How to put a gpx-file on your Garmin device without using Garmin Connect
Turn your Garmin device on.
Save your gpx-file (no KLM or FIT!) on your computer.
Connect via a USB-cable your Garmin devicewith your computer and wait till the device is located (takes about a minute) in your explorer.
Drag and drop your saved gpx-file in the NewFiles folder under Explorer/Garmin
4 Garmin 1030+ for rent
4 colours for 4 types of cyclists
The different colours of the 4 Garmin 1030+ devices stand for different types of routes preloaded on the devices.
Cool Tracks White: racing bike routes
Cool Tracks Yellow: on this GPS device you’ll find GREAT gravel bike rides ánd mountain bike rides: nature experience is more important than the technical difficulties.
Cool Tracks Green: with difficult MTB routes for more experienced mountain bikers
Cool Tracks Red: with special MTB and road bike routes for people who like a challenge. Carrying your bike? It’s part of the challenge!
TIP: Do you have the track of a specific ride you want to perform? E.g. Stoneman Arduennaor the Dirty Boar? Send us the .gpx track in time and we will put the route on the device for you.
Which GPS device?
A Garmin 1030+
can handle complicated and long tracks. This is the ideal device for mountain bikers who have long challenges in mind, such as the Stoneman Arduenna or the Dirty Boar gravel race. Even deep in the woods where your smartphone has lost connection, a Garmin 1030+responds quickly thanks to its super-performance processor. Another plus of the Garmin 1030+: the battery lasts no less than 24 hours when used to the max = a lot longer than a smartphone.
A Garmin Edge Explore
can suffice for relatively short hikes or rides up to 90 km. As soon as the trips get too long, the device will block and a reboot is necessary. This device is absolutely not suitable for long distance MTB rides such as the Stoneman Arduenna or The Dirty Boar.
Garmin 1030+ vs Garmin Edge Explore
GPS rental: at the left a Garmin 1030+, at the right a Garmin Edge Explore
For cyclists who want to ride in complete peace of mind: always the right position + a long lasting battery