4.7 update has a lot of bugs 1/5
Sometimes the app with not show heart information on “my day” tab. Additionally some work outs won’t show up and instead there is a black space. Some times it will shuffle the cards shown in my day in a random order. Please fix soon. Before 4.7 this app was a 5 Star no questions asked.
Where is the heart rate in the Day Screen? 3/5
Friends , the heart rate is not shown at the DAY screen, please add it again , thanks in advance
I love this app 5/5
I love this app and all of its features. It makes it very easy to track my progress and it motivates me to do better.
Activity calories not working properly 1/5
Something has changed in the past week or so that my activity calories aren’t calculating the same way. Numbers are way down. Please provide fix. Please
Cant edit my day page 3/5
Canot edit my day page and add heart rate or steps and other measures. Otherwise its good
By LRB eye doctor
What happened to the date?? I wear this mainly as a watch so it needs time and date. Please get this back! Thanks.
Disappearing date 1/5
It doesn’t have all the settings on it and suddenly my date has disappeared on my watch
Needs design improvements 3/5
Everything about this app says we don’t have any designers. From the outdated icon to the ridiculously deep confusing navigation it feels like something made 10 years ago. Please hire some designers to fix your stuff. But I love the vivosmart watch.
Doesn’t always connect to device 1/5
The app serves its purpose when it works, but it occasionally will not connect to my fenix 3 HR. I try everything to connect (rebooting both phone & device, pair, sync) and it won’t work. I’ve removed the app & reinstalled and it still will not connect. This shouldn’t be a problem for a tech company such as Garmin. Extremely disappointing
Get your act together! 1/5
I love my Vivoactive 3, but this app is making it practically unusable. Watch faces, widgets and data fields magically UNINSTALL and then when you reinstall them, the watch face SETTINGS ARE UNCHANGEABLE. Get your act together! Nobody cares if you make 95 different watches if the ONE APP you have makes them all UNUSABLE. Just stupid.
All great except connecting to blue tooth 4/5
I enjoy all the aspects of the watch and app. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is connectivity to the watch. I’ve had to reconnect several times. It seems to be very sensitive. Otherwise it does everything I wanted it to.
Device won’t connect time after time 1/5
Every time you go to reconnect your device (after having Bluetooth off, being out of range, etc) you have to reset your phone for the app to show the device is connected. Your device will still get smart notifications, but won’t appear in the app until the phone is restarted. VERY frustrating.
settings don’t keep 1/5
I have to change my settings every other day because they revert back.
Loved it until this new update 2/5
The new update has started to make my watch clear itself rather than upload onto my phone, I wear it daily and it syncs all the time yet when I go to look back at my history there is absolutely no information or stats. I’m a little disappointed as we have been kicking butt each day with workouts and heart rate.
Good App, Odd Organization 4/5
I like it and it gives you a TON of stats. Data is all over the place and organization is a little wild. I can find what I’m looking for, just a few menus deep usually.
Takes some time to make sense 4/5
It’s a great app, but it does take some time to learn where and what the heck is going on with all the data.
Godspeed +++ 5/5
I do not always have to “beat yesterday” unless it is regarding spiritual health... The Garmin Connect App along with Vivoactive 3 Watch has been great to track and analyze physical health...
I think it will help with mental health as well, but one must be wary about “too much information “ as a possibility. I am prone to being a bit anxious, so perseverating over data may not be a healthful choice.
Emotionally it is nice to share fitness and health with other folks. I found the relax and breathe function on the watch kinda neat, and I like viewing all these data on the app.
Well done Garmin! As a user, who has had multiple Garmin GPS watches and struggled through the first computer based software, GARMIN CONNECT as wonderful and I appreciate your service! +Godspeed, Andrew from Marquette, MI
Kills the battery 1/5
By Mother Mucca
This would be a five star app if it didn’t use all of my battery by noon every day.
Love our Garmin 735xt 5/5
Love all garmin devices
Simple to use and all relevant information captured 5/5
Garmin Connect is a great platform and it’s ease of use is second to none.
