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Tip 11: Discover personal records
Over time, your Garmin smartwatch collects a ton of data. As an athlete, you’re probably interested in knowing how your performance has evolved over time and what personal records you’ve set. You can find this information in the Garmin Connect app, among other things.
To do this, tap your profile picture and stats in the top left. Here you will not only find information about the distances you have covered while running, cycling and swimming, but also your personal records such as best times, longest distances and step records, but also interesting data on all steps taken and the number of all activities.
Tip 12: How to find your awards
In addition to personal bests, Garmin awards virtual awards, so-called badges. This is an additional motivation to move even more in order to win more awards. It doesn’t just have to be about sporting activities, it is also possible, for example, to use certain functions or social interactions with other Garmin members. You will also receive points for this.
To find your awards, tap your profile photo in the Connect app and select Activity. Here the app shows which awards you have already earned and which you can still unlock. Nasty: In the Best tab you can see how many and which awards your friends have received.
Tip 13: Edit activity data at Garmin afterwards
As a rule, your Garmin watch records your activities adequately. But sometimes it happens that you forget to start or stop the recording in time. In this case, neither the distance traveled nor the duration of the activity are correct. Fortunately, recorded activities can be edited and corrected. Here’s how it works:
1. Open the activity, for example via the calendar.
2. Then tap on the three dots at the top right and select Edit activity.
3. Now you have the possibility to rename the activity, add notes and change data like time and distance. You can also adjust the start and end points via Trim activity. Once you have made the necessary changes, tap Save.
Tip 14: How to connect Garmin data to Apple Health
As an iPhone owner, you can bring data from different wearables and health and fitness apps together in Apple Health. This also works with Garmin devices. Depending on your model’s sensors, Garmin transmits a range of data to Apple, including steps, heart rate, intensity minutes, resting heart rate and more. To connect Garmin Connect to Apple Health, do the following:
1. Open the Health app on your iPhone. From there, tap Share at the bottom, then tap Apps.
2. From the list, select Connect and use the sliders to choose which data you want Garmin to share with Apple and which not. Complete.
Tip 15: Track down your smartphone
Misplaced smartphone? Your Garmin watch will help you find it: To do this, press and hold the upper left button (Light) and select Find phone. A shrill alarm tone sounds on the mobile phone.