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March 2024 - Komoot cycling challenge

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Join the March challenges now in Garmin Connect. Three month challenges - Stage 1 Last month for stage 1! 2024 Running - Stage 1 Join this challenge and record 300 kilometers (186.42 miles) of running activities from January 1 to March 31. 2024 Walking - Stage 1 Join this challenge and record 91 miles (146.5 km) of walking activities from January 1 to March 31. 2024 Cycling - Stage 1 Join this challenge and record 675 kilometers (419.43 miles) of cycling activities from January 1 to March 31. Full month challenges March 15K Join this challenge and record a 15-kilometer running activity in March. March Time to Swim Join this challenge and record four hours of swimming activities in March. March Time to Walk Join this challenge and record 15 hours of walking activities in March. March Time to Run Join this challenge and record 10 hours of running activities in March. March Time to Ride Join this challenge and record 20 hours of cycling activities in March. March Tour Join this challenge

Jump Rope badges are now available!

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The jump rope badges are now available! There are 5 new badges. If you don't have jump rope as an activity on your watch then just log it as cardio and after save and sync edit the activity and change it to jump rope in Garmin Connect. The activity type is found in the Gym & Fitness Equipment section. All new models (except Instinct 2 models) got Jump Rope in a beta release: Forerunner 255/265/955/965, Venu 3, Vivoactive 5 and all models of Fenix 7. Lily 2 doesn't have a beta program so we don't know when/if it will get Jump Rope. Either you install the beta or just wait until it goes into a production release. Note that if you install the beta you can't uninstall it. You will have to wait for the production release. How to get Jump to It badge that requires 15,000 rep counts? I don't know yet. If you add a Jump Rope activity there is a field for the Reps in the overview but it isn't  possible to edit that field and add your rep count. Maybe it will be poss

Updates of the python script - Automatically open the badge and/or challenge page

I got a bug report for the python script that it started to log errors so I made a quick fix of that to version 1.3.3, but realized that I have been working with a new version that takes command line arguments that has been asked for by some users. So, I finalized that new version and uploaded it to you. That is version 1.4.0. The command line arguments are the following and you will get that information if you add the argument --help after the script. Usage: garminbadges-updater.py [options] Options and arguments:    --clear           : Enter user credentials again.    --help            : This information about options and arguments.    --open-badges     : Open badge page after update.    --open-challenges : Open challenge page after update.    --version         : Print version of the script.    --V               : Verbose/debug mode. The useful arguments are --open-badges and --open-challenges that will open the badge and/or challenge page for the user. The verbose/debug argument --V

February 2024 - Shokz Leap Year Challenge

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  Join the February challenges now in Garmin Connect. Three month challenges - Stage 1 2024 Running - Stage 1 Join this challenge and record 300 kilometers (186.42 miles) of running activities from January 1 to March 31. 2024 Walking - Stage 1 Join this challenge and record 91 miles (146.5 km) of walking activities from January 1 to March 31. 2024 Cycling - Stage 1 Join this challenge and record 675 kilometers (419.43 miles) of cycling activities from January 1 to March 31. Full month challenges February Time to Walk Join this challenge and record 15 hours of walking activities in February. February Time to Swim Join this challenge and record 4 hours of swimming activities in February. February Time to Run Join this challenge and record 10 hours of running activities in February. February Time to Ride Join this challenge and record 20 hours of cycling activities in February. February 15K Join this challenge and record a 15-kilometer running activity in February. February Step Month Joi

Dance Fitness has arrived

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Five new badges are here. Garmin accidentally added them in September but they were quickly removed. In September there were 13 badges so we will probably soon see even more badges added. Garmin has added a new activity type "Dance Fitness" in the Gym & Fitness Equipment category so you can switch to that for all your dance fitness activities. I don't see the new type in Garmin Connect app on Android so it will need to come in an update. In the web it is already there. To add songs for the Mixtape badge you press the lap button. Each lap will add another song. Until we get Dance Fitness on the watches you can log with Cardio and press lap for each song. After save and sync you switch activity type in Garmin Connect to Dance Fitness. Garmin Badge Database Garmin Connect Change country setting

Some last site updates in 2023

Calendars https://garminbadges.com/calendar/ The badges calendar now supports the userId parameter (just like the challenges calendar). If you add that parameter it will only show the badges you can take. Note that the repeatable badges will always show. Example calendar URL to show my badges (my userId is 286):  https://garminbadges.com/calendar/badges?userId=286 Badge count for repeatable badges If you view a badge and click the link "[View users with badge]" you will get to page with all users that got that badge. The count for each user is now added as a new column. View list for Finish Strong Estimated finish date for Expeditions In the latest update for the Chrome Extension and Python Script the join date for the expeditions are fetched from Garmin. That makes it possible to calculate a finish date for the expeditions. It will use your current progress and time from the join date and from that extrapolate the finish date. You can also see your join date which is display