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GPX files on smart watches

There are a variety of smart devices on the market that have multiple functions, such as watches. For example, Garmin manufactures some of the best sports smart watches with GPS that exist on the market, we also have the Xiaomi or the AmazFit, the latter being an impressive novelty in this field.

These brands offer special devices for running, cycling, triathlon and multisport, with the option to load GPX routes to enhance your experience.

Using these navigation maps is quite easy, GPS navigation is one of the best features that smart watches have to offer, that includes the range of Fénix 6, Fénix 5 Plus, Forerunner 645 Music, Forerunner 735XT, Forerunner 935, Venu and Instinct by Garmin or the AmazFit Bip U, Model X or the GTS2, as well as the Xiaomi Haylou LS01 or the MiBro Air. Most of these models support GPX routes.

You can use the routes for your excursions, it is always better to use the GPS guide when the walks are long and are done in unknown places, such as the desert, the field or the mountains, you can guide yourself without problems even when you are far from the trail. City runners can also use this function, you can choose popular routes or combine races done on Strava without having to look at Google Maps to re-locate yourself; Plus, you have other workouts available that you can add to your run for the day.

The advantage of smart watches is that both hardware and software are already designed to work with GPX files.

How to add GPX routes to your Garmin smart watch?

  1. Download Garmin Connect and sign up.
  2. Download or create a GPX file.
  3. From Garmin Connect import the GPX file.
  4. Synchronize your smartwatch and your phone.
  5. Select the route from your smart watch.

How to add routes to an AmazFit watch?

  1. Connect and login to Wikiloc (A Premium account is not necessary).
  2. Find the track you want.
  3. Download the file in file format GPX.
  4. Choose if you want the track of all points.
  5. Open the Amazfit APP.
  6. Open the file manager.
  7. Open the GPX tab and select the file.
  8. Make the Upload to the clock
  9. On the watch, scroll to the sports option.
  10. Before starting the sport, go to options.
  11. Select the track you just uploaded.
  12. Go and navigate.

How to add routes to a Xiaomi watch

Using GPX routes on a Xiaomi Smart watch is relatively easy, since the latest updates we can use route maps in GPX format within our watch, for this we have to upload them within the 'gpxdata' folder.