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is there a way to connect a garmin forerunner (I'm running with a good ol' 305) to a tablet like an ipad or android?
Right now I'm using garmin connect (back home) which is a bit clumsy and requires a pc + internet connection. When I'm training on track I lack both. I tried a notebook + 3G key or even using the garmin training center so I don't need to be connected, but it's still a major hassle (and embarassing ).
I tried using a smartphone instead of the forerunner but didn't like it, weights more, doesn't get heart rate, screen is too small when you want to look at the charts, etc.
It would be so slick to bring a tablet, connect the forerunner, and just touch everything .
Can you help me?
I'm garmin-addicted too!
I've seen something like that a few days ago, in the Garmin Connect page on facebook: a video of a forerunner connected to a tablet (android, not ipad).
here is a link to the video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toI1_7mJNHA
looks promising, and I actually look forward to trying it out!
Jane, I owe you one!!!
I got my free code too. The app is really beautiful. Some features are not there yet but I like it already. Big charts, fast upload, no need for a pc... you made this girl happy!!
I've tried the beta too, very nice app.
Today it has been officially released on google play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.carlopescio.sportablet
Hope to see it growing fast, that guy has got all my support!
Thanks for the Google play connectivity tip guys. Looking forward to giving this a whirl over the weekend!
2012 Running Targets:
Sub 3.20 Marathon
Sub 1.25 Half Marathon
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whoa, that app is neat! I was looking for something to connect my edge 500 to my tablet, followed the link, and it's not just for the forerunner. According to that page, it supports forerunner 301, 205, 305, 110 and edge 205, 305, 500, 800. Surely works with the 500!
I took it for a ride and it's very nice. I need gear tracking so I hope it will come soon as promised.
I really like my new toy