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 Garmin Connect on the web, the Garmin Connect Mobile app and compatible Garmin devices.
What does Garmin collect?
Garmin Connect was created to help you track your fitness and wellness and pursue your personal goals. We ask you for personal data — such as height, weight and sleep times — to help you reach those goals and provide you with personalized insights and stats.
We collect your name and email when you create a Garmin account to make sure your Garmin Connect account is completely personalized. We also store information such as your sleep and wake times, so we don’t send you “get moving” notifications while you’re sleeping. You probably want us to remember that.
When you add a Garmin device to your Garmin Connect account, we ask for information such as your height, weight, gender and birthdate so we can personalize your stats and goals. We also need to hang on to your recorded activities and heart rate, so you can tell when you beat that PR or lower your fitness age.
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 syncing issues and to provide better customer support.
It’s always nice to see where you went on your run or how big your loop was on that bike ride, but that means using GPS on your device. That information does get uploaded to Garmin Connect, but you have control over who sees it from there.
If you sign in to Garmin Connect by using a social media account, we ask to collect information from that account, but we only keep your email address so we can link it to your Garmin account.
Do you have to upload activity information to Garmin?
Nope. You can use your device for all your activities without uploading activity data from your device to Garmin. However, you won’t be able to use some Garmin Connect features such as Leaderboards, Connections, Challenges and Insights.
Why does Garmin ask for your personal data?
From providing product support to offering motivation to reach your goals, the information we ask for is used to improve your Garmin Connect experience.
To Give You Personalized Stats and Insights
We use personal data, such as height, weight, gender and age, to provide you more accurate stats, such as how many calories you burn during an activity, and insights, such as how you compare to similar users.
To Help You Track Your Activities and Goals
If you choose to upload data from your Garmin device to Garmin, we collect information about your activities so you can analyze it and track your progress toward your goals. If you want to, you can even share your activity data with others.
To Contact You
We use your contact information to send you notifications and, if you opt in, to inform you about new products, apps and features.
Does Garmin sell your personal data?
No! We don’t sell your personal data to anyone. And we only share your personal data with others in specific situations.
With Service Providers
We share personal 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 required to by law enforcement and in other legal matters.
Data That Doesn’t Identify You
We sometimes share or sell aggregated, de-identified activity data with or to strategic partners and other third parties.
How can you share your personal data?
Your activity data belongs to you, and you control what you share and with whom you share it.
Your activity data is set to private by default. If you want others to see your daily runs and cheer you on, you can adjust your privacy settings to allow that.
Engaging with the Garmin Connect Community
When you join groups or make Connections, depending on your privacy settings, some or all of your profile and activity data may be visible to those groups or Connections.
When you join a leaderboard or challenge, other participants will be able to see your activity data and any comments you submit to the leaderboard or challenge.
We will not share your activity data with third parties unless you tell us to. For example, you can instruct Garmin Connect to share your activity data with a third-party wellness program provider or apps such as MyFitnessPal and Strava.
You can share a link to your device’s real-time location with your friends and family so they can follow along as you run.
We post contests and sweepstakes so you can win stuff. If you enter a contest or sweepstakes, we need to use the information you give us to make sure you get that stuff if you win.
How can I request to view, update, delete or transfer my data?