Was excited to see this morning that Beeminder has added Garmin integration. Description stated worked with any device in the vivo family, so set up a new step goal with my vivosmart. I selected the Vivoki/Vivofit button on the launch page. However, my graph does not seem to be pulling my step data yet.
Has anyone else tried to set up a goal using a vivosmart device with any luck?
Repeating my answer from the blog post comments:
It’s expected that it doesn’t show any data from before you authorized Beeminder. For other integrations we can fetch historical data (or at least the past day or week) but with Garmin we only get data from the moment you signed up onwards. So go jump around and sync again! (:
Thanks for asking about this! (Especially if there turns out to be a bigger problem!) I think we need some kind of warning about it in any case. Let us know if it’s picking up new data…
Yes, that seems to be the case exactly. It does seem like now it is picking up the new data since I set up the goal. Thanks for the quick reply,
I checked out Training Peaks ( http://home.trainingpeaks.com ) today, and it can connect to Garmin with the option to get 30 days of historical data. Maybe they are a special partner?
When we talked to Garmin we did actually ask about historical data and were told that it’s not an option, but I’m thinking it’s possible that this might have been specific to the wellness (i.e. vivo*device) data, and maybe not to forerunner activity data. But anyhow, I just went ahead and emailed support at trainingpeaks to ask if they had to make special deals with garmin or whatever to get historical data.