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Garmin Connect welcomes all Garmin fitness devices

27 May 2009 @ 4:49 PM  / Ask Garmin / Company News / Jake's Journal / Peg's Posts / Sports / Fitness Blog /


Edge305photo02 Runner205 Great news from everyone at Garmin Connect! This week, Garmin Connect threw open its doors to all Garmin fitness devices, so you can now download activities from all of your Edge and Forerunner devices. Also, the move is on as we've started migrating everyone's activities from MotionBased over to Garmin Connect. Because there have been millions of activities shared at MotionBased and Garmin Connect, we had to start somewhere. So we focused first on the most recent activities (the most relevant in your training) and will be uploading the largest activities this summer.

Continue reading for more details about the Garmin Connect migration and other great updates to our online training community.

405womanback Some of your activities may not have migrated because they were either large files or had some data peculiarities. We will run several phases of our migration script to eventually get all of your activities from MotionBased to Garmin Connect. In some rare cases, we may not be able to migrate your activity to Garmin Connect.

MotionBased will no longer accept uploads from Garmin fitness devices on June 30, 2009. At that time, we will migrate any remaining activities from MotionBased to Garmin Connect up until June 30, 2009.

Garmin Connect is using a different methodology to smooth elevation gain/loss compared to MotionBased. As a result, especially for Forerunner devices, the elevation gain/loss numbers will be inflated. We are still working on our smoothing algorithm and intend to run this across all activities at Garmin Connect in the future to more accurately reflect the actual gain/loss.

Garmin Connect does not support weather at this time. We plan on introducing this feature at Garmin Connect. When we do, it will run against all past, present, and future activities at Garmin Connect.

FR305crop Garmin Connect does not offer the Analyzer, Saved Reports, Dot Racing, or Viewports features as you know them at MotionBased. We plan on offer these features at Garmin Connect in the future. When we do, they will be much more robust and customizable where applicable.

Garmin Connect will support the Garmin outdoor and automotive/motorcycle product lines in the summer of 2009. In the meantime, we recommend that you continue uploading activities from these devices to MotionBased.

At this time, Garmin Connect does not have a premium service. All of the features at Garmin Connect are free. We plan to introduce a premium service in the future. MotionBased customers with a premium account will be grandfathered into the Garmin Connect premium service for a period of time at no cost.


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