How to Change Map Zoom Level – Garmin 920XT

How to change the map zoom level for the Gamin Forerunner 920XT, answered!


I’ve been running with the Garmin 920XT for a couple years and have been very happy with it. My only complaint is that the map is always stuck on a 0.3 mile scale! Which makes the map virtually useless for my training runs or especially my 50k or 50 mile runs.

Gamin’s owner manual is not helpful:


Online forums are filled with frustrated users and people that won’t purchase the device because of the problem.

Well here is how you adjust the zoom level:

  • Open your map screen.
  • Hold down the button in the bottom left corner (the one with the three dots) for a few seconds until the menu comes up.
  • Select the “Zoom” menu item
  • Use the up/down arrows to change the map zoom level, press “enter” to save the change.

Hope this helps! See you on the trails.

Cliffs and Meadows LLC

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6 Responses to How to Change Map Zoom Level – Garmin 920XT

  1. Markus says:

    It is absolutely not understandable why this is not written down in a documentation.


  2. thukydides says:

    You´re the man. Just came across this and my mind is blown away. Always was annoyed by this issue. Thanks so much!


  3. Free D'hoker says:

    Super, Thanks !!!


  4. Ben says:

    Yes! That’s what we needed! Thankx


  5. Max says:

    Thanks so much for posting this! I was always annoyed by the absence of zoom levels in the navigation…


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