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?
I have the same problem. And now it doesn't even pair with my Garmin Vivosmart HR+.
I have exactly the same problem with my Garmin Forerunner 935. This problem appeared right after installing the most recent update.
Same Problem here with Nokia 6.1 and Garmin Vivoactive 3
Yepp, look at the neighboring Forum for the Nokia 6.1 same Problems since Oreo 8.1
I ask the question to Garmin and Nokia. Garmin says, it's a Nokia / Oreo Problem. Now I still wayting for an answer from Nokia.
I have the same problem with my Garmin Vivosmart HR+. Connected correctly the first time but now it's not working. I cannot even unpair the device.
Car audio is also skipping.
Same problem here with Nokia 6.1 and Vivosmart HR+.
And connection with BT speaker drops from time to time. Very annoying indeed.
same problem with nokia 7 plus, oreo 8.1, garmin fenix3.
no pairing with fenix3. bt speaker drops
I have the exact same issue. Just got this phone and for the first few hours it worked great. Then it just disconnected the watch and it won't reconnect.
So, exact the same issue with N7+ and my Garmin Vivoactive 3 AND with my Skagen Connected Smartwatch. but by the Skagen it's possible, to disable BT and enable BT again and the N7+ & Skagen will by sync.
It's a Miracle...