Ways To Install The Maps On Garmin Fenix 5 Plus, MARQ Series Watch And Forerunner 945
You will require a PC or a MAC to install the maps. One cannot achieve this with an iPad. Navigate to the site where you can get free maps for Garmin brand GPS devices. You can start by choosing the map type you want. They range from generic routable, and it comes with a new style to Routable bicycle. The other includes generic Nautical and transparent overlay with elevation contours. After that, you can choose a predefined destination or a country. You can also add some additional titles if you wish. You can proceed with clicking the download map now if you do not require anything custom. Then you can select a tiny MicroSD icon card. You don’t need to choose Mac or windows.
Downloading the maps
The operating system doesn’t matter for downloading select the Micro SD that has a title of GMAPSUPP.ZIP appended to it. After this, you can go ahead with the installation. Once you get done with settings and selection, input the email address in the box, then select the option of building my map. The file that you have downloaded openfietsmap_lite_gmapsupp.zip you can open it via double-clicking on it. You will require copying the single file to your pc. Now paste that into the folder of Garmin on the watch. You do not need to copy and paste the entire ZIP file. Once installed you can open it and plug into the Garmin device. You can drag the file of gmapsupp.img to the directory of the Garmin folder.
Easy installation and disabling of maps
Using the maps is easy; they work on their own. Make sure you have added map data page to the watch. You can navigate to the profile of the sport, then hold the mid button, select activities and apps then choose the sport, go to settings and select data screens. Finally, select add new and then map. If for some reason you wish to disable the map, you can achieve that by deleting the sup.img file. For disabling a map, on the watch go to map and select configure maps then select toggle on and off feature.
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