How to download a map direct to Garmin device


You will need the Garmin Communicator software installed on your computer (this can be downloaded from

Plug your Garmin device into your computer. Now, click on the featured route that you would like to download, click the ‘Download to GPS’ button. Your device should then be detected and the file will be transferred directly to your device – simple as that !

Now safely remove the GPS unit. “Safely remove” means following your systems instructions for removing a USB flash drive. On a Windows systems, this is usually done by clicking the remove hardware icon in the lower right corner of the screen, next to the clock.

Now power on your device and go to ‘courses’ where you should find the route.

For information the file will be transferred to the Garmin/NewFiles directory on your device.

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