The moment all you hardcore cyclists have been waiting for—starting today, Garmin announces full integration with Strava (also MapMyFitness and Endomondo). From now on, when you get back from a ride or run, not only will your data automatically upload to your Garmin Connect account, but it will be instantly shared across to your Strava account.
Much like the Suunto partnership, all you have to do is log into your Strava account, where you can link your Garmin Connect account to automatically sync (click on the Upload button). Once your two accounts are linked, your activities will be instantly viewable on either platform.
I am quite excited by the news as I use a Suunto Ambit2 for running and hiking, and just started using a Garmin Edge 1000 for cycling. I normally double up on rides—recording my route on Strava in addition to my Garmin or manually uploading the Garmin GPX file to Strava when done. I now get rid of that extra step and also don’t have to use up the battery on my phone when riding with the Garmin on the bike.
Now, if we could just get Garmin to accept all Bluetooth sensors…..