How to discover and plan great new cycling routes with Garmin Connect and Garmin Edge 1030 Plus

How to discover and plan great new cycling routes with Garmin Connect and Garmin Edge 1030 Plus

Using Garmin Connect for planning new routes is a great way to keep your riding fresh and will help you discover new trails.

Garmin Connect software is a superb tool for route planning, offering several ways to easily map out a ride and upload it quickly to your head unit. A key feature is Garmin’s Popularity Routing, which provides a very useful insight into the area that you want to ride in, highlighting trails with colour-coding to show their popularity from all the data that has been uploaded by other riders. This is both an effective way to discover new trails/routes and also a means to be confident of getting a decent route. This video also takes a brief look at Garmin’s latest Edge 1030 Plus head unit, with many new features making it undeniably a market leading product.

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  1. Fresh To The Extreme - Biking, Music, & Tech on March 15, 2023 at 6:50 am

    where is the computer software for Mac?

  2. Kurt James Cutbill on March 15, 2023 at 7:00 am

    Hi! Does the round trip work with the garmin edge 530 also? Br

  3. Larry Hendry on March 15, 2023 at 7:19 am

    The map avoids existing paved bike trails and instead puts you on roads without a bike lane. A really bad planning tool.

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