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  • Adding Footbike/Kickbike as main activitie to Garmin Connect interface

    Hello !
    My main sport is footbiking/kickbiking. So of course I use ma Garmin 225 as I would do for running, cycling, etc...
    But the issue is Garmin connect don't offers footbike/kickbike as sport choice.
    We can see uncommon sports as recumbent bicycle or paddle, but not footbike !
    Am I the only one encountering this issue ?
    Footbike is high endurance sport, my average bpm is easily 150/160 BPM, so using connected watch is very useful.
    I also send 2 messages to Gamin, but no answer...

  • #2
    Activity choices - Kickbike/footbike needs adding

    Originally posted by Zorro007s View Post
    Hello !
    My main sport is footbiking/kickbiking. So of course I use ma Garmin 225 as I would do for running, cycling, etc...
    But the issue is Garmin connect don't offers footbike/kickbike as sport choice.
    We can see uncommon sports as recumbent bicycle or paddle, but not footbike !
    Am I the only one encountering this issue ?
    Footbike is high endurance sport, my average bpm is easily 150/160 BPM, so using connected watch is very useful.
    I also send 2 messages to Gamin, but no answer...

    I use a Forerunner 10 when kickbiking and paddling; Garmin 810 for road and trail cycling and kickbiking; and Vivosmart for walking and step counting. Garmin Connect to track everything.

    Response from Garmin to my request to add kickbike to sport choices was to log it on this forum. Currently I have no choice but to use the generic "other".

    So kickbikers, please start adding your requests!!

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    • #3
      Footbike/Kickscooter activity in Garmin Connect badly wanted

      Up!

      So many kickbike/footbike/kickscooter enthusiasts out there, Mr Garmin!

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      • #4
        Kickbike app

        For many people, a kickbike ride is now very popular. I know hundreds of people who ride kickbike and look for a suitable application for Garmin (Fenix3 etc.) Most of us use standard bike app, but kickbiking is different in some aspects. Another consumption of calories (more then biking), regular rotation of legs is important (it means the need to monitor the balance of teh use the left and right legs). Can you create Kickbike App for our rapidly growing group? Thanks.

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        • #5
          Great to see so many fellow footbikers!
          It is probably possible to record the data from two cadence sensors (the magnetless type that can be mounted on a shoe), and I've toyed with the idea of making a kickbike-datafield with cadence from sensors on each leg.. but so little time and so many other projects under construction.

          Something that works reasonably well: Recording with two devices and two foot pods and merging the data later (in a spreadsheet); not ideal, but it gives some idea of the use of both legs when you make graphs of the data. Just make sure the devices use the same recording rate, and don't pause them during the ride - easier matching of timestamps later.

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          • #6
            Response from Garmin to my request to add kickbike to sport choices was to log it on this forum
            I would have thought the best place to get Garmin's attention is to submit feature requests through their proper channels. Garmin are not known to frequent these forums with any degree of certainty. By all means post here, but all of you should also log a request directly with Garmin as well if you want things to happen.

            http://www8.garmin.com/contactUs/ideas/

            https://connect.garmin.com/api/conte...es?cid=2831518

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            • #7
              @Zorro007s, kenwja227, CeroSeis, Lazi60
              Done! I had numerous requests to create a Footbike / Skate Boarding app
              https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/7...2-0ef5af614a96
              Author of Dozen data fields and Elliptical App.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by fbbbrown View Post
                @Zorro007s, kenwja227, CeroSeis, Lazi60
                Done! I had numerous requests to create a Footbike / Skate Boarding app
                https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/7...2-0ef5af614a96
                Thanks, fbbbrown, that's really welcome. I'll try it and report. I like the comprehensive main screen. The scroll-left lap marking feature is something I'd disable, were it possible.
                I see activities are labelled as 'Other' in connect. Is there any way 'footbike' could appear in the options for labelling activities, as a secondary activity type at least?

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                • #9
                  CeroSeis, The scroll left is the same for all TouchScreens, i was duplicating the Garmin function. As for now, 'Other' is the only option, this is due to the Cycle Activity types auto name the activity and cannot be overwritten. Cycling would be labeled as Cycle, etc.
                  Author of Dozen data fields and Elliptical App.

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