How to use garmin-ant-downloader with forerunner garmin 405 watch

  9 years ago

1- Plug the usb garmin ant+ key

plug usb key

2- You need to setup your garmin watch so it's prepared for pairing. Go to menu:

Settings / ANT+ / Computer / pairing: On

pairing on


3- Then authenticate your watch:

$ garmin-ant-downloader -f nameofyourwatchid -a nameofauthentificationfile
for exemple: $ garmin-ant-downloader -f pierre -a auth405

Now your watch will be recognized each time you will launch  garmin-ant-downloader

4- Whenever you want to transfer files from your watch just launch garmin-ant-downloader:

$ garmin-ant-downloader -nza nameofauthentificationfile > output
for exemple: $ garmin-ant-downloader -nza auth405 > output

All the .tcx files will be retrieved.

5- Go to garmin connect and import your .tcx files, it works !

prjolivet 8 years ago

It's probably a user permission issue, try to add sudo before each command:
$ sudo garmin-ant-downloader -f pierre -a auth405

bionaught 8 years ago

/dev/ttyUSB0: No such file or directory
ERROR: Open dev 0 failed in line 1384.

with 310XT.... hope someone who knows how, will add support for my 310xt