Golden Cheetah & Garmin Connect - "Download, archive, cloud-backup and auto-import your activities."
You are a runner, cyclist or triathlete? You love Golden Cheetah? You track your activities with Garmin devices? You want to download all of them from Garmin Connect? You want to archive, cloud-backup and import automatically into Golden Cheetah? Alright, where´s the problem?!? Rise a feature request and ask for new Golden Cheetah functionality! But exactly this is easier said than done:
1) Garmin charges an expensive one-time administrative fee to cover their extensive engineering and server support they require for running the Connect program. 2) Golden Cheetah is an open source application and there might be no chance of any payment to Garmin for its use at all. 3) As Garmin does also not offer alternatives the chances for a new Golden Cheetah feature are really low.
But there are tons of alternatives and workarounds. Here is mine.