Open GPX File

Information, tips and instructions

Using a GPX file on a Smartphone

First of all, the diminutive GPX stands for 'GPS Exchange'. Therefore, we know that it is a file format, linked to GPS.

A GPX file is simply a data file that can be used by GPS software. Usually this is location data.

Taking as an example an itinerary for a walk, a trip, a run, this information can be collected in a GPX file and thus shared.

If, for example, you want to send the details of a trip you have planned to your friends, it is possible to send them this file, so that they can use it on their GPS.

What is a GPX file used for a Phone?

The main utility of these files is used, mostly, by hikers and running athletes, even boaters and those who practice sport fishing.

This allows to have a very precise mapping of a trip or a route. As long as you use a tool capable of reading a GPX file, it will be identical to the source.

This guarantees not to receive any files modified by a compatibility problem for example.

Regardless of whether you are using an iPhone, Mac, PC, Android, GPX files will keep their format, thus guaranteeing their compatibility.

Using an analogy, a GPX file is similar to a PDF file. This format is universal, stable, and easy to read with several free tools.

Play a GPX file on Android

For that, you will simply need an application that can read this type of file. In Google Play there are several programs that fulfill this function

All of these applications have the ability to read, create, edit, import and export GPX files, as well as other supported formats such as KML and KMZ.

They can also do route simulations and GPS tracking.