Introducing Multiple Images. Now you can post multiple images on the feed to better showcase your health journey. You can select up to 5 images to include in a single post.
This feature allows you to tell more of your story. Our users are sharing before, during and after images of important activities and events. Think sunrises, in-gym pics, music, and more.You can also add captions to each image to give more context.
To post multiple images, simply select them in the post creation screen and arrange them in the order you want them to appear.
Try it out and see how it can add more depth to your posts!
Introducing Reply to Comments. Now you can easily engage with others and keep the conversation going on Vital.
This feature allows you to reply to comments on your posts or on other people's posts. You can add your own thoughts, ask questions, or offer support to other users.
To reply to a comment, simply click on the reply button below the comment and type your message. Your reply will automatically tag the other user under the original comment, making it easy for others to follow the conversation.
This feature is a great way to build community and connect with others who share similar health goals. Try it out and see how it can enhance your Vital experience!
Introducing our new Sign Up and Log In Flows. We’ve made it easier than ever to join the Vital community and start your health journey.
Our new Sign Up and Log In flows guide you through the process of access your account, whether signing up for the first time or logging in again. You can sign up using your phone number and SMS authentication.
These new flows are designed to make the sign up and log in experience more intuitive and user-friendly. Join the Vital community and start your health journey today!
Introducing In-App Message Popups. Now you can stay up-to-date with your health milestones and community updates on Vital.
Our in-app message popups will appear on your screen to inform you of your achievements, goals, challenges, and other important updates.
These message popups are designed to keep you informed and engaged with the Vital community. They are non-intrusive and can be dismissed with a single tap.
Keep an eye out for our in-app message popups and stay connected to the community!
Introducing For You feed improvements. Now you can discover more posts on Vital that are tailored to your interests and health goals.
Our "For You "Feed uses analysis of your activity on the app, including the topics you engage with and the users you follow, to deliver a personalised experience.
With our latest update, we’ve made it even easier to find posts that we think we don't want to miss.
Our For You Feed Updates are designed to help you discover new people and ideas, as well as stay motivated on your health journey. Don’t miss out on the latest posts that are tailored to you. Check out our For You Feed and start exploring today!
Introducing React to Comments on Posts. Now you can express your thoughts and feelings about other comments on Vital without adding a comment!
This feature allows you to react to comments on posts with a love heart. You can also see the reactions of other users on the same comments, making it easier to engage with the community.
To react to a comment, simply click on the reaction button side the comment. Your reaction will be displayed next to the comment, making it easy for others to see.
This feature is a great way to show your support, share your thoughts, and engage with other users on Vital. Try it out and see how it can enhance your commenting experience!
Improved Image Design on Feed
Introducing Improved Feed Aesthetics. We’ve made significant improvements to how posts and data cards appear on the feed, making it more aesthetically pleasing and user-friendly.
Our latest update includes full-width posts and data cards, giving you a better view of the content and making it easier to engage with the community. We’ve also updated the font and color scheme to make it more modern and visually appealing.
In addition, we’ve introduced new animations and transitions that make the scrolling experience smoother and more enjoyable. You can now swipe through posts and data cards with ease, without any lag or delay.
These improvements are designed to enhance your experience on Vital and make it easier to consume and engage with content. Check out the new look and feel of our feed, and let us know what you think!
Introducing FriendFinder. Now there is a dedicated screen to help you connect with other people on Vital. There are three main sections of the page.
You can access the page from the Home feed, Challenges tab and Profile tab.
Awaited by many of our community members, now you can change your default unit preferences everywhere on the app. This means you can select whether to see distance in km or miles and weight in lbs, kg and stone.
To customise your preferences, head to the Settings page on the app. From here, you can toggle the settings in the “Unit Preferences” section.
Introducing "Health Wrapped"! This allows you to reflect on your health journey since joining Vital in 2022. By syncing your data from popular health and fitness apps and wearables, Health Wrapped creates a personalized report that highlights your most impressive achievements of the year.
