Garmin Connect is the Garmin application designed to monitor and track your physical activity from your Garmin device. At a glance you can get statistics of all your data, averages and favorite activities. Take your training to the next level, and get personalized advice. You’ll also have access to numerous articles and videos.
Some important characteristics you should know about Garmin Connect
- To get the most out of Garmin Connect, you need to get it connected to a Garmin device, fitness trackers, running watches, smartwatches, and bike computers.
- You’ve downloaded the mobile app on your phone and create an account using your email, then you can launch the app.
- Garmin Connect let you seek out friends and fellow run and workout lovers to give you that motivational push to keep on top of your step goals or racking up those miles.
- You can create challenges. You can then select whether the challenge takes place on a single day, weekend, a whole week or on custom dates. Once the challenge is over, you’ll be emailed as well as notified in the Garmin Connect app who is the winner and has those bragging rights.
- You can then choose to select an Automatic course that is created from a single starting point. You give it a name, distance and what direction to head.
- You have a Live Track function. This is a feature to get familiar with. It essentially lets others see real-time information of your activity.
Some FAQ of Garmin Connect
What does Garmin Connect do?
Garmin Connect is the tool for analyzing, tracking, and sharing health and fitness activities from your Garmin device. Garmin Connect displays your vital health data and entries for easy viewing.
What devices work with Garmin Connect?
You will need a Garmin device to record activities. Anything else will have to be input manually.
Do you need a Garmin device to use Garmin Connect?
You will need a compatible Garmin watch to use Garmin Connect.
Can I update my Garmin with my phone?
Before you can update your device software using the Garmin Connect Mobile app, you must have a Garmin Connect account, and you must pair the device with a compatible smartphone. If you are not using the Garmin Connect smartphone app to wirelessly sync your watch, you can hook up to a Mac or Windows PC via a physical connection.
Is Garmin Connect the same as Garmin Express?
Garmin connect is the online, web-based place where all your running data gets collected. It will send data to the web when it is near your computer by a wireless link called ANT+.
Garmin Express is the software that runs on your computer and allows you to connect to your 310XT when you set it up.