Love love love this app. I switched to Garmin after 4 years of using a FitBit and it’s fantastic!
My one complaint about the app - you can’t customize which notifications you gg. For example I want text notifications but not Snapchat notifications.
Overall though I love this app!
Great program 5/5
This program tracks my swimming, biking, and running. My Garman watch is one of my most important pieces of equipment for IM triathlon.
Functional with glitches 3/5
Exactly as in my title. It would be better if we had the option to change between distance and time on the X-axis when looking at Speed, HR, Elevation, etc.
Also, I have ghost entries/bars indicating that I cycled on certain days in Calendar View, when I did not.
Out of the gate 👍🏻 since 😕 3/5
I have had my Garmin and the app since January. Out of the gate it worked great! Since then it has gone downhill terribly. I don’t know if it is a device issue or app issue but something is wrong. For the past 3 weeks it has notified me that I need to stand after I just sit down from walking or stretching.
Then this past week I left it at home when I went out of town. When I returned I immediately started charging it. Since then every time I open the app I have to start all over again like it’s the first time I have started using the app. I just had to re-enter all my settings 3 times just this morning. What gives?
App not working properly 1/5
Since last update whenever I open the app it asks me to set up my new vivosmart4 which I did weeks ago. After following the steps to set it up again the app crashes every time I’m opening it. It’s now completely useless after having worked for weeks.
I’ve own Garmin for years and now these things do not pair with my phone!!! It’s BS!
Great App—Best Running App I’ve Used 5/5
I’ve been using the Garmin Connect since my first marathon in 2010. For that first marathon, I used Garmin's training program synced with my Garmin watch. I’m now on my second Garmin watch and still rely on its training program and data analysis.
So much better 5/5
By Slammed on 20s
Had a Fenix 3 last year and wasn’t to impressed with the app. Just got my Fenix 5 and am loving the app changes much improved.
Fix sync issues with 920xt 1/5
Updates screwing over the sync
Lots of info. Easy to use 4/5
This gives me way more info than I know what to with. Lots of different activities. A few connectivity issues between device and app. As long as you keep it charged and wear your device there aren’t any issues. Love that it connects to MyFitnessPal app.
Update broke functionality 3/5
By frustrated with you
Every time I open the app, since the last update, it shows me two “set up your new device” screen.
I’ve already set it up! Months ago!
Great App - love the interface 5/5
App is super easy to use and quite intuitive. I use it for running and keeping track of weight and calories. It syncs with my fitness pal so it takes the effort and guesswork out of the equation. I also love the data and the ability to view in graphics.
Please fix “new device” pop up 1/5
Pops up every few seconds with my vivosmart 4. I have completed all the tasks. Nothing “silences” it. Makes the app near impossible to use.
Great product 5/5
I have owned and used Fitbit for about 3 years. But now that I have switched to Garmin it has blown me away! Great product and the software is simple to use and even more accurate than Fitbit.
Save Activity as a Course 4/5
So I ran a race today. I would like to be able to save it as a course to share with others and to compare today to when I run it again. Would be nice if there was an option to do that right from the same menu where you can edit the name, gear, etc.
I like Garmin but this app probably doesn’t recognize my device 50% of the time.. so far it’s been 3 days and it won’t connect... this happens frequently
New update doesn’t work 1/5
By Et 307
I don’t know what they did because this new update it doesn’t read your sleep your steps or anything Else. I have deleted it reinstall it. Why do they have to keep updating things and not try them out before they release up to the public as my question. Before they updated it I would have gave it a five star rating but right now if I could go any lower I would.
Since the update, every time I open the app I have to reset up my profile. This wasn’t happening before. After I’ve reset up my profile the app crashes. And then I have to reset up my profile again...see the loop?
Tells time very accurately vivoactive 3 3/5
Pluses- Great battery life, Comfortable
Negatives- if you push a stroller or carry a kid you don’t get credit for STEPS (general motion doesn’t update.
Glass face chips very easily. I’m very afraid to take off the protector or get it wet.
Biggest negative- I do Trail riding with young kids and ideally my wish would be for LIVETRACK to work. It doesn’t and general garmin discussion groups and garmin tech people who participate in the group discussions admit it doesn’t work. It’s a great safety feature to be able to notify someone where we are. (I’m using ride alert which works like LIVETRACK should.)
If LIVETRACK ever does work it should be able to send a TEXT (not an email).
I’m sad about this.
If you charge the watch in the evening and don’t wear it for some (who knows how long) length of time before bedtime, it will not track sleep.
If you wake up in the middle of the night and are up longer than a few minutes it often decides that’s all you slept, even if you went back to bed and slept 4 hours.
The watch is fun to own
Sleep no longer works right on latest release 2/5
By THOFF usa
Sleep no longer works right on latest release. Long time Garmin user and disappointed. Will look elsewhere.
App doesn’t work 2/5
The app worked for a while the. Just stopped responding completely at random.
Cannot sync sleeping data after update. 1/5
It is really frustrating that I lost the only function that is useful to me of the vivosmart.
Strength Training not so good 3/5
By ang babyblue
Needs a better strength training recording. Frustrating to keep pushing start and stopto record apps
Version 4.16 seems to have everything functioning as advertised. They’re really hit and miss with the app, but as it stands now; it’s good. The Garmin devices are great.
One glitch 4/5
So far app works great except every time I open it, the “set up your device window” pops up even though I’ve already set up the device. That’s annoying but otherwise works well.