One of the standout features of Health Wrapped is the ability to see your snapshot of your time since joining Vital. You can view things like your most frequent workout types, recovery stats, and craziest workout, and see how these stack up with the rest of the Vital community.
You can easily share your highlights with friends and reflect on your year. We hope it can help you make informed decisions about your goals for 2023.
With Custom Challenges, you can create your own personalized challenges and invite your friends to join you achieve the challenge goal. Whether you're looking to improve your sleep, increase your daily step count, or go the distance, Custom Challenges has something for everyone.
To get started, simply select the type of challenge you want to create – options include sleep, steps, distance, time, and calories – and set your goal. Add your own twist to the challenge details and then you can then invite your friends to join the challenge and track your progress together. Custom Challenges makes it easy to stay motivated and on track, with a challenge chat and a leaderboard to keep you motivated.
Proof of Health streaks is a new feature that helps you stay accountable to your daily health goals. By completing either 7 hours of sleep or one of your three activity rings each day, you earn your daily streak.
Proof of Health is designed to help you establish healthy habits and maintain them over time. Whether you're trying to get more sleep, increase your activity levels, or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle, Proof of Health has something for everyone.
As our community grows in size, Vital is taking preemptive measures to promote a positive and healthy environment for our users.
Now, you can report a post for being inappropriate, spam or aggressive language. You can also block a user, or report a user for the same reasons listed above.
Vital has internal tools in place to carefully and promptly monitor these reports.
Our community is growing from strength to strength and we’re excited for you to contribute to that.
See what challenges you've been invite to on Vital by checking out the Challenge Tab.
Vital community members are significantly more likely to achieve their challenge goals if they participate alongside friends. We're making it easy to invite and receive invites to challenges to enable shared motivation and accountability.
Check it out today!
Now you can invite friends and family to join you in challenges on Vital.
As part of our initial release, there are two ways you can send invite. The first option is to share a url link, which provides instructions to the recipient on how to download Vital and access the relevant challenge. The second option is to invite users on Vital by using the search bar and selecting the user from a list.
We’ve seen that users are more likely to complete their challenge when they do it alongside friends. We have other tools which help users provide encouragement and have fun, including challenge nudges and challenge conversations.
Try it out and see for yourself!
Workouts and activity ring updates can now be automatically shared on Vital when opted-in to the new feature.
This makes staying accountable and documenting your health journey easier than ever before.
Once an activity is posted, you can add a description and edit the card to personal it to your taste. You’re in complete control of how the post looks.
You can customise your preferences for automatic posting in the settings page.
We’ve launched a comment feature in challenges so you can chat with your fellow participants as you work to hit the target.
Challenges on Vital are inherently social. We’ve introduced nudges to allow users to show gestures of encouragement and motivation. Challenge conversations go a step further.
You can tag other user’s directly in the comment thread, ask questions of other participants, and share updates related to the challenge.
Much more functionality is planned, so let us know what you think and what you’d like to see next.
Vital keeps you up-to-date with friends joining the community, inviting you to challenges, commenting on your posts, and more.
Naturally, not all of the push notifications that are scheduled may be suited to your own specific preferences. As such, we’ve introduced more customisation which allows you to turn on and off notifications for particular actions in the app.
Go to Profile > Settings > Push Notifications to review and adjust your settings.
There's more coming so stay tuned!
We’re introducing a new feature that shows you an overview of a selection of stats over the past 30 days and how that compares to other members of the Vital community.
Ever wondered if your sleep is below, above or on par with other people similar to you? Now you can. We’re initially rolling out this feature during your initial sign-up. Based on your findings, you can ask other Vital community members for tips on how they’ve improved their metrics, or offer you own experience to others.
This has been a feature requested by lots of you. In the future, we’ll enable data comparisons in the main app, with greater flexibility.
We can’t wait to hear what you think!
We're introducing a new way of reacting to posts to allow the community to communicate in a more fun and meaningful way. Oftentimes, different types of posts warrant different types of responses, and maybe limiting a response to one emoji also isn't enough.
