Edge 500 - gpx - BikeRouteToaster

by 8701dg   March 27, 2013  


Does anybody know how I can export a gpx file (note not a tcx file - I just want the gpx file which shows the route without any turn by turn or virtual partner nonsense) to my edge 500.

I have tried bike route toasters automatic garmin connection transfer, manually copying into the 'new files' and 'courses' folders and finally attempting to upload onto garmin connect.

Any help would be much appreciated.


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I use bike route toaster's download option to put routes directly onto my 800 and it works fine for me - can you describe what you're doing exactly and where it seems to go wrong?!

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posted by StuayEd [72 posts]
28th March 2013 - 2:37


Sometimes a course in your device will corrupt all subsequent uploads. Try deleting (download them first) all the courses and routes you have, and then try again.

posted by localsurfer [187 posts]
28th March 2013 - 8:31


Thanks for getting back to me. This morning I tried to upload a test route having deleted all my previous courses - http://bikeroutetoaster.com/Course.aspx?course=518272 = this also isnt working. I am creating a route, then going to the BRT summary tab and have tried to download to Garmin GPS just selecting the gpx option (I have tried with and without add course warnings selected). When selecting it asks me in the garmin communciator if I would like to "write course" but then unfortunately tells me "Your device does not support writing of the type GPSData".

I have a feeling I may be doing something wrong with creating the course - especially as I cannot get the gpx file to uplaod into Garmin connect.


posted by 8701dg [13 posts]
28th March 2013 - 8:51


I normally save/downlaod new courses I make in BRT to my laptop first, and then drag them to the Newfiles folder of my Edge 500. Not had any issues so far.

posted by Metjas [347 posts]
28th March 2013 - 11:40


I could be wrong, but I thought Edge 500 does not do .gpx, but only .fit. Perhaps you need the 800 to accomplish?

posted by leftyf1 [1 posts]
28th March 2013 - 13:49


1. Create route.
2. Save to hard drive.
3. Plug in Edge.
3. Copy route to New Files folder on Edge.
4. Safely remove hardware before unplugging Edge.

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posted by Manglier [95 posts]
29th March 2013 - 12:46


Can't say that I've ever had that issue myself - sorry I know that's not any help!

Have you tried the Garmin forum - they're normally pretty good on there - it's not monitored by Garmin but the users are pretty knowledgable.

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posted by StuayEd [72 posts]
30th March 2013 - 2:05


Try http://bikehike.co.uk/index.php you get options to download to file or direct to gps and options on what type of file as well. OS window is usefull also.

posted by rch30 [73 posts]
30th March 2013 - 9:39