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garmin vivosmart hr sync to myfitnesspal swetgras — Sep 11, 2017 03:05PM PDT

When i tried adding my existing MFP account to the garminvivo smart HR, it wouldln't accept my current acct. I had to open a new one using FB. can I sync the two accounts so my garmin product records correctly?

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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Sep 11, 2017 05:22PM PDT

Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. 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 latest version of the Garmin Connect app, go to the Menu Bar (Android) or tap the More tab (iOS). Next, tap Settings>3rd Party Apps>MyFitnessPal. Swipe through the screens and tap the Get Started button at the end, and then Link Accounts.

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

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.

Warm Regards,
Maximiliano
MyFitnessPal Staff

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