Transferring a GPX file from my Surface laptop Go to my Rider 550

Chall
Chall Registered Users Posts: 2
Apprentice Traveler
Apologies for asking a question which many will probably regard to be straightforward.
I have never previously downloaded routes to my sat nav, but have recently purchased a GPX route from Simone Weir's website, which I have received via e-mail.
I have sat for ages and tried to transfer this file to my Rider 550 but am having no luck. Can anyone give some pointers please (my knowledge is clearly very poor?

Answers

  • Lochfrass
    Lochfrass Posts: 17,776
     Superuser
    You can upload the GPX File here https://mydrive.tomtom.com/en_gb/
    Log in with the same account that you use on your Rider.
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    Then mark the Rout to Sync and click on save.
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    When your Rider has Synchronised the Track schould be visible under "MyRoutes" in your Satnav
  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,827
     Superuser
    edited July 2021
    Hi
    @Chall
    Welcome to the site....
    Maybe useful....
    The NAV4/NAV5 (Wi-Fi) Rider 4xx & 5xx also have the "Easy route upload" option....
    The NAV4/NAV5 (Wi-Fi) Car Devices use a Micro SD Card as a transfer medium....

    My Rider 550
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    The Rider 4xx/5xx will give you direct access to a small buffer/transfer area of the Rider 4xx/5xx Main Memory... You can also access your Micro SD Card, you can drag & drop your .ITN or .GPX route files directly to the Rider 4/5xx Memory buffer/transfer area or the Micro SD Memory card over a secure system
    NavCore Version 15.302
    Released on 3 July 2015
    This update applies to the Rider4xx/5xx
    With the "Easy route upload"... You can connect your TomTom Rider to your PC using a USB cable, then drag and drop your route files directly to and from your device’s memory using a file explorer program.....

    The example below is my Rider 400... The Rider 550 uses the same "Easy route upload"
    (1)... Connect Your device via USB and this screen appears on the Rider 400
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    (2)... Tap the Import route Icon and the Rider 400 connects to the secure "Easy route upload"
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    (3)... On your PC filing system you should see "Tomtom Rider 400" where you can drag and drop your route files directly into the Rider 400 main memory or the Micro SD Card
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    (4)... If you haven't got a Memory card installed, it only shows the Rider 400 Main memory
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    (5)... Drag & drop your route files to the device or the Memory card
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    (6)... When you're done, tap "Done"
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    Note... Mac OS X....
    TomTom Rider uses the USB Media Transfer Profile (MTP) for transferring routes. On a Mac, you need to install a program that supports USB MTP, such as Android™ File Transfer.

    Once the program is installed, connect your Rider 4xx/5xx to your Mac and select Import routes. This switches the device to MTP mode. Route files such as GPX and ITN can then be copied to the internal memory of your device or a memory card using the MTP program.

    See Tomtom FAQ...http://au.support.tomtom.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/20584/~/how-do-i-transfer-tracks-and-routes-to-my-tomtom-rider-device
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    You can also use a Micro SD Card as a transfer medium
    To transfer a route to your NAV4/5 device using a Micro SD Memory Card.....
    Format your memory card on your PC to FAT32 format
    Copy your .GPX or .ITN route file to your Memory Card

    My GO 5000 showing no routes installed.....

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    Insert the SD Memory card into the Card Slot, the device will recognize the Memory Card.....

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    Routes Transferred.....

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • Chall
    Chall Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    thanks very much for this, Can you suggest a program for me to download to enable the download to take place (as You suggested in the paragraph I've copied below?)

    (I have dragged/dropped the GPX file from my laptop to the hard drive of the TomTom 550 - I don't have a memory card but will get one. When I open the TomTom's link on the computer, I can see that it;s there - but when I then go into my routes actually on the TomTom, the destination isn't there).

    Your comment - TomTom Rider uses the USB Media Transfer Profile (MTP) for transferring routes. On a Mac, you need to install a program that supports USB MTP, such as Android™ File Transfer-