Editing an Activity in Garmin Connect

Editing an Activity in Garmin Connect

If you’re like me, everyone now and then you forget to hit ‘stop’ on your Garmin GPS watch after a run or cycle and it continues recording, logging super-human feats such as my 25 mile run today in 40 minutes.

I bet also like me, you’re probably not so bothered about the battery life being drained but more by this skewing of your results and progress in Garmin Connect.

Unfortunately, Garmin haven’t made it obvious how to edit a recorded activity but despite what you might read elsewhere, it is definitely possible and without editing data files, etc. (just via the http://connect.garmin.com portal).

The Solution

Simply login to the Garmin portal and under the ‘Activites’ widget, click the Cog Icon and the click Go to Full Page from the drop down menu:

Edit Garmin Activity

One you are on the full page, click on any activity name to view the full details of that activity:

Edit Garmin Activity 2

One the activity has loaded, simply click the edit icon in the top-right hand corner:

Edit Garmin Activity 3

Now you can edit the key details of your activity, including duration, calories, heat rate, pace, etc:

Edit Garmin Activity 4

Good luck and keep on running!

 

Bob McKay

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16 comments on «Editing an Activity in Garmin Connect»

  1. Jo Rhett says:

    This doesn’t actually change the distance or time or calculated data, it only changes the summary text.

    1. Bob McKay says:

      Hi Jo,

      Thanks for the comment. I was able to edit both the distance and the time so I’m not sure if anything has changed since I wrote this post so I’ll double check.

      The calculated data total for my month didn’t update immediately but did so after a while (I guess it recalculates every X minutes).

  2. anna says:

    This worked for me. Very helpful, thanks.

  3. Xinghua says:

    How do you edit the map?

    1. Bob McKay says:

      Hi Xinghua,

      I’m afraid I’m not sure you can!

      Bob

  4. Jen Barlow says:

    Hi, Do you know if you can edit swimming data? For example, if it misses a turn and thinks a lap is taking extra long, can I adjust the data so it’s correct?

  5. Al says:

    Hi Bob, What you describe used to work. Now it only allows me to edit, name, calories and temperature. I want to edit distance and laps. Not sure what I am doing differently.

    Thanks

  6. Jeff says:

    I forgot to hit stop after swimming laps. I found that uncatergorizing the activity allowed me to edit all parameters in the full page window. I then changed the activity back to lap swimming and saved the details with the new total time.

  7. Mary says:

    this is not helpful. It requires you to actually know the data to enter to edit. There should be a way to just crop it-cut off the part where it was left on when I drove home.

    1. Bob McKay says:

      Hi Mary, I humbly apologise that the free blog entry that you are by no-means forced to read didn’t solve the problem you have with the software I had nothing to do with making. Hope you find a solution.

  8. Tania Cahill says:

    Hi Bob, thanks for the tips… I’m sure before the new interface came in that you could change it on the actual map as well. Haven’t been able to find how to do that since it changed… the joys of technology!
    I went for a walk around the boundary fences today and for some stupid reason I stopped the watch and it looks like I’ve cut across the paddock! It’s no big deal in the great scheme of things. Just simply annoying! LOL

  9. Worked like a charm! Thanks!

  10. Jennie says:

    I have the opposite problem – I didn’t hit Start on my Garmin in time. I want to edit my run to pull the starting position back to where it actually was. Does anyone know how I can do this? I exported my run from Garmin and imported it into Strava – that allows me to crop it, but not extend it. It’s not a biggie, but if I could I’d like to correct it.

  11. Peter Zanker says:

    Garmin could benefit from using the same way Runkeeper can edit maps. My Garmin today got a rougue gps signal and added about 2km to my run. In Runkeeper that map can be edited easily. Hope someone from Garmin reads this. Thanks for the editing advice anyway Bob. It was very useful and easy to follow.

  12. John Howitt says:

    Thanks so much. This has frustrated me for a long time.

  13. JD says:

    Garmin must have changed something. I don’t get the screen you show when I click on the edit button. The only thing you can change is the title. Any suggestions? this is as of 4/25/2017

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