Fastest Garmin Forerunner download Watch Activities with ANT+ on Linux Systems Tutorial

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login as superuser and install python-setuptools if you have not installed it yet
apt-get install python-setuptools

Step 1/2 (download, extract, install)

Step 2/2 (download, extract, install)

Tested with Garmin Foreunner 910XT & Ant+ USB Stick
Linux Mint 12.2 and Linux Mint 12.3

This should work with
– Garmin Forerunner 60
– Garmin Forerunner 405CX
– Garmin Forerunner 310XT
– Garmin Forerunner 610


  1. Hi, I've installed everything and tried to run antfs-cli and it stops with an error: "Driver available: [<class ant.base.driver.USB2Driver at 0xb6c2b4dc>, <class ant.base.driver.USB3Driver at 0xb6c2b50c>]
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/antfs_cli/", line 354, in main
    g = AntFSCLI(config_dir, args)
    File "build/bdist.linux-i686/egg/antfs_cli/", line 131, in _init_
    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/ant/fs/", line 104, in _init_
    self._node = Node()
    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/ant/easy/", line 56, in _init_
    self.ant = Ant()
    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/ant/base/", line 55, in _init_
    self._driver = find_driver()
    File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/ant/base/", line 256, in find_driver
    raise DriverNotFound
    Interrupted: "
    Is there something I'm doing wrong? I have looked in the folder and the driver file is there…This is on linux Lite 3.4 btw…

  2. Thanks for the excellent guide. This works with ubuntu mate 16.04 and Garmin 310xt. I haven't tried automatic upload, but the new "import data" on the connect.garmin website (under the profile tab) features import of multiple *.fit files at once.

  3. if anyone knows how to configure the automatic upload to gamin connect, feel free to post the steps as comment. i did not manage to get the automatic upload working.

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