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  • Polar Flow TCX export to Garmin Connect

    Hi,

    TCX generated by Polar Flow cannot be imported in Garmin connect at the moment because of two problems :
    1. TCX generated by Polar flow do not comply with the TrainingDatabasev2 XSD defined by Garmin
      • "Creator" section has a Device_t type which requires a Version sub section :
        Code:
        <Creator xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:type="Device_t">
            <Name>Polar V800</Name>
            <UnitId>0</UnitId>
            <ProductID>13</ProductID>
        </Creator>
        Should be :
        Code:
        <Creator xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:type="Device_t">
            <Name>Polar V800</Name>
            <UnitId>0</UnitId>
            <ProductID>13</ProductID>
            <Version>
                <VersionMajor>1</VersionMajor>
                <VersionMinor>2</VersionMinor>
            </Version>
        </Creator>
        or should be completely removed
      • "Author" section has a Application_t type which requires missing "Build", "LangID" and "PartNumber" :
        Code:
            <Author xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:type="Application_t">
                <Name>no application</Name>
            </Author>
        Should be
        Code:
        <Author xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:type="Application_t">
                <Name>no application</Name>
                <Build>
                    <Version>
                        <VersionMajor>1</VersionMajor>
                        <VersionMinor>2</VersionMinor>
                    </Version>
                    <Type>Release</Type>
                    <Time>2014</Time>
                </Build>
                <LangID>en</LangID>
                <PartNumber>111-11111-11</PartNumber>
            </Author>
        or should be completely removed
    2. Garmin Connect seems to refuse a TCX when it mention a product from one of his competitors because even with a hand-fixed XSD compliant TCX from Polar Flow, Connect won't take it.


    So, at the moment, if you want to import your Flow sessions into Connect, open up the export and remove the Creator and Author sections and it should work (it did for me).

    Regards.

  • #2
    Importing Polar Flow tcx to Garmin Connect

    I am trying to import 60 of either the tcx or gpx files exported by Polar Flow from my Polar M400 into Garmin Connect. I have got a few gpx files in but no tcx files.

    I've attached an example of a tcx file renamed to xml to keep the forum software happy.

    I took your advice and removed the Creator and Author sections using Notepad++ from a test tcx file. These were at the end of the file. I then tried importing but had no success. Any ideas?

    Thanks

    LeeLee_Belbin_2015-02-26_06-03-22 - Copy.xml

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    • #3
      Originally posted by sylr View Post
      So, at the moment, if you want to import your Flow sessions into Connect, open up the export and remove the Creator and Author sections and it should work (it did for me).
      Thanks for this hint, which worked for me too.

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      • #4
        Awesome!!! Thanks.

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        • #5
          Automated tool for syncing Polar with Garmin

          See my tool at: https://github.com/werner77/Polar2Garmin

          It also has a tool for converting hrm/gpx to tcx which is fully compliant with Garmin (written it myself).

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          • #6
            Hello!
            I have had this m400 for a week now and found the same problem wich i solved uploading .tcx to Endomondo and then export to Garmin Connect.
            it worked for me and i hope it helps somebody else

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            • #7
              I'm able to import the activity in Garmin Connect from POLAR but there aren't the Autolap data

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              • #8
                Works!

                Thanks a lot! removing author and creator works like a charm for me.

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