Support & Training
Send Your Route to Your Garmin Device
Take the hassle out of navigating to meetings, appointments, or your Aunt Susie’s in New York using the GPS features in Streets & Trips. Personal GPS devices can have small screens, few planning features, and limited points of interest, but now you can plan your vacations or business trips in advance. Use Streets & Trips to export route information, pushpins, and planned stops—like casinos, gas stations, parks, and rest areas—to your GPS device for smoother, more enjoyable travel. Streets & Trips and your compatible GPS device1 give you the perfect blend of advance planning and on-the-go navigation.
Before you hit the road, use Streets & Trips to optimize routes, find nearby points of interest, and try different combinations of stops and destinations to find your perfect balance of travel time and estimated fuel costs—then send it all to your Garmin device.
Using this feature is simple and only requires exporting the information from Streets & Trips using a special file format called GPX for recording navigation data. First make sure your device supports GPX files—not all devices do.
To create a GPX file of your Streets & trips route, select the Data menu, and then click Export to GPX file.
Once you have used Streets & Trips to create the GPX file, the next step for most devices is to connect your navigation device to your computer to copy the GPX file to your device. Then open the GPX file on your device to use it for navigation.
For more information and specific instructions, check the documentation that came with your device or the manufacturer's website.
The Streets & Trips blog team outlined steps to share your route with your Garmin Nuvi, including step-by-step instructions and screen shots. View the information on the Streets & Trips blog.