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Thread: Garmin Connect ANT2 pairing with Forerunner 910

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    Garmin Connect ANT2 pairing with Forerunner 910

    I am an admitted triathlon-nerd. I had only saved one windows computer to upload Garmin data from my USB 305 until I discovered http://www.andreas-diesner.de/garminplugin/doku.php. It has served me well and I no longer have any computers running windows. (about 10 running Linux). For Christmas this year my wife gave me a Garmin 910 which relies on an ANT2 USB stick to upload data. So far I have been unable to get the stick paired or working in Ubuntu. If I can simply get the data into a file on my computer so I can upload it Training Peaks, I would be grateful.

    In a nutshell, what I am looking for is a way to pair the 910 to the ANT2 stick in Ubuntu 12.10. Any help would be appreciated.

    lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:0809 Logitech, Inc. Webcam Pro 9000
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0461:4d16 Primax Electronics, Ltd
    Bus 007 Device 003: ID 0fcf:1008 Dynastream Innovations, Inc.
    Bus 008 Device 002: ID 0403:6001 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd FT232 USB-Serial (UART) IC

    The Dynastream is the ANT2 stick

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    Re: Garmin Connect ANT2 pairing with Forerunner 910

    Have you seen this http://blog.trails4you.de/2012/04/forerunner-910xt.html

    It describe a way to download fit files from the device to computer.

    With the latest gpsbabel you can also convert the fit files to gpx. Like this
    ~/src/gpsbabel-1.4.4/gpsbabel -i garmin_fit -f inputfile.FIT -o gpx,gpxver=1.1,garminextensions -F output.gpx

    Personally I have the 305 and I'm happy with it.

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    Re: Garmin Connect ANT2 pairing with Forerunner 910

    Quote Originally Posted by lt_gustavsen View Post
    Have you seen this http://blog.trails4you.de/2012/04/forerunner-910xt.html

    It describe a way to download fit files from the device to computer.

    With the latest gpsbabel you can also convert the fit files to gpx. Like this
    ~/src/gpsbabel-1.4.4/gpsbabel -i garmin_fit -f inputfile.FIT -o gpx,gpxver=1.1,garminextensions -F output.gpx

    Personally I have the 305 and I'm happy with it.
    I have the Edge 305 with a USB port which is no problem. I just can't seem to get the Garmin-extractor to work

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    Re: Garmin Connect ANT2 pairing with Forerunner 910

    I can not test this, but maybe removing the ubuntu version of python-usb
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove  python-usb
    and install the one as described.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install python-pip
    sudo pip install pyusb
    then try as root to run the script:

    Code:
    sudo python garmin.py
    If it works then you can copy the udev rules and run garmin.py as normal user.
    I can not guarantee that this will work but I tested without the device and the script executes well.

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    Re: Garmin Connect ANT2 pairing with Forerunner 910

    Thanks for the help. I still seem to have an issue.

    $ sudo python garmin.py
    python: can't open file 'garmin.py': [Errno 2] No such file or directory

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    Re: Garmin Connect ANT2 pairing with Forerunner 910

    You have to be in the same catalog as garmin.py. Garmin.py is a file from the Garmin-Forerunner-610-Extractor package. Just unpack it. And don't be afraid to ask.

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    Re: Garmin Connect ANT2 pairing with Forerunner 910

    Thanks, it looks I'm getting a little closer. garmin.py ran and generated a debug log file. It created a garmin-extractor file in .config which contained a file called Script but there were no Fit or data files.
    Last edited by hollywoodpete; January 19th, 2013 at 12:18 AM.

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    Re: Garmin Connect ANT2 pairing with Forerunner 910

    Do you mind sharing the output from

    Code:
    python --version
    sudo python garmin.py
    
    ls ~/.config/garmin-extractor/

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    Re: Garmin Connect ANT2 pairing with Forerunner 910

    xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxx:~$ python --version
    Python 2.7.3
    xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxx:~$ sudo python garmin.py
    [sudo] password for xxxxxxxxxx:
    python: can't open file 'garmin.py': [Errno 2] No such file or directory
    xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx:~$ ls ~/.config/garmin-extractor/
    scripts

    The word scripts is in blue
    Last edited by hollywoodpete; January 19th, 2013 at 02:59 PM.

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    Re: Garmin Connect ANT2 pairing with Forerunner 910

    You still have to be in the Garmin-Forerunner-610-Extractor folder before you run
    Code:
    sudo python garmin.py

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