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Frequently Asked Questions
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Top 10 Questions
How do I register for Garmin Connect?
Garmin Connect uses your Garmin account. If you already have a Garmin account, simply enter your username and password at the Sign In page. If you don't have an account, please register now.
How do I upload data to Garmin Connect?
Find your device among the list of supported devices at Garmin Connect and follow the instructions in the Upload link.
I didn't categorize my activity. How was my activity categorized?
Garmin Connect automatically detects the Activity Type from the Sport Mode to which you've set your device. Please refer to the Owner's Manual for your device for instructions on setting the Sport Mode on your device.
What devices work at Garmin Connect?
You can upload your data from all Garmin running, cycling, swimming and multisport devices (GPS and non-GPS).
My wireless device won't pair with the Garmin ANT Agent. What should I do?
If you have problems pairing your Garmin device, try the following:

  • Verify that your USB ANT stick is connected properly.
  • If using a Forerunner 405, 405CX, 410, or 610 ensure the unit is out of power save mode. See owner's manual for more information.
  • Verify that pairing is enabled for your Garmin ANT Agent:
    • Windows: Right-click the Garmin ANT Agent icon in the Windows system tray and select Pair with New Devices.
    • Mac: Open the Garmin ANT Agent application, click on the Devices menu and select Pair with New Devices.
  • Verify that pairing is enabled on your Garmin device:

Forerunner 610: To enable pairing, follow these steps:

1.Press and hold the bars on the main screen
2.Select Setup
3.Swipe to System and select
4.Swipe to Data Transfer and select
5.Select Initial Pairing
6. Verify Pairing is On.

Forerunner 310XT/910XT: To enable pairing, follow these steps:

1. Press Mode to the Settings page.
2. Scroll and select Settings.
3. Scroll and select System.
4. Scroll and select Data Transfer.
5. Scroll and select Computer.
6. Scroll and select Pairing.
7. Verify Pairing is On.

FR60: To enable pairing, follow these steps:

1. Press Mode to the Settings page.
2. Scroll and select Settings.
3. Scroll and select System.
4. Scroll and select Computer.
5. Scroll and select Pairing.
6. Verify Pairing is On.

Forerunner 405/405CX: To enable pairing, follow these steps:

1. Press and hold Menu.
2. Scroll and select Settings.
3. Scroll and select ANT+Sport.
4. Scroll and select Computer.
5. Verify Pairing is On.

Forerunner 50: To enable pairing, follow these steps:

1. Press Mode to the Train page.
2. Press and hold Start/Stop for Settings.
3. Press the View button until the display reads TX Pair.
4. Verify TX Pair is On.
The Garmin ANT Agent won't transfer data to Garmin Connect. What should I do?
If you transfer data to your computer, the Garmin ANT Agent will not detect the device again until it has new data (or the Garmin ANT Agent has pending data to send to the device).

If you transfer data to one computer, you cannot transfer it to a second computer unless you add new data or "force send" data. The second computer will not detect the device until it has new data or detects the device has "force send" set.

If you have problems transferring data, try the following:

  • Verify that your USB ANT stick is connected properly. For optimal performance, use a USB port on the front of your computer and keep the area free of clutter.
  • Verify that there are no timers running or active training sessions on your Garmin device.
  • Create a new "dummy" training session on your device. Start the timer, stop it after a few seconds, and then save the data.
  • Force the device to send data.

Forerunner 610: To force the device to send data, follow these steps:

1.With the device unlocked, press and hold the Menu icon.
2.Select History.
3.Select Options.
4.Scroll down and select Upload.
5.Scroll and select an Activity to upload.

Forerunner 310XT/910XT: To force the device to send data, follow these steps:

1. Press Mode to the Settings page.
2. Scroll and select History.
3. Scroll and select Transfer All.

Forerunner 405/405CX: To force the device to send data, follow these steps:

1. Press and hold Menu.
2. Scroll and select Settings.
3. Scroll and select ANT+Sport.
4. Scroll and select Computer.
5. Scroll and select Transfer All.
6. Turn On Force Send.

FR60: To force the device to send data, follow these steps:

1. Press Mode to the Settings page.
2. Scroll and select History.
3. Scroll and select Transfer All.
4. Scroll and select Yes.
I don't see any of my activities at Garmin Connect. What should I do?
We have not received the data from your device.

If you're using a wireless device and the Garmin ANT Agent, please review the ANT Agent section in our FAQs.

If you're using a USB device and the Garmin Communicator Plugin, please review the Garmin Communicator Plugin FAQs to ensure it is installed properly and communicating with your device.
How do I set my units of measurement to a form of Statute or Metric?
1. Select Settings.
2. Make sure the Display Preferences tab is open.
3. Change your measurement to either Statute, Metric, or Statute UK. (Statute UK displays elevation data in meters.)
I can only see the Details for my 5 most recent activities on the Dashboard page. How do I see the Details page for my previously uploaded activities?
The easiest way to view the Details page for any activity is to go to the Activities listing, then single click on the title (blue hyperlink) of the activity.
How do I change my Heart Rate Display Preference?
1. Select Settings.
2. Make sure the Display Preferences tab is open.
3. In the drop down menu next to Heart Rate Display, choose between BPM, Percent of Max and Zone.
4. Click Save.
Getting StartedTop
What do I get with a Garmin Connect account?
Garmin Connect is a free web service from Garmin that allows customers to store, view and share activities/locations recorded by Garmin fitness and recreational devices. For now, Garmin Connect only supports the Garmin Fitness product line.

Following an activity, Garmin users upload their data and can personalize and categorize each activity. Garmin Connect calculates measurements such as time, distance, speed, and heart rate. Garmin Connect displays this information through charts, illustrations and reports. Each activity stored in a personal online digest and marked as public may be accessed by anyone visiting the site.
How do I register for Garmin Connect?
Garmin Connect uses your Garmin account. If you already have a Garmin account, simply enter your username and password at the Sign In page. If you don't have an account, please register now.
What devices work at Garmin Connect?
You can upload your data from all Garmin running, cycling, swimming and multisport devices (GPS and non-GPS).
What browsers and operating systems does Garmin Connect support?
Garmin Connect is tested on and supports the following operating systems and browsers:
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista: Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox 3.6+, Safari 5.0+, Chrome 8.0+.
  • Mac OS X: Firefox 3.6+, Safari 5.0+ and Chrome 8.0+.
  • Other operating systems, browsers and versions may work, but are not fully supported.
Do I need to download any software?
Devices that support wireless transfer require the installation of the Garmin ANT Agent. Devices that support transfer through a USB interface require the download of the Garmin Communicator Plugin. See the full list of devices supported by Garmin Connect.
How do I set the correct Time Zone for my activities?
If you tracked an activity with a GPS-enabled device, Garmin Connect will automatically assign the time zone. If you wish to make changes for non-GPS devices or if Garmin Connect assigned the wrong time zone, please choose from these options:

1. To set the Time Zone for all activities, click on Settings. Note that this setting will only apply for new uploads and does NOT change the time of activities already stored at Garmin Connect.

