Garmin devices must sync with their associated Garmin Connect account in order to make data available through Fitabase.

The Garmin Connect mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices and communicates with the Garmin device via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). It is important that the mobile device keep bluetooth turned on during data collection periods.

On some Garmin devices, automatic syncing settings can be changed in the Garmin Connect app. From the app menu, select “Garmin Devices” and then “Device Settings.” Select “System.” Under “Auto Sync,” you can set devices to sync automatically on a limited, occasional or frequent basis.

Please note that the more frequently syncing occurs, the more impact it will have on battery life of the device. We suggest at least turning on Limited autosyncing to avoid potential loss of high-resolution data over time.