Discussion: Garmin on an iPad
in: Orienteering; Gear & Toys;
I wanted to use my iPad to download the Garmin 305 files to Attackpoint through my iPad. Apparently though, the iPad OS will not work with those file types, at least that is what it seemed to say when I tried.
I looked at this app:
But am not sure if it what I need.
Surely the Walker Brothers have this figured out?
Unfortunately there is no way to download the 305 directly to your iPad. Apple doesn't currently allow any apps to have direct/full usb access. (the camera kit is a special case, and only allows "camera mode" usb access).
The logmytraining app doesn't actually do usb downloads, it just shows files that you've already downloaded (and then posted somewhere like garmin connect).
Side question—what's the USB jack for—a decoration? seems detrimental to waterproofness.
T/D, which jack are you talking about?
Oh I get it. Not having an iPad, I thought there was a separate USB jack, but it's just the Apple connector.
Oh, too bad. I was hoping for the AttackPad app.
I have an Tablet with an Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS and it has a USB jack. When I bought it, I was excited, because I thought I would be able to download my gps watch on attackpoint. I wanted to find an app to do this, but I didn't find anything that seemed to work. Does anymore have more insight on how to do this? Is it possible on an Android OS? Would be very cool to be able to do this :-)
I don't know of any Android apps that do this, but it is theoretically possible to make one, because Android 3.1+ allows apps to have full access to the usb port.
Yeah, I bought the camera adapter(adapts Apple connector to USB, SD), (from China, not from Apple) and figured this would work out, not realizing the OS was so restrictive.
There are some comments online which talk about people plugging instruments and keyboards through the camera connector, but I guess that may not extend to GPS data, and beside, someone would have to write the App I guess.
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