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Garmin PC interface cable (RS232 serial port connector) - not applicable to Geko 101

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  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 7.6 x 2.5 cm ; 9 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 141 g
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  • Item model number: 010-10206-00
  • ASIN: B00004VX23
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 3 Mar. 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Garmin 010-10206-00 - PC interface cable - RS232 serial port connector - Warranty: 2Y

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3.2 out of 5 stars

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Jon Fig on 12 July 2010
This cable does what it say's - its a serial PC interface cable. Plugs into the 9way 'D' serial connector on the back of your PC (if you still have one!), and connects snuggly to the back of the Garmin GPS (I own a Garmin eTrek H - and it fits fine, without moving around). Once the cable is connected you can download waypoints etc to the GPS, or update the GPS firmware (recommended) etc. NB. This cable does NOT come with any software, if you use the GPS for Geocaching, then you can download waypoints using this cable via the Geocaching website and the Internet explorer plug-in (no software required). :-)
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82 of 83 people found the following review helpful By MartinJ on 31 May 2006
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This lead is compatible with a Garmin Geko 201/301, eMap and eTrex GPS.
It plugs into an old style serial COM port on your PC.

If you only have USB ports on your PC you need to also buy a
USB to RS232 adapter cable.

I thought the description on this site was very ambiguous.
But they do list the manufacturers part number which
you can look up on the Garmin Web site.

It's fun to upload your routes to Google Earth Plus.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By blzbub on 26 Sept. 2008
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I had problems with my cable but in all honesty wasn't sure if it was this half (GPS TO SERIAL PORT) of the cable or the other half of the cable (USB TO SERIAL PORT) that was at fault.

Downloading was hit and miss, sometimes it would work, other times it said it couldn't find the GPS. It even slipped out of its connection at the GPS end on several occasions.

Wiggling the two halfs of the serial connectors together seemed to fix the problem each time the message appeared 'unable to find GPS', but I soon became very annoyed with this and decided to send both halves back.

In the end I settled for a one piece cable (not available on this site - see comments) which works perfectly and was cheaper too.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By erelv on 2 Nov. 2010
The main problem of this cable is that it uses the old type RS232 serial port which is absent from todays pcs and especially laptops. So you have an extra cost for an adapter, usually usb to serial type. The adapter normally comes with a driver. The driver actually creates a virtual com port, in my case it was assigned to COM19. The software that i used to connect with garmin didnt have the option to select any com port but com1. I m using windows XP Pro ServicePack3 and i opened the device manager, then selected "port COM & LPT" then "Communications Port (COM1)" then "Port Settings" then "Advanced" then "COM Port Number" which was assigned to COM19 and i changed it to COM1. I connected the cable to the garmin and then to my laptop. I run the software and then i could transfer from and to my garmin. All this information is needed to successfully connect you garmin to a pc without serial port. The problem actually arise from the use of the adapter so garmin (corp) perhaps doesnt feel its necessary to give some guidance. Well i think they should. Another thing is that they dont make clear that you have to use some software to exchange the data. People who are less familiar with computers may not consider it obvious. The official software to exchange data is Mapsource and it is not free. But fortunately there are some free progams to do the job like OziExplorer.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By David Roberts on 5 Dec. 2006
I am using this with a Targus USB converter that I also bought from Amazon - shame Garmin can't make a single cable and save us all a bit of cash!

Had a few problems getting started - the FAQ section of the Garmin website pointed me in the right direction. To find the USB to serial converter cable, you might need to look in the "System" part of Windows "Control Panel" (found from "Settings" in the "Start" menu). Have a look on the Hardware tab at the Device Manager and you will be able to find which COM port the cable has been assigned. You can then tell whatever map software you're using where to find the GPS.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By GadgetDad VINE VOICE on 19 May 2008
This is a piece of kit I did not want to have to think about. The fact I have to either connect via a home-docking station or a usb-3rd party connector is annoying.

If that was not bad enough it is expensive!.

This is a rip-off and would cause be to avoid the product if it was not for the fact that Garmin make the best GPS.

Grrrrrr.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By George W on 28 Nov. 2005
Why on earth do Garmin insist in this day and age on using serial connectors? There isn't one on my laptop and I have been forced to get a USB adapter. (The Targus one is pretty good). But since Garmin have the corner of this market you have to buy this to link your GPS. And to be honest it is good when you can link your GPS to your laptop. Instant moving map!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Michael Steggals on 6 Aug. 2007
Why can't this cable be a bit cheaper, it's half the cost again of my Geko unit. This doesn't make sense.

Contacts could be better. Half the time I plug it in the computer is telling me that their is no GPS attached until I wiggle the unit and try again.

The cable does it's job, simply enabling the cool stuff that the GPS and software can do.
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