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Best settings for my 520, 530, 820, 830, 1000 or 1030 with Garmin Power Courses?

Garmin Power Course and TCX Power Route files allow you to load your Best Bike Split race power plans onto your Garmin devices to use during your races. When running during a race, power alerts will pop up at the bottom of your screen to indicate the proper power target based on specific latitude and longitude points along the course. These courses must be manually loaded to your Garmin device as Garmin Connect does not yet support power alerts.

Before starting, make sure you always have the latest firmware installed on your device.

Data Fields for All Edge Devices

We recommend the following data fields when using Garmin Power Courses on your device. These settings will help guide your actions as power target alerts are prompted.

  1. 3 Second Power Average

  2. 10 Second Power Average

  3. 30 Second Power Average

  4. BBS Power Target (ConnectQ)

  5. CRS. Pt. Distance (not available on all devices)

Garmin Edge Devices (with maps)

Use the following screenshots to help you setup your Edge Device for optimal use with Garmin Power Courses.

Navigation Settings

  1. Navigation -> Settings -> Courses -> Course Options -> Turn Guidance -> OFF

  2. Navigation -> Settings -> Courses -> Course Options -> Off Crs. Warnings -> OFF

Activity Settings
Setup a new BBS Activity profile based on an existing profile and set the following on your new BBS Activity profile.

  1. Settings -> Activity Profiles -> (BBS Profile) -> Segments -> OFF

  2. Settings -> Activity Profiles -> (BBS Profile) -> Segments -> ClimbPro -> OFF

  3. Settings -> Activity Profiles -> (BBS Profile) -> Navigation -> Sharp Bend Warning -> OFF

  4. Settings -> Activity Profiles -> (BBS Profile) -> Navigation -> Routing -> Popularity Routing -> OFF

  5. Settings -> Activity Profiles -> (BBS Profile) -> Navigation -> Routing -> Route Mode -> Straight Line

  6. Settings -> Activity Profiles -> (BBS Profile) -> Navigation -> Routing -> Lock on Road -> OFF

Note that if you choose Non Straight Line Navigation or don't have the option to set Straight Line in step 5 above, you will need to also make the following settings.

  1. Settings -> Activity Profiles -> (BBS Profile) -> Navigation -> Routing -> Avoidance Setup -> ALL OFF

  2. Settings -> Activity Profiles -> (BBS Profile) -> Navigation -> Routing -> Recalculation -> OFF

  3. Settings -> Activity Profiles -> (BBS Profile) -> Navigation -> Navigation Prompts -> Text Only