Garmin Auto Lap

I have a Garmin Edge 830 and am interested in setting up a course with specific pre-marked locations to trigger the lap counter (the third bullet below, which is copied from the Garmin manual / help pages). However, I do not know which Course Points to add to the map to trigger a lap. Do any of them work? Also, I cannot drop a course point immediately below the Start / Stop location. I searched the Garmin forums and didn’t find answers to these questions. Thanks!

Marking Laps by Position

You can use the Auto Lap® feature to mark the lap at a specific position automatically. This feature is helpful for comparing your performance over different parts of a ride (for example, a long climb or training sprints). During courses, you can use the By Position option to trigger laps at all of the lap positions saved in the course.

  1. Select Menu Symbol > Activity Profiles.
  2. Select a profile.
  3. Select Auto Features > Auto Lap > Auto Lap Trigger > By Position > Lap At.
  4. Select an option:
  • Select Lap Press Only to trigger the lap counter each time you select Lap Symbol and each time you pass any of those locations again.
  • Select Start and Lap to trigger the lap counter at the GPS location where you select Start/Stop and at any location during the ride where you select Lap Symbol.
  • Select Mark and Lap to trigger the lap counter at a specific GPS location marked before the ride and at any location during the ride where you select Lap Symbol.

I just press lap at the points on the course first time I pass those locations. After that everything is automatic

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