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I now have a iPod Touch 3G, and I also have a Garmin eTrex Vista Cx. I was wondering if anybody knows of a way to connect the two. I would like to be able to send the GPS information to the iPod Touch and use the iPod larger screen to view maps and charts. The next best thing would be a GPS module that connects to the iPod Touch, but since I already have the GPS and connection cable would do.

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Does the Vista Cx connect by USB? If not, forget it.


Does the Touch 3G have a USB connection? If not, forget it.


Is it a Host connection or slave (big connector or mini connector)? If it's a mini connector, forget it.


If there's some way to make a USB connection with the Touch as the Host device, then you could look around to see if there's an app that will accept GPS signals from the USB port.



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The iPod Touch does not have 3G in the way of phone service. My guess is that the OP is asking about the Third Generation model iPod Touch (sometimes denoted as 3G.)


There is no way to have it communicate with an eTrex, unfortunately. I do believe, however, that the iPod Touch with the 3.0 firmware will support a GPS puck via Bluetooth or a compatible GPS receiver via the bottom Apple connector.

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