Selecting any item from this list will open the application dedicated to that content. RIM happily pointed out how having a true multitasking operating system makes this sort of behavior simple. There are some completely new features as well. Like iOS, BlackBerry will now have universal search. Typing in the bar will bring up messages, applications, contacts, meetings, and settings that match partial search strings. Third-party developers will also get the opportunity to offer the data produced by their apps to the search function.
To enhance consumer appeal, BlackBerry has significantly beefed up its media capabilities. Music and photos can now be synced over WiFi with a user's PC. The music software will actually obtain the entire music library's metadata, allowing users to manage content and playlists, even for songs that aren't currently on the device they'll be synced later if requested.
Photos can now be organized on the device as well. During my brief hands-on with the device, it was impressively responsive, and all of these features worked without a hitch. Some of them, however, were less than intuitive, and an inadvertent screen press would sometimes wipe out a few seconds of typing.
That's probably to be expected, given that a screen-focused interface is a relatively new thing for RIM—one of its executives mentioned that the company couldn't previously allow organizing pictures on the phone, simply because there was no way to select more than one of them at a time. Overall, the new Torch suggests that RIM has come a long way towards competing in a market that's increasingly touch- and consumer-focused. Unfortunately, it will reach the market at a time when its major competitors have already solved some of the same problems and are now refining their touch-based interfaces.
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The manufacturer determines in which country the item must be sent to for servicing. The foundation of the Vitality programme is accurate, measurable and clinically valid physical activity data. Step 5: Why n1wireless. To start earning points with your Fitbit, link your device to Vitality.
Updated hardware The hardware itself is typical of current smartphones. John Timmer John became Ars Technica's science editor in after spending 15 years doing biology research at places like Berkeley and Cornell. Email jtimmer arstechnica. If your points still do not reflect, please make sure that your workout qualifies by meeting the following criteria.
Please note that points for devices will only reflect when you have linked your device to Discovery and may take up to 48 hours to reflect. Can I earn points for burning calories? Fitness devices calculate calorie burn differently. We are therefore unable to calculate points for Vitality-linked devices.
You will still be able to get Vitality points for tracking your daily steps, heart-rate and speed. View the Vitality points you can earn with Vitality-linked devices. I use a Garmin Multisport Watch and whenever I use the multisport tracking functionality I am only awarded for one of the sports I do? Garmin Multisport watches such as the Garmin XT have a multisport functionality that sends workout data to Vitality as two separate events and results in only the higher points event being awarded. Garmin does not send an average heart rate for the entire workout.
Please keep your device tracking a single sport mode for the duration of your workout without switching to another discipline. Select Stop and Reset. If you experience any difficulties then please send an email to fitnessdevices discovery. Details of the problem you are experiencing. Please include screenshots where possible. What do I need to do if I am getting an error when linking my device to Vitality? Please send a screenshot of the error you receive to fitnessdevices discovery. Why is my Polar status pending after I successfully linked my device to Vitality? Polar linking guide. From the Discovery Website Follow the steps to link your fitness device account to Vitality and upload your workout data.
The Polar Personal Trainer will be discontinued at the end of December and for this reason we encourage members to link through the Polar Flow platform. Why is my Apple Watch heart rate data not coming through correctly? Wrist-based devices such as your Apple Watch tend to favour consistent cardio workouts like running or cycling. Monitors with chest straps favour a wider variety of exercise types including cardio, strength training, yoga and Pilates.
In order to ensure the best results, the back of your Apple Watch needs skin contact for features like Wrist Detect, the Taptic Engine, and the heart rate sensor to work properly. Wearing your Apple Watch with the right fit — not too tight, not too loose, and with room for your skin to breathe — will keep you comfortable and let the sensors work their best.
You may want to tighten your Apple Watch band for workouts, then loosen it when you're done. In addition, the sensors will work only if you wear your Apple Watch on the top of your wrist. For more technical support regarding this product, please visit the Apple Watch Support page: Can I use Apple Watch to track swimming?
Apple has advised that Apple Watch 1 has a water resistance rating of IPX7 under IEC standard meaning that it is splash and water resistant but not waterproof. This means that you can use your Apple Watch 1 during exercise, in the rain, and while washing your hands.
However, submerging your Apple Watch is not recommended and doing so is likely to void the warranty. Therefore, please do not swim with your Apple Watch. The leather bands available for your Apple Watch are not water resistant. The full standard agreement can be found at the bottom of the Apple Watch page on the Apple website. How do I link my Apple Watch to Vitality? Once you have your Apple Watch, you first need to ensure that it is linked to your iPhone.
To understand how to do this please visit the iStore or go to Apple support. You must then give Vitality access to your Health app data by confirming the information you would like Health app to share with Vitality. You need to complete the following steps to successfully link your health app to Vitality:. To update the data permissions that you have given Vitality, complete the following:. Open the Discovery App to sync your Apple Watch workout with Vitality 30 minutes after every workout or once a week on a Friday before the Vitality Active Rewards goal period ends.
