Ok, My Garmin is Connected. How Do I Sync?

Learn how to sync steps from your Garmin to MoveSpring

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Written by MoveSpring Team
Updated over a week ago

Now that you’ve connected your Garmin, learn how to sync steps, distance, and active minutes to MoveSpring. We’ll also show you how to make sure you’ve got data available to sync!

The Syncing Process

To sync to MoveSpring, you first need to open your Garmin Connect app and click the circular syncing symbol at the top right.  This will pull your most recent activity data into Garmin’s cloud server, which is where MoveSpring gets your steps.  

When your totals have synced to the Garmin cloud server, the white ring at the top of your screen should be a complete circle.  

Once you’ve refreshed the Garmin app, open your MoveSpring app and wait to see a ‘Last synced:' message to confirm that you’ve synced to MoveSpring.  

If you're syncing from the MoveSpring website, you'll first need to open your Garmin Connect app and click the circular syncing symbol at the top right. Totals will automatically sync over to MoveSpring. If you do not use the Garmin Connect app to sync your data to your Garmin account, you can use Garmin Express on the web instead.

We recommend syncing by refreshing your Garmin totals and then opening the MoveSpring app at least once a day during your challenge. All MoveSpring challenges have a 72-hour grace period after the challenge ends to give you extra time to sync your final steps, so make sure you sync before the grace period is up.

What if Steps Aren’t Showing in Garmin Connect?

If steps, distance, or minutes aren’t in your Garmin cloud server, then they can’t sync to MoveSpring.  You can confirm that you have data available for MoveSpring to sync by logging in here to see if your Garmin device’s activity is in the cloud server.

If activity data isn’t showing in your Garmin cloud server or syncing correctly to MoveSpring, please see these troubleshooting tips for Garmin users

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