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Garmin BaseCamp for Mac

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  • Version:
    4.6.3
  • Total Downloads:
    5,714
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 12, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    91.88MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    39
  • Platform:
    Mac
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1 stars

"Not fit for purpose"

March 22, 2016

2016-03-22 08:19:40

 |  Version: Garmin BaseCamp 4.6.1

Pros

Can organise, store and view routes, tracks and waypoints - when your GPS is NOT connected.

Cons

Crashes every time I try to load a route to or download a track from my Garmin Garmap 64s. It used to be OK, but went wrong a couple of upgrades ago.
I can only access my topo maps for UK and South Africa when my GPS is connected to BaseCamp, and when I connect the GPS BaseCamp crashes. Catch 22. I have bought the topo maps so why can't I copy them to my Mac and access them from within BaseCamp? i.e. Like the far superior Memory Map (that sadly is only available for Windows).
Routes I have created on BaseCamp do not work when transferred to my GPS. The waypoints and route appear on my GPS but it will not navigate. Again, this used to work until a couple of updates ago.

Summary

It fails to fulfil its basic purpose of being able to transfer useable data between GPS and computer. It really let's down the excellent Garmin GPS units.
Mapping software in general seems to be a huge con. Map files only work with specific applications or makes of GPS. I have spent a lot of money on digital maps for different systems. MemoryMap is great, but they need to make a Mac version.

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1 stars

"Seriously?"

March 06, 2016  |  By Gerard Weatherby

2016-03-06 11:59:36  |  By Gerard Weatherby

 |  Version: Garmin BaseCamp 4.6.1

Pros

nooooooone

Cons

Stupid; asked for 123 Some street, West Nearby Town, insisted on going to 123 Some Street in Nearby Town ... actual GPS (nuvi 2597) figured it out instantly.

Summary

Your life is too short to waste your time on this.

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1 stars

"GARMIN BASECAMP IS POSSIBLY THE WORST PRODUCT EVER MADE"

January 17, 2015  |  By rk@askrk.com

2015-01-17 03:13:48  |  By rk@askrk.com

 |  Version: Garmin BaseCamp 4.4.6

Pros

There are other products out there, and you WILL dump this one

Cons

ease of use, poor support, can't find addresses, takes forever to enter addresses

Summary

This guaranteed to NOT FIND an address, be difficult to use, take more time to plot than to drive there, and tech support admits this is a really poor program, that you should manually input your addresses into the Nuvi and take your chances. Garmin could care less about the fact this is a genuine cluster-crap of a product. When asked, they said that if I did not like the product, I should buy something else.
What I want...type addresses in routes, have the device find the addresses, create an efficient route, allow me to alter the route for appointments, and send it to the device. 10 addresses will take you at least an hour, and it is NOT likely to find three of the addresses, even if you can see them in Google.

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1 stars

"worse than the other reviewers say"

November 27, 2014  |  By josh2014abcd

2014-11-27 13:14:09  |  By josh2014abcd

 |  Version: Garmin BaseCamp 4.4.3

Pros

none at all

Cons

slow, broken, poorly designed. 1980s style UI philosophy.

Summary

cr@p

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1 stars

"A Sad Case of Bad Software..."

December 31, 2013  |  By kidcad

2013-12-31 20:07:10  |  By kidcad

 |  Version: Garmin BaseCamp 4.2.4

Pros

I can download the recorded tracks form my Garmin Fenix, and then get them onto Google Earth for viewing, but that's about the only useful useable feature so far.

Cons

Crashes on startup. Completely useless home map screen with no discernable location features.
Wasted enough time already, and won't bother persevering. Garmin seem to have missed an amazing opportunity here - computer interfaces for mobile devices seem to be an essential part of viable business in the 21c, so maybe Garmin may not be around - the Nokia of navigation?

Summary

Don't waste your time like I have.

