If you wish to Track your route in RouteBuddy, you will need to be connected to a suitable GPS receiver either via USB or Bluetooth. RouteBuddy is compatible with many Garmin, Tom Tom and USGlobalSat receivers, plus many others that communicate over the NMEA protocol standard.
When you connect your device to your computer RouteBuddy will attempt to interact with the device and the device will appear in the Source List. Click on the device in the Source List and the Content panel will show detail about the status of the device. If RouteBuddy does not recognise the device in name but is able to communicate with it , report the device and it will be recognised by name the next time you connect.
Set up Place file for your new track
We suggest you set up a new place file for each track you want to save before you start recording a track.
Keep Device Visible
To keep the device visible when you are on the move with RouteBuddy - from the menu bar select Tools > Keep Visible.
Click on the device name in the Source List and click on Start tracking. Retunr to your place file to display the map and your track will be shown as you move. This will work with both Road and Topo maps.
When you have finished recording your track click on Stop Tracking in the device information panel.