- GPX onto a Garmin 520, teach me please.
Also, take a look at DC Raimaker’s guide to getting new base maps onto the device
Definitely do the above if you want to actually get any use out of it for navigating, base map is pretty useless. It’s easy to swap areas around as well so while you are doing it get a map for the areas you do most of your riding in as well as where you’re goingPosted 9 months agoGolfChickMember
You’ll want to reduce that in size then Im afraid, the 520 doesn’t offer a micro sd slot so you’re limited in memory size available.
‘While doing so, keep an eye on the side bar, it will give an estimation of the map size, which you want to keep under 90Mb. You can fit more (about 100Mb), but you need to keep some space for your session, strava and other files. If you keep it to 90Mb you have a large safety margin as the Garmin and Strava files are pretty tiny.’Posted 9 months agosteve_b77Member
Use a .tcx file for the route and stick it straight in “New Files” folder, they’re smaller than GPX but just as good.
Also trim the maps to absolute minimum from the DC rainmaker post.
Then give it 6 months / a couple of firmware updates, chuck it in a drawer and buy a Wahoo.Posted 9 months agosarawakMember
If you are wanting to do navigation then why not get an eTrex? That will take a massive microSD card, big enough for all your maps and routes. Proper turn by turn directions, and will create a track to upload to Strava. And it leaves your 520 free for the more usual things that you want it to do.Posted 9 months ago
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