Discovery Vitality 2020

InternetLuddite

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Easy with Samsung devices as you get double, the steps count in watch and phone for combined.
Wait what? How the heck does discovery not know about this? Cool but unfair in way compared to other platforms. I guess apple has the same 'feature'

Says me on 45 day streak of 10000 steps with sad old Garmin
 

twaatie

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Cant remember where

but i read that you don't have to go for annual health if its due and they wont penalise you. So you status will be unaffected for now
 

Koosvanwyk

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Easy with Samsung devices as you get double, the steps count in watch and phone for combined.
I've got a galaxy watch and S10, steps are definitely not double counted, even if they are not connected with bluetooth the steps are not double counted. The only way to do this is to change the time on one of the devices (set it back two ours by example) and then steps are counted twice when syncing the devices again.
 
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fruitbat

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Hey. Pnp home shopping, does that work with healthy foods? When do they swipe the card?
 

Aharon

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Anybody's ring not updated for today's activity. It shows in my activity list with active rewards points calculated but my ring and app shows nil
 

James 77

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So with being bored and having a lot of time due to the COVID 19 outbreak, I've had some time to do some calculations on Vitality.
Previously (before the new bank and new miles) vs now I used to get the following:
1- Miles (R180+:R20), I'm excluding the 100 miles for targets
2-Vitality Active rewards (R 50 min: R 25 min) Included the 100 miles for money and activity goal.
3-Cost (R 290 +-; R 480+-) R 290 includes the discovery miles activation fee for a month. R 480 is vitality + bank.
4- So overall the cost increased by R 190 odd and the return decreased by R 185 for the miles and rewards (based on minimum rewards), so overall a loss of R 375 per month.
5-The only benefit is the gym that is still free.

Lastly, everything combined I used to average R 600 (Healthy food), R 150 (gym), R 100 (weekly rewards), R 180 miles (monthly) = R 980 a month back for the cost of R 290 as stipulated in point 3. The ratio of Return to Expenses of 3.38:1 meaning for every R 1 spent I used to get R3.38 in return.

Now its R 350 (Healthy food), R 160 gym, R 45 ( weekly rewards, with R 10 worth of miles), R 20 miles (monthly) = R 575 for the cost of R 480. The ratio is 1.2:1 meaning for every R 1 I now spend I get R 1.20 back.
 

beefymoocow

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So with being bored and having a lot of time due to the COVID 19 outbreak, I've had some time to do some calculations on Vitality.
Previously (before the new bank and new miles) vs now I used to get the following:
1- Miles (R180+:R20), I'm excluding the 100 miles for targets
2-Vitality Active rewards (R 50 min: R 25 min) Included the 100 miles for money and activity goal.
3-Cost (R 290 +-; R 480+-) R 290 includes the discovery miles activation fee for a month. R 480 is vitality + bank.
4- So overall the cost increased by R 190 odd and the return decreased by R 185 for the miles and rewards (based on minimum rewards), so overall a loss of R 375 per month.
5-The only benefit is the gym that is still free.

Lastly, everything combined I used to average R 600 (Healthy food), R 150 (gym), R 100 (weekly rewards), R 180 miles (monthly) = R 980 a month back for the cost of R 290 as stipulated in point 3. The ratio of Return to Expenses of 3.38:1 meaning for every R 1 spent I used to get R3.38 in return.

Now its R 350 (Healthy food), R 160 gym, R 45 ( weekly rewards, with R 10 worth of miles), R 20 miles (monthly) = R 575 for the cost of R 480. The ratio is 1.2:1 meaning for every R 1 I now spend I get R 1.20 back.
How come your healthy food dropped. The new changes shouldn’t affect your healthyfood?
 

fruitbat

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Need to cancel my wife’s Gym with vitality / VA since she doesn’t use it and I think she is paying 500/month. This is an oppurtunity for me to push her to accept that she has not and will no use it.
Is it a VA call to cancel? Or a discovery vitality call to cancel?
 
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