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Old 04-08-10, 02:01 AM   #1
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Best GPS application for a Mac

Hi I've got a Garmin 305. While the device is great the application is at best OK. Can you recommend a good application that will work on my Mac or online?
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Old 04-08-10, 02:54 PM   #2
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Take a look at Ascent, I've been using it for the last few years and it works great for me.

http://www.montebellosoftware.com/
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From Garmin, these are free:
- Garmin Training Center (to dl ride data)
- Web Updater (to install the latest firmware)
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+1 on Ascent. Very good.
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Old 04-12-10, 12:21 PM   #5
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Another good one I've been messing around with in addition to Ascent is RubiTrack:

http://www.rubitrack.com/
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Use GarminConnect.com. It is quite good. I also have a Forerunner 305. I use the wireless speed and cadence transmitter. I get all the information I want on the web. The only thing missing is power output.
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I'd also look at TrailRunner. I had a hard time deciding between it and Ascent, but I think TrailRunner has better overall workout logging (i.e. it's diaries) and has nice route-planning at the expense of slightly less control over individual workout data graphing/statistics. While RubiTrack has a nice Mac look-n-feel to it, I found the graph-style not as nice as Ascent/TrailRunner and my big complaint with it is that it seems to ignore GSC data in favor of only using the GPS coords, making it unsuitable for use with a trainer.
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