Now, we have a series of one-click emojis to react to, no matter the situation. Your buddy put in a hard workout? . Learnt something new? 💡. Celebrating the achievement of a goal? 🏆
Whatever it is, you'll find it on Vital.
Here at Vital we believe improving your health is more fun when done with others. Now, you can connect with friends and community members who share your interests with our all new end-to-end friend finder.
When first signing up to Vital, you are prompted to share your address book, set up your profile using your Twitter account, and add your interests. All of this information, privately and securely stored, is used to recommend others to follow who are most relevant to you.
This includes friends and Twitter connections already on Vital, as well as others who are interested in the same topics as you. For example, interested in Zone 2 training? Find others also exploring this area, see what they’re up to, and share your health journey together.
We've introduced a new feature as part of community challenges that we call nudges. On the challenge leaderboard, you can "nudge" another participant using one of the available emojis. If they're doing mind-blowingly well, maybe send a 🤯. If they're a little behind their target, you can send a 🐢. Nudges are designed to encourage, motivate and have fun with one another.
We’ve introduced a new leaderboard to the Vital app that shows the top performers across key metrics.
We’ve started with workout minutes, steps, and active calories, and show the highest performers for that day. Those who finish in the top 10 receive badges which are shown on their profiles.
The purpose of the leaderboard is to help community members cheer each other on, get familiar with different folks in the community, and foster an environment of encouragement.
We’re introducing a Fitbit integration so you can see your Fitbit data on Vital.
This has been a big request from users, particularly given Fitbit doesn’t have a direct integration with Apple Health, so data streams have historically been siloed.
You can connect your Fitbit account during onboarding or by going to Settings > Devices.
At Vital, we're always on the lookout to understand what we can do to improve things for you. To make it easier for you to raise your voice, we've added our feature request and public product roadmap to the main app.
Simply select "My ideas" in the Feed and Health tabs to see and vote on feature requests made by the community. Add your own requests if you don't see them there.
You can also stay up-to-date with the status of your requests with email updates. We can't wait to continue co-building the Vital app alongside you.
The health tab is being revamped to provide a better understanding of your most recent data, baseline metrics, and important trends over time.
To begin, we’ve introduced a new view that shows your latest measurements across a selection of metrics. These include HRV, Resting HR, sleep, and weight. The data source and time of measurement show where and when these measurements were recorded.
Expect more views and trends coming soon.
Vital is more fun with friends. Now, you can find your friends already on Vital by connecting your contact list. Furthermore, you can also invite friends to join you on Vital to improve your health together.
Enable access to your contacts during the initial onboarding so you can connect with friends and help find people to follow.
Account management on Vital just got a whole lot easier with SMS authentication for sign in.
No need to remember email and password credentials or go through the effort required to input them. We’ve shifted to SMS authentication for both new and existing users, meaning a more seamless experience for all.
Starting today, Vital allows users to select and display their primary health interests.
The main purpose of this feature is to help users connect with other Vital members who share similar interests to them. This means better recommendations on who to follow, leading to more meaningful interactions and connections.
You can select your main interests during the initial onboarding, and these can always be adjusted later on your profile page.
These interests are shown on your profile, meaning others can see what you’re interested in, and vice versa.
In the future, more content and challenges will be recommended based on these interests.
We have introduced a new challenge format with daily targets to hit for the duration of the challenge. For example, our first challenge is focused on achieving consistent sleep for 7 days, with a daily target to sleep for at least 7 hours each day throughout the challenge.
Upon opening the app each day, you can see whether you achieved your goal or not, viewable in the progress section of the challenge page.
As with other challenges, you can see how other participants in the challenge are progressing. Learn from others, ask questions and start discussions with the group by tagging other users in posts. Encourage and motivate one another as each person works towards the challenge goal.
Give it a try! Challenges are commonly referred to as one of the best ways to stay accountable to one’s goals in a fun and approachable way. We’ve more coming when it comes to making challenges something community members can connect over.
Vital is all about documenting your health journey with friends. One of the main benefits of this practice is the accountability it provides.
