In my experiene after a years use - if you dont mind downloading free stuff yes. Google Earth connects but you need a file converter software programme for KML (Google) to GPX (Garmin) - plenty of free ones. If you walk a lot, Anquet (and others) supply online OS maps fairly cheaply and you can plan walks online and transfer to the ETrex and also check when you get back to see where you actually walked.
I have just bought an Etrex H and cable(I have a serial port) but the PC(on Windows XP doesnt recognise the preesence of Etrex when I connect and power up. Can you help, please. I am not too computer/GPS literate, yet! Thanks Kaggers
i dont think you can use windows to access etrex you need a mapping programme. if you have google earth go to tools in google earth then gps - choose garmin and you should be able to send and receive data to/from the etrex. I use anquet maps and garmin mapsource - both work fine but i am using usb to serial converter cable (very cheap) and windows 7
I don't know if this conversation is still relevant but I took 40 hours at least trying to get a Garmin Etrex H link cable to talk to an iMac and eventually got it to do so using Anquet Maps, a Plugables converter cable from the Etrex cable toma USB plug and software from