Garmin FIT Devices - Manual
/ Add pauses when stopped
Available in the "Daily Activity" view
and the "Activity Reports" view of SportTracks, when
at least one activity is selected.
Adds timer pauses for periods where your speed has dropped below the
"stopped" threshold that you've configured for the activity's categorie.
This is useful, when you've forgot to set the "auto pause" feature of
your device or forgot to press the "Start/Stop" button.
mass storage devices - EdgeŽ 200/500/510/800/810
Connect your Garmin device to the PC via USB.
Click on "Import" in the
"Other Tasks" menu of SportTracks:
Click on the
button in the upper left, if this
is not already selected.
When you open this dialog for the first time, these import
devices are not yet part of your "favourite devices" list.
In this case click on the
button in the
upper right of the import data dialog in order to select the new
importer provided by this plugin.
Select the "Garmin mass storage device".
Then click on "Next >".
As you have not yet configured the importer, the import configuration dialog will
It lets you set options that speed up the import process.
Close the configuraton dialog with "OK" to
complete the import
creation/assignment of equipment items
During import, the plugin collects references to used ANT™ devices from
all imported activities.
When import finishes, the plugin presents all hitherto unknown devices
These equipment items will be tagged with ANT™ specific identification
- select rows and click "Assign existing equipment item" to
associate an item that is already in your logbook's equipment catalog
- leave the assignment blank to let the plugin automatically
add an equipment item to your logbook's catalog
- or "Cancel" to skip the creation of new equipment items
The plugin will later on automatically assign these equipment items to
activities based on these ANT™ ids.
devices that use the Garmin ANT Agent™
The Garmin ANT Agent™ automatically transfers new data from your
supported Garmin devices to your PC.
It uses the ANT™ protocol for wireless transmission, whenever your
device (switched on!) comes near your PC (with the Garmin ANT stick™
This importer takes files from the folders on your PC, where the Garmin
ANT Agent™ has saved them to.
Note: this folder path can be found in the importer's configuration
The import process is identical to the one just explained for mass
import from Garmin
devices that otherwise require the Garmin ANT Agent™
Instead of having Garmin ANT Agent™ download data from your
Garmin device and let the plugin pick up the downloaded data
from Garmin ANT Agent™'s sync folder, the plugin can directly communicate with
your ANT+™ enabled Garmin device to import the
- Ensure that the Garmin ANT stick™ is
plugged in and other software that might lock the stick (e.g. Garmin
ANT Agent™) is not running.
the plugin talks to your Garmin device for the first time, the device
might ask you to to allow to "pair". Please allow this.
happen upon subsequent connections. To achieve this, the plugin creates
a pseudo equipment item in ST's equipment list, that contains the
"certificate of marriage". Please don't delete that or you'll have to
- Please make sure that only one ANT+™ capable Garmin device
is within ANT™ radio range during that process.
of Garmin FIT Files
SportTracks version 3 lets you import .FIT files without any 3rd party
However this plugin provides an alternative importer what provides lots
of benefits that are explained here.
When you import files and select a file with extension ".FIT",
SportTracks will pop up this dialog to let you select the importer that
shall be used:
Select the importer provided by this plugin.
Note: when you decide not to use SportTracks' standard importer at all,
go to "Settings:Plugins" and uncheck the "SportTracks Garmin GPS
Plugin". Then SportTracks will automatically use the importer provided
by Garmin FIT Devices plugin without asking you to select the desired
The plugin adds two new activity detail pages to the "Daily Activity"
and the "Activity Reports" view of SportTracks:
This detail page shows so-called events, recorded by your
a wide range of event types like:
- time, distance, heart rate, cadence, power and other alerts
- reaching a course
off course and returning to the course
- recovery heart rate
- battery running low
- turning off the device
Note: you can select (multiple) rows in the event list and the plugin
will automatically highlight the corresponding track on the map and on
charts. In the example above, you'll see where you've been away from
the course that you had followed with your Garmin device.
Note 2: You can "Undock" this detail page to view it in parallel to
other detail pages.
Various (not only Garmin) devices allow you to start and stop the
recording of an activity. The time span from "stop" to "start" is
recorded by the device and uploaded to SportTracks.
This detail page displays those pauses.
Note that once again you can select rows in order to get the pause
highlighted on the map.
This is the same page as in the Live Recording plugin. Please see here.
Garmin FIT Devices
There's just one configuration switch on the plugin settings page:
you can decide if you want to let the plugin remove elevation artefacts
that are a well-known bug in some Garmin device types/versions.
Besides the plugin lets you install our Live
Recording and HRV plugin and our Weather plugin
that both add value to the Garmin FIT Devices plugin.
Note that these buttons only appear, when the respective plugin is NOT
installed and enabled.
Information" panel is standard for all my plugins. See the General
Features page for details.
Last update: April 24, 2013