I was going to buy a Garmin Edge 200 or 500, but decided to try this on my Etrex Vista first.
What I want to do is download routes from ridewithgps.com in .tcx format and load them into my gps so I can follow that route. I don't care about cycle computer stuff like speed and distance, I just want to navigate the downloaded route.
So I download the .tcx file into my gps via BaseCamp, and it appears as a "track" in the gps but with no obvious way to navigate it.
Then I tried converting the .tcx file in BaseCamp using the "Create Route from Track" function, and I downloaded that route to my gps. This looks like it might work as the file appears as a "route" in the gps and can be "navigated" although I have not tried to follow the route yet.
So is this the way to do it? The route has a lot fewer points than the track does but it is navigable. Is this the same way the Garmin Edge 200/500 would work or is there a shortcut with them (Courses?)
Thanks for any info, this is all new to me.
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