2. To change the Time Zone for a particular activity, go to the Details page of the activity you need to edit. Click the Time Zone (e.g. Greenwich Mean Time) and select the desired Time Zone. Click off the field to save.
UploadTop
How do I upload data to Garmin Connect?
Find your device among the list of supported devices at Garmin Connect and follow the instructions in the Upload link.
My wireless device won't pair with the Garmin ANT Agent. What should I do?
If you have problems pairing your Garmin device, try the following:

  • Verify that your USB ANT stick is connected properly.
  • If using a Forerunner 405, 405CX, 410, or 610 ensure the unit is out of power save mode. See owner's manual for more information.
  • Verify that pairing is enabled for your Garmin ANT Agent:
    • Windows: Right-click the Garmin ANT Agent icon in the Windows system tray and select Pair with New Devices.
    • Mac: Open the Garmin ANT Agent application, click on the Devices menu and select Pair with New Devices.
  • Verify that pairing is enabled on your Garmin device:

Forerunner 310XT/910XT: To enable pairing, follow these steps:

1. Press Mode to the Settings page.
2. Scroll and select Settings.
3. Scroll and select System.
4. Scroll and select Data Transfer.
5. Scroll and select Computer.
6. Scroll and select Pairing.
7. Verify Pairing is On.

FR60: To enable pairing, follow these steps:

1. Press Mode to the Settings page.
2. Scroll and select Settings.
3. Scroll and select System.
4. Scroll and select Computer.
5. Scroll and select Pairing.
6. Verify Pairing is On.

Forerunner 405/405CX: To enable pairing, follow these steps:

1. Press and hold Menu.
2. Scroll and select Settings.
3. Scroll and select ANT+Sport.
4. Scroll and select Computer.
5. Verify Pairing is On.

Forerunner 50: To enable pairing, follow these steps:

1. Press Mode to the Train page.
2. Press and hold Start/Stop for Settings.
3. Press the View button until the display reads TX Pair.
4. Verify TX Pair is On.
The Garmin ANT Agent won't transfer data to Garmin Connect. What should I do?
If you transfer data to your computer, the Garmin ANT Agent will not detect the device again until it has new data (or the Garmin ANT Agent has pending data to send to the device).

If you transfer data to one computer, you cannot transfer it to a second computer unless you add new data or "force send" data. The second computer will not detect the device until it has new data or detects the device has "force send" set.

If you have problems transferring data, try the following:

  • Verify that your USB ANT stick is connected properly. For optimal performance, use a USB port on the front of your computer and keep the area free of clutter.
  • Verify that there are no timers running or active training sessions on your Garmin device.
  • Create a new "dummy" training session on your device. Start the timer, stop it after a few seconds, and then save the data.
  • Force the device to send data.

Forerunner 610: To force the device to send data, follow these steps:

1.With the device unlocked, press and hold the Menu icon.
2.Select History.
3.Select Options.
4.Scroll down and select Upload.
5.Scroll and select an Activity to upload.

Forerunner 310XT: To force the device to send data, follow these steps:

1. Press Mode to the Settings page.
2. Scroll and select History.
3. Scroll and select Force Send.

Forerunner 405/405CX: To force the device to send data, follow these steps:

1. Press and hold Menu.
2. Scroll and select Settings.
3. Scroll and select ANT+Sport.
4. Scroll and select Computer.
5. Scroll and select Force Send.
6. Turn On Force Send.

FR60: To force the device to send data, follow these steps:

1. Press Mode to the Settings page.
2. Scroll and select History.
3. Scroll and select Force Send.
4. Scroll and select Yes.
Must I use the Garmin ANT Agent to upload?
The Garmin ANT Agent is exclusive to the Forerunner 610/310XT/910XT/405/405CX/410/50 and FR60, and the only way to transfer data from the device to your computer. However, you can manually upload a file if you are having difficulties with the automatic send feature with the Garmin ANT Agent. Go to the Upload page to use these features.
Can I upload 2 different wireless devices to 2 different Garmin Connect accounts on the same computer?
Yes. You must create a different login for different users when the machine first boots up. Once you've logged in to your unique profile on the computer, pair your device with its ANT+ stick. You will be able to upload to your Garmin Connect account.
How do I manually upload data from wireless devices?
Advanced users ONLY.

Manual Upload for PC users:

1. Confirm that you have installed the Garmin ANT Agent™.
2. Go to the Upload page.
3. Select the Manual Upload button.
4. Click the Browse button.
5. Go to C:\Documents and Settings\Owner or Current User\Application Data\GARMIN\Devices\, click the numbered folder, then click History folder.
6. Select the appropriate file to upload (each file is named by the date of the activity).
7. Click Upload activities from file button.

Manual Upload for Vista users:


1. Confirm that you have installed the Garmin ANT Agent™.
2. Go to the Upload page.
3. Select the Manual Upload button.
4. Click the Browse button.
5. Go to C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\GARMIN\Devices\, click the numbered folder, then click History folder.
6. Select the appropriate file to upload (each file is named by the date of the activity).
7. Click Upload activities from file button.

Manual Upload for Mac users:


1. Confirm that you have installed the Garmin ANT Agent™.
2. Go to the Upload page.
3. Select the Manual Upload button.
4. Click the Browse button.
5. Go to ~/Library/Application Support/Garmin/Devices/<device number>/History. Files will be available for 30 days.
6. Select the appropriate file to upload (each file is named by the date of the activity).
7. Click Upload activities from file button.
How do I manually upload data from USB Fitness Devices?
Only these fitness devices support manual upload directly from the device.

Forerunner 110
Forerunner 210

Edge 205/305/605/705
Edge 200/500/800

Manual Upload for PC users:

1. Connect the device to computer with USB cable.
2. Go to the Upload page.
3. Select the Manual Upload button.
4. Click the Browse button.
5. Go to Garmin (E:).
6. Double-click the Garmin folder.
7. Double-click the History folder.
8. Select the appropriate file to upload (each file is named by the date of the activity).
9. Click Upload activities from file button.

Manual Upload for Mac users:


1. Connect the device to computer with USB cable.
2. Go to the Upload page.
3. Select the Manual Upload button.
4. Click the Browse button.
5. Select the Garmin folder.
6. Select the History folder.
7. Select the appropriate file to upload (each file is named by the date of the activity).
8. Click Upload activities from file button.
I don't see any of my activities at Garmin Connect. What should I do?
We have not received the data from your device.

