How to download old GPS Numbers from Garmin handheld
I posted a little bit of this in the Boating Tips and Tricks but thought I would add the topic here just in case people didn't see it there.
My husbands Garmin Legend handheld GPS is starting to die and he wanted to find a way to get the numbers off. The cable that came with the unit has a serial port. Most laptops do not have serial ports anymore so I ordered online a coverter cable for Serial to USB.
I download a free trial of ExpertGPS at http://www.expertgps.com/download.asp. This program is awesome and will download all your number and plot them on a topo map. It will also calculate distances between Wavepoints.