Possible Fix for Everyone's Problems... Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I've discovered that Firefox must be set up to "Remember History" under Preferences -> Security select Remember History (Mac). If you're browsing privately or have things setup to delete cookies every time you close Firefox this plug-in won't work. I like to browse without history so I got everything working by allowing cookies to be installed until I got the plug-in working then I customized Firefox such that it kept the cookies from Garmin and deleted all others.
Does not work - please fix it for FireFox 33.x or higher Rated 1 out of 5 stars
As other users mentioned - the add on, does not recognizes, that is already installed and so it reruns the installation again, again, again etc.
So it's useless. If there is a workaround - please describe it.
Beschäftigungstherapie ala Garmin? Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Also das Ding sorgt für entspannte Unterhaltung am PC mit FIREFOX.
Wenn man auf Wiederholungen steht, sollte man sich die Zeit nehmen dieses ADDON zu installieren...aber Vorsicht - nach dem xten Versuch könnte es langweilig werden :-(
this is completely useless. Rated 1 out of 5 stars
I have experienced exactly the same as many users have reported. On Firefox 31, the garmin dashboard does not recognize that I HAVE INSTALLED the freaking plugin. This is driving me nuts. How am I gonna get through holidays?
Doesn't work in firefox 30 Rated 2 out of 5 stars
The website never detects that the plugin is installed. I tried chrome and was able to get the software installed for anyone that actually wants to be able to use the gps.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Opposite to the other user experiences here, this plugin has always worked flawlessly for me. Not sure what happened to their install. Running off Firefox 30, geocaching.com detects the plugin and sends GPX file to my GPS just fine.
As with everyone else, this FAILS COMPLETELY Rated 1 out of 5 stars
As with everyone else recently, this fails completely.
Me: Hey, update my maps for me.
Garmin: Sure, no problem! Pay us a bunch of money!
Me: Ok, here.
G: Thanks! We've taken your money...oh wait, you need to install this plugin before we can give you what you paid for.
Me: Ok, install the plugin.
G: Ok, it's installed! Now let me take you back to our page...oh wait, you need to install this plugin before we can give you what you paid for.
Me: What? I can see it in my list of plugins. It's already installed.
G: Really? Ok, let me try again...oh wait, you need to install this plugin before we can give you what you paid for.
Me: Support, help me with this. [type type type]
G: Thanks for wading through our crappy form! We'll get back to you in 3 business days!
Me: What the hell?
Garmin Communicator Not Working Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Google Maps does not recognize the Garmin Communicator plugin. I have installed the plug-in from Garmin's site and FireFox warns me that the plug-in is trying to install. I okay it, a download starts and completes, FireFox then tells me that Garmin Communicator will start as soon as FireFox restarts. I let FireFox restart and it comes back to the same page which then prompts me to install Garmin Communicator. Naturally there is no of knowing if it is a Garmin problem, a FireFox problem, or both because customer support is really lacking for both of these products. Very disappointed in Garmin for not making a product easy to use. Disappointed in FireFox for not providing better information to users about the reason why an add-on is not working.
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
This is just garbage. I have installed it at least 8 times. I have actually lost count now. firefox shows it as installed in two places but when I try to send something to my gps it says it's not installed and that I must download it. What a bunch of crap. I only give it one star because I can't give it less than that.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Yet More Garmin Crapware Rated 1 out of 5 stars
As is typical for Garmin, the software is undocumented, buggy, there is NO sane help available from their customer service, and the user is left to try to make sense out of the whole mess.
Rumor is this Garmin failure is sort of a little bit kinda replaced by Garmin Express, which is another nightmare. Just try downloading that huge piece of bloatware - and note the insane deep-level changes it makes to your registry and the GB of pure evil it adds to your machine.
And don't forget to note the truly evil Privacy admission. Garmin is a big contractor for the US military - perhaps busy collecting user data to pass onto the evil empire itself.
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Useless. Not working at all in firefox. It's about time to get this fixed, yes?
Not working as planned Rated 1 out of 5 stars
I can see Garmin Communicator in the list of add-ons but any webpage that attempts to access it fails with directions to install it. After several attempts I gave up and tried IE. It didn't not work either. Then I tried Chrome and it worked. When it works, it is easily a 5 star. When it doesn't, well, a single star is too much to offer.I will say that in the past is has worked.