If you're using a wireless device and the Garmin ANT Agent, please review the ANT Agent section in our FAQs.

If you're using a USB device and the Garmin Communicator Plugin, please review the Garmin Communicator Plugin FAQs to ensure it is installed properly and communicating with your device.
My newer activities uploaded, but I don’t see everything. What happened?
Garmin fitness devices automatically record history when you start the timer. This history is saved to the detailed memory and will store approximately 20 hours when set to Smart Recording (default). When this memory is full, your oldest data is overwritten. The summary data for these activities can be seen on the device, but the detailed data needed at Garmin Connect has been overwritten. Upload your history frequently to reduce the risk of losing data.
How do I upload a file from Training Center to my Garmin Connect account?

Windows users:


1. Open the Garmin Training Center.
2. Select the day you want to export by right clicking on it in the listing.
3. Select Export and save it to your Desktop.
4. At Garmin Connect, go to Upload.
5. Select the Manual Upload button.
6. Browse to the file saved on your Desktop and select that.
7. Click Upload activities from file button.

Mac users:


1. Open the Garmin Training Center.
2. Select Export.
3. Save the file to your Desktop.
4. At Garmin Connect, go to Upload.
5. Select the Manual Upload button.
6. Browse to the file saved on your Desktop and select that.
7. Click Upload activities from file button.
How do I upload a file from Garmin BaseCamp to my Garmin Connect Account?
1. Open Garmin BaseCamp.
2. Select desired activity.
4. Select File, Export, and Export Selection.
3. Save file as GPS eXchange Format (.gpx) to your desktop.
5. At Garmin Connect, go to Upload.
6. Select the Manual Upload button.
7. Browse to the file saved on your Desktop and select that.
8. Click Upload activities from file button.
How do I upload a file from Garmin MapSource to my Garmin Connect Account?
1. Open Garmin MapSource.
2. Select desired activity.
4. Select File and Save As.
3. Save file as GPS eXchange Format (.gpx) to your desktop.
5. At Garmin Connect, go to Upload.
6. Select the Manual Upload button.
7. Browse to the file saved on your Desktop and select that.
8. Click Upload activities from file button.
Can I manually upload data from Outdoor and Automotive devices that transfer through USB?
Advanced users ONLY.

Find your device among the list of Outdoor and Automotive devices that upload through USB.

Note: If you have a device listed in the Other Outdoor device list, then you should follow these instructions to upload data.

Manual Upload for PC users:

1. Connect a supported mapping handheld or motoryclyle device to computer with USB cable.
2. Go to the Upload page.
3. Select the Manual Upload button.
4. Click the Browse button.
5. Click Garmin device within My Computer directory.
6. Double-click the Garmin folder.
7. Double-click GPX folder.
8. Select the appropriate file to upload. (Current is the entire track log.)
9. Click Upload activities from file button.

Manual Upload for Mac users:

1. Connect a supported mapping handheld or motoryclyle device to computer with USB cable.
2. Go to the Upload page.
3. Select the Manual Upload button.
4. Click the Browse button.
5. Select Garmin device within Device directory.
6. Double-click the Garmin folder.
7. Double-click GPX folder.
8. Select the appropriate file to upload. (Current is the entire track log.)
9. Click Upload activities from file button.
Why is the Activity Type of my recent upload categorized as Running, Cycling, or Other?
Activity Types are categorized by the sport mode set on the device. See your device manual to learn more about sport modes.

Even though Garmin Connect categorizes your Activities, selecting a specific Activity Type is encouraged (e.g. Street Running, Mountain Biking).
SettingsTop
Where can I change my Settings, e.g. my display preferences or personal information?
The Settings link can be found in the top right corner of any page of Garmin Connect.
How do I set the correct Time Zone for my activities?
If you tracked an activity with a GPS-enabled device, Garmin Connect will automatically assign the time zone. If you wish to make changes for non-GPS devices or if Garmin Connect assigned the wrong time zone, please choose from these options:

1. To set the Time Zone for all activities, click on Settings. Note that this setting will only apply for new uploads and does NOT change the time of activities already stored at Garmin Connect.
2. To change the Time Zone for a particular activity, go to the Details page of the activity you need to edit. Click the Time Zone (e.g. Greenwich Mean Time) and select the desired Time Zone. Click off the field to save.
How do I set my units of measurement to a form of Statute or Metric?
1. Select Settings.
2. Make sure the Display Preferences tab is open.
3. Change your measurement to either Statute, Metric, or Statute UK. (Statute UK displays elevation data in meters.)
How do I change my Preferences?
Select Settings.
How do I change my Privacy Preference to share my activities or keep them private?
1. Select Settings.
2. Select Privacy.
3. Choose between Public and Private.
4. Click Update All.
I forgot my username and/or password?
Retrieve your Garmin username at my.Garmin.com. Retrieve your Garmin password at my.Garmin.com.
How do I change my username?
Unfortunately, you cannot change your Garmin username. However, you can go to Settings>Connect Profile to change your display name, the name that shows to the public.
How do I change my password?
Change your Garmin password at my.Garmin.com.
How do I change my email address?
Change your email address at my.Garmin.com.
How do I change my Heart Rate Display Preference?
1. Select Settings.
2. Make sure the Display Preferences tab is open.
3. In the drop down menu next to Heart Rate Display, choose between BPM, Percent of Max and Zone.
4. Click Save.
How do I change my Heart Rate Zones?
1. Select Settings.
2. Select Training Zones.
3. You can change the Default heart rate zones. You can also change heart rate zones specifically for any Running or Cycling activities.
4. Select the mode you’d like to edit by clicking the bpm or %max at the top of each column.
5. Enter the floor for each field.
6. Click Save.
To which devices can I send my Personal Information and Heart Rate Zones?
You can update your birth date, gender, and weight on Garmin Connect and send it to the following devices:

Forerunner 610
Forerunner 310XT/910XT
Forerunner 405/405CX
Forerunner 410
Forerunner 305
Forerunner 301
Forerunner 205

Forerunner 210
Forerunner 110

FR60

Edge 800
Edge 705
Edge 605
Edge 500
Edge 305
Edge 205

You can send your Heart Rate Zones to the following devices:

Forerunner 310XT/910XT
Forerunner 405/405CX
Forerunner 410
Forerunner 305
Forerunner 301
Forerunner 210

