A small crate used for reading and decoding FIT files generated by sports devices.
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Fit is a small crate used for reading and decoding FIT files generated by various sports devices. Currently it has only been designed specifically to read files produced by Garmin Edges 1000 and 520, and a Wahoo Elemnt. It will probably mostly work out of the box with other file sources, but will probably not work 100% perfectly unless it's a Garmin cycling computer.

It currently does not support FIT files using custom developer fields.


fit = "0.2"


extern crate env_logger;
extern crate fit;

use std::path::PathBuf;

fn main() {
    let filepath = PathBuf::from("fits/2913547417.fit");
    let f = fit::FitFile::read(filepath);

After reading a FIT file, a digest of message types can be inspected by calling

    println!("{:#?}", f.message_counts());

which will return a list similar to the following, showing respectively the name of the record type (as defined in the FIT SDK), and the number of records parsed

    "File Id": 1,
    "Record": 5401,
    "Lap": 13,
    "Event": 2,
    "File Creator": 1,
    "Activity": 1,
    "Device Info": 1,
    "Session": 1

Armed with this information, we can call

    f.messages().filter("Record").for_each(|r| {
        println!("{:#?}", r.all_values());

which will fetch the "Record" messages, for example

    position_lat: 57.71064 /f32,
    position_long: 11.994529 /f32,
    speed: 0 /f64,
    heart_rate: 110 /u8,
    power: 0 /u16,
    temperature: 17 /i8,
    accumulated_power: 965468 /u32,
    distance: 46095.28 /f64,
    altitude: 9 /f64,
    timestamp: 1536170231 /time

The messages are trait objects of the form Box<dyn DefinedMessageType>. These respond to a few useful methods: primarily #name(), #value(u16), and #field_name_and_value(u16). To get all values at the same time there is also a #all_values() method. FieldNameAndValue structs contain two fields: a name, and a Value.

A Value enum is a simple wrapper around most rust primitive types, such as u16 or i64 or f32. It implements a few helper methods to make it easier to extract the internal value, #is_u8(), #is_str() etc. It also implements a basic version of nightly rust's TryFrom trait that allows save up-casting, but not down-casting. That is, a Value::U8 can be cast as a u32, but you can't get a u8 from a Value::U32.

Some things to watch out for:

  • speed is recorded as m/s, rather than kph.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/richardbrodie/fit-rs.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.