gexporter & gimporter – How to send GPX/FIT files to your Garmin device

March 07, 2020
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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 us to transfer data from our Android smartphones to a fenix 6, Oregon 700, Edge Explore or another Garmin device!

gimporter widget - Garmin Connect IQ Store
Compatible devices (March 2020)
  • Approach S60
  • D2 Charlie
  • D2 Delta
  • D2 Delta PX
  • D2 Delta S
  • Descent Mk1
  • Edge 1000
  • Edge 1030
  • Edge 1030, Bontrager
  • dge 520
  • Edge 520 Plus
  • Edge 530
  • Edge 820
  • Edge 830
  • Edge Explore
  • Edge Explore 1000
  • Edge Explore 820
  • ForeAthlete 735XTJ
  • Forerunner 245
  • Forerunner 245 Music
  • Forerunner 645
  • Forerunner 645 Music
  • Forerunner 735XT
  • Forerunner 935
  • Forerunner 945
  • fēnix 5, quatix 5
  • fēnix 5 Plus
  • fēnix 5S
  • fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix 5X, tactix Charlie
  • fēnix 5X Plus
  • fēnix 6
  • fēnix 6 Pro, fēnix 6 Sapphire
  • fēnix 6S
  • fēnix 6S Pro, fēnix 6S Sapphire
  • fēnix 6X Pro, fēnix 6X Sapphire, fēnix 6X Pro Solar, tactix Delta Sapphire
  • fēnix Chronos
  • GPSMAP 66i
  • GPSMAP 66s / 66st
  • MARQ Adventurer
  • MARQ Athlete
  • MARQ Aviator
  • MARQ Captain
  • MARQ Commander
  • MARQ Driver
  • MARQ Expedition
  • Oregon 7 Series
  • Rino 7 Series

How to use gexporter & gimporter!

 

Android smartphone

  1. Install the gexporter app (play.google.com)
  2. Open the app
  3. 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)
  4. The apps reads all GPX & FIT files from the download folder (image, "Serving from …")
  5. 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!

 

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gexporter app for Android

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