HOW TO INSTALL FULL TOPO CONTOUR MAP TO THE GARMIN FENIX 5X

The Garmin Fenix 5x was announced back in January 2017 at CES and it promised mapping capabilities. The Fenix 5x has now been launched and after using the Garmin Fenix 5x the watch does lack detail in the maps in the US and for the UK & Europe the Fenix 5x does not come with contour maps

After investigation I have found a solution to install full colour detailed contour maps from a website called TalkToaster

These details are forests, landmarks and more importantly for hikers contours on the maps. If you checkout the video below I will take you through the key differences of the maps and show you how to install TOPO contour maps on the Garmin Fenix 5x.

I strongly suggest you watch the install video below and download the maps found in the blue box below

 

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VIDEO TUTORIAL ON HOW TO INSTALL FULL COLOUR TOPO CONTOUR MAPS TO THE GARMIN FENIX 5X

If you check out the video at the top of this post,  I will take you through how to add full colour contour maps for the Garmin Fenix 5x through a site called www.talkytoaster.co.uk

 

DOWNLOAD GARMIN FENIX 5 TOPO FULL COLOUR CONTOUR MAPS

GARMIN FENIX 5X MAP COMPARISON

The differences between the base maps and the maps you can install using this tutorial are vast.  The area in question is a a place in the Peak District United Kingdom called Edale. You can see the difference between the maps which include Contours, elevation and lots of detail.

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Full contour maps

Elevation data

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Better detail

Maps in greater detail

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Free

UK maps are free

 

GARMIN MAPS

This is the Garmin Fenix 5X Topo Active UK and Europe Map’s

 

Garmin-fenix-5x-topo-maps-without-contours

 

TALKYTOASTER MAPS

Garmin Fenix 5X maps from Talkytoaster

 

How to install detail contour maps on the Garmin Fenix 5x
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Bailey Alsopp
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I can see map as an activity, and it show street maps. But how do I view topo maps? I don’t see any way to switch the map type, and no topo activity. Thanks

John van Kints
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No map for USA?

Jon Ratcliffe
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Yes maps are there for the UK

Andrew HUSSEY
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Hello

I’m just wondering what your opinion is on the 5X as an upgrade to an Epix? I use my Epix for cycling, running and swimming and wear it for activity tracking all day. TIA

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