Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets
Reload this Page >

Garmin Connect route sharing

Notices
Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets HRM, GPS, MP3, HID. Whether it's got an acronym or not, here's where you'll find discussions on all sorts of tools, toys and gadgets.

Garmin Connect route sharing

Old 03-03-23, 07:17 AM
  #1  
Bald Paul
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Bald Paul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 1,320
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 633 Post(s)
Liked 1,215 Times in 582 Posts
Garmin Connect route sharing

I created a route in Garmin Connect and loaded it into my 1030+. It's a public route. I copied the link to the route and emailed it to a friend, who wants to upload the route to his Edge 1030. He can open and view the route on his desktop in Connect, but there is no "Send to Device" button appearing.
Garmin help and chat have been useless (Garmin manuals just seem to take you on an endless loop of 'information' that takes you back to where you started eventually without an answer) and when chatting with a support agent all I got was a link to the same manual.
Any ideas? There has to be some way to do this.
Bald Paul is offline  
Old 03-03-23, 07:35 AM
  #2  
Barry2 
LRųP=HR
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 1,840

Bikes: Holdsworth 1979 Special, C-dale 1993 MT3000 Tandem & 1996 F700CAD3, Cervelo 2022 R5 & 2018 R3, JustGo Runt, Ridley Oval, Kickr Bike 8-)

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 717 Post(s)
Liked 941 Times in 547 Posts
Route

IIRC your buddy needs to download the route from your provided link, then upload the route into his Connect account.

Barry
Barry2 is offline  
Old 03-03-23, 08:00 AM
  #3  
Bald Paul
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Bald Paul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 1,320
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 633 Post(s)
Liked 1,215 Times in 582 Posts
Originally Posted by Barry2
IIRC your buddy needs to download the route from your provided link, then upload the route into his Connect account.

Barry
Heaven forbid Garmin would make anything easy. I'll take a drive to his house tonight and see what we can do.
Bald Paul is offline  
Old 03-03-23, 08:08 AM
  #4  
Steve B.
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South shore, L.I., NY
Posts: 6,282

Bikes: Flyxii FR322, Cannondale Topstone, Miyata City Liner, Specialized Chisel, Specialized Epic Evo

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2839 Post(s)
Liked 1,575 Times in 902 Posts
You need to export as a .tcx or .gpx. Click the gear symbol upper right of an activity, there's an export button. Then have your buddy do a new Course under Training - Activities - press the Import button in the dialog box.
Steve B. is offline  
Old 03-03-23, 10:54 AM
  #5  
njkayaker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,664
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3839 Post(s)
Liked 1,076 Times in 757 Posts
Originally Posted by Bald Paul
I created a route in Garmin Connect and loaded it into my 1030+. It's a public route. I copied the link to the route and emailed it to a friend, who wants to upload the route to his Edge 1030. He can open and view the route on his desktop in Connect, but there is no "Send to Device" button appearing.
You won't get the Send to Device button if you are not logged into Garmin Connect.

For activities, the send to device option is in the gear menu at the upper right.

This is is from somebody else's random course.


Last edited by njkayaker; 03-03-23 at 11:03 AM.
njkayaker is offline  
Old 03-03-23, 11:55 AM
  #6  
njkayaker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,664
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3839 Post(s)
Liked 1,076 Times in 757 Posts
Originally Posted by Steve B.
You need to export as a .tcx or .gpx. Click the gear symbol upper right of an activity, there's an export button. Then have your buddy do a new Course under Training - Activities - press the Import button in the dialog box.
(The option for send to device is there if you are logged in.)

There isn't a export as TCX (or I'm not seeing it).

There is a Download FIT (along with Download GPX).

FIT works as well as TCX anyway.

People should know how to copy files this way in any case.

