dianed143 Diane D
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I got a Garmin 1030 the other day. Holy hell what an adjustment! I finally figured out I can start and stop a workout using an actual button but damned if I can get it to stay on the screen I want it on - or even find the screen again. I’m really on the fence about it.
Sounds like you might have auto scroll on. Turn it off and see if it’s any better. You should be able to flip through screens manually but not have it switch automatically. (Personally I prefer auto scroll.)
As I knew, I can’t import directly into Ascent (which is still working fine on my 2016 Sierra laptop).
Turns out Garmin support didn’t delete my Garmin Connect account when they wiped out my 705, so now my stuff seems to go to my phone, the cloud (when it wants too, I have to hit upload a number of times while doing some little dance) and then I can export it back down and import it into Ascent. I need to import the TCX file; the FIT file does nothing and GPX is missing heart rate.
If you teach your 1030 about your WiFi network, it’ll upload using it, with only occasional failures if my 1000 is any guide. When I pull into the driveway and stop and save the activity, in the next minute I’ll see “Ride Uploaded”. The 1030 has Bluetooth, so it should also be able to upload through the Connect iPhone app, but pairing it to your phone is a little annoying (you have to pair both within Connect and through Settings->Bluetooth for everything to work, and by “work” I mean usually but not always. And, of course, you can always just plug it into your Mac and let Garmin Express take care of syncing if it hasn’t already by some other channel.
Sadly, I discovered the Montebello site has gone down in the past year or so, so all those forums are gone now too.
No surprise there.
I’ve tried Rubitrack and Golden Cheetah. Rubitrack imported the GPS easily and I was able to export a years of data at a time from Ascent and bring it in. But I don’t think Ascent exports my equipment data, and as I was going through Rubitrack preferences, it crashed on me and everything was gone when I reopened it. Hopefully it’s a weird glitch. $55 is not a horrible price but not if it crashes. I also can’t figure out how to group things by year in the list view, which is how I liked Ascent:
Were there any others I should try?
I’ve been using rubiTrack since before it was released (I did some beta testing), and it’s always been reliable for me. (The oldest activities I have in rubiTrack are from Jan 2008). The closest thing to Ascent’s list view is Calendar view, but it’s not the same. Ascent was very nice, and it’s a shame that it was abandoned. I also use Golden Cheetah and Garmin Training Center (which probably won’t read FIT from a 1030 either, and is likely to stop working in the near future).
The only other app I know of is TurtleSport, which I fooled around with a few years ago, at turtlesport.sourceforge.io It looks like it’s been a couple of years since it’s been updated,. As I recall it’s not as full featured as rubiTrack or Ascent, but as I said that was a few years ago.