Author Topic: Ascent manual, for dummies!!  (Read 778 times)

Bloodaxe02

Ascent manual, for dummies!!
« on: August 01, 2011, 06:46:08 pm »
Hi All.
I have got a Garmin Forerunner 305 and had mega problems importing data to Garmin Training Centre on my imac. All it would import was the distance and time! I looked around and saw Ascent, which sounded a godsend to me as a mac user. However, call me dumb or stupid ( or both!), I cannot for the life of me see how to import data from my forerunner 305. I would like to do this before shelling out for the full program. Does anyone know if there are instructions, or a manual for Ascent. Many thanks in advance.

Re: Ascent manual, for dummies!!
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 06:51:33 pm »
no, but have you seen goldencheetah?  similar but free....  ;D


Jaded

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Re: Ascent manual, for dummies!!
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 07:23:12 pm »
Hi,

It says 'Direct Sync' on the Ascent website - connect the Gamin to the Mac with a USB cable, then when it shows in the Finder as a disc you do cmd+L in Ascent to sync.

There is some help in the application, but not a lot. Feel free to fire away with more questions!
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Bloodaxe02

Re: Ascent manual, for dummies!!
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2011, 09:40:58 pm »
Thanks for your replies.
However, when I connect the 305 to my mac with the USB cable, it does not show as a new hard drive/ device in finder! Its not a case of I am too stupid for the net but it doesnot seem to want to connect ??? ???
Maybe I will look at Golden Cheetah as recommended.

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Re: Ascent manual, for dummies!!
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2011, 10:41:40 pm »
Check you have a data USB cable, or try a different USB cable anyway?
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Re: Ascent manual, for dummies!!
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011, 11:11:43 am »
Is the 305 one of those models that has two connect modes, switchable in the menus - on some other models it's called 'spanner' - if so only one of those modes makes it appear as an external drive, and it probably defaults to the other mode.
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Re: Ascent manual, for dummies!!
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2011, 07:02:08 pm »
Hi,

Not sure whether you've solved this but I can sync the wife's Forerunner 305 to Ascent no problem - in fact I just did so.

Procedure:

- plug in Forerunner (it says "battery charging in progress")
- load Ascent
- Press ⌘-L (or go to File > Sync GPS in the menu)
- "this may take a few minutes" message box pops up
- it disappears, you're done.

I have Ascent and like it a lot.