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1 stars

"Not even worth a try - Shame on Garmin"

July 04, 2013  |  By andrasheczey

2013-07-04 12:38:01  |  By andrasheczey

 |  Version: Garmin BaseCamp 4.1.2

Pros

You can transfer your routes made by other softwares to your Garmin device

Cons

It is only built to create very simple point-to-point routes. If you need to create a more complex loop for example to bike 70 miles with 50 turns in it, the software is extremely difficult to use. And it is full of bugs: i.e.: if you need to stop drawing your Route, it is pretty much impossible to simply go back and continue. Editing already finished routes is not possible any simple way (sure you can add a waypoint as they show in their tutorial video, but again, if you have a route with hundreds of waypoints, you won't even know where to insert it). Many more problems simply too many to count.

Summary

Don't waste your time with this software, there are plenty of other very functional free softwares/websites that can do the job.

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1 stars

"Waste of Time, really!!! Don not even read this review!"

June 03, 2013  |  By PazAmericano

2013-06-03 12:52:05  |  By PazAmericano

 |  Version: Garmin BaseCamp 4.1.2

Pros

Non! It just does not work!
It crashes when I try to export a track to my Garmin device... every time!
And that what works is useless!

Cons

This software is so bad, it should not be on the market to bother people and waste their time!!!

I work with this program like twi times a year, since years... and each time I update everything because my last experience was so bad, I fist Update, maybe some things work now!
Just to be frustrated after wasting 30min again on this program...
And then I think of contacting the support... what I do not do, because this will result in more frustration... the Garmin Support belongs to the worst on earth!

Summary

Just leave all Garmin software be... the only thing that really works well is the Garmin ANT Agent...
It connects to your Garmin, can work fine with Trainer-road and the Ant-Stick and Updates your Garmin Hardware.
For everything else, there are much better things around.

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1 stars

"Really disappointing"

May 20, 2013  |  By Rick_Marin

2013-05-20 05:27:53  |  By Rick_Marin

 |  Version: Garmin BaseCamp 4.1.2

Pros

Can't think of any - free?

Cons

Well, the whole point of having a Garmin GPS is to navigate. Navigation requires maps. My device (Etrex 20) has a basemap, which is quite good. When I try to plan a route on BaseCamp all I can get is a very low detail basemap, with almost no features and no terrain detail. How can I use this?

Summary

No use at all unless you buy additional maps. I've wasted hours on this, and in the end decided to leave my Garmin at home and take a paper map for my next hike.

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1 stars

"It's a poor deal even with the free pricing"

April 25, 2013  |  By whodunitinc

2013-04-25 11:43:05  |  By whodunitinc

 |  Version: Garmin BaseCamp 4.1.2

Pros

Difficult to say anything here but at least I didn't have to buy it!

Cons

Impossibly frustrating trying to use it. I have very often a need to input multiple waypoints before heading out on a trip. The search feature is terrible in that it can't be told to look in a specific geographic region or city. It's just a total mess and should be an embarrassment to Garmin. It's far faster to input my waypoints on the GPS unit, which is just stupid!

Summary

Terrible at any price, even free!

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1 stars

"F#$%ing horrible software."

April 15, 2013  |  By BaconStripsxx

2013-04-15 23:19:40  |  By BaconStripsxx

 |  Version: Garmin BaseCamp 4.1.2

Pros

its free. Apart from that its basically useless to me. oh wait - the adventures is a cool feature. The rest of it sucks so badly I got online just to write a negative review about it after being unable to see any usable amount of details in it after 3 hours of messing around.

Cons

clearly just designed as a mechanism to sell their maps, cause its bloody useless by itself.

Summary

Piece of ****. Seriously.
There are so many free detailed datasources online Garmin should link to some of them to give you basic route planning capabilities. The software is clearly designed to be so painful as to force people to buy mas to make any planning aspect of it actually useful.
Get your act together guys. The hardware is great, priced reasonably. Even the software installed on the hardware is alright. What happened with the team that made this? Fire the Product Manager - or get one if you dont have one!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.6.3
  • Fixed crash when zooming into raster maps.
  • Fixed crash when loading a track with sporadic elevation data.
General
Publisher GARMIN Corporation
Publisher web site http://www.garmin.com/
Release Date April 12, 2016
Date Added April 12, 2016
Version 4.6.3
Category
Category Entertainment Software
Subcategory Lifestyle Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 91.88MB
File Name BaseCampforMac_463.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,714
Downloads Last Week 39
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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