Strava, Garmin and an Micro SD card

by OsPeregringo   April 29, 2014  

Hi All,

just wanted to check i'm not missing something.
I just purchased a Garmin Edge Touring unit and everything was fine when the rides were recorded onto the device, however now I record my rides onto the Micro SD card but Strava doesn't recognise them.

Is this normal, or can I get Strava to look in the other drive for the files?
My short term fix would be dragging new rides into the head unit and then uploading but a bit of a faff really.

Any help would be greatly appreciated


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You can get strava to find it through the file upload option then selecting your: sd card > Garmin >activities>

So that would save you one step, but the best thing to do is leave them saving onto the Garmin. My edge 800 has 110 MB capacity, so more than enough space to save rides straight to it, as long as you do a bit of housekeeping from time to time. Saves you 30 seconds every strava upload = more time checking segments!

hope this helps

posted by tommygarland [17 posts]
29th April 2014 - 10:19


Thanks Tommygarland, think i'll stick the files back onto the Garmin. what is the point of the SD card then - just for maps?

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posted by OsPeregringo [54 posts]
29th April 2014 - 11:20


maps and courses ..... or that's what I use my card for anyway Smile

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [926 posts]
29th April 2014 - 11:26


My rides are recorded to the device but at the end of every month I transfer them to a folder on my HDD, makes the upload to Strava, Garmin Connect et al much quicker.

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posted by Redvee [175 posts]
30th April 2014 - 15:14