This page provides a quick guide of all steps recommended to use our products on Garmin Edge Touring series.
These steps are by no means required. You may peruse the other pages on this site and transfer the files as you see fit to your device. However, they present one good way that we believe should work.
We welcome your feedback about alternate & better ways to improve on loading the data to the unit.
Topics addressed in this guide:
Information below was created on 28 April 2015 using the Garmin Edge Touring Plus with software version 2.70 and a PC with Windows 7. Screens and menu options may change with different software releases.
We do not recommend using the service points on the Edge Touring yet. The service points can be used on Edge Touring devices, but with the following limitations:
Consider viewing service points using your mobile device. It offers larger screen, quick browsing, higher capacity for all points along a route, and more details about each point.
If you still want to use the service points on your Edge device accounting for the limitations, see the FAQ on this subject for more information.
Select Map, and view the track. All of our tracks are under 10,000 points - a common GPS limitation. However, if you do not see the whole course, check your device's track point limits.
To navigate the track with Garmin generated turn prompts (see note below), follow steps 3-6 under Verify Tracks, then select Ride.
NOTE: The Garmin turn prompts are not always reliable. The reliability varies depending on how the device map matches the one used to generate the track. Since they are unlikely to be identical, turn prompts may occasionally give incorrect information or attempt to calculate different routes.
In general, you should follow the dark purple line with black outline on the screen. The device may calculate its own route with a light purple line. Ignore that, unless you believe road conditions changed and you had a chance to verify this new calculated route.
For the most accurate track navigation, we recommend the following settings:
At times when the device believes you are off-course, it will attempt to recalculate the entire course for you, giving you a new one that will not match the original. Therefore, it is best to turn off recalculation. When you get off course, use your location on the screen to navigate back.
To have your device notify you when you get off track, turn Off Course Warnings on.
Select Off Course Warnings and select On.
If you can't hear the course warnings, make sure tones are on.