Garmin and Training Peaks sync for automatic uploads and downloadable structured workouts
Updated: Mar 27, 2021
The Garmin Connect Autosync allows you to automatically sync completed activities and body composition data directly from Garmin Connect to TrainingPeaks and to sync future Structured Workouts from your TrainingPeaks calendar to your Garmin Connect calendar and your compatible Garmin Device. How to create the auto sync between your Garmin Connect account and Training Peaks. With your new Training Peaks account setup follow this link and select ' I have past activities in Garmin Connect '. https://help.trainingpeaks.com/hc/en-us/articles/204070854 It can take up to 7 days for the files to import into Training Peaks so please don't repeat the process or the files will copy across multiple times which will create all kinds of issues with the data.
Once you have linked your Garmin Connect and TrainingPeaks accounts, any eligible future structured workouts added to your TrainingPeaks calendar will immediately sync to your Garmin Connect calendar. A Garmin Connect icon on the workout Quick View in TrainingPeaks indicates that the workout has been synced to Garmin Connect. The next time your device syncs with Garmin Connect, your workout will be sent to your device. Depending on the model of your Garmin device your workouts will sync by Bluetooth, WiFi, LTE, USB cable, or ANT+ Stick.
Some workouts now have steps which are openly timed, on your Garmin you must press the lap button to proceed to the next step. The idea is to allow more flexibility when riding outdoors so you can start an interval in a suitable location or do a longer warm up/ cool down. Some of the workouts will now have a second target, ie cadence as well as power, this is all built in thanks to the new features on the Training Peaks workout builder. It's a good idea to have the Training Peaks app on your phone so you can preview the workout before heading out and see how long the openly timed steps are roughly meant to be.