Help - Download
When you have completed the route you are creating simply enter the name of the course and click on the relevant
download button. Courses can be downloaded
in the following formats:
- mbcrs - Motionbased course file. Can be uploaded directly to the GPS using the motionbased agent.
- gpx - Garmin GPS file format. Can be used to import into a number of applications.
- tcx - Training Center Version 2. Can be imported into Training Center.
Note: Older versions of Garmin Training Center use crs files which are not supported by BikeRouteToaster.com. However
the lastest version of Training Center is available as a free download from Garmin's web site.
Courses can be downloaded directly to a Garmin GPS by using the Garmin Communicator plugin. The Garmin Communicator plugin is
a browser plugin provided by Garmin. For more details and to download/install the plugin see Garmin's
Garmin Forerunner and Edge users should download in tcx format. Users of all other Garmin GPS units should use the GPX option.
Add Course Point Warnings
Course Points are a great navigational aid as they can tell you when you have make a turn at a junction. Many GPS units
will create a popup message when you arrive at a Course Point. However sometimes this popup message doesn't appear until you
are right on top of the Course Point, or sometimes even after you have passed it. This reduces the usefulness of
Course Points for navigation.
By selecting the 'Add Course Point Warnings' checkbox you can add Course Point Warnings to the GPS file that is created.
When you use this option nothing new is shown on the screen while creating your course. However when the completed course
is downloaded aditional Course Points will have been added before the Course Points that you specified in your course. This
means that your GPS will now warn you when you are coming up to a course point.
When using the 'Add Course Point Warnings' feature you can choose how far ahead of the Course Points you would like the
warnings to created. This can be from 1 to 1000 meters or 1 to 3000 feet.
When Course Point Warnings are added to your course they are given the same name and type as the COurse Point that they
are warning you about. This can be confusing as you may not know if you have arrived at a Course Point or have only just
arrived at the warning for that Course Point. By adding a prefix you can easily distinguish between Course Points and
Course Point warnings. For example if you create Course Points Warnings 200 meters before each Course Point you could
add a prefix of '2h' or '200' so that when you see the warning you will know that you are 200 meters from the Course Point.
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