Best fitness watch/app ever!!! 5/5
Problem with editing activity info 3/5
I love this app and would normally give it 5 stars but recently I encountered an issue. My activities update just fine from my watch but when I edit the notes and add pictures for it, it says there is a connection error. Just to see if it was my internet’s problem, I edited the same activity on strava and with the same notes and pictures and it worked flawlessly. This led me to believe it’s the Garmin Connect app that has the connectivity error.
Can I fix this on my end or do you as the producers need to fix this?
Buggy and UI is not perfect 2/5
By Vagif Zeynalov
Active and resting energy are not syncing with Apple health correctly. Please fix it. Otherwise I have no other choice than to switch to Apple Watch. Unless it is your real goal?
Asleep data is completely wrong
Will not allow manual editing of old activities!!! 1/5
Bugs galore on this version. What's new?
Split screen fixed, now full screen broken 1/5
Really like the app and Garmin as a company. The split screen mode has been non-functional for months on the Vivofit - we’ll that’s been fixed not the full screen mode doesn’t work. Come on Garmin, test this stuff, please. Garmin response essentially said oh well, nothing we can do. Unacceptable. Went from 4 stars to one.
Pro’s outweigh the Con’s 4/5
By Jeff Egger
Overall this is a great app. I love syncing with my watch and be able to track my other friends activities and do challenges with them. Every now and then the syncing is delayed or never updates but Garmin seems to send a bug fix.
More recently, my app is not allowing me to go in and edit my activity. Right now I’m riding on a trainer and it gives me “network connection error” any time I tried to put in distances, etc. any help with this would be great!
Worst update yet 2/5
Latest update is terrible. Error daily when trying to edit and save activities.
Edit activities 2/5
After updating to the latest build. I can’t edit my activities and my wife can’t track her sleep
error network connection 1/5
I am trying changing the workout name and it keeps saying error connection and wont save the changes
Need to fix 2/5
Update 2-18-18: On Friday I was having issues syncing my sleep with the connect app. This is after the most recent update. It has caught when I go to bed and awake up, I wear my watch all the time but it doesn’t recognize my movements for some reason. I finally got my notifications back. Thank you
My yesterday steps say 963 but when I click on it it says 6000 something. And I transmit it to Jiff and it only transmits the 963. Please fix!!!
Still something missin 4/5
Good app, but still won’t capture my heartstrings when I manual add an activity if I forgot to start it on my watch with HR. The app should be able to calculate your average and max heart rates based on the block of time you enter manually. Next update?
Almost great 3/5
I have a Vivoactive 3, and Edge520. The Garmin Connect app itself works fine, but there are some buggy, broken, and straight up missing features that let the overall ecosystem down.
tldr; sleep tracking, logging, data management broken or non-existent. Garmin-to-Garmin HR broadcast broken.
Sleep tracking is barely functioning at best. Aggregate sleep quality and other metrics (say, for tracking fatigue while fitness training) are completely useless. Between the app and the watch, Garmin doesn’t pick up that I had a bad night of sleep and was up for a couple hours before eventually falling back asleep. Rather than representing my exhausted state from a 5ish hour broken sleep, Garmin thinks I had a full 8+ hours.
Further there’s no way to manage or manually add sleeps. Yea, I can hack a sleep or wake time on an existing record, but that’s only part of a solution. Went back to sleep later and want to put that in manually? Nope. Took some naps? Nope. No way to capture any of that. At this point I’d say if sleep tracking is important, stay away from Garmin (I’m coming from over four years of using Fitbit products, their sleep tracking is pretty dialed).
How about heart rate during activities? This is why I bought the VA3. I want to have the VA3 broadcast its HR to the Garmin Edge520 bike computer which is wired into the bike’s other sensors. It works for about two minutes and then it doesn’t. On a 30 minute ride I had to shut down and re-set-up HR broadcast five times, with a best-run stretch of maybe about 10 minutes where it was actually working. HR broadcast is a failed and broken feature. If the convenience of using an all-day wearable multi-use watch-like device to also send HR data to your bike computer on rides is important to you, stay away from the VA3. Broken, and dangerously so because it’s no fun to have to keep stopping to reset your watch.
