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Old 05-28-18, 11:03 AM
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Garmin 25

New Garmin 25. Completed all instructions. Did one ride and upon completion Garmin asked me if I wanted to Save or Delete. I chose Save and on my Garmin but only saves the data such as miles ridden, how fast etc. Connect Garmin to computer and the fit file uploads to Connect and I can see the map etc. in Connect. However, cannot ever see the map of the ride on Garmin in case I want to ride it again. Instructions just says to download files to Garmin. My Garmin gives me a choice of "Follow Course" then it tells me I need to download course. I have not even attempted yet to download ride created by me using other bike sites. I can see the fit files under activity when I look at the folders and fit files when using File Explorer. I have copied the file to other folders but still nothing.
Question: How to download rides to Garmin, rides I have ridden before or created in another site. I can only upload from Garmin, not download to Garmin.
Guess i should have purchased the Wahoo Element like the bike shop person said was much better. Thought I would like simplicity of Garmin. Not so. Any way, need to get over buyer's remorse and accept what it is. At least if gives me my ride information. Thank you,
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We are talking about a Garmin Edge 25? There is a Garmin Forerunner 25 too.
However, cannot ever see the map of the ride on Garmin in case I want to ride it again
You Edge 25 doesn't have maps if you are talking about map in the sense of seeing other roads, trails and such . I think it can display a course which is simply the track of the activity you recorded. Typically with Garmin Edges and other Garmin sporting devices you have to convert your activity to a course in order to use it as a course. Some devices can convert it on the unit itself, others might need you to use software or a website such as GarminConnect to do that. Then you have to send it back to your device, via a send, transfer, export, sync or whatever is the process that software or website uses.
I can see the fit files under activity when I look at the folders and fit files when using File Explorer. I have copied the file to other folders but still nothing.
Don't be willy-nilly moving or copying files around on your device till you learn more in-depth what they are and do. Might be why some have a really screwed up Garmin that does things that neither Garmin can find an answer for or long time Garmin users that never have those issues.

.fit files can have many different types of things in them. They might be an activity, a course, a workout plan, etc. So putting an activity into a course folder on your garmin does nothing that it can recognize.
Question: How to download rides to Garmin, rides I have ridden before or created in another site.
download rides to Garmin = put courses on your Garmin Edge 25?

Generally if you are using a website then look for an export function. Export the file as a .tcx or .gpx to the /NEWFILE or /NEWFILES folder on your Garmin 25 if it has one. I don't know for certain, I don't have one but most edges have this folder that I'm aware of. There are other ways too, someone else will have to tell you about them.

If you don't have this, then realize the Garmin Edge 25 is one of their less featured product for users wanting a low cost basic device. So you might be stuck with what you can put on it from GarminConnect. Though you could jump through some extra hoops and export from the other websites to your computer then import them to GarminConnect then send or sync to your device. Courses is what I'm talking about, though you can do similar with many other things.

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Thank you for all the comments. Yes, Edge 25. I will go back to the shop where I purchased it and maybe they can help. I doubt it because they do not know all things about all products. Kind of funny the online manual only says "download to your Garmin" but never says how to do that. Live and learn. I will review comments and links and see what I can do. Oh, yes, I do not expect a map but thought I could have the small black lines of route like in the pictures of product. Thanks again.
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I will go back to the shop where I purchased it and maybe they can help. I doubt it because they do not know all things about all products.
You'd get your problem in front of more edge 25 users if you'd post it over at Garmin's user forum. Most all their sporting and fitness products are addressed there. It's user help, so don't think they all know what they are talking about, many just come to gripe.
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Question: How to download rides to Garmin, rides I have ridden before or created in another site.
Creating routes in another site and directly uploading them to the Garmin 25 is not supported. You have to create the route in Garmin Connect.

There may be workarounds like copying files but the Garmin Edge 20/25 use a format which sites such as Ride with GPS do not support for direct upload to the device.

Ride with GPS specifically lists the Edge 20/25 as incompatible. https://ridewithgps.com/help/compatible-devices
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Creating routes in another site and directly uploading them to the Garmin 25 is not supported. You have to create the route in Garmin Connect.

There may be workarounds like copying files but the Garmin Edge 20/25 use a format which sites such as Ride with GPS do not support for direct upload to the device.

Ride with GPS specifically lists the Edge 20/25 as incompatible. https://ridewithgps.com/help/compatible-devices
That's what I was thinking from the beginning but wasn't sure. My main experience is with the edge 500 as far as cycling gps/cyclometers go and an edge 820 that my son has.

On my edge 500 and many other edges, the log file of an actual ride, known in Garmin jargon as an "activity" can be converted by the device itself to a course. But you have go into the menus and tell the device to do that. I do not think the edge 25 will do this either. It seems like that would be one of the many so called features that you lose by going to a budget version.

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