The plugin works with your web browser to transfer data between websites and your Garmin device. Our website uses it for a variety of tasks, including registering your device, updating or downloading maps, and adding vehicles or voices. The plugin is safe, free and quick to download and install.
The plugin is compatible with the following browsers and operating systems.
|Internet Explorer 7.0+||Windows|
|Firefox 3.6+||Windows & Mac|
|Safari 5.0+||Windows & Mac|
|Chrome 8.0+||Windows & Mac|
In most cases, you will not need to install separate USB drivers for the plugin to detect your device. The required USB drivers are installed with the plugin.
However, a few Garmin devices do require separate USB drivers for the plugin to work. And, if the plugin is installed in Internet Explorer using ActiveX, or as a Firefox plugin, the USB drivers are not included. If the test page indicates that the plugin is successfully installed, but it is not detecting your device, try downloading and installing the latest USB drivers.
If your computer runs on the Windows operating system, Windows Media Player may work in combination with the Garmin Communicator Plugin to communicate with your device. Make sure you have the newest version:
The plugin works best with devices that connect to a computer via USB cable. Some devices that connect to a computer via serial cable or serial-USB adapter will work with the plugin, too.
The Garmin Communicator Plugin API enables third-party web developers to easily integrate the plugin with any website. Websites that use the API can communicate with your device.
If you are interested in using the Garmin Communicator Plugin on your website, check out Garmin Developer.