Monthly Archives: August 2013

Ballycotton Summer Series 2013

Tonight saw the last run in the Ballycotton Summer Series.  Each of the four runs was 5 miles long. For someone of my meagre fitness, each felt like a marathon.  At the end of the race I picked up my plaque.  To earn this all that was required was to complete all four races.  Despite this it feels like getting a gold medal.  This time last year I wouldn’t last 60 seconds running let alone finish a 5 mile run.


Garmin 410 working under Ubuntu Linux

Sometimes I end up with needing something that requires Windows to work.  So for the past while, after my run is finished I pester my son to use his laptop.  Considering the information is displayed via a web browser it seems like such a waste to get a windows machine up and running just to upload the data.  Well not any more.  Here are the steps I did on my Ubuntu distro.

sudo apt-get install python-pip
sudo pip install python_ant_downloader

plug in USB Garmn stick

lsusb|grep Dynastream
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 0fcf:1008 Dynastream Innovations, Inc.

echo ‘SUBSYSTEM==”usb”, ATTR{idVendor}==”0fcf“, ATTR{idProduct}==”1008“, MODE=”666″‘ > /etc/udev/rules.d/99-garmin.rules


For me this failed.  I therefore turned pairing off from the watch and ran ant-downloader again. Now I was prompted to confirm the pairing and when done the data was downloaded to the my Linux laptop.

Now to allow the app to upload to Garmin
Edit the file ~/.antd/antd.cfg

enabled = true
username = XXXXX
password = xxxxxxxx

My Garmin now “runs” the way I want it to…