Garmin Connect™ is your one-stop source for health and fitness data. Whether you’re training for a race or tracking steps, it provides the information and inspiration you need to beat yesterday.
Once paired with a compatible(1) Garmin device, activity tracking is just the beginning of what Garmin Connect™ can do for you. You can create new workouts, build courses and even challenge your friends to compete, all within the app.
Garmin Connect™ is packed with useful features, including the ability to:
- View today’s health data in vivid detail on your personalized My Day page.
- Analyze your activities and their related statistics.(2)
- Create customized workouts and courses.
- Sync with other apps like MyFitnessPal and Strava.
- Review personal records for steps, distance and pace.
- Earn badges for accomplishments.
- See how you measure up to other Connect users with Insights.
- Get support for Garmin devices and their features.
Are you ready to join millions of users who walk, run, bike, hike and strive to beat yesterday? Learn more about Garmin devices and how they work with the Garmin Connect™ app at Garmin.com.
(1) See compatible devices at Garmin.com/BLE
(2) Activity tracking accuracy: Garmin.com/en-US/legal/atdisclaimer
Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Garmin Connect is constantly working to improve your experience and help you beat yesterday. This version includes bug fixes to improve device functionality, as well as features to support new Garmin devices.
Ratings and Reviews
If you bought a Fenix 5 and want to use this app to see your First Beat data you'll be disappointed. The app does display almost all the data but it's buried in the back of the app and even though you can customize the front page of the app you can't bring any of the Performance Stats up to the front page. This includes things like VO2 Max. The app also does not show Recovery Time anywhere. It does show Training Load but as you probably know by now unless you're a) a runner or bicyclist and b) train outside once a week you will not be getting a Training Status. A really suspicious thing about this app is that you can't view or sync it offline. This is crazy. If I'm on an airplane and a connection isn't available I should be able to use the app if not sync the app. It really makes no sense. Why does it have to be online to show stored data? It must be so it forces you be online every time you sync so it has an opportunity to upload to Garmin the data the app/watch has mined. I have real concerns about the lack of privacy and the amount of non-exercise data the app mines. Overall the app is cumbersome and frustrating. The interface needs to be streamlined while also allowing more flexibility.
3 Stars? 5 Stars?
Have to rate this with 5 stars because it does exactly what they advertise, every time, without problems. Technically a 5 star app. BUT, i want to rate it as with 3 stars or less because i don't like it. I use it to get my run data out of my watch and into Garmin Connect, but for nothing else. The problem is with the stats reporting. I couldn't care less about the “last 4 weeks”, the “last 7 days,” or any rolling averages. I want to know how this week compares to last week, the week before, etc. I want to know how last month/year compares to the previous month/year, the one before that. I want calendar data, not rolling averages. And even more, maybe, to say that i ran an average of x miles/day over a particular time period simply because you took the total miles and divided by the total number of days in that period is absolutely worthless. The only useable number is the total number of miles divided by the number of days you ran. Otherwise there is zero use for your statistic. 5 stars technically. 2-3 for usability.
Bad for Training. Great for Weight Loss.
If you’re trying to get healthier in a generic way, this is a great app. However, if you’re trying to train for an event (which is what drives a lot of us to buy GPS watches), it’s terrible. The default interface shows generic information about your day, none of which is really relevant if you’re training for an event except maybe sleep. The calender tab, performance stats, and health stats sections are the only functions usable to track long-term performance changes. The calender tab has tiny displays, and just shows the length of the workout (time/mileage), steps, sleep, and heart rate throughout the day. Performance stats just shows a history of the “training benefit” of from each workout. Health stats just tracks sleep, calories and weight. Again, mostly irrelevant if you’re already in good shape and are training for a specific event or are trying to track improvement in a particular discipline. Garmin makes great products, but this app, in my opinion, totally negates much of the edge that Garmin has because the data is so poorly organized. There are no mileage graphs, pace averages, aerobic/anaerobic threshhold graphs, recovery estimators, etc. If you want to train instead of just work out, Polar has the better website/app in my opinion.
- Garmin International
- 545.9 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.