Garmin Data Types and Descriptions

Understand your downloaded data collected through Garmin Connect and Labfront Companion.

We've created a documentation table to help you better understand the variables of each physiological data type collected through Garmin Connect and Labfront Companion. 


For confidentiality reasons, you will need to enter the email associated with your Labfront account to view the table. If you don't have a Labfront account yet, sign up here.  Then enter your account email below 👇


Using the Data Documentation Table

The default view of the table is grouped by Data Sources and Data Types.  

Data Sources

1. Garmin Device Data collected from Labfront Companion: garmin_device

2. Garmin Connect: garmin_connect

Data Types

The table provides the variables of each data type, as well as descriptions of each variable and any additional notes and links that could be useful to you. You can select any cell and click expand (or press your SPACE bar) to expand a variable and view all of its information.

You can also search for a specific variable by clicking on the 🔍 .

Additional Information About Your Downloaded Data

For a better understanding of your downloaded data, we suggest reading the following articles:


Data FAQs

Do you offer any services to help analyze the data? 
We do! Our team of experts has over 20+ years of experience in digital biomarkers and research analytics. You can outsource your analytics to us and save up to several months of work. Learn more about Labfront Analytics here

Why can't I see my participants' data?

One of the most common reasons for this issue is that your participants are not yet connected to your project. Data is only available for Live projects and with invited participants who have signed in through the Labfront Companion app and are contributing data by completing tasks, questionnaires, or providing physiological data from their wearable. 

To ensure that participants have successfully signed in to your project, please check the Participants section on the Dashboard and make sure that you have at least 1 participant signed in.  For each participant, you can also check that the Invite Code is Used and the Status is Joined.  For more information, we recommend reading our article on adding participants
I can't download a ZIP file from my work computer. What should I do?
In this case, we recommend you ask your IT department how to allow ZIP file extraction on your work computer. Alternatively, you can also download on another computer or device that allows for ZIP downloads as we can only provide ZIP files for data downloads.
My participants just synced their data and it appeared on the Adherence dashboard but is not in my downloaded data files. Why is that?
The ZIP files are currently uploaded around every 6 hours, not in real-time. 
Can I filter my data download by a specific time period or group of participants?
While it will be available in later versions of Labfront, there is no way to filter the data collection process by the time period in this current Labfront version. 
Can I see a sample of the downloadable data format? 
You sure can! Take a look at a sample of our data here