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Garmin Center software for Tiger released

updated 02:15 pm EST, Fri December 29, 2006

Garmin Center for Tiger

Garmin International today announced its Garmin Center software for Mac OS X 10.4, which will enable owners of modern Macs to use Garmin's Forerunner and Edge series fitness products. "This is a great day for Garmin and Mac customers because it is the first time a major GPS manufacturer has offered direct Mac support," said Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of global sales. "With this new Mac compatible software, Mac owners will have our popular training tools at their fingertips." Garmin Center enables users to download information directly from their Forerunner or Edge device, allowing users to create as well as analyze and store data from fitness activities directly on a Mac. The software offers tools to record pace, speed, heart rate, and elevation based on time and distance. The application also enables users to categorize information based on the type of activity, such as walking or running. Garmin has also announced that it will hand out free copies of Garmin Training Center software at Macworld in San Francisco. The software will also be available for free in late January, according to Garmin. Update:: A free Training Center software CD will be available at Macworld Expo in a few weeks and the software will be available for free download in late January. [updated]




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  1. Rosyna

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    so where is it?

    The site only shows the windows version for download.

  1. ronjamin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Half-Baked Product

    What about all the other Garmin products that they have. The Rino walki-talki's, the hand held GPS's.

    This is typical, a half-baked product that only works with a limited number of devices. It's useless to me.

  1. sixcolors

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Same deal

    Fake support from Garmin. Can I use it with my eTrex? No!

  1. mgog25

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    just in time...

    while i can't find the download on the website yet, they are just barely meeting the "by the end of the year" promise they made at the start of the year. lets hope it works, otherwise i'm returning the forerunner 205 that i bought earlier this month...

  1. e2Sync

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    a year late

    and a dollar short... Go away Garmin, we'd rather have no support whatsoever than have sand kicked in our face.

  1. PHitchcox

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Nice Comments

    So if Garmin doesn't provide full support for every device they offer, they should go away and not bother? geesh, that makes sense.

  1. Grandma

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    who needs training center

    I doubt that there will be much improvement from their windows version. There are already cool and working tools for OS X: http://www.trailrunnerx.com/ Transferring your tracks from your Garmin and other devices, does this little helper: http://www.cluetrust.com/LoadMyTracks.html Keep on running!

  1. horvatic

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Site not updated

    No OSX software available on the site at this time. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.

  1. parsec_kadets

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    RE: nice comments

    pitchcox, considering they released a press release a year ago (http://www.garmin.com/pressroom/corporate/011006.html) promising to have this software by "spring 2006," and went on to say "By the end of 2006, Garmin intends to have made all its popular hardware and software applications Mac OS X compatible," I would say the Mac community has every right to be upset. They're almost a year behind schedule with this release. And while they can try to make things look all rosy by making it sound like they're doing us a favor, those of us who actually own Garmin products and have been waiting for these updates for a year now know better. Garmin knows that the Mac community, especially publications like MacWorld, will shower them with accolades and free press for being the first GPS manufacturer to support OS X, despite the fact that they've shown almost zero interest in Mac users over the years and continue to do so to this day.

  1. Grandma

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    awful cruelty

    just got my hands on Garmin Training Center v.2.0.0 for Mac OS X. What is this? Are they kidding? The same c*** as teh Windows version, with some Aqua on top. The thing that's pretty akward is, that it seems that the OmniGroup (Graffle, Outliner, Omniweb) has done the job. Looking for an alterative? www.trailrunnerx.com

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