Garmin Connect Autosync FAQ and tips (Activities, workouts, and body composition)

If you are experiencing issues or have additional questions about the Garmin Connect integration for completed activities, planned workouts, or body composition, the following FAQ and tips may help

Completed Activities
Planned Workouts
Body Composition

Completed activities (Device to Garmin Connect to TrainingPeaks)

  • I synced to Garmin Connect but it's not showing in TrainingPeaks!
    • Usage during peak hours which can result in a short wait before the files sync. Please be patient and your workout should appear shortly.
    • If you still do not see the activities make sure that they are uploaded to Garmin Connect from your device - if they are not there then the issue is between your device and Garmin Connect and you may need to contact Garmin Support
    • If your activities are in Garmin Connect then check the connection on Garmin Connect to make sure TrainingPeaks is still listed as a Permission.
  • How much of my Gamin Connect data will sync to TrainingPeaks?
    • Currently you have the option to sync only new workouts upload after the Autosync is set up or your entire Garmin Connect history.
    • DO NOT disconnect accounts and reconnect if you are still waiting for your history to sync- this will disable history from being sent from Garmin Connect.  History sync is taking, on average, 7-10 days.
  • I just synced my accounts, but I am not seeing workouts in TrainingPeaks yet.  Why not?
    • Your Connect workout history will not be sent to your TrainingPeaks account until after you sync a new workout completed after you set up the sync in Garmin Connect.  Also, you won't see any workouts dated prior to the day you connected your accounts.  It can take 48-72 hours for historic data to show up after syncing a new workout.
  • Do I want to sync my entire Connect history when setting up the AutoSync?
    • If you've been uploading to TrainingPeaks daily and into Garmin Connect, don't choose to add your entire history or you'll end up with duplicate workouts!  There is no automated way to remove those duplicated workouts, but you can manually remove by deleting from the calendar.
    • If you want to sync your history, please check the History box when first connecting accounts. DO NOT disconnect accounts and reconnect if you are still waiting for your history to sync- this will disable history from being sent from Garmin Connect.  History sync is taking, on average, 7-10 days.
  • How do I disconnect the AutoSync from my Garmin Connect account to my TrainingPeaks account?
    • If you need to disconnect your Garmin Connect™ account from TrainingPeaks, you can do so from the autosync setup page here:  http://home.trainingpeaks.com/garminconnect
    • You may also want to check in Garmin Connect under Settings > Account Information to be sure it's detached there as well.
    • DO NOT disconnect accounts and reconnect if you are still waiting for your history to sync- this will disable history from being sent from Garmin Connect.  History sync is taking, on average, 7-10 days.
  • How does the AutoSync handle my Multisport file?  Will it transfer to TrainingPeaks?
    • If your multisport file is downloaded into Garmin Connect™ as one multisport file, it will be separated into each sport type when sent over to TrainingPeaks.  For example, a Swim, Bike and Run multisport file will be synced into individual Swim, Bike and Run workouts.
  • Will manual workouts entered in Garmin Connect™ sync as well?
    • No, only workouts with workout device files will be synced.  You will want to manually enter those workouts into TrainingPeaks as well.

Planned Structured Workout (TrainingPeaks to Garmin Connect and device)

  • Only future structured workouts are eligible
  • Your thresholds must be correctly set for that workout type (power, heart rate, pace) in TrainingPeaks in order for the workout targets to correctly display on your Garmin device.
  • Workouts must be scheduled today or in the future
  • Once a workout has been completed, no additional changes will be synced to Garmin Connect.
  • Eligible workout types are Run, Bike, Cross-train, Mtn Bike, Custom, XC-Ski, Rowing, Other, and Walk. Swim, Strength, Day Off, and Brick workouts are not supported
  • Any edits made to the workout (moving to a different day, changing the structure or title) immediately sync to Garmin Connect. You will also need to sync your device with Garmin Connect for the changes to update on your device.
  • Workouts from TrainingPeaks cannot be edited in Garmin Connect - they can only be edited in TrainingPeaks. Changes made in TrainingPeaks will immediately sync to Garmin Connect.
  • Workouts can be added to the calendar, rescheduled, or edited by an athlete or a coach. If a coach removes a planned workout from an athletes calendar it will be removed from the athlete’s Garmin Connect Calendar immediately and from the device the next time it syncs with Garmin Connect.
  • Structured workouts added from training plans or added or edited by your coach sync the same way as workouts added or edited by you
  • The Fenix 3, Fenix 3 HR, Forerunner 735 XT, and Forerunner 920XT are all compatible utilizing Garmin Connect.  

 

Body Composition

 

  • Can I manually enter data in Garmin Connect to sync to TrainingPeaks?
    • Only body weight - no other manually entered values will sync
  • Can I sync my body composition history from Garmin Connect?
    • There is no option to sync previous body composition data at this time
  • Does other health data like steps or sleep sync to TrainingPeaks?
    • Not at this time. Currently, only body composition data will sync.

 

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