Straight lines in Garmin


It seems that Garmin sometimes has difficulties with calculating GPX routes in which only soft route points have been placed.

This problem does not only appear when using MyRoute-app connector, this can also happen if you want do copy a GPX file of your choice straight off the internet onto your Garmin. 


Try the following:

  1. Create the route using the Here map in MyRoute-app and make sure route points are properly placed on the streets.

  2. Don’t put the beginning point and the ending point too close to each other.

  3. In the connector, choose Garmin new (GPX 1.1).

  4. Open the route in the 'Travel planner' as soon as you have GPS signal.

  5. Check the settings to verify that the navigation mode is not set as 'Off-road'.

  6. Still always straight lines? Then go to settings and change the route preference, for example, 'avoid motorways' and the Garmin will work out the route at once. Afterwards, you can then return to the desired route preference. When you are working out your own route, we recommend using the ‘fastest route' setting.

If your Garmin can navigate through a track, this should be the preference.

For the newer Garmins, this works as follows:

  1. Check 'Settings' > 'Navigation' > to verify that recalculating is off.

  2. Go to 'Apps'.

  3. Choose 'Tracks'.

  4. Select the 'track' of your choice.

  5. Click on the 'wrench' on the top left.

  6. Check 'Show on map'.

  7. Now, check 'Convert to trip'.

  8. Choose 'Beginning to end'.

  9. You can now modify the name if you wish to.

  10. Click on 'OK' below on the right side.

  11. Garmin will calculate the route and save it in the 'Travel planner'.

  12. Go to 'Apps' and then to 'Travel planner'.

  13. Select the converted track and then click on 'Go!'.

  14. Select 'Start' in the following screen.

  15. Garmin will now calculate the route.

Still straight lines? 
Then go to settings and change the route preference, for example, 'avoid motorways' and the Garmin will work out the route at once. 
Afterwards, you can then return to the desired route preference. 
When you are working out your own route, we recommend using the ‘fastest route' setting.