If you’ve accidently removed an activity or want to manually transfer an activity from your Garmin Smart Watch than that can be something which is quite difficult for the first time. In this article we will show you how to How to recover / manually transfer activities from your Garmin Smart Watch using Windows 10. But the steps will work the same on Windows 7.
You will need an USB cable and your garmin smart watch.
Connect your Device
First connect your Garming Smart Watch to your Windows 10 device and watch for the required drivers to install. Once installed you will see the Smartwatch in “This PC”.
Once you see the device double-click it.
Finding non-saved or deleted activities.
If you want to recover an activity which you not saved then head to your Garmin device on your Windows 10 device and go to the following folders; Primary » GARMIN » TempFIT.
You should be able to find non-saved activities or accidently deleted activities. If this folder is empty then proceed to the next chapter. If not, then copy all files to a safe location and head to the chapter; Uploading your FIT files.
Finding saved activities and uploading them
If you simply want to know where you can find regular saved activities then you just have to head to Primary » GARMIN » Activity. You can sort the activities by sorting on Modified.
You can now upload these files or you can choose to save them locally on your device.
Uploading activities from your Garmin device to Garmin Connect Manually
If you want to upload your files manually to Garmin Connect for whatever reason then simply select the files you want to upload using the techniques we discussed in the chapters above and go to connect.garmin.com
Once there, logon and click on the Upload Icon
Simply follow the steps on the screen to upload the files.
Uploading activities from your Garmin device to Strava Manually
If you love using Strava and haven’t setup auto synchronisation or simply want to transfer your activities manually then you can do that as well. Simply select the files you want to upload using the techniques we discussed in the chapters above and go to Strava.
Once you’ve logged on to Strava head to the upload button and choose Upload Activity
Once there choose File and select the FIT file you want to upload
That’s it! We hope this article has helped on you how to recover / manually transfer activities from your Garmin Smart Watch and how to upload those activities to garmin or strava. If you need more help than feel free to ask 🙂