Google has introduced a beta version of a new Web browser called "Chrome" that is being praised for its speed and some innovative features, and critiqued for some shortcomings. I downloaded and installed Chrome to try it out with some of the most popular online GPS utilities.
There's a lot to like about Chrome. For me, first and foremost is an impressive and noticeable speed improvement over the latest version of Internet Explorer, or even Firefox. Sites load and jump to new pages faster. Tabs open more quickly.
So how does Chrome handle common GPS apps and plug-ins? Not well, so far. First and foremost, Chrome does not yet run the free Garmin Communicator plug-in. Garmin Communicator is the program that lets various GPS units, including non-Garmin brands, exchange data between the GPS unit and the browser/PC. This means that if you use Garmin Connect or MotionBased to upload workout data, you're out of luck until Garmin Communicator support is coded into Chrome. Read more about using Chrome with GPS apps and sites.
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