Access to Garmin Descent MK1 USB storage on Android

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Wed Sep 12 15:56:22 PDT 2018

> On Sep 12, 2018, at 3:31 PM, Wojciech Więckowski <xplwowi at> wrote:
> I wonder if it's possible to provide folder selector dialog in Subsurface Mobile to access Garmin FIT files when OTG cable connection is used. 
> MK1 storage is mounted automatically by the system and FIT files are accessible from Android file manager.

I have thought about this but then got distracted. I don't know which permissions Subsurface-mobile on Android would need to get access to mounted filesystems and if we could get an Intent that tells us where the Descent is mounted - but this certainly seems doable. I just don't think I'll have time to look into this any time soon.

> From Subsurface I can set vendor + model using two combos but "Connection" combo shows only FTDI option and a lot of MAC addresses.
> It would be nice to have at least a possibility to enter raw mount path which in my case is:
> /storage/DC51-1EC5 
> I assume that Garmin parser works also on phones but probably hasn't been tested yet.

I am sure that this would work


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