Garmin to android tablet connection
I have an Android tablet with a USB-C port, and a Garmin Edge Touring with a mini USB port (no wifi or bluetooth).
I'd like to connect the two with a cable, so that i can plan routes on the tablet and upload them to the Garmin.
What do i need to connect them? I've had so many different suggestions from tech shops, I'd like to know what actually works!
At the moment i have to take the SD card out of the Garmin and put it in the tablet and transfer the file to it. Not great when you're on a campsite or in a cafe!
Thanks for your help!
I would try using an adaptor from USB-A to USB-C, (a "normal" mini-USB cable has USB-A on the other end). Whether this will really work is another question - one might need to fiddle with the tablet settings, maybe.
Such an adaptor is usually a small piece and costs about £3
I have successfully connected my tablet to other devices but haven't tried to a Garmin though.
I used what is called an OTG (as in On The Go) adapter - the internal lead connections are slightly different to an ordinary adapter.
There were some other tweaks to do with the tablet usb port but I can't remember what they were and it was a while ago now and an old version of Android anyway.
Research OTG as its a common facility.
Thank you both.