Looking for App to connect external Garmin GPS to Android tablet

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    Hello,
    I am looking for an Android app (and/or driver) that allows me to connect an external USB GPS (Garmin GPS Map60CS) to a standard 7" tablet (Android 2.1), which has USB host capabilities.

    The purpose of this is to be able to upload/download tracks and waypoints to/from my GPS while travelling. This would be great because would enable me to travel without laptop but tablet !

    As an example, there is a similar solution for Windows CE phones and serial GPS´s, which I have used many times: G7toWin
    G7ToWin

    Another solution would be to connect a USB-to-Serial dongle to the tablet, and (hopefully) this could be connected by RS232 to the Garamin GPS. But an app is needed anyway.

    If someone can point a solution or suggestion, I would be very happy.
    Thank you very much.
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    I've been searching for days with no luck. Looks like my new Asus TF will not be able to connect to my Garmin Forrunner 305.
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    I just connected my Garmin 62s to my Acer Iconia A500 tablet via usb and can read its tracks on ESFile Explorer. I can copy the tracks to my tablet and even use them in apps like GaiaGPS.
    I don't think you can do that with an older gps like the 60cs though and you need a tablet with a full usb port.



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    Hi,

    that should work with Garmin open caching. It's available in the market.

    Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Android Tablet Forum
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    Hello
    Search 'sportablette' on the playstore; you will find our hapynness

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