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Garmin Communicator Plugin lets you connect your Garmin GPS with your favorite website. Once the plugin is installed, just connect your Garmin GPS device to your computer, and you're on your way. The Garmin Communicator can send and retrieve data from any supported website.

What's New

Version 4.2:
  • Added support for new aviation database format


  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Safari 2 or later, Firefox 2 or later, or Chrome

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Harv Member IconReview+343

'Twas all my fault…

In case others are having the problem I thought I had, you might find my solution of benefit.

The reason the Plugin did not work is that I had "ClickToPlugin v2.6" installed and had not modified the setting/preference to allow the Communicator to load.

Indeed, the problem was not the software or Garmin's tech support, but rather, Operator Error.

And of course, my most sincere apologies to Garmin.

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Version 4.0.1
Harv Member IconReview+343

When I installed the 4.0.1 Plugin, It concluded with an alert that the Plugin was installed successfully.

But when I went to the Garmin.comDashboard page, I always got “Plugin Not Installed Exception”.

Many emails later and 2 hours of live/phone Garmin Tech Support did not resolve the issue and ended with the recommendation that I wait for the next version.

I like the GPS, but the SW & Tech Support are, IMNHO, unacceptable.

I cannot but conclude, that the Garmin SW Development Team and their tech support is Mac Challenged in the extreme.

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Version 4.0.1
K.booth Member IconComment+7

Upon installation and restart of Firefox 9.0.1 (NoScript, Flashblock) Mac OS 10.7.2 (lion) (w/Little Snitch running), Firefox displayed this:
"This page asks to use a plugin that can only be run in 32-bit mode"

It doesn't appear that the latest plugin is compatible with my configuration (or, I've so severely constrained its ability to operate that is does not).

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Version 4.0.1
Ted Burger Member IconReview+5
Ted Burger

Version 3.0.1 is 32 bit only. Requires that Firefox by running in 32 bit mode in order for it to work.

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Version 3.0.1
Just Fred Member IconComment+24
Just Fred

I subscribe to the (free) RunningAhead web site. One of its features is the ability to upload Garmin data from my Forerunner 205. In order to do so, the Communicator Plug-in has to be installed on my computer. Works like a charm!

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Version 2.9.3
ColemanH Member IconComment+69

I've never downloaded this thing, yet I communicate with a number of websites using my Forerunner 305. Can't really see the point, therefore. Any comments would be appreciated.

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Version 2.9.3

Someone gave a thumbs down because this user didn't see the point of the plugin? That's pretty darn special.

Randyharris Member IconComment+21


I don't know if it was the new Safari 4.0.4 or the new build of Communicator - but this is the first time that this plugin has ever worked for me in Safari.


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Version 2.9.1
Jdrwiebe Member IconReview+7

Excellent. Finally works with 10.6.1 and Safari Version 4.0.3 (6531.9)

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Version 2.8.3
dorkypants Member IconComment+118

I also find that the Garmin web test page fails to detect the plugin in Safari 4.02 but succeeds in Firefox 3.5.x. Regardless, the plugin works in Safari, at least with bikeroutetoaster.com . Conclusion: Garmin's web test page lies!

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Version 2.8.2
Franko Member IconComment+113

Once again Safari 4.03 does not load the plug in (2.8.2) and Garmin's test page cannot detect it. Firefox 3.5.3 however loads it fine and the plug-in is detected.
Following the tip from Mikencolo: I put Flip4Mac's plugins into a temp folder (Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin and Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.webplugin)
Restarted Safari and success, the plug in is detected.
Now who'll fix the problem: Telestream or Garmin? ;)

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Version 2.8.2
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Version 4.0.1
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Downloads 34,719
Version Downloads 6,970
License Free
Date 30 May 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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