Beeminding different Garmin Activity types


#1

The recent Garmin integration is great. However, I would like more fine grain control over what garmin activities are associated with a particular goal. I own a Forerunner and use it for running, biking, and swimming. I would like to setup goals for each sport (e.g. Bike 2x a week, Swim 1x week, Run 20 miles a week). Is this type of support coming to the integration?

In the meantime has someone rigged up a screen scraping solution for Garmin (since they don’t beleive in open APIs) to do the type of goals I’m looking for?


#2

I’ve setup a Garmin goal ( https://www.beeminder.com/apolyton/goals/running-distance ) for activities and “RUNNING” is added as part of the description
So it’s probably possible. One of these days I hope to have a swimming activity and will let you know how it comes in… :slight_smile:

cc @bee


#3

Yes, swimming could be tracked separately


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#4

How do you Beemind different activities from Garmin devices? I would love to be able to add swimming to my Beemind list, but I can’t currently figure out how to do that.


#5

At the moment you can not do this directly from Beeminder
But you can do the following

  1. sync Garmin to RunKeeper via Tapiriik (https://tapiriik.com/ free or $2/year for automated syncing)
  2. connect RunKeeper and Beeminder to Zapier (https://zapier.com/ the free plan will cover you for 100 activities/month)
  3. create a Zapier task that filters only the swimming activities from RunKeeper and trigger Beeminder to add a datapoint
  4. optional: connect Zapier with Pushover (https://pushover.net one-time fee of $5) and you can get a notification to your mobile when the whole process has run (e.g. after the data point has been added on Beeminder)

#6

Wow, this sounds like a privacy nightmare.


#7

One is upploading GPS data to the cloud (Garmin) in the first place already. It’s already a privacy risk.
But what part exactly is a nightmare for you?


#8

Strava already leaked.

I guess every extra path is an extended possible attack vector.

So the more direct the integration, the better. I already “trust” Garmin, and I trust dreeves. So if I don’t have to read any extra privacy policies that would be nice :slight_smile:


#9

About Strava, if you are talking about this https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/29/us_pentagon_strava_tracking/ there weren’t any personal data involved (if i understood correctly), but it was a security issue for the US Army. I haven’t heard of any leaks of personal data from Strava.

That said, Strava has been closing down some features/holes in their privacy due to GDPR. See this post from a Strava-powered app, Veloviewer


#10

Interesting @Strava leaking no personally identifying information. Then the problem was caused by the oversight of the personnel and their classification levels.


#11

It would make this kind of goals so much more useful, if one could specify, which type of activity one is interested in!


#12

WOW @dreev it’s been 3 years since this request :stuck_out_tongue: