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You can now automatically sync your Garmin Connect with Strava

Garmin has announced that it is now partnering with Strava, MapMyFitness (including MapMyRun and MapMyRide) and Endomondo, allowing Garmin Connect users to view their data in these applications. Garmin is continuing to work on partnerships with other training applications.

When you’re logged into Strava, MapMyFitness or Endomondo you can opt to have your Garmin Connect account automatically sync. Once the accounts are linked, your activities are viewable on these platforms immediately after they are uploaded via Garmin Express, Garmin Connect Mobile or WiFi. You can already link with a Strava account while linking to MapMyFitness and Endomondo will be coming soon.

Garmin Connect, if you’re not in the know, is a free online fitness tool that allows you to log and analyse your training, set and track goals, and share activities with other users or on social media sites. You can also plan your training sessions, or grab an existing training plan to send directly to a compatible Garmin device.

Strava also tracks your bike rides and other fitness activities. It’s probably best known for its segments, where users can compare their times over sections of a ride with other Strava users. Garmin recently introduced segments to Connect.

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Suffolk Cycling [65 posts] 1 year ago
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My Garmin Edge 510 was delivered yesterday, so the timing of this is rather good!

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PantanAYEMAN [8 posts] 1 year ago
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I finally set up a Strava account on Sunday and spent all day manually transferring old ride data to it from my Garmin Connect account.

The timing of this is rather bad!

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glynr36 [637 posts] 1 year ago
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I don't know many people who prefer connect over Strava anyway.
Is this an admission from Garmin that they realise Strava is more popular than Connect?

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lisa76uk [52 posts] 1 year ago
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Great! As long as Strava doesn't keep going down as it has done recently

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redmeat [149 posts] 1 year ago
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I've been using tapiriik to do this up until now but it can be a bit hit and miss. Just linked my Strava and Garmin Connect accounts so looking forward to see how this works.

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Suffolk Cycling [65 posts] 1 year ago
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... actually, I've just logged into Strava and can't see how to do this!

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George_d [5 posts] 1 year ago
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How did you connect them? I've looked inside the Social connections in my Strava account, and Manage social networks in mygarmin account. Both on the full website. Neither had a connection to the other.

Could this be a phased option and hasn't reached me yet perhaps?

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redmeat [149 posts] 1 year ago
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To link: On Strava, go to upload, device, then click on Get Started under the Garmin logo and follow the instructions.

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bris_f_stopper [6 posts] 1 year ago
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Login to Strava and follow this link: http://www.strava.com/upload/device

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cub [86 posts] 1 year ago
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Garmin just buy strava, you know you want to.

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zanf [795 posts] 1 year ago
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There is a banner when you log into Garmin Connect:

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Garmin Connect will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, 6-August-2014, 3:00 - 4:00 PM UTC (Wednesday, 6-August-2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT).

Maybe this will be an update to the API that allows it.

I think everyone needs to calm down a bit really because theyve only just announced the partnering, not the implementation!

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goggy [153 posts] 1 year ago
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Will Strava go and find ALL old Garmin ride records and put them into Strava if not already there? I have some 2012 rides in GC that are not in Strava and would love them to magically appear...

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Anthony.C [113 posts] 1 year ago
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zanf wrote:

There is a banner when you log into Garmin Connect:

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Garmin Connect will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, 6-August-2014, 3:00 - 4:00 PM UTC (Wednesday, 6-August-2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT).

Maybe this will be an update to the API that allows it.

I think everyone needs to calm down a bit really because theyve only just announced the partnering, not the implementation!

It is implemented now, just click the link the link above, it works you just need Garmin express.

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CXR94Di2 [1101 posts] 1 year ago
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Hopefully Garmin will start supporting Unbuntu/linux os. I had to jump through a number of hoops to make Garmin connect work on my laptop  2

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deblemund [263 posts] 1 year ago
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Right. I'm just back from putting my life savings into Tapriik shares. Did I miss anything?

Oh.

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Izaak30 [129 posts] 1 year ago
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I've seen a few references to tapiriik recently. Looked on website and have seen I can connect several apps. But what does it do?

