Will AW2 run data automatically transfer to my Garmin account?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Long Run Nick, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Long Run Nick macrumors regular

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    Been running for 3 weeks with the AW2 and my Garmin 235- over 150 miles. The activity app shows both device results- most of the time relatively close. If I run with just the AW will that run show up on my Garmin Connect? Thanks.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    No and the only workaround is to export Health data to an app like RunGap and then export a GPX file to Connect. However there will not be any map/GPS data.
     
  3. Long Run Nick thread starter macrumors regular

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    Julien, thanks. Too much effort. It looks like I will be like Ray Maker and wear a couple watches when I run. Ran 8 this AM with both my 235 and AW2, closest they have been for distance- AW with Nike app showed 8.01 while the Garmin showed 8.0. Pace was within 3 seconds. Strangely, I used the Nike app w/HR and no HR on the Garmin. Nike showed pretty close to what I usually see, but there was no HR recorded in the Nike app. The AW activity app reflected the HR from the Nike app. Go figure.
    I think I will run with the Garmin w/HR and the Nike app w/o HR. The Nike app burned 40% in just over 1 1/2 hours. This w/o my phone.
    I can't believe a member posted a 4 1/2 hour bike ride and then a 30 min walk and the watch had burned only 45%. Nick
     
  4. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    This can happen if the AW is linked to the phone and using the phone's GPS.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    To add to exxxviii post. They posted that they had their iPhone with them. This offloads GPS from the :apple:Watch to the iPhone and saves a 'ton' of battery life.
     
  6. Long Run Nick thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. I will be able to sleep better tonight:)
     

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