ViMove

We are moving – for ourselves, and for the planet

With #ViMove for Climate, the global Viessmann Family has already planted 150,000 trees, and the next round starts in January. Your new Garmin Venu SQ smartwatch will help you track your activity and send them directly to ViMove in the future.

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Your training companion as a thank you

The year 2020 has presented us with major challenges, but it also showed us that together we are strong, and together we can achieve great things. Our #ViMove for Climate campaign is just one example of this. We want to thank you for your amazing dedication this year. For Christmas, all members of the Viessmann family will receive a Garmin Venu SQ as a gift to help you stay active and healthy.

Along with this gift comes our wish that you stay healthy, and that we can continue to count on your amazing dedication.

Maximilian Viessmann // Co-CEO
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Give your Garmin a personalized design with the Viessmann watch faces.

Start now in five steps

The Garmin Venu SQ tracks your activity in more than 20 sports – from walking, running and cycling to swimming, golf, yoga and pilates. It also measures your breath and heart rates, your energy levels and your oxygen saturation in addition to analyzing your sleep and sending an alert in case of emergency.

  1. You can register your smartwatch with Garmin right away and install the Garmin Connect and Garmin Connect IQ apps.
  2. With Garmin Connect, you can easily and quickly set up your Garmin to meet your individual needs and requirements.
  3. Garmin Connect is integral to the ViMove campaign as it automatically records your activity, so please don’t forget your login details.
  4. The Garmin Connect IQ app offers you the choice to customize your display. Choose from five different Viessmann watch faces that are ready for download in the app.
  5. You can customize many other settings with your smartwatch. We have compiled instructions for your under Downloads alongside two video links, and you can find additional support from the Garmin Support-Center.

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Every minute and every meter counts

5,000 members of the Viessmann family, their relatives, friends and Viessmann business partners participated in the #ViMove for Climate campaign over the summer of 2020, and they covered 296,751 kilometers. In return, our project partners CHOOOSE planted 150,000 trees. Our next joint goal: Another 150,000 trees. It starts on January 4, 2021, when the ViMove web app goes live—we will link you to it here as well. Join in–your Garmin Venu SQ smartwatch will help you out–and motivate your family and friends, as they can participate too.

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Recharge your batteries: Hiking clears your head—and for every kilometer you walk, we will donate a tree.
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Pure adrenaline: Get on your bike and enjoy the ride. For every three kilometers you ride, we will plant a tree.
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Take a deep breath: Yoga is good for your body and your soul—and for the climate. Every twelve minutes accounts for one new tree.
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In your element: Go for gold if swimming is your sport. With every 200 meters you swim, we will plant a new tree.
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Fresh air: Running trains your heart, strengthens your immune system, and for every kilometer you cover, we will plant a tree.
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From crosstraining to yoga

We have increased the number of sports to 20 so that you can include as many activities as possible. Find out how many kilometers you must hike or the number of minutes you have to ride your indoor bike for a tree in this overview:

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Trees for people, and the climate

To make the most of #ViMove for Climate, we work with a professional partner who selects reforestation projects that align with our purpose. In doing so, CHOOOSE also makes sure that the projects are integrated into local communities and also directly benefit the people.

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The trees are planted by hand with simple tools. Local farmers are trained in sustainable nursery management beforehand.
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The trees prevent erosion, enrich the soil with nutrients and provide locals with edible fruits. Farmers receive timber as well.

For the next 150,000 trees, we have selected two projects in Uganda and Kenya. Both are parts of the International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST). Nearly 300 small groups with 2,000 members already participate. Nearly 1,000 project sites cover a total of 700 hectares.

FAQ

When does the current ViMove Campaign start?

How can I take part in #ViMove for Climate and what does that require?

Can I take part in #ViMove for Climate if I am not a Viessmann employee?

Can I take part in #ViMove for Climate if I don’t use a smartwatch?

Why are there only 20 sports on #ViMove for Climate?

Which types of exercise count and how much do I have to exercise to plant a tree?

Where can I see how many trees I have donated?

How often can I participate in #ViMove for Climate?

Where will the trees be planted that are donated through the ViMove campaign?

How can I find out more about how the project is going?

Why did Viessmann select CHOOOSE as a partner?

Does Viessmann store my data and for how long?

When will the trees be planted?

Will Viessmann check if the trees are actually planted?

Are there other ways that I can support the project?

How can I quickly access the ViMove app or save it to my smartphone?

Can I log into the log-in area with Google and IAM?