As part of a software update earlier this year, Garmin introduced an activity trimming feature in Garmin Connect. Here’s how to use it.
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The feature is extremely useful. It allows you to edit the start or end time of your recorded activity or the distance. Let’s say you thought you stopped your you run but didn’t. Now you can edit away the bit of activity that is necessary with just a few clicks. Or perhaps you hit stop too soon.
Previously, you needed to export the activity from Garmin Connect and edit it via third party software. Then you needed to delete the activity from Garmin Connect and re-upload it.
Thankfully, this process is much simpler now thanks to the software update. All you need to do is to go to the activity in question, click on the overflow menu and select Edit Activity. Then choose the Trim Activity option. On this screen you will find options to Trim Start and End times or distance.
If you find you’ve made a mistake, no worries. Simply go through these steps to reopen Edit Activity. You will see a label that says Restore Original.
While the functionality is undoubtedly extremely useful, it’s worth noting that not all workout stats will change after a trim is performed. Data that will not change includes a few of the Firstbeat metrics such as Training Effect, Training Status, Training Load, VO2 Max and Heat and Altitude Acclimation, as well as calories consumed, fluid consumed and Garmin Coach assessments.
Currently many but not all activities support trimming. Those that don’t include multipart, cardio, indoor rowing, pilates, strength training, yoga and swimming. Also, activities that are manually uploaded from GPX or TCX files do not support this feature, nor do activities updated with 3rd party sites such as Strava or MyFitnessPal.
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