Loading TrainAsONE workouts onto a Garmin watch

Most Garmin watches can guide you through the individual workout steps by running pace or heart rate.

The Garmin Forerunner 645, 735XT, 935 or fēnix 5 can also use the Garmin TrainAsONE app to automatically load your next workout directly onto your watch, but for other watches see below.

All you need:

  • One of the below Garmin watches with its USB charging cable
  • A computer with a USB connection and a web browser

FIT capable watches – use the details below

  • Forerunner 220, 225, 230, 235, 620, 630, 645, 735XT 920, or 935
  • Fēnix 3 or 5
  • Quatix 3
  • Tactix Bravo
  • Vivoactive 3

Older TCX watches need different instructions

  • Forerunner 205, 301, 305, 310XT, 405, 410, 610 & 910XT
  • Fēnix 1

Downloading the workout and copying to your watch

The process is the same but the details differ slightly between computers. Note that Garmin does not support uploading workouts to Garmin Connect, only completed activities.

Downloading on Windows

  • Connect your watch to your computer via the USB cable
  • Open a web browser on the computer and login to your TrainAsONE dashboard
  • Select “Actions” then “Garmin watch download” then “FIT” to save the workout to your Downloads folder
  • Open File Explorer (Press and “E”)
  • Select “Downloads” from the list at the top left, you should see a workout file named after your next workout – eg “W67 Economy”
  • On the left side of the window you should see a list that includes a device called “Garmin”
  • Click on the workout file and while holding the button drag it over the “Garmin” device
  • The right part of the window should update and show you the Garmin device, drag the file over the “GARMIN” then “WORKOUTS” folders and release the button

Downloading on MacOS

  • Connect your watch to your computer via the USB cable
  • Open a web browser on the computer and login to your TrainAsONE dashboard
  • Select “Act on this run” then “Garmin watch download” then “FIT”
  • Open a Finder window from the dock
  • Select “Downloads” from the list on the left, you should see a workout file named after your next workout – eg “W67 Economy”
  • Click on the workout file and while holding the button drag it over the “Garmin” device on the left
  • The right part of the window should update and show you the Garmin device, drag the file over the “GARMIN” then “WORKOUTS” folders and release the button

Downloading on Linux/other

You will need a copy of kernel source and a USB debugger – no, not this time, just a Web browser and a USB port

  • Connect your watch to your computer via the USB cable
  • Open a web browser on the computer and login to your TrainAsONE dashboard
  • Select “Act on this run” then “Garmin watch download” then “FIT”
  • Open a file manager window, and copy the workout file named after your next workout – eg “W67 Economy” to the GARMIN/WORKOUTS folder on your Garmin device

Selecting the workout on your watch to run

  • Press the button on your watch, then for menu
  • Select the “Training” option, then “My Workouts”, then until you see the workout name, then to select and run
  • Note: Garmin watches will only show a limited number of workouts. You may need to occasionally delete old workouts from the GARMIN/WORKOUTS directory (you can just delete all files from there)

If you have any questions, hit a snag, or have feedback on these instructions please just drop us an email to [email protected] or ask us a question from the TrainAsONE web app.