The integration with Apple Health App only shares physical activity information which has been recorded on the Activity App on the Apple Watch. When this is done, we will communicate it to members via the Discovery website, social media channels and the monthly Vitality newsletters. When will I start receiving Vitality points for my workouts?
Once you have successfully linked your compatible fitness device or app to Vitality and have completed your first workout, it will take up to 48 hours for your points to be awarded. Why are my points not reflecting after capturing my activity on the iPad? Some members have experienced Vitality fitness points not reflecting after being captured on an iPad Vitality points device at some of our fitness partners.
If you experience this issue, please request your facility to ensure that they are syncing their iPads to Vitality and that there is enough data to do so in order for these points to reflect on time. As part of our commitment to encouraging members to get more active, we have refined the list of apps and fitness devices linked to Vitality. Our new device strategy is part of our continuous efforts to update the Vitality programme in line with the latest health research as well as wearable technology advancements, by focusing on tracking clinically relevant, verified exercise data.
These updates will help to ensure that every member can improve their health and wellbeing while earning their fitness points through fitness activities. The fitness devices and apps adidas miCoach, Moves, RunKeeper, Strava, MapMyFitness and Timex either do not distinguish between third party data or self-reported data, or utilise an unreliable integration. These apps compromise the accuracy and verifiability of the fitness data we receive, so we are no longer allocating Vitality fitness points for using these apps.
How can I use my device to earn Vitality Fitness points? You can earn Vitality points by linking your fitness device to Vitality on the website or the mobile app to earn Vitality points. You can earn Vitality points for steps, heart-rate and speed from various Vitality-linked devices. What is the age-related heart rate that I must reach in order for me to earn points during my workouts? Vitality awards you:. Click here to view the average heart rate zones for your age. I lost my Health app data when I changed iPhones? We are aware that members who upgrade or change to another iPhone may lose their Health app data.
This is because Apple does not back this data up to the cloud. To ensure that all Health app data reflects on Vitality, please ensure that you sync your Health app with your Discovery app before changing phones. Please note that while the data will sync to Vitality, Health app history will be lost once you change phones. How do I earn Vitality points with my Apple Watch? The best way to earn Vitality points with your Apple Watch is to select the Apple Watch Workout app green icon of a runner on your Apple Watch and remember to Start and End your workouts appropriately by saving your activity each time you get active.
Some important guidelines from Apple when wearing the Apple Watch include:. For additional technical support regarding this product, please visit the Apple Watch Support page. We will start calculating your weekly goals from the first full month after you collect your Apple Watch. Once your Apple Watch is connected to Vitality, you need to get active and earn Vitality fitness points to achieve your weekly Vitality Active Rewards goals.
Discovery Vitality will set you a personalised Vitality Active Rewards goal each week and Apple Watch measures your physical activity allowing you to earn Vitality fitness point towards achieving your Vitality Active Rewards goal. These goals can increase or decrease based on your goal history.
Does Apple Watch work with any smartphone device? To use the Apple Watch, you need an iPhone 5s or later model. I have linked my Health app to Vitality; why am I not receiving points for my Apple Watch activity data? This is because Apple Watch and Health app does not pass data automatically and requires you to log in to the Discovery App before it will share your data with Discovery Vitality. You will receive a sync reminder push notification on your handset at 7am every Friday if a manual sync did not occur in the last 24 hours.
Tap the notification to open the Health app detail page on the Discovery App. How do I earn Vitality points with my Fitbit device? To start earning points with your Fitbit, link your device to Vitality. You are able to earn Vitality points for tracking your steps, speed and your heart rate, depending on the capability of your device. How do I link my Fitbit to Vitality?
Workouts may take up to 48 hours to reflect on the Vitality Points Monitor. We do not accept any manually entered workout data or third party applications. How do I earn Vitality points with my Garmin device?
To start earning points with your Garmin device, link your Garmin Connect account to Vitality. How do I link my Garmin to Vitality? Please ensure that you have a Garmin Connect account. If you are a new user, visit the Garmin Connect website to create a new account. Link your Garmin device to your Garmin Connect account. If you experience any difficulty with this, please contact Garmin directly. Thereafter, link your Garmin Connect account to Vitality.
The page will then refresh, and you will see the Gym, devices and Fitness page, with your Garmin Connect account linked. If you workouts do not update, please check:. There is an option to clear your data from your device after you have uploaded it. If you clear it, you will not be able to upload older data to Vitality. How do I earn Vitality points with my Misfit device? As of January 1st members with Misfit devices will not be able to link device accounts to Vitality. Members who are already linked will continue to earn points. How do I link my Misfit to Vitality? Your workout data should reflect on the Vitality Points Monitor within 48 hours.
