trying to get gpx files onto garmin 800, what am i doing wrong?

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  • Premier Icon BigDummy
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    You have to put them in the “new files” folder on the device, not the “courses” folder.

    I forget that every single time…

    Premier Icon oliverracing
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    Are you putting the in the “Garmin/NewFiles” folder?

    EDIT: beaten to it

    IanW
    Member

    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.

    Premier Icon cp
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    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.

    Premier Icon christhetall
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    Various ways to import them (drag in basecamp, upload using BikeHike, or put into the new files directory with explorer

    However I find that it can only cope with one at a time, which is a bit of a pain. Anyone else have this problem, or know a way around it ?

    turbo1397
    Member

    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.. 😕

    Haze
    Member

    If none of the above work try saving as *.tcx files before copying into the new files folder.

    large418
    Member

    And do 1 file at a time.
    Drag into new files folder (on either device or sd card it doesn’t matter)
    Unplug garmin
    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.

    turbo1397
    Member

    Cheers for all the replies folks.. got it uploading now. 🙂

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