Exporting to Garmin GPS devices Elite

How to export routes to Garmin GPS watches and cycling computers

Footpath can export a GPX route to any Garmin device that supports courses/navigation and can be paired via Bluetooth to the Garmin Connect app on iOS and Android.

This includes:

  • Garmin Forerunner 745, 945, 245, 645, 935, 735X, 920X
  • Garmin Edge 830/530, Explore, 820/520, 1000, 25, 810/510
  • Garmin Fenix
  • Garmin Instinct
  • Garmin Tactix

Not supported:

  • Garmin Forerunner 45/45S, 35
  • Garmin Venu
  • Garmin Vivoactive

Export the route to Garmin Connect

From Footpath:

  1. Tap the “Share” button in the upper right
  2. Select “Export…”
  3. Select “GPX Route”
  4. iOS: Find the “Copy to Connect” icon in the list of apps. You may need to swipe to the right and tap “More”
  5. Android: Select “Open with…” and select Garmin Connect.
  6. Garmin Connect will load your GPX route. Save your route in Garmin Connect.

Or, on a desktop (particularly for older devices that don’t support bluetooth):

  1. Visit connect.garmin.com
  2. Click “Training” > “Courses” in the left sidebar
  3. At the bottom of the courses list, look for the “Import” button under “Create a Course”.
  4. Upload your GPX route

Send a route to your Garmin device

  1. In the Garmin Connect app, tap the “More…” tab > Training > Courses
  2. Select your course and tap the “•••” menu at the top
  3. Select “Send to Device”.

Starting navigation on your Garmin device

  1. Start a new activity on your watch
  2. Hold the “Up/Menu” button on the left side of your watch until you see the settings menu, then scroll to “navigation”
  3. Select Courses > (Your course) > then select “Do Course”