Now we’re adding sharing functionality to our daily activity rings. This allows you to share your daily activity ring scores at the end of the day, stimulate conversations, and take further accountability in your day-to-day life.
Now we’ve made it a lot easier for you to invite your friends to the Vital app.
It goes without saying that sharing your health journey is a lot more fun and fulfilling with friends. Now you can invite your friends via any of your preferred channels by simply clicking an icon on the Home feed. This will prompt you to share your unique link through any relevant channels you have on your phone.
This is just a start, and we’ll be introducing more seamless ways to invite your friends shortly.
Tagging other users in posts from anywhere in the app has arrived to Vital. This is especially useful for when you want to notify other people of specific questions or discussion items that might be particularly relevant to them. Each one of us has our own particular areas of interest, expertise and unique insights. Tagging allows for more seamless conversations and engagement to happen on Vital.
In addition, tagging in comments will be released in the coming days, again to foster deeper conversations.
When inputting text, press “@”, begin typing the name of the user you want to tag, and a list of users that fit your criteria will appear. Once you have found the user you are looking for, simply select that user, and away you go.
We’ve added a “for you” tab on the Home feed which highlights posts we believe will be of interest to you. You can learn, connect and get inspired by others, who might be experts in their field, have similar goals to you, or have other commonalities that make their content interesting.
By default, the “For You” tab will be shown. Press the “Following” tab to show a feed dedicated solely to those you are following.
The more you engage with Vital, the more likely this content will resonate with you. Let us know what you think!
With our recent introduction of a wide suite of features (including improved interactions, challenges and sharing), we’ve released some updates to improve the overall performance and feel of the app. Your feedback has been awesome, and we’ve made improvements to reduce loading times, increase “smoothness” on the feed, and foster that feeling of delight.
As always, more to come!
Starting today, Vital lets you directly connect your Garmin device to your Vital account.
Vital is building a full suite of integrations with your favorite wearable devices and apps. We’ve added another direct integration to our list of data sources with this Garmin integration.
To connect your Garmin device, go to Settings > Devices > Garmin. Upon selecting the toggle, you will be redirected to Garmin’s website where you will be prompted to login using your Garmin credentials. Once complete, you will be redirected back to the Vital app, and data will now be automatically synced from your Garmin device.
This means your Garmin workouts, sleep and other metrics will be readily available in the Vital app. Track, analyze and share your Garmin data.
We’ll be continuing to add more direct integrations over the coming weeks and months. You can let us know which other integrations you would like to see at our public roadmap here.
We introduced rings to help you track and stay accountable to your daily goals. There’s something so powerful about wanting to close each of those rings every single day!
To begin, our rings show your stats across three metrics: sleep, active calories and steps. You’re in complete control over what goals you want to set, or you can take our recommendation to start with.
The fun part is rings are now accessible to everyone, no matter what wearable or app you and your friends use. This makes things like tracking and sharing more accessible to more people.
Vital aims to facilitate positive behavior change to improve everyone’s health - we hope this is another step moving us in this direction.
I want to be able to post photos without requiring data from activities logged in my Health tab from my connected wearables and apps
Now you can create a post from anywhere in the Vital app. Simply select the black ‘+’ icon found on the bottom right of each screen to share what’s on your mind.
To begin with, you can add text, an image or both. You can create posts to pose questions to the Vital community, share progress toward your goals, and shoutout your friends.
There is much more coming when it comes to sharing. Stay tuned!
We’ve improved a core part of the Vital experience: the profile page.
To help users find and connect with one another, we’re helping users show off their personality, interests, and style in their own way. Now, users can more easily bond over areas of mutual interest.
This is done in a number of ways, including showing links to other social media accounts (including Twitter, Instagram, and Strava), larger profile images, opting to share one’s current location, more flexible profile bios, and a list of current interests.
Vital’s activity card customization is fun and seamless to do: add a background image, drag to adjust the color and filter, show and hide what you like.
Previously, this was only available when sharing externally, but now we’ve rolled out this feature to posts on the Vital feed as well.