Otherwise the Garmin app and VA3 hardware experience is quite nice... (Except for the weather widget which almost always says “Weather data not available” unless you’ve already looked at it on your phone.)
Fenix 5 WiFi 4/5
This app has an enormous amount of data metrics. I need to rad up on the features. But so far it gives me a lot of interesting information.
I will return when I’ve become more familiar with apps offerings
App doesn’t work anymore 2/5
By Jason Blackmon
It used to update and let me modify treadmill runs for a more accurate experience. It hasn’t worked for about 3 weeks.
Limited with 3rd party apps. Please let us sync with Strava whenever we want, not automatically.
Need Other Activities 3/5
App Only really works when you walk and maybe run. Cycling only shows time and maybe heart rate intensity. It doesn’t add your time on your bike into your total time of activity. The only thing counted into total time of activity is walking (steps) and maybe running/jogging. Nothing else is accounted for. This is not a Total Activity Watch like some of the others. You can choose all the activities in the world but none of them are included in your daily activity tracker. Only Walking/Running/Jogging...App needs some work...
Something is broken 1/5
My Forerunner 235 won’t sync to the correct time and date. User manual says it should automatically update time/date via satellite, but it just stopped doing that and the it’s now stuck 36 hours behind. Manual also says to sync with the app and Garmin Express app to download satellite data, but nothing is happening. It doesn’t make sense that I can’t manually set the time and date through either the app or my watch.
Intermittently Buggy 2/5
For a while the app will work great, but then there will be some issues either with the syncing. Lately my biggest issue is the app hasn't been tracking sleep. Isn't a huge deal as I would go in and manually edit, but as of 3 days ago that function does not seem to work either.
Needs more work 2/5
The latest update has broken the updates and notifications tab. It just crashes the app now. Using vivosport and iPhone X.
Almost perfect 4/5
I love the app. Love that it syncs with Strata, Apple Health, etc. My only complaint is that it sometimes has difficulty syncing my Vivoactive HR. It doesn't always see the device and requires me remove and re-add.
Recent update with bugs 3/5
Namely, that every time you try to update the title of an activity from the app, it says it can’t rename due to server connection error. And half the time it crashes after getting that error.
Update broken! 2/5
I used to love this app, but it's been flaky lately. Since I update on 2/8/18, I can no longer save notes to runs. It's fairly useless to me as a tracker if I can't associate stats with how I felt, etc. Having to login via a browser to add notes is just plain a waste of time and effort.
Need PC to Make Changes 1/5
By App View
The app is virtually worthless. It won't let me save changes to workout timers, if the changes are made using the iOS app. I have to make the changes via my PC to save them. Ugh
Do Not Update 1/5
The latest update has removed all of the important categories from my Vivosport (e.g. steps, stress, etc.) and all of the important categories from my Garmin Index smart scale (e.g. water weight, fat, etc.). Both devices are essentially useless and have been for over a week.
Crashes consistently on alerts/notifications 2/5
Every time I select the option to configure "alerts and notifications," the app crashes. This should be an easy bug to fix and is very frustrating.
Good product but fix the connectivity problem 3/5
By woke up every day
I use iOS and the new version has lots of issues connecting to my phone it’s a hit or a miss. Please fix it
Challenges not updating with mileage 4/5
I love my Garmin Vivoactive HR. Since Feb 8, 2018 App update - my mileage is not updating. Makes me look like a slacker! Fix this! Already powered off and re/sync and re/paired....watch is recording activities, just not updating challenges or connections. Otherwise would rate with 5 stars.
Can't edit activity 3/5
After upoading the activity I can't edit it, every time I have tried it appears “Unable to edit activity. Try again”
Was a 5-Star app... 2/5
Until last “up”date. Now I’m unable to edit anything on the app. Moreover, though I’ve not touched the water, Garmin somehow is interpreting my cardio workout as swimming??!! Please fix this!
Broken after last update 1/5
Generally this is a good app. But since the last update about a week ago, I can’t edit any activity. If I try, I get a network error indicating that it can’t be edited. I can’t even edit the title of a workout. iPhone 6, Garmin Fenix 3 HR. This needs to be fixed.
I can’t get past trying to sign in with my Facebook account. Just load screen n load screen n load screen. If u can’tdo that how are u going to do anything else accurately? Do the ppl who make these things not even use them? Or do they just not care.
