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    plotaroute admin   Monday 15 Feb 2016 07:41:01

    Hi Eric - yes, you can certainly download routes as TCX files from our site.  There is a link to further advice on transferring route files to Garmin Nuvi devices in another forum topic: Download to Garmin Nuvi.

    John

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    Barry Graham Thursday 24 Mar 2016 16:18:25

    How do I transfer a route from plotaroute to Garmin Connect?

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    plotaroute admin   Friday 25 Mar 2016 10:14:43

    The best way to transfer a roite to Garmin Connect is to download the route from plotaroute.com as a TCX file and then import it to your Garmin Connect account.

    John

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    Ian Lang Friday 25 Mar 2016 10:35:58

    I don't believe Garmin Connect will allow you to import routes from files, or at least I've never found a way!

    In order to get a route from this site onto my garmin watch, I have to download it to the PC, import it into the old Garmin Training Centre application, then transfer it from there using the old (again) ANT Agent ie I dont's use Garmin Express, or even have installed.

    I'd love to know of an easier way though if it exists......

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    plotaroute admin   Friday 25 Mar 2016 11:01:15

    If you click on the Activities option from the menu in Garmin Connect, you should then see an "Import"  link on the top right.  However, I don't believe that Garmin Connect offers a facility to then download this route to Garmin devices, so you need to use other means for this.

     

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    Ian Lang Friday 25 Mar 2016 12:14:51

    that's true John, but routes and activites are very different.

    there is no equivalent 'import route' button in the courses section of garmin connect.

     

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    plotaroute admin   Saturday 26 Mar 2016 10:38:42

    I think you're right Ian - Garmin Connect doesn't have a facility to import courses.  That's obviously something you'd need to take up with Garmin.

    John

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    Pierre Chartier Thursday 19 May 2016 13:45:48

    Hello

    I have a Garmin Edge 500 and it is very simple to download routes to it, even if it is not a direct download:

    From plotaroute, you download a TCX file on your PC. Then you plug your Garmin on a USB port, it appears in Explorer. You just copy the TCX file in the folder named “new files” on your Garmin.

    Then you start the Garmin Edge, it takes a while especially if the route is long as it seems the GPS converts the TCX into a course before starting.

    Then in “training / Follow course” you should see your route.

     

    I do not think there is a way to import a route into Garmin Connect. Anyway if your goal is to send the route to the Edge, I would not recommend it as there is a bug in Garmin connect (at least on Garmin Edge 500) : when you send a route from Garmin connect to the Edge it loses all altitude information and the route is flat…

     

     

    Hope it helps

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    Daniel Brewer Tuesday 07 Jun 2016 10:26:31

    Any ideas on how to get the tcx export to work with a garmin edge 25? I place the files in the new files folder, but they don't get picked up.

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    Daniel Brewer Tuesday 07 Jun 2016 10:45:53

    I have just realised it is the Garmin FIT format I need not TCX. There doesn't seem to be a FIT export, so I used GPSIES (http://www.gpsies.com/convert.do;?language=en) to convert the TCX to FIT and that seems to have worked.

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