I did ask this some months ago, but still not solved it. I am trying to import routes from google earth. Primo stores routes as .dat files in Primo/save/routes. Google exports files as .kmz or .kml. So tried GPSBabel to convert. But no luck. GPSBabel only offers two igo options, one being points of interest .upoi format and the other being IGO8 .trk format. Neither appear to be of any use!
Anyone managed to do this and care to shed some light on it?
So all you do is create Primo\CONTENT\USERDATA\ROUTE. Then just chuck your .kml file in there, and hey presto, away you go. No mucking about with converters. A nice easy solution, thats the way I like it.
Now if anyone can let me know what the .trk output is used for on GPSBabel I would still love to know.
While iGo8 supports exporting tracks to GPX format, importing tracks is not natively supported.
So in other words the .trk files are "Track" logs that can be exported to google earth, but not vice versa. If I remember, the Track option can be enabled in the initial set up or later in the options of Primo. I will try this during next week. I thought that it was .ftr files that were related to truck routes.
I had a play around with the Primo\CONTENT\USERDATA\ROUTE method I mentioned earlier. Works ok, but the down side is that the GPS receiver stays on. Sooo... I plan a route in Italy, while sat in England, the GPS then calculates from my current location. This will be good when I am in situ. Not when I'm still in the UK.
And then I discovered, (lost the link/thread) on here that if you create primo\content\userdata\poi. You can store locations as .kml from google earth and use them to create a route with the GPS disabled.