stkm04 wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:48 pm
Since this is a very annoying problem (Reloading a route while riding my Harley is no fun, in particular not in winter with thick gloves on...) I am very interested in learning what you find.
I have a question for you: When you wrote "sent it to the SD card, and imported it on the 660", what exactly did you do? Export route from BC as GPX, then save it on the SD card (Which folder), and then how did you import it?
Yes, it is incredibly annoying. I was prepared to buy a new GPS if I couldn't find a workaround. I am planning a 2 month trip in the spring and couldn't imagine reloading the route every 15 minutes.
I am doing everything within BC. I create the route there and then, with the GPS connected via USB, I copy (drag & drop) the route to the SD subfolder of the Zumo 660 (under the "Devices" folder), rather than to the "Internal Storage" subfolder. It should be listed as something like "Memory Card (X:)", where "X" is whatever drive letter gets assigned to the SD card on your PC when you plug in the USB. When you disconnect and reboot the Zumo, it should pop up a message "New User Data detected. Import now?". If not, or if you just want to do it later, you can import it by going to "Tools"/"My Data"/"Import Data"/"Routes"/.
Viewed from the PC, the routes get copied to the folder X:/Garmin/GPX/ and are named RouteN.gpx (Route.gpx, Route1.gpx, ...) . You can find the actual route name by looking for the tag "name" in the XML file (if you are don't mind looking at XML
- I have a linux/cygwin shell script that renames the RouteN.gpx files to the actual route names to help me manage lots of stored routes).
I would be interested to know if this method works for you. Garmin has certainly messed this up badly.