Edge 800
Edge 705
Edge 500
Edge 305
I live outside of the US where we have a different convention for numbers and dates. Where can I change the decimal format, time format, or date format?
1. Select Settings.
2. Make sure the Display Preferences tab is open.
3. You can change the decimal format, time format, or date format by clicking the boxes with the preferred format.
How do I change a language on a Garmin device from Garmin Connect?
At this time you may only add a language to a Forerunner 310XT. You can do this in your Settings in the Device Settings menu. Just select a language among the languages provided and click Send to Device. Your Garmin ANT Agent will subsequently load it to your device.
DashboardTop
I can only see the Details for my 5 most recent activities on the Dashboard page. How do I see the Details page for my previously uploaded activities?
The easiest way to view the Details page for any activity is to go to the Activities listing, then single click on the title (blue hyperlink) of the activity.
How will I be alerted when there is a new version of firmware?
You'll be notified when there are new versions of firmware available. Just look out for a yellow sticky note on your Dashboard page reminding you to install the latest version. Once you click the (X) in the right corner, the yellow sticky will be removed until the next firmware update.
What does the Quick Edit link allow me to do?
By clicking the Quick Edit link for an activity while on the Dashboard page, you can categorize and name your activity. Simply choose the Activity and Event Types from the drop down menus, then name the activity in the open field. Once you've categorized and named the activity click the "Finish" link below the map and stats.
ActivitiesTop
How do I sort data in the table?
Click on the header of the column you wish to sort. You may toggle between ascending and descending order by clicking the same header.
How do I customize the table?

You may rearrange as well as add/remove columns in the table.


To change the order of columns, click and hold on the header of the column you wish to move and drag your mouse to the desired location.


To add/remove columns, click the drop-down arrow on the right of each column header. Within Columns, select the data fields you wish to display on the table.

How do I filter my activities?
By default, Garmin Connect displays all of your activities. You may filter by keyword search, Activity Type, Event Type, and time period, as well as distance, time, and elevation gain ranges. Click Show Filters to view all filters.
How do I delete multiple activities at once?
1. Open the Activities page.
2. Check the boxes of the activities you want to delete.
3. Click More Actions.
4. Click Delete.
CoursesTop
How do I create a course?
  1. Select myConnect > Courses.
  2. Select Create Course.
  3. Select a location on the map to add a starting point.
  4. Select additional locations on the map to add points to the course.
  5. If necessary, select an option:
    • To reverse thestartingand ending points, select Reverse.
    • To return to the starting point using the same path, select Out and Back.
    • To return to the starting point using the shortest path from the ending point, select Loop to Start.
  6. Enter a name, and select Save.
How do I save an activity as a course?

You can save an activity with GPS location information as a course.

  1. Select myConnect > Activities.
  2. Select an activity.
  3. Select Save as Course.
  4. If necessary, select additional points or course options.
    See "How do I create a course?" for more information.
  5. Enter a name, and select Save.

The speed, pace, and time information from your activity is saved in the course.

How do I view my courses?
  1. Select myConnect > Courses.
  2. If necessary, select an option to filter your courses:
    NOTE: You can use multiple search filters to narrow your results.
    • To search by keyword, enter a search term in the Keyword field, and select Search.
    • To view courses near a certain location, enter a location in the Starting Near field, and select Search.
    • To view courses of a specfic distance, select Show Filters, enter a distance range, and select Search.
    • To view courses with a specific elevation gain, select Show Filters, enter an elevation gain range, and select Search.
  3. Select a course.
  4. Select an option:
    • To view the whole course on the map, select Zoom to Course.
    • To view the course details or to edit the course, select View Details.
How do I change or move course points?
  1. Select myConnect > Courses.
  2. Select a course.
  3. Select View Details.
  4. Select the pencil icon.
  5. Select an option:
    • To add a point to the end of the course, select a location on the map.
    • To add a point within the course, select a line segment in the course. A point appears at the midpoint of the line segment.
    • To move a point, select and drag the point.
    • To remove a point, right-click the point, and select Delete point.
  6. Select Save.
How do I change the speed, pace, or time of a course?

You can change the speed, pace, or time of a course to set course goals. These settings are used to pace the virtual training and racing features on devices that support these features.

  1. Select myConnect > Courses.
  2. Select a course.
  3. Select View Details.
  4. Select the pencil icon.
  5. Select Speed, Pace, or Time.
  6. Enter a value, and select Save.

The values of the other fields update automatically based on the value you enter.

How do I change the name of a course?
  1. Select myConnect > Courses.
  2. Select a course.
  3. Select View Details.
  4. Select the pencil icon.
  5. Enter a name, and select Save.
What are "activities" and "activity types," and how do they affect my courses?

Activities are actual fitness events that you upload from your fitness device or enter manually. You can view your activities in the Activities tab. You can link an activity to the course you followed when performing the activity. Linking your activities to courses allows you to sort your activities by course so that you can easily compare your performance to other activities and course goals.


Activity types are categories of activities that can be performed on a course. For example, one course may be created for running or walking while another course be created for biking. See "How do I add activity types to a course?" for more information.

How do I link an activity to a course?

You can link an activity to the course you followed when performing the activity. Linking your activities to courses allows you to sort your activities by course so that you can easily compare your performance to other activities and course goals.

  1. Select myConnect > Activities.
  2. Select an activity.
  3. Select the pencil icon, and select Quick Edit.
  4. From the Course drop-down list, select a course name, and select Finish.
How do I change the privacy setting of a course?

You can select whether a course is private or public. If you set a course to public, other Garmin Connect users can view the course using the Explore tab.

NOTE: You can change the default privacy setting in your account settings. See "How do I change my Privacy Preference?" in the "Settings" section of the FAQ for more information.

  1. Select myConnect > Courses.
  2. Select a course.
  3. Select View Details.
  4. Select the lock to toggle the privacy setting.

If the lock is open, the course is public. If the lock is closed, the course is private.

How do I a share a course with others?

You can send a course using e-mail, or you can post a course to a social networking site. You can only share public courses. See "How do I change the privacy setting of a course?" for more information.

  1. Select myConnect > Courses.
  2. Select a course.
  3. Select View Details.
  4. Select the padlock icon to change the privacy setting to public.
  5. Select Share.
  6. Select a site.
  7. If necessary, enter login credentials or recipient information.
  8. If necessary, select Send.
How do I delete a course?
  1. Select myConnect > Courses.
  2. Select a course.
  3. Select View Details.
  4. Select the delete icon, and select Yes.
How can I view other users' activities or courses?

You can use the Explore tab to view public activities and public courses from other users.

