Garmin ANT Agent is an application that allows you to connect to Garmin ANT devices and transfer fitness data from them to your computer.
It works in tandem with the USB stick and Garmin Connect. The application installs easily and fast. Once installed you need to insert the USB stick and Garmin ANT Agent automatically begins its scan to find the devices. Keep in mind that the device needs to be in a maximum of 1 meter from the USB stick for the pairing process to work. If the device has never been previously connected, you get a notification window that asks whether you want to pair with the device or not.
From that point on, all you have to do is confirm the information exchange and wait until Garmin ANT Agent transfers the data to Garmin Connect. Using Garmin ANT Agent you are able to easily and quickly store data on your computer and use it to keep track of your performance and improvements. You need to be careful to transfer the data from Garmin ANT Agent to Garmin Connect, before you download any other content because all the information that is not transferred is lost .
The application runs silently in the background, using little of your system resources and can be accessed from the system tray icon that is added after it installs.
Garmin ANT Agent is indeed a practical and helpful application that you can use to transfer fitness data from Garmin devices yo your computer in a simple way.