BMI IS TRASH 5/5
BMI shouldnt be recorded on app. Fat Caliper measurements should take its place. BMI is inaccurate it takes a chart and based of weight and height it tells you an inaccurate rating. BMI ratings dont distinguish between fat and muscle. Muscle is always denser therefore weighing more. For exmaple: i am 5’7” 210. I squat and dead lift over 450lb, bench over 275 and i run 3 miles at 24 minutes. I have a 33 inch waist, 44 inch chest, 26inch quads and this app says my bmi is 32.2... yeah okay..and people who weigh 120 are ripped, dont forget Kurt Cobain and big foot are living in the Himalayas.
Bad for Training. Great for Weight Loss. 1/5
If you’re trying to get healthier in a generic way, this is a great app. However, if you’re trying to train for an event (which is what drives a lot of us to buy GPS watches), it’s terrible. The default interface shows generic information about your day, none of which is really relevant if you’re training for an event except maybe sleep. The calender tab, performance stats, and health stats sections are the only functions usable to track long-term performance changes. The calender tab has tiny displays, and just shows the length of the workout (time/mileage), steps, sleep, and heart rate throughout the day. Performance stats just shows a history of the “training benefit” of from each workout. Health stats just tracks sleep, calories and weight. Again, mostly irrelevant if you’re already in good shape and are training for a specific event or are trying to track improvement in a particular discipline. Garmin makes great products, but this app, in my opinion, totally negates much of the edge that Garmin has because the data is so poorly organized. There are no mileage graphs, pace averages, aerobic/anaerobic threshhold graphs, recovery estimators, etc. If you want to train instead of just work out, Polar has the better website/app in my opinion.
Need long-term analytics 4/5
All the new data is great, but having used Garmin products for upwards of four years, I’d like to be able to leverage long-term data better. I want to compare my results to a year ago, or three years ago. This month’s sleep to last month’s, or last year’s. Garmin has all this data, please make it available to us!
Best app! 5/5
By Everynickname is taken123123
Best app hands down! Good job Garmin! I left Suunto and bought a fenix 5s and have zero regrets!
I love it but it’s too much 2/5
This is good but I get too many notification on my band. It is unclear how to changes the notifications. I want alerts but I can live without getting notified about my email theu my band
Can’t get it right 2/5
Every time Garmin updates, some features quit working. Not sure they test regularly.
Random connection lost 2/5
Every now and then my device loses connection with the app and I have to delete and reinstall. Fix the stability issues.
Never connects to Forerunner 1/5
Owned 3 generations of Garmin watches, which have all been great, but in the 5+ years of using it the app went from awful to the worst app I’ve ever used. It never connects to my watch, I’m constantly having to delete and re-pair it, and even then it fails. Do not buy Garmin watches until their software works.
Very useful and easy to use 5/5
I have tried several activity trackers with various levels of success but never really felt they were being utilized effectively. I got a Garmin 735xt and combined with Garmin Connect I can see how the data is actually useful in helping realize my strengths. Though the real usefulness lies in figuring out where I can improve. This part is very well done using the Garmin ecosystem. Something I cannot say for other fitness tracker apps.
I like this app 5/5
Does what I need when I need it and keeps it simple!
By Steen a Dane
Bluetooth connectivity is worse than ever. Have not been able to connect for more than a week, so the app is pointless. When connecting the app is fine.
Great Garmin App 5/5
I’ve used the app for about a year and really like it. It’s easy to use and provides useful information. Great app.
By watetpologirl 18
I do not like how the goal does not set its self to yesterday’s or your highest amount of steps. If you can set the goal like that, how? Plus the app is not adding my days steps to my weekly steps. In real life I have at least 20,000 steps this week. According to the app I have 0 steps this week. Also when I create a challenge and invite my connections the app does not let me compete in the challenge until I sync my watch. So I sync my watch and I still am not aloud to compete in the challenge I CREATED! Another problem is the sleep. The app will not record my sleep. Update this app so all of this is fixed. Seriously the amped worked for 2 days and then started all of these problems
Works every time 5/5
Easy integration with Strava. Shows all the stats I need to know. Can share in many ways direct from app - lovely!
