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LoadMyTracks is a utility that allows users of the Mac to download track, route, and waypoint information from a variety of GPS receivers fromCanon Garmin, GlobalSat, Magellan, TomTom, Sony, Lowrance, Timex, and turn them into GPX files or KML files (for use with Google Earth).

LoadMyTracks can also send Tracks, Waypoints, and Routes to your Garmin and Magellan GPS devices (support for other manufacturers will be forthcoming)! It will also translate GPX files to KML and convert some existing saved files from certain (Lowrance and Magellan) GPS receivers. Using extensions to more...

What's New

Version 1.4.7b3:
  • Add support for Canon GPS devices in NMEA plug-in
  • Fixed serial port use on 10.7.3+ in the sandbox
  • Fix SendData crash when waypoints headed to Garmin devices are too large (comment and identity text)
  • Fixed a crash that occurred using File Translation if the file didn't comply with expected formats.
  • Updated icons


  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Supported GPS device (current list available here).

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Jwenrick Member IconReview+5

Excellent app for downloading GPX and KML tracks from my Garmin eTrex Vista HCx.

I can then load these tracks onto Google Earth, National Geographic TOPO! and TrailRunner.

Not affiliated, just a very happy and satisfied customer.

Still using v 1.4.5

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Version 1.4.7b3
Scotepi Member IconComment+0

Won't open a KML file for conversion

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Version 1.4b8
Cluetrust (Developer)

Right, KML is only supported as a translate-to format, not a translate-from format.

Dorkypants Member IconComment+118

Indeed the release notes at cluetrust.com say that ver. 1.4 drops support for Tiger (10.4) and adds 64-bit support (for Snow Leopard, 10.6).

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Version 1.4b6

Thanks for catching this -- I have adjusted the listing. System requirements seldom change for apps, and developers do not always notify us (nor do we always notice ourselves).

Dorkypants Member IconComment+118

Sysadmins, the release notes say "Move to 10.5 only". Shouldn't the system requirements be changed from "10.4"? I tried to follow the link to the developer's site "Clue Trust" to verify for myself, but that link yields a blank macupdate page.

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Version 1.4b6
dorkypants Member IconComment+118

The .bz2 archive for version 042 unpacks into a .dmg which doesn't mount on my Tiger (10.4.8) MacBook

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Version 042
xtal Member IconReview-2

Excellent application, flawless Google Earth import, USB communication works like a charm - it could use a nicer icon and some extra features though (I'd like to be able to determine *which* routes/waypoints/tracks I'd like to download).

Tested with a BMW Motorrad Navigator II (manufactured by Garmin, basically it's a modified StreetPilot 2610) and Google Earth 4.0.

Keep up the good work, and please don't make the end product expensive when it's ready, I'd like to buy it!

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Version 037
BrettD Member IconReview+15

Works with brand new Garmin GPS units (namely the Cx/CSx units) which none of the other programs seem able to do without making me buy a serial cable and a serial->USB adapter(Is this 2006 or 1995?), so bravo on that point. Downloaded 4 routes and about two dozen waypoints very quickly.

However- you have zero control over what is uploaded, and for that resaon, a "1" on features. I can understand downloading all the waypoints, but really, why can't we get an option to only download certain routes?

2/5 for ease of use; it'd be nice to see any detected USB devices listed, and one of the routes did not show up in Google Earth or Trailrunner unless others were deleted, which I had to do by hand in a text editor (ugh.)

3/5 on value+stability; seemed stable the two times I used it, and I can't judge value since there is no price point announced.

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Version 027
squigles Member IconComment+15

What no Tomtom Go ?

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Version 027

since when can TomTom Go record tracklogs and transfer them via USB?


xtal about as long as you have been a jerk ;-)

Matthew Averill Member IconComment+0
Matthew Averill

Excellent, I've spent the whole day trying to muddle through the world of Garmin, just to download and display waypoints from my gps onto my mac. Now, I can even add it to google earth.

Doesn't necessarily resolve all the issues, but is a nice simple quick tool.


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Version 020
Barrikady Member IconReview+6

Very nice! This is the first piece of software I have found that recognizes my Garmin GPS 60Cx's USB port.

I do have a suggestion/request:

When I save the tracks as a KML file and open GoogleEarth, the track is white, which makes the track almost invisible. I looked at both LoadMyTracks and GoogleEarth for a preference to change the color of the track, but was not able to select a different color. Am I missing something?

Once again, very nice!

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Version 020


I contacted the developer and he replied:

"There's no preference (yet) for display attributes in LoadMyTracks.

However, in google earth, if you right click on the track in the Places pane and then select Edit... and then select Advanced, you can adjust the visual properties including width, color, and opacity.

It's on the list, though, for customization features for the export."

Worked like a charm!

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Date 17 Jun 2012
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