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Garmin Edge 800 User Guide (With Fancy Pics)

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by T.M.H.N.E.T, 17 Mar 2013.

  1. GravityFighter

    GravityFighter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    Right, I've just acquired one of these Garmin 800's and I want to download a couple of routes I've planned from Strava. How do I do it?

    Tried last night by dragging & dropping and saving both the .gpx and .tcf files in the "Garmin" and "Courses" folders on the device drive on my PC, but when I try to find them on the Garmin (in Courses) they aren't there.

    Do I need to save them somewhere else or do something different?

    Cheers!

    P.S. I'm not a Premium Strava user, but presume that's not an issue?
     
  2. T.M.H.N.E.T

    T.M.H.N.E.T Disc brakes - Stopping things since 1902

    Location:
    Northern Ireland
    Files go in the Newfiles folder, then unplug and allow it to boot
     
  3. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
    Need to copy and paste the gpx/tcx files into Garmin_New files (NOT courses)
    Are you properly disconnecting the garmin from the PC?
    You can't have the same TCX and GPX route with the same file name, need different ones

    Cross posted...
     
  4. GravityFighter

    GravityFighter Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    Excellent, I'll be doing that tonight.

    Thanks both.
     
  5. DMan001

    DMan001 Member

    Location:
    London
    This is really demystifying - thank you! I might actually start getting some benefits out of mine now...
     
  6. Simon Head

    Simon Head Regular

    Location:
    Kidlington
    Can you record your Heart Rate?
     
  7. Nigelnaturist

    Nigelnaturist Veteran

    Location:
    Pontefract
    This is a bit late but yes with a heart rate monitor strap.
     
  8. Simon Head

    Simon Head Regular

    Location:
    Kidlington
    Thanks Nigel
     
  9. Celticdog

    Celticdog Active Member

    Location:
    Worksop
    Never had computers when I was a kid, all we had was self abuse!