An Introduction to Garmin Connect

Garmin Connect

Garmin Connect is an online, free community training portal, which allows its users to download activities from runs to cycle rides directly from selected Garmin GPS devices.

Once the user has downloaded their training information, they can use the Connect facilities to relive, replay and review their activities with a series of simple to use analysis tools.

All Connect activities can be shared with other users, and individuals can download others’ courses and ‘virtually’ challenge them along chosen routes.

What do I get from Garmin Connect?


Analysing your training data is easy with Connect’s series of activity tools, from graphs of your heart rate to race splits and optional power data, keeping an eye on your progress is just a click away.

Downloading your data is as easy as can be, with Wireless ANT+ technology to get training information from your Garmin GPS watch to your computer in an instant. For those with Edge units, simply plug your device directly into your PC or Mac to retrieve information at the touch of a button.


Replay your activities using Google™ maps, relieve each step with Google™ Earth and graphical representations of your statistics, see how your heart rate rose as you ascended hills and tried for your personal best. Relive every twist and turn as you watch the elevation graph rise and fall.


Export someone else’s routes directly to your device with no fuss and race against them ‘virtually’ in real time using Virtual Partner. Explore the world of Connect, with over 20 million activities to choose from, you’re never short of training challenge to try.

Why Garmin Connect is in a league of its own

• More than 20 million activities currently onsite
• Activities are growing at a rate of 40,000 per day
• Over 700,000 members uploading information
• Membership is currently growing at a rate of 50,000 per month
• Simplicity of use – depth of analysis – relive, replay, review

Compatible Devices

• Forerunner 310XT
• Forerunner 405CX
• Forerunner 405
• FR 60
• Forerunner 50
• Forerunner 305

Cycling computers
• Edge 705
• Edge 500
• Edge 605

Outdoor Handhelds
• eTrex H /HC/HCx
• Oregon Series
• Dakota Series
• Colorado 300
• Foretrex 301
• Foretrex 401

About Garmin
The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 – most of which are enabled by GPS technology.  Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information visit Garmin's media centre at Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.  All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.