  1. Select Explore > Activities and Courses.
  2. Select Activities or Courses.
  3. If necessary, select one or more options to filter the list:
    • To search by keyword, enter a search term in the Keyword field, and select Search.
    • To view courses near a certain location, enter a location in the Starting Near field, and select Search.
    • To use additional search filters, select Show Filters, enter the necessary information, and select Search.
  4. Select the icon next to an item.
  5. If necessary, select an option:
    • To view the whole course or activity on the map, select Zoom to Activity or Zoom to Course.
    • To view detailed information about the course or activity, or to send the item to your device, select View Details.
WorkoutsTop
How do I create a workout?
  1. Select myConnect > Workouts.
  2. Select New Workout.
  3. Enter a name, and select Done.
  4. Select an option:
    • To add a step, select Add Step.
    • To add a repeated step, select Add Repeat.
  5. If necessary, enter the number of times the step should be repeated, and select Done.
  6. From the drop-down lists, select a steptype,a duration, and a target.
  7. Select Done.
  8. If necessary, repeat steps 4-7.
What types of steps can I include in my workout?
  • Warm Up-preparation for a workout or for a more intense step.
  • Interval-an active workout step.
  • Recovery-aperiod of lighter activity between more intense steps.
  • Rest-a period of lighter activity between more intense steps. Rest steps are notincluded in the Garmin Connect performance evaluation.
  • Cool Down-a period of lighter activity at the end of a workout.
  • Other
What is the step duration?

The duration determines when a step ends. Not all devices support all duration types. Heart rate and power durations require ANT+ accessories.

  • Time-ends the step after a certain amount of time.
  • Distance-ends the step after you have gone a certain distance.
  • Calories-ends the step when you have burned a certain number of calories.
  • Power-ends the step when you have reached a certain power output.
  • Heart Rate-ends the step when you have reached a certain heart rate.
  • Lap Button Pressed-ends the stepwhen you press the lap button on your device.
What is the step target?

The target is the performance level that should be maintained throughout the step. You can set the target in terms of power output, cadence (repetitions per minute), heart rate, speed, or pace.

How do I add a workout to my calendar?
  1. Select myConnect > Workouts.
  2. Select a workout.
  3. Select Add to Calendar.
  4. Select a date and time, and select Done.
How do I edit a workout?
  1. Select myConnect > Workouts.
  2. Select a workout.
  3. Select an option:
    • To change the name, selectEdit.
    • To add steps, select Add Step or Add Repeat.
    • To edit a step, select the pencil icon for thatstep.
    • To delete a step, select the trash can icon for that step.
How do I send a workout to my device?
  1. Connect your device to your computer.
    See the owner's manual for your device.
  2. Select myConnect > Workouts.
  3. Select a workout.
  4. Select Send to Device.
How do I make a copy of a workout?

You can copy a workout to use it as the basis for a new workout.

  1. Select myConnect > Workouts.
  2. Select a workout.
  3. Select Duplicate.
  4. Enter a name, and select Done.
How do I delete a workout?
  1. Select myConnect > Workouts.
  2. Select a workout.
  3. Select the delete icon, and select OK.
Training PlansTop
What is a training plan?
A training plan is a series of workouts that build upon each other and help you reach your fitness goal. Whether you want to improve your general fitness, run your first 5K or shave minutes off your triathlon PR, your success depends on your training. Our plans are created by professional coaches and include workouts for your primary sport, cross training workouts, rest days and coaching tips. You can add the plans to your Garmin Connect calendar, and send the workouts to your compatible Garmin device.
Where do I find training plans?
Sign in to your free Garmin Connect account, and go to the Explore tab. Choose Training Plans and look through the different plans. You'll see a variety of plans and can choose the one that best matches your current fitness level and future goals.
How do I get a training plan on my calendar?

When you find the training plan you wish to use, you'll be asked to choose either a Start Date or an End Date. After that, select Add to Calendar.


Once you've added a training plan to your calendar, you can view it using the Plan tab and selecting Training Plans. All training plans you've added to your calendar will be visible there, even after you've finished the plan.

How do I decide my start/end dates for my training plan?
When adding a training plan to your calendar, you can choose either a Start Date or an End Date, but not both. For example, if you want to train for a specific race, and you know the race date, enter that as your End Date. Alternately, if you'd prefer to start the plan next Monday and choose a race based on when the plan is done, enter next Monday as the Start Date.
How do I add training plan workouts to my device?

After you have chosen a training plan and added it to your Garmin Connect calendar, you can send every workout in the plan to your device. When signed in to your account, go to the Plan tab and select Calendar. Then select Send to Device.


Please note, cycling workouts will not show on running devices, and running workouts will not show on cycling devices. All workouts will show on multisport devices.

Why don't I see my lap splits when I'm using a training plan workout?
When you're doing a time-based workout (e.g. Long Run-90 minutes), you will not see lap splits at every mile or kilometer. If those splits are important to you, you can choose not to do the Garmin Connect workout and, instead, do a simple, non-scheduled workout on your device using just the Start/Stop buttons.
Why doesn't a workout automatically end when I'm done?
Every training plan workout has a cool down step at the end. The cool down begins as soon as the tough part of the workout is over. This cool down is good for your body, and it gives you a buffer at the end of your workout. When you're done cooling down, press the Lap button on your device and hear the finishing tone that signals the end of your workout. Or, you could press the End button and no tone will sound.
CalendarTop
How do I view my weekly totals?
At the bottom of every calendar (week, month or year) you'll see your totals for that time frame. You may select a specific activity type or view totals for all your activities. In the lower right corner of the month-view calendar, check the Weekly Totals box to see a week-by-week breakdown of your time, distance and calories.
How can I send workouts to my device?
In the top right corner of your calendar you'll see a small Send to Device button. This allows you to send every upcoming workout on your calendar to your compatible Garmin device. Your device can store hundreds of workouts, but you may meet its maximum capacity when sending large training plans. If your device is full, you can choose to overwrite workouts or cancel the Send to Device process.
What does the goals section on my calendar show?
In the top left corner of your calendar, you'll see the goals you're working on right now. If you navigate forward or backward on the calendar, you'll still see your current goals.
Do completed training plans stay on my calendar?
Yes, once you schedule a training plan, it will stay on your calendar, so you can look back on it later. You can hide a training plan using the controls on the left. If you have no plan scheduled for a particular month, nothing will show.
Manual ActivitiesTop
Can I enter manual activities not created with a device?
Yes. From the Activities listing:

1. Click the Manual Activities button.
2. Enter the workout/activity details.
3. Select Add More Data to enter more details.
4. Click Save.
Can I edit the details once I've entered the details of my manual activity?
No, you cannot edit the details once you've saved the activity. You can delete the activity and enter it again.
Activity DetailsTop
How do I compare activities?

  1. On the Activities page, select up to 4 activities.
  2. Click the Compare Activities button
  3. The compare page will display with the selected activities

How many activities can I compare?

You must select at least 2 activities but no more than 4.

Can I change the number of columns I see?

By default Distance, Time, Avg. Pace and Calories are displayed. If you want to see more, you can click More Details.

How does Garmin Connect determine which activities to display for Compare similar activities?

Garmin Connect will search for activities that are within .4 miles (1.2KM) and match the activity type.

