Download Garmin Connect data
Download Garmin Connect Data
This software downloads TCX files and accompanying activity metadata files from the Garmin Connect website. Since Garmin has discontinued its API to download your data this software was written to take its place. It is the opinion of the author that this data generated by the athlete should be accessible via an automated method and not constrained to a Web GUI interface.
- Download Garmin activity data.
- Track data in an SQLite database (avoid re-downloading).
- Sync duration statistics with GoogleSheets.
- Print basic information and statistics on previous activities.
- Convenient importing in your favorite analysis tool (i.e. GoldenCheetah).
Table of Contents
The easist way to install the command line program is via the
pip install zensols.garmdown
Binaries are also available on pypi.
Data Life Cycle
- Download activities. These are independent blocks of data that provide information used to later download the respective TCX file.
- Download the TCX file. The TCX file has all the information needed by workout analysis applications like GoldenCheetah.
- Import TCX file. This step simply copies downloaded files to a directory that's easy to access by the workout analysis application.
- Ingest TCX files. Import all files in the import folder to your data workout analysis application. After this step you delete the folder as subsequent invocations of step 3 will regenerate it.
- Backup the activities database. In the rare case the binary database file
(see below) might be corrupted, a backup is made every
Nis specified in a configuration file).
All state between all of these steps are recorded in an SQLite database, which is a binary file stored on the file system. If this doesn't make sense to you, it means that you shouldn't need to install anything special and it lives on your disk.
The activity download module was inspired by Shannon's original project, which was used to navigate the convoluted Garmin client API.
The easiest way to use the program is to use the
sync action repeatedly
until the program doesn't do anything, example:
$ garmdown sync
This invokes all data life cycle steps, meaning it imports
activities in to the database, downloads the TCX files and creates a handy
import directory (by default in your desktop directory
Usage: usage: garmdown <list|activity|backup|env|import|notdown|notimport|sheet|sync|tcx> [options] Options: --version show program's version number and exit -h, --help show this help message and exit -w NUMBER, --whine=NUMBER add verbosity to logging -c FILE, --config=FILE configuration file Actions: activity Download outstanding activites -l, --limit <int> the limit backup Backup (force) the activites database env Print environment -d, --detail report details of missing data import Import tcx file -l, --limit <int> the limit notdown Print activities not downloaded -d, --detail report details of missing data notimport Print activities not imported -d, --detail report details of missing data sheet Update google docs training spreadsheet sync Download all outstanding data -l, --limit <int> the limit tcx Download outstanding tcx files -l, --limit <int> the limit
An extensive changelog is available here.
Copyright (c) 2019 Paul Landes
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