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Ride with GPS is the best way to plan routes for your Garmin device, with multiple map types to choose from and full turn by turn navigation. The Ride with GPS Connect IQ app allows you to wirelessly download routes to your Garmin on the go, with no need for cables or a computer.

What’s New

v1.2.2</p><p>- Add support for Connect IQ version 3.1.5</p><p></p><p>v1.2.1</p><p>- Bug fixes</p><p></p><p>v1.2.0</p><p>- Fixed an out of memory issue when loading certain routes</p><p>- Improved loading times for Pinned and Recent Routes</p><p></p><p>v1.1.0</p><p>- Added support for Edge 530 and Edge 830 devices</p><p></p><p>v1.0.0</p><p>- Initial release


Companion App

Download on the App Store Android App on Google Play

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • Saved information such as courses, routes, waypoints, tracks or workouts
  • Write locations to a device’s location list
  • Edge® 1000 Edge® 1000
  • Edge® 1030 Edge® 1030
  • Edge® 1030, Bontrager Edge® 1030, Bontrager
  • Edge® 520 Edge® 520
  • Edge® 520 Plus Edge® 520 Plus
  • Edge® 530 Edge® 530
  • Edge® 820 Edge® 820
  • Edge® 830 Edge® 830
  • Edge® Explore 1000 Edge® Explore 1000
  • Edge® Explore 820 Edge® Explore 820
Average Rating: (24 Ratings)

mike bennett
October 29, 2019 | Version 1.2.2

Used to use my mobile phone running with ridewithgps as navigation together with my 820 for metrics as I did not like the navigation on the edge. (The turn left at a roundabout when the route was straight on has added many km's onto rides). Tried the IQ app on the weekend and it worked perfectly for a 57km ride - I liked the way a route created on the computer took minutes to be included on the edge 820. Will give it a good testing on longer routes.

October 25, 2019 | Version 1.2.2

This is sorely needed on the 820. I can be done already on the 520 without this app.

Joseph Bovaconti
October 25, 2019 | Version 1.2.2

Love RWGPS..... Its been my go-to cycling app for years! I was using my iPhone for navigation (big screen) and the Garmin just to keep track of stats. So happy to have my two apps play nicely now. This is GREAT!

Peter Watson
October 23, 2019 | Version 1.2.2

It doesn't work with my Garmin 520 plus. I have the GPS app on my Garmin but there is no code to put into my GPS account and the GPS app just says waiting for phone connection and then error 2

Developer Reply
October 24, 2019, ridewithgps

Hi Peter. Please send an email to [email protected] We have lots of members who are successfully using the CIQ app on their 520 Plus, so we can definitely help out and get you squared away in no time. We've also got a walk through of the whole process that you can find here Cheers!

George McCune
October 21, 2019 | Version 1.2.1

I've been a RWGPS user for years. After buying the Garmin 830 and finding this app for the 830 I was hoping it would work. it works fantastic. I've been able to pick and choose which rides I want to download and quickly download them to my 830. So Easy!

Bruce Lutz
October 9, 2019 | Version 1.2.1

Works flawlessly on my 830.

vlad babau
September 30, 2019 | Version 1.2.1

I have difficulty directly downloading a route I've created that's been split into multi-day segments where the name of the files are the same but numbered. For example, having Route01 and Route02 only one of them uploads at the time unless they have entirely different names.

Chuck Sherman
September 16, 2019 | Version 1.2.1

I recently added this app and assume that I have the latest. I open the app, select the route, and add it to my device. It is that simple. Much easier than my previous method which involved exporting a gpx file and either dropping it into my device or using Garmin Connect to create a route and add it to my device. Based upon all of the negative reviews I have to wonder how many problems are actually caused by connection problems between the Garmin device and the user's smart phone and not by this app. FYI: I am using a Garmin 820 and a Pixel 2 XL smart phone.

Alex Chalmers
September 1, 2019 | Version v1.2.0

Really poor. Won’t work at all on my 520 plus.

Developer Reply
September 10, 2019, ridewithgps

Hey Alex, we made some performance and bugfix improvements, the latest version is 1.2.1 and it should take care of your issue. If not, write [email protected] and we'll help figure it out. Always happy to make improvements and fix bugs!

Peter Fine
August 31, 2019 | Version v1.2.0

Fails to download routes. Crashes when using option to download and ride. Please update the app for the latest 1030 firmware

Developer Reply
September 10, 2019, ridewithgps

Hey Alex, we made some performance and bugfix improvements, the latest version is 1.2.1 and it should take care of your issue. If not, write [email protected] and we'll help figure it out. Always happy to make improvements and fix bugs!

Stefan Derdeyn
August 29, 2019 | Version v1.2.0

when i start the app on my edge 1030, it loads for 5 seconds and then gives me "error 0" the same when downloaded from PC or app on iPhone. It should give me a code to pair the device on RWGPS

Developer Reply
September 10, 2019, ridewithgps

Hey Stefan, this is fixed in the the latest version. 1.2.1 and it should take care of your issue. If not, write [email protected] and we'll help figure it out. Always happy to make improvements and fix bugs!

Guy Maclean
August 28, 2019 | Version v1.2.0

App is complete rubbish. no setup information whatsoever. devise says it needs to be paired but no paring info given and no mention of setup or pairing in the help pages...

Developer Reply
September 10, 2019, ridewithgps

Hey Guy, that sounds problematic. Write an email to [email protected] and we can help get you sorted. You are using an outdated version of the app, the current version is 1.2.1, which may solve your issue. Happy to help figure it out!

July 12, 2019 | Version 1.1.0

I can’t download the app on my new edge explore, can you please make it available ?

Developer Reply
September 10, 2019, ridewithgps

We are investigating adding more device compatibility in a future update. Sorry for the frustration!

David Gibbs
July 9, 2019 | Version 1.1.0

Very good implementation, although I would also like the ability to export a route from the RWGPS mobile app as a GPX file so it can be pulled into Garmin Connect.

July 7, 2019 | Version 1.1.0

Downloads routes easily and quickly onto the new Garmin 830. Only problem is I don't see the elevation profile and the climbing pages don't work any more. Is this a bug?

Jeff Berlin
July 6, 2019 | Version 1.1.0

Bravo! Finally I can load a ride while on a ride. Previously achieved this with a RouteCourse but that app inexplicably stopped working on GarminConnect app. This app works beautifully. Ride With GPS is my “go to” for route planning anyway.

Jason Burns
June 5, 2019 | Version 1.1.0

At last better integration with RWGPS. Even transfers the cue sheet. No POI transferred though which is a shame so still need to add to the cue on RWGPS to get a custom cue to pop up. Edge 1030

Berislav Babic
May 30, 2019 | Version 1.0.0

Works awesome on the edge 520. Can you please make it available for 530/830 as well?

Developer Reply
June 6, 2019, ridewithgps

Done! We just released an update this week to support 530 and 1030. Had to buy test devices and verify everything was good. Hope you enjoy!

ken luke
May 25, 2019 | Version 1.0.0

Great feature, very helpful integration with my Ride with GPS account.

Tomas Quinones
May 21, 2019 | Version 1.0.0

FINALLY, I can get my planned and pinned route to my garmin without getting my lame computer involved. Simple, works great.

May 12, 2019 | Version 1.0.0

Finally one of my biggest complaints has been resolved. RWGPS has been added. Strava Routes added Now fix the segments along the same lines as Wahoo's data & metrics setup; then for the amount this unit cost it cannot be compared to.

Mr Haven
May 12, 2019 | Version 1.0.0

Good, works easily, it would be handy to have a search bar at the top, as I have 100+ routes.

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