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