gimporter and gexporter – two ingeniously simple apps for copying GPX or FIT files from an Android smartphone to a compatible Garmin GPS device!
The combination of gimporter and gexporter has become a standard for me to transfer data from our Android smartphones to a fenix 6, Oregon 700, Edge Explore or another Garmin device!
How to use gexporter & gimporter!
- Install the gexporter app (play.google.com)
- Open the app
- You can configure some settings, but leaving the default settings is usually sufficient (the maximum number of track points is depending on your device, e.g. 10,000 for fenix)
- The apps reads all GPX & FIT files from the download folder (image, "Serving from …")
- Keep the app open
Garmin devices (e.g. fenix 6)
- Install the gimporter app or gimporter widget on your device, best is to use the Garmin Connect IQ app or Garmin express (apps.garmin.com)
- Start gimporter (screenshots below, gimporter widget on fenix 6)
- Press the start key (fenix 6)
- gimporter gets the track list
- Select one track
- After the download you can start an activity like "Hike" and use the track for navigation
- Alternatively you can open the "Navigation" menu, subsequently the "Courses" menu and select the previously downloaded track for navigation
- That’s it!