Update won’t let users edit data 1/5
Can’t change/edit any info fields.
App od getting worse with every update 2/5
App just stop showing heart rate and sleep. Clicking steps kill the app, sync works weird.
App is getting worse
Last update stunk 4/5
Not sure what happened but since the last update I’m unable to edit workouts on the app. I can’t even change the name without it reading network error.
I have an Apple iPhone and this app works about half the time. It does not sync well to Apple Health. Most days I have to manually sync it however, that takes well over 5 minutes to complete. Otherwise, it will sync automatically, as it should. Also, there are a lot of options and stuff in the app I never use and they don’t really seem practical anyway. I gave it 3 stars instead of 2 because I like the concept and the goal behind the app and what it aims to provide the user.
Last update has a big bug 3/5
Unable to update. Why can’t I edit any of my activities anymore?
Latest version broken on iPhone SE 1/5
With the latest version data will sync between watch and App but cannot make edits on app. Always getting network connection error.
If I make update on Garmin Connect via browser, all changes are immediately available in the App.
Latest Update Error 1/5
Latest update no longer allows me to edit the activity titled ‘Other’. I am using the VivoActive HR. I log my planks and stretching as an “Other” category because there is not a standard “Mobility” or “Stretching” exercise. Prior to 188.8.131.52 when I was finished with planks I would rename the Other category with “Planks”. And change the default Cardio to Yoga then press save. Now I cannot do that.
I wish you guys would have more mobility/stretching as an exercise. I would be happy to change the review with a response.
Connection issues 1/5
By Upset Steve
App was working great and then after new release I can’t even get my watch connected to my phone. Came back from a run after the last update and it would not connect. Have tried resetting the watch, deleting connections, ect. Cannot seem to find a solution. Very frustrating for a product that was working pretty okay and haven’t had issues before
Won’t let me update the name of my runs anymore.
Constant problems with iOS. 2/5
By Kevin in FL
Continuous connectivity errors on iPhone or iPad. Works fine on Android.
Since update can’t edit activity 3/5
By CCF CoM
I’ve been in love with the app but ever since the latest upgrade I haven’t been able to edit my workout activity through the app. I can do it through the website, but let’s face it, it is more convenient to use the app.
Won’t let you edit! 1/5
I not at all happy with this app since the last update 🤬 The only thing I can add to my workouts are the types of shoes I wear! This use to be a good app like if they’d fix the bugs in the app that be great.?!
12 Feb 18
Let me know when you fix it so I can use it.?! Until then, I’m going back to another device that works.
Great.... but.... 3/5
Have used for months and quite pleased with the product except the last couple of months get a “Network Connection Error” when trying to edit a log from phone app. Updates and reinstalling has no effect. Blogs indicate this is recurring problem that gets little attention.
Bad recent update 1/5
After the most recent update you can no longer edit activity details. I get an error message every time I try saying the service is unavailable. It lets me edit trough the website though. Other than that I do love the app and the layout.
When I go to edit my activity to give it a name for what I have done I hit save and then get try again later network convection error. I have tried everything that has been recommended and nothing is working. Please see if this is a glitch. It just started doing this with the latest update. Help!
Last update won’t allow editing activity 2/5
Needs another bug update
Sleep tracking is broken, resting heart rate is broken 1/5
Sleep tracking is completely worthless in this app now. It refuses to provide any useful data unless their horribly buggy algorithm thinks the user was sleeping at the time. There is no way to manually fix the data when the app gets it wrong.
Resting heart rate is also totally broken. It drifts upward throughout the day and then goes back down at night and the historical data constantly changes for no reason.
Hopefully Apple adds native sleep tracking to the Apple Watch and we can let garmin shut down their smart watch division and go back to products they know how to make.
This app needs a lot of work 2/5
It’s cumbersome to get around to all the different things, there are not as many setting options for Apple users as android, which actually I blame on Apple and their close mindedness. I constantly get network connection error when I try to enter activities. I’ve tried logging out and signing back in no luck. I’ve shut my phone down etc. very annoying. So I have a bunch of stuff labeled other and I can’t put in what it is I’m doing. Just needs streamlining all around I think.