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Connect Buddhify to the Vitality Member app

Learn how to connect Buddhify with the Vitality Member app to earn Vitality points for mindfulness activities

Choose your device guide

Apple

How do I connect Buddhify to Vitality on an iPhone?

Step 1: Connect Buddhify to Apple Health

  1. Download the Buddhify app
  2. The first time you open it, go into the settings menu. Apple Health will ask to receive your mindful minutes data from Buddhify. Tap ‘turn all categories on’ or ‘allow’

You need iOS 10 or above to be able to record your mindful minutes in Apple Health.

Step 2: Connect Apple Health to Vitality

(Please note: If you use more than one mindfulness app, you will only need to do this step once) 

  1. Open the Vitality Member app, select your app from the 'Rewards' section
  2. Select 'Connect to Apple Health'
  3. Turn on 'Mindful Minutes' and other categories if desired

Complete 10 or more minutes of mindful activity to earn two Vitality points a day, up to a maximum of six Vitality points a week.

Android

How do I connect Buddhify to Vitality on Android?

Step 1: Connect Buddhify to Google Fit

  1. Download the Buddhify app
  2. In the Headspace app, go into settings, tap ‘Google Fit’, then ‘Connect to Google Fit’
  3. Select (or add) your Google account and ‘allow’ permissions

Step 2: Connect Google Fit to Vitality

(Please note: If you use more than one mindfulness app, you will only need to do this step once) 

  1. Open the Vitality Member app, a prompt will pop up requesting access to Google Fit
  2. Select (or add) your Google account and 'allow' permissions
Complete 10 or more minutes of mindful activity to earn two Vitality points a day, up to a maximum of six Vitality points a week.

Frequently asked questions

How much does Buddhify cost?
There’s a one-off charge of £4.99 for Apple users and £2.99 for Android users and no monthly membership. There’s no Vitality discount on buying Buddhify.
Can I try Buddhify before signing up?
Buddhify don’t offer a free trial. You need to pay a one-off fee when you download the app.
I’ve already signed-up to Buddhify – can I still earn Vitality points?
Yes, just follow the steps above to link Buddhify to Apple Health / Google Fit and then Apple Health / Google Fit to Vitality, so we can award your points.
How can I earn Vitality points?
You can earn Vitality points for completing 10 mindful minutes a day, using one of our eligible apps. This includes guided meditations, breathing exercises and sleep stories. You can earn two Vitality points a day for completing 10 mindful minutes, up to a maximum of six Vitality points a week.
Can I earn Vitality points for using more than one eligible app?
Yes, you can use any of our partner apps – Headspace, Buddhify, Calm and The Mindfulness App. Mindful minutes are calculated on a daily basis and can be made up of multiple activities across multiple apps in a 24-hour period. This means that you’ll still earn two Vitality points if you complete five mindful minutes on one app and five mindful minutes on a different app in the same 24-hour period. If you use multiple apps, the limit of two Vitality points a day, up to a maximum of six Vitality points a week, still applies.
Where can I see my Vitality points?

You can see them on your Vitality points statement. They won’t show on the home screen of the Vitality Member app as they don’t count towards Active Rewards.

How long does it take for Vitality points to show on my points statement?
They can take up to 48 hours to show on your statement.
What do I do if I think my points are missing?

First, make sure that you’ve given Buddhify permission to share your mindful minutes with Apple Health / Google Fit. Then make sure that you allow Vitality to receive your mindful minutes from Apple Health / Google Fit. Allow 48 hours for points to show on your statement.

Apple:

Open the Apple Health app on your phone, go to Sources, select Buddhify and tap ‘allow’.

Android:

Open the Headspace app, go into settings, tap ‘Google Fit’, then ‘Connect to Google Fit’. Select (or add) your Google account and ‘allow’ permissions.

What are ‘mindful minutes’?
‘Mindful minutes’ are the time spent listening to a guided meditation, breathing exercises or sleep stories.
I’m not using one of Vitality’s partner apps. Can I still earn points?
No you can only earn Vitality points for mindful minutes with Headspace, Buddhify, Calm, and The Mindfulness App.