Connecting the Garmin vivosmart HR with your Xiaomi Mi 5 over Bluetooth is quick and simple. To do that, you will need to download and install the Garmin Connect Mobile App from Google Play on your phone. If you need help, click here to see how to install this App and log into your Garmin account.
On the App, go to the Main Menu and select the Garmin Devices screen. If you have registered the Garmin vivosmart HR before, you should be able to see the Garmin device listed here. If not, select the '+' sign on the upper right to add it to your Garmin account. While we will assume that the Garmin device has been added before, at the same time, also check that your Bluetooth is turned on before pairing with the device.
You will need to fill in your personal details before selecting Next to start the pairing process. On the Garmin vivosmart HR, press the button on the side to enter your settings and swipe with your finger until you see 'Bluetooth'. After selecting Bluetooth, swipe again until 'Pair Smartphone' appears and then tap on the screen.
When the App has found the Garmin device, select 'YES' to pair with the vivosmart. Then quickly enter the number shown on the Garmin into the Device Setup on the App. If the Garmin is already connected to another device, the App will ask you to reset device. Choose 'RESET' to continue with the device setup.
Use the MyFitnessPal app to keep track on your calorie goals and daily fitness regime.
To sync information between Garmin Connect Mobile and MyFitnessPal, on the My Day screen, tap on Remaining or Consumed followed by Log Calories in MFP. If you already have MyFitnessPal, it will take you directly to the App or it will prompt you to install.
After that, you can start exploring the Garmin Connect Mobile App and its striking features.
To disconnect the Garmin device, go to Main Menu -> Garmin Devices -> vivosmart HR. Tap on the three vertical dots on the upper right and then select 'Remove Device'.
The seamless process of pairing the Garmin device with your phone gives you added functionality and control for the fitness tracker with the Garmin Connect Mobile App.