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Garmin Connect Reviews

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  • some help with direct drive trainer software
    Garmin bike computers like the Edge 530/830 etc can control the smart trainer and execute user designed workouts. The workouts are created in the website and then sent to your bike computer through the Garmin Express application. - Source: Reddit / 19 days ago
  • My new Epix set my LTHR to 75 for some reason… How can I solve it? Now my latest runs time in zone etc is screwed up
    Choose your device in upper right corner in and set your values there under "User settings". Basing the zones on your maximal HR is a nice place to start. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Body Battery inaccurate?
    I just did the screenshots from - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Indoorrowing not counting for Active badge?
    If you are on the sport-standard Concept2 rower (found in most colleges, gyms, and team facilities), just use your Garmin in the broadcast heart rate mode, and use ERGData app on your phone once you have gone through the setup to connect Concept2's rowing database to the database at . After the workout, with a time lag of a few minutes to a couple of hours, the workout will show up in your... - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • PC Version of Garmin Connect
    Do you mean - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • I can't figure out how to manually download activity file from Fenix to Computer (Mac)
    If you are syncing to garmin connect. Why not login to ? I believe you can export from there. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Uploading runs from garmin to strava through pc
    You can upload/update via a cable via a PC. If you get the Forerunner 245 Music, or any Garmin that supports WiFi, you can also upload/update via WiFi, and then view your data on the website - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • How do I know if heart beat data is from watch or band ?
    Usage: 1. Sign in to and navigate to an activity 2. Click on the bookmark you made — a modal will pop up with sensor information for that activity. e.g. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • How do I get my garmin username?
    Have you tried logging in to your account at and checking what it is set as there? If you don’t have one set you can do it there as well under the ‘Public Profile’ setting. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • r/Ultralight - "The Weekly" - Week of October 03, 2022
    Oh, one more thing, the watch cannot transfer the track is has saved over to the Garmin connect app ( unless the phone is connected to the internet. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Can my Fenix 7 SS find nearby hiking trails?
    You can load the map by going to -> Training -> Courses -> Import. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Can my Fenix 7 SS find nearby hiking trails?
    Check out the Garmin Connect website ( On the sidebar, click training and then courses. You can make your own trail course there and find others as well. Alternatively, you can try the Garmin Explore app, although it's somewhat clunky. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Issues with Garmin Connect?
    I'm getting log in errors at and 3rd party authorizations that password is invalid. Also seeing some of the forums down for maintenance. Anybody else experiencing this? - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Going to start today - seeking advice
    3) A sports tracker of some kind. I have a Garmin watch and use Garmin Connect. (No affiliation with this, either.). - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Fenix software version 9.33 - Is everyone on this now?
    Https:// top left corner). - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • I want to learn how to love running
    One of the aspects of running that will make 'interesting' is tracking your progress. As some people here indicated you can use an app as a starting point. When I started I used MapMyRun and NRC. If you stick with it, you may want to get yourself a GPS watch which will track this automatically and sync with your phone. That will then allow you to view reports on your progress in your portal - I use Garmin... - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Creating Cours from hike
    If you open your activity on, then there will be a little sprocket in the upper right corner. The third menu item down is "create route from this activity" (or something like that, I'm on a different language). There you go, et voila. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Data download
    You can download all activity data from the online Garmin Connect site ( You can then import that into PowerBI and do you thing. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • I Earned a personal record for running but it doesn't look right. How can I check it?
    If you have auto-splits on (I think default it 1mi) you should be able to look at the run in the Connect app or on and see where one "lap" looks faster than what you'd expect. I'd also look at the map of your run and see if it looks right. There's been an issue with some watches with Sony chipsets (which includes the 945) having GPS accuracy issues this week. Generally they seem to start off... - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Garmin has responded to my query to their EU privacy officer on their data sharing and privacy policy
    There is an export functionality on, and there is an API for watch-app developers (i.e. The API is only available on the watch itself). - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Apple watch vs Garmin watch......hoptetical question....
    Battery life was a major reason I was a convert to Garmin. That said, I was not happy with the touch interface on the iWatch. Also Apple's capabilities for athletes are inferior and they don't have the equivalent of I'm not an iPhone users, so I don't appreciate the iWatches biases toward the Apple ecosystem. Even if the iWatch was to have more battery life, unless Apple produces a watch and... - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Garmin Connect

8 Great Activity Apps That Are Not Strava
If you’re not so much on board with Strava turning increasingly more into a new kind of social network, you might try the Garmin Connect. Garmin are seasoned veterans of the sports world and it shows. Besides the regular data collecting and activity tracking functions, the app lets you schedule an all-week or all-month (hell, even an all-year) exercise plan or offers you one of the bulletproof pre-sets, put...

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