305 softwaresoftware says not MAC compatible. 

do any Garmin software work with Mac systems? is there any way to use my 305 again? I have to get a new computer but would still like to use Garmins equimoment.  seems if I get a Mac system I won' t have full use of my 305? 

Thoughts or suggestions much appreciated! need help.



2013-01-20 8:35 AM
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I had a 305 and now have a 910xt. I've used both with my MacBook Pro laptop. I sync with connect.garmin.com. I've heard of other programs to sync with but this is fine for me. I'm not pouring over tons of data but this gives me what I need for now.
2013-01-20 8:46 AM
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My Garmin set- up disc says pc only,not Mac compatible.....can I go directly to Garmin website and didownload the necessary software. I know most iMac systems Don' t come with a CD- Rom drive. I have tried to start using Hr training.

2013-01-20 8:55 AM
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My 405 works with both my iMac and MacBook Air. Just need the Garmin Communicator and the Garmin ANT agent.

 

http://www8.garmin.com/osx/

2013-01-20 9:08 AM
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sorrysorry call me an idiot...so if I actually get an iMac how do I get the Garmin software installed on it without using the cd- Rom install disc? directly thru Garmin website? 

thanks guys!! I feel stupid at setting this up! Iam so use to a Windows system.

2013-01-20 9:10 AM
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Here you go!

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3739

 

I never install software that comes on CD with ANY product... always download the newest version from the manufacture's website.



2013-01-20 9:10 AM
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Just go to that site and download the two pieces. They will download as a .dmg. Once they are downloaded double click that file and then there will be an installer just like on windows.
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thats awesome!! thanks guys!! now if can only get my wife onboard with an Apple product versus a Windows based system! 

thanks a tons all!!

2013-01-20 10:17 AM
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I have a Garmin 310xt and it works just fine with my MacBook. I had one issue when I upgraded my Garmin software, but I emailed Garmin tech support and had everything working the next day.
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I bought a MacBook Pro at Christmas last year. 13 days before the warranty went out my computer died. They changed out the logic board for free, but had I been past the warranty date and not had an expensive extended warranty, I'd been (*&^ out of luck.

Next time I'm going PC. 

2013-01-21 9:48 AM
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KateTri1 - 2013-01-20 11:52 AM

I bought a MacBook Pro at Christmas last year. 13 days before the warranty went out my computer died. They changed out the logic board for free, but had I been past the warranty date and not had an expensive extended warranty, I'd been (*&^ out of luck.

Next time I'm going PC. 



That's a quite unusual experience... usually it's exactly the opposite. You will pay more for a Mac, but they tend to work longer and more importantly, stay current longer. You can easily use a 6-10 year old Mac and not really give up that much performance, whereas with a PC.... well, last years model feels slow....


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KateTri1 - 2013-01-20 11:52 AM

I bought a MacBook Pro at Christmas last year. 13 days before the warranty went out my computer died. They changed out the logic board for free, but had I been past the warranty date and not had an expensive extended warranty, I'd been (*&^ out of luck.

Next time I'm going PC. 

Or... buy the extended warranty. It will cover you for an extra 2 years. You can purchase them on ebay for around $100 depending on which version you need.

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