Why, why, why can't it just work!
I have a Garmin 405 and an 800. They are both great.
I have a new Nexus 7. It is great.
I like the Garmin Connect site. It does most things pretty well, and Garmin sneak new features on every so often.
Garmin have just launched a new mobile app, which is pretty good. Very pretty displays and it will upload from...510 and 80.
So lots of good stuff but why can't I join them together? I have tried lots of things but most of them end on a help page that says unable to mount drive, or 405 not supported or the Nexus 7 does support this.
Is it too much to ask for a way to use the Nexus 7 to upload runs and rides?
Just a public rant...but if someone has a solution...
Nice rant. I've stopped uploading my runs, and now I've bought a new Soleus and it doesn't upload anyway.
Don't know how to use it yet though.
Update on getting activities from my Garmin 800.
Hooray. The Nexus Media Importer can see the flash drive on the Garmin 800!. Using that I can download the .fit file to the downloads folder on the Nexus,. After some fiddling, not sure what I did that helped, I succeeded in uploading the file using Connect on the browser. So it is possible, just a lot more fiddly that it ought to be.
Next step get the 405 upload to work.
And to tidy up completely. Having purchased a USB2 Garmin stick I have succeeded (with Sportablet) in loading my 405 traces cleanly into Garmin Connect
Encouraging stuff! Was that using the 'ANT USB Service' and 'ANT Radio Service' apps as described by the Sportablet / Garmin Uploader app guy here?
I got my hopes up when I read through that, until I realised that my HTC Android phone does not support USB Host/OTG mode. And before that I got my hopes up about the Wahoo Fitness key + iPad combination until I read that they don't support the Garmin 405!
So you've got FR 405 uploads working smoothly from a Nexus 7 using the Garmin USB2 ANT stick? Do you have to Root the Nexus 7 fiddle around with it to get it working, or does the USB Host support work on the Nexus 7 as standard?
Yep, I just did as I was told by the Sportablet man. No need to root the Nexus 7 or fiddle very much. I did to enable the "alternative protocol for 405" setting on Sportablet but otherwise all pretty smooth.
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