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February 10, 2014 1:23 PM
Garmin is coming out with a new fitness tracker wristband (vivofit) similar to what fitbit uses. Do you have any plans on possibly working with them to be able to sync this new device with the website? The bands are supposed to be out in the market in March 2014. I love being able to sync my fitbit but I'm upgrading to the vivofit and hoping you'll be able to work with Garmin to get the it to sync here as well!

Thank you!
February 20, 2014 12:32 PM
I too have this question? Really hoping they do, but I hear its really upto Garmin.
February 22, 2014 11:12 AM
I too would like the answer to this. This is a deciding factor as to stay with Fitbit or not.
March 1, 2014 4:32 PM
I just got the vivofit on gpscity website and I really love it! Garmin wrote on their website that it would work with the vivofit... right now it doesnt but i cant wait!! :)
March 2, 2014 3:35 PM
Garmin's website and several vendor's website said it WOULD work with myfitnesspal but about 2 weeks from shipping that disappeared from all those sites. Hopefully that means the support is delayed and not canceled, it is THE biggest problem with my new vivofit. At least it is all plastic and won't burn the heck out of my arm like Fitbit Force did.
March 7, 2014 9:23 AM
I'm thinking of getting a Vivofit, I've been wanting a bracelet tracker preferably one that shows numbers instead of lights (like this one does). I'm waiting til Target gets it sometimes with these new items they give away gift cards with the purchase.
Edited by MLR930 On March 7, 2014 9:23 AM
March 10, 2014 3:45 AM
I'd like to know as well. I am very happy with my Fitbit, but dumping it for a Vivifit as soon as it syncs with MFP.
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March 12, 2014 12:01 PM
Bumping this to put it back on their radar since no one from MFP has responded yet.
March 15, 2014 12:01 AM
Please MFP... sync to the Vivofit/Garmin Connect!
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March 15, 2014 7:50 PM
QUOTE:

I'd like to know as well. I am very happy with my Fitbit, but dumping it for a Vivifit as soon as it syncs with MFP.


I'm not sure I'll dump my Fitbit, but if they add MFP sync then I'd consider one more...

I wrote my review here:
http://arijaycomet.com/2014/03/13/battle-garmin-vivofit-vs-fitbit-force-vs-fitbit-flex/

I'm still a huge Fitbit fan just because the software is SO mcuh better--- but I really do hope Garmin gets MFP sync as that would make it easier to recommend. Still, if people get the Garmin just for HRM support, I'd prob suggest considering using Digifit software instead on your phone for better results.
March 18, 2014 4:29 AM
I've worn my vivofit now for about 5 days....really liking it! I especially like that you can pair it with an HRM! I'm finding that a big selling point for me. Still crossing my fingers that Garmin & MFP will start working together!!!!
March 19, 2014 10:35 AM
I got my Vivofit yesterday and would really like to be able to sync to MFP!!!!
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March 19, 2014 11:32 AM
I love my Vivofit and would love this feature also. I would also like to be able to sync my runs from my Garmin FR620 as well. Please.
March 19, 2014 1:51 PM
I have a vivofit as well and want it to sync with MFP. please!!!
March 20, 2014 9:10 AM
It really would be nice to have Garmin Connect sync with MFP!
March 20, 2014 12:05 PM
Add me to the list of MFP users who want to see syncing with Garmin Connect.
March 21, 2014 2:34 AM
I really think that MFP should link with Garmin ASAP.
Isnt' there some kind of trick to link the Garmin Vivofit account with MFP through a third app?
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March 21, 2014 8:44 AM
I would LOVE to see the Garmin Connect/Vivofit sync up with MFP!!!
March 26, 2014 12:12 PM
Definitely interested in linking our Garmin Vivofit with MyFitnessPal. Seems like the perfect match since so many other programs are synced? Do you know when this will be available??
March 27, 2014 6:49 AM
I have emailed Garmin and MFP, they see to be at odds with one another. Not sure if it's software or monetary. Sure that monetary has something to do with it. I will post both Emails below and feel free to contact the people in the emails to resolve this issue. I want MFP to sync with Garmin!!

From MFP:
Hello Jason,
Thank you for taking the time to contact us.
We definitely plan on adding more integration partners to our program in the future. At this time, we can not say who those partners will be, but we will definitely take your recommendation into consideration when we do. May we also recommend that you contact them as well and let them know you would be interested in having them integrate with us?
For now, to view a list of our current partners please visit: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps
In the meantime, thank you for using the program. Please let us know if you have any other problems or questions. We wish you all the success in reaching and maintaining your weight management and fitness goals.
Kind Regards,
Michael
MyFitnessPal Staff

From Garmin:
Dear Jason Webb,
Thank you for contacting Garmin International. I will be happy to assist you with this. My Fitness Pal is a third party program. You will need to contact their support to see if there is a way to sync your data from the vivofit. However, that is not something Garmin supports. The vivofit is meant to be synced with Garmin Connect or Garmin Connect Mobile.
There is not an alarm setting on the vivofit. The vivofit maximizes battery life by not using sound or vibration. The only alert you will get from the device is the red inactivity bar. See the Owner's manual for more information.
Please let me know if you have additional questions.

So it seems they are both putting the failure off on the other. It seems with enough customer complaint/requests that they could make this happen. So please contact both companies until someone makes it HAPPEN!

PS Anyone form MFP that would like to explain please feel free.
Thanks
Jason
March 27, 2014 1:51 PM
I just got my vivofit last night and was wondering the same thing... thanks for posting both responses, Jason! I'll be sure to contact both companies - hopefully if enough people express interest they'll work something out between them...
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March 27, 2014 1:54 PM
OK - so I didn't imagine that! Thanks for making me feel a little less crazy today. :)
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March 27, 2014 2:00 PM
I have the vivofit as well and would love for it to sync with MFP. Hopefully soon!
March 29, 2014 8:21 AM
I am getting a Vivofit next week and I was hoping it would sync with my fitness pal. I know Garmin is updating their connect website but I would like to continue using my fitness pal.
March 30, 2014 5:26 AM
I too would like to see MFP sync with Vivofit and Garmin connect! Please make it happen, soon! Love the app. bigsmile
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