Bluetooth is said to disconnect several times a day but on opening the app the vivosmart 3 is already syncing. Sometimes the disconnect is genuine and it has needed re- pairing several times in the 6 days I have owned it. Makes it largely useless for reliable notifications. All my other Bluetooth devices work seamlessly including 2 previous fitbits
I like data & my vivio heartsmart with this app are helping me get fit. Love the sleep tracking and that moving my arm DOES NOT add steps! My phone does complain about this app always running, so keep a charger nearby. Looking back at my progress and data history is motivation for me. Very pleased!
Good: some better features than Strava. For instance, if you do an interval session, Garmin Connect presents the data better. Heart rate data is also easier to read in Garmin. Bad: the colour scheme is foreboding and dark. Doesn't make you want to open the app. And the social element is obviously weaker than Strava. But if you're into running or cycling Connect is a useful app alongside Strava.
After wearing out a couple of fitbits, I decided to give the garmin a shot.. so far it's been fantastic, battery life is great even when the gps is active..so far not a single complaint. The App UI is far better and provides a lot more useful information
The latest update is now requesting permission for your location, calendar and camera. Completely unnecessary. If you use this app with a fitness device (like me) and need the app, remember to disable permissions for location, calendar and camera. Also, disable notifications for this app, because if you don't allow it those previous permissions, then you will get many notifications reminding you to turn on access to location, calendar, etc.
This is a great and reliable app. I only really have one gripe and that is that you can't see comments from your calendar. On some triathlon training plans the swims are put into the calendar as a comment and it is a shame that tourists look at these you have to use the desktop version. They did previously add the ability to see these in app but it was quickly removed.
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