Training, Health & Nutrition

Link Garmin Connect to Vitality Account

deonkretch's Photo deonkretch 14 Apr 2015

I noticed on the Discovery website that you can link your Garmin Connect account to your Vitality account so that any uploads from your Garmin is automatically linked to your Vitality account. Seems like a simple way to get some Vitality points.

 

It sounds like a straight forward process until you actually do it.

 

Here are some of the instructions:

Step 2: Click on 'Fitness devices and apps' page under 'Gym and Fitness' section on the Vitality menu and click on 'Link my Garmin account'.

 

Problem is - there is no "Link my Garmin account" button or link on this page...

 

Has anyone managed to successfully link their accounts and is there something that I'm missing?

 

Thanks!

 

PS. This is not a discussion about Vitality points, medical aid or rewards programmes - just a simple query, have you linked your accounts and is there anything special you need to do to get it linked?

 

NGUTF's Photo NGUTF 14 Apr 2015

Howsit, there actually is a link some where to link your account, if you scroll down the page you will see two Garmin icons- one to link and the other is to upload via a plugin The issue I am having is that the activities are not automatically  uploaded to Discovery. The only way I have managed to do this is via the manual upload function when your device is connected to your PC and through a Garmin plugin. I am in discussions with Discovery as they are trying to fix this  

RexFuzzle's Photo RexFuzzle 14 Apr 2015

I've linked them, somehow... Somewhere there is a pdf you download with a link to link them... Same place as the Suunto one is linked if that helps.

 

Problem is that none of my activities have synced through... Still have to get on their case about it.

 

Anyway, at the end of the day you can go from Strava to discovery points... In theory!

shaper's Photo shaper 14 Apr 2015

Yes i have done it and was quite easy from what i can remember when you click on link my garmin a popup comes up where you put in your garmin login details and then it is linked.

 

Click on the Connect power by Garmin logo I think, but was a while ago when I did it and mine is all linked already so cannot remember exactly

 

I use chrome browser if that helps

RexFuzzle's Photo RexFuzzle 14 Apr 2015

So I'm not the only one... Please keep us posted...

Howsit, there actually is a link some where to link your account, if you scroll down the page you will see two Garmin icons- one to link and the other is to upload via a plugin The issue I am having is that the activities are not automatically  uploaded to Discovery. The only way I have managed to do this is via the manual upload function when your device is connected to your PC and through a Garmin plugin. I am in discussions with Discovery as they are trying to fix this  

fanievb's Photo fanievb 14 Apr 2015

once you logged in

go here

https://www.livingvi.../fitnessdevices

you should see this, click and follow the steps. it helps if you are already logged in to both sites, and open new links like the one above in a new tab.



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hillel's Photo hillel 14 Apr 2015

I have linked my account but no activities have pulled through

paul_ct's Photo paul_ct 14 Apr 2015

Good luck, is all I can say. I linked mine a week ago and the Vitality site says last uploaded: 21:12 09 Apr 2015. Nothing since then. :cursing:

 

Edit: P.S. I don't think anything pulled through either, as the previous activities were already uploaded.


Edited by paul_ct, 14 April 2015 - 02:43 .

RudolphP's Photo RudolphP 14 Apr 2015

Mine has been working for the past 15 months about with a slight run around.

 

I had to create a profile on www.mapmyfitness.com which I then linked to my Garmin Connect account. I then linked my Vitality profile to my mapmyfitness account and got my points automatically from there

RexFuzzle's Photo RexFuzzle 14 Apr 2015

Wow, impressive. I've found https://tapiriik.com/very useful for syncing between all the differnet accounts.

Mine has been working for the past 15 months about with a slight run around.

 

I had to create a profile on www.mapmyfitness.com which I then linked to my Garmin Connect account. I then linked my Vitality profile to my mapmyfitness account and got my points automatically from there

cadenceblur's Photo cadenceblur 14 Apr 2015

ah, will look into this, as the auto upload hasn't been working for me either! says the upload has happened, but none of the work outs are reflecting.

I have just been manually uploading weekly.

NGUTF's Photo NGUTF 14 Apr 2015

Mine has been working for the past 15 months about with a slight run around.

 

I had to create a profile on www.mapmyfitness.com which I then linked to my Garmin Connect account. I then linked my Vitality profile to my mapmyfitness account and got my points automatically from there

YUP Discovery has partnered with MMF, I know when I tried to edit my polar account, it gave me an error stating that another rewards partner was linked - MMF. 

 

I was playing around with the challenges section on discovery's website and only then did it bring something up to register with MMF and link accounts. They should make this more clear. 

 

The Polar "update" function is pretty cool in that you can tell it when to sync with the Polar fitness site, I did ask Discovery why this is not possible with Garmin. Will keep you posted once they figure out what is wrong. 

Bobbo_SA's Photo Bobbo_SA 14 Apr 2015

I haven't sync'ed my Garmin for a while but i see all my Jan workouts did pull through automatically, might have broken after that.

 

Update: My last activity on Garmin connect is 15th Feb so it broke after the 18th Jan, missing about 6-7 rides.


Edited by Bobbo_SA, 14 April 2015 - 03:36 .

Pusher's Photo Pusher 14 Apr 2015

ah, will look into this, as the auto upload hasn't been working for me either! says the upload has happened, but none of the work outs are reflecting.
I have just been manually uploading weekly.

I'm also uploading manually on a weekly basis. Tried to sync so many times and so many ways. Gave up in the end!

Superfly1's Photo Superfly1 14 Apr 2015

I really dislike that vitality site!! My Garmin also doesn't upload automatically after trying a number of times to link the Garmin to vitality. I click on things and nothing happens...

splat's Photo splat 07 May 2015

My activities are not being loaded automatically from Garmin Connect and I cannot access the Map My Fitness because my password hasn't been sent.

 

I cant seem to find a way to upload automatically since they added the automatic Map My Fitness upload function.

 

Not sure what to do with this now.