Recording/Synchronizing activities » Garmin
Garmin Auto Sync
The easiest way is to connect your Garmin account directly within RUNALYZE. Just click on the
Automatic Sync button next to
Add workout and connect your account with Garmin.
There are some things to keep in mind:
- You need to record at least one new activity to activate the sync from Garmin to RUNALYZE
- Only the last 30 days of activities will be send to us from Garmin (This can take some time)
- Activites from other vendors (like Zwift) are not synchronized (For Zwift: Vote for the sync feature from Zwift to RUNALYZE at https://forums.zwift.com/t/synchronization-to-runalyze/13993).
Full history import
Garmin provides an option to download all your data you have ever provided to Garmin Connect. Just go to Garmin Datamanagement and request your files. You will receive a mail with a download link shortly.
Uploading so many activities to RUNALYZE at once can be exhausting: We offer to load the Garmin Backup into your RUNALYZE account. Send us a mail with the Garmin backup to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to mention your username. We will import the backup into your account.
Download a history of your activities yourself
You are a computer expert? Great. There is a python script we use ourself to download the history of your activities: gcexport.py
Use the command line to initialize the download:
python gcexport.py -d activities -c all -f original -u --username <Username> --password <Password>
Keep in mind: We don't offer any support for this tool. Usage on own risk!
Download an activity manually from Garmin Connect
You are able to download the original activity file for every activity at Garmin Connect. Go to the activity view of the activity at connect.garmin.com an click on the "setting wheel". Use the option "Export original". That’s a zip file which contains a fit file. You can just take the zip file as we support the import of zip files.
Copy a file from a Garmin device
Some Garmin devices can be used as ordinary usb mass storage. Just pick your *.fit file from a directory called
ACTIVITIES or similar.
If you are using Garmin Express or the old ANT-Agent you can upload the files from your Windows, MacOS or Linux system. Just look for the files in the following directories.
C:\ProgramData\Garmin\GarminConnect\[foldername can be different (name of the device)]\FIT_TYPE_4
Mac OS X:
Open in the windows file explorer the following path:
Then you have to open the folder with your device ID as name and find the folder Activities.
Mac OS X:
Macintosh HD/Users/USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Garmin/Devices/DEVICE-ID
There is a tool called antf-cli. That tool should work with any compliant ANT-FS device in theory and it certainly does for Garmin Forerunner (60, 70, 405CX, 310XT, 610, 910XT) and Garmin Swim.
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