Audio Prompt Turning Off by Itself 3/5
By Brooks Ghost
Ever since the latest update the audio prompt keeps turning off on it’s on. I’ve used this App with my Garmin watch for 3 years now and no issues with audio prompts they worked all the time. Now I have to remember to set them before every run and they’ll respond 1 time then it turns off again. Very annoying!! I use the audio prompts all the time. Need another update to fix this issue. Thank you!
Can’t wait for bug fixes 3/5
Unfortunately, v4.16 has been a disappointment. Every time I launch the app, it congratulates me on my “new” device, and asks me to set it up. Never mind that the app has been set up in exactly the same way for months...
Was good but every update screws something up 3/5
This last update really messed my app up. I can’t keep my audio prompt on. Once I leave the app, not even close it out, it toggles it back to off. I depend on it when running since I don’t like looking at my watch all the time. I haven’t complained to them yet and probably won’t because all they do is give me steps to reset it and it never helps. It might be time for a change.
Great Watch 5/5
I love it. It’s very accurate not like the other watch, the connection gets off.
By #1 Peaky Blinder
I really like this app. It works well for my needs. Seems to very accurate on most widgets but a bit off on step counting.
Livetrack not working with the latest update - don’t take this update! 1/5
Livetrack now requires you to give Garmin access to your contacts in order to work, which I don’t see why that would be necessary and I don’t want to do that. However I decided to try and do that in order to get livetrack working, and lo and behold you can’t give Garmin connect access to contacts in IOS, it is not an option.
Very sorry I updated, how long will it take to get livetrack back (as it is pretty much the only reason I use this app)...
Android issues 4/5
This app is great on the iPhone and I love all the features you can see! My brother has an Android and he’s noticed some glitches like for example if you click on “more” on the bottom left and then choose Activities > Running, there is not a way to get back the buttons on the bottom of the screen so he has to close out the app which is not ideal. Other than that I love all the info the app has!
Constantly asks to setup vivosmart 4 with the latest release. 3/5
By I dont like piking nicknames
I have used Garmin Connect for years now. It’s great to have a consolidated view across several devices. However I agree with some reviews here that releases can be buggy. Usually just annoying bugs like the latest release prompting me t setup my vivosmart 4 every time I open the app. While I understand that testing every version of older devices can be impractical, this is a popular model with updated firmware. Hopefully a fix will be out soon.
New device 1/5
So I’m on week two now with my new device and i set all the settings up and everything was great, up till about 3-4 days ago. Now whenever i open my garmin app it wants me to do all my settings again. I love my new device but I’m getting tired of always having to set my device settings over and over. Help please
Latest update buggy 1/5
With the new update, it forces you to go through device initialization every. single. time. PLEASE test the app before making us update!
Music Controls Stopped Working 1/5
music controls no longer work on vivosmart hr. sad
Works well... 5/5
Love the app...works well, accurate. Helps me track my progress. Just had a hip replacement. Can’t wait to see my progress improve over time...
Audio cues 1/5
Audio cues work about 10% of the time. Why??? After every app update its turned off. Go into settings and toggle it on again. Still doesn’t work. Starts working a week or so later. Just in time for another app update. And guess what? Starts all over again.
New update killed battery life 1/5
What did the update do aside from make my watch die within hours from a full charge
It needs fixing 2/5
The sync on this fails regularly. I constantly have to delete and reinstall the app. I do enjoy using but am beginning to think it’s more trouble than it’s worth.
New update makes data questionable 2/5
I no longer trust the data off of my Garmin and chest strap after recent firmware update. On my Peloton bike the read outs are much different and I am using them. For example, I burned 46 calories on my Garmin vs 424 on Peloton on a 30 High Intensity Climb Ride.
I got a forerunner 35, nice price and function but not a fancy display watch. Never dreamed the connect app would be so good. Loads of information and breakdowns for running, laps , intervals, heart rate, sleep, calories ....etc really nice surprise
Newest update 2/5
With the newest update, the audio prompts will no longer stay on. I have been using this for almost 3 years and never had an issue till the latest update.
Coordinates perhaps?!??? Connect for MK1 Descent 2/5
I bought the Garmin MK1 Descent as I wanted a dive computer combined with a GPS; was happy to pay quite a bit for this watch. However, I was extremely disappointed that the entry and exit points of a dive are shown on a map, but without the exact coordinates displayed on the watch or even the Connect app. Do not tell me to export a file and covert and download a software and all that nonsense. I didn’t pay a premium for this.
Isn’t the main point of a Garmin for GPS location? And if not on the device itself then on the Connect app at the very least? Should be both I would say.
Please fix this and from my side the rating will definitely ne adjusted to a 5-star rating! You have put so many lovely features, but your core is lacking. You are different from other brands so differentiate yourself and leverage your strength and uniqueness! Otherwise, I could’ve bought a much cheaper watch that doesn’t supposedly include GPS!
Good product! 5/5
I’ve had my garmin for over 2 years now and I’m pleased with the features and overall design. It keeps me going!
Finicky syncing 2/5
By SD Bison fan
I am using this app with my Apple mini iPad, constantly frustrated as the syncing currently doesn’t work. Very frustrated. Wish there would be consistency with the syncing ability.
My vivofit 4 now goes though set up every time I open the app, and when I set an alarm it jumps ahead an hour when I exit the time set page. I’ve used connect for years with numerous devices not sure what’s going on now.
Lifetime goal 4/5
By romulo barbieri
Lifetime goals from my connections are being populated with my own.
Audio Prompts not working 2/5
Since the latest update my audio prompts have stopped working. Each time I close the app the app resets the prompts to “off” but even when I turn it on it’s still not working. Really frustrating.