hr, depth, cadence, and temperature are Garmin extensions to GPX and require use of the garminextensions option to the gpx writer.

On Tue Oct 08 2013 at 7:07:03 AM, Fionnán <> wrote:
Hi everyone,

I'm using GPSBabel 1.4.4 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS to convert FIT files taken from a Garmin Edge device to GPX format

The command I use to do this is:
gpsbabel -i garmin_fit -f -o gpx -F outfile.gpx

This works very well, however the resulting GPX file only has information about elevation, time, speed and GPS coordinates.

I was wondering if it was possible to also extract the heart rate and  temperature data from a FIT file, I saw a mention of this functionality in the docs:

"...while we do extract data such as heart rate and temperature from tracks on the sporting models like Edge and Forerunner, GPSBabel is not a fitness program at its core and does not support features like workouts or calorie/fitness zone data..."

This also seems to have been discussed a few years ago here:

I would greatly appreciate any advice at all, I don't necessarily need to export this data to a GPX file, although it would be handy.

Thanks in advance,