This is for ALL of you who have trouble getting
Garmin watches, e.g., Vivoactive or Vivofit, to Sync.
This is ONLY for Android phones & tablets.
(It might work with Apple but I have never owned an iPhone or iPad.)
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Follow these steps.
Go to ‘SETTINGS‘ and click on ‘Apps & Notifications‘
Select ‘ALL apps’.
Go to the 3 Vertical Dots (menu/option) icon (Ξ) on the TOP RIGHT and click on that.
Click ‘Show System’ (Apps).
Scroll down to ‘Bluetooth Share’.
Click on ‘Force stop’.
Do NOT panic. Do not fear. It will automatically restart after the stop.
Get out of ‘Apps & Notification’.
This really should work.
Click to ENLARGE and marvel.
I thought I better chronicle it for posterity. I hope that the coming and succeeding years will be somewhat different.
PLEASE do notice that two of the watches, BOTH Garmin Vivoactive 3s, DIED on me. If they hadn’t died I probably still would be wearing a Vivocative 3.
My original Garmin Vivoactive HR is still going strong and just 2-days ago my daughter said that she still loves it. So, that is good.
The other daughter (12) is very attached to her pink Fitbit Ionic and it allows us to track her sleep — which is good since she appears to have some sleep issues. So, two of the watches are still doing good. I made out well on the Samsung S3 that I sold on Facebook within 24-hours. So, I am cool with that.
So, now the Garmin Fenix 5 — which I love. If I knew as much about Activity/Fitness trackers a year ago as I know now, I would have just gone with a Fenix 5 to begin with.
So, that is my saga ….