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Users of Garmin Edge 520 can also opt to transfer data to their computers if needed.
However, some users might be confused or don’t know how to go about connecting their Garmin 520 to their computers.
It is quite easy to do so, and you only need to remember a few steps to accomplish this.
So, today we’ll provide the answer to the question you are asking, “how do I connect my Garmin 520 to my computer?”
Connection via USB
The most common way to connect your Garmin Edge 520 to your computer is via a USB cable.
USB cables work with most devices and, as such, are readily available. Provided you have the cable, you can begin to set up the connection.
Plug the USB Cable
After getting the USB cable, you need to plug it into both devices. The small end of the USB cable goes into the Garmin Edge 520, while the larger end of the USB cable goes into the USB port of your computer or laptop. Attach both ends.
Install Necessary Drivers
Provided your computer is compatible with the Garmin Edge 520, you will get a prompt to install drivers that are necessary to enable the connection and data transfer between the two devices.
If your computer has the necessary drivers installed, you will not need this step and can skip it.
Click “Ok” on the driver install prompt and wait for the installation process to finish. This step often requires a stable net connection and is automatic.
Locate the Device on Your Computer
After the drivers have been installed, simply locate the device on your computer.
You can do this via file explorer and going to my computer. You’ll note that a new removable drive has appeared. This contains the files on your Garmin Edge 520.
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Move the Files as Needed
If you need to move any files, simply enter the drive and locate the files you need. Right-click and select copy and move them to your desired hard disk drive on your computer.
Make sure your disk drives have the proper amount of space to ensure transfer.
After the transfer
is complete, select the eject option on the drive by right-clicking and then disconnecting the cable.
Once the necessary drivers have been installed, you will not get this prompt later on.
So on later occasions, you simply need to connect the cable, and your two devices will be connected.
In case you see that no drive appears upon connecting the USB cable, you might want to inspect the cable.
If the cable is dirty or damaged, it might not work. You can also try restarting the computer.
The driver installation process is automatic, but in some cases, you might need to locate a driver manually and install it. Most of these are readily available, although this case is rare.
Connecting your Garmin 520 is an easy process, as you can see. After the proper drivers have been installed connecting, it is fast and easy.