I admit it, I like sharing my runs. I restarted running 3.5 years ago and large part of that was due to Runkeeper. I was a complete running novice back then but I absolutely loved looking at Runkeeper after my runs to see my progress. And those were the glory days. Basically after every run, I would get a new achievement like “Fastest pace”, “Furthest Distance” and so on and so forth.
Now, fast forward to today. I’ve moved on to using Strava, which I think is way more feature rich than RK and also seems to have a much larger following. But I still use RK for old times sake and also use Garmin Connect, as I own a Forerunner 620. I migrated to a Garmin watch as I didn’t like the idea of having to carry my phone around with me whilst running and also I believed carrying it in my armband caused issues with the phone’s headphone jack. So essentially I have 3 sites now that contain my runs, Strava, RK and GC. This does create a slight issue or pain when I have upload to GC, then export and upload to Strava and finally to RK. Probably doesn’t take too long, but just a pain.
However, I believe I’ve streamlined the process as much as possible.
- Use the Wifi on the Forerunner 620 to upload my run. Or use bluetooth and the Garmin Connect app on the phone to upload the run if I do not have access to Wifi. NB, Wifi has started working on the Forerunner 620 after the 2.90 firmware update for me.
- Use copymysports to copy from GC to RK and from GC to Strava. This is a once off setup to authorise that copymysports can publish activities to RK and Strava
Now you are done. That’s it, now more importing/exporting!
So all I do now, is come home after a run, press the transfer button on my watch and everything else is done. My run will be in GC immediately and eventually (could be as quick as 1 hour but up to 8 hours) in RK and Strava. And for extra brownie points, I use tapiriik to go from GC to Dropbox so that I have a backup of the GPX file in case something happens.