>Suggestions and Feature Requests>Garmin import for linux
I realize this is an old post, but I have some new information. I have successfully cobbled together a set of scripts which automatically download the data from my Forerunner 205, convert the .gmn file to .tcx, zip it and upload it to RA. And all this happens automatically when the Garmin is hooked up to the charger! I am running Kubuntu Karmic, here is a brief overview of the steps:
install garmin-forerunner-tools (this is in the repos for Ubuntu)
and install the deb listed there, called garmin-upload-tools
mess around with get-new-gmn-from-device.sh and upload-file-to-mb.pl
I changed the get-new-gmn-from-device.sh file to point to the gmn2tcx script installed by garmin-upload-tools and added a line to zip the resulting tcx.
I then edited the get-new script to point directly to the upload-file-to-mb.pl script and modified the upload-file script to point to RunningAhead rather than MB.
Actually, this was a ton of work, but it works perfectly, only the latest run is uploaded and it takes almost no time at all. If anyone wants more information, I can email them my modified scripts, which should work on a comparable Linux install. My email is greg (at) rhobard.com
Unfortunately, the RunningAhead support is still in development, and I couldn't get it to work. But, it definitely allows you to install Garmin Connect Plugin and then connect your device on Geocaching website. So we are close!
I've have mixed success with my 405 and Ubuntu using the method outlined in the following blog comment:
I posted a how to on getting this to work with the 305 on linux.
it is a pain, to just download the data off of a 405. I dont care about having something upload the data fofr me automatically. I just want an easy quick reliable way to get the data off my watch and onto RA
I have been using Braiden's script (braiden.org) to upload from my 305 to Garmin Connect. It works great. I just plug the watch in, run the script, and its done.
I'd like to modify it to use with Running Ahead. Does any one know how to get a curl script to upload the .tcx directly to running ahead? I guess I need the url to send the file to.