App loses track of my Device 1/5
This app is unreliable. When it works it is fine. But it constantly loses track of my VivoActive HR leading to resetting to factory settings after talking to tech support and losing all data.
I love Garmin. 5/5
I love the app. It makes it easier to compare and watch my trends.
Monitoring my progress of lack thereof is an inspiration 5/5
My body feeling good or bad, is for me more determined by my bipolar mood swings. Garmin Connect gives me real numbers, my reality. It brings a sense of stability into my life.
Much improved lately
Great app 5/5
By mad dude
This app is motivating me to keep track of my exercise and calorie intake. It’s easy to use and has plenty of useful information.
i enjoy the app and it’s easy use but sometimes it’s difficult to connect my device to the app
Love it 5/5
Great app 5/5
Recently moved from Suunto to Garmin and love it! Far better hardware and software. Would be awesome if indoor bike workout could be reflected live on the app during the workout. I guess any workout?
Bluetooth won’t stay connected 1/5
Had this watch for about 4 days now and the Bluetooth won’t stay connected. The watch keeps saying “No weather data is available” which is extremely frustrating. I didn’t spend $260 on a watch for components of it not to work.
What happened to the date?! 1/5
The date is no longer an option for visible screen.
Good, with room 4/5
App is much better than it was a year or two ago. I like the card based main screen of the app. Could we get some new watch faces? I have the Vivosmart 3 and it would be nice to have some more option...
Won't sync to MFP 2/5
As of yesterday, Garmin will not connect/sync to MFP. I have a new Fenix 5s and this needs to work!!!!
Works great 5/5
Recently switched phones from Windows phone. This Garmin app works great on the iPhone. It actually syncs with my vivofitHR! On my old phone, that stopped happening a while ago....
For Golf 1/5
Initially, I loved this app... it synced perfectly with my Garmin Approach... now, I have to use a different app, which doesn’t sync... so I have to open this app and then go to the other app to see my scores?? Very disappointed. Plus- even before, if you accidentally hit save on your device- when maybe you’re playing a scramble- for example, there’s no way to delete the score. Just a crappy app.
Great app 5/5
Ever since I got this garmin, I’ve been feeling fitter than ever, and I mean who doesn’t love a friendly challenge?
I love my garmin app he really keeps me going to make my goals thank you
Love Garmin 5/5
Upgraded from an old Forerunner model to a new Felix 5s; absolutely fantastic! I love the Bluetooth connection to my smartphone, makes downloading data so much easier. Also, enjoying all the new metrics that the app and Fenix 5 make available to me. So much fun!
Used to be a 5 3/5
Live Track stopped working. After reading online it looks like others are having the same issue for a few months now. I love the Live Track and would really like to see it working again.
Great, BUT... 5/5
I like new Garmin experience so far and thanks guys for improving the app! Since last redesign app become really useful, one thing that is missing for me - proper sync with Apple Health app. I’m using a lot of Nokia Health devices and they write sleep, weight data into Apple Health. I except Garmin to read this data ( for steps too, I’m using Garmin Fenix 2, those watches does not tracking steps data) and use it. And so far Garmin only writes data into Apple Health. Hopefully one day it’ll be possible!
Thanks for awesome job, guys!
Activities don’t reliably sync to app 1/5
Activities on my devices only sync to the app about 50% of the time. I’m really fed up with it. I’ve had 2 different Garmin Devices and had the problem with both. I upgraded my last device because I was promised the issue was because my device was an older model. It’s clearly a software issue. I’ll be trading brands soon if this isn’t fixed.
Bluetooth features POINTLESS 2/5
What is the point of having weather and calendar on the watch when it DOESN'T WORK unless you have phone with you AND the app open??????? Also, I couldn’t get my Home Bose speaker to Connect unless I completely removed the Garmin 235 from my phone and then later was unable to reconnect the Bluetooth until I deleted the Connect app from my phone, turned off both phone and watch and reinstalled the app and back through pairing. I like the watch for tracking my running and the GPS is accurate but the reason I bought it was so I DON’T have to carry my phone!! As for the step counter, the entire concept of counting steps is lame (flawed all around, not just with Garmin). I’m pretty sure I didn’t have 189 accumulated when I woke up before I put my feet on the floor. I don’t believe there is a step counter on the planet that can calculate ACTUAL steps and do it accurately. I’m keeping my 235 for only a few reasons: 1) heart rate 2) GPS 3) history of my running.
Good, when it syncs... 3/5
I’ve been using a vivofit 3 with this app for well over a year now and it used to be easy to sync my steps and it connected fairly well with the myfitnesspal app for calorie tracking.
