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Peobody wrote: 20 Jun 2023 13:43 I too have heard that the XT2 will work with BaseCamp. We know that a gpx file created in BaseCamp can be emailed to a phone, shared to the Tread app, and then transferred to the XT2 so that is a worst cast workaround. What I am wondering though is whether the 'Install map to PC' functionality exists with the XT2 and Garmin Express.
Using the XT2 map via USB apparently does work, and possibly so does installing to the computer.

https://www.advrider.com/f/threads/garm ... t-47690981
I'm not entirely certain the poster is using download to mean install.
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Garmin express will allow the map to be installed on the pc while the USB connected Zumo XT2. Only the main map though (city navigator), not any of the others, 'adventure', or the 'topo'. However once Basecamp has read the Zumo xt2 one can open the other maps and see them on the big screen. I was also able to move track logs from Zumo xt2 to basecamp and back them up. All the tracks were visible - this is great, I am pleased.
Looks like a lot of things work as with other navigators. Alot more testing needed to find out any quirks/anomalies wrt to the use with basecamp. This post should probably continue on the Zumo XT2 Basecamp related thread. Thanks to all those who responded.
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This is good new. I was hearing that the XT2 was not compatible with BaseCamp. I suspected that would be a deal breaker for many.
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I don't have an XT2, but from what I am hearing about Garmin saying the "XT2 not compatible with basecamp" almost sounds like when Garmin said that the old 550 was not compatible with SD cards larger than 4Gb.... most all know that was not the case.
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Peobody wrote: 25 Jun 2023 20:33 This is good new. I was hearing that the XT2 was not compatible with BaseCamp. I suspected that would be a deal breaker for many.
I would have no interest in a Garmin satnav the didn't work with Mapsource or BaseCamp.

Trying to create multiple routes on smart phone? No thanks.
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Ich war und bin noch ein eifriger Benutzer von BaseCamp. Vorher noch Map Source. Hatten uns damals schon geärgert wegen der Änderung!
Mit der Tread App ist es auf dem Handy eine Spielerei ohne Ziel...
Meine Lösung mit dem XT2 geht so:
Ich mache eine Route wie üblich im BaseCamp und speichere diese aber im BC direkt als Track, sende den Track direkt im BC oder indirekt über Export an die Speicherkarte. Dieser Track wird beim einschalten des XT2 erkannt und kann importiert werden.
Danach den Track anklicken und diesen dann mit dem Schlüsselsymbol oben links ... Pfeil nach unten, in Route umwandeln und fertig. Dann kann noch die Richtung angegeben werden.
Jetzt kann die Route gestartet werden.
Ist ein kleiner Umweg, aber klappt einwandfrei! Habe auch meine Kollegen davon überzeugen können dass das geht!

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I was and still am an avid user of BaseCamp. Before that, Map Source. We were already annoyed at the time about the change!
With the Tread app on your cell phone it's a game with no goal...
My solution with the XT2 goes like this:
I make a route as usual in BaseCamp and save it directly in the BC as a track, send the track directly in the BC or indirectly via export to the memory card. This track is recognized when the XT2 is switched on and can be imported.
Then click on the track and then use the key symbol at the top left... arrow down, convert it to route and you're done. Then the direction can be specified.
The route can now be started.
It's a small detour, but it works perfectly! I was also able to convince my colleagues that this was possible!

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@Meienberg, why do you transfer a track and then convert it to a route using the XT2. Are you not able to export a route from BaseCamp as a .gpx file, transfer it to the XT2 internal storage or SD card, and then import it?
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Have a look at EZMOTOTIM on YouTube, he has a very short video about using Basecamp with an XT2.
I haven’t tried it yet as my XT2 hasn’t arrived, but will certainly give it a whirl when it does.🤞
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