The Garmin IQ app allows you to sync your Garmin device to Ride with GPS and quickly download your routes for use in the field. Here are the steps to help get you going quickly.

Get the Garmin Connect mobile application
Pairing the CIQ app with your account
Un-pairing the CIQ app from your account
Using the CIQ app to access recently planned or pinned routes
Download vs Download & Ride

CIQ App Compatible Devices

  • Edge 1000
  • Edge Explore 1000
  • Edge 1030
  • Edge 1030 Bontrager
  • Edge 820
  • Edge Explore 820
  • Edge 830
  • Edge 520
  • Edge 520 plus
  • Edge 530

Don’t see your device on this list? Check out Garmin Courses Sync for wireless route transfer for other EDGE devices. (including the 1030+.)

Get the Garmin Connect mobile application

  1. Get the Garmin Connect app via the App Store or Google Play
  2. Sign in to the Garmin Connect App. You may have to create a free account with Garmin if you don’t have one already.
  3. Enable Bluetooth on your smartphone, and pair your Garmin device to your phone. This will vary depending on your device, and will be done from your device.
  4. On your smartphone, open the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app. Then press the More option in the lower right corner of the main app screen on iPhone, or the menu icon in the upper left corner on Android, and select Garmin Devices > Add Device to enter pairing mode and follow the steps shown in the Garmin Connect app to find your device.
  5. Follow the on screen instructions to finish the pairing and set up process.

Download the RWGPS Connect IQ app

Use the Garmin Connect iQ app store within the Garmin Connect app to download and install the Ride with GPS CIQ app on your device.

  1. When viewing the Garmin Connect app on your phone, open the More option from the bottom right on iPhone, or the left side menu on Android, and select the ‘Connect IQ™ Store’.
  2. You can skip Connect IQ Store download and then search for Ride with GPS. Select it to download.
  3. Press the Download button, accept the terms and allow.

Pairing the CIQ app with your account

  • Open the IQ store on your Garmin device by pressing the IQ button on the opening page, and you will be shown a code to enter at

  • Confirm the connection, and this will link your Ride with GPS account to your Garmin device.

On your Garmin Device

  1. Press the IQ button to launch the CIQ app list.
  2. Open the Ride with GPS app on your Garmin device.
  3. From the onscreen options, choose what to view:
    • Recent Routes – The ten most recently edited routes on your account.
    • Pinned Routes – The ten most recently pinned routes on your account.
    • Help – A link to this article.
    • Settings – Here you can un-pair the CIQ app from your Ride with GPS account and view the version number of the CIQ app.

Recent Routes and Pinned Routes

Recent Routes shows the last ten routes in your route library that you have edited or saved.
Pinned Routes shows the last ten routes that you have pinned via the website or Ride with GPS mobile app.To learn more about pinning check out our overview page here.

Settings > Info – Displays the app version and userid

Download vs Download & Ride

After selecting a route you will be prompted to “Download” or “Download and Ride” the route.

Choosing to “Download” will save the route to your device so you can use it at a later time. From either the Pinned or Recent Routes list, select a route that you want to download.
If you select just Download, press the back button to go back to the route list.
Choosing to “Download and Ride” will save the route to your device and begin navigation. You can stop navigation at any time and the route will still be saved to your device.

Un-pairing your phone from the iQ app

  1. On your Garmin device, go to iQ apps
  2. Ride with GPS
  3. Settings
  4. Un-pair


Does the CIQ app work along with the Ride with GPS?
The two apps are completely separate, but keep in mind that any rides you record with the Garmin and sync to Ride With GPS, you can then go into the Ride with GPS app and add any photos taken along the way.
The app code I entered on the website is invalid, what is wrong?
Check the code and try again, you won’t be able to use the same code twice or on multiple accounts. The code is not case-sensitive nor have any spaces.
How do I get a route I don’t own to my Garmin? They don’t show up in my Recent Routes list.
Pin that route via the website or the Ride with GPS mobile app, then go back to the Pinned Routes section on your Garmin.
How do I uninstall the Ride with GPS Connect IQ app from my device completely?
Check out the Garmin Support page for details –