Something has gone terribly wrong with the updates in he past few months.
Now it’s about 50/50 if I can get my steps to sync when I open the app. I’ve tried restarting the app and my phone and sometimes it works, sometimes not. The only thing that sort of helps is turning my Bluetooth on and off again which is a pain. The same holds true for calories coming in from MFP, sometimes they’ll pull in, other times they won’t even when manually trying. MFP has no problem receiving my steps from the Garmin app, so the issue is definitely on the Garmin side.
Won’t sync 1/5
My vivimove HR won’t sync with the app anymore. It synced just fine for the past 5 months. Now, all of a sudden, it won’t sync anymore. I have tried to forget it on my phone and sync to phone. It connects to phone just fine but the app still doesn’t “see” it. I tried to uninstall and reinstall this app 3 times and it still doesn’t “see” my device. I am very frustrated! Fix your app! Although, looking at the reviews, it looks like this app needed to be fixed years ago...
Great App- Fix your data display 4/5
The app works well, but the yearly mileage/monthly mileage needs to be fixed and there needs to be more options for how data is presented..
When looking at my last 12 months of running, the app tells me on the surface “you did xyz Milage.” Then when I click on the month, it bases my mileage on a four week period, even though lots of months have 31 days in them! Somehow, my mileage jumps from xyz to a higher number. when I click on the month, my weekly Milage is inflated, and my stats are just inaccurate.
Also- please make an option for daily milage based on the days you actually run. Most people take rest days every once in a while and don’t care about how those days average in.
“Gear”- I track my runs on my shoes. However, it’s almost useless because I also want to have it factor in my daily steps. When my shoes say they have 300 miles on them, they may actually have more like 500. Make an option for it to track all on-foot movement.
You can be sure of one thing concerning reviews in general. When the reviews include a significant number of positive reviews and an equal or significant number of negative reviews, the manufacturer seller is probably writing the positive reviews. Take a look at Garmin reviews from several sources and you will find a significant number of negative reviews.
People in general are not motivated to write good reviews even when a product performs well. The truth is, if a product performs well then it performs as expected like the buyer paid for. For example, you don’t find reviews that say things like “Oh, my builder is so awesome because when it rains my house doesn’t leak! Yeah!! I love my builder!! People expect that the product a manufacturer creates will perform as it is advertised to perform!!!
Read the “positive” reviews on Garmin with a grain of salt folks!!
Love app 5/5
First rime using my Garmin, love it
Bug In Custom Pool Length 3/5
By Noe B
The app crashes since I upgraded to 4.6. Only when I attempt to edit the custom pool length it crashes. It didn’t in the previous versions. So far other than that it works good. It would be nice to have a template of a work out set so I wouldn’t have to change the pool length every time I want to do the activity. Also while I’m gripping about my first world problems; How about adding stair climber as an app and not having it as a manual activity? Seems like a common exercise. I don’t know why boat rowing and SUP are templates but I guess where I work out may be different from the Garmin developers.
App doesn’t work 2/5
By Garmin is not work the money
Will not connect with my iPhone. Read the instructions , tried many many times but my iPhone cannot find Garmin . Tried to remove and reinstalling app . No change .
For 600 dollars I expect this to work first time every time . Garmin failed .
Great App!! 5/5
I’m loving this app. Everyday I learn something new about my watch. 😊
Forerunner 235 not supported?? 1/5
By Dudley I
As many pages and you tubers say that this is a solid piece of gear, I’m surprised that the application advertised for it cannot simply connect. It doesn’t even list it as supported. What? Unacceptable.
Seamless and easy 5/5
By Jojo hates apple 5150
Great app, lots of information, easy to use
Does exactly what it’s supposed to. No confusion.
Principal System Consultant 1/5
I have the Garmin Vivoactive HR, and the device itself seems to work most of the time. BUT THE PROBLEM, is the ABYSMAL USER INTERFACE, PLUS THE TOTAL LACK OF DOCUMENTATION, AND THE ARROGANCE OF ZERO TECH. SUPPORT. Example of the latter, I just received the cheerful message that I could expect an hour and forty minute hold time. Just to get a human on the line. I've previously exhausted myself trying to find and practical clues from the User Manual (created in the Late Devonian, apparently). Bottom line: Friends don't let friends purchase a Garmin Product.
Been using garmin connect from day one. I depend on this app for my escape from the world. Always works every time.
