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December 22, 2022

This year we introduced the Carbohydrate Burn / Intake Balancer app for Garmin. With this app you can track your carbohydrate burn and nutrition intake in real time on the bike. We are now bringing an often requested update to this app: you can use your own food instead of the generic preprogrammed nutrition products. We’ll explain everything about this feature in this blog.

Using your own food on the Carbohydrate Burn / Intake Balancer

Previously the data field had a number of preprogrammed nutrition and drink products, like ‘Energy bar’ and ‘Isotonic sports drink’. With these products you could track your nutrition intake during your ride. We got a lot of positive feedback on the app, but we also often heard that users wanted to track their nutrition intake more precisely. Each sports nutrition product is a bit different, so having your own food in the app was seen as a large benefit.

This is now possible. In the mobile EatMyRide app you can select which products you want to use on the Garmin data field. After syncing your Garmin device the products in the data field are updated and you are ready to go.

How can I get my own nutrition and drink products on the Carbohydrate Burn / Intake Balancer?

First, make sure you have the data field installed on your Garmin and are logged in with your EatMyRide account on the data field.

In the mobile EatMyRide app go to Profile > Settings > Garmin Carbohydrate Balancer. On this screen you will see the products that are shown on you Garmin by default.

You can add products to this list by searching for products and tapping the + button. Also you can delete products from the list. If you want to use your own products, you’d best remove the default products.

You can use up to 10 different products at the same time on your Garmin. In the mobile app it will be indicated which products will and which won’t be shown on your Garmin.

By rearranging the products you can define which product you want to show on top on your Garmin. By putting the products you use the most often on top, you can make usage of the Balancer more convenient.

You can change in which order the products will appear on your Garmin by dragging and dropping the items in the order you want

Finally, click Save to save your products. When your Garmin device is connected to your phone via Bluetooth, it will check once per five minutes whether the list with products is updated – this is because a data field on Garmin can only communicate to the connected mobile phone once per five minutes. Therefore you may have to wait a few minutes. Once it receives the updated list with products, these products will be shown on the Garmin.



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