All the Garmin devices are now supported with the new release of Garmin Express, software that takes care of usual needs such as updating maps, registering activities and products or updating your golf courses on the go. With the new release of Garmin Express they have done a wonderful job to integrate all the basic functionalities into one software solution more like a mobile suite used in earlier days of Nokia and Samsung. They leverage the latest standards like USB sticks, Bluetooth and over the air transmission and reception to enable the updates on the go.
Plug & Play Features
The new software does not need any installation on your device or requires any kind of driver setup for adding device procedures followed in mobile suits, as that of an analogy, and comes with a direct plug-n-play feature that enables you to directly start using it. You just turn on your device and connect the stick to the computer using the USB interface and you are all set.
- The Garmin Express is a new set of device easy software that allows more flexible and convenient handling of your devices and updating it via your computer.
On the other hand, if your device already came with an ANT stick, you just need to turn on your computer, of course, and turn on your Garmin device and stick the ANT stick to your USB port and it works pretty much the same way as with any other USB cable, in case of previous non-ANT models.
The first time you download and install your Garmin Express on to your computer, you will be prompted to add all your Garmin devices. This is just as easy as it can get because you don't have to worry about the drivers running on your several devices.
- The next step is to allow the software do the tasks for you.
- The interface is simple and manageable with carefully designed tabs and categories for easy navigation through the menu and items.
The recent release rolls out an automatic detection mechanism which suggests the latest stable release that supports your operating system. They are available for Windows and Mac. The download takes just minutes or less depending on your internet speed and traffic and installation is also quick.
Garmin Express does not bloat your computer with redundant processes and is quite optimized, in that sense.
Changes on the new version: Update your maps Upload activities to Garmin Connect Register your products Update golf course maps