How to Update a Garmin Vivosmart Fitness Watch

Introduction

The Garmin Vivosmart is a wrist-worn fitness band that sports a hidden OLED display that illuminates only when you receive notifications or tap it. It combines the communication features of a smartwatch with the fitness-centric capabilities of an activity tracker. Keeping your Vivosmart up to date ensures it tracks your progress and personal goals as accurately and seamlessly as possible.

This guide will take you through common ways to keep your Garmin Vivosmart up to date.
Garmin Vivosmart.

? How would you prefer to update your device?

  1. Wirelessly using Garmin Connect Mobile app
  2. Connect to my computer using Garmin Express

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The Garmin Vivosmart is a wrist-worn fitness band that sports a hidden OLED display that illuminates only when you receive notifications or tap it. It combines the communication features of a smartwatch with the fitness-centric capabilities of an activity tracker. Keeping your Vivosmart up to date ensures it tracks your progress and personal goals as accurately and seamlessly as possible.

This guide will take you through common ways to keep your Garmin Vivosmart up to date.
Garmin Vivosmart.

  1. Download the Garmin Connect app from your mobile device's appropriate marketplace or app store and open the app once installed.
    Mobile device screen with Connect app selected. Screenshot.

  2. You will be prompted to Sign In with an existing Garmin Connect account, or you can also choose to Create Account if you do not currently have a Garmin Connect account.
    Garmin Connect app sign in screen. Screenshot.

  3. You will be prompted to select your Garmin device if you have not previously used the Garmin Connect software before.
    Garmin Connect app with list of compatible devices. Screenshot.

  4. Select your device and follow the on-screen instructions for connecting it to the app.
    Garmin Connect app attempting to pair with a Garmin Vivosmart. Screenshot.

  5. Once you have been taken to the main screen of the Garmin Connect app, your device is now being synchronized with the Garmin connect app. When new software is available, your device will alert you to update.
    Garmin Connect app welcome screen. Screenshot.
  1. Download and install the Garmin Express software for your PC or Mac from the Garmin website.
    Garmin Express download on Garmin website. Screenshot.
     
  2. Launch the Garmin Express software.
  3. Click the Get Started button.
  4. Connect your device to your computer with the provided USB cable when prompted.
    Garmin Express software installation with prompt to plug in device, ANT stick or memory card. Screenshot.

  5. When Garmin Express has detected the device you've plugged in, it will identify it for you. Click Add Device.
    Garmin Express software installation with detected Garmin device and Add Device button highlighted. Screenshot.

  6. From here, you will be prompted to Sign In or Create an Account for Garmin Connect. Sign in with an existing account if you have one, or complete the necessary steps to create an account.
    Garmin Express software installation screen with Create an Account and Sign in buttons. Screenshot.

  7. Once logged in, your device may or may not have a couple of initial setup steps to complete if this is the first time you have used the Garmin Express software.
  8. Once initial setup is complete, you will be presented with a status screen for your device. If an update is available, you will be prompted to install it.
    Garmin Express software status screen. Screenshot.
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