Garmin Edge 1000


Settings on the Edge 1000

There are a few settings we recommend changing on the Edge 1000 to give you the best navigation experience. There are many settings available on the unit, but these should get you going.

First, review your  Activity Profiles. The Edge 1000 is similar to the 810 in that you can have different settings based on different profiles. This allows you to associate different speed/cadence sensors with different profiles, so that way wheel size is always correct. Additionally, it lets you change per-activity routing options, which is useful if you use the 1000′s routing system to calculate a route for you (not as helpful for loading pre-planned routes).

Once you have setup your Activity Profiles, let’s move on to navigation specific settings.

  1. Click the Settings Icon at the bottom of the home screen
  2. Select Activity Profiles then select your preferred profile (Ride in my case)
  3. Select Navigation, then select Routing
  4. Set Routing Mode to Road Cycling
  5. Set Calculation Method to Minimize Distance (though Minimize Time shouldn’t be too different)
  6. Ensure Lock On Road is set to Off
  7. Select Avoidance Setup and make sure all options are disabled. Since we are loading pre-planned routes onto the Edge, we don’t want it recalculating the route on us if it thinks there may be a toll, highway etc.
  8. Set Recalculation to  Disabled. If you lose GPS signal, or go slightly off course for a block or two, with recalculation enabled the Garmin has a tendency to shortcut you to the end of your ride with whatever it feels is the quickest way. This is almost always not what you want! By setting it to prompted, you can choose to recalculate or not.

Optionally, some users strongly prefer the map always be displayed with North at the top of the map. The default setting on the Garmin is for the map to always rotate so your current heading is towards the top of the map. To change this:

  1. Select the Settings Icon at the bottom of the home screen
  2. Select Activity Profiles then select your preferred profile (Train in my case)
  3. Select Navigation, then select Map
  4. Change Orientation to be North Up. You can also experiment with 3D mode.

How do I load A Route Onto The Unit?

Anyone can manually load a planned route from the site onto the Edge 1000. the following instructions  assumes the route is on www.ridewithgps.com:

  1. Plug your Garmin into your computer
  2. From the club route library click on the link for the route you want and it should take you to www.ridewithgps.com
  3. On the www.RideWithGPS.com website, display the route you want to use.
  4. On the top right of the page displaying the map,  there are 3 tabs “OVERVIEW, METRICS, EXPORT” click the actual orange words  “EXPORT” . Then on the right column  further down click the actual orange words “GPX Track (.gpx)”  (ignore all the tick boxes )
  5. If your computer prompts you to save the file to a specific location (otherwise it usually saves it in a folder called “downloads” , Place it somewhere memorable like the desktop.
  6. The GPX file is now on your computer ready to transfer to your Garmin.
  7. Now open up the file manager which is usually  called Finder or My Computer  on your computer, and open the drive associated with the Garmin, its labeled Garmin.
  8. you should now see a list of files and folders on your Garmin
  9. Open the folder called Garmin.  you should now se a list of files and folders. One of them is called NewFiles
  10. Copy/drag the exported GPX file from your desktop to the NewFiles folder.
  11. Safely remove the Garmin (Eject on an Apple machine) and unplug it from the computer
  12. After powering it on click the Courses icon and check the route is installed.