Fitbit and Garmin are two of our favorite fitness brands competing for the same audience niche, so it’s not surprising that you can’t automatically share workout data with each other like you can with Strava or other apps. But there’s an easy one-time workaround if you’re switching from Fitbit to Garmin but don’t want to lose your data; All you need is your credentials for both apps. How to sync Fitbit data with Garmin Connect.
How to export Fitbit data
1. Go to Fitbit data export (opens in new tab) page in your web browser. If you need to find it yourself in the future, visit fitbit.com (opens in new tab)press the Settings gear top right and then click data export in the left sidebar.
2. Choose a Period of the data to be exported, make sure that the file format is CSVand click Download.
3. Fitbit only lets you export up to 31 days of data at a time and only has “this month” and “last month” as maximum length options. But you can also create one Custom length a period of 31 days. To check which days should be exported, click protocol > activities see every saved workout; You can then download CSV files for each past month as Garmin accepts more than one file.
How to import Fitbit data into Garmin Connect
1. Sign in Garmin Connect (opens in new tab) on the Internet.
2. Click on the cloud icon then top right import data.
3. Drag your Fitbit CSV files from your downloads folder to the Drop files here Crate.
4. Choose yours language, Imperial or metric Units, date formatand number format for your imported Fitbit data and click Continue to officially import it into Connect.
What Fitbit data is exported to Garmin Connect
Fitbit doesn’t give Garmin all the data, which you’d find neatly interpreted with a Fitbit Premium account. There is specific data that Garmin itself will attempt to interpret for its own algorithms.
First, Fitbit gives a daily breakdown of calories burned, steps taken, distance walked, floors climbed, and minutes spent sitting, mildly active, fairly active, or very active. It doesn’t seem to export any specific data like your average or max heart rate, just focusing on your activity level.
If you’ve used Fitbit to log food data, your calorie, fat, fiber, carbohydrate, sodium, protein, and water intake will be exported. And it exports your total daily weight, BMI, and fat percentage if you’ve logged that data.
Choosing the right Garmin experience
Now that you know it’s possible to save your Fitbit data to your next smartwatch, you should decide which Garmin smartwatch to buy. Runners will want the Garmin Forerunner 255 for its daily workout recommendations and reliable two-week battery life. At the same time, gym-goers will prefer the Garmin Venu 2 Plus for its animated on-watch exercises and Body Battery score, which is similar to Fitbit’s Daily Readiness score. But thankfully there are plenty of other options with equal access to Garmin’s in-depth workout metrics and suggestions!
Collects run data and tells you how to use it
The Forerunner 255 is the best running watch available with 30 hours of GPS tracking per charge, dual-frequency GPS data, the latest Garmin Elevate HRM with heart rate deviation data, morning reports to tell you how hard you need to be training that day, and tons of other tools to get you up and running in the right way. These recommendations work especially well thanks to the imported Fitbit data!
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