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  • Vivoactive HR (Garmin Connect) syncs walks to MapMyFitness as generic

    I love my Garmin Vivoavtive HR except for an annoying problem. I walk a lot, and use the proprietary "walk" app to track my walks on the Vivoactive. I track this along with my rides on MapMyFitness. The problem I am having is that all of my walks sync over to MapMyFitness as "generic workout". This is super frustrating as I have to manually switch these to "walk" in MapMyFitness in order to track miles.
    Does anyone know how to fix this? I already asked on the Vivoactive HR forum and they said that this is a function of Garmin Connect. Cycling logs in just fine.
    Thanks in advance!
    Pat
    Last edited by patnshan; 09-13-2017, 10:26 AM.

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    FWIW: I suspect this is a MMF problem not a GC issue.

    As I understand it, Garmin pushes new activities to services that you've connected your account to.

    So, basically, MMF gets notified when you log a new activity ... and it's MMF's responsibility to interpret the data correctly.

    I've got my GC account connected to Strava and it logs the activities correctly.
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