How do I filter my activities?
By default, Garmin Connect displays all of your activities. You may filter by keyword search, Activity Type, Event Type, and time period, as well as distance, time, and elevation gain ranges. Click Show Filters to view all filters.
How do I share my activities?

Make sure your activity is Public. Click on the Share icon and you'll be given options to send a link of your activity via e-mail to anyone you specify or to contacts already in your address books at the major web-based e-mail services. You can also post your activity to your favorite social networking and bookmarking sites.

How do I delete an activity?
Click on the Delete button at the top of your activity page and confirm that you never want to view this activity again.
How do I show an activity in Pace?
A quick way to see an activity in Pace is by selecting the Pace toggle next to the Timing category. If you're viewing your own activity, you can make Pace the default display by changing the activity type to a Running or Walking activity type. To do this, just follow these steps.

1. Login to Garmin Connect.
2. Open the Details page to one of your activities.
3. Click on the pencil icon next to the Activity Name.
4. Select an Activity Type under Running or Walking from the drop down menu.
5. Click Finish.
How do I export a file which includes my activity data?
You have a choice of formats (TCX, GPX, or KML) to which you can export data:

1. On the Details page, click on the Export button.
2. Select a file format.
3. Save the file to your Desktop.
How do I view an activity in Google Earth?
You can view your activity in Google Earth a couple different ways. If you have the Google Earth plug-in installed you can view your activity right in the confines of Garmin Connect by clicking on the map type labeled "Earth." You can also click on Google Earth (beneath the map) and open the activity in Google Earth.
How do I send an activity to my device?
Once you've found an activity of interest:

1. Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable. Wireless device users make sure the ANT stick is plugged in.
2. From the Details page of the selected activity, click Send to Device.
3. Select your target device and click Continue.
4. The activity will be added to your device under Courses.
I didn't categorize my activity. How was my activity categorized?
Garmin Connect automatically detects the Activity Type from the Sport Mode to which you've set your device. Please refer to the Owner's Manual for your device for instructions on setting the Sport Mode on your device.
Can I scroll through activities from the Activity Details page?
Yes. Just click on the Previous or Next buttons at the top of the page and you'll be taken to the preceding or following Public activity in sequence of the activity owner's list of activities.
What do the different colored tear drop icons on the map mean?
The green tear drop signifies where the activity was started. If you click on it, you'll be taken to the Player view of the activity where you can relive the experience. The red tear drop is where the activity was stopped. The gray tear drop is where a lap marker was recorded during the activity.
How do I control the Privacy of my activity?
You can set the Privacy settings at the top of the Activity Details page by clicking on the lock icon next to the Activity Name. Private activities are only viewable to the activity's owner when signed in to Garmin Connect. Public activities may be viewed by anyone and can be found using Explore. See Default Privacy in Settings for privacy settings for new uploads.
How do I edit my activity information?
You can edit the Activity Name, Activity Type, Event Type, and Description. Just click on the pencil icon next to the Activity Name, make your edits, and click Finish to save.
How do I edit my activity data?
You can edit or add to your summary data on your Activity Details page. Click on the pencil icon next to the Summary section, make your edits to the available data you want to change, and click Save. Note that once you've made edits to your data, you won't be able to revert to the previous version of the data or the original data.
What does the Summary Data description mean?
Activities that are displayed in the original form without any edits made to them are described as "Original." Once the activity owner has changed any summary data listed in the Summary section, the activity will be marked as Edited.
How do I embed my activity on my website?
Make sure your activity is Public. Click on Embed on your Activity Details page. Copy the code that is displayed above the Embed preview and paste the code to your website or blog. Verify that the Embed appears in your site appropriately. Currently, embedded activities are only displayed in English and Statute measurement units.
Can I save how I like to view my Activity Details page?
Garmin Connect remembers your viewing actions. Just sign in to Garmin Connect and whenever you've chosen to minimize certain windows, we'll just show the same windows that you're interested in for every Activity Details page you view thereafter. To change your viewing preference, just maximize or minimize the windows you want and we'll remember how you like to see it.
How are the Time measurements defined at Garmin Connect?
Garmin Connect provides three Time measurements on the Details page:

Time

Time is the recording time reported by the device. For Fitness devices, this should equal the Time value reported on the device. For other devices, this should equal the amount of time elapsed from the actual Start and Finish time of an activity.

Avg Speed/Pace is based off the Time value.

Moving Time

Garmin Connect calculates Moving Time by removing the amount of time when the user is stopped. This is helpful for customers who upload activities with a Garmin device that either don't have AutoPause or have AutoPause turned off. For those who have AutoPause turned on or hit the Stop and Start button in the middle of an activity, the Moving Time should be very close or equal to Time.

Avg Moving Speed/Pace is based off the Moving Time value.

Elapsed Time

Garmin Connect calculates the Elapsed Time by the amount of time elapsed from the actual Start and Finish time of an activity. This is helpful for customers with a Garmin device that have AutoPause turned on or hit the Stop and Start button in the middle of an activity. For those who don't have AutoPause or have that feature turned off on their device, Elapsed time should be very close or equal to Time.
Why don't some activities have a map and route associated with them?
Activities don't have accompanying maps and charts/graphs due to a variety of reasons:

