To download gpx to any Garmin GPS, use ExpertGPS gps mapping software. Download GPX files to waypoints, routes, and tracklogs on your Garmin GPS receiver. ExpertGPS uses GPX as its native format, and has no problem reading GPX files that were originally created for a different GPS receiver. ExpertGPS handles the differences between Garmin, Magellan, and Lowrance GPS receivers, so that when you use ExpertGPS to download GPX to your Garmin GPS, you get perfect waypoints and tracks on your Garmin. ExpertGPS was written by TopoGrafix, the maintainers of the GPX File Format Standard, so you know you're getting a proven GPX program.
When you use the software from your GPS manufacturer to manage your GPS data and download GPX files to your Garmin GPS, you risk getting locked-in to a proprietary program. GPS technology changes all the time, and Garmin uses MapSource to keep you locked to their data format and line of GPS receivers. By choosing ExpertGPS as your software to download GPX files to your GPS, you're ensuring that if you switch brand loyalty in the future, you'll be able to transfer all of your existing Garmin data, and you won't have to learn a whole new program to work with your new GPS. Plus, ExpertGPS is tailored exactly to the capabilities of your Garmin GPS receiver. ExpertGPS will even warn you if you try to send more waypoints or track data to your Garmin GPS than will fit in the GPS receiver's memory. That's why it makes sense to download GPX to Garmin GPS receivers using ExpertGPS instead of Garmin's software.