Tyre

Tyre 7.0

Plan GPS routes on your PC and copy them to the supported navigation devices
4.5  (14 votes)
7.0.0.15 (See all)
Route planning software to create GPS routes for your TomTom or Garmin navigation devices on your computer. The tool integrates Google Earth and Google Maps with your GPS device to search, create and share routes with others. Includes over a 1000 ready-made routes.

Tyre can help you plan travelling routes. It combines the advantages of such a comprehensive map database as Google Earth with those of global positioning. Thus, it can communicate with GPS devices as TomTom and Garmin to provide your actual position on a map. The resulting routes can be saved to any of the two mentioned gadgets.

The application has a straightforward interface in which the central element is a map. This way, you can easily find a given address. Then, it is easy to place waypoints on the map to conform the desired route. What is more, it can connect to online hotel-booking databases and help you make your reservation while you create your route. Similarly, you can use it to calculate the most efficient route connecting various locations or, otherwise, if you are interested in making your trip enjoyable, you can let the program choose those routes that are most attractive from the touristic point of view. Depending on the edition, Tyre can also give you advice on the location of gas stations or motorcycle-friendly hotels along your way.

Tyre can export the results of your work to TomTom, Garmin, Google Earth, OziExplorer and Navigon files. What is more, if your smartphone is running TomTom app, you can also follow the generated routes on it. Additionally, it can also connect directly to those devices and send them all the required data. Unfortunately, unlike Google Earth, Tyre cannot store an offline map database; therefore, it is indispensable to have an available Internet connection for the program to work properly.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • It integrates Google Earth with TomTom and Garmin
  • It allows exporting in various formats
  • It can transfer data directly to external devices
  • It includes various search functions
  • It is easy to use

Cons

  • It cannot create an offline database
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