Send MapQuest, Google Maps Directions to Garmin
Garmin and MapQuest announced today that coming around April 15th you will be able to create a route within the MapQuest site, and send that route to your Garmin GPS. This functionality joins a growing list of applications and websites that no longer force the user to enter in destinations from the tiny touch screen keyboards found on most GPS devices.
“Our relationship with MapQuest gives our users even more of what they’ve come to expect from their Garmin products — ease of use and an array of options,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Planning a trip, whether it’s to a new restaurant, a business meeting or a family vacation, has never been easier or more efficient.”
The feature will be via USB directly to the device, therefore it should be compatible with the vast majority of Garmin auto GPS devices.
In Addition Garmin announced a similar feature will be available on Google Maps starting tomorrow.