• Install the dwMap app to your watch from the Garmin Connect IQ Store
  • When you start the watch app the first time you will be shown a link code to enter here.
    If you get error code 1 or 2 on your watch during this step, make sure that your watch is connected by Bluetooth to Garmin Connect Mobile running on your phone (iPhone or Android, and users report that Windows Phone also now works), and that your phone and watch can get online.
    After entering the code on the website, tap the watch screen to continue.
  • You may find you need to disable Auto-lock in Menu->Settings->System->Auto-lock in order to successfully complete the link step.
  • From then on, when you start the app it will show its Map view. This shows your current route, at four zoom levels.
  • Swipe-up/down to zoom in/out.
  • If the app can get online via your phone, it will download your current route. Otherwise it will continue to use the most recent route that it has. You can press-and-hold the Start/Stop (right hand) button and choose Refresh at any time that your phone is online. This will download your current route and your other Watch Settings.
  • Your current position and direction of travel is shown as an arrow, allowing you see whether you are on-course, and when to turn next. No more getting lost or stopping to check a map!
  • If you are currently off the edge of the map, the arrow will still show your direction of travel, but will be drawn at the edge closest to where you are, with a circle around it.
  • If you have chosen Track-up in Watch Settings then the map will rotate so that "up" on the screen is your forward direction. A rotating "N" on the left of the screen will point north. Otherwise, you will be in North-up mode where north is always "up".
  • Where you were most recently will be shown with a trail of "breadcrumb" dots.
  • If you do not want to use a route for the current activity, press-and-hold the Start/Stop (right hand) button and choose Delete Route to remove the current route from the watch. If you still have a current route chosen on your route list you can download it again to the watch with Refresh.
  • Press the Start/Stop (right hand) button on your watch to start your activity. This uses the built-in GPS recording system of your watch, and will appear in your history and sync with Garmin Connect just like any other activity. Press Start/Stop again to pause/resume.
  • The app also has a Dashboard view to view your current activity stats. Tap the screen to switch between Dashboard and Map views, and swipe-up/down to switch between pages in the Dashboard
  • At the end of your activity, press Start/Stop to pause, and press the Return (left hand) button, and choose the Save option to leave the app.

If you have upgraded to dwMap Premium you will have additional navigation features, including notifications for upcoming turns and if you go off-route. See dwMap Premium Features Help.

  • Install the dwMap app to your watch from the Garmin Connect IQ Store
  • The Garmin software may tell you that you need to update your firmware, even when you think you have the latest version. In this case, undock your device and see if it installs new firmware that it has downloaded. Then redock the device and try installing dMap again. Powering-off your device and back on again may also be necessary to get the new firmware installed and running. You can check what your device is actually running by going to Settings - System - About.
  • If the watch screen goes black with a red X when you start the app your firmware must be updated.
  • When you start the watch app the first time you will be shown a link code to enter here.
    If you get error code 1 or 2 on your watch during this step, make sure that your watch is connected by Bluetooth to Garmin Connect Mobile running on your phone (iPhone or Android, and users report that Windows Phone also now works), and that your phone and watch can get online.
    After entering the code on the website, tap the watch screen to continue.
  • From then on, when you start the app it will show its Map view. This shows your current route, at four zoom levels.
  • Swipe-left/right to zoom in/out.
  • If the app can get online via your phone, it will download your current route. Otherwise it will continue to use the most recent route that it has. You can press the Menu button and choose Refresh at any time that your phone is online. This will download your current route and your other Watch Settings.
  • Your current position and direction of travel is shown as an arrow, allowing you see whether you are on-course, and when to turn next. No more getting lost or stopping to check a map!
  • If you are currently off the edge of the map, the arrow will still show your direction of travel, but will be drawn at the edge closest to where you are, with a circle around it.
  • If you have chosen Track-up in Watch Settings then the map will rotate so that "up" on the screen is your forward direction. A rotating "N" on the left of the screen will point north. Otherwise, you will be in North-up mode where north is always "up".
  • Where you were most recently will be shown with a trail of "breadcrumb" dots.
  • If you do not want to use a route for the current activity, press the Menu button and choose Delete Route to remove the current route from the watch. If you still have a current route chosen on your route list you can download it again to the watch with Refresh.
  • Press the Start/Stop button on your watch to start your activity. This uses the built-in GPS recording system of your watch, and will appear in your history and sync with Garmin Connect just like any other activity. Press Start/Stop again to pause/resume.
  • The app also has a Dashboard view to view your current activity stats. Tap the screen to switch between Dashboard and Map views, and swipe-left/right to switch between pages in the Dashboard
  • At the end of your activity, press Start/Stop to pause, and press the Return button, and choose the Save option to leave the app.

If you have upgraded to dwMap Premium you will have additional navigation features, including notifications for upcoming turns and if you go off-route. See dwMap Premium Features Help.

