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Garmin nicciburdett — Feb 17, 2017 01:14AM PST

How do I add my Garmin to MFP so the exercise I do automatically uploads?

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Best Answer Jun 06, 2017 11:55AM PDT Maximiliano

Hello,

Thanks for getting back in touch with us.

If your exercises from Garmin or any partner program are not moving from them to MyFitnessPal we would encourage you to contact them directly. The way our API works, the partner program is responsible for sending us any data created within their program. Once we receive this data we display the information in your Exercise Diary for them. Please note that only present and future exercises will transfer and none of the past workouts at this time.

I have double checked and our API is currently running and data is moving between the two programs.

You may want to try disconnecting these accounts and reconnecting them to see if this helps.

Garmin should be able to resolve the issue for you.

If Garmin can not resolve the syncing issue for you, please contact us directly – http://myfitnesspal.desk.com/customer/portal/emails/new

All the best,
Maximiliano
MyFitnessPal Staff


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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Feb 17, 2017 01:57PM PST

Hello,

Our apologies for any problems you are having trying to connect MyFitnessPal with your Garmin device. Most Garmin devices, including devices such as the Vivofit should link to MyFitnessPal. However, the connection must first be initiated within the Garmin Connect app or Garmin Website, not with MyFitnessPal. (Please make sure you have the most up to date versions of both apps).

In the Garmin app, you will start by opening the Menu screen, by clicking on the three line icon in the upper left. If using the iOS app, then go to More>Settings>3rd Party Apps>MyFitnessPal.

If using Android, select Fitness, followed by Calories swipe through those pages to link Calories In/Out. You will then swipe right to left through the additional screens and select Get Started on the last screen.

On their site, connect.garmin.com, you will also start in the Menu, clicking the three line icon in the upper left. Next select Calories In/Out where you should see the option to connect.

Once you have connected on the Garmin side, we recommend going to our main website at www.MyFitnessPal.com, then to the Apps tab, and double check on the right hand side of the page under “Your Apps” to make sure Garmin is now listed there.

If you are using our updated Android or iOS apps that have the Steps feature, you can elect Garmin to be your main Step source. Simply go to the menu in the app, then Steps, then add Garmin as your elected option (please note you can only have one elected Steps option).

Once the connection has been established Food should only be logged on MyFitnessPal, not on the Garmin site. It will then transfer to Garmin as a meal total (not individual foods logged, as different databases are used and the exact items may not be on both databases).

Exercise should be logged with Garmin, and will then transfer to MyFitnessPal in the form of an adjustment. To see a break down of the adjustment, you can tap directly on the adjustment in the apps or click the “i” next to the adjustment online in the Cardiovascular section. Please see this article for an explanation on how the calculation works: https://myfitnesspal.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/1084232-what-is-the-calorie-adjustment-in-my-exercise-diary

You can connect other integration partners to MyFitnessPal while using Garmin, as long as you do not connect the same partners to Garmin as well, and the partners you connect are not all day trackers like Garmin, as you can only connect one all day tracker at a time.

We hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any other questions or feedback for us. We wish you success in reaching and maintaining all of your health and fitness goals.

Regards,
Maximiliano
MyFitnessPal Staff


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iWillGetCrowSomeday Jun 03, 2017 05:32PM PDT

Hi, I have done all of the above and my Garmin activities still are not crossing over to MFP. I've tried force closing each app, disconnecting and reconnecting, and still nothing. The apps are not communicating to each other.


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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Best Answer Best Answer Jun 06, 2017 11:55AM PDT

Hello,

Thanks for getting back in touch with us.

If your exercises from Garmin or any partner program are not moving from them to MyFitnessPal we would encourage you to contact them directly. The way our API works, the partner program is responsible for sending us any data created within their program. Once we receive this data we display the information in your Exercise Diary for them. Please note that only present and future exercises will transfer and none of the past workouts at this time.

I have double checked and our API is currently running and data is moving between the two programs.

You may want to try disconnecting these accounts and reconnecting them to see if this helps.

Garmin should be able to resolve the issue for you.

If Garmin can not resolve the syncing issue for you, please contact us directly – http://myfitnesspal.desk.com/customer/portal/emails/new

All the best,
Maximiliano
MyFitnessPal Staff


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