Premium users of dynamicWatch can now send routes (courses) directly to Garmin Connect and let it sync them automatically down to the Courses list on Garmin devices that offer built-in navigation. This is an alternative to using routeCourse on those devices.
Since this is a feature of our mobile-friendly website, this works just as well on your phone as is it does on your computer.
This is currently a feature that we are offering as an experiment while we work to fully integrate it with our other products. It works great, but expect it to undergo some changes over time.
How to Access The Feature
You must have a Garmin watch or Edge that supports downloadable courses. These are the same Garmin models that support our routeCourse app: all Garmin Fenix 5/6, Enduro, Marq and Edge models; plus most Forerunner watches (current list here). For most watches, including all Vivoactive and Venu models, our dwMap app is supported, and is a much better choice than using this feature.
The Garmin Edge 130 GPS and the Fenix 3/3HR watches are special cases: these devices do support this Send feature, since they offer a courses feature, even though they do not support routeCourse.
You need to have installed at least one of our Connect IQ apps or data fields onto your Garmin and linked it to your dynamicWatch account.
On your main list of routes on your https://dynamic.watch/me home page, choose the "..." menu for a route and the options "Send to Garmin Connect" should appear on the popup menu.
The first time you choose Send to Garmin Connect from the popup menu you will be invited to authorize dynamicWatch to write to your Garmin Courses list. Note this is a separate permission from being able to access your Garmin Connect activities through our Garmin Activity History feature.
Using Send to Garmin Connect
Once you have setup access, all you need to do to send a route to your Garmin Connect Courses list is to choose the Send to Garmin Connect option on the popup menu for a route. It only takes a second or so to send a route, and then it should be visible in your Garmin Connect Mobile phone app or in your Courses lists on the Garmin Connect website.
Your Garmin devices (all those that support courses and navigation) will automatically download the route the next time they sync with Garmin Connect.
Note Sometimes this seems to take a long time. Try pressing the "sync" icon in Garmin Connect Mobile to prompt it to sync immediately with your connected device(s).
If you send the same route again you will end up with two courses at Garmin. There is no option to update a course at Garmin after you have sent it.
You can delete any of these courses at Garmin Connect without it affecting the original route at dynamicWatch.
As of April 2021 there is a bug in the iOS version of Garmin Connect Mobile where you are not offered a delete option for these courses. Use the Garmin Connect website.
Coexistence with routeCourse
You can use either or both of this Send feature or routeCourse to download routes to your Garmin. Either way, they end up in the Courses list on your device, and you can select one and start navigating from there.
Be careful to choose Disconnect from Garmin Courses, as the other button is for the Garmin Activity History feature, which, as we mentioned above, is authorized separately.