Hopefully it will work again in the future as Firefox is my favorite browser! Firefox is up-to-date @ 26.0.
not working with ff21+ Rated 1 out of 5 stars
from ff22 upwards this plug in does not work any longer :-((This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.0.4).
12. COLLECTION, USE AND SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION: When you download and install the Product and the Software, if applicable to your Garmin device you will upload to Garmin from your device certain historical information that is stored on your device, including track logs (a track log consists of a list of spatial points and the times your device was at given spatial points), and information related to advertisements included with certain applications on your device, such as which advertisements were viewed on your device, how often they were clicked and how often certain actions such as saving a coupon or calling or routing to a location corresponding to an advertisement were performed. You should review our Privacy Statement, which can be found at www.garmin.com/product/privacy, for more information regarding the ways in which we collect, use and share this information. BY DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLING THE PRODUCT AND THE SOFTWARE, YOU CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, USE AND SHARING OF THIS INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PARAGRAPH AND OUR PRIVACY STATEMENT.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (22.214.171.124).
Works with both Firefox 4.0 and 5.0 Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Am presently running Windows 7 (64bit) , Firefox 5.0, and Internet Explorer 9.0
I have the Garmin Communicator plugin 2.93 installed. (Firefox lists it as an extension) Historically, the Garmin Communicator extension has worked problem free with Firefox 4.0 - however, please see my below note. When using Firefox 4 , and connecting to the Garmin web site, my Garmin Nuvi GPS device was instantly recognized; information regarding any available or already installed maps was instantly available.Today is June 21, 2011 Firefox 5.0 was released today. I updated FireFox 5 over the top of Firefox 4 without a problem. When I select the Firefox 5 list of add-ons to check on the status of the Garmin Communicator "plugin" it indicates and shows that Garmin Communicator 2.9.3 is in a disabled status. Firefox 5 also indicates that Garmin Communicator [2.9.3] is incompatible with Firefox 5.0.However, despite what Firefox is indicating, I am having no problems checking for map updates when using Firefox 5.0 ,and my device is instantly recognized by the Garmin server, just as it was when I was using Firefox 4.0I telephoned Garmin technical support and spoke with two of their knowledgeable support technicians who confirmed thatindeed this plugin is working with Firefox 5.0. Regarding the matter of Firefox 5.0 informing me that Garmin Communicator 2.93was disabled and is not compatible with Firefox 5.0, I do not have any explanation why that advisory is appearing; this may be an issue originating on the Firefox side.I have high praise for the Garmin Nuvi support team, my experiences with their knowledgeable support technicians has always been excellent.
-----> NOTE: For those of you who are reporting that a Garmin device is connected and you're still having problems. The Garmin Communicator Plugin Test Page ( http://www8.garmin.com/products/communicator/test/ ) advises "If a Garmin device is connected and you're still having problems, download and install the latest Garmin USB drivers". At one time my Garmin Nuvi device was not being recognized by the Nuvi Server while using Firefox 4.0. However, after following that advice the problem was corrected.
Great with work-around on linux Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This addon works perfectly with all my GPS units under Windows Firefox.
I agree that the needs to be a better Linux solution, but the best way to get around it without modifying the wine configurations is to run the Windows version Firefox via Wine and it works perfectly. Sure its not a native Linux solution, but it works for all models I have tried.
Here is my write up.
Garmin and Google Maps Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Agree ... the "how to use this" is hard to find:
Go here ... http://my.garmin.com/locate/google-sendtoGPSHelp.htm
Install the plug-in, define the point in Google Maps, then click "Send" in the upper right corner.
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
First off watch this so you will know how to use the app. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_p1x-fL2zc
It took me 10 minutes to download the plugin and then I couldn't figure out what to do with it.
I was expecting a right click option on an address that says send to garmin but no you have to go through the whole process of clicking on the big google map then being redirected to the garmin site then picking your device. Then you would hope that the next time the garmin boots it would say pick that destination first, or maybe put it in the recently found category, NO it's in your favorites menu. You have to scroll down till you can find that company you just looked up. This app really needs to be improved.
Instructions for use Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Maybe I overlooked something, but Ihad to stumble across the way this functions: in the upper-right hand corner of the map is a "Send" link. This will offer options to send the data to several places, including GPS. Specifying Garmin will take you to the Garmin Send To GPS page, where you can complete the transfer. Works for my c340!This review is for a previous version of the add-on (126.96.36.199).