Garmin Descent Mk2i Support?

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Garmin Descent Mk2i Support?

Post by cfb » Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:32 pm

Greetings,

First let me say I absolutely love MacDive. I’ve got it on my desktop, my iPad, and my iPhone. Myself and an instructor I work with regularly (I’m a DM-in-training), recommend the app to all our students and will help them setup the app on their iPhone or iPad as part of the class if they want.I simply could not live without it which brings me to my question, what is the status of support for the Garmin Descent Mk2i? I see the most recent release notes indicate support, but it also notes “via FIT”. From what I can tell FIT is a data interchange format Garmin created for “fitness” devices. Does MacDive talk directly with the Garmin Descent Mk2i via Bluetooth to pull the FIT data? Or is it a manually process to get the data out of the device and into MacDive?

I am currently use an Aqualung i770r and I frequently use my iPad to pull the data directly off the device and update my logs directly on the iPad on the boat trip home. I then sync it via iCloud and finish up logging on my desktop at home (if needed). I’m hoping I could preserve a similar workflow if I moved to the Garmin Descent Mk2i.

Thanks again for such a fantastic app!

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Re: Garmin Descent Mk2i Support?

Post by nick » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:47 am

Right now you need to manually grab the FIT files via USB and then drag/drop them to read them, but the Mk2i is supported.

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Re: Garmin Descent Mk2i Support?

Post by delonlim » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:20 pm

but the problem is the macos big sur cannot detect Garmin Mk2i if you plug it using USB

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Re: Garmin Descent Mk2i Support?

Post by cfb » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:34 am

I’m having a hard time figuring out how you access the FIT files directly (probably doesn’t help that I don’t have a unit to play with). Is it possible to access the FIT files directly from an iPad and import them into MacDive or is it only possible on a full computer (desktop/laptop)?

Thanks

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Re: Garmin Descent Mk2i Support?

Post by nick » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:57 am

Only macOS currently. I will add iOS support at some point but it would be via iCloud Drive or email or whatever.

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Re: Garmin Descent Mk2i Support?

Post by Kevyneuro » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:42 pm

I to would like the Garmin Descent MK2I Supported. I love the app and have purchased all I can. Thank you

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