GPS Biker Software

    Note: The software on this list has been tested with the Garmin  Forerunner by members of the GarminF User Group. There is no warranty that any  software listed here will work with the   Garmin Forerunner. This list was created to provide a starting point for exploring your Forerunner. Please Contact the  Software Supplier for details on Forerunner support issues.

Software Name

Manufacture

Type of  Software

License

Price

Website

Reads  Forerunner

Native File Type

Import File Types

Export File Types

Forerunner Workaround

Notes

Date Added

Rev Level  Tested

Forerunner Logbook

Garmin

Running Log

Free Download for  Forerunner Owners

Free Download for  Forerunner Owners

www.garmin.com

Yes

XML

None

XML

N/A

Needs Major Work to be a usable Running Logbook

3/9/2004

2.2

G7ToWin

C. R. Henderson

GPS interface and conversion utility.

Free

Free

www.gpsinformation.org/ronh/#g7towin

Yes

.G7T

.gpx, .wpt, .plt, .evt, .rte,  .rt2, .gpl, .sa3 to .sa8, .gdn, .csv, .clg, .fwp, .trk, .bmp, .alm, .www,  .mpl, .igc, .mxf, .txf, .rxf, .cup, .loc, .txt

.gpx, .wpt, .plt, .evt, .rte,  .rt2, .gpl, .sa3 to .sa8, .gdn, .csv, .clg, .fwp, .trk, .bmp, .alm, .www,  .mpl, .rce, .mxf, .txf, .rxf, .cup, .loc, .txt, .wiz

N/A

A must have, Reads Forerunner and converts files into most gps file formats to use with other programs.

3/9/2004

A.00.173

GPS Visualizer 

Adam Schneider

Mapping

Free Website

Free & Donation to Programmer

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/index.html

Yes
Using a program like G7ToWin


Also the only application that reads Forerunner Logbook .XML
 

.GPX

.gpx, .plt,  .wpt, .pdb, .loc, .igc, .trk, .pcx, .csv, .txt
.xml

.txt,

.svg

Use G7ToWin  to read Forerunner, Upload file as a .gpx

A WEB  application!

Works great with the forerunner, and has maps of Canada, Europe and USA  

3/11/2004

Current  as of posting date

Trailgauge

Andrew Whaley

Mapping
3D topo

Commercial

Free limited Demo $25 for full product

www.trailgauge.co.uk

Yes

and splits tracks

.GPX

.GPX

 

N/A

Designed for runners.
reads tracks from Forerunner, Splits them out and lets you chose witch track to display for analysis.

displays many map formats (it's not just USA)
Runner Features include.
Display Mile or Km split times from the trcaklogs,
Displays time checks on the map at points along your route for a given speed,
Models running speeds by allowing you to set the pace in mins/mile and takes elevation into account
And More.....

 

04/14/04

3.0

Sportsim

Sportsim

Mapping and training

Commercial

Free demo $49 for full product

www.sportsim.com

Yes and it splits tracks

.msm

.msm

.msm

N/A

Nice Software made for runners and cyclists upload to website to compare events with others

06/06/04

1.0.17a

Wissenbach Mapping  Software

David S Wissenbach

Topo Mapping

GNU

Free

http://myweb.cableone.net/cdwissenbach/map.html

Yes

.GPX

.sav,

None

N/A

Great topo mapping software works well with the Forerunner and uses standard .gpx files

3/9/2004

2.25

USAPhotoMaps

JDM Cox Software

Satellite image and Topo Mapping

Shareware

Free & Donation to  Programmer

http://jdmcox.com/

Yes

.CSV

.psp

None

N/A

Great satellite image and Topo Mapping Software. Works great with the Forerunner

3/9/2004

2.17

Tracklogs

TrackLogs

Topo Mapping

Commercial

12  for 1:50'000 scale    49.95 for the
40km x 40km square

http://www.tracklogs.co.uk/

Yes

Not Known

Not Known

Not Known

N/A

Covers the UK

3/9/2004

Not Tested by me, by members of the GarminF group

 

