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Old 08-05-19, 08:46 PM
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Mac Apps for trip recording

I would like to transfer my data from my Garmin Colorado 300 GPS and Vivoactive to my desktop Mac to see my stats and compare to my prior performance. I do not have or want a phone.

I use Garmin Connect now for transferring but for some reason it does not like my Drive 50 or my Colorado 300. Both devices work perfectly and d/l to my PC so I am assume it is the Garmin Connect that is the problem.

Strava seems to not like Apple desktops, so it is out.

Any suggestions?
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Old 08-06-19, 12:31 AM
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One option is GoldenCheetah.
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Old 08-06-19, 05:43 AM
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A couple of years ago I switched from Garmin to Wahoo simply because the Garmin SW didn't work properly on my Mac. Garmin admitted there was an issue but offered no promise of a fix.
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I use Rubitrack to store and review all my tracks. It claims to support a bunch of devices, but I can't confirm that it'll work with yours (I log my rides on my iPhone and import track files that I e-mail to myself). I believe you can demo it.
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Of course, if you're sold on Garmin, and they do offer some excellent hardware, run a VM on your Mac. I do on mine for a few packages with no issues. Sure, I'd prefer native SW, but, well, you know...
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Old 08-06-19, 12:41 PM
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Shoot, I just remembered that you do not have and do not want a phone. That rules out Wahoo.
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I have a new PC for a few applications and the Garmins work consistently on them, but I prefer to work with the Mac. The Garmin stuff works sometimes on the Mac and the Garmin guy I talked to implied it was the Mac which was the problem..... Hmmmmm I think it is the Garmin s/w
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Nope

Originally Posted by alanf View Post
I have a new PC for a few applications and the Garmins work consistently on them, but I prefer to work with the Mac. The Garmin stuff works sometimes on the Mac and the Garmin guy I talked to implied it was the Mac which was the problem..... Hmmmmm I think it is the Garmin s/w
Before I gave up on Garmin, I loaded their SW on a perfectly clean laptop. Just the OS, freshly installed. Guess what?

Mac is the problem? My a$$.
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Old 08-06-19, 07:32 PM
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You don't need Garmin software.

You can just copy the activity files and use any software you like.
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Old 08-06-19, 10:31 PM
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Funnily enough the Vivoactive works 100%. It has a Garmin 4 pin connector.
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