About

As 2014 starts, ConnectStats has been out for a while now, and it was a quite exciting experiment. It gave me the opportunity to communicate with a lot of very interesting people and talk about a lot of aspect of training I had never considered before. So when I realised that my internet provider gave me access to a blog tool, I decided to give it a try. I already discovered twitter, thanks to ConnectStats. Why not try blogging too? Maybe a short lived experiment, but we’ll see.

Brief context about me. I currently run, bike, swim and play tennis. Originally I was more into running and tennis only, but after moving to London, it appeared the best way to get to work was biking, so got into that. The club I joined to play tennis here has a nice swimming pool and when Garmin came out with a swimming watch, I decided to get into that too. Developing ConnectStats is a hobby for my rare free time, I have a quite demanding full time job and a busy family life too.

I am not very competitive, I run slowly, bike very slowly and swim dreadfully slow. I haven’t yet found the feature to add to ConnectStats to make me faster, but I won’t give up that quest 🙂

The key allocated time to my training is my 10k commute to work. I try to run 4 trips to work a week and bike the rest. So total about 100km per week, and my best known distance is 10k…

I’ll try to post articles about the development of connectstats and how I use it to look at my different activities and progress (or lack of)

 

38 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello, I would like to give you the following feedback: would you consider including a distance counter for shoes as well?
    Thanks in advance

    • Hi,
      So far in the app I avoid keeping any data that does not come from Garmin. If garmin provide this data, I will think of adding it.

  2. Hello! I LOVE your app!! I am an avid road cyclist and Garmin user of many years (500 Edge and 910X)

    One feature on the Edge 500 I use regularly and like to monitor is hill gradient. I don’t know if I am misreading it somehow but when I split my laps into 1000m (1km) units the areas on the route I know are 13% gradient show in the app as around 2.4%. May I ask why it does not give an accurate statistic of the actual % gradient as it shows on the Edge? Is this something you can add? It would be REALLY helpful when preparing for a hilly cycling challenge.
    Thank you again for the comprehensive app, I use it all the time 🙂
    Kind regards
    Greer

    • thanks for the comment. About the gradient. It’s supposed to to report altitude gain/distance. What does it show for total elevation gain? I also just re-enabled the bug reporting in the app. Can you email me a bug report, mentioning the gradient and including activity data so I can see what the calculation does for your case? thanks!

  3. Hi. I Love the App!

    But singc a few Updates i am missing the possibility to zoom the Charts/Graphs!

    It was possible in the past by sliding with 2 Fingers

    Please reactivate this Great function!!!!

    One additional improvement recomendation in the compare function:
    Possibility to Shift the startpoint ( like an Offset ) or Select only a part of the compared Graphs. This is very helpful if i want to compare , for example only Same 1 uphill/climb on 2 different activities/Tracks .

    • Yes, the zoom wasn’t really working very well, I disabled it pending fixing/improvement, hopefully will be done soon.

      For the compare. I see what you mean. I need to think a bit how the UI would work to do that. Not completely straightforward.

      • Brice, I have V 1.19. I am logged into Garmin Connects but when I start your app it goes to a blank like spreadsheet and just sits there thinking. This the case for both my Ipad and 5c iPhone. When I hit
        Tools it shows the defaults and says no errors. I’m lost.
        Email – dmcguiney@yahoo.com
        Thank you.

      • If you could send a bug report from the app settings including your email and a bit of description of the problem I can take a look

  4. Hi,

    I use your app every time I go on a bike ride. I sync the Garmin 510 data from Garmin Connect to Strava. It works GREAT!

    I am having a problem with the elevation gain that shows up in Strava after the sync from Garmin Connnect. Today for example, the Garmin 510 recorded an elevation gain of 3750 feet. This number shows up on Garmin Connect. However, after the sync with Strava, the elevation showed up in Strava as about 4700 feet. This happens every time. The elevation gain is way too much after the Strava sync. I have to “Correct Elevation” in Strava every time. I’m hoping you can take a look into this. Otherwise your app is amazing!!

