SDK 2.4.2

All Apps are in the process of being updated to the Current SDK 2.4.2 which add the ForeRunner 645/645M.  With simpler interfaces, the Epix watch is being added to most application.  Epix users welcome to Fb3!

For all Fb3 user follow me on Twitter @fbbbrown for current updates

Strength Training + released

Many requests for a General Purpose Strength Training App.
Our watches needs better support for Strength Training, CrossFit, Cardio and Stretching.  No Auto Recounting No Auto Pause stuff, no features that make no sense, period.

Every train with a Weight Vest, Ankle weights or Wrist Weights?  Your effort is increase but our watch don’t adjust for this.  This application provides ‘Weight Adjustable’ calorie calculations and posts data to Garmin Connect Web and App.  Additional weight can be added in configuration settings.

Three Calorie calculation are posted:
Garmin Calorie Total – this is the default for our watches.
Average Heart Rate Calorie Total Weight Adjusted   –  this provides a calorie calculation base on your entire activity time using the average heart rate, your body weight + the additional weight, gender and age.  Can view on watch and posts data to Garmin Connect Web and App.
Instantaneous Calorie Sum base on Current Heart Rate and Weight Adjusted  –  this provides a sum of calorie calculations. Calories are calculated and summed EVERY SECOND your entire activity time using the Current heart rate, your body weight + the additional weight, gender and age.  Highly accurate value.  Can view on watch and posts data to Garmin Connect Web and App.

This App uses the calorie formula is from the Journal of Sports Sciences and provides gender specific values. The calorie data is based from both current heart rate and average heart rate, and the data is posted to Connect as an IQ Data.

Apps Discontinued

In order to bring the best possible apps, i had to discontinue the Pilates and Horseback Riding apps.

The Pilates app is discontinued is and consolidated into the Yoga+ App. This is to reduce maintainability and improved functionality to you the user.  The Pilates functionality is available in the Yoga+ App.

NOTE: All current Pilates users will be able to migrate to the Yoga+ app using your Pilates Code.

The Horseback Riding app is discontinued and consolidated into the OutdoorsSports+ App. This change will reduce maintainability and improved functionality to you the user.  The Horseback functionality is available in the OutdoorsSports+ App.

NOTE: All current Horseback Riding users will be able to migrate to the OutdoorsSports+ app using your HorseBackRiding Code.

Work+ Released

Our watches needed support for general household chores, the work application provides real time data and posts data to Garmin Connect Web and App.

Directly Supports: Vacuuming, Sweeping, Cleaning, Lawn Mowing(GPS), Grass Cutting(GPS), Snow Shoveling(GPS), Raking(GPS), Digging(GPS), and a general categories Indoor Working or Outdoor Working (GPS). Configurable at watch or at Configuration

GPS by activity or Always ON.

MotorSport+ Released

Our watches needed support for Motor Sports including: Driving, Motorcycle, Motocross, Snowmobile, ATV and GoKart, The MotorSports+ application provides real time data and posts data to Garmin Connect Web and App. This application provides real time data, return navigation

How to use:
The Return ETE and Distance Remaining are determined by the starting position and your current position. The heading bug is the course of your starting location.
set lap type in configuration (Manual, AutoLap by Position and AutoLap by Distance )
AutoLap by Position. one or two lap position points. Use lap button to set the current location of 2nd Lap by Position.
AutoLap by Distance (set in configuration)

Custom Fields:
-Max Speed (Metric or Statute)
-Speed (Metric or Statute)
-Laps
-Lap Speed, Distance, Time
-Last Lap Distance, Time
-Elapse Timer
-Elevation (Metric or Statute) (Barometer Based)
-Heading
-Total Ascent
-Total Descent
-Vertical Speed / Minute
-Return Estimated Time Enroute (ETE)
-Return Distance Remaining
-Average Speed (Metric or Statute)
-Distance (Metric or Statute)
-Distance Remaining (Metric or Statute)
-Heart Rate (color coded on all screens)
-Average Heart Rate (color coded on 2nd and 3rd)
-Max Heart Rate
-Calories
-Energy Expenditure
-Temperature
-% Battery used
-GPS Strength (as 5 Dots)
-Fast read battery meter
-Bluetooth Connectivity
-Time of Day 12hr or 24hr

Display Abbreviations:
B = connected to connect app
hr:xxx = Heart Rate monitor
tmp:xxx = Tempe temperature sensor detected

Outdoor Sports+

Outdoor Sports+ provides direct support for: Hiking, Snow Shoeing, Hunting, Fishing, Cross Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing and Mountaineering.  This application provides real time data, return navigation, Weight adjusted calorie calculations and posts data to Garmin Connect Web and App. The calorie formula is from the Journal of Sports Sciences and provides gender specific values. The calorie data is based from both current heart rate and average heart rate, and the data is posted to Connect as an IQ Data.

