USING GARMIN CONNECT AUTOSYNC WITH YOUR TRAINING PEAKS & STRAVA ACCOUNTS
With the abundance of training logs and data analysis tools available from websites and apps, here at Mind Right Endurance we focus on 2 primary ones, Training Peaks & Strava. These two web based training sites allow us to effectively and efficiently communicate with our clients & athletes by collecting vital training data for analysis, feedback and scheduling. They are an essential part of our communication for our coaching service.
However, there is also a 3rd site that we use for the sole purpose of making it easier to upload your workout files to multiple sites, and that is Garmin Connect. Garmin offers several very popular multi-sport GPS watches & devices which require a Garmin Connect account as well as the Garmin Express app for your computer that allows you to sync data and keep your device software up to date. So if you are a Garmin user, then you have access to the very useful tool called Garmin Connect AutoSync which requires a 1 time setup (done in under 30 seconds) to sync multiple accounts.
Garmin’s AutoSync allows you to upload your training data or workout files to your Garmin Connect account which will then automatically be pushed to your Training Peaks & Strava accounts once they are connected. This means that you only need to upload to one site! Before we get into how this works, below is a brief description of the training sites we use if you're not familiar.
How to Setup Garmin AutoSync
This works by first signing up for a Garmin Connect account if you don't already have one and then connecting your Training Peaks & Strava account to it. This only needs to be done once. So now whenever you upload your workouts to Garmin Connect, whether wirelessly or through USB, it will automatically send those workout files to TP & Strava. No longer is the need to upload to multiple websites. Follow the links below.
Each of these sites has a mobile app, download it and login with the username and password. Visit the Apple App store, Google Play or Window Apps and type in the “search” bar, Training Peaks, Strava and or Garmin Connect, download and login. You will need to do this just once.
When you are finished creating your accounts and linking them together, get outside and have fun adventuring! Be sure to press the start button on your watch, gps device or mobile app and hit the stop button when finished. Then allow your phone or mobile device access to Garmin Connect and or share it to the app. Take your time learning and exploring these great apps and sites. You will become more familiar each time.
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