How To Download A Route To A Garmin Edge
If you own a Garmin Edge or similar Garmin device, you can follow routes you've planned on plotaroute.com by using the device's navigation features. Follow these instructions to download a route to your Garmin device. There are two options: automatic or manual transfer.
 
AUTOMATIC TRANSFER (PREMIUM feature)
PREMIUM members can take advantage of our Garmin Sync feature, which automaticlaly transfers selected routes to your Garmin devices via Garmin Connect. See our How-To Guide on using the Garmin Sync feature for more details.
 
MANUAL TRANSFER

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.

    DEVICERECOMMENDED FORMAT
    Garmin Edge Series 500/800/1000FIT
    Garmin Edge 25FIT
    Garmin TouringTCX
    Garmin eTrexGPX (Track)
    Garmin OregonGPX (Track)
    Garmin MontanaGPX (Track)
    Garmin GPSMAPGPX (Track)
    Garmin FenixFIT
    Garmin Forerunner 920xtFIT
 
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).

    DEVICECOPY FILE TO
    Garmin Edge Series 500/800/1000 GARMIN/NewFiles
    Garmin Edge 25GARMIN/NewFiles
    Garmin Edge 605/705GARMIN/Courses
    Garmin TouringGARMIN/NewFiles
    Garmin eTrexGARMIN/NewFiles
    Garmin OregonGARMIN/GPX
    Garmin MontanaGARMIN/GPX
    Garmin GPSMAPGARMIN/GPX
    Garmin FenixGARMIN/NewFiles
    Garmin Forerunner 920xtGARMIN/NewFiles
 
If you have a Garmin device that connects wirelessly to your computer or is not listed above...

Please use one of the following options to transfer GPS files to your device:
 
Garmin Connect

Garmin Basecamp

LoadMyTracks (Apple computers only)


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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