TCX File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a TCX file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .TCX 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension TCX for different purposes. We have identified 1 TCX opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of TCX file.

Programs that open these files

We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

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 viewers for this file format

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.

MapSourceMapSourceUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
TWCaddie08TWCaddie08User submitted
3D Route Builder3D Route BuilderUser submitted
BaseCampBaseCampUser submitted
TCX ConverterTCX ConverterUser submitted
TrackLogs Digital MappingTrackLogs Digital MappingUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with TCX-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with TCX-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!