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    Great news for Mac owners

    Just got an email announcement that Garmin is releasing City Navigator North America NT for the Mac. The standard price will be $139 and GPS City is offering it at $109 when viewed in the shopping cart. Probably other retailers will be priced within that range.
    Exact ship date should be within the next ten days.
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    Thanks for the tip off Randy! Now I might actually get a Garmin for my bike...

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    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

    this is wonderful news... thanks!

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    Garmin has released a ton of Mac software recently. I just yesterday loaded the City Navigator 2008 update onto my Zumo from my Mac. I also updated the Zumo's firmware using the Mac version of Web Updater. It works very well, so far! (And the GUI looks a heck of a lot better than the Windows version.)

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    I wonder if Garmin is going to allow us to swap out our PC version dvd's for the new mac version? That would be the right thing to do! I've sent customer service an email asking and I'll post their response

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    Mac Update

    Hello all,

    Just contacted Garmin and asked if it was a FREE upgrade since I have only had my ZUMO for a couple of months. I was told that, if I send in the PC version, a MAC version will be sent for free. If I choose to keep the PC version, I can purchase the upgrade for $15 directly from Garmin..... Hope this helps...

    Jeff and his Fiance

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    Quote Originally Posted by apopj View Post
    Hello all,

    Just contacted Garmin and asked if it was a FREE upgrade since I have only had my ZUMO for a couple of months. I was told that, if I send in the PC version, a MAC version will be sent for free. If I choose to keep the PC version, I can purchase the upgrade for $15 directly from Garmin..... Hope this helps...

    Jeff and his Fiance
    Jeff, you completely rock!

    And as soon as Snoone finishes watching the Martha Stewart Show (it's a snow day here in the northeast) he'll be happy as all get out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apopj View Post
    Hello all,

    Just contacted Garmin and asked if it was a FREE upgrade since I have only had my ZUMO for a couple of months. I was told that, if I send in the PC version, a MAC version will be sent for free. If I choose to keep the PC version, I can purchase the upgrade for $15 directly from Garmin..... Hope this helps...

    Jeff and his Fiance
    That is freakin' awesome! Thanks for the info...

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    Wonder if the "Upgrade" is actually the full version for the Mac or how that will work when keeping my old version.

    I had to purchase Windows for my Mac in order to create my routes. Makes for strange bedfellows that way. What's wrong with this picture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by apopj View Post
    Hello all,

    Just contacted Garmin and asked if it was a FREE upgrade since I have only had my ZUMO for a couple of months. I was told that, if I send in the PC version, a MAC version will be sent for free. If I choose to keep the PC version, I can purchase the upgrade for $15 directly from Garmin..... Hope this helps...

    Jeff and his Fiance
    Do you have a contact you spoke to at Garmin.. As usual when I called to get the same info, the guy looked at me like I had 3 eyes.

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    I downloaded the beta's of this a few weeks back. Project Bobcat (the mapping software) has a nice interface, however my only beef with it is you have to zoom in REALLY close to see secondary and smaller roads. You also have to use a second application to download the maps. It is not as convenient as the PC version where you can download maps, routes, waypoints all in one fell swoop. I hope they can address this aspect of it in coming updates.

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    Hmm, I noticed that too. We should email Garmin with a suggestion or two to help it improve the software - they likely will appreciate the feedback.

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    I never could get the "Bobcat" downloaded. I wonder if its because I have OSX version 10.3.9 instead of 10.4? Or possibly I'm just a boob when it comes to using a computer for something other than E-mail?
    I've got the 2720 and it comes pre-loaded with maps. Do I even want this product?
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    Contact

    Hello all,

    Here is the message I received from Garmin for those who asked.....


    Dear Jeff Popa,

    Thank you for contacting Garmin International.
    If you already have a copy of mapsource we will be happy to exchange it
    for you when the Mac version is released. If you do not have one you
    will be able to purchase the disc by calling 1-800-800-1020. The cost is
    $15.00.
    With Best Regards,

    Amy L
    Product Support Specialist
    2nd Shift Automotive Team
    Garmin International
    913-397-8200
    800-800-1020
    913-397-8282 (fax) Att: Amy L
    www.garmin.com

    Original Message Follows: ------------------------


    Form Message
    Knowledge Job Ticket:
    {f5fc5150-e0f7-11dc-7780-000000000000}
    Knowledge Session Log URL:
    undefined?session={f5fc5150-e0f7-11dc-7780-000000000000}&forward=sesslog
    KnowledgeBase:
    garmin
    Subject:
    Update for Mac
    Message Body:
    I purchased my Zumo 550 not knowing Mapsource did not work with my Mac.
    I have recently found that you are coming out with an update for us Mac
    users. Is this a free upgrade that I can get a copy of so I might use it
    with my Mac? Thank you, Jeff

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