Garmin now lets users download routes from Strava and Komoot directly to head unit

The GPS giant has developed its Garmin Connect Courses application

Garmin Edge 530
(Image credit: Garmin)

Garmin has unveiled new integration which will allow riders to import route files created through applications such as Strava and Komoot, directly to their Garmin GPS devices - without the hassle of involving the brand's own app, Garmin Connect.

Up until now, users would have to download a route file from a third party - Strava, Komoot or other - before uploading it to Garmin Connect to send it to the head unit where it would appear in the 'Courses' section of the navigation menu.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.