1. The activity may have been recorded indoors (i.e. a gym workout) where GPS tracking is not possible.
2. The activity may have been recorded using a non-GPS device.
3. The activity may have been created without a device altogether (Manual Activity).
4. The activity owner may have uploaded a large history from a device. In this case, older activities on a device have been compressed without any GPS data.
What features can I overlay onto my route in the map area?
You have the ability to see your activity on different map types by clicking on any of the buttons for Map, Satellite, Terrain, and Earth views. The Earth view is a slice of what you'll get from Google Earth. You can also view an overlay of all the photos contributed by the community of Panaramio users by clicking on the More > Photos button. And if you are interested in learning more about the various locations in your activity area, just click on More > Wikipedia and you'll see all the entries contributed by the community of Wikipedia describing that area's features.
What are Laps?
Laps are points that were marked during an activity. A Lap may have been created automatically through the use of the Autolap feature on the device or the activity owner may have pressed the lap button in the middle of the activity. If an activity has more than one lap then you will see those segments on the Laps window. In addition, you can view lap markers on the map by clicking on the Laps check box.
How can I use Laps to benefit me?
You can use laps to break down your activity into logical segments that can help you analyze your progress. For example, you can enable the Autolap feature on your device to measure your performance every mile or kilometer you run or ride. Or you can use laps to mark a specific geographic feature along your route like the midpoint of an out and back course or the location of a water fountain.
What's the benefit of sending an activity to my device?
When you send an activity to a supported device, you can take advantage of the course routing features of your Garmin device. You can follow along the course of an activity using a map on certain devices (Edge 605/705 use color maps, while most other fitness devices use a breadcrumb trail marker). You can also enable the Virtual Partner which will allow you to compete against the downloaded activity's time and try to keep pace. It's motivational and fun at the same time.
What are Elevation Corrections?
Elevation Corrections cross reference the horizontal position (latitude/longitude) provided by the GPS with elevation data that has been acquired by professional surveys. When corrections to elevation data are made, each trackpoint of your activity contains the elevation from the web service, not the elevation provided by your GPS device. Garmin Connect selectively applies corrections to depict a more realistic representation of your elevation experience. Activities recorded on devices without a barometric altimeter are enabled with Elevation Corrections by default. Alternatively, activities recorded on devices with a barometric altimeter generally contain accurate elevation data and therefore Elevation Corrections are disabled by default. For those users who are familiar with the MotionBased Gravity service, this is the same service.
Even after the application of Elevation Corrections on my activity, why does my elevation data seem different than what I had experienced or have seen through other sources?
Elevation Corrections has known limitations for certain geographic features such as bridges and cross country borders where different elevation datasets prevail. Garmin Connect uses a combination of datasets to produce the best elevation corrections possible. Specifically, US coverage comes from the National Elevation Dataset from the USGS, Canada coverage comes from the Centre d'information topographique de Sherbrooke (CIT-S) dataset, and the rest of world data relies on data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) dataset from NASA. Elevation data outside of the US and Canada may not be as accurate.
Why does the Elevation Gain and Elevation Loss data differ on an Edge 305 or Edge 705 from the summary data that appears on my Activity Details page?
For those devices, summary Elevation Gain and Elevation Loss data are calculated by Garmin Connect and subsequently smoothed which is the source of any differences with those device readings.
How do I turn Elevation Corrections on or off?
You can change whether your elevation data is corrected or not by going to your Activity Details page and selecting "Enable" or "Disable" Elevation Corrections.
What data can I view for an "endless" or "stationary" pool swim?
The 910XT is not designed to work in stationary pools. It will not measure distance or pace, however it is possible to use the timer and view your stroke count and stroke rate. To do this, select Open Water Swim mode. Press Enter when the watch is searching for satellites and then select Indoors. Most of the swim metrics will be zero, however you can view your stroke count and stroke rate.
GoalsTop
What are goals?
Goals are targets you set to help you achieve a short term objective. For example, you can choose to run 20 miles over the next week and track your progress on Garmin Connect.
What Garmin devices work with goals?
Goals are not device specific. You can log an activity against a goal with any supported device. Some devices, like the Forerunner 310XT/910XT, Forerunner 405/405CX/410, have features that allow you to monitor Goals on the device.
How do I setup Goals and send them to the Forerunner 310XT/910XT or Forerunner 405/405CX/410?
There are 2 ways that goals are transferred to your device:

1. Automated send: after every activity that you upload to Garmin Connect, the Garmin ANT Agent will look for active goals and transfer them to your Forerunner 310XT/910XT or Forerunner 405/405CX/410.

2. Manual send: go to the Active Goals tab and click on Send to Device. A Goals file will be transferred to your Garmin ANT Agent and then wirelessly transferred to your Forerunner 310XT/910XT or Forerunner 405/405CX/410.

Please note that only Goals labeled with an Activity Type of "Any Activity Type" will be transferred to your Forerunner 310XT/910XT or Forerunner 405/405CX/410.
How many Goals can I track on my Forerunner 310XT/910XT or Forerunner 405/405CX/410?
You may track up to 4 goals on your device, 1 goal for each goal type (distance, time, calories, frequency).
What’s the difference between History, Active, and Future goals?
History: goals with start and end dates that have both elapsed.
Future: goals with start dates that have not yet begun.
Active: goals with start dates that have begun but have not yet ended. Active goals are the ones you’ll be tracking your current progress against as you run or bike.
When does an activity apply toward my goal?
An activity has to meet the set criteria. Activities that you classify as Trail Running apply toward Goals set for Trail Running. The start date and time of that activity must fall within the start and end dates of the Goal.
How do I edit a Goal that I’ve already created?
1. Go to Goals page.
2. Click the Future goals tab.
3. Hover over a particular field and click to edit. The goal name, the goal target, start date, and the privacy settings are all editable fields.

If you want to change the Goal Type or Measured Over period, we recommend deleting that goal and creating a different goal with your preferred criteria.

Why can’t I edit an Active or History goal?
Once a goal has become active or has elapsed, you will not be able to amend any details of that goal. You can, however, delete any goal.
When creating a goal, what do the different “Measure over” periods mean?
7 days: you have seven days from the start date to log activity against your goal.
30 days: a goal will be tracked for thirty days from the start date.
Calendar month: a goal which is tracked over an entire calendar month, e.g. during February. Calendar month goals always start on the first day of any future month and always end on the last day of that month.
PowerTop
How do I get my Power data uploaded to Garmin Connect?
As long as you have the Edge 800, Edge 705, Edge 500, Forerunner 910XT or Forerunner 310XT/ paired with a compatible power meter, you should be able to get Power data included with your activity during each upload.
What Power meters work with Garmin devices?
Garmin devices and Garmin Connect are compatible with all power meters that use ANT+ wireless technology, including the Vector pedal-based power meter.
Can I customize my Power data on Garmin Connect?
Yes, you can customize how your power data is displayed in power zones. Just go to your Settings, select Training Zones, and then select Cycling. You have the option to define power ranges for seven zones according to levels you find meaningful or have obtained during performance testing.
Advanced WorkoutsTop
How do I create an Advanced Workout?
Currently this feature is is not available to Garmin Connect. You will need to utilize this feature in Garmin's Training Center if you would like to create Advanced Workouts.
PlayerTop
When viewing an activity on the Player, why doesn't the Player display all the data in my activity?
You're likely viewing an activity that was recorded over a long period of time with a lot of data. In the interest of loading the Player quickly, we've reduced the amount of trackpoint data that the Player processes and therefore the route may appear to take shortcuts.
Why does the current time (on the left side of the progress bar) sometimes exceed the total time (on the right side of the progress bar)?
The current time displays the elapsed time of trackpoints recorded along your activity. This would include moments when you pressed stop on your device or your device stopped recording in response to the absence of movement (if you had enabled the auto-pause feature). The total time figure, however, displays the amount of time that your device was actually recording during your activity. Therefore, if the device had stopped recording at any point, you will see that reflected in the time difference.
ExploreTop
Why don't I see an Activity in Explore?
Explore only displays activities that benefit the community. The following criteria are required for an activity to display in Explore:

