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Garmin .fit file question.

Old 05-22-19, 10:38 AM
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Garmin .fit file question.

After my ride my 510 beeped and shutdown when I hit the stop button. I hooked it up to my computer to upload the file and I got a message that the file type was not recognized. I then took that same file and tried to upload it to Strava and it worked. Any idea why it worked for one but not the other?
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Old 05-22-19, 10:42 AM
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They're programmed differently. Maybe different versions of the API. When you uploaded it the first time, some kind of exception was thrown.

You can probably export a gpx from Strava and upload that to your other platform (Garmin?).
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A GPX export can't be imported as an Activity into Strava because it doesn't contain your time, gps, HR, speed, and Power Meter data like a .FIT file does.

GPX is a route file that your bike computer uses for navigation while riding. That same bike computer will simultaneously create and write to a .FIT or .TCX file that is then uploaded to Strava when the ride is complete.
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But why does Garmin not like this .fit and Strava does?
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