Download route on Garmin

Download routes directly on your Garmin device

Important preliminary remark

Before you can download routes from the RouteYou website directly on you Garmin device, your device has to be installed correctly first for usage on websites. Otherwise the route download page cannot access your device and it will not be possible to download routes from that page directly on your device. You can find more information about the installation and possible problems you can encounter on the following page:

Installation of a Garmin GPS device on a PC or Mac for usage on RouteYou

How to download a route on your Garmin device

  1. Connect your Garmin device to your PC or Mac with a USB cable or serial cable and, if required, turn on the device.
  2. Go to the route of your choice and click on the Download button.
  3. On the next page, click on Download the route to my Garmin device.
  4. The first time you do this, you will see a message that the Garmin Communicator Plugin (Windows/Mac) and the Garmin USB driver software (Windows only) have to be installed first. Below this message you will find a link to the installation files. You only have to do the installation once. After the installation you do steps 2 and 3 again.
  5. In the list Choose your device you can see all the Garmin devices that are connected to your PC or Mac. Choose the device to which the route should be downloaded to.
  6. For models not known by RouteYou, you also have to choose the number of trackpoints that is supported by your device.
  7. Click on Download to my device.
  8. A few seconds later you will see the message Download complete!. The route is now downloaded to your device. See the manual of your device to see how you can activate a track.

How to download a route on your Garmin device

Problems with the download

Frequently we get the message that the download module of Garmin does not work well and that the GPS device is not detected We advise you to follow these steps:

  1. Switch on your PC
  2. Switch on you GPS
  3. Connect your GPS to your PC with a USB cable
  4. Go to the route you want to download on RouteYou and the product page
  5. Select the download for GARMIN

If you still encounter problems, your device is possibly not installed correctly for usage on websites. You can find more information about the installation and possible problems you can encounter on the following page:

Installation of a Garmin GPS device on a PC or Mac for usage on RouteYou

Download a route on Garmin using MapSource

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