Syncing Vivofit 3 with Huawei P10 Lite

Just a short tip – as my wife just bought the activity band Garmin Vivofit 3 and tried to sync it with her new Huawei P10 Lite phone. In the pairing process it seemed to work, but the display on the device didn’t change to the design she chose during setup. Also when looking in the app it didn’t display a “Last synchronized” time…

After both resetting the Vivofit and the mobile it still didn’t work correctly, I got permission to join the troubleshooting 🙂

Since she just created her Garmin account and I don’t use one, I thought, let’s give it a shot on my Honor 8 mobile, a little older, but still pretty much like her new shiny p10 lite. After removing the Vivofit from her app(and turning off bluetooth on her mobile?) it wanted to be added to my Garmin app. On my mobile the setup went right through and looked a lot better and the display design changed, but I think the important part was that it now discovered a firmware update. Once it had updated, I removed it from my app and uninstalled it. Then I tried connecting it to her P10 lite and this time it went through correctly and the display design changed to her preference and syncing seems to work.