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    Kerry Neighbour Wednesday 13 Nov 2019 22:31:50

    I have checked a number of routes generated by Plotaroute (using that FitCSVTool.jar utility) and some do not have TBT notifications. Which is why the 6x never showed them. So it looks like the 6x is doing what it should.

    The issue seems to be why some routes are not generated without TBT from PlotaRoute. The routes I am having troubles with (and have hiked) were generated some weeks ago, before the current plotaroute version. ie before the new warning points, etc.

    I selected 1 route that I actually hiked last weekend. No TBT shown. Using that Fit File Repair tool (thanks for that link), it shows 3 TBT right at the very start. 2 had exactly the same Lat/Lon and the last one was 0.05km out. I would have missed those as I was starting off. I then loaded this same route into the course editor in plotaroute and just tweaked one point, causing the route to be regenerated. Then exported that as a FIT. There are now 29 course points and it all looks correct.

    So whatever was causing the TBT to not be generated, it seems to have been fixed in plotaroute. I think I need to check the "Directions" option in plotaroute before saving or exporting. That way I can see if all is correct.

    So all looks good. Thanks for your help.

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    Peter Höglund   Wednesday 13 Nov 2019 19:54:59

    Kerry, I also answered you in the Garmin forum https://forums.garmin.com/outdoor-recreation/outdoor-recreation/f/fenix-6-series/206574/no-turn-by-turn-notifications-when-hiking-walking-activity/970516#970516, but can you share some links to routes here at plotaroute and I can give them a try in Fit file repair tool and share the result.

    I also have a 6x and it's handling my plotaroute fit files without problems.

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    plotaroute admin   Wednesday 13 Nov 2019 09:51:31

    Hi Kerry - Sorry, I don't know the answer to that one. We're not aware of any issues with coursepoints in FIT files downloaded from plotaroute, so it could be a problem with the Fenix. A good tool to use to inspect the contents of FIT files is the Fit File Repair Tool

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    Kerry Neighbour Tuesday 12 Nov 2019 22:14:45

    Just tried exporting as TCX file, and that seems to work. In GPXSee I can now see the TBT notifications. Is there a problem with the FIT export, perhaps?

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    Kerry Neighbour Tuesday 12 Nov 2019 22:09:27

    I have a Garmin Fenix 6x and am having troubles getting Turn by Turn (TBT) notifications. One route worked out of 4 or 5 attempted. Not sure why just that one. I simply export as FIT and copy it into the special folder on the Garmin device.

    I would dearly love to use a FIT file viewer and see what is in the files generated here. I have tried GPXSee but that does not show any TBT notifications. Is there another viewer that you can recommend?

    One thing I noticed is that you export a route as a track. ie you insert dates and times for some reason. This is from a route that I have just plotted in the Route Planner. There should be no dates or times. It does not really matter, but it seems it is confusing some software. When I import the FIT file into Basecamp or GPXSee it thinks it is a track. Perhaps that is why TBT notifications are not used?

    There is a Cue list in the route, so your Route Planner is doing that bit ok.

    It could certainly be me and/or the Garmin device, but if you have any suggestions?

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