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?
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:
If the Garmin will connect to the USB hub then it will also connect to the Verbatim Media Share. This would be a more direct way to transfer files.
Thanks for the details of the MAXAH OTG USB, for non iOS users this will solve lots of transfer problems in one go. - ordering one now :)
I have investigated a little bit more with Garmin and due to the fact that Navigator V (but generally all their Navi…) doesn’t support data transfer via Bluetooth, and the USB socket cannot be used for attach a memory stick or similar, I realized that the media share that you indicated cannot solve my problem (although it as a very interesting tool anyway…).
I have tried another solution that, although not fast, can solve the problem to move a Route from MyRoute App on my iPad to my Navigator when I’m travelling, and therefore without pc.
Once I have completed variation to my route on my iPad, I press the button “save as”, choosing a destination in the iPad (personally I use FileApp application).
After that, I open FileApp, select the GPX file and send it as an attachment via email to myself.
I open the email in my phone (Samsung S6) and save the attached GPX file.
Then, I attach to my phone a “low cost gadget” (MAXAH OTG USB hub bought on Amazon for 9 euros http://www.amazon.it/MAXAH-lettore-adattatore-connessione-dispositivi/dp/B00UVAWU4I?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00), copy the GPX on the SD card of my Navigator (\\Garmin\GPX), and insert it again in the Navi.
In the Navi , go to planning route à Import à then choose the import GPX file.
I know that this is not a fast procedure, but it is a reasonable workaround.
Of course it could be a little easier if Michael will introduce a new feature in MyRoute app that allow to share a Route (*.GPX but also the other format) as a file attachment in a mail :-).
do you think that it could be realized in the next future?
Thanks for the tip Gwalter.
And no thanks Andrea!
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
Please remember I am a Rider not a computer expert.
Thanks for the advise so far as I seem to be making progress but still have not completed the journey.
I am using a TomTom Rider Model 4Gd00.001.00
following the instructions I did the following steps:
Created a route
Opened the "Profile" and find the route listed
Saved the route as a GPX file
Selected "Export" and then installed the OS X connector
Selected "Open Route", and got a pop up stating that no application set was found to open the URL My Route ap.
I am using the latest version of the MAC software
I don't know it for sure, but I think so :)