Send trails from Wikiloc App to your Garmin GPS (Garmin Connect IQ)

You can also  Upload trails automatically from Garmin to Wikiloc (Garmin Connect)

Wikiloc for Garmin Connect IQ wonderfully covers the basic need to download a trail from Wikiloc to your Garmin GPS with the utmost ease. Once you have the route in your Garmin, you can rely on the native navigation capabilities of your Garmin to follow the track in the outdoors.

Requirements

  • Have a compatible Garmin: Compatible devices on the "Compatible Devices" tab.
  • Garmin operating system: at least version 2.2.
  • Have the Wikiloc App on your Garmin: Download from the Garmin Connect IQ Store
  • Have the Garmin Connect App on your smartphone:
    • Android: minimum version 3.20.1
    • iOS: minimum version 3.20.0.26.
  • Have the Wikiloc App on your smartphone:
    • Android: minimum version 2.7.16
    • iOS: minimum version 2.7.9
  • Have a Wikiloc account: Create one here
  • Have a Wikiloc Premium subscription or the former Navigation Pack.

You don't meet the requirements? Download trails from Wikiloc's website and transfer them to your Garmin's SD. Instructions.

Pairing guide

1

Install the Wikiloc app your Garmin. You can do it from Garmin Connect IQ's website: download

2

Make sure your phone has Internet access and your Garmin is connected via Bluetooth with your smartphone's Garmin Connect App. Please refer to the  Garmin Documentation to do this.

3

Open the Wikiloc app on your Garmin. The app will send you a notification from Garmin Connect IQ on your phone. Open it to enter your Wikiloc login information. Once done, you'll see the "Connection successful!" message on your Garmin. Now, your Garmin is connected to your Wikiloc account!


4

Now you'll see a screen informing that you still don't have trails pending to be transferred.

5

On your phone, open your Wikiloc App, go to “Settings” and make sure that you’re logged in with the same email and password that you’ve entered in step 3 (see above). Check that “Send to your Garmin” is enabled.

6

Now you are all set. Find a trail of your interest through the Wikiloc App on your smartphone and tap on “Send to your Garmin” button.

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On your Garmin, open the Wikiloc ConnectIQ App and tap on “Continue” or press “Start” to confirm the download.

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The trail will be automatically transferred and stored locally into your Garmin GPS.

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Enjoy!

FAQ

Can I unpair a device from my account?

The paired devices will appear on your Settings page on the Wikiloc web. Be aware that, once unpaired, the Wikiloc ConnectIQ App will ask you to log in again.

I don't have a Wikiloc account yet, how can I sign up?

You can create your Wikiloc account from the  Wikiloc web, the Wikiloc app, or just from the login process described in the abovementioned step 3.

Go to Create your account and enter your email, username, and password. The device will be paired to your account, but it's still pending to validation. Check your inbox, as you should receive a validation email with a link to validate your account. Open it and you'll be set to send your favorite trails to your Garmin!

Troubleshooting

In the smartphone Wikiloc App (Android / iOS), there’s no “Send to your Garmin” button.

If the "Send to your Garmin" button does not appear on your Wikiloc app for smartphone, please open the Wikiloc App on your Garmin GPS and follow the on-screen instructions.

If nothing appears on your Garmin screen, you have probably accessed your phone's Wikiloc App through a different account from the one you used to sign into Garmin's Wikiloc App.

Make sure you are connected to both Apps from the same account. You can check it from:

- Garmin: from the Garmin Connect Mobile app > Apps of your Garmin > Wikiloc > settings. There you will see which Wikiloc username your Garmin is paired with.
- Wikiloc: from your smartphone's Wikiloc app > "profile" tab

To unpair your Wikiloc account from your Garmin: Press the "up" button or the menu (3 lines) for a few seconds > open the Wikiloc app > unlink.
To unlink your Garmin from your Wikiloc account: You can do it from the Wikiloc website > Drop-down menu from your profile at the top right corner of the screen > Settings > Linked devices.

Then open your Garmin Wikiloc app again and log in with your Wikiloc username. When you see "There are no pending routes", it means that it has been correctly linked.

In the Garmin Wikiloc App, I got the “Error connecting to Wikiloc. Check your phone’s Internet connection” message.

That means that the App cannot reach the Wikiloc servers. Make sure that your phone has Internet access and the "Garmin Connect" app opens at least in the background.

In the Garmin Wikiloc App, I got the “Oops! You need to update your Garmin GPS firmware” message.

The Wikiloc ConnectIQ App requires software features that have been included in the most recent firmware versions for your Garmin device. You should update your Garmin device firmware.

In the Garmin Wikiloc App, I get the “Check your internet access” message.

In that case, make sure you have the Garmin Connect app open (even in the background).

In the Garmin Wikiloc App, I constantly get the "Trail download error".

First try deleting all of the downloaded trails in your Garmin (go to "Navigate" and delete them one by one). The problem should be solved.

If you still have issues: 

  • Uninstall the Garmin Wikiloc app.
  • Connect your GPS to the computer and update the device to the latest version through Garmin Express.
  • Install the Wikiloc app into your Garmin again.

In the Garmin Connect IQ App, I don't get the notification to identify myself as a Wikiloc user.

Make sure you have the Garmin Connect app open (in the foreground)

Inside the signup web page, I don't get the "I'm not a robot" button.

Be sure that you are using Google Chrome as the default browser, also you can sign up directly from the Wikiloc website:  https://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/signingup.do


How to unpair your Garmin device from your Wikiloc account?

If you press the "menu" button for 3 seconds, the Garmin device will ask if you want to unpair your Wikiloc account. When you press yes, your Wikiloc account will automatically unpair from the Garmin device.

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