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  1. WJHeller's Avatar
    Anyone know which Smartwitch works best with Priv? Tried a FitBit and now a Garmin, and neither will connect via Bluetooth. I need something with heart rate and sleep monitoring. Garmin says they have no plan to set up BlackBerry as a usable device.

    Bold to Priv, WJHeller
    05-16-16 09:36 AM
  2. bluetroll's Avatar
    I have both and both work perfectly with the Priv

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    05-16-16 09:43 AM
  3. Xmeatizmurderx's Avatar
    Priv runs android so Garmin should work, you probably need the apps. The rep you talked to probably thought it was running blackberry os

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    05-16-16 09:45 AM
  4. Oiche-Shamhna's Avatar
    I use the Moto 360 and it works Great. But since you have a Priv it should connect since it is using Androids Bluetooth Stack not a propriatary bluetooth system. All of my devices that I own connect. Do you have MM or 5.1.1? have you tried other devices? My Garmin that is Bluetooth does but not ANT+ versions. I put the item in pairing mode then open the bluetooth settings in the PRIV and once it opens it will start scanning. It is automatic but I would make sure it is in pair mode first before opening on the PRIV. Also some devices have a pin like 0000 or 1234 might check with manufacture. Some devices can only connect to a certain amount of devices and have to be reset to add to more. I had this happen with a headset. Once I did the reset it found it fine.

    Oiche-Shamhna
    05-16-16 09:46 AM
  5. Narhim's Avatar
    Pebble steel
    Vector

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    05-16-16 09:48 AM
  6. 36dbldz's Avatar
    Priv runs android so Garmin should work, you probably need the apps. The rep you talked to probably thought it was running blackberry os

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    Or setup via PC first....if I recall I had to for my fitbit charge hr

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    05-16-16 09:50 AM
  7. WJHeller's Avatar
    The tech conferred with their (Garmin) mobile team and they said NO GO w/ BlackBerry. My Priv will pair, but not with Connect to transfer data. The FitBit was finally able to connect but had other issues.

    Bold to Priv, WJHeller
    05-16-16 09:55 AM
  8. joeyrude's Avatar
    I have a Fitbit ChargeHR and it works perfectly with my Priv. Has some issues using the ported Android app when I was on a Z10, but the Priv works so well that I can leave it with All-Day Sync, and still have enough battery to easily get through the day.
    05-16-16 09:55 AM
  9. dietertong's Avatar
    The tech conferred with their (Garmin) mobile team and they said NO GO w/ BlackBerry. My Priv will pair, but not with Connect to transfer data. The FitBit was finally able to connect but had other issues.

    Bold to Priv, WJHeller
    They may be thinking it's a BB10 device....

    My friend uses a Vivofit with his Priv, no issues.
    05-16-16 10:02 AM
  10. Matt J's Avatar
    Anyone know which Smartwitch works best with Priv? Tried a FitBit and now a Garmin, and neither will connect via Bluetooth. I need something with heart rate and sleep monitoring. Garmin says they have no plan to set up BlackBerry as a usable device.

    Bold to Priv, WJHeller
    I use the Fitbit Blaze and it works PERFECTLY with my Priv.
    05-16-16 10:08 AM
  11. WJHeller's Avatar
    Thanks for the response. FitBits can't get wet and I'm in the rain too much. Thought I was done with not being able to get stuff done with a BlackBerry.

    Bold to Priv, WJHeller
    05-16-16 10:25 AM
  12. Matt J's Avatar
    Thanks for the response. FitBits can't get wet and I'm in the rain too much. Thought I was done with not being able to get stuff done with a BlackBerry.

    Bold to Priv, WJHeller
    Not true. FitBits are water resistant, but you shouldn't swim with them.
    05-16-16 10:27 AM
  13. gbolahanojo's Avatar
    I use a fitbit charge HR and pebble steel and it works great. All u need is the companion app and you are good to go.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    05-16-16 12:57 PM
  14. habs_fan's Avatar
    Fitbit works great with the Priv, I've used two fitbits since I've had my Priv and had no issues

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    05-16-16 01:15 PM
  15. fastberrytxt's Avatar
    I ahve a priv and a moto 360. It's not an Apple Watch and it's relatively slow, just like the Priv's HUB... but it works.
    05-16-16 01:30 PM
  16. jgcotton's Avatar
    Samsung Gear S2 works great with AT&T STV-1
    05-16-16 01:40 PM
  17. slgta's Avatar
    They may be thinking it's a BB10 device....

    My friend uses a Vivofit with his Priv, no issues.
    Yes, I had the same problem with Flipboard support....they assumed a Blackberry device is running BBOS. LOL
    Blackberry needs to get their marketing/partner fixed...it is not acceptable that even the apps and accessories vendors didn't even know Blackberry have Android phones now.

    Posted via the CrackBerry App on Priv
    05-16-16 01:57 PM
  18. TeaBoy's Avatar
    Moto 360 2 Gen connects via bluetooth flawlessly, It has Heart-Rate Sensor.
    It has a water-resistance rating of IP67 dust and water resistant.

    Fitness Smartwitch and Priv-p1080689.jpg
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    05-16-16 02:32 PM
  19. planemaker's Avatar
    Wearing my Fossil Q Founder. Works perfectly with the Priv. Even displays BBM Messages
    05-16-16 05:58 PM
  20. WJHeller's Avatar
    Thanks group! Returned the Garmin and got a FitBit Surge and it took a little work, but it's working now.

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    05-16-16 06:31 PM
  21. bluesqueen23's Avatar
    How are you liking the Fossil Q Founder? Lack of heart rate monitor?
    05-17-16 02:26 PM
  22. jonty12's Avatar
    Wow, I'm currently wearing a Garmin Fenix HR that works great with my Z30 - I can't imagine it not working with a Priv considering it works with any Android above 4.3.
    05-17-16 02:33 PM
  23. anon(870071)'s Avatar
    Anyone know which Smartwitch works best with Priv? Tried a FitBit and now a Garmin, and neither will connect via Bluetooth. I need something with heart rate and sleep monitoring. Garmin says they have no plan to set up BlackBerry as a usable device.

    Bold to Priv, WJHeller
    I use a pebble time steel and works like a charm. The os has been recently updated to record activity and again works like a charm and the watch looks great on. Also the battery life is much better and longer compared to other smartwatches in the same category.

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    05-17-16 03:17 PM
  24. FF22's Avatar
    I wish I wore a watch! Well, it's not like I can't. I just don't. Except on vacations and I just forgot to take it along last week anyway.

    I tried the Fitbit with the heart monitor and sleep tracker. But returned it - I did not want some private company tracking my sleep patterns.

    If I get a fitness tracker, I want one divorced from any company. I just want software on my end that allow me to track privately.
    05-17-16 04:48 PM
  25. Brian Chapnick's Avatar
    Just got a Pebble Steel. Syncs just fine. No heart rate monitor but an activity monitor that tracks sleep and counts steps.

    Brian

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    05-17-16 09:53 PM
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