For example, kick off your day by reviewing your sleep data, and share a custom message with your friends to start the day on the front foot.
You can choose to add a description to share more.
This continues to build the infrastructure for creating a broader range of post types coming soon.
We’ve made it a whole lot easier to set up your profile on Vital: import from Twitter.
During initial sign-up, opt-in to connect your Twitter account with Vital. With just a touch of a button, by default you have your Twitter username, profile image and description added to your profile on Vital. From here, you’re able to make any adjustments you (tip: to get your favorite username before it’s too late!).
Smooth, simple and fast. Just how we like it.
We now make it easier to find your friends on Vital, meaning you can start connecting with them right when you set up your profile.
On top of that, we’re also surfacing challenges on Vital which we think will resonate with your interests and goals.
After connecting your health data and setting up your profile, you’ll be shown suggested friends to connect with and recommended challenges to join. You can select multiple options at a time or simply press “maybe later” to return at a later time.
Vital now supports more customization when it comes to sharing your health data and activities with others.
When pressing “Share” in the Health tab on any shareable component, you can opt-in to customize your card. This includes workouts, heart and sleep reports.
If you upload an image, you can adjust both brightness and blur by simply dragging using your finger. Touch and drag across the image to alter their levels, pushing out to the furthest corners for the highest strength.
Images by default show a number of core metrics associated with the card type. You’re in complete control. You can select what metrics you want to show or hide depending on the context and your intended audience.
Tell your story in your own way.
Once you create your Vital account, you are given the option to opt-in to receive occasional emails from the Vital team. There are a number of reasons for these emails, which have been designed to both give you insights into your health, share guidance on how to make the most of the app’s features, and provide updates on all the new features coming your way.
We’ve designed these emails to hit your inbox throughout your first week of joining Vital. From our early adopters, we’ve noticed some commonalities with how they use the app to drive improved health outcomes. We share with you their actions to see if they resonate with you.
At Vital, we’re intent about building alongside our initial user base to create a truly game changing product. Our user’s feedback shapes what we build and our emails help you share your voice in an easy way.
Lastly, our line of communication is always open. Reach out to the team at any time.
We’re making sharing your recent activities and health stats easier and more beautiful than ever before.
No more clunky screenshots. Your family, friends and social media following are in for a treat with brand new external sharing on Vital.
Now you can share your stats on Vital on platforms such as Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, as well as other channels of your preference.
You can do so from the Health Tab by select the sharing icon on any chart in the daily log.
You’re in complete control as to what you want to show. Add an image as a background to the graphic which represents the story you want to tell. Show and hide metrics, charts and titles by using the toggles at the bottom of the screen.
We’re seeing lots of different use cases. Users are sharing pictures of them presenting to colleagues with their heart rate overlaid, beautiful sunsets seen during evening walks, and metallic dumbbells sitting in a weight room.
Find out how you’d best like to do it by playing around yourself on Vital.
Stay tuned for even more customization coming soon.
We’ve taken user profiles to another level. Now you can learn more about other users on Vital by visiting their profile page and having a browse.
Users can connect their Twitter and Instagram accounts so you can connect across social networks. You can see what challenges a user is actively participating, and what’s more, decide to tag along and join them in taking on that challenge.
All public posts shared by that user are also accessible on their profile page, so you can learn more about their activity, and see if you can apply any of their protocols to better yourself. Even better, you can connect with them and start up a conversation yourself.
See a users list of people they are following, as well as those who are following them, to get more inspiration of other accounts you would like to connect with as you go on your health optimization journey.
Social health, it’s the Vital way.
Your daily health log lets you see all your recent activities in one place. It’s a simple and fast way to see how you have most recently been performing across the areas of your health you care most about.
The feed is sorted from newest to oldest and the report is continuously updated each day depending on your activity levels.
A typical use case will be to check your daily report in the morning. Here you will understand your sleep performance for the night before, as well as your latest heart report showing stats like your Resting HR, HRV, and heart rate during the day. If you’ve just crushed a morning workout, your stats will also be on show.
