Fans of Garmin’s GPS-powered cycling and running devices rejoice! Garmin has announced their popular web-based Garmin Connect will get an update soon that will allow users to seamlessly sync their data with other third-party fitness applications and websites. Currently, it is only compatible site is Strava, but support to sync to MapMyFitness (including MapMyRun and MapMyRide) and Endomondo will be coming soon. Garmin stated they are working on additional partnerships with third-party sites to increase user experience.
With this update, users will be able to link their Garmin Connect account to their Strava (and others when compatibility testing is complete) so that activity data collected by Garmin and previously only available via Garmin Connect will now be viewable on Strava immediately after the data has been uploaded to Garmin Connect. While Garmin Connect has a plethora of fantastic features and got an exciting overhaul in January, this expanded compatibility will no doubt help Garmin stay ahead in the fitness market and help cyclists, joggers and sports enthusiasts stay on top of their stats.