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GRouteLoader Widget


GRouteLoader lets you download routes (courses) and waypoints (locations) wirelessly directly to your Garmin device.</p><p></p><p>(If you find the app useful, consider making a contribution )</p><p></p><p>Download:</p><p></p><p>* Your pinned and recent routes on Ride with GPS (RWGPS, ridewithgps). Up to 50 of each.</p><p></p><p>* Routes from the gexporter Android app (works like the gimporter IQ app).</p>

What’s New

Added ability to specify options for downloading files from RWGPS (like download gpx as "route", rather than as "track").</p><p></p><p>If you are having an issue the app, use the "contact developer" and tell me what device you are using and describe the issue.</p><p>

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • Saved information such as courses, routes, waypoints, tracks or workouts
  • GPS location
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Average Rating: (10 Ratings)

Saulius Budzinauskas
August 20, 2021 | Version 2.8.5

Thank you for adding the functionality that Garmin should have added from the beginning. However I believe there is room for big usability improvements such as a possibility to rearrange the import options of even pinning a favorite one. Also the number entry method is terribly clunky, a simple keyboard could be better if possible. Furthermore the Plus codes are impossible to use as actual plus codes are 6 symbols and not 10 as the widget requires. Still even given the problems I am really grateful for the effort!

Developer Reply
August 22, 2021, dpawlyk

Thanks for the thoughtful review. The widget is already kind of big (it's too big to run on some devices). Adding more features might keep it from running on even more devices. Yes, the number entry is certainly clunky. But writing the code for a simple keyboard would be a lot of work. With RWGPS routes, downloading by number isn't really needed anyway. The 6 character plus code requires a nearby city to work, which would be much harder to enter than an extra 4 characters. For example: “xv6q+99 Glen Rock, New Jersey” and “87g7xv6q+99” are the same ("87g7" indicates the block the coordinate exists in). Unfortunately, the 10 character code is hard to get.

Chris Watson
June 30, 2021 | Version 2.8.5

Used daily on a three month tour. One suggestion would be to be able to skip the Confirm step on the sendpoints option.

January 10, 2021 | Version 2.8.4

This widget is in daily use on my Edge 1030 & Fenix 6 and has proved indispensable for wirelessly copying routes, waypoints & POI's directly from RideWithGPS, Garmin Connect, SendPoints, laptop & even from my phone/tablet via the GExporter Android App. All of which can be done, whilst already recording an activity, which is something Garmin themselves haven't managed to implement. Communication & support from the developer is excellent, with help, advice & tips on app usage & swift resolution of any issues. Bravo

September 25, 2020 | Version 2.7.0

Werking lukt niet. Email uitleg van meneer Pawlyk onduidelijk. Settings, waarnaar wordt verwezen, eveneens onduidelijk. Misschien ligt eea aan mij, maar dan is mijn conclusie dat de app gebruiksonvriendelijk is.

Developer Reply
September 28, 2020, dpawlyk

"Operation does not work. Email explanation from Mr. Pawlyk unclear. Referenced settings are also unclear. Maybe it is me, but then my conclusion is that the app is user-unfriendly." Osvaldo sent me an email about problems installing the app. I explained that the installation issues are nothing I can control and mentioned other installation options. He did not mention any issues with settings. He did not follow up with any other communication. It's possible that some of the confusion was due to language. There is a bug in GCM that prevents & characters from being saved (which can be a problem for passwords). There are 4000 downloads of the app and widget (which are nearly exactly the same). Exactly one person complained about the installation and settings.

September 13, 2019 | Version 2.4.0

As other reviews have said, this is a very handy widget to have as you can send POIs from Sendpoints even when an activity is running. However, I’ve had a few crashes that locked up my Garmin 830 but it generally only requires a reset to get you back and most times that has kept my current data intact so I can continue my activity without losing anything. The only improvement I could request is a proper keypad to punch in the numbers and letters instead of a basic scroll function. Fixing the bugs and keypad would make this widget a 5 out of 5.

Developer Reply
March 7, 2020, dpawlyk

Not sure why you are seeing the crashes. It might not be the app at all. A weak internet connection might also be the problem. I use the app (not widget) regularly on a 1030 without issues. Entering the numbers is not so hot but it’s what Garmin provides. I want to provide an alternative but it would be a lot of work. The app now displays a list of your RWGPS pinned routes (much more convenient than entering the route number).

Nick Yanakiev
July 9, 2019 | Version 2.3.1

Just brilliant!!! Use the app on my Edge 830 and MARQ Expedition. Quickest way to enter an address and generate a route to get there.

Marc Mosher
May 13, 2019 | Version 2.2.3

Wow, this is kind of the Holy Grail for navigating to locations on the Edge 520 Plus without ending a ride - a Swiss Army Knife of a widget. Great work!

May 12, 2019 | Version 2.2.3

Excellent app enabling downloads from multiple sources & being a widget has the added advantage of allowing it to be used when running an activity