How to use:
The Return ETE and Distance Remaining are determined by the starting position and your current position. The heading bug is the course of your starting location.

Set Gear weight in kilograms.

Three Screens
Main Screen, most used screen (Two Fields are Configurable)

Second Page; Heartrate, Adjusted Weight Calories and temperature (All Fields are Configurable)

Third Page: Return ETE and Return Distance Remaining with Red Navigation bug (All Fields are Configurable)

User Configuration

Custom Fields:
-Max Speed (Metric or Statute)
-Speed (Metric or Statute)
-Elapse Timer (ET)
-Elevation (Metric or Statute) (Barometer Based) (Elev)
-Heading  (hdg)
-Total Ascent (tA)
-Total Descent (tD)
-Vertical Speed / Minute  (VS/M)
-Return Estimated Time Enroute (ETE)
-Return Distance Remaining (Dist Rem (mi or km))
-Average Speed (Metric or Statute)
-Distance (Metric or Statute)
-Heart Rate (color coded on all screens) (hr)
-Average Heart Rate (color coded on 2nd and 3rd) (ahr)
-Max Heart Rate (mhr)
-Garmin Calories  (cal)
-Instantaneous Calorie Sum (Current hr based) and Weight adjusted (aCali)
-Adjusted Calories (average hr)based and Weight adjusted (aCalav)
-Energy Expenditure (cal/hr)
-Temperature (F or C)
-% Battery used  (%bat)
-GPS Strength (as 5 Dots)
-Fast read battery meter
-Bluetooth Connectivity  (B)
-Time of Day 12hr or 24hr

Updates
v1.1 add 3 spaces for TOD
v1.0.4 lap time of day null
v1.0.3 corrections to 1.0.2 Lap position and time of day
v1.0.2 added 0.1 accuracy to temperature, added custom lap information (GPS location and time of day), screen corrections on 240×240 round screens
v1.0.1: no code changes, Descent Mk1 was not using the correct layout file.

Flight Released

FLIGHT APP at Garmin

This app was built around the original Flight Fields data field.

This multi page application provides live course navigation, distance remaining and ETE to a way-point and to the return position were the flight began. The way-points are programmable from Garmin Express or Connect phone app. The Destination (Long/Lat) Way-points entered through Connect App or Garmin Express. Way-points can be changed with phone during flight. Supports two way points. if a navigation way point is used, the way-point will automatic switch to the second way-point. The navigation uses a 1 Km radius of the navigation waypoint to switch to the final destination.

How to use:

From the custom user configuration menu in Garmin Express or Garmin Connect, enter your destination Longitude and Latitude way-points in decimal degrees. The ETE and Distance Remaining are determined by the way point position and your current position. The heading bug is the course of your destination.

App Setting/Custom User configuration HOWTO https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?332843-How-to-App-Settings

Four Screens

Main Screen, most used screen with both the Waypoint (red) and Return (blue) heading bug (Two Fields are Configurable)

Second Page; Defaulted to Ground Speed, Altitude and Vertical Speed / Minute. (All Fields are Configurable)
Third Page: Defaulted to Return ETE and Return Distance Remaining with Blue Navigation bug
Fourth Page: Defaulted to Waypoint ETE and Waypoint Distance Remaining with Red Navigation bug

Custom Fields:
-Max Speed (Metric or Statute)
-Speed (Metric or Statute)
-Elapse Timer
-Altitude
-Heading
-Vertical Speed / Minute
-Vertical Speed / Second
-Return ETE
-Return Distance Remaining
-Waypoint ETE
-Waypoint Distance Remaining
-Average Speed (Metric or Statute)
-Altitude (Metric or Statute) (Barometer Based SDK limitation should be GPS based)
-Distance (Metric or Statute)
-Distance Remaining (Metric or Statute)
-Heart Rate (color coded on 2nd, 3rd and 4th screen)
-Average Heart Rate (color coded on 2nd, 3rd and 4th screen)
-Max Heart Rate
-Calories
-Energy Expenditure
-Temperature
-% Battery used
-Elapsed Timer
-Estimated Time Enroute ETE
-GPS Strength (as 5 Dots)
-Fast read battery meter
-Bluetooth Connectivity
-Time of Day 12hr or 24hr