Transfer gpx file on computer to Zumo 396

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Transfer gpx file on computer to Zumo 396

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I have some routes in gpx file format that I want to be able to use on the 396. Can I transfer them to the 396 (how?) and how would I find them to use on the 396?
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Re: Transfer gpx file on computer to Zumo 396

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Hi and welcome

First of all are the files on your computer or another zumo?

If on a computer then plug in the 396 and browse files on the device if nothing has changed from the 590 that I have then there should be a gpx folder just copy the route in to there

Be aware that if the routes are made in a different programme to Basecamp then the route may differ from the one created and it also depends on the settings in the device

You could also try and either import them to Basecamp (not sure if this is easy) or re create them in Basecamp
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Re: Transfer gpx file on computer to Zumo 396

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Having transferred them then you will see them in the Trip Planner app. Note your device cannot use every gpx file, so your best bet is to import the file into BaseCamp. If it imports it should work when you send it to your device. If it still doesn't at least it will be in BaseCamp and you can then create a new route that follows the original one, and a route created in BaseCamp will work in your device.
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Re: Transfer gpx file on computer to Zumo 396

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Thanks you both, issue resolved.
I had to use BaseCamp to create the routes using the info that was in the original gpx file.
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Re: Transfer gpx file on computer to Zumo 396

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Great. Thanks for letting us know.

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