Once you have the file, just copy it to the \Garmin\NewFiles folder on your plugged-in device.
njkayaker is offline  
Old 03-03-23, 01:31 PM
  #7  
Steve B.
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South shore, L.I., NY
Posts: 6,282

Bikes: Flyxii FR322, Cannondale Topstone, Miyata City Liner, Specialized Chisel, Specialized Epic Evo

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2839 Post(s)
Liked 1,575 Times in 902 Posts
There is. Open an activity. Look upper right, there's a gear symbol (typical for setting. Click that, an option is export. Send to Device only sends to the devices registered for the account. Not really needed. If you create a Course and save on the website, it will show up on the mobile app. You can send to your device(s) from there next time the device is powered up and can sync.

Steve B. is offline  
Old 03-03-23, 01:55 PM
  #8  
Koyote
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 7,052
Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6349 Post(s)
Liked 9,800 Times in 4,220 Posts
There is also apparently a method of wireless transfer between Garmin computers, a la Apple Airdrop... But I don't know if Bald Paul and his friend will be physically together.
Koyote is offline  
Old 03-03-23, 01:58 PM
  #9  
Steve B.
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South shore, L.I., NY
Posts: 6,282

Bikes: Flyxii FR322, Cannondale Topstone, Miyata City Liner, Specialized Chisel, Specialized Epic Evo

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2839 Post(s)
Liked 1,575 Times in 902 Posts
Originally Posted by Koyote
There is also apparently a method of wireless transfer between Garmin computers, a la Apple Airdrop... But I don't know if Bald Paul and his friend will be physically together.
I've heard of this, never tried it. I think it gets setup in the Mobile app and uses the system that allow a device to see where other linked devices are located.
Steve B. is offline  
Likes For Steve B.:
Old 03-03-23, 02:15 PM
  #10  
njkayaker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,664
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3839 Post(s)
Liked 1,076 Times in 757 Posts
Originally Posted by Steve B.
There is. Open an activity.
The "export original" is the FIT option.

I see that for my own activities but not for other people's (old?) activities.

Last edited by njkayaker; 03-03-23 at 02:22 PM.
njkayaker is offline  
Likes For njkayaker:
Old 03-03-23, 02:20 PM
  #11  
njkayaker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,664
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3839 Post(s)
Liked 1,076 Times in 757 Posts
Originally Posted by Steve B.
I've heard of this, never tried it. I think it gets setup in the Mobile app and uses the system that allow a device to see where other linked devices are located.
It works. It can be bit fussy and kind of slow. But it can be useful. It doesn't use the phone/app (it's a true device-to-device transfer).

The 1040 doesn't support it.
njkayaker is offline  
Likes For njkayaker:
Old 03-03-23, 04:00 PM
  #12  
znomit
Zoom zoom zoom zoom bonk
 
znomit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 4,570

Bikes: Giant Defy, Trek 1.7c, BMC GF02, Fuji Tahoe, Scott Sub 35

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 530 Post(s)
Liked 698 Times in 348 Posts
Originally Posted by njkayaker
It works. It can be bit fussy and kind of slow. But it can be useful. It doesn't use the phone/app (it's a true device-to-device transfer).

The 1040 doesn't support it.
It’s a really handy feature. Have used it a few times for unprepared Brevet riders.
I wonder why they dropped it?

Last edited by znomit; 03-03-23 at 05:27 PM.
znomit is offline  
Old 03-03-23, 05:37 PM
  #13  
njkayaker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,664
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3839 Post(s)
Liked 1,076 Times in 757 Posts
Originally Posted by znomit
Itís a really handy feature. Have used it a few times for unprepared Brevet riders.
You'd think such riders would know better!

Originally Posted by znomit
I wonder why they dropped it?
Maybe, because it wasn't that reliable/easy-to-use. Maybe, because they needed room for other features.
njkayaker is offline  
Old 03-03-23, 08:08 PM
  #14  
Bald Paul
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Bald Paul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 1,320
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 633 Post(s)
Liked 1,215 Times in 582 Posts
Ah, the plot thickens.
The reason he doesn't get a "Send to Device" button is because the computer doesn't recognize the Edge at all. He's tried on a couple of different computers, using different USB cables and ports. I told him to try to reset the Edge (hold the power button in for 10 or more seconds to reboot it) and try again.
Bald Paul is offline  
Old 03-03-23, 08:42 PM
  #15  
Steve B.
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South shore, L.I., NY
Posts: 6,282

