We know that you have a whole bunch of activities you would like to import. RUNALYZE supports a wide range of file types and tries to fit all your needs. Still, some file types can be tricky.
Use - if possible - the fit file format for importing activities
Some years ago, it was easy to sync your Garmin device via the so called Garmin communicator. We did not remove this option so far but the browser plugin itself is officially discontinued.
Newer Garmin devices can be used as ordinary usb mass storage. Just pick your *.fit file from a directory called ACTIVITIES or similar. If your device synchronizes with Garmin Connect automatically you can download your activity as zipped *.fit file from the activity’s page (look for the “original format”).
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:
Windows: 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/BENUTZERNAME/Library/Application Support/Garmin/Devices/DEVICE-ID
There is a software called bipolar which can download the activites from Polar FlowSync, PolarV800 or Polar Loop and there is another software called V800 Downloader on Github which does nearly the same.
It seems that all files will be stored on your computer as soon as you connect your device:
OS (C:) / user / <name of user> / Tom Tom MySports / <name of clock >
There you’ll find a folder for every day with *.ttbin files.
Have a look at the following article at dcrainmaker.com if you’re using the iPhone App.
If you’re using a Windows PC you can get the files via usb with this open source software.
Yes: We’ll add an API to enable synchronization with other plattforms, e.g. via tapiriik, some day.
How to download multiple activites via browser
Drag one of the following links to your toolbar/bookmark barDownload garmin connect (Single page)
Download garmin connect (multiple pages)
Click on the bookmark. The single page bookmark will only download all activities on the current open page. The multiple page bookmark will ask you on which page the download should start and on which page it should end.
How to download all activites via script
You need to be a bit technique affin for this. Python and the python package mechanize must be installed on your system. Now you need to download the script at. Execute the download.py script:
python gcexport.py -d activities -c all -f original -u --username <Username> --password <Password>
Or if you just want to download the last 3 activitivies
python gcexport.py -d activities -c 3 -f original -u –username <Username> –password <Password>
OneClick Activity Bookmark FIT Downloader
Drag the following link to your bookmarks bar - Just click on it when you’re on the activity pageGarmin Connect-Export
OneClick Activity Bookmark Downloader
Drag the following link to your bookmarks bar - Just click on it when you’re on the activity pageTomTom-Export (FIT)
OneClick Activity Bookmark TCX Downloader
Drag the following link to your bookmarks bar - Just click on it when you’re on the activity pageActivity Polar-Export
OneClick Activity Bookmark TCX Downloader
Drag the following link to your bookmarks bar - Just click on it when you’re on the activity pageStrava Connect-Export
Bulk export of all activities via command-line
How to export all activities as .gpx files
Drag the following link to your toolbar/bookmarksDownload trainingstagebuch.org
Open the activity list page at trainingstagebuch.org and click on the bookmark. The download of the acitivies will begin. Repeat this step for every activity list page.
We get a lot of questions regarding file types: Which one is better and which one contains more data? To answer these questions we have created a table to show what we can import from each file type (as long as your device logged this data).
Please send us an example file if you think we are missing some data during the import.
- N = No
- M = Maybe
- C = Will be calculated if not present
- CC = Will be calculated when a condition is given
TTBIN file format - We are using at third-party component to convert the ttbin files. Unfortunately swim activities cannot be imported in the moment. Please checkout the linked issues and help us
FIT file format - Heartrate from swim fit files cannot be saved in the moment (Issue #1498)
Distances may be recalculated in some cases, when there are no distance information for gps datapoints.
|Type||FIT||TCX/TTBIN||GPX||PWX||hrm & gpx||Fitlog||Logbook (3)||kml/kmz||TRK||sml||slf||xml(Suunto)||csv(Epson)||hrm|
|Ground Contact Time||✓||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N|
|Ground Contact Balance||✓||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N|
|Swim Stroke type||✓||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N|
|FIT details ||✓||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N||N|
|||The idea of resampling data is to reduce the size of files and/or to simplify the process of generating the map for an activity. When you import such data it is nearly impossible to calculate the length of the activity. Sometimes the pace graph will show useless lines.|
|||(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) Pauses can be encoded in TCX/GPX files with closed tracks/tracks segements. If they are not encoded RUNALYZE has to guess where pauses took place. If you have problems you can disable the detection of pauses in (General settings -> Activity form -> Detect pause)|
|||FIT files contain some Garmin-only values like recovery time, performance condition, hrv score and V02max estimate.|
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