General Cycling Discussion - Downloading routes from pc to gps?
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04-28-10, 12:18 PM
How do you download a route plotted with google maps to any gps? In other words, just how do "you" do it and with what gps device? I will be purchasing a new gps for my car but really just trying to learn at this point. I have an old generic brand gps and need a backup for it. Is there a way to download a bike route to it from google or anyother site?
Anyone doing it with their gps?
04-28-10, 03:59 PM
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I have a Garmin Edge 605.
Depending on the site/source of the map:
* If I have a KMZ File (Google Maps) -- I use http://www.gpsies.com/ and use it to convert it to a Garmin CRS file,
* If I'm using Map My Ride -- "Tools" - Save To Garmin CRS,
Once I have the CRS File, I'll load it into the Garmin Training Center Software and then send it to my device.
I haven't figured out how to load a turn-by-turn onto it though which would be handy. Some times looking at the map, I'm not 100% clear if I should be going straight/veer right/etc, and having that kind of prompt would be handy.
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