Garmin announces GPS product support for Macs

Mac users have always had slim pickings when it comes to GPS devices and drivers.  That will soon change because the highest profile GPS device maker, Garmin, has just announced it is going to start supporting Macs across its line of GPS devices and applications. Here is the press release. Some highlights:

Beginning in spring 2006, Garmin will offer a Mac version of its popular Training Center software. Used with Garmin’s line of Forerunner and Edge series of fitness products, the Training Center software lets users plan and analyze workouts. […] Also in spring 2006, Garmin will make the upload interface Mac compatible. […] By the end of 2006, Garmin intends to have made all its popular hardware and software applications Mac OS X compatible.

[Update 2006-01-11: In the rush to report on Google news yesterday, I forgot to add the punchline to this post. Motionbased and Garmin’s other products support Google Earth, so this means that Mac users will be able to benefit from both Garmin and Google’s efforts to bring GPS to the Mac.]