Great News, Garmin Users: Now You Can Seamlessly Sync with MyFitnessPal!

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Great News, Garmin Users: Now You Can Seamlessly Sync with MyFitnessPal!

PrintMyFitnessPal is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Garmin. Last month, Garmin flipped a switch to allow its Vivofit activity tracker and Forerunner 15 runner’s watch to integrate with MyFitnessPal. And now, as of today, all of the Garmin cardio devices can sync with MyFitnessPal!

You can now connect your MyFitnessPal account with Garmin Connect and the Garmin Connect mobile app. Once you’ve linked your accounts, your Garmin workout activity will automatically be recorded in your Exercise Diary. After that, you’ll be able to easily view the calories you burned and see how many calories you have left for the day, based on the goal you’ve set within MyFitnessPal—the more you burn, the more you earn!

Whether you want to train and properly fuel for a bike ride or a run, being able to seamlessly log your fitness activities in MyFitnessPal will help take the guesswork out of logging, making it easier for you to reach your overall health goals.

Garmin devicesNow, get moving—and don’t forget to take Garmin and MyFitnessPal with you!




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23 responses to “Great News, Garmin Users: Now You Can Seamlessly Sync with MyFitnessPal!”

  1. Avatar Jen says:

    This is AWESOME!! The only thing I’m not fond of so far is that MFP is RENAMING my Garmin workouts to what it wants it to be (5.2 mile per hour run). I don’t mind that so much on MFP but it makes me ornery that MFP is overwriting my GARMIN titles on Garmin.

  2. Avatar Debbie Wilker Knudsen says:

    How does one link the accounts? I’ve tried everything I can think….

    • Avatar Mark Sekelsky says:

      Go to your Garmin Connect account. Make sure you have the Modern View. You should see a new widget on the Dashboard for this and just click to connect the accounts

  3. Avatar Amit Amembal says:

    Please partner with UP24 also. Would love that!

  4. Avatar Sarah says:

    I was happy to be able to link my Garmin to MFP, but not liking how it uploads my runs. I averaged just over 10:00/mile in a half today (so 5.8-6.0 mph) and it uploaded as 5.2 mph. WTF. I don’t understand how it’s choosing a MFP workout title, and is the calorie count based on what Garmin says the workout was worth, or based on MFP calculations?

  5. Avatar Jason Oh says:

    This is a great idea, so I synced it up with my Garmin Connect account but found that MyFitnessPal created multiple entries for every single workout (w/0.0, 0.1 or 0.2 as distance) in my entire history (5 years). Since Garmin already tracks the distance, I don’t need MyFitnessPal to write data back to Garmin, especially incomplete/inaccurate data. As such, I had to manually delete every single MyFitnessPal record in Garmin and disconnected the sync.

    Any timeline on a fix for this issue?


  6. Avatar Crazy_fish says:

    I upload the files to Garmin Connect as cycling activities but it transfers to MFP as Running (Jogging)?! Is there a fix available for this?

  7. Avatar meelisv says:

    Time to fix syncing of consumed calories. Currently it shows random figures in Garming Connect.

  8. Avatar flumi_f says:

    Was so happy to read this….and then…. It renames my workouts and also readds it to Garmin Connect. Thus my walk is now called a run in MFP and in Garmin Connect I have 2 entries for the same workout. Only the workout duration and the cals burned are synced correctly. Seriously thinking of deconnecting and going back to manual logging of exercise in MFP until the bugs are fixed.

    • Avatar Maggie says:

      I’m having the same issue. I know which one to delete in MFP because I’m not running at 5 mph and why it comes over that way I don’t know. I’mwalking 3 mph most of the time.

  9. Avatar jpmorgan5 says:

    why is it adding so many exercise calories? Each day it is adding 8,000 to 9,000 exercise calories. It is screwing up my log.

  10. Avatar Anamika Ana says:

    This is so much helpful for me.

  11. Avatar Valerie says:

    This is awesome. One of the reasons I’ve been holding off on getting a Vivofit (I’ve been looking at them since they were first released) was the fact it didn’t sync with MFP.

  12. Avatar Helen G says:

    yes, this would be wonderful – if it actually worked (which it doesn’t…)

  13. Avatar Rb says:

    It just foes not work nor connect! WTF?

  14. Avatar Ryan says:

    Is there anything in the works about partnering up with Suunto also?

  15. Avatar Urideit says:

    Linked my garmin connect acct with MyFitnessPal… Today’s exercise doesn’t show up. How is that linked???

  16. Avatar Bhouse says:

    I linked my accounts, but my garmin activity is not showing up in mfp exercise diary!!!!!!

  17. Avatar Shannon Dangl says:

    How do I turn the sync off? I’d rather keep the Garmin info separate.

  18. Avatar Bianca Gallegly Horkan says:

    Been trying since last night and it still does not work. :-/

  19. Avatar Reggie says:

    I’m pretty sure I have done everything correctly in setting up MFP with Vivofit2. My calories aren’t showing up on my calories in/calories out.

  20. Avatar Paula Spagnuolo says:

    My accounts are linked but information is not syncing/transferring from my Vivofit2 to MFP. I can see steps/calories recorded in the Garmin Connect App but it doesn’t sync to MFP which is a game changer for me since I have used MFP for a couple of years and have lots of custom entries there I need a tracker that works seamlessly. It looks like I’ll be going back to my Misfit.

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