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Once you pair it with a compatible Garmin watch, you’ll open the door to features and settings that you have complete control over and can choose which ones are going to be most useful to you.

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Launching the Garmin Express for the first time can seem daunting. That’s why we’ve picked out some of the key features and how to set them up to help you get the best experience when you’re ready to move on.

Connect Garmin Express

How to Pair Your Device with the Connect Garmin Express

To get the most out of the Connect Garmin Express you need to connect it to a Garmin device—and there are plenty of them, including fitness trackers, running watches, smartwatches, and bike computers.

Connecting one of those devices to the app is done in much the same way. Once you download the mobile app from your respective store on your phone and you have created an account using your email, launch the app and then look for the drop-down menu in the top left corner of the app.

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Next, look for the option named Garmin Devices. If you have connected with a Garmin device to a previously connecting Garmin Express, you’ll see it listed here. If you’re doing this for the first time, you’ll also see an option to add a device.

Once you find your device, select it, and it should start the pairing process over the Bluetooth connection on your phone and device.

How to join groups and build relationships

Like there are a lot of health and workout apps, Connect Garmin Express lets you find friends and fellow running and workout lovers to help you push your top. Connection is the profile of those people whose data you can see.

Those profiles and activities will show in the app’s News Feed. If you want to search for connections, you can do this from the dedicated tab. If you have any details for someone using Garmin Connect, you can see their details in the search bar. You can also search for connected users using Facebook, Google Contacts, and phone contacts. If you’re concerned about what information you share once you make a connection, Garmin lets you edit your privacy settings to have more control over what you share with other users.

How to Link Connect Garmin Express to Strava

Something you can’t do on Garmin Connect is to manually track activities. It is the hub for data captured by your compatible Garmin device. You can connect it to other platforms where you can track any of your activities including running and cycling your favorite Strava.

To Garmin Connect so that you can see the data in both apps, you’ll need to go to Settings and look for ‘third party apps’. Look for Strava and then you’ll see what’s shared by apps. You will then need to hit the Connect button where you will be asked to log in to your Strava account to complete the connection.

If everything goes according to plan, you will be able to use the two apps side by side in a really useful way.