Zumo XT Compatibility With Apple Stuff

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Zumo XT Compatibility With Apple Stuff

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Is the Zumo XT fully compatible with my MacBook Pro and iPhone? I heard it is an Android only unit, which would disappoint me terribly. Any advice appreciated. Is it fully compatible with my Mac version of BaseCamp?
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Don't know about Basecamp on Mac, but it definitely plays nice with my iPhone 11.
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Does the XT require Garmin Drive? Is Garmin Drive compatible with a MacBook?
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You’ll need some kinda funky Android File Transfer app if you want to read/write to the device (like dropping MP3 files into the memory). I don’t do MP3 on my XT and I do all of the map/firmware updates directly via WiFi. Drive is an iOS app, I don’t think there is a MacOS version of this... and it works so much better than the previous GPS-companion app that I’ve already forgotten the name for.
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It works fine with my Iphone XR and Basecamp does run on an Imac and I would imagine that it will work on a Macbook.
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He works fine on a mac, iPhone, Basecamp, Garmin Express, Explore and Drive.
You need Android File Transfer to see inside the XT.
Also, on a mac, only one programm can be open, Basecamp, or Express or AFT.
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Why would I want to see inside the XT? Can files be added and deleted, stuff like that?
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If you want delete gpx files? Finding screenshots? Ad themes? MP3? ...
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rwiles wrote: 08 Aug 2020 18:23 Why would I want to see inside the XT? Can files be added and deleted, stuff like that?
You can edit themes so that the track line is a different thickness or color if you can access the files too.
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Works perfectly fine with the Drive app on iOS.
As many have already said, you need the Android File Transfer app for MacOS, I couldn't get Basecamp on my MacBookPro to see the XT at all, took ages of faffing about and using the Android FT app... and even now it's very ropey so I use a Windows Laptop instead, works 100%.

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