  • Install the dwMap app to your watch from the Garmin Connect IQ Store
  • The Garmin software may tell you that you need to update your firmware, even when you think you have the latest version. In this case, undock your device and see if it installs new firmware that it has downloaded. Then redock the device and try installing dMap again. Powering-off your device and back on again may also be necessary to get the new firmware installed and running. You can check what your device is actually running by going to Settings - System - About.
  • On the 230/235/735XT, apps are found on the Activity menu, by pressing the top-right button when on the home (watch face) page.
  • When you start the watch app the first time you will be shown a link code to enter here.
    If you get error code 1 or 2 on your watch during this step, make sure that your watch is connected by Bluetooth (not Wifi) to Garmin Connect Mobile running on your phone (iPhone or Android, and users report that Windows Phone also now works), and that your phone and watch can get online.
    After entering the code on the website, press Up on the watch to continue.
  • From then on, when you start the app it will show its Map view. This shows your current route, at four zoom levels.
  • Use the Up/Down buttons on your watch to zoom in/out.
  • If the app can get online via your phone, it will download your current route. Otherwise it will continue to use the most recent route that it has. You can press-and-hold the Up button and choose Refresh at any time that your phone is online. This will download your current route and your other Watch Settings.
  • Your current position and direction of travel is shown as an arrow, allowing you see whether you are on-course, and when to turn next. No more getting lost or stopping to check a map!
  • If you are currently off the edge of the map, the arrow will still show your direction of travel, but will be drawn at the edge closest to where you are, with a circle around it.
  • If you have chosen Track-up in Watch Settings then the map will rotate so that "up" on the screen is your forward direction. A rotating "N" on the left of the screen will point north. Otherwise, you will be in North-up mode where north is always "up".
  • Where you were most recently will be shown with a trail of "breadcrumb" dots.
  • If you do not want to use a route for the current activity, press-and-hold the Up button and choose Delete Route to remove the current route from the watch. If you still have a current route chosen on your route list you can download it again to the watch with Refresh.
  • Press the Start/Stop button on your watch to start your activity. This uses the built-in GPS recording system of your watch, and will appear in your history and sync with Garmin Connect just like any other activity. Press Start/Stop again to pause/resume.
  • The app also has a Dashboard view to view your current activity stats. Use the Up/Down buttons to move through the map zoom levels then through the Dashboard pages.
  • At the end of your activity, press Start/Stop to pause, and press the Back-Lap button, and choose the Save option to leave the app.

If you have upgraded to dwMap Premium you will have additional navigation features, including notifications for upcoming turns and if you go off-route. See dwMap Premium Features Help.

  • Install the dwMap app to your watch from the Garmin Connect IQ Store
  • The Garmin software may tell you that you need to update your firmware, even when you think you have the latest version. In this case, undock your device and see if it installs new firmware that it has downloaded. Then redock the device and try installing dMap again. Powering-off your device and back on again may also be necessary to get the new firmware installed and running. You can check what your device is actually running by going to Settings - System - About.
  • On the 630, apps are found on the Activity menu, by pressing the top-right (Start) button when on the home (watch face) page.
  • When you start the watch app the first time you will be shown a link code to enter here.
    If you get error code 1 or 2 on your watch during this step, make sure that your watch is connected by Bluetooth to Garmin Connect Mobile running on your phone (iPhone or Android, and users report that Windows Phone also now works), and that your phone and watch can get online.
    After entering the code on the website, tap the watch screen to continue.
  • From then on, when you start the app it will show its Map view. This shows your current route, at four zoom levels.
  • Swipe-left/right to zoom in/out.
  • If the app can get online via your phone, it will download your current route. Otherwise it will continue to use the most recent route that it has. You can press the Menu button and choose Refresh at any time that your phone is online. This will download your current route and your other Watch Settings.
  • Your current position and direction of travel is shown as an arrow, allowing you see whether you are on-course, and when to turn next. No more getting lost or stopping to check a map!
  • If you are currently off the edge of the map, the arrow will still show your direction of travel, but will be drawn at the edge closest to where you are, with a circle around it.
  • If you have chosen Track-up in Watch Settings then the map will rotate so that "up" on the screen is your forward direction. A rotating "N" on the left of the screen will point north. Otherwise, you will be in North-up mode where north is always "up".
  • Where you were most recently will be shown with a trail of "breadcrumb" dots.
  • If you do not want to use a route for the current activity, press the Menu button and choose Delete Route to remove the current route from the watch. If you still have a current route chosen on your route list you can download it again to the watch with Refresh.
  • Press the Start/Stop button on your watch to start your activity. This uses the built-in GPS recording system of your watch, and will appear in your history and sync with Garmin Connect just like any other activity. Press Start/Stop again to pause/resume.
  • The app also has a Dashboard view to view your current activity stats. Tap the screen to switch between Dashboard and Map views, and swipe-left/right to switch between pages in the Dashboard
  • At the end of your activity, press Start/Stop to pause, and press the Return button, and choose the Save option to leave the app.

If you have upgraded to dwMap Premium you will have additional navigation features, including notifications for upcoming turns and if you go off-route. See dwMap Premium Features Help.

