Garmin MK2i compatability

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Pipper
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Garmin MK2i compatability

Post by Pipper » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:07 am

Does anyone have a a step by step guide on how to pull .FIT files from the Garmin MK2i to iMac? I can't find where to find FIT files or where to drop.
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Re: Garmin MK2i compatability

Post by nick » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:34 am

I don't have one myself. But the simple method I was told by a user was to download them to Garmin Connect, and export from there. There's another method to access them more like files but it is a little more involved.

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Re: Garmin MK2i compatability

Post by Pipper » Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:04 pm

They must have changed the program, I don’t see anywhere to export data from Garmin Connect or Garmin Dive apps.

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Re: Garmin MK2i compatability

Post by morton » Tue May 18, 2021 11:02 am

Pretty late reply but you can only download from the Garmin Connect website (connect.garmin.com)

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Re: Garmin MK2i compatability

Post by mattleach2114 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:28 am

Pipper wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:07 am
Does anyone have a a step by step guide on how to pull .FIT files from the Garmin MK2i to iMac? I can't find where to find FIT files or where to drop.
If it's the same as the MK1, simply plugin the computer through USB and browse to the activities folder. Find the FIT files and drag them into MacDive to import

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Re: Garmin MK2i compatability

Post by David_Dulong » Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:14 pm

Just found on the Garmin site that the Mk2i will not be recognized on a Mac. Per their site: https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=I ... PqZs9lA2ZA

This is a real bummer as I prefer MacDive as my dive log. I found I can export a CSV from the Garmin Connect web portal but it only downloads as CSV and for MacDive, it appears for Garmin it needs to be in a .FIT format.

Crossing fingers I can figure this out without having to use a Windows PC to get the files or something but we shall see..

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Re: Garmin MK2i compatability

Post by nick » Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:27 pm

You can export FIT from the garmin connect website.

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Re: Garmin MK2i compatability

Post by Simone » Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:09 pm

My workflow on the Mac is as follows:
  • Connect MK2 and Mac with the Garmin USB cable
  • Start Commander One (is a payed software, but is worth it in my eyes)
  • Make sure that MTP support is activated in Commander One (Preferences/Extensions/MTP Devices)
  • In Commander One open the drive "Descent Mk2i"
  • Go to "Primary/Garmin/Activity
  • Now, sort by date with newest first
  • Make sure you really got a dive. My last entry sometimes is a cycling tour. Download that file to the Desktop in Commander One
  • Open MacDive and drag the .fit file into Macdive. If it is a dive and not some other activity, it will be added to your logbook

there are other options than Commander One, just google for "MTP Mac"

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Re: Garmin MK2i compatability

Post by mthaynes » Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:03 pm

Hello folks,

for those using Commander One to access FIT files on the MK2I.

Garmin Express can cause the MK2 to not be discoverable by Commander One. To solve this issue launch Garmin Express and click on File > Preferences within Garmin Express. There are two check boxes. 1st box says "Always Keep Garmin Express running in background" and the 2nd is "automatically launch Garmin Express when connected".

Uncheck both these boxes and power cycle you Mac Off and On.

Commander one will now see the MK2I. as an MPT device on restart

Note Android File transfer does not care if you are running Garmin express and will connect to the device.

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