TCX File Type

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What are TCX files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a TCX file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a TCX file?

A .TCX file is a Garmin Training Center Database XML file.

The .tcx file extension is used for a proprietary database data file format developed by Garmin Ltd., also known as Garmin XML database files. The Garmin Training Center software generates these TCX files. This is a Windows and Mac OS X program that allows users to log their fitness and exercise activities for more convenient tracking purposes.

These TCX files are XML formatted data files used to export and import fitness and exercise logs between Garmin Training Center programs in different computers and Garmin devices. There are two versions of the TCX file format, namely TCX1 and TCX2. Recent versions of the Garmin Training Center software have support for both TCX file format versions.

How to open TCX files

We have identified one TCX opener that is compatible with this specific type of TCX file.

Programs that open Garmin Training Center Database XML files

Last updated: December 15, 2021

Suggest another file format using extension TCX

While we know of one file format using the .TCX file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .TCX file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of TCX files. Remember, different programs may use TCX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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