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    I'm trying to create a segment using Garmin Connect
    I go to Activities, according the instruction from Garmin, I must select Create Segment under the segment tab at the very bottom of the screen, Unfortunately I cannot find create segment tab.
    Can anybody figure out what I'm doing wrong?

  • #2
    Originally posted by ChingEric View Post
    I'm trying to create a segment using Garmin Connect
    I go to Activities, according the instruction from Garmin, I must select Create Segment under the segment tab at the very bottom of the screen, Unfortunately I cannot find create segment tab.
    Can anybody figure out what I'm doing wrong?
    The tab is not at the very bottom.

    It is below the graphs so speed, HR, etc and above the Stats. It is where you can select Stats, Splits, Segments, and Time in Zones.

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    • #3
      No segments tab

      Originally posted by SEILOGRAMP
      What browser are you using?

      I'm using Chrome. After opening an activity, I can see "Create Segment" near the bottom of the page



      How to Create a Segment
      1. Choose an activity that includes the area you want to turn into a segment
      2. Select "Create a Segment" in the Segments tab
      3. Choose the segment start and finish points on the map or the elevation chart
      4. Save
      Screen Shot 2017-04-17 at 11.32.41 PM.png
      No Segments tab

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      • #4
        I don't see that tab either.

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        • #5
          My Gear is Fenix 5x, Aren't you?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tommycampbell View Post
            I don't see that tab either.
            Have you any idea?

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            • #7
              Activities must be "public" for Segments to work - also see your privacy settings to check that you have opted in to segments

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mickw46 View Post
                Activities must be "public" for Segments to work
                Sorry to doubt you, but are you sure about that?



                The privacy setting for this activity is set to Only Me (by default – I haven't touched it), and it shows the Segments tab alright.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mickw46 View Post
                  Activities must be "public" for Segments to work - also see your privacy settings to check that you have opted in to segments
                  I record segments for my private activities. But yes check your settings to make sure you have opted into segments.

                  OP - what activity type are you trying to create a segment for (running/cycling etc)? The segments option isn't available for every activity type. It isn't available for walking for example.

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                  • #10
                    Looks like I was wrong about the privacy settings. In my defence I think I was mislead by Garmin's "How to Use Garmin Connect" section which states:

                    "To compete in segments and see your results on the leaderboards,
                    • Go to Settings.
                    • Select Privacy.
                    • Make sure your activity privacy level is set to Everyone (or the level or privacy you prefer).
                    You can opt out of segments if you do not want to use this feature."

                    My (admittedly failing!) memory recalls that the bit in brackets was not there originally. (I guess the "or" is a typo and should be "of")

                    Two questions to ASmugDill: If your activity is private (Only Me), can you see other people's segment data? and is your performance on the segment visible to others?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mickw46 View Post
                      If your activity is private (Only Me), can you see other people's segment data?
                      Yes.



                      and is your performance on the segment visible to others?
                      I don't know. Empathy only goes so far; I cannot actually assume their viewpoint without a second Garmin Connect account that also has an activity record over the same segment. (Since I don't use Segments, I'm not motivated to ask someone who is listed in the Leaderboard above, either.)

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the information ASmugDill.

                        I would still be interested to know if anyone else knows if segment performance for "Only Me" activities can be seen by everyone else.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mickw46 View Post
                          I would still be interested to know if anyone else knows if segment performance for "Only Me" activities can be seen by everyone else.
                          It works in a similar fashion to Strava, if you complete a segment but your activity is private, you get a time, but don't show in the rankings. If your activity is shared amongst your connections, they will see your time.

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                          • #14
                            Thank you JamesWardell for the information

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                            • #15
                              Hello guys,
                              I did have the same problem (no segments tab), but finally yesterday discovered why!

                              The source of the problem is link of your garmin account to strava. If they are linked, GC shows only strava segments and if your strava account is not premium one, then you can do practically nothing with them :-((

                              So if you want to create a use garmin segment, do this:
                              1) From "GC account settings > account information" remove permission for strava application
                              2) Now the segments tab and link for creating new segments should appear...
                              3) Create segments according to instructions stated above or found elsewhere - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Louu_81XsII
                              4) Mark favorite segments, send them to your device and do actions that are inaccessible without the segment tab ;-)
                              5) From "strava > settings > my apps" revoke access to GC and then re-create it again. Click "Connect with Garmin"
                              6) Now the segment tab should disappear again...

                              For those who want to experiment more - in settings of "segments" tile in GC there is an option "Use Garmin segments" that should probably change someting, but after clicking it does nothing for me... why it is not working? what should it do? :-(

                              Uff, terrible app...

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