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Syncing Fitness Tracker with AARP Now to earn Rewards points

I see that you can sync your fitness tracker to the AARP Now app and earn Rewards points for hitting fitness milestones. However when you drill down to the instructions it says you need v3.20 of the AARP Now app to sync the fitness tracker, yet my Apple App Store only has v3.19. I have AARP support looking into this but wondering if anyone else has been able to find v3.20 and/or sync their fitness tracker (specifically Apple Health on the iPhone).

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@jbear105   Yes!  You can go to My Account - the click on the 2nd tab (Account Details) and you will see option to change

 

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First time I knew the iphone was tracking my steps since I first bought it a few years ago! Only problem is, the health app has a few hundred entries for each day.  I have no idea why it breaks it up that way.

 

I did find a free app that will let you export the data to the numbers app or Excel.  It is called QS Access.  Only problem is it will export the whole table of data in your health app, but you can limit it to steps.  Use Air Drop to move it to a MacbBook for easier manipulation, so you can copy the current day, previous day or whatever to its own spreadsheet and add a sum formula to see what your total number of steps are for the day.

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@RussellP197074 wrote:

First time I knew the iphone was tracking my steps since I first bought it a few years ago! Only problem is, the health app has a few hundred entries for each day.  I have no idea why it breaks it up that way.

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Russell, at the bottom of the health app screen, you should see 4 options ... Health Data, Today, Sources, and Medical Data.  Click on Today.  This should take you to a screen that shows a consolidated total of all steps for the day.  If you then click on steps, there is the option for "show all data" which is the screen you are seeing with the hundreds of entries for the day.  Click the "back" button in upper left to go back to the consolidated totals screen.

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@RussellP197074 wrote:

First time I knew the iphone was tracking my steps since I first bought it a few years ago! Only problem is, the health app has a few hundred entries for each day.  I have no idea why it breaks it up that way.

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Russell, at the bottom of the health app screen, you should see 4 options ... Health Data, Today, Sources, and Medical Data.  Click on Today.  This should take you to a screen that shows a consolidated total of all steps for the day.  If you then click on steps, there is the option for "show all data" which is the screen you are seeing with the hundreds of entries for the day.  Click the "back" button in upper left to go back to the consolidated totals screen.


Thanks.  I looked for the app but i couldn't find it.  I was accessing the data through the settings screen.  Found the app tucked away in a group called entertainment!  That's much easier.  Now I need to get back outside.  I am about 600 steps short!

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But I can say that since Oct 2016 I have walked 1320 miles and 3.3 million steps while I had my iphone with me!

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3.20 is available in the app store for as of this morning.  I have upgraded the app, but I still do not see where to sync my apple watch on AARP NOW. can anyone help?

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Open the app, then click on the AARP tab on the bottom right. That page should have your point total, click on that and it takes you to the page that allows you to sync your fitness.

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 I just succeeded! 

 

So, I downloaded the new App, relogged in and selected the AARP card on the bottom right corner.  This time AARP rewards was listed right in the middle of the screen. ....  and I clicked on it and from there it allowed me to choose my tracker (apple health) and it synched up nearly immedately.  

 

I hope this helps!  

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@Soosietyrell   Horray glad to hear it!

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@ds44805353   You should log out and back in again if you are not seeing it.

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That did it! Thank you!
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I actually deleted the app and reloaded it....  so I received the new version... then it worked 🙂 

 

Thanks for hanging in there with me - very happy now! 

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@AARPTeri 

 

I completed over 10,000 steps yesterday and linked my fitbit to AARP on the same day.  It shows I have a liked device after clicking on "manage your fitbit >" found on the earn page.  I hope to try to get 10,000 steps again today, but, I can't be sure that I will be able to test it.

 

Has anyone gotten fitbit points?

 

Thanks!

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@andrewtoo   Yes we are seeing users earning the ftitness bonus from Fitbit.  Hopefully, you will see them tomorrow if not let me know so we can help sort it out for you.

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When I look closer I see that I actually received 100+50 points AARP members receive 50% more points.

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@jbear105  @kf456  

 

Just checking in to see if you were able to see the successful syncing of your devices?

 

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I was not successful - I did try again this morning.  Is it true that the app needs to be updated? 

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     I updated the AARP Now app on my iPhone as the 3.2 version was now available and needed updating.  Still no sync up.  After reading over this topic, I finally deleted my newly updated app and reinstalled it, requiring a log in with password.  That seemed to do the trick for me and I received bonus points for downloading the app!
     Now to see if I earn any points for my steps, but that requires taking a few more than I did yesterday.  Does anyone know if other activies are combined or do you have to meet a specific number of steps or specific number of cycling miles to gain reward points???

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Oops, I should add that I was using the iPhone "Health" app to record my activity.  Wasn't much yesterday as I went to see the Downton Abbey movie, LOL!

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Does anyone know if the Samsung watches will be added to the list of trackers?

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I have linked my Fitbit to the AARP site yesterday and confirm the connection with with 3rd party app in Fitbit.

I had 10,000 step yesterday but do not see my points. Is there an issue with the link?

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@AARPTeri 

 

I don't know if this topic is only about apple product syncing, but, I didn't see anything about syncing a fitbit.  It seemed to sync, but, I had already met the 10,000 bonus level and I haven't seen any points for it in my transaction history yet.  I'll try to be patient, though, it is the first day.

 

Will tracker points be exempt from the daily point limit, as it was in rewards for good?

 

Thanks so much,

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Do not know how to get my activity from my Apple Watch to sync with the rewards program.  Any help?

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Apparently we have to wait until AARP Now v3.20 is available. Then you can sync your Apple Health app with the AARP Now app. The Apple Health app pulls from your Apple Watch.

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@p439300g  Have you gone to the Earn page, hit the “Add a fitness tracker” link and select a fitness tracker from the pop-up menu. Then, you’ll need to separately go into its app and give it permission to share data with AARP Rewards. 

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And when this AKSO fails, then what?

Fitbit IS synced, however no rewards

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@JonathanM243209 Make sure your fitness tracker is still connected -- head to the Earn page (http://www.aarp.org/rewards/earn), hit the “Add a fitness tracker” link and select a fitness tracker from the pop-up menu. Then, you’ll need to separately go into its app and give it permission to share data with AARP Rewards. If it's already properly connected, let me know how many days you are missing points for, and I can make that adjustment.

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JodeeR

 

see that i am Not the only one with this issue. The app has been linked and Fitbit has accepted the link, yet nothing until 2 days ago - GREAT

However someone promised to add the missing points, but never did.  From December 19th until January 7, about 19 days of missing 150 points

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@JonathanM243209 I've added the missing points from December 19th- January 5th. The other points have been properly recorded until today.