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How To Download A Route To A Garmin Edge

How to download a route to a Garmin GPS device

If you own a Garmin Edge or similar Garmin device, you can follow route you've planned on plotaroute.com, using the device's navigation features. Follow these instructions to download a route to your Garmin device.


STEP 1 - DOWNLOAD THE ROUTE TO A FILE

  1. View the route you want to download on plotaroute.com (you can find all your own routes by selecting My Routes from the menus).

  2. From the View Route page, select Download from the Menu above the map.

  3. Choose the recommended GPS format for your device (see table below), click the DOWNLOAD button and save the file on your computer.

    DEVICE RECOMMENDED FORMAT
    Garmin Edge Series 500/800/1000 FIT
    Garmin Edge 25 FIT
    Garmin Touring TCX
    Garmin eTrex GPX (Track)
    Garmin Oregon GPX (Track)
    Garmin Montana GPX (Track)
    Garmin GPSMAP GPX (Track)
    Garmin Fenix FIT
    Garmin Forerunner 920xt FIT

 

STEP 2 - TRANSFER THE FILE TO YOUR GARMIN DEVICE

If you have a Garmin device that connects to your computer via a USB port...

  1. Plug the GPS device ino the USB port on your computer and open a file explorer (Windows Explorer or Mac Finder) to see the files on it.

  2. Copy the downloaded route file to the target folder on the device (see table below).

    DEVICE COPY FILE TO
    Garmin Edge Series 500/800/1000  GARMIN/NewFiles
    Garmin Edge 25 GARMIN/NewFiles
    Garmin Edge 605/705 GARMIN/Courses
    Garmin Touring GARMIN/NewFiles
    Garmin eTrex GARMIN/NewFiles
    Garmin Oregon GARMIN/GPX
    Garmin Montana GARMIN/GPX
    Garmin GPSMAP GARMIN/GPX
    Garmin Fenix GARMIN/NewFiles
    Garmin Forerunner 920xt GARMIN/NewFiles

 

If you have a Garmin device that connects wirelessly to your computer or is not listed above...


Please use Garmin Connect or Garmin Basecamp to transfer GPS files to your device:

 

Garmin Connect

  • Download the route from plotaroute.com as a TCX file

  • Import the TCX file to Garmin Connect - select Training, Courses, Import then Save New Course

  • Once saved on Garmin Connect, select Send to Device


Garmin Basecamp

  • Download the route from plotaroute.com as a TCX file

  • Import the downloaded file into Garmin Basecamp (File -> Import -> Courses)

  • Download the Course onto your Garmin device (Send to Device -> select the required course)


STEP 3 - NAVIGATE THE ROUTE

  1. In your Garmin device settings, ensure that Turn Guidance is enabled (where supported) for turn warnings and Route Recalculation is turned off.

  2. From the menu on your device, select either ""Where To?" or "Courses".

  3. Select the route you downloaded and then select "Do Course".

 

 

 


 

 

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