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    MY GARMIN RECOGNIZES MY COMPUTER, WHY DOESN'T IT WORK THE OTHER WAY???

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    Sorry, but it just doesn't work that way. The computer people (software writers) did not anticipate you connecting this particular GPS unit, or really any other - nor was it really in their interest or job to do so. They would have to write multiple applications for each possible GPS unit made - or any number of other items like these - just for the unlikely chance you want to connect the two. It would be a lot of extra work, programming lines, and memory used for a slight possibility and no return for them. It is much more efficient to write a separate program for you to install, and, here's the kicker, pay for.
    Your Garmin in almost certainly going to be connected to a computer (and there are only really two types to prepare for - rather than literally thousands of GPS's), so it makes total sense (and is a marketplace requirement and assumption) that it would be set up from the factory to do so.
    Regardless, you should be able to get all you need from Garmin to to what you want.
    I hope that answers your question, and more importantly, I got it right.


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