How To Connect Garmin To Peloton in 6 Steps

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Although Peloton provides direct integration for you to export your workout data to Strava and FitBit, if you want to connect Garmin to Peloton or any other platform, the process is a bit more complicated.

In this guide, we will provide easy instructions for how to connect Garmin to Peloton, and how you can export Peloton workouts to Garman connect and other platforms other than Strava.

We will discuss: 

  • How To Connect Garmin to Peloton
  • How to Upload Peloton Workouts to Garmin Using RunGap (iOS) or FitnessSyncer (Android)

Let’s get started!

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How to Connect Garmin to Peloton

If you have a Garmin watch, you may be able to broadcast your heart rate from the Garmin to Peloton, depending on the model.

Make sure the watch is set to Broadcast During Activity.

On the Settings on your Peloton, go to Bluetooth and search for the watch or ANT+ if it’s an older Garmin model. Select your watch, and you should be good to go!

Unfortunately, only your heart rate data will be transmitted from Garmin.

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How to Upload Peloton Workouts to Garmin Using RunGap or FitnessSyncer

#1. Use the RunGap App (Apple Users only)

The first method to try when trying to upload your Peloton workout history to your Garmin Connect account is through a third-party app called RunGap.

This app is currently only available for Apple iOS devices, so if you don’t have an iPhone or iPad, you won’t be able to try this method.

What Is RunGap?

RunGap allows you to upload your Peloton workouts to over 25 fitness and health tracking services and apps including Apple Health, Nike+, RunKeeper, MapMyRun, Zwift, TrainingPeaks, and, of course, Garmin Connect.

Most Peloton users who have an iPhone or other iOS device find this to be the easiest way to connect Garmin to Peloton.

The downside is that although the RunGap app is free, uploading your Peloton workout data to Garmin Connect, as well as some of the other platforms, requires a subscription.

There is an in-app purchase called the “Swag Bag” that enables you to connect Peloton to Garmin Connect or other premium services. This subscription costs $3.99 for 3 months or $10.99 for a full year.

The RunGap method of syncing your Peloton workouts with Garmin Connect only works directly from a Peloton Bike or Peloton Tread. This is because in order for this method to work, you have to have the Strava Peloton integration turned on. 

This is not possible with the Peloton Digital app. 

Despite these drawbacks, the good news is that once you have this process turned on, it will automatically upload and sync all of your future Peloton workouts to Garmin, Strava, and/or whatever other third-party platforms you have selected through RunGap.

This means that you can simply pop off your machine when your workout is over and you won’t have to think about doing anything to get all of your workout history where you want it to be.

Additionally, if you use someone else’s Peloton Bike or Tread, or use a Peloton Bike while traveling, you are already good to go with your seamless data integration to Garmin Connect and Strava.

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How To Connect Garmin To Peloton Using RunGap In 6 Steps

This is where it gets a little complicated, so follow closely!

Step #1.

Navigate to the Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPad, and download the RunGap app.

Step #2.

Open up the RunGap app, go to the menu bar, and select “Accounts & Settings”.

Here, you will see the full list of all of the services and apps that RunGap can connect to. To connect Your Peloton to Garmin Connect, you will need to connect RunGap to both Garmin and Strava.

When you add Strava, you will get a pop-up from the Strava site to verify that you want to authorize the connection to RunGap. Make sure that you authorize this connection.

Step #3.

When you select to add Garmin and Strava services in your RunGap app, The app will open a screen with two options: “Update Activities”, and “Keep Source Titles.” 

You should make sure that both of these are selected. 

This will ensure that your Peloton workouts are uploaded to both Strava and Garmin Connect and that the names of the Peloton classes that you take appear in your workout history on these services.

A woman runs on her Peloton Tread.
Credit: Peloton
Step #4.

Once you have added both services to your RunGap app, go back to Accounts & Settings again.

Tap the row for Strava, and then tap “Advanced Settings.”

Under “Auto Settings”, make sure you toggle “Use as Source” on.

