Sync wellness data from a Garmin device
  • 10 May 2021
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Sync wellness data from a Garmin device

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Article summary

If you have a Premium subscription and you connect Carb Manager to your Garmin fitness account, you can import wellness data into Carb Manager. Carb Manager imports exercise and sleep data from your Garmin fitness device.

Data that is shared

Carb Manager imports the following information from Garmin.

  • steps
  • active time — includes daily time, in seconds, that you are considered active based on heuristics that are internal to your Garmin device
  • active calories/kilojoules — includes energy burned while doing physical, non-sedentary activity such as walking or working out, which your Garmin device calculates based on your activity level, type of activity, age, height, weight, gender, and heart rate (if available)
  • weight
  • body fat %
  • sleep

Connect Garmin to Carb Manager

  1. Ensure the mobile device or computer where you use Carb Manager is connected to the internet.
  2. Sign in to Carb Manager.
  3. Go to Settings icon  Settings.
  4. In My Settings, select App Settings icon  App Settings.
  5. Optional: If you plan to consistently log exercise, Carb Manager can automatically deduct energy (calories or kilojoules) and macros from your daily totals based on the energy burned from active exercise. In the Macros Settings section, turn on Enable Calories/Kilojoules Burned and, optionally, Enable Macros Burned Deduction. For details, see Deduct energy (calories or kilojoules) and macros when you log exercise.
    Important: If you turned on the option to deduct energy (calories or kilojoules) when you log exercise, be sure the activity level you selected in your profile matches your daily lifestyle and your intention to log activity from a synced fitness device or app. If you previously set a high activity level because you exercise and your daily activity primarily consists of exercise that you intend to log in Carb Manager, then select Sedentary as your activity level to ensure Carb Manager doesn’t count the energy that you burn twice.
  6. Go to the Health & Fitness Device Links section and select Garmin.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in to your Garmin account and to grant Carb Manager access to your wellness data.

Now, when you view a day in Carb Manager’s daily log, Carb Manager imports wellness data from Garmin if data is present. For details, see View wellness data from a fitness device or app.

Tip: If you have problems connecting Carb Manager to your Garmin device, see Troubleshoot issues from a fitness device or app.