How to Update a Garmin Vivofit Fitness Tracker

Introduction

In order to update the Garmin device, we must install a computer application called Garmin Express. The program also allows helps with setup, registering and managing the device.

List of features for updating the Garmin Vivofit

1 Pair with ANT

In order to use the Garmin Vivofit with a PC, the Garmin ANT USB stick must be used.

  1. Find the ANT stick in your Vívofit's packaging and insert it into any available USB port on your computer.
    Garmin ANT+ USB device.
  2. Press and hold the button on your Vívofit until you see PAIR on the device screen, then release the button.
    Garmin Vivofit device highlighting its physical button.
  3. Your device is now ready to communicate with your computer.

? What Operating System are you running?

  1. Windows
  2. Mac OS

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In order to update the Garmin device, we must install a computer application called Garmin Express. The program also allows helps with setup, registering and managing the device.

List of features for updating the Garmin Vivofit

In order to use the Garmin Vivofit with a PC, the Garmin ANT USB stick must be used.

  1. Find the ANT stick in your Vívofit's packaging and insert it into any available USB port on your computer.
    Garmin ANT+ USB device.
  2. Press and hold the button on your Vívofit until you see PAIR on the device screen, then release the button.
    Garmin Vivofit device highlighting its physical button.
  3. Your device is now ready to communicate with your computer.
  1. Open a web browser on your PC and navigate to

    https://www.garmin.com/en-US/software/express

  2. Click on Download for Windows.
    Download for windows button on garmin's web site
     
  3. Run GarminExpress.exe to start installation
  4. Check the box next to the terms and conditions statement and click the Install button.
    Garmin express installer window with terms and conditions box and install button is highlighted
     
  5. Press Yes / Continue to allow program to make changes
  6. Press the Launch Garmin Express.
    Garmin express installer window showing successful installation and launch garmin express button is highlighted
     
  1. Click on Get Started.
    Garmin Express app with Get Started highlighted
     
  2. Click on Add a Device.
    Garmin express app with Add A Device highlighted
     
  3. Once your device is located click Continue.
    Device found with the Continue button highlighted
     
  4. When setup is complete click Go to Garmin Connect.
    Setup complete with the Go to Garmin Connect button highlighted
     
  5. Press and hold the button on your Garmin Vivofit until Sync displays.
    Tracker with the physical button highlighted
     
  6. At this point any updates that are available will happen once you sync your device.
    Update notfication show update in progress
  1. Open a web browser on your MAC and navigate to

    https://www.garmin.com/en-US/software/express

  2. Click on Download for Mac.
    download for mac button highlighted on garmin website
     
  3. Open GarminExpress.dmg from the Downloads folder or download location.
  4. In the new window, double click on the Install Garmin Express icon.
    Garmin installer icon
     
  5. The program will determine if the software can be installed. Click on Continue.
    installer dialog notification with the continue button highlighted
     
  6. Click Continue.
    introduction page with the continue button highlighted
     
  7. Review the License Agreement and then click Continue.
    license page with the continue button highlighted
     
  8. Click on Agree.
    license agree confirmation with the agree button highlighted
     
  9. Click on Install.
    instalation type with the install button highlighted
     
  10. Enter your computer's administrative username and password and click Install Software.
    Prompt for the administrator username and password with the install software button highlighted
     
  11. When the install is finished, click Close.
    Summary of installation with the close button highlighted
     
  1. Click on Get Started.
    Garmin Express app with Get Started highlighted
     
  2. Click on Add a Device.
    Garmin express app with Add A Device highlighted
     
  3. Once your device is located click Continue.
    Device found with the Continue button highlighted
     
  4. When setup is complete click Go to Garmin Connect.
    Setup complete with the Go to Garmin Connect button highlighted
     
  5. Press and hold the button on your Garmin Vivofit until Sync displays.
    Tracker with the physical button highlighted
     
  6. At this point any updates that are available will happen once you sync your device.
    Update notfication show update in progress
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