  • It is a GPS activity.
  • Activity Type is categorized (e.g. Trail Running).
  • The activity has an Activity Name (e.g. Tahoe Rim Trail).
  • The activity is Public.
Why do I see Private Activities in Explore?
If you are signed in, your Private Activities are displayed in Explore. No one else can see these Activities, only you.
DevicesTop
Where can I find information and answers on operating my Garmin Fitness device?
You can find links to Owner's Manuals for supported Garmin devices here. You can also obtain additional help from the community of Garmin users on the Garmin Forum, or by contacting Garmin Support US / Europe .
Why is an activity that I've sent to my Outdoor device (GPX) missing some trackpoints?
The Outdoor device has a trackpoint limit for activities that are sent as a Track. As a result, the device has truncated the activity to its limit.
ReportsTop
How are averages calculated in Reports?
The following fields are calculated via arithmetic mean ignoring any activities where the value being reported is null:

Avg Distance
Avg Time
Avg Elevation Gain
Avg Elevation Loss

The following fields are calculated via weighted mean based on time ignoring any activities where the value being reported is null:

Avg Speed
Avg HR
Avg Run Cadence
Avg Bike Cadence
Avg Power

For example, a longer activity based on time will have greater influence on the above values than one shorter in time.
What does the term "Max Avg" mean?
This provides the maximum or best value of all of the average values for a given field in a time period. For example, if you see a Max Avg HR of 165 bpm, that means that one of your activities reported an Avg HR of 165 which is the highest Avg HR value within that time period.
Where is Pace in Reports?
Pace is currently not supported in Reports. We plan to implement pace shortly.
RSS FeedsTop
What is RSS?
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It's a standard way for publishers to syndicate content and for users to get updates of content whenever updates are made for a specific topic. Garmin Connect is using RSS to help get the word out for all the great activities in which you and other Garmin users are engaging.
Why should I subscribe to Garmin Connect RSS feeds?
If you maintain your own blog, you can add an RSS widget that updates on your blog whenever you upload a public activity to Garmin Connect. This way all your friends and family can see all the cool runs or rides you've been doing. Just go to the RSS feeds from your Dashboard and add the Garmin Connect RSS feed url to your blog's RSS widget.
How do I get started with RSS feeds?
Choose an RSS feed reader from the many that are out there. Web based feed readers will simply ask that you register to their websites. There are also a variety of downloadable RSS feed applications that you can install on your computer. When ready:

1. Click on the RSS symbol on your Dashboard page.
2. Select the RSS feed reader that you want to use to view the feed updates.
3. Add the Garmin Connect feed url to your feed reader. Your RSS reader will begin to publish updates to you when there's something new to check out on Garmin Connect that fits your interest.
Personal RecordsTop
Why doesn't the Average Pace on my Personal Record match the Average Pace on my activity?
Garmin Connect determines Personal Records at exact distances: 5 km, 10 km, Half Marathon and Marathon. When you cover the exact distance faster than ever before, a Personal Record for speed is recorded.

Often, the total distance of your activity is a little longer than a predetermined Personal Record distance. For example, when you run a Half Marathon, you don't usually run the course exactly how it was measured. At the end, your activity total may be 13.4 miles. However, the Half Marathon Personal Record stops measuring at exactly 13.1 miles. Because the distance of the Personal Record is slightly less than the distance of your total activity, the Average Pace will also be different.
Profiles and ConnectionsTop
What is my Profile Page?
Your Garmin Connect Profile Page lets you tell others who you are and what you are doing. Go to Settings>Connect Profile to personalize your profile with your picture, your sport, your location and dozens more details about yourself. Most of this information is optional, but, if you fill it in, it will display. Your privacy settings control what personal information and activities can be seen and who can see them.
Who can see my Profile Page and Activities?
In Settings>Privacy Settings you can determine who can see your profile and who can see your activities. Your choices are Only Me, My Connections and Everyone.
What does it mean to Connect with someone?
When you find a friend, foe or pro on Garmin Connect, you can connect with him or her. Once a connection is established, you can easily see your connection's activities, and he or she can see yours. It's a great way to get encouragement and find out what others are up to.
Who can see my group comments?
Comments you make in a group, stay in the group. This means if a fellow group member uses the group page to tease you about bonking on yesterday's long ride, your connections who are not in the group will not see it.
MapsTop
Do I have map choices for seeing my activities and creating new courses?
You can select from a variety of map providers, including Google, Bing and OpenStreetMap. Different maps have different strengths and weaknesses, so we like to give you a choice.
What makes OpenStreetMap different?
Courses created with OpenStreetMap are always public, available for the entire Garmin Connect community to view and use. It is an open source map where all data is anonymously available to the public. Your personal information is not shared.
Why can't I make my course Private when using OpenStreetMap?
Because OpenStreetMap is open source, all courses must remain Public. If you need to create a Private course, you can use Bing or Google maps.
Why can't I see a satellite view with OpenStreetMap?
OpenStreetMap currently supports detailed satellite views only in the United States.
What is a heat map?
When you're exploring courses and activities or creating a new course, you can use a heat map overlay to see the most popular locations for running or cycling in a particular city. This helps you find a new spot to work out or a good place to meet up with friends.
Where can I see heat maps?
Heat maps will be available first in the U.S. cities with the most Garmin Connect users, but we'll continue rolling out more cities around the globe.
Why can't I see heat maps when I use OpenStreetMap?
We use custom tile overlays to present the heat maps, the current MapQuest OSM API does not support this. You can contact MapQuest to encourage them to add "support for custom tile overlays."
GroupsTop
How do I find a group to join?
If you'd like to make your workouts more social, try finding a group. Just sign in and go to the Explore tab, then choose Groups. Search for a keyword, and you'll see all the groups with that word in the name.
Why aren't my activities showing up in my group?
When you join a group or start making connections, be sure to adjust your activity and profile privacy settings. If all your activities are set to Private, they won't show up anywhere.
Who can see my comments?
Comments you make in a group, stay in the group. This means if a fellow group member uses the group page to tease you about bonking on yesterday's long ride, your connections who are not in the group will not see it.
Who can create a group?
Any Garmin Connect user can create a group. However, if your existing group has a coach or leader, that person is generally the best one to create the group.
What's the difference between a group owner and a group administrator?
Each group can have only one owner. Usually, the owner is the person who first creates the group; however, ownership can be transferred if the group creator wants to pass on the responsibility. The owner is the only person who can delete a group.

Groups can have multiple administrators, assigned either by the owner or an existing administrator. Administrators can add events, courses, notifications and other information to the group page. They can approve membership requests, too.
How do I edit group settings?
If you are a group owner or administrator, you can change your group settings by going to the Group page and using the Admin button. From the dropdown list, choose Edit Group Settings. Alternatively, you can select your display name in the top right corner, choose Settings, then select the Groups tab.
Who can see what's posted on my group page?
Group administrators or owners can adjust the privacy of a group to best fit the group's needs. Use the group settings to select who can see the group: Everyone or Only Group Members.

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