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LoadMyTracks software for Mac users

If you're a Mac user, you may want to have a look at LoadMyTracks. It lets you quickly and easily download data from Garmin and other GPS logging devices over USB or serial connections and you can then quickly upload the data to GPSLog Labs.


Filed under  //  devices   Garmin   LoadMyTracks   Mac   tips   upload   uploading  

Updates for September 2nd

  • Support for the Nav N Go iGO 8 track format has been added. This looks like a pretty good app, but has a terrible name, not that I can talk...
  • Behind the scenes there's a new storage engine which will be able to handle a lot more growth in uploads. Let me know if you notice anything odd.
  • There's a new "smoother" design on the forms throughout the site:
  • The goal detail page now has a map tab.
  • The activity "Comparisons" tab has a new statistic: The split for the first and second halves of the activity. The theory is that if you've paced yourself properly and haven't slowed as you got tired this should be 0 or even negative.
  • The Distance vs Time graphs on the tag detail and goal detail pages now have options to show the logs group by route (the default, and previous behaviour) or by "age". This will let you see how your performance has changed over time:
  • And, finally, it's now possible to upload a heart rate data file from a separate heart rate logger and have it stored together with the appropriate activity.

    On the activity detail page, there's a little link in the right hand side panel to "Upload Heart rate data file":


    Clicking that will give you a form where you can upload one or more heart rate log files in either Polar HRM or CSV formats:

    The original files aren't stored on the GPSLog Labs server though, so if you reprocess the log file (add a place, merge segments etc.) then you'll have to re-upload them.

Note that if you have enabled editing of heart rates for a tag, then the "Upload heart rate data file" link will be found on the Heart Rate tab of the activity detail page.

Filed under  //  changelog   graphs   heartrate   igo8   stats   upload  

Support for MTK-based logger .bin files

I've fixed a bug in GPSLog Labs that was preventing binary files from MTK based loggers from being processed properly.

The MTK chipset is used by the Transystem i-Blue 747, Qstarz BT-Q1000 and others (see for a list.)

This will hopefully streamline the workflow for a lot of people as it will no longer be necessary to convert to GPX format before uploading and the .bin files are much smaller than the equivalent .gpx.

Filed under  //  changelog   mtk-bin   upload  

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