Activity/Fitness Trackers with Discovery Vitality

milan188

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#42
The cheapest option would be as mentioned above by @milan188 , but if you don't want to go that route, then perhaps look at something like this:
https://www.takealot.com/garmin-vivosmart-3-activity-tracker-small-medium-black/PLID45278880
My wife has been using the older version (Vivosmart HR) for more than a year now, and it is working very well.
Yes. Only the Samsung Health app will work with the cheap garmin device. You must also have a Samsung smart phone that has a ANT+ support.
 

Noisybottom

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#43
Yes. Only the Samsung Health app will work with the cheap garmin device. You must also have a Samsung smart phone that has a ANT+ support.
Doesn't have to be a Samsung device. With somefew ANT+ apps on my Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 I use Samsung Health app with Garmin heart rate monitor strap. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has ANT+ functionality but it's not enabled by default so the apps needed are ANT Radio Service, ANT+ Plugin Service and ANT Tester (this was needed to see if ANT+ was working and switch on the plugin and service) was a bit of a ballache when my Garmin forerunner packed up but as I had a strap and my phone was ANT+ enabled I got it to work, now I just need a punch to carry my phone in when I run or cycle. Works well for me. Search Google to see if your phone has ANT+ functionality
 

milan188

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#44
Doesn't have to be a Samsung device. With somefew ANT+ apps on my Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 I use Samsung Health app with Garmin heart rate monitor strap. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has ANT+ functionality but it's not enabled by default so the apps needed are ANT Radio Service, ANT+ Plugin Service and ANT Tester (this was needed to see if ANT+ was working and switch on the plugin and service) was a bit of a ballache when my Garmin forerunner packed up but as I had a strap and my phone was ANT+ enabled I got it to work, now I just need a punch to carry my phone in when I run or cycle. Works well for me. Search Google to see if your phone has ANT+ functionality
That's awesome. I didn't know non Samsung devices could run S Health with the ANT+ functionality working.
 

SG1

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#45
I see Huawei is on the list now but can't seem to find a comprehensive list of all the vitality linked devices.
 

boggom

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#48
I just got my wife a Huawei Colorband A2 with HRM, stepcounter etc. for R799. It works with Vitality through the Huawei Health app. It will be delivered tomorrow so I will report back once she used it a couple of times.
 

cfvh600

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I just got my wife a Huawei Colorband A2 with HRM, stepcounter etc. for R799. It works with Vitality through the Huawei Health app. It will be delivered tomorrow so I will report back once she used it a couple of times.
Sweet!
 

Tinuva

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