Madison Criterium – Tour of America’s Dairyland – Day 11 » Garmin data imported into Polar Protrainer – annotated

Garmin data imported into Polar Protrainer - annotated

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  • 1. Filipe Salvado  |  August 7, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Impressive site! Congratulations!

    Can I ask how did you managed to import gamin data into Polar Protrainer?

    I’m now using an Edge800 unit but I miss a lot Protrainer’s analysis and reports.

    Thanks and keep on training!


    • 2. kartoone  |  August 7, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      I’ve got a converter that can convert .FIT data to .HRM data, but it is only running on a local website. I have a public converter that converts .TCX files from the Garmin 705 to .HRM data. You can use Garmin connect ( to upload your Garmin 800 file and then export it as a .TCX file. Then use my public converter here to convert the .TCX file to .HRM … here is the link to my converter – I am hoping to have my direct converter from .FIT to .HRM available on the site in the next week or two.

      • 3. Monte  |  April 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm

        It looks like your converter is no longer working? Where is the link to the current version?

  • 4. Aivars  |  March 29, 2014 at 2:38 am


    Is there a way by using your converter to convert every heart beat instead of 1 or 5 sec? This would allow to use it for the Kupios HRVA software which would be a real blast!!!



    • 5. kartoone  |  March 29, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      That sounds really intriguing. It probably wouldn’t be too hard to update the converter, but the protrainer software I believe will still collapse it back down to 1 second display on its graphs. If you can send me documentation on the HRVA file format, I could probably create a web page displaying a google chart with the every heart beat data overlaid with the Garmin speed, power, cadence data. Actually, this is closely related to a research project I am working on to detect and correct heartrate anomalies (e.g., jersey flap, other interference) based on power data and the predicted heartrate based on the work by Conconi.


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