How to use Garmin Jet Lag Adviser

Whether or not you are a frequent flyer for enterprise otherwise you get pleasure from planning race occasions in several time zones, Garmin’s Jet Lag Adviser is a must have device.

Debuting by way of the Garmin Marq (Gen 2) vary, the characteristic tailors recommendation that will help you acclimate earlier than your journey, throughout your keep and even after you come.

We have not had the possibility to check the characteristic out and tune our coaching round a long-haul journey simply but – keep tuned for our first-hand expertise of that – however, beneath, we have been in a position to mock up a visit and present you precisely how Jet Lag Adviser works.

Beneath, discover particulars on which watches can entry the characteristic, the place yow will discover Jet Lag Adviser in Garmin Join, and the form of recommendation you may count on to see on the wrist. 

Garmin watches that help Jet Lag Adviser

Proper now, Jet Lag Adviser is unique to the Garmin Marq (Gen 2) vary. 

Nonetheless, for those who’re the proprietor of one in every of Garmin’s extra premium sports activities watches – or one in every of its newer smartwatches – it seems seemingly the characteristic will land sooner or later in 2023 as a software program replace. 

The corporate informed Wareable throughout the Marq (Gen 2) launch occasion in October that the characteristic could be coming to Fenix, Epix, Forerunner and Venu gadgets, however did not specify which fashions or a timeframe for after we may count on the rollout.

As ever, we’ll replace this part when this modifications.

Methods to get began with Jet Lag Adviser 

Earlier than you can begin receiving recommendation relating to your journey, you will want so as to add your journey particulars in Garmin Join after which sync them over to your watch. 

To search out the Jet Lag Adviser part, hit the three-line menu within the top-left nook, faucet ‘Coaching & Planning’ after which ‘Jet Lag Adviser’. You may then be prompted so as to add journey particulars, together with your departure date and placement, in addition to your vacation spot and arrival time. Then, you will repeat the identical course of for the return leg. 

Journey particulars are robotically deleted as soon as you’ve got returned to your native time zone. 

Utilizing Jet Lag Adviser in your watch

Previous to your journey, the Garmin Jet Lag Adviser widget seems as within the picture above – and is actually simply an extension of what you already know. Nonetheless, issues kick into gear 1-2 days earlier than your departure date. 

You may start getting recommendation on the next: caffeine consumption, vitamin, exercise, sleep, napping, gentle publicity and avoidance, and melatonin (which is definitely turned off by default). 

As soon as your journey begins, Garmin informed us the widget and power will rework into extra of a timeline. You may obtain each time-sensitive and normal suggestions primarily based on the components of your journey, in addition to an indicator of your physique’s ‘feels-like’ time. You’ll be able to really additionally flip off recommendation for every particular person part, as effectively, for those who really feel such as you’ve received it beneath the management, which is neat.

In its present kind, the performance is comparatively fundamental and targeted largely in your journey particulars. 

Nonetheless, after we spoke to Firstbeat – the now-Garmin-owned workforce behind metrics like HRV Standing and Coaching Impact – in regards to the characteristic again in October, it was hinted that Jet Lag Adviser would ultimately have in mind and work alongside different metrics, similar to Coaching Readiness.

We’re anticipating this prolonged performance to reach when the characteristic is rolled out to extra Garmin gadgets later this yr, however it’s additionally attainable it does not arrive in any respect, after all.

Conor Allison


Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially protecting all the newest developments in smartwatches, health trackers, and VR. He made a reputation for himself writing about attempting out translation earbuds on a primary date and biking with a wearable airbag, in addition to protecting the business’s newest releases.

Following a stint as Opinions Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Giant. Conor has grow to be a wearables skilled, and helps folks get extra from their wearable tech, by way of Wareable’s appreciable how-to-based guides. 

He has additionally contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Unbiased, and The Mirror. 


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