Hi Mike - have a look at our guide to downloading routes to Garmin devices - this contains detailed instructions. As a Premium member you can also use our Garmin Sync feature, to automatically transfer selected routes.
I have a brand new edge 830 and i cannot see how i import aplotaroute into garmin Connect and then to my device- so far unimpressed with the whole situation as wasted 2 hours trying to figure it out ! any help for someone who is not that technically minded ( at least not these days when the abacus was around maybe!)
Have uploaded a number of routes to a word 10 document but they differ in terms of clarity despite all looking the same when first uploaded to a desktop folder.
Any suggestions on how to resolve much appreciated
Like the ease of use on setting up routes and the mapping so going to use this for sure. Thanks you
Do you have a list of all sat navs that the routes can be downloaded to?
John, I will try that. Thx.
Hi Allan - there are instructions for where to copy the file to at the start of this topic. I would recommend downloading as a TCX file rather than GPX for the Edge 820.
Don't know why I just can't get it to work. I have a Edge820. So I follow your instruction to download the GPX file. I connect my Edge to my PC but I do not know where to copy the file to. In the end, I don't know where I copied to but it became my activities as though I have already riden it.
Yes, the TCX file has them, so I guess it is something to do with the way the Garmin is reading them. I actually also tried with GPX files, and found that a GPX track (not route) does produce an elevation profile on the Garmin. I'm not really sure what the other costs/benefits of using a GPX v's TCX are, but I guess I will proceed with GPX files.
Hi Rowan - the elevation data should be in the TCX file so I don't know why it's not showing on your Garmin device. If you open the TCX file in a text editor you should see lines like the following one with the elevation data:
Does the file you have contain these?
I just downloaded a route as a .tcx and then copied it onto my Garmin Edge 810. I tried it once without setting the speed and once setting the speed and allowing for ascent/descent in speed calculations. It went smoothly and easily and now the routes are listed as courses on the device. Without having ridden it yet it seems to have got the calculations right, but the elevation hasn't come over to the garmin in either case. Is it possible to send through elevations for a route?
Similarly to the comments below, what i do with my Edge 810 is as follows:
1. Connect garmin to PC via USB
2. Open selected plotaroute map and download as GPX track
3. Download directly to "new files" directory on the garmin
4. On boot up of the garmin, the file will be moved to "courses" and will appear as a course on the unit
5. For the Edge 810, the route is overlayed to the garmin map. The unit generates its own turn prompts
Thanks John, that's what I'll do, sounds like a good allrounder
I think your best bet is to use a Garmin Edge. You can plot a route on here and transfer it to the Garmin device by downloading it as a TCX file and copying it to the device (as per the instructions at the start of this topic). You route will then appear on the list of courses on the device and you can select "Do Course" to get navigation instructions and alerts for the route. The device will also let you record the route you actually took if you press the Start button. Maybe try to borrow one and try it out? There are several different models depending on your budget but it's easier to follow routes on the ones with larger screens.
I'm new to this so please can someone answer this in non-technical language to start me off? I think from the posts I can do this with plotaroute - please confirm. I want to create a cycling route between two linear points with this app, and then download it to a bike satnav - probably Garmin from what I've heard - would welcome recommendations. Once out on the bike and on the satnav I want to be able to follow the route on the screen, with directions at each point where there is a change in the route, and an audible warning each time. After the ride I want to upload what I've done, ultimatley for a blog. I'm doing LEJOG next year and will practise with shorter routes and plotaroute seems ideal as long as it will do all those things.
Thanks in anticipation
South Shore ride to Millennium Park and bike to South Bend Airport.
Use JavawaRTWtool to convert .tcx courses into .fit
Some more info:
Just for future reference I found that not all routes worked using the conversion with GPSIES. SO this is the process I used:
1) Export as gpx file
2) Import this as a ride into the garmin connect website
3) convert the ride into a course
4) delete the ride
5) moved the course to the Garmin edge 25
A bit convoluted, but it does the trick. It would be nice if the garmin connect site allowed the importing of gpx files as courses but hey ho.
Glad you got it sorted. Yes, we don't have an option to download routes in the FIT file format yet, but it is on our Feature Request list, so I'm hoping it is something that can be added at some point.
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