The Edge 200 is a cheap, reliable GPS unit, when a slim and simple design is more important than having every possible feature. It does not support ANT+ sensors, so choose the newer Edge 510 if you are looking for Garmin’s entry level unit that supports sensors.

Turn by turn directions using a TCX Course

An Edge 200 can use a TCX course file, exported from any planned route or previously ridden ride. If the TCX course file comes from a route which has a cuesheet, you will get turn by turn directions while riding the course. If the file is exported from an existing ride, the virtual partner will follow the existing ride’s times. If it comes from a route drawn with our bike route planner the virtual partner times will be off.

How do I get the file on my GPS?

For a more detailed example of how to get a route to your Edge 200, see Export Routes to Garmin Devices.

Here’s a quick step-by-step:

  1. Plug in your Garmin
  2. On the website, navigate to your route or ride.
  3. Otherwise, click the Export tab then click on TCX Course
  4. If your computer prompts you to save the file to a specific location, place it somewhere memorable like the desktop.
  5. Using the Finder, My Computer or other tool on your computer, open up the drive associated with the Garmin, usually labeled Garmin
  6. Open the Garmin folder located inside the Garmin drive.
  7. Click/drag the exported file from your desktop to the NewFiles folder.
  8. Safely remove the Garmin (Eject on an Apple machine) and unplug it from the computer
  9. After powering it on select Courses and locate your route
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