Awesome App 5/5
By App a Tester 274285
Love the graphics, really easy to interpret. Also like the insights they provide to help me be more active!
Best app out right now 5/5
This is a great app to track info in a digital way. Especially with groups and comparisons to other athletes and teammates. We all wish it could be better but this is the best that is out on the market.
Dave’s review 1/5
Wwhhaaaadt !?! Seriously want to know how it behaved poorly for you. Are you hangry when you wrote, or perhaps high?what is your point? Please?!
Tha review is for the other review.
Update is a crash--date 1/5
By Truk Meister ;-)
Can't sync crap with this update on my Fenix 5x. Avoid this update
By Al R of Pennsylvania
The Garmin app has always had a few design flaws, such as making users scroll down a number wheel to enter data such as calories or heart rates into manually added workouts. In the last week, however, the app won’t display workouts or sleep on the My Day screen. Each time I use it, I don’t know what is going to display. Furthermore, the ability to Create a Manual Activity intermittently appears or disappears from the My Day screen. Use of the app has suddenly become very frustrating.
Useless for making workouts 3/5
Workouts I create in The Garmin Connect app will NOT transfer to my watch (Forerunner 645). And now every time I try to open the calendar in the app the app crashes. Highly frustrating.
Garmin- why? 1/5
By eldrick tont woods "tiger"
Garmin- can I ask WHY IN THE HELL you took off the “measure my last shot” function on the latest update in the golf app? What were you thinking? That’s idiotic. Bring it back. That is so sublimely stupid. Boo. Shame. For shame. Boooooo.
Calendar now crashes!! 2/5
As of the latest update, I can’t open it....
Nothing accurate but time and heart rate 1/5
By Vel in Cali
VivoHR. I live in a two story condo and go up and down the stairs at least five times a day. App says one or none. None? How is that possible? Doesn’t count steps, just counts arm swings. It’s Garmin, right? GPS company, right? Can’t do distance?
Great does what it says 5/5
I love the new look they just updated it lots smoother overall to use.
The step challenges are fun to do with strangers or family to keep you going and do better each-day.
I would like Garmin to add an update to add in the health stats:
1: BMI stats tracker
2: Body Inches
place to keep track of body inches lost or gained in your body parts for example: arms, chest, stomach, bum, thighs, calf ect... it would be a nice addition to the app along with tracking weight.
since the actual body weight is a poor tracker of progress when exercising.
By Iris in bluffton In
I can’t register my biking time and I am biking 13 to 17 miles when I go biking.
Version 4.7 crashes on calendar tab 2/5
Use to be great 1/5
The app is so slow at opening activities. Sometimes I have to quit and reopen the app to get an activity to open. I’ve also noticed, there is no problem downloading watch faces but if you want to access the settings forget about it. For whatever reason the app will never load the settings, just sits at the loading screen. Some of the watch faces on the garmin store saying they work for the Fenix 3 HR but when you select them on the Watch it will never show the face.
Five down to two star 2/5
Was working great but now the app crashes every time I access the calendar. Also, in the past I could upload my calendar to my watch - that does not work anymore.
Course setup 4/5
The course setup is poor. It doesn’t take into account busy roads. There is no way I am going the route from my house it setup for 4 miles. Then it’s not even 4, it’s only 3.6. Why not allow me to use an activity I already ran and make that a course. I know you can do that on a pc so why not the app?
Great app 4/5
I have used a number of health apps and this one is by far the easiest and probably the most accurate. It also seems to play nicely with all the Garmin gear. Only problem, and why it’s not a five is that it sometimes will lock up and not syncs to my Fenix 3 and everything must be shutdown. Other than that, it’s my go to app.