Syncing weight to garmin connect

How To Sync or Import Weight to Garmin Connect

Deborah KayBy Deborah KayFebruary 9, 20231 Minutes

Garmin Connect only allows you to sync weight (and body fat) to it directly via Garmin scales.

However, a quick Google search will show you that most users think Garmin scales are overpriced (SGD $239 from Amazon) and not very accurate (especially for body composition). I use cheapo bluetooth scales from Xiaomi which have served me well for the last 5 years. It’s not accurate for body composition, but most bioelectrical impedance scales aren’t anyway.

So I’ve figured a workaround – MyFitnessPal.

How it works

You can use MyFitnessPal to sync your weight to Garmin Connect.

Here’s how my set up works.

  • My Xiaomi scale syncs to Apple Health (and Happy Scale – my favourite weighing app),
  • Apple Health syncs to MyFitnessPal,
  • MyFitnessPal syncs to Garmin Connect.

Smart innit?

The only caveat is that you have to launch MyFitnessPal for it to sync, so if you see that your weight is missing from Garmin Connect, just open the MyFitnessPal app and it will then sync the weight.

MyFitnessPal also works to sync or import weight to Trainerize. Trainerize does not read from Apple Health and only reads from Garmin Connect.

So now, I use MyFitness Pal to send my weight to Garmin Connect then sends my weight to Trainerize.

Xiaomi -> Apple Health -> MyFitnessPal -> Garmin Connect -> Trainerize.

Q.E.D.

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