Worthless app 1/5
Pairs with my forerunner 235, then drops signal. Have tried all the solutions on the website without any type of luck whatsoever. Delete and reload the app, still it cannot find the watch which is sitting inches away from the phone and app.
When it works it’s a delightful device, though the technical problems make this a total pain to deal with
Need to Improve Alarm Setting Functionality! 4/5
Love the new look and feel of the app, but you didn’t fix the biggest app flaw!
Please make it easier to set my daily alarm! The alarm set functionality is buried in the application (unlike FitBit where you can do it from the app’s home screen) and there is not way to set an alarm on the VivoSmart directly (like a MSFT Band 2). Help!!!
Connect and Vitality 1/5
Would be nice that when you do an update, it wouldn’t crash other parts. Update caused my Vitality to unlink and now Connect says cannot give permissions to it. Guess Vitality should quit recommending Garmin as fitness device. Love my Garmin, but will replace if cannot link.
Does what it says on the tin (eventually) 3/5
The app has continually done what it claimed to do, albeit with a few bugs, but those bugs are both quickly sorted out and quickly created. As long as Garmin keeps this app updated, it's absolutely fine.
A tad buggy 4/5
After using the app for almost a year, I feel comfortable saying that it (mostly) functions as advertised. The Intensity Minutes function does not always record effort, and I can’t find any explanation for this quirky behavior. In addition, beware that the ‘steps’ algorithm can be beat simply by moving your arm. All tolled, the app provides good feedback on fitness, and it has helped me focus on simple goals to maintain good fitness and overall good health.
The gaps in continuity of the ecosystem 1/5
Why lock out people with vivoactive hr and other devices from stress analysis app etcetera when other expert even casual devices can do it that’s just a rip of to loyal consumers.Improve and make the device apps more universal. Also losing functionality like pacing when I moved from forunner 25 to vivoactive hr seems like another cheap shot the feature can’t take up much storage.
Very disappointed!! 1/5
The data collection device (the watch) works great but the software supporting it does not work, numerous syncing issues (iPhone and Mac)!!!
How do you get to the stress tracker? Been using the app for almost a month now and I love it. Tracks everything and easy to use
Easily 5 Stars 5/5
It is great to be able to track all of your workouts, both indoors and outdoors. Great product!
Good experiences 5/5
Good stuff for exercise and health improvement through helpful functions, such as heart rate and performance.
network connection fixed thxs 4/5
good update thanks
Does everything but download from Garmin iq 2/5
I like the app, but I wish I could download faces and apps from he Garmin iq. It seems Garmin iq site cannot download from their own mobile app. I have read I should be able to download apps from my pc, but that defeats the purpose of a mobile app.
Fixed Editing Bug 4/5
Bluetooth connectivity to the app is awful in IOS 11 1/5
By Mark the film guy
Still a problem as of February 20, 2018. The Garmin App repeatedly has had problems connecting to my iPhone. Problem was fixed in IOS 10 but is back with a vengeance with IOS 11. Device pairs with phone, but app doesn’t see/recognize the connection. I have all the latest updates. Making me regret purchasing a Garmin product.
F minus 1/5
The watch an app worked well until I started doing updates a month ago. When I try to connect I receive an error message that my Bluetooth is off even though it is on and showing connected. I would return the watch and by something else if I could. F-
Sync issues 1/5
Fenix 5 does not sync after update
Pro’s outweigh the Con’s 5/5
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!
*Update* - in less than 24 hours of originally posting this review, an APP update came out and totally fixed the issue I was having. Great response time!!!
Add workouts 5/5
Is it possible to add a boxing and rope jumping exercise workouts?
Back in business 5/5
The newly released update has fixed the notifications issue and the stars have been updated.
The latest update has broken the updates and notifications tab. It just crashes the app now. Using vivosport and iPhone X.
latest update is buggy 2/5
I’m no longer able to change the name of a recent activity from the app — I have to go to the website to do it. The app gives me a “Network Connection Error” every time I try. However I can still make other changes from the app such as add/remove gear. If I can’t do the most basic things from the app, what’s the point of using the app?
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 now the full screen mode does NOT 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.
Limited with 3rd party apps. Please let us sync with Strava whenever we want, not automatically, so we can edit distance before Strava publishes it.
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?
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
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.
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.
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