Please note: Vitality can only award points for data types that your specific device model tracks. How do I earn Vitality points with my Polar device? To start earning Vitality points, link your device to Vitality. How do I link my Polar device to Vitality? Link your Polar device to your existing Polar account or if you are new user, create a new account. Should you need any assistance with this process, please contact Polar directly. Visit the Vitality Gym, devices and Fitness section on the website.
Click on the Polar link and follow the simple steps to link your device.
You need to ensure that your Vitality permissions have not been removed from your Polar account. You also need to sync your Polar workouts regularly. How do I earn Vitality points with my Samsung Gear watch? To start earning points, link your Samsung Gear Smartwatch to Vitality.
You need to have your Samsung Gear Smartwatch linked to a compatible Android cell phone. Contact Samsung or visit the nearest Samsung store if you require any assistance. You also need to have the latest version of the Discovery app and the Samsung Health application installed on your phone. Thereafter, link your Samsung Health account to Vitality. You then need to manually sync Samsung Health on the Discovery app which should update your workouts. If your workout still does not reflect after completing the necessary checks, please complete the following:.
If the troubleshooting steps provided do not work and there are no known issues, please provide us with screenshots of your outstanding qualifying activities, the versions of applications installed on your cell phone, your device model as well as the version of the Android software installed on your phone. How do I earn Vitality points with my Suunto workouts To start earning points, you need to link your Suunto account to Vitality. How do I link my Suunto to Vitality? Please ensure that you have a Suunto account. If you are a new user, you will need to create a new account. Link your device to your account.
If you experience any difficulty with this, please contact Suunto directly.
Thereafter, link your account to Vitality. The page will then refresh, and you will see the Fitness devices overview page, with your Suunto account linked. You can use the Fitness device points calculator on the Discovery website to ensure that you have completed a qualifying workout. If there are no known issues and your workouts do not reflect within 48 hours, please send us a screenshot of your workout as well as confirmation of your Suunto account email address and username.
Why am I not earning points for steps recorded with my Suunto device? Please note that although your Suunto device might have the functionality to record step data, the current integration with the Suunto platform does not allow Vitality to receive this data.
Vitality and Suunto are working together to enhance the platform so step information can be shared with between the two parties. Members will be informed once this has been completed. Why am I not earning points for workouts recorded with my Suunto Smart Sensor heart rate belt? Please note that the current integration with the Suunto platform does not allow Vitality to receive this data. Suunto is working on enhancing its platform so that workouts recorded with the Suunto Smart Sensor HR belt can be shared with Vitality.
How do I earn Vitality points with my TomTom workouts? As of January 1st members with TomTom devices will not be able to link device accounts to Vitality.
How do I link my TomTom to Vitality? Please visit the Help page to check whether we are experiencing any issues with TomTom If we are not experiencing any issues with TomTom and your workouts do not update within 48 hours, please send us your TomTom username and a screenshot of your workout for further investigation. The foundation of the Vitality programme is accurate, measurable and clinically valid physical activity data.
As such you will not earn Vitality points if you edit the distance value recorded by your TomTom watch in treadmill mode. If you must edit the distance, only do so on the TomTom MySports website after Vitality has awarded the points. How do I earn Vitality points with my Withings device?
To start earning points with your Withings device, link your device to Vitality. How do I link my Withings device to Vitality? Please ensure that you have a Withings account. If you are a new user, visit the Withings website to create a new account. The page will then refresh, and you will see the Gym, devices and Fitness overview page, with your Withings account linked. Your workouts may take up to 48 hours to reflect on the Vitality Points Monitor. Your Withings device will store your workout data for a limited number of days, so upload your workout data to Vitality regularly.
How do I earn Vitality points using my Apple Health app? To start earning points, give Vitality access to your Health App data and link your app. How do I link my Apple Health app to Vitality? To link your Health app to Vitality please ensure that you have the Discovery app installed. The Health app is available on iPhone 4s and above and the iPod touch 5th generation and above. Step 1: Log in to the Discovery app and select Gym, devices and fitness.
Step 2: A confirmation page will pop up on your screen. Step 3: Step 4: You can update the data permissions that you have given Discovery by using Health app on your iPhone. Then choose the workout information which you would like to share with Discovery. You can check this under Sources on the Health app. Once you have checked that all permissions have been granted, please log in to the Discovery app and manually sync your workouts through Gym, devices and fitness.
It is important to wait at least 30 minutes after your workout before syncing your device to ensure we receive accurate data. How do I link my iHealth device to Vitality? As of January 1st members with iHealth devices will not be able to link device accounts to Vitality. How do I earn Vitality points with my iHealth device?
Your points may take up to 48 hours to reflect on the Vitality Points Monitor.