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    Widdler
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    Upload Waypoints to Garmin Etrex from PC

    Hi there, I've recently got a Garmin Etrex 20x and will be using it in order to do some work (peat depth). I've got 240 or so waypoints to go to and want to upload them from my PC directly to the Garmin rather than putting them all in manually (which would be a monumental pain in the arse).

    Reading up on the internet, I've managed to convert the UK grid points to lat/long, and converted the Microsoft Excel file to GPX format so the device can read them. However, when I look at them on the Garmin it has all the points together as a route (a line with the individual points as dots rather than flags), with me unable to select them individually in order to go to each waypoint exactly. Is there a way to do this?

    I tried the chat help feature on the Garmin website, but they couldn't help at all. Cheers
    Donald

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    Hi Abraham.
    Been a while since i had a garmin but can you not tell the gps to "goto" a specific way point or "start at" iirc ?
    Failing that try www.thehug.net and create individual waypoints (as gpx files) so easy on that site and save and import them one by one a a gpx routes (1 waypoint = 1 route).
    Easier than inputting grid refs etc.
    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks for replying so quickly.
    I cannot select any of the points individually via the map or in the goto function unfortunately.
    It seems like www.thehug.net doesn't seem to work anymore.
    Cheers

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    The hug worked fine for me last weekend.
    Click the map that should create a waypoint save as gpx send to gps...

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    You cannot do this on phone try laptop.

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