Garmin Descent

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Garmin Descent

Post by LT1962 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 21:13

Hi,
Is there any planned support for the Garmin Descent in Diving Log 6.0?

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Re: Garmin Descent

Post by divinglog » Mon Mar 12, 2018 07:11

I guess it's a GPS device? You want to download the coordinates of dive sites?

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Re: Garmin Descent

Post by LT1962 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 07:25

No it a full dive computer with blue tooth GPS, compass etc. Very capable computer without air integration.

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Re: Garmin Descent

Post by divinglog » Mon Mar 12, 2018 20:38

Thank you, I will look into this.

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Re: Garmin Descent

Post by divinglog » Mon Mar 19, 2018 20:34

It looks like the data can be transferred via Bluetooth LE or USB. BLE is currently a bit difficult on PC's, however USB should work. What does happen when you connect the watch to the PC? Does it show up as USB drive or is it like a normal USB device?

If it shows up as USB drive, are there any FIT files on it which you can send me?

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Re: Garmin Descent

Post by divinglog » Wed Mar 21, 2018 09:32

I've created a first test version which you can try. Please download this zip file and copy the content into the Diving Log 6.0 program folder:

https://www.divinglog.com/download/DivelogTest.zip

You will find a new "Garmin" import in the import section. I have tested it with just one file, so I couldn't test imperial units, deco dives and multi gas dives yet. Let me know if you have any problems.

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Re: Garmin Descent

Post by ATJ » Wed Mar 21, 2018 20:08

I only have one dive so far with my Descent but it doesn't import:

Import cancelled due to error!

Exception: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Please send this file to info@divinglog.de:
Z:\andrewtj\Downloads\2018-03-18-09-08-10.fit

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Re: Garmin Descent

Post by divinglog » Wed Mar 21, 2018 20:37

Thank you for the file, I've fixed the problem. Please download the above zip file again and replace the Divelog.exe file. Then the import should work.

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Re: Garmin Descent

Post by ATJ » Wed Mar 21, 2018 22:47

The import now "works" but the data are not correct.

The dive was for 53-54 minutes but Diving Log 6.0 is showing it as 43 minutes.

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Re: Garmin Descent

Post by divinglog » Wed Mar 21, 2018 23:03

I'll look into this. It is possible that the profile intervals are not equal and that there are gaps in the recording, that has to be filled during import.

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Re: Garmin Descent

Post by ATJ » Wed Mar 21, 2018 23:21

I believe you are correct...

Here are the profiles from the Garmin and my Shearwater Perdix AI for the same dive. I exported the Garmin data from Diving Log 6.0 and the Perdix Data is from the Shearwater Desktop.

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Re: Garmin Descent

Post by divinglog » Thu Mar 22, 2018 15:55

Thank you, I've fixed the profile import issue (updated version available in the link above)

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Re: Garmin Descent

Post by ATJ » Fri Mar 23, 2018 06:53

It seems all good now.

Hopefully, I will have another dive to test tomorrow.

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Re: Garmin Descent

Post by ATJ » Sat Mar 24, 2018 19:49

My second dive loaded OK, too.

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Re: Garmin Descent

Post by divinglog » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:40

Thank you, that's good news! I've released another update and it would be good if you can do a quick test to see if the dive date and entry time imports correctly:

https://www.divinglog.com/download/DivelogTest4.zip

I had to change the date conversion function, because it didn't worked for other fit files I've received. I've also added some checks to ensure the fit file is actually a diving activity. Other activities like running are now simply ignored during import.

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