Free maps for your Garmin GPS handheld & wearable

reviews, infos, tips, know-how – in-depth, authentic!

Free topo, trail and street maps for Garmin GPS handhelds, bike computers and wearables are an alternative to commercial maps! These OpenStreetMap based maps are mostly free of charge and available even for countries not covered by Garmin or other map providers. The quality and level of detail varies from country to country.

How to install free OSM maps?

You can use these maps for Garmin devices like:

  • epix
  • fenix 5X
  • fenix 5 Plus series
  • fenix 6 series
  • fenix 7 series
  • eTrex Touch 25 / 35
  • eTrex 20 / 20x / 30 / 30x /22x / 32x
  • GPSMAP 62s / 62st / 64 / 64s / 64st / 64sc / 64x / 64sx / 64csx / 65 / 65s
  • GPSMAP 66 / 66st / 66i
  • GPSMAP 66sr
  • Montana 600 / 610 / 680 / 680t / 700 / 700i / 750i
  • Oregon 600 / 650t / 700 / 750 / 750t
  • Edge bike computers with mapping (e.g. Edge 1030 Plus, Edge 830, Edge 530)

Free OSM maps – examples

Reit- und Wanderkarte
Reit- und Wanderkarte

OSM Maps – Download Quicklinks

(some websites are only in the local language)

Most important link for Garmin OpenStreetMap (OSM)

Recommended OSM maps (some in German, but global maps)

OSM Maps – US Maps

(some examples from

OSM Maps – Download Link Collection

Alps, Piemont

Alps, South Tyrol




Several maps




Malaysia, Singapore


New Zealand


South Tyrol


(Update January 2021)

Note: The articles may contain affiliate links. If you buy through these links I will receive a commission; thus you support the continuation of this website. There are no additional costs for you.

Leave a Comment

11 thoughts on “Free maps for your Garmin GPS handheld & wearable”

  1. Tried a couple of maps for Canada out of curiosity, never know what one may find. I found that the maps have numerous inaccuracies for the area where I live and a good portion of the surrounding area. I do a lot of hiking, biking, quad riding, snowmobiling and hunting in my area and use my Garmin GPS all the time so I know it well. The level and type of inaccuracies makes me wonder how accurate the maps are for other places. I appreciate they are free and you get what you pay for, but the amount and level of inaccurate information on the maps is very concerning as it could be disastrous for someone relying the information provided. Thanks for the site, I just urge caution to anyone who may think of relying on these maps.

    • Dadelus,

      OSM is crowdsourced data. Check open and see if the detail there is correct. If it still has the inaccuracies you observed then you can create an account and correct these.

      If not, then it is possible that the maps from Canada were created some time ago and these maps need to be regenerated.

  2. The link for Japan site is not longer available. Any suggestion (even just the name of the org without link to website would help). Thanks!

error: Der Inhalt ist geschützt!