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Garmin now charging $$ for Connect API

Posted March 26, 2015 04:57PM by Skye in the Suggestion Box

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Skye Skye Nott
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I was going to add the ability to embed Garmin Connect activities just like Strava activities and segments, but it turns out they put up a $5000 paywall in front of their API back in Feb 2014

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2014/06/counterpoint-garmin-sync-api.html

http://developer.garmin.com/garmin-connect-api/overview/

What a dumb move by a company that is clearly out of touch with reality - interconnection is not a feature, it's a requirement. The "modern" Connect UI is so far behind the competition, without 3rd party developers, it will just continue to slide into irrelevance. The only thing I use it for is auto-sync to Strava.

So, no Garmin activity embedding on Staminist any time soon, sorry.

Skye

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