How to open TCX files

Did your computer fail to open a TCX file? We explain what TCX files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a TCX file?

TCX files are Garmin Training Center Database XML files, which you can read more about below.

The TCX file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a TCX opener may not be able to open all kinds of TCX files. In this case, though, we only know of one specific use.

Garmin Training Center Database XML

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.

Software that will open, convert or fix these specific TCX files

We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with TCX-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with TCX-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!

TCX file openers, viewers, etc.

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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We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with TCX-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with TCX-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!