You will likely get a pop-up that asks if you want to enable “Auto Sharing”, which basically means that when RunGap detects new workouts from Strava, they will automatically be uploaded to your indicated destination (in this case, Garmin).

As long as you do want all of your Peloton workouts from Strava to be automatically uploaded to Garmin make sure you select that you do want this feature enabled in the pop-up.

For people who do not use Strava, this basically just means that all of your Peloton workouts will be uploaded automatically to Garmin via Strava.

If you only want to manually upload selected Peloton workouts from Strava to Garmin, do not enable this feature.

Step #5.

Head back to Accounts & Settings in RunGap again. This time, tap into the Garmin row and go into Advanced Settings.

However, instead of selecting “Use As Source” (as you did in the Strava settings), this time select “Use as Destination” for Garmin.

This basically means that the workouts from the source (Strava) are automatically uploaded to the destination (Garmin).

You will need to have a Strava account in order to facilitate this data transfer of your Peloton workouts to Garmin. Strava accounts are free, and you don’t have to actively use the account or pay any attention to it. 

For people who do not use Strava already, and are only interested in connecting Peloton to Garmin, all of this may seem rather confusing – but it is necessary because Strava is essentially the liaison between Peloton and Garmin.

This is because Peloton offers direct integration with Strava right from your Peloton Tread or Peloton Bike. Unfortunately, this service is not offered for Garmin – which is the whole purpose of this workaround.

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Step #6.

At this point, everything should be set up and you are ready to sync your Peloton workouts to Garmin via Strava.

On the RunGap app, use the menu to go to the Activities page. You probably will not see any workouts currently listed. Drag your finger down, pulling to refresh the listing.

The bottom of the screen should display a message that indicates that the app is connecting to Garmin and Strava.

As long as you have turned on “Auto Sharing”, any of the workouts you have in Strava will now begin to populate your Activities list.

After they are imported, the workouts will be immediately uploaded to Garmin Connect automatically. 

You have now managed to connect Garmin to Peloton!

Any time you open the RunGap app and swipe down to refresh your activities, your workouts will be automatically exported from Peloton to Garmin. 

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Credit: Peloton

Limiting Automatic Uploads to Garmin with RunGap

One nice thing about using the RunGap App to upload Peloton workouts to Garmin is that you can select only certain types of workouts to be automatically uploaded. 

For example, if you only want to upload running workouts and/or indoor cycling workouts, but not yoga, strength training, or something else, you can configure the settings accordingly.

To do so, go to the settings for either Garmin or Strava on RunGap.

Under Advanced Settings, you will see an option to indicate which types of activities you would like to import. Select any or all that apply to you.

You will also see that you can choose to set a specific date before which your workout history will not be imported from Strava to Garmin. 

For example, if you have had your Strava account for five years, but only want your recent workouts since you have started using your Peloton Tread to be uploaded to Garmin, you can select the starting date of your choosing.

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#2. Use The FitnessSyncer App To Connect Garmin To Peloton (Android Users)

If you have an Android device, you can upload Peloton workouts to Garmin via FitnessSyncer.

Simply follow the same steps as above for the RunGap app, and you should be able to connect Garmin to Peloton in no time!

It lacks a few of the features of RunGap, but will still connect Garmin to Peloton fairly reliably.

Now you know how to connect Garmin to Peloton…

Unfortunately, neither of the methods to connect Garmin and Peloton are super straightforward and seamless, as they are when uploading Peloton workout metrics to Strava or FitBit.

However, with a little bit of tinkering, you should be able to find a method that will reliably enable you to upload your Peloton workout history to Garmin Connect.

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With over a decade of experience as a certified personal trainer, two Masters degrees (Exercise Science and Prosthetics and Orthotics), and as a UESCA-certified endurance nutrition and triathlon coach, Amber is as well-qualified as they come when it comes to handling sports science topics for BikeTips. Amber's experience as a triathlon coach demonstrates her broad and deep knowledge of performance cycling.

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