GarminConnect is a web based application where Edge 605/705 and Forerunner owners can upload there rides and runs to store and view. At the moment you cannot export Courses like you can on MotionBased.
The first release of GarminConnect was pretty dire compared to MotionBased. Fortunately things are looking up.
The latest release includes Wikipedia entries and pictures of landmarks. While most of the performance data is there, there is also now links to the social networks too. This will come at a price later when it is fully functional.
I’ve a lot of data on GarminConnect, mainly spinning classes and 705 rides as it doesn’t like the 305 yet.
Once you’ve got the amount of data I’ve been collecting it becomes extremely valuable to you.
You can now export links to your activities and play them on the Player that is built into it. The one thing you can’t do yet is download other peoples Courses or your own uploaded Courses to ride again. The site relies on Garmin communicator to upload your history to the site. The Forerunner series use the ANT link to wirelessly connect with the watches.
The service is free at the moment and but I’ve been told a connect + service will be forthcoming. As a paying Motionbased customer I’ll be upgraded to it as Motionbased is phased out.