I recently bought a Forerunner 920 and despite trying before my first cycling, I was unable to import a GPX file, which I created from a map, to navigate me on the road.
Now, several days later, I returned to the topic and I was hoping that I would get rid of my dependency on Phone because of map navigation. After another round of searching, I was much more successfull this time.
Thanks to Cyberbob99, here on Garmin Forums I found the way. The trick is that you have to have ..
gpsies.com to the rescue
Fortunatelly, there is a site www.gpsies.com, which can convert from a file, which misses route (connection among points), timing data, altitude, or otherwise not-complete Gpx file obtained by real excercise. Go there, register and by clicking Create/Upload load your Gpx data.
Then continue with just clicking download in the left-bottom side. You will get another Gpx file, this time it will be bigger, because it contains track and some made excercise.
Garmin Connect imports Gpx
With the newly obtained fully featured Gpx file, including some generated “cycling”, I am successfully able to import it to my online (modern) Garmin connect. I just need to add it as activity first, because courses do not have import.
In the Graphical menu, I choose Activity and Import (Gpx).
The import should succeed and I got a new activity, happened sometimes in 2010 (I can remove it later).
Then I can go to the activity itself (should contain the map too) and I can click to small wheel in top-right. This expands a menu which has option to Save as Course.
We have a Course now
Now we can switch in Garmin connect to Courses, select the new one, we just created and when we go to its details, it should have option to Send to device. Click that option.
Now, it will ask you to Connect your device (I used Garmin Express, which needs to be installed on your Computer).
The rest is work of Garmin Express, Because I used Garmin Express, It asked me to connect device to Usb cradle, while page was searching for device, I set my device for sync and it was synchronised. I just returned to web and closed (still waiting) window on the site.
Then I went to my Garmin > Pressed three-dot button and went to Navigation > Tracks and the new map was there.