Leisure, Technology

How to transfer tracks to my ROX 12.0?

Your ROX 12.0 has essentially two options for getting you to your destination. One is navigation. Enter your destination, head out, arrive (same with entering coordinates, POI, point on map, etc.). Easy to use and always ready to go when you’re on the road. And then there are tracks. Unlike navigation, the “Track” menu item contains only tracks that have previously been planned or imported. The advantage of tracks is that you can determine the precise route you wish to travel.

There are different options for transferring a track to your ROX 12.0. It might be a route that you planned and created yourself using the map in the DATA CENTER. It might be a file that you got from a friend and transferred manually from a PC or Mac. Or you can load a track via Wi-Fi directly from one of the apps for which ROX 12.0 has an integrated interface.

You also have the option of saving an activity as a track. If you have recorded a tour that you would like to save for later, select the “Save” menu item. Under “My activities”, select the tour in question and use the small gear icon on the bottom right to select “Save as track”.

ROX 12.0 Sport Profile

GPX files

You have a GPX file and would like to transfer it to ROX 12.0? No problem! With a PC or Mac, you can drag-and-drop to copy it to the “Tracks” folder. Before you do, simply use the USB cable to connect the ROX 12.0 as a mass storage device and save the file. Make sure you always know where the file came from. Manipulated files can lead to system failure.

DATA CENTER and SIGMA CLOUD

You want to map out your route precisely before starting your tour? Then it’s a good idea to create a track in the DATA CENTER. This requires more preparation, but when you’re done, you have a track of your own. Step-by-step instructions are available at http://help.sigmasport.com/en/tracks.

You can either transfer the track directly from the DATA CENTER to the ROX via the USB cable or use the convenient SIGMA CLOUD. Information on synchronizing the cloud can be found here: http://help.sigmasport.com/en/sigma-cloud.

All tracks that are copied to the ROX 12.0 SPORT via SIGMA CLOUD, the DATA CENTER, or drag-and-drop can be found in the “Track” area. They are in a list. Because the list might be very long, they can be sorted by distance, date, and name.

ROX 12.0 Strava

Strava

The ROX 12.0 SPORT has a full integration of Strava, therefore you can synchronise Strava Routes as well as Live Segments with your device. Tracks that you import from Strava can be found under the “Strava” menu item. Routes planned on Strava can be called up directly from the ROX 12.0. You must be logged in to Strava, and the tracks are transferred via Wi-Fi to your ROX.

To synchronize a Strava Segments, it is necessary to make it a favourite on the Strava website (star it). All favourites are transferred to the ROX 12.0.

If you are logged in to Strava, each ride is automatically uploaded as soon as it is completed. All you need is an active Wi-Fi connection.

komoot

komoot also has its own menu item. If you are logged in to komoot, all planned tracks are always displayed. The list contains the “header data”. Before you can ride the track, it must be downloaded. It is then available offline as well.

ROX 12.0 komoot

If you are logged in to komoot, your own rides will also be uploaded automatically (if you have an active Wi-Fi connection).

What file formats does ROX 12.0 support?

If a track has been created and saved in the DATA CENTER, it is transferred to your ROX 12.0 in Sigma’s format (STF). The ROX 12.0 can use tracks in STF or GPX format. Other files, like KML or FIT, cannot be copied directly to your ROX 12.0 via drag’n drop.

Track vs. navigation

Finally, a note about routing or re-routing the two guidance options. The basic difference is flexibility. When you enter the destination into the device, only the destination is defined, not the route to that destination. So your ROX 12.0 can be very flexible in its reaction if you leave the original route and can create a new route directly. With a track, the ROX 12.0 always tries to direct you back to the route if you leave it. This may result in lengthy notifications requesting that you turn around. If you have intentionally left the track and know that you will return to it later, ignore these notifications. The ROX 12.0 continuously checks whether it is better to proceed to the next track point and, if so, returns you to the track at a different point from the one where you left it.