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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