How To Pair a Garmin Vivosmart (Complete Guide) 2022

The Garmin Vivosmart can easily be connected with the Garmin Connect™ app on either iPhone or Android. It uses Bluetooth to easily make the connection to your smartphone and it’s as easy as connecting any BT-enabled device. It’s recommended to use the application for the paring connection as it not only helps with the process, it enables all the features linked to the watch.

Here is a simple guide on how to pair your new Vivosmart to your smartphone.

  • Make sure to charge the watch before the first time pairing (it will arrive with some level of charge)
  • Enable Bluetooth on your smartphone
  • The watch should be placed within 10 m (33 feet) of your device.
  • Download the Garmin Connect™ app (for iOS or Android)

Pairing Your Smartphone With The Garmin Vivosmart

To get the most out of your new watch and use the connected features of the Garmin Vivosmart, it must be paired directly through the Garmin Connect™ app, instead of from the Bluetooth settings on your smartphone.

  1. Download the Garmin Connect™ app for your smartphone, install and open the app. (App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android)
  2. Bring your smartphone within 10 m (33 ft.) of your watch.
    • Note: are you having problem to connect try to keep the watch next to your phone.
  3. Next turn on the watch.
  4. The first time you turn on the watch, it automatically enters pairing mode.
    • Note: Hold the Vivosmart device touchscreen to view the menu. Select Bluetooth > Pair > OK to manually enter pairing mode.
  5. Select an option to add your watch to your Garmin Connect account:
    • If this is the first time you are pairing a watch with the Garmin Connect app, follow the on-screen instructions.
    • If you already paired another watch with the Garmin Connect app, from the menu, select Garmin Devices > Add Device, and follow the on-screen instructions.

For more in-depth guidance check the separate guides for Android and iPhone below.

How To Pair Garmin Vivosmart With Android

As you will need to download the Garmin Connect™ app from the Google Play store to either have a Wi-Fi connection or a sufficient data plan for your mobile.

  1. Download the Garmin Connect™ app from Google Play
  2. Bring your smartphone within 10 m (33 ft.) of your watch.
    • Note: are you having problem to connect try to keep the watch next to your phone.
  3. Next turn on the watch.
  4. The first time you turn on the watch, it automatically enters pairing mode.
    • Note: Hold the Vivosmart device touchscreen to view the menu. Select Bluetooth > Pair > OK to manually enter pairing mode.
  5. Select an option to add your watch to your Garmin Connect account:
    • If this is the first time you are pairing a watch with the Garmin Connect app, follow the on-screen instructions.
    • If you already paired another watch with the Garmin Connect app, from the menu, select Garmin Devices > Add Device, and follow the on-screen instructions.

How To Pair Garmin Vivosmart With iPhone

As you will need to download the Garmin Connect™ app from the Apple App Store store to either have a Wi-Fi connection or a sufficient data plan for your mobile.

  1. Download the Garmin Connect™ app for your smartphone from the App Store.
  2. Bring your smartphone within 10 m (33 ft.) of your watch.
  3. Next turn on the watch.
  4. The first time you turn on the watch, it automatically enters pairing mode.
    • Note: Hold the Vivosmart device touchscreen to view the menu. Select Bluetooth > Pair > OK to manually enter pairing mode.
  5. Select an option to add your watch to your Garmin Connect account:
    • If this is the first time you are pairing a watch with the Garmin Connect app, follow the on-screen instructions.
    • If you already paired another watch with the Garmin Connect app, from the menu, select Garmin Devices > Add Device, and follow the on-screen instructions.

How To Turn On Bluetooth On The Vivosmart

Open the menu on your device, navigate to the Bluetooth icon and turn on Bluetooth.

Resetting the Watch

If the Vivosmart stops responding, you may need to reset it. This does not erase any of your data.

  1. Hold the button for 10 seconds.
  2. Release the button.The watch briefly displays a triangle, and then it displays the watch face.

Garmin Vivosmart Manuals

If you are having any problems is always a good idea to take a look at the manual, here is the list of the Garmin Vivosmarts and their manuals.

Are you having another Garmin check out the guides below:

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