ConnectStats Documentation

Main topics

Here are the main topics for the documentation

Questions the app is trying to answer

Here are some of the questions who motivated me to write this app the way I did. I am very interested to discuss what else to look for and what is of interest to do with the data.

Where was I fast or slow in my run?

This is the purpose of the map with gradient. Beside speed, you can rotate through other data like where was your heart rate, cadence or power high or low.

What was the real pattern of my speed over the run?

This is the purpose of the smoothing and the blue line. I always felt the plots in the garmin site were too noisy to really see what was the pattern of the speed over the run, so I tried to come up with some smoothing procedure and a moving average overlay that gives better sense hopefully of what happened. I am quite open for people to send me sample of runs or activities where they feel the plot is not very representative of what happened to think further about how to improve it, feel free to send me a bug report with an email contact to discuss.

How does my heart rate relate to my speed overtime

This is the purpose of the scatter plots in the stats page. The gradient color indicates the time of the points, so you see your evolution over time as your training improve (or worsen)

How am I doing compare to last month or last year

This is the reason for the cumulative graphs in the stats page

33 thoughts on “ConnectStats Documentation

  1. I am running in sachse, Texas, but the temp reading is giving me McKinney Texas airport and in C instead of F. How can I fix this??

    • The app does not determine the location for the weather, it comes from garmin connect, if the location is incorrect you should reach out to garmin. The temperature unit should be fixed in the latest version.

  2. Brice, I’m sure you’ve had this request before. I use both Garmin and Map My Run. Garmin for when I have my Garmin device and MMR when I’ve only got my phone. It would be supremely awesome if your app would pull data from both and display them both at the same time.

    Love the app though!

  3. Brice thank you for getting back to me. I love this app and miss using it. When I hit bug report the following came up: Fatal error: Call to a member function0 on a non-object in /home/bricerosenzwieg/public_html/php/sql_helper.php on line 463

    I couldn’t copy & paste. I believe I typed the above correctly. Does this help?
    Al

    • Yes, sorry the website is being updated to new platform, so lots of little issues likes this. I hope it will be resolved soon

    • It currently uses the language garmin was set to at the time of download. I have been thinking of a way to change the language manually but never got around doing that

  4. How do i delete duplicate activities? I have uploaded my strava data and also my new garmin 520 data(have only had it for a few rides). I have checked the do not upload duplicate data button also. I just need to delete 4-5 rides so my data will be accurate.

    • The duplicate feature is a bit picky and does not always detect them. I was worried about false positives. There is currently not a very good way to only delete an activity in the app, I will think of a way to do that.

  5. I downloaded to work with my Gardiner vivosmart smart. Every time I try to use Strava for the first time it says my password or user name is incorrect. I have tried all the ones I use. Any suggestions?

  6. Could you please add Openstreetmap as an option in addition to Google and Apple maps. At least around here, openstreetmap is much more completemwhen it comes to cycleways, footpats and trails.

  7. Can you get a heartrate and pace distribution chart of a selection of runs ( for example all runs from December 2015 or all runs with a certain word in the name?

  8. Now that GC has a heart Rate Training zones graph, it struck me that the distribution is different from the one shown in Connectstats. CS shows more time in highest zone than GC and from the other graphs I feel that CG is correct. I checked the boundaries of th zones are the same in both.

    Freek

    • Very interesting. I didn’t know that GC now has time in zone. I checked on some of my activities and it’s true GC shows quite different values than ConnectStats, similar to you. But I exported the data to excel and it seems I can match the data from CS but not GC. Also the same run in Strava shows closer number to CS than GC. You can also by the way check the exact number CS reports by selecting Heart Rate Zone in the laps choices, it then also shows when you select the lap, where it matched that zone. I just posted about how I looked at it.

  9. Thanks for the quick reply! On second viewing you are right! Connectstats seems much closer than the Garmin Connect zones.

    On a recent hill repeat I ran up to about 160 bpm. GC showed 4 minutes in zone 5 (above 160). connectstats none.

  10. How do I adjust the “tempo zones” which then result in the bar chart after the pace chart. The lowest tempo bracket for me is set as 5:30 to 5:45 but meanwhile I run faster!

    Freek

  11. Hi Brice, new change on garmin api? I get the garmin parsing error again. Thank you for fixing it again and again….

  12. Brice I are there as well plans to nmplement swimming. Is my swimming exercises the reason for errors sync?
    Running it is a greate app. Congratulations!

  13. I have my Garmin f5 one week and since i have done a Swim exercise I get a “pershing error” on Gramin in ConnectStats. so it seams this is hindering me on getting everything sanchez even I have done after running exercises. The one befor I have.

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