Endless Pursuit

 

Endless Pursuit

A website for online training

Commercial

Subscribing

www.EndlessPursuit.com

 

Yes

Not Known

Not Known

Not Known

N/A

I will be testing and posting more info

4/2/04

 

TopoFussion

Topo Fusion

Satellite image and Topo Mapping

Commercial

$40

http://www.topofusion.com/index.php

Yes

.gpx

.txf, .mxf

.tfx, .mfx, .svg

N/A

Good Commercial Satellite and top  mapping software that works with the Forerunner

Looks like they will be adding a logbook and other features that will work with the Forerunner

Stay Tuned

3/9/2004

1.52

MacGPS Pro

James Associates

GPS Mapping and
Interface

Commercial

$39.95

http://www.macgpspro.com

Yes

Tab-delimited Text, PICT

Tiff (.tif), Jpeg (.jpg), .gif, .png, PICT, .bmp,

Photoshop (.psd), .SGI, .TGA, .PDF (in OS X), .loc, .GPX

 

.GPX,

N/A

Macintosh

OS X and native OS

Extensive Mapping Features

4/25/04

5.0.5

MapSource

Garmin

Mapping Software

Commercial

$75 to $150

http://www.garmin.com/cartography/

Yes

.mps

.wpt, .rte, .trk,  .grm

.wpt, .rte, .trk,  .grm

Bata version reads Forerunner

The Bata version now works with the Forerunner

3/9/2004

6.06 Bata

TopoUSA

DeLorme

Topo Mapping

Commercial

$95

http://www.delorme.com/

Yes

.mrk

.sa6, .mn5, .gpl

N/A

Will Read Forerunner but shows all tracks

Just received the new version 5 works with Forerunner see screen shot in Software >

DeLORME area of this web site

4/9/04

5

OzieExplorer

Des  Newman

GPS Mapping

Commercial

$85

http://www.oziexplorer.com/

Yes using a program like G7toWin

.plt

Not Known

Not Known

Udownload using G7ToWin and inport into ozieexplorer as a .plt file

Can import maps in all of the popular image formats and most of the commercial mapping formats. As  well, you can import scans of maps you makeyourself.

There are also versions for Pocket PC and  Windows CE 

The author provides a free trial  version

 

 

3/9/1994

3.95

GPS Utility

GPS Utility Ltd.

GPS interface and conversion utility.

Commercial, Freeware version has  limited trackponts and can not retrive all the data from the  Forerunner

$40

http://www.gpsu.co.uk/

Yes

.gpl

.wpt, .rte, .gps, .trp, .dgx,  .dbf, .gbl, .sa3, .to, .sa8, .loc, .fil, .xgu, .wp, .gpx, .html, .asp,  .igc, .gca, .rdn, .mif, .ptm, .mps, .mug, .mxf, .rfx, .tfx, .mmo, .mcd,  .pdb, .isr, .gfx, .shp, .est, .sm, .ov2, .trl, .adb, .jpg, .bmp,  .tif

.wpt, .rte, .gps, .trp, .dgx,  .dbf, .gbl, .sa3, .to, .sa8, .loc, .fil, .xgu, .wp, .gpx, .html, .asp,  .igc, .gca, .rdn, .mif, .ptm, .mps, .mug, .mxf, .rfx, .tfx, .mmo, .mcd,  .pdb, .isr, .gfx, .shp, .est, .sm, .ov2, .trl, .adb, .jpg, .bmp,  .tif

N/A

Need to get the Commercial Version  to use with the Forerunner

3/9/1994

4.10.8

Expert GPS / Easy GPS

TopoGrafix

GPS Mapping/ Interface

Commercial

EasyGPS Free, Expert 59.95

http://www.topografix.com/default.asp

No

.gpx

Not Known

Not Known

None that I know of

Dan Foster wrote:

I purchased a Forerunner last week, and have been able to correct

ExpertGPS to read and write data from the GPS. I hope to have a

released version of ExpertGPS available soon with support for the

Forerunner.

StayTuned 

3/9/2004

1.3.4