Garmin Connect‪™‬ 4+

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Garmin

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Description

The Garmin Connect™ app is your one-stop source for health and fitness data. Whether you’re training for a race, keeping active or just staying on top of your health, Garmin Connect provides the information and inspiration you need to reach your goals.

Once you pair your phone(1)with a Forerunner®, Venu®, fēnix® or another compatible Garmin device(2), you can review your tracked activities and health metrics. Plus, you can create workouts, build courses and challenge your friends on the leaderboard.

With Garmin Connect you can:

- Personalize your home screen, so the most helpful information is instantly visible
- Analyze your activities with detailed statistics(3)
- Create customized workouts and courses
- Review trends in health metrics like heart rate and steps
- Earn badges for accomplishments
- Sync with other apps like Apple Health, MyFitnessPal and Strava
- Get support for Garmin devices and their features

Learn more about Garmin devices and how they work with the Garmin Connect app at Garmin.com.

(1) See compatibility requirements at Garmin.com/BLE
(2) See a full list of compatible devices at Garmin.com/devices
(3) See Garmin.com/ataccuracy

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 5.3

With the bug fixes and performance improvements in this version of Garmin Connect, tracking your health and fitness stats is easier than ever before.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
14.5K Ratings

14.5K Ratings

11mm11mm11 ,

Great app but lacking some features

This is a great app but there are some very unfriendly things about it.
1. Type of activities - if you are into any team sport then forget it: Volleyball, basketball, etc not a thing in the app but hey if you are into sky diving, flying (?!) or even diving (6 types of diving activities are available) then you are covered.
2. Add details to the manual activity - well if you happen to do an activity than consumes a good amount of calories ( let’s say volleyball for example) you will have to scroll to 800+ values, why would you enter the number using the keyboard right?
3. import from Fitbit - you can only do the import for the whole day, not for an activity which you couldn’t use your Garmin for. So if I want to use Fitbit for an activity I’ll have to wear it the entire day...really? Can’t you just fill in the gaps with the Fitbit where the Garmin device happen to have no data?
I’ve seen plenty of posts in the forum for point 1 at least and it’s still no addressed. So great app but fells like the product isn't really taking input from the consumers.

Arthur2727 ,

Great app with gigantic untapped potential

I love this app and use it all the time. Other than the odd occasion, it usually syncs without any problem with my watch, then automatically uploads to Strava - all pretty effortless without me needing to do a thing.

There’s loads of stats and data. On the whole it’s pretty well presented and fairly intuitive to navigate, but I can’t help feeling it’s not quite up there with Strava and Polar Flow in this respect.

Also, there’s a few potentially important and very powerful tools which are hidden and not reaching their full potential. Courses is one of these - it’s hidden, a bit clunky, and has issues where you can’t add part of a course that isn’t a marked path/road or heatmapped. They should take a leaf out of Footpath’s book for this. Things like courses and suggested/popular routes could be huge and currently feels like an afterthought. Strava are making big strides in this area, but that requires a big subscription. If Garmin could produce something better and easier to use (and subsequently more popular), the fact that it comes free with a Garmin device would be a huge attraction for runners and cyclists. We all love Strava for its social features, and I don’t see Garmin ever competing here, but some extra focus on what Garmin does best (data, maps etc) could see this reach its full potential as the best app on the store.

CameliaU ,

Quite disappointing

I’ve recently switched over from Fitbit, and I’m not impressed. The step counts are inaccurate when I go out with the pram (today’s example: this morning, I had just over 1k steps from rocking and pacing with my baby last night; after tidying the house and going for a 5km walk, I’m on 3.9k steps total). I tried setting up the stride length manually but it made zero difference. I am signed up for a couple of steps challenges in April, but it looks like I’d need to walk to Paris for my watch (Venu 2s) to record 300k steps - though I would have easily done it eith my fitbit. Very demotivating, as I rarely just walk on my own and swing my arms back and forth as this watch seems to expect me to do.

Sleep tracking is also hit and miss; sometimes it shows me as asleep when I’ve been standing up rocking my baby for 1.5hrs… other times it doesn’t track at all, and if I add in my sleep manually, it seems to apply so averages to figure out how much I spent in each stage (whereas fitbit was able to work it out based on other data like HR and movement). It would help if at least you could add multiple sleep sessions per day, because my nights are often broken up by a 2-3h awake time, and if I just add bedtime and getting up time, Garmin seems to think I slept 10h and had 4h of deep - hah, I wish!

App Privacy

The developer, Garmin, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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