New Premium Feature: GPX Download Functionality

Premium members, discover great routes on and download them to your Garmin.

If you have a Garmin 800, 605, or 705, getting a GPX file on your device is easy. On any activity page you’re viewing, you’ll now see a “GPX Download” button located at the top-right corner of the activity’s map. Click this button to download the GPX file to your computer.

  1. Plug your Garmin device into your computer.
  2. Navigate to the Garmin drive on your computer and find the folder labeled “Garmin”. If you have a Garmin 800, inside the Garmin folder is a subfolder labeled “NewFiles”. If you have a Garmin Edge 705 or 605, the subfolder will be labeled “GPX”.
  3. Simply drop your downloaded GPX file into this folder and then safely disconnect your Garmin as you would any other USB device. (The method used to get the downloaded GPX file on your Garmin device will vary based on your computer setup, but in general, you can think of your Garmin as you would any other USB drive.)

Now when you turn on your Garmin Edge device, you should find the route under the “Courses” menu and you’re ready to go.

GPX files are tied to each athlete’s Privacy settings, therefore all activities available for export are stripped of any performance data upon download and respect Privacy Zones except if you’re downloading your own file. If you have Enhanced Privacy turned on, only those who you’ve approved as followers will be able to download your activities. If you don’t want anyone downloading a particular activity, we recommend you make that activity private.

If you aren’t already a Premium club member and want to check out some great new routes in 2013, upgrade for only $6 per month or $59 per year. Enjoy!

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  • dd

    How can it be that I have to pay for downloading MY OWN data?
    That is just outrageous!

    • Travis Robison

      You only have to pay if you want to be able to download other athlete’s activities. Downloading your own data is free and can be done in bulk from your Account Settings page.

  • AmIJustAPessimistOrWhat?

    Would like to download a segment or part of a route – would be easier to do making an activity copy and trimming – but strava doesn’t allow duplicates – solution would be to force duplicates to be private only

  • GR

    Why is only Garmin Edge compatible to download a file. I am a runner and use a Garmin 310XT and can’t find a way to send a new route to my device. 🙁