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Nokia - Garmin connection

After the update from Android 8.0 to 8.1 the connection between my Garmin Watch and Nokia phone isn't working properly anymore. At 8.0 is was working correctly and the device was added to Smart Lock. However after the 8.1 update I had to re-pair the watch to the phone, which succeeds, but after a certain period the connection drops and is not restored. Additionally, I am unable to add the watch in Smart Lock (even when it shows as connected in the Garmin Connect app). 

I have tried re-installing the app, re-pairing the watch several times (via the Connect app or within Bluetooth Settings page)and tried it in different orders, but none helps. I even tried a hard-reset but same problem. Initial pairing is working, but after a certain period, connection is lost and not restored (I have to delete the device and re-pair it to make it work for a few hours). Is there a solution for this problem?

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I have the same problem. And now it doesn't even pair with my Garmin Vivosmart HR+.

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I have exactly the same problem with my Garmin Forerunner 935. This problem appeared right after installing the most recent update.

Same problem with my vivosmart hr+ after the 8.1 update. I can get it to pair once but after it looses BT connection I can't connect it any longer. I have to delete the watch from my BT list and go through the whole setup process again to get it work for about another half hour...after that it looses connection again...bummer...

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