    Thanks a lot.

    • I don’t know about your specific case, but I investigated similar issue. When I looked the bottom line was the raw elevation captured by the device was quite different from the corrected by either garmin or strava and I don’t think there is much that can be done except using the elevation correction from either service.

  5. Downloaded this app today. I have spent 3 hours of wasted time trying to access my Garmin data. This app is totally useless.

  6. Great App! I used it with my Garmin Swim watch. Now I changed to a Suunto Ambit watch and would ask, if you also plan a “connection” to the Suunto Movescout site? That would be great :-).
    Thanks and Greetings

  7. Hi – nice app. I notice that for the HR Zones data it takes zone 1 as from the resting HR rather than the low limit of z1. This then means z1 is from resting to the lower limit, rather than lower limit to higher limit! This isn’t correct. For eg in Garmin i’m resting at 48, zone 1 112-144, Zone 2 144-152, z3 152-161, z4 161-169, z5 169-179 But on the app z1 is 48-112. The result is all the other zones are shifted and we end up with 4 not 5. Anyway of changing this?

  8. Just would like to say thanks for a great app.
    I was looking at tracking similar data in excell untill i found this app by mistake.
    I really like the way it keeps track of your heart rate and speed over time and actually makes it usefull to see if you are improving over a period of time versus loosing fitness or staying the same by using the stats summary.

    I could not be more pleased .

    Again thanks

  9. I have recently uploaded the application. I see highly inconstant data concerning cadence (spm). Garmin connect shows e.g. average cadence of 172 and average stride length of 1.07m while connectstats show average cadence of 86 and average stride length of 2.15m (!!!). Could you please explain the reason for this and how the data in connectstats can be correctly displayed?

    Thank you
    JD Cink

  10. Is there a way to get all of my Garmin data over? So far, ConnectStats has data from Jan 2014 to current. Nothing earlier than Jan 2014.
    Love the app!

    • Assuming your old activities are in the same garmin account, in the config tag, select profile and you should have an option to Force Reload old activities.

  11. hello, i have a few strange doubled activities that i cannot delete. they showed up after health integration but just in one week. how can i delete them?
    i could send you a screenshot.

  12. Hi, I cannot see the chart “time in Zone (Heart Rate)”. In Config/Health and Zone it shows only two power related zones, no HR related zones. I use a Garmin Forerunner 220. Does time in zone for Heart Rate not work with the Forerunner 220? Many thanks!

    • It should definitely work. A few people reported similar issue (zones not working) but I haven’t been able to reproduce and fix. I am working on it, hopefully will figure it out for the next release

  13. Could you consider letting us enter training zones directly into the app rather than pulling from Garmin Connect is: Pwr/HR Zones.
    I cannot get Connect Stats to pull my HR zones yet it does pull my Pwr zones

    • Yes, actually, I am working on that. But it may take a while to release, targeting after the summer at this point.

  14. Question for you, you mention in the App Store that data from Vivofit and Vivosmart is not supported. How about VivoActive HR?

  15. Hi Brice

    Would love to have a widget that allows me to show all the ride/activities done between two dates (or past and future) with one specific device (bike, road cycle etc). And all in one single map. Would be nice as well…
    .. for long travelling (just upload your activity and it gets synchronised onto wordpress site)
    .. for day by day activities to see where one was cycling/running etc..

    Any hints on that?

    Best regards
    Georges

  16. Hi, recently I had problem with login to garmin so I followed instructions and uninstalled my iphone app. Then I was trying to install it back – it was impossible because app has country limitation (slovakia)… :(. So what now? I was using app for a long time and I was very satisfied.

  17. Hy,

    I need your help.
    When I want to choose the french language the app doesn’t translate. I don’t understand why and I don’t know how to do that.
    Thanks for your reply.

    Regards

    Chrystel

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