Your Privacy Matters to Garmin
Our goal is to make sure you know how we collect, use, share, and store your personal data when you use the Garmin Dive mobile app and compatible Garmin devices.
What does Garmin collect?
The Garmin Dive app was created to help you track your dives and improve your diving experiences. We ask you for dive data — such as dive type, water type and temperature, depth, heart rate, pulse oximetry, ascent and descent time, and more — to help you get the most out of your dives and provide you with personalized insights and stats.
We collect a name and email address when you create a Garmin account. The name you associate with your account doesn’t even have to be your full name. It could just be your first name or a nickname. We use it to personalize your experience and help you interact with the dive community. We collect your email address so you can actually sign in to your account and get all the helpful dive data you’ve built up.
When you add a Garmin device to your Garmin account, we ask for your preferred display settings and dive preferences — such as your favorite dive spots — so you can have the experience you want.
Device Sync Data
When you sync your device, we collect data such as your IP address, sync time and date, and battery level to help identify and resolve errors or syncing issues and to provide better customer support. We also collect usage and trend data to help us improve our features and apps.
We know you want to stay off the grid, but we may collect things such as your name, email address, and phone number during support calls to ensure you get the help you need.
GPS services you use on your device during a dive — such as entry and exit points and surface interval — require that Garmin collect your location at that time. When you sync dive activities containing GPS data to the app, you have control over who sees them.
Do You Have to Upload Dive Activity Information to Garmin?
Nope. You can use your device for all your dives without uploading dive data from your device to the app. However, you won’t be able to use some Garmin Dive features such as interacting with the dive community or getting dive insights and trends.
Why does Garmin ask for your personal data?
From providing product support to analyzing your dive performance, the information we ask for is used to improve your Garmin Dive experience.
To Help You Track and Analyze Your Dives
If you choose to upload dive data from your Garmin device to the Garmin Dive app, we collect recorded data from those activities so you can log your dives and get dive analysis information. If you want to, you can even share your data with other divers in the dive community. Plus, you can withdraw your consent and delete activities at any time.
If you’re opted-in to product improvement, we internally process dive data to help us improve our products and services. Again, you can withdraw your consent at any time.
To Contact You
We use your contact information to send you notifications and to inform you about new products, apps, and features. You can opt in or out of either service at any time.
Does Garmin sell your personal data?
No! We don’t sell your data to anyone. And we only share it with others in specific situations.
With Service Providers
We share data with third parties who provide services — such as fulfilling orders and sending emails to customers — for us.
Garmin will share your personal data when you ask us to or when required to by law enforcement and in other legal matters.
Data That Doesn’t Identify You
We sometimes share or sell aggregated, de-identified data with or to strategic partners and other third parties.
How can you share your personal data?
Your dive activity data belongs to you, and you control what you share and with whom you share it.
Dive Activity Data
Any time you upload a dive, you get to determine how private or public it is. If you want others in the Garmin Dive community to see a dive and cheer you on, just set that dive to public when you upload it.
You can choose to share your dive data, including pictures you take, with members of the dive community. If you ever change your mind, you can make that information or those photos private at any time.