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How do I download a mapped route to my Garmin 800?

Old 04-18-13, 05:45 PM
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How do I download a mapped route to my Garmin 800?

I've owned my Garmin for a couple of years now, but I've never before needed to crack this problem, because all the centuries I'e ridden have been organized, mapped, and route slipped. This Saturday, with little advance notice, I'm doing one that isn't organized, and need to navigate for myself. There's an excellent map of the route. How do I go about transferring this map to my Garmin so I can use its turn-by-turn directions feature? FYI, my computer is a Mac.

I suspect that this is a no-brainer for many of you, but I'm stuck. Thanks in advance.
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This is about the easiest way I have found to create a course on a Garmin 800:

1. Create the route in Google Maps.

2. Use GoogleMap Cuesheet to Generate Garmin Output.

3. Transfer the Garmin Output from step 2 to your attached Garmin by following the instructions on GoogleMap Cuesheet:



4. Eject the Garmin disk volume from your Mac, detach the Garmin and restart. The course will show up with the name you gave it in step 3 above.
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I am a big fan of Ride with GPS and use it a lot to generate route maps and to download them to my Garmin Edge 800 (now 810). They provide pretty easy to follow guidance on the downloading.

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If a map has already been created, all you have to do is drag it from your computer to the Garmin's GPX folder. If it's in the GPX folder, then it will automatically be found under the "saved rides" function when you power on the Garmin. Once you find saved rides, select that ride and it will load the course, and if they've been put in there, turn by turn directions. It's really easy and you can even put your Garmin on the screen that shows all the turn-by-turn directions rather than the screen showing speed, etc. However, if you're on the main screen showing speed, heart rate, etc., the Garmin will warn you of upcoming turns and will flash that info on the screen.

But if you have a file already, there's absolutely no need to mess with another Web site. You have all you need.
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thanks so much for the excellent advice, everyone.
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Hi

I used this last year and it was excellent. I've now forgotten how to do it! I set my route in google maps, open cuesheet and I'm just getting the unable to parse message. Please would you remind me how to do it?

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Do the route on Garmin Connect and just use the plug-in on Garmin Connect to transfer it. I find this the best way, as the maps are exactly the same meaning you do not get "off route" false alarms while riding.

Otherwise you can do GPX, or other files in any other program and just drop them into the "new" folder on your Garmin. This is great if for instance you want to copy a Strava, or Map My Ride route someone else has ridden.
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