Sunday, 27 May 2012

Garmin Forerunner 405 Connect to OpenSuse linux

I just got my Garmin Forerunner 405 gps watch and it looks great, a little bit on the chuggy side for my wrist, but ok, what can we expect ;-)

I wanted to connect to linux to download my first workout.

lsusb did not recognise the stick at first. Only when I installed garmin drivers found at, it would recognise the stick.

Ok, so now what...
I downloaded and compiled gant, from:

 make clean
make clean

Now to pair the device:
./gant -f mydevname -a auth405

Make sure your watch in settings has pairing on. This creates a tcx file, that you can import on endomondo, or garmin connect. 

The result:

Now I am just experimenting and seeing if I can get a browser plugin to work... looks promising...