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Uploading from a Garmin device

Andrew Valko
posted this on July 14, 2014, 2:19 PM

There are two ways to get the activities you record on your Garmin device into Strava. You can link your Garmin and Strava accounts and enable seamless uploading via Garmin Express, or you can upload activity files manually.

Automatic upload via Garmin Connect/Garmin Express

Activities uploaded to Garmin Connect™ can be automatically synced to your Strava account. Use Garmin's Garmin Express software (or the Garmin Connect mobile app, if your device is Bluetooth-enabled) to upload your activity to Garmin Connect. Wait a few minutes, and it will automatically appear on Strava.

  1. Download and install Garmin Express.
  2. Add your device to Garmin Express.
  3. Create an account on Garmin Connect.
  4. Visit
  5. Find the Garmin section and click Get Started.
  6. Choose the Connect with Garmin option.
  7. Enter your Garmin Connect™ log-in credentials to authorize a link to Strava. If you don't already have a Garmin Connect™ account, you'll be prompted to create one. If you log in with a social network instead of an email and password, make sure you are currently logged in to Garmin Connect™ so that your information is auto-filled. 

Once you've established this connection, any activities uploaded to Garmin Connect™ will automatically sync to Strava within minutes. No need to wait on the upload page; the new activities will appear automatically. After your first upload, we'll even sync your past 30 days of Garmin Connect activity.

Are you having an issue after connecting your accounts? Read more about common questions and potential problems

We suggest using Garmin Express to easily and seamlessly upload your activities from connected devices to Garmin Connect™. Should you need to disconnect your Garmin and Strava accounts for any reason, you can do this on your Settings page at Note that you may also have to disconnect your accounts from the Garmin Connect side as well which can be found at

 Download Garmin Express

Manual upload via File

Upload activities directly to Strava from your hard-drive mountable Garmin devices. No software or plug-in required! (NOTE: This option is not available for devices that use the ANT+ agent)

  1. Visit
  2. Click Choose file.
  3. Browse to the Activities folder on your connected device and select the .FIT files that you'd like to add. 

Supported Devices

Please visit this page for a list of supported GPS devices from Garmin and other manufacturers.

Check out Garmin bike computers in our Shop: Garmin Edge 520Garmin Edge 510 and Garmin Edge 810.

Check out Garmin running watches in our Shop: Garmin Forerunner 10, Garmin Forerunner 220Garmin Forerunner 225 and Garmin Forerunner 620.

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