For ages I have struggled with trying to find a way of accessing GPS data offline (without having to be connected to Movescount online)
I have noticed a few programs written in Python out there, but no straightforward executable programs that people like me could operate, until now...
Here is how I do it (in Windows 7):
First you need to show Hidden files on your computer:
- Open Windows Explorer (Folder Tab, NOT internet explorer!!)
- Click 'Organize' Tab
- Select ' Folder and Search Options
- Click 'View' Tab
- In 'Advanced Settings' scroll to Hidden files and folders, and check ' Show hidden files, folders and drives.
- Click 'Apply' Tab
Now your offline GPS data (transferred from watch to computer, but not yet uploaded to Movescount) will be accessible here:
- 'C' drive
- ' "you" '
The actual file will be made up of a series of random letters and numbers, the date of the excersise, then a few more random letter and numbers.
The file will be a .SML
The best way I have found to convert this into a .GPX file that is useable in most other applications (or to just analyse your data) is to download ' Tom Shane Neotrack' :
Tom Shane :: Neotrack
This is a free download. Free version has all features available, however it is limited on the amount of data that can be saved. You can purchase an upgrade to full version.
- Open Neotrack
- If a 'Enter new activity window' doesnt pop up, Click 'New'
- Name your exercise, and OK.
- Click ' Activity' Tab
- Click ' Import' Tab and locate your file.
- Click 'Start' and the file will be loaded in.
You can now view your activity within Neotrack, or you can just click 'Export' Tab and save the data as a .GPX file, which can then be used in most other applications!!!!
I hope this guide helps others...