The big attraction of MyRoute was the hope that I would be able to plan a route on a tablet and transfer that route to my TomTom Rider. Well I have succeeded! It required two leads (one is a converter) and is a bit fiddly. The TomTom and possibly some Garmins have the ability to swap routes by Bluetooth any chance of being able to use this?
On how I transferred the route...
I used the web app on a Samsung Galaxy Tab pro 10.1 with an "on the go" (OTG) adaptor; this changes the tablets micro USB to a standard USB A socket.
Plug the normal TomTom USB lead into that and the TomTom Rider appears to the tablet a standard USB memory device.
1: in the web app select 'Save As' and '.itn'.
2: Using the tablets file manager copy the file from the downloads folder to the 'itn' folder on the TomTom
3. unplug the TomTom, let it restart in normal navigation mode and you should find the new itinerary.
Search for 'otg adapter'
Following the suggestion of Gwallter Rixon i was able to test this attractive feature ( transfer of route from tablet to TT ). In my opinion instead than the Bluetooth connection the cable connection via OTG could be fast and easy : what I really do not like is the task to move the file from the Download directory to the ITN directory manually : if you are able to implement a software on Android similar to the "Connector" you develop for windows and IOS , I can transfer the file directly into the ITN directory pressing " Export".....
The is a possible solution; The 'Verbatim Media Share' this is a portable WiFi hub with a USB and SD slot.
This has Android and iOS apps and allows transfers between the connected phone/tablet and the media plugged into it. If the Garmin will connect to it as a USB memory stick all should work.
I use it to backup SD cards to a portable HD when on longer trips.
For this moment I can not help you with this issue.
Hope Garmijn support soon export with bluetooth.
For export you need USB, like the Windows Surface tablet.
There is a workaround.
Buy a USB converter and install the 'on the go app'.
Is this a old model or the new model:
Just connect the rider to the mac, select the route and export.
Another window will open to allow you to download the connector.
Choose the OS X version and install.
After installation you can skip the download part and go to the button on the bottom right that says "load route"
Another window will pop open
Where you can select your gps and the export.
New model (2015):
Save the gpx file on your PC and copy/paste the file to your TomTom
Thanks for the tip Gwalter.
And no thanks Andrea!
I would like to know if someone test on the IPAD the file transfer to the TT via Verbatim Media Share or other solution , and what Michael software group are planning to do on this matter . Most people ask me about this feature ....
I would like to take a route that I created using my MAC computer using the My Route-app and transfer it to my Tom Tom Rider.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Thank you for messaging us. We have not yet investigated the bluetooth possibilities. We will do some research on this after the public launch.
If you have any other suggestions, please let us know.
I think that being able to transfer the routes from a tablet or iphone or other smart phone to the navi is a very important "must feature" for this app. The "easiest" way or should I say "elegant way" would appear to be via a Bluetooth upload to the GPS. However, one should not really expect the rider to use an external navigation app when they already have a TomTom or Garmin or other navigation device.
I have successfully tested a way to transfer routes from MyRouteApp to a Garmin GPS with an iPhone or iPad, a microSD card and a very small microSD reader (no laptop with USB needed).
I have written below how to do that. It looks longish but in fact it's relatively easy and fast.
Here is what you need to do first (and only once):
Then each time you need to transfer a route from MyRouteApp to Garmin GPS with an iPhone or iPad and the microSD card and reader: