How to import your optimized route into a GPS device
TrackRoad.com can import your optimized route directly into Garmin nuvi without
the help of any other software. In this example, we will use Garmin nuvi 760 but
this should work on any gps device that supports GPX file format. Please note that some older model Garmins may not support importing of GPX files.
Please check owner's manual when purchasing the unit.
Step 1: Connect the USB Cable
Connect the mini-USB connector to the bottom of the nuvi. Connect the larger end
of the cable to an available USB port on your computer. Your nuvi and SD card
appear as removable drives in My Computer on Windows computers and as mounted
voulmes on Mac computers.
Step 2: Build your route in TrackRoad.com
Uncheck both "Include Maps" and "Include Directions". Directions will be
provided by the Garmin and unchecking these options will make generating route
alot faster. Click the "Build Route" button. Please remember that the number of
stops that can be imported maybe limited by your gps device.
Step 3: Save the route as a gpx file to Garmin
Assuming that you have built your route in TrackRoad.com, go to the Get
Directions tab. Then click the "Garmin" button on the right. A dialog box
opens, cick the "Save" button.
Step 3 (Continued): Saving the route
Browse to and open the Garmin or SD card drive/volume. Open the Garmin folder
and then open the GPX folder. Click "Save" to save the "WayPoints.gpx" file.
Unplug your nuvi from your computer.
Step 4: Getting nuvi to see your route
Start your Garmin, go to Tools, My Data. You should see "Import Route from
File". Touch "Import Route from File" to use the route you imported.
Go to "Where to" in your Garmin and select the route you just imported.
Enjoy your trip.