Hi folks. i im trying to put gpx files onto my 800 to no avail. just dont know where im going wrong. Im downloading them onto a folder on my computer then plugging in my garmin, a window appears asking if i want a want to do and i click open files on device.. ive tried dragging them into a folder on the device. they seem to transfer over, but when i look on the device theres nothing there..
trying to get gpx files onto garmin 800, what am i doing wrong?
You have to put them in the "new files" folder on the device, not the "courses" folder.
I forget that every single time...
Are you putting the in the "Garmin/NewFiles" folder?
EDIT: beaten to it
Through Garmin connect- connect 800- upload files- manual upload- select gpx, it will save it as an activity. Open the activity- save as course and usually rename- send to device- select 800- done.
Sounds complicate but it will take seconds the second time.
as above if you're doing it through windows explorer - they need to go in /garmin/new files.
After you remove the 800 from the computer then you need to power off and on.
If none of the above work try saving as *.tcx files before copying into the new files folder.
And do 1 file at a time.
Drag into new files folder (on either device or sd card it doesn't matter)
Power off then on
Check course is present on garmin
Repeat for 2nd GPx
I have had some GPx files not recognised by my device, but this appears random
I also save the files to the sd card as I have had the garmin lock up, for which the only solution is a hard reset that wipes everything on its internal memory.
Cheers for all the replies folks.. got it uploading now.
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