How can I automatically sync my data from Polar Flow to TrainingPeaks?

​You can now automatically sync your training sessions from the Polar Flow web service to TrainingPeaks. All you need to do is connect your Polar Flow account to the TrainingPeaks service and you’ll see your training sessions in TrainingPeaks as well!

After you’ve joined your Polar Flow and TrainingPeaks accounts your training sessions will also be synced to TrainingPeaks when you sync them to Polar Flow. The sync can be done either with Polar FlowSync, via Polar Flow app or from Polar Beat if you’ve trained with the Polar Beat app.

The training sessions you already have in Polar Flow can be transferred with Polar Flow’s Export function.

Connecting Polar Flow and TrainingPeaks accounts

To connect your Polar Flow account to TrainingPeaks:
  1. First make sure you have a Polar Flow account and a TrainingPeaks account.
  2. Sign into Polar Flow.
  3. Click your name in the top right corner and choose Settings.
  4. Click the Connect button right beside TrainingPeaks.

    Flow web account settings view
  5. Allow access: TrainingPeaks window opens. Click Connect.

    Allow access
  6. Log into TrainingPeaks.

    Login Trainingpeaks
  7. The authorization page opens. Click Allow.

    Request for permission
  8. The browser returns to Polar Flow and Account connected! appears.

Privacy of your training sessions in TrainingPeaks

All your training sessions will be synced to TrainingPeaks as Private. If you want to share your training sessions in TrainingPeaks, change the privacy of each session in TrainingPeaks to Public.​

Disconnecting Polar Flow and TrainingPeaks accounts

If you want to disconnect Polar Flow and TrainingPeaks, just click the Disconnect button in the Polar Flow settings. After disconnecting, your training sessions aren’t synced to TrainingPeaks. Disconnecting also deactivates the data sync to TrainingPeaks from Polar Flow app.

What kind of training sessions can be synced to TrainingPeaks?

You can sync training sessions that have been done with a Polar training device or with the Polar Beat app. To be able to sync a training session to TrainingPeaks, it has to contain sample data (needed to draw curves) from one of the following: GPS, heart rate, altitude, cadence or power.

Training sessions you can’t sync to TrainingPeaks:
  • manually added training sessions
  • training sessions that don’t include any sample data
  • training sessions that have been synced with Polar group solutions or from third party applications or services, for example, Polar Club or MyFitnessPal
  • training sessions that have been transferred to Polar Flow from or from Polar ProTrainer 5
  • training sessions that have been synced to Polar Flow before connecting Polar Flow to TrainingPeaks. These training sessions can be transferred to TrainingPeaks with Polar Flow’s export function.

How are the training sessions shown in TrainingPeaks?

Automatic upload to TrainingPeaks supports the following sports: Swim, Bike, Run, X-train, Mtb, Strength, Xc-ski, Rowing, Walk and Other. Polar Flow sports are automatically changed to sports available in TrainingPeaks. You can also change the sport manually in TrainingPeaks.

There may be some differences in the data shown in TrainingPeaks because of the differences in the calculation methods between Polar Flow and TrainingPeaks.

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