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Old 05-31-09, 09:33 PM
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Edge 705 upload

I've uploaded rides from my Edge 705 to MotionBased, but MotionBased has never worked well with the 705, and now doesn't upload at all. Garmin migrated MotionBased to Garmin Connect on May 26, but GC is still not nearly as good as MotionBased.

A lot of people like Sport tracks, but it doesn't recognize the 705.

Where to upload 705 data?
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Sport Tracks does recognise the 705.
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Originally Posted by bo00on View Post
Sport Tracks does recognise the 705.
Agreed! You upload the files via the drive mapped to your PC once you attach the 705...
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You have to have the Garmin 705 driver on you PC before SportTracks recognizes it. I couldn't find it on the Garmin site (WTF?) but found it by accident on ... I think it was BikeRouteToaster or MapMyRide - either way, I think I tried to download a route onto the 705, and it asked me if I wanted to install the driver, and then sent me to the download page.

My Sporttracks download from the 705 takes about 3x as long as the download from the 305 - anyone else experience this? Maybe I have the wrong driver?
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Originally Posted by Ritterview View Post
I've uploaded rides from my Edge 705 to MotionBased, but MotionBased has never worked well with the 705, and now doesn't upload at all. Garmin migrated MotionBased to Garmin Connect on May 26, but GC is still not nearly as good as MotionBased.
Still working fine for me - you just need to use motionbased agent instead of uploading via the website.
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Originally Posted by Ritterview View Post
I've uploaded rides from my Edge 705 to MotionBased, but MotionBased has never worked well with the 705, and now doesn't upload at all. Garmin migrated MotionBased to Garmin Connect on May 26, but GC is still not nearly as good as MotionBased.

A lot of people like Sport tracks, but it doesn't recognize the 705.

Where to upload 705 data?
IMHO, SportTracks is a great training diary AND a great tool for analyzing data from a Garmin bicycle computer. You have to install the Garmin 705 plug-in for SportTracks to recognize the computer.

Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
You have to have the Garmin 705 driver on you PC before SportTracks recognizes it. I couldn't find it on the Garmin site (WTF?) but found it by accident on ... I think it was BikeRouteToaster or MapMyRide - either way, I think I tried to download a route onto the 705, and it asked me if I wanted to install the driver, and then sent me to the download page.

My Sporttracks download from the 705 takes about 3x as long as the download from the 305 - anyone else experience this? Maybe I have the wrong driver?
The USB driver (assuming the OP is using Windows) installs automatically when you install Garmin Training Center. Again, IMHO, that's the only reason to install TC.

705 downloads can take a lot longer depending on how you've set data recording. The 305 didn't have much memory so I set data recording to Smart Recording to save space. Since the 705 has a lot more memory I have data recording to every 2 seconds. This makes the ride files much larger and longer to download. I primarily did this because it gave me better data during criteriums. Smart Recording would show me cutting corners at times. Smart Recording seems to work much better when you're riding slower and turning less.

Hope this helps.
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