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byke.com.au [19 posts] 1 year ago
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cub wrote:

Garmin just buy strava, you know you want to.

I'd guess that Strava is worth a lot more than Garmin could afford, and quite possibly more than Garmin itself. (Or if it isn't now, it will be.)

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Leodis [402 posts] 1 year ago
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I quite like GC for the training, its better is some ways over Strava, for example Avg speed over months or Fitness reports, Strava is pretty crap at this.

Not sure why they are claiming Endomondo is linked because they havent even started working on it yet.

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deblemund [263 posts] 1 year ago
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"I've seen a few references to tapiriik recently. Looked on website and have seen I can connect several apps. But what does it do?
posted by Izaak30 [75 posts]"

It syncs them all. And to be fair, it's pretty good (much better than copymysports, which is very iffy). The only time it hasn't worked, it turned out that Strava was down.

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DaveE128 [458 posts] 1 year ago
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Leodis wrote:

I quite like GC for the training, its better is some ways over Strava, for example Avg speed over months or Fitness reports, Strava is pretty cr*p at this.

Have you tried veloviewer?

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James Warrener [1081 posts] 1 year ago
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I share a Garmin so how is that going to work... it's a bit of a pain now !

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James Warrener [1081 posts] 1 year ago
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DaveE128 wrote:
Leodis wrote:

I quite like GC for the training, its better is some ways over Strava, for example Avg speed over months or Fitness reports, Strava is pretty cr*p at this.

Have you tried veloviewer?

+1 for VV, its amazing  1

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SideBurn [890 posts] 1 year ago
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Is this why it has suddenly become a pain in the arse to upload stuff onto Strava from my Garmin? It took me a day to upload a ride last week when it used to take seconds  102

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deblemund [263 posts] 1 year ago
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SideBurn wrote:

Is this why it has suddenly become a pain in the arse to upload stuff onto Strava from my Garmin? It took me a day to upload a ride last week when it used to take seconds  102

It's been down twice in the last fortnight or so. Infuriating!

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cub [86 posts] 1 year ago
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byke.com.au wrote:
cub wrote:

Garmin just buy strava, you know you want to.

I'd guess that Strava is worth a lot more than Garmin could afford, and quite possibly more than Garmin itself. (Or if it isn't now, it will be.)

Not really. Garmin sells GPS's for bikes, cars, walking and even ships. Strava is about 1/10 the size of Garmin at most.

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SilkRoadPadd [7 posts] 1 year ago
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About Feckin time. That times that Garmin/STRAVA have given me grief i couldve been doin summit useful like Riding. And they say dolphins are stewpid for living in igloos

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wellcoordinated [204 posts] 1 year ago
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PantanAYEMAN wrote:

I finally set up a Strava account on Sunday and spent all day manually transferring old ride data to it from my Garmin Connect account.

The timing of this is rather bad!

..should have used: https://tapiriik.com. would have taken all your stuff from Garmin connect and loaded it into Strava free of charge..

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anarchy [100 posts] 1 year ago
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VeloViewer for the win!

Haven't you always been able to upload garmin routes into Strava? I've been doing that since last year...

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giobox [355 posts] 1 year ago
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cub wrote:
byke.com.au wrote:
cub wrote:

Garmin just buy strava, you know you want to.

I'd guess that Strava is worth a lot more than Garmin could afford, and quite possibly more than Garmin itself. (Or if it isn't now, it will be.)

Not really. Garmin sells GPS's for bikes, cars, walking and even ships. Strava is about 1/10 the size of Garmin at most.

Exactly. You're delusional if you think Strava is even close to worth more than Garmin. The sports equipment part of Garmin's was only around 16% of their total business in their last shareholders report too if memory serves. As cyclists we assume the sports part of Garmin's business is much bigger than it really is. The price of Strava would likely not be the problem for Garmin. Garmin's total business is extremely large.

The more pertinent question is would Strava as a privately held company sell out to Garmin. I can't see a typical San Francisco tech startup mentality company like Strava wanting to end up at somewhere like Garmin.

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dodgy [178 posts] 1 year ago
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cub wrote:

Garmin just buy strava, you know you want to.

More likely that Strava could buy Garmin.

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