Bikes: Flyxii FR322, Cannondale Topstone, Miyata City Liner, Specialized Chisel, Specialized Epic Evo

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2839 Post(s)
Liked 1,575 Times in 902 Posts
Originally Posted by Bald Paul
Ah, the plot thickens.
The reason he doesn't get a "Send to Device" button is because the computer doesn't recognize the Edge at all. He's tried on a couple of different computers, using different USB cables and ports. I told him to try to reset the Edge (hold the power button in for 10 or more seconds to reboot it) and try again.
He might not have the correct USB cable. Garmins REQUIRE a cable that is either one that came supplied with the device or has been tested to pass data, Mine are labeled. The newer 1040 uses USB-C and seemingly works with anybodies A to C cable.
Steve B. is offline  
Old 03-03-23, 09:43 PM
  #16  
njkayaker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,664
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3839 Post(s)
Liked 1,076 Times in 757 Posts
Originally Posted by Bald Paul
Ah, the plot thickens.
The reason he doesn't get a "Send to Device" button is because the computer doesn't recognize the Edge at all. He's tried on a couple of different computers, using different USB cables and ports. I told him to try to reset the Edge (hold the power button in for 10 or more seconds to reboot it) and try again.
There are two types of USB cables:
  1. Power only.
  2. Data and power.
You need to use the second type.

(Iím repeating what Steve B said. Just a bit more simply.)

Iíve never really seen an issue with different Garmins/ports/computers outside of not using the right cable (except in really rare cases).
njkayaker is offline  
Old 03-04-23, 07:36 AM
  #17  
Bald Paul
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Bald Paul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Upstate SC
Posts: 1,320
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 633 Post(s)
Liked 1,215 Times in 582 Posts
Well, don't ask me how or why, but the reset procedure seemed to work. He used the same USB cable (which was a genuine Garmin) and the computer 'saw' the Edge right away. He was able to load the route.
Thanks for all the helpful suggestions.
Bald Paul is offline  
Likes For Bald Paul:
Old 03-04-23, 08:33 AM
  #18  
biker128pedal
Senior Member
 
biker128pedal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Eastern VA
Posts: 1,561

Bikes: 2021 Domane SL6, Black Beta (Nashbar frame), 2004 Trek 1000C being made an all arounder.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 228 Post(s)
Liked 343 Times in 214 Posts
I like to use Garmin BaseCamp to manage my routes on my GPS devices. Then I donít have to rely on the Connect on the web. The Connect is helpful but I find more cumbersome managing data. I can crave and drop routes and tracks to and from the devices. Use the USB cable.

I also use a Garmin Montana 610 for hiking, motorcycle and car. Itís not Connect compatible. One other advantage is finding and making gravel tracks / routes on the motorcycle is easier to modify and use in the Edge. The. Itís what you know.
biker128pedal is offline  
Old 03-04-23, 11:12 AM
  #19  
njkayaker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 13,664
Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3839 Post(s)
Liked 1,076 Times in 757 Posts
Originally Posted by biker128pedal
I like to use Garmin BaseCamp to manage my routes on my GPS devices. Then I don’t have to rely on the Connect on the web. The Connect is helpful but I find more cumbersome managing data. I can crave and drop routes and tracks to and from the devices. Use the USB cable.

I also use a Garmin Montana 610 for hiking, motorcycle and car. It’s not Connect compatible. One other advantage is finding and making gravel tracks / routes on the motorcycle is easier to modify and use in the Edge. The. It’s what you know.
I like BaseCamp but there are much easier tools to use to create routes.

And if the course you want to use is on Connect, using BaseCamp adds unnecessary complication (it certainly doesn't avoid using Connect).

In any case, the OP's problem had nothing at all with Connect and the problem he had would have prevented using BaseCamp too.

Last edited by njkayaker; 03-04-23 at 11:15 AM.
njkayaker is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.