Garmin Forerunner 405 Support

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billgreene
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Garmin Forerunner 405 Support

Post by billgreene » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:02 pm

Do you know when Garmin Forerunner 405 will be supported?

Stuart
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Re: Garmin Forerunner 405 Support

Post by Stuart » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:42 pm

Hi,
We'll support it when Garmin release Mac drivers for it.

Thanks & Regards

Stuart

ntipton
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Re: Garmin Forerunner 405 Support

Post by ntipton » Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:04 am

Santa brought me a 405. Good thing, too, 'cause my Polar 625X was on its last legs. Anyway, Garmin says they'll have Mac support 1Q '09. Keeping my fingers crossed.....

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Re: Garmin Forerunner 405 Support

Post by Stuart » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:14 am

Hi Nancy,
I think Garmin has a different calendar to the rest of us - Mac support was originally promised for Q3, 2008!

I seem to remember that Mac support for their other devices took a bit longer than promised.

At the moment, you should be able to import tcx files from the Windows Garmin Training Center software into iSMARTtrain - let me know if you have any problems.

Thanks & Regards

Stuart

ntipton
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Re: Garmin Forerunner 405 Support

Post by ntipton » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:10 pm

OK, so where might they be hiding on the PC (I really HATE PCs)

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Re: Garmin Forerunner 405 Support

Post by Stuart » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:25 pm

Hi Nancy,
I think you need to export the data as a tcx file - I think it's in the 'File' menu. Like you, I try not to use PCs that often!

Thanks & Regards

Stuart

ntipton
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Re: Garmin Forerunner 405 Support

Post by ntipton » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:59 pm

OK, I'll give it a whirl. I'll let you know how it's working. The Garmin software surely doesn't compare to ISmartTrain. Although I do like the map functionality...
any chance you'll add it in the future???

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Re: Garmin Forerunner 405 Support

Post by Stuart » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:06 am

Hi Nancy,
You can export to Google Earth (if you have that installed) in the current release - it's in 'Export' in the 'File' menu. I'm looking at mapping for a future release, and I'm just working on sorting out the licensing for Google Map or Maps Live at the moment.

Thanks & Regards

Stuart

ntipton
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Re: Garmin Forerunner 405 Support

Post by ntipton » Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:41 am

Stuart, You ROCK! Thanks,
Nancy

Rusty Smith
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Re: Garmin Forerunner 405 Support

Post by Rusty Smith » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:15 pm

If all things are the same Stuart, I mostly lean toward google maps, although I really like the "Birds Eye" view in Maps Live. I find it much more useful than street view honestly.
Rusty Smith
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