You can see where this data is coming from if you use multiple wearables and apps.
All your data conveniently in one place.
We’re introducing a new single-view dashboard of the primary health and activity metrics you care most about.
Now at any time of the day, you can answer the all-important question, “How am I doing right now?”
This snapshot provides a springboard for you to take action, whether that’s to get out and move a bit more, focus on a protocol to recover or relax, or simply feel more confident that you’re in touch with your mind and body.
These metrics are being pulled from a number of different apps and wearable devices connected to Apple Health, with more sources being added.
The default metrics for users to view relate to sleep, exercise (active calories, exercise minutes, steps) and heart (resting heart rate and HRV) stats.
Stay tuned for more customization coming soon.
We’re introducing a well-designed comment and reaction system so you can receive support from peers and help you express yourself with other members of the Vital community.
There are a selection of reactions you can use to support, encourage and motivate your friends, filled with lots of character and personality. Add another dimension to your interactions with friends by sharing words of wisdom or good intentioned banter when they need it most.
As you share your health and fitness story with others, you’ll also be on the receiving end of this positive-sum exchange. See who reacts to your post, get an additional pep-in-your-step to get and maintain your motivation, and return the favor with others.
It’s social fitness made fun.
Now, Vital sends you notifications every time someone follows your account, reacts or comments on your post. Feel the positive energy from the Vital community as you share your updates on the social feed. You can expect lots of 🔥’s, insights, and words of encouragement.
You can fine-tune your notification preferences in settings by navigating to your profile. We’re all about fitting things around your preferences, so customize their settings to ensure notifications work for you.
When you do receive a notification, you can jump right into the relevant page on the app, and pick up the thread from there. It’s social made easy.
We’re introducing sleep in Vital to give you a better understanding of one of the most crucial aspects of your health (and some say the most important and it’s “not even close”).
At the touch of a button, use the sleep feature in the Vital app to understand your sleep performance last night, see sleep trends over time and discover how your sleep is related to other key metrics also available in the app (such as your activity levels and heart metrics).
To start with, check out metrics such as your total sleep duration and your sleep efficiency (the percentage of time we spend asleep while in bed).
To display your sleep, simply navigate to the “Me” feed . Here you can see your most recent sleep performances. You can dive-in to discover more details.
Got a great night of sleep after implementing a new protocol? Or have questions on your sleep trends that you’d love to explore? Share with friends through the Vital app and get their input. There’s a whole community out there waiting for you!
We’ve drastically improved the speed and smoothness of the app. You’ll notice this most when scrolling through the social feed, sharing posts with friends, and reviewing your health data across different time periods. Most notably, users see bottom cards transition with ease and can navigate back and forth to explore both the community feed and find their own personal health data.
For the user, these pages offer a social feed experience combined with the elegance of detailed analytics. We have more ambitious plans for these pages; stay tuned!
You can now join challenges in Vital! Simply open the app where you’ll see all open challenges being run in the Vital community.
Tap on the challenge to see its goal, expected benefits, rules and timeline, and all the other participants who have entered.
As the challenge commences, see your progress as you trend towards your goal. Leverage the power of community to stay motivated, keep one another accountable, and learn how those around you are doing.
Our first challenges on the app, due to popular demand, include active calories, workout duration, and distance challenges. 5,000 calories in 7 days, do you have what it takes?
We’ll also start allowing you to invite others to join you in our challenges. We hope this helps bring Vital to your community.
We’re introducing heart data in Vital to give you a detailed lens into some of the most important numbers you should know about your health. Over time, these indicate your overall recovery and readiness scores, as well as alert you to potential health areas to explore.
In your personal dashboard, see the “Heart” section to see key metrics such as your Heart Rate Variability (HRV), Resting Heart Rate (RHR) and latest heart rate readings.
Get to know your heart metrics, alongside other key pillars of your health, all in one place in the Vital app.
Curious as to why your resting heart rate might have increased over the past few weeks? Want to share the effects of meditation and improved sleep on your HRV? Share through the Vital app and get input from the wider community. Tell your story!