  • Install the dwMap app to your watch from the Garmin Connect IQ Store
  • The Garmin software may tell you that you need to update your firmware, even when you think you have the latest version. In this case, undock your device and see if it installs new firmware that it has downloaded. Then redock the device and try installing dMap again. Powering-off your device and back on again may also be necessary to get the new firmware installed and running. You can check what your device is actually running by going to Settings - System - About.
  • When you start the watch app the first time you will be shown a link code to enter here.
    If you get error code 1 or 2 on your watch during this step, make sure that your watch is connected by Bluetooth to Garmin Connect Mobile running on your phone (iPhone or Android, and users report that Windows Phone also now works), and that your phone and watch can get online.
    After entering the code on the website, press Up on the watch to continue.
  • From then on, when you start the app it will show its Map view. This shows your current route, at four zoom levels.
  • Use the Up/Down buttons on your watch to zoom in/out.
  • If the app can get online via your phone, it will download your current route. Otherwise it will continue to use the most recent route that it has. You can press-and-hold the button and choose Refresh at any time that your phone is online. This will download your current route and your other Watch Settings.
  • Your current position and direction of travel is shown as an arrow, allowing you see whether you are on-course, and when to turn next. No more getting lost or stopping to check a map!
  • If you are currently off the edge of the map, the arrow will still show your direction of travel, but will be drawn at the edge closest to where you are, with a circle around it.
  • If you have chosen Track-up in Watch Settings then the map will rotate so that "up" on the screen is your forward direction. A rotating "N" on the left of the screen will point north. Otherwise, you will be in North-up mode where north is always "up".
  • Where you were most recently will be shown with a trail of "breadcrumb" dots.
  • If you do not want to use a route for the current activity, press-and-hold the button and choose Delete Route to remove the current route from the watch. If you still have a current route chosen on your route list you can download it again to the watch with Refresh.
  • Press the Start/Stop/Enter button on your watch to start your activity. This uses the built-in GPS recording system of your watch, and will appear in your history and sync with Garmin Connect just like any other activity. Press Start/Stop/Enter again to pause/resume.
  • The app also has a Dashboard view to view your current activity stats. Press the button to switch between views, and the Up/Down buttons to switch between pages in the Dashboard.
  • At the end of your activity, press Start/Stop/Enter to pause, and press the Back button, and choose the Save option to leave the app.
  • With the latest watch firmware, some users report that the color of the selected option on the Save and Exit page is the opposite of what they expect (selected item is dark not lit-up). Press Start/Stop/Enter to choose the current (dark) selection.

If you have upgraded to dwMap Premium you will have additional navigation features, including notifications for upcoming turns and if you go off-route. See dwMap Premium Features Help.

  • Install the dwMap app to your watch from the Garmin Connect IQ Store
  • The Garmin software may tell you that you need to update your firmware, even when you think you have the latest version. In this case, undock your device and see if it installs new firmware that it has downloaded. Then redock the device and try installing dMap again. Powering-off your device and back on again may also be necessary to get the new firmware installed and running. You can check what your device is actually running by going to Settings - System - About.
  • When you start the watch app the first time you will be shown a link code to enter here.
    If you get error code 1 or 2 on your watch during this step, make sure that your watch is connected by Bluetooth to Garmin Connect Mobile running on your phone (iPhone or Android, and users report that Windows Phone also now works), and that your phone and watch can get online.
    After entering the code on the website, tap the watch screen to continue.
  • From then on, when you start the app it will show its Map view. This shows your current route, at four zoom levels.
  • Swipe-left/right on your watch to zoom in/out.
  • If the app can get online via your phone, it will download your current route. Otherwise it will continue to use the most recent route that it has. You can press-and-hold the Up button and choose Refresh at any time that your phone is online. This will download your current route and your other Watch Settings.
  • Your current position and direction of travel is shown as an arrow, allowing you see whether you are on-course, and when to turn next. No more getting lost or stopping to check a map!
  • If you are currently off the edge of the map, the arrow will still show your direction of travel, but will be drawn at the edge closest to where you are, with a circle around it.
  • If you have chosen Track-up in Watch Settings then the map will rotate so that "up" on the screen is your forward direction. A rotating "N" on the left of the screen will point north. Otherwise, you will be in North-up mode where north is always "up".
  • Where you were most recently will be shown with a trail of "breadcrumb" dots.
  • If you do not want to use a route for the current activity, press-and-hold the Up button and choose Delete Route to remove the current route from the watch. If you still have a current route chosen on your route list you can download it again to the watch with Refresh.
  • Press the Start/Stop button on your watch to start your activity. This uses the built-in GPS recording system of your watch, and will appear in your history and sync with Garmin Connect just like any other activity. Press Start/Stop again to pause/resume.
  • The app also has a Dashboard view to view your current activity stats. Tap the screen to switch between Dashboard and Map views, and swipe-left/right to switch between pages in the Dashboard
  • At the end of your activity, press Start/Stop to pause, and press the Back-Lap, and choose the Save option to leave the app.

If you have upgraded to dwMap Premium you will have additional navigation features, including notifications for upcoming turns and if you go off-route. See dwMap Premium Features Help.

The Garmin Edge 520 820 and 1000 GPS bike computers have their own built-in mapping and navigation features, which offer many more features than dwMap would on these units. Although we have experimented with dwMap on the Edge models, we are not currently offering it.

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