Do a little quality control prior to releasing an update 1/5
In what appears to have become a routine for Garmin, the most recent update seems to have messed up the ability to sync Forerunner 235 or 630 watches. This is not the first time an update has done this. When the app works, it works fine, but do some basic quality control prior to releasing an update
What happened?!? 1/5
Once upon a time this was a great app. I’ve had nothing but problems since the update to iOS 10 I’ve had a terrible time getting my VivoFit2 to sync. Haven’t had a flawless sync in months! What happened Garmin?!?
Want more alarm options 3/5
I love the silent alarm feature of smart watches and trackers, as I wake up hours earlier than my wife for work. Connect’s alarm options leave you boxed in to either off, weekdays, or all week. I would like to the ability to add different alarms, different times, and the ability to set custom days like with Apple’s clock and what Fitbit offers.
Software update issue 4/5
This app worked great up to a few weeks ago with the last software update on the Garmin Edge 1030. Now the two don’t connect and I have to manually enter the info. Also doesn’t connect to Strava anymore. If you could address this problem, it would be great again. 4 1/2 stars
Constant problems, extremely frustrating 1/5
By Phil 1968347693
The app and device (vivofit 4) routinely fail to sync, automatically or manually. Confusing layout makes it difficult to find the data you’re looking for, or even know exactly what data is available to inspect in the first place.
Maddening to attempt to manually sync data and repeatedly be put into pairing mode instead, and then have the app remind you to sync. No way to initiate a sync from the app, have to use the limited and unreliable device interface that refuses to cooperate.
Device is supposed to communicate regularly with the app and get weather forecasts. It never works.
Good luck. I’d go with another company’s competing product if you haven’t already made the mistake of buying something made by Garmin.
Software errors after latest update 3/5
Only 1 activity per day now passes to the app. Tech support was of no help.
No date 2/5
By the original runleeny
My husband and I both have vivofit 2 watches and this app was working well until 2 days ago and now it doesnt show the date on the watch anymore, and I cant find it anywhere to program back into the watch. Was there an update recently? We sync about every other day. Now it doesnt pair anymore with my ipad either, whats up? Used to like this app.😢😢
Add more notification settings to iPhone version 4/5
By Steve Cam
I want to filter the notifications that I get on my watch without having to adjust my settings on my phone. I don’t want the watch vibrate a new article from the verge but I still need the watch to vibrate when I get text or a Facebook message.
First GPS watch 5/5
I am very pleased so far. My wife has a Fitbit and it is always breaking - she is on her fourth one in 2.5 years (luckily she got the protection plan). I have had my Garmin Vivo for about 5 weeks and it works great, GPS is fantastic, stats provided on the app and website are very informative. The watch is slim, light and therefore great for runners like me or a gym workout. I can’t comment on long term reliability, but other reviews seem better than Fitbit...I would recommend this watch.
Garmin makes great hardware but poor Apps 2/5
This app is full of potential but lacks. With all the information that all Garmin hardware can collect the app should be you one stop fitness app. Unfortunately Garmin buries the info and makes one of the most non-intuitive fitness apps I have experienced. Disappointed that a GPS company like Garmin would design an app without a working map for finding your way or accessing trail heads. Instead I have to use Map my Ride to map my rides with my Garmin Vívoactive HR. The stupidest oversight that I have seen by Garmin is having goal setting on their web portal but no goal setting in this app. What is a fitness app that doesn’t allow you to set goals for yourself to meet. If Garmin wants to help it’s users “beat yesterday” then maybe they should allow their users to set goals for themselves (on their App). Kind of a no brainer Garmin!
Inconsistent data 3/5
Activity inputs are jumbled across the current day and yesterday in the health app sync which doesn’t give me any good metrics.
Every update brings new problems 2/5
This app always seems to add a new problem with every update. The most recent update lost the date display on my Vivofit 2. Yes double checked everything. It just disappeared off the tracker and the app can’t seem to restore it.
Nicely Done 5/5
I love the functionality of this app. Nice home screen for quick current info with tons of features deeper down. I really like how I can link other apps together link MyFitness Pal.
Fenix connection issues 1/5
By Dr. Icculus
Since the last update my F5 will not stay connected to my phone I have to close the Connect app and go into phone’s settings on my watch and manually pair with the device. Everything was working fine up until the last update. Please fix this issue it is very annoying.
Update makes upload not work! 3/5
This recent update won’t upload my runs, but only my steps! Please fix!
Data Fields - problem after last update 5/5
Five Stars as always!! But a little problem is happening...
Can’t enter Data Fields settings after last update. Especially for Race Screen Data Field.