Back up your Garmin activity data on a Raspberry Pi #PiDay #Python #RaspBerryPi @Raspberry_Pi @RasPiTV
Anyone who owns a Garmin watch, bike computer or other activity logging computer can’t have failed to notice the 3 day outage on Garmin Connect over the weekend of 24-26th July 2020. RasPi.TV works to upload Garmin device activity.
Being denied access to a large portion of my data made me swiftly evaluate my (lack of) backup strategy. I expect it also forced quite a lot of people to dig out their USB cables to upload activities to Strava.
I have most of the more recent activity data (bike rides and walks) still on my devices, but a whole year’s worth (June 2018 to July 2019) was not backed up anywhere else at all. So I vowed to rectify this grievous evil the moment Garmin Connect came back online, which happened on Monday 27th (the day of writing this).
A device may have something like 400 individual activities, downloading each .fit or .tcx file separately and manually – nasty & boring. RasPi.TV found GarminExport, some Python utilities, on Github.
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