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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: (43 Ratings)

武者 晋一郎
June 29, 2022


Brad Earley
June 28, 2022

The 5* is for when it worked on my 530. Until the 1030+ gets it I will not rate it. Don't understand why I cannot get it on the 1030+. Not sure I would have bought it knowing that.

March 27, 2022

The pinning isn’t 100%. Perhaps there is a limit of the number of pins? I have had to unpin and repin to get all to work of 12 I needed. On my Garmin 1030 side, The pins show up in IQ Connect but if you use the download button they will not show as saved courses. You must use the download and ride button. The ride will show up in saved courses, however it will wipe out the previous one that you downloaded using download and ride button under saved courses, so you will have to do this daily if you have a stage race, for instance.

January 24, 2022

This is very convenient if it supports your device. I wrote an IQ app/widget that does the same thing (and a bunch of other things) and is available on many more devices.

Oskar van Eeden
November 6, 2021

Like other users, not showing downloaded pinned routes any longer, despite confirmation message downloaded route can be found in course menu. Very helpful otherwise loading routes to garmin edge 830 running 8.20 software.

Chip Frey
November 1, 2021

Doesn’t show pinned routes on Edge 530 anymore. No matter what I do, resets, unlink, link, uninstall, reinstall, etc. Pinned routes do not show up in IQ app on Garmin.

October 14, 2021

L'application n'est pas compatible avec le EDGE 1030 Plus, ce qui est fort dommage.

Joyell Arscott
August 1, 2021

The app was working great for my club rides with my Garmin 530. Now nothing I send from RWGPS is successfully added. I only get error codes. Very frustrating when you are not near a laptop.

May 7, 2021

Was great but now I'm getting repeated HTTP error: 0 messages when I try to load routes on my 530. Mildly frustrating the night before a race.

Malcolm Taylor
March 17, 2021

This app has reduced the faff involved in loading a route immensely. IT's almost as good as automatic synchronization. I just pin the route in the app or on the web and there it is on my Garmin.

Brian Hackathorne
November 2, 2020

I'd put a great rating in here if I were able to sync my Garmin fenix 5x. The watch has the same functionality as the 830 I currently have for some of my bikes. It'd be great to get this on the watch as well.

Simon Kroner
August 3, 2020

Great app but not compatible with my Edge 1030 Plus. Are you going to deliver an update for this?

Fred Stucky
June 29, 2020

Will there be an update for 1030 Plus? Wonderful app yes.

Kelvin Brewington
June 29, 2020

Easy to install and setup. Routes download in seconds to my Garmin Edge 1000

Bruce Lutz
June 2, 2020

Easiest app to load routes to your garmin. Best route creator software as well.

Nick Van Praag
May 22, 2020

Can you make this available on Fenix? - I use RWGPS to plot my trailruns (OSM outdoors is the best maplayer). To get the GPX on Fenix is arduous at the moment and this app would solve it...

Marek Petrik
May 21, 2020

Works really well with Edge 830. I love it, makes it so easy to upload courses.

Victor Bale
April 28, 2020

When will this be available for the Garmin Explore?

November 30, 2019

Me ha dejado el garmin bloqueado. Y encima en inglés. Un aplauso.

mike bennett
October 29, 2019

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

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

Joseph Bovaconti
October 25, 2019

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

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!