Anyone switched over to Garmin Express from the Garmin ANT agent?
You can't automatically side-load to Garmin Training Centre any more, and you no longer have the option to keep/delete the activity on the watch after transfer. Seems to work pretty seamlessly for me though (910xt).
Android support for bluetooth uploads via smartphone/tablet now available
Training Center was dropped last year, so none of the new devices or software will automatically link with Training Centre. It's all being pushed to Garmin Connect now.
I still use it. It's my preferred method for creating/uploading Advanced Workouts and keeping an off-line backup of my workouts. Shame.
Yeah, I got a 220 before Christmas, after 4 years waiting for a reason to update. Now I wish I had waited. Having said that the fenix2 isn't perfect either and I got the great 30% off deal from Garmin.
So if fenix2 turns out to be as good as it looks, will upgrade to it. It certainly looks to have the 620 beat for value considering all the extra features for the price.
I downloaded the Garmin Express. Not sure what the benefits will be.
I now have a shortcut icon on my desktop to connect to Garmin Express.
Before I would attach my USB clip cable and upload the new activity. Not sure if the new activities now are uploaded by syncing when you go into Garmin Express. The Garmin Connect site itself looks the same. I have a 110.
Anyway question for you if you can help. On the Garmin Connect screen when I want to scroll using the arrow keys it only scrolls on the map area which isn't great to use. I have to use the scroll bar at the side to go up or down the main screen details. Is there anyway around this?
The changes to GC are being rolled out gradually. You can find out more here.
I tried out a Fenix last year, and it weighs about twice as much as the 620 I have now. Unless you do a lot of swimming/cycling the discomfort when running is not worth the extra features for me. Having said that, I used the 405 and 610 for years without problems.
I think if you do any cycling or swimming it might be worth it, if you add in the hiking functionality, the remote control of virb cameras, snowsports integration and the fact that you get what , 4/5 times the battery life for the extra weight, and the extra smart features then it is the better value package and makes more sense as everyday wear. It also has ant+ which the 620 dropped I think?
Having said that it wouldn't be the one to buy if all you do is running. The fenix2 does look like the right watch for people who would like an all in one
Is that the little red dot that is on some keypads?
Not on mine I'm afraid.
Has anyone else noticed that the Garmin Connect website is totting up the Moving Time incorrectly - and giving inaccurate pacing figures because of it? I had to stop in the bushes for pit stop (!) after 1 mile yesterday - even though I paused the watch, Garmin Connect is counting it as a 12 minute mile instead of 8:30.
So my watch is showing me an 8:28 average for the run, but Garmin Connect is showing me 8:48
Did you switch over to Garmin Express? I've noticed a few erratic things, since I switched one of my PCs over.
I just had a look through the garmin forum and it seems to a bug introduced with their recent updates...
I'm not using Garmin Express - just the Garmin Connect website.
I also use the Garmin Training Centre software - it actually has the figures worked out correctly.