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Windows Phone

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AutoLap by Position HELP

Install Email and Code Connect Phone App (iPhone)
Installing Code/Email is the same procedure for all APPs!

Install Video for Connect App
Open Connect app, then Click the Watch Icon and then watch this video.

Step by Step Install iPhone Connect App

Have watch paired with phone and watch/phone Bluetooth ON

1.) Click your watch(Top Middle)
2.) Click Activities & App Management

3.) Select Activities and Apps
4.) Choose the app, for example:  Elliptical, StairMaster or Sports.
5.) Select “Settings”, Note for iPhone, Android and Windows Phones

6.) Enter your code and PAYPAL email EXACTLY as received.  Be sure not to Typo or add spaces before or after.
Scroll down to bottom an Click SAVE.

Use the email that was used to purchase in paypal!  
After Save, Use back arrows to return to main screen.

Install Email and Code Connect Phone App (Android)
Installing Code/Email is the same procedure for all APPs!

Step by Step Install Android Connect App

Have watch paired with phone and watch/phone Bluetooth ON

1.) Click your watch(Top Middle)
2.) Click Activities & App Management

3.) Select Activities and Apps
4.) Choose the app, for example:  Elliptical, StairMaster or Sports.

5.) Select “Settings”

6.) Enter your code and PAYPAL email EXACTLY as received in Red Box.
-Be sure not to Typo or add spaces before or after.
Use the email that was used to purchase in PayPal enter in Yellow Box!  
Click DONE to Save. Use back arrows to return to main screen.

Install Email and Code in Garmin Express
Connect Watch to PC using Garmin USB Cable
Open Garmin Express, Click your ‘Watch’ and then click ‘Manage Apps’
Scroll down until the appliaction you want to enter code and email
Click the setting button (BLUE three dots)

Enter your code and PAYPAL eMail.  Be sure not to Typo or add spaces before or after.  Click SAVE.

Enter the email that was used to purchase in paypal!  

Howto Elliptical
1.) Watch must be worn on your wrist!
2.) Watch hand MUST be on the MOVING Elliptical Arm.
— i.e. your hand and watch must move with the elliptical or the app will not work.
3.) Hold the elliptical arm with your watch hand ‘loosely’. This allows your watch to have more sudden movement. For example, when you pull the elliptical arm, allow your watch hand to pull away from the handle (1/2 inch or 1 cm) and when you push the elliptical arm, your hand will quickly push against the elliptical handle. This sudden movement is needed for the watch to interpret a revolution.

Elliptical Configuration
Stride Length setting allows adjustment to match your elliptical distance and RPM.
Code and Email  with purchase the your code and email will unlock the Application
Using Bike Cadence Sensor, this setting corrects RPM for the use of a Bike Cadence sensor.
-Some Bike Cadence sensors require divide by 2 –  use if cadence is doubled.

Displays Speed and graphs in Steps/Minute. Defualt is MPH or Km/H

Second Screen Top, bottom Fields (any of the following can be used)
Third Screen Top, Bottom Field (any of the following can be used)

4.) Adjust distance and speed.
–Configure in watch, use menu button, while in activity. (VAHR long press screen)
–Configure in connect app or Garmin express https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?332843-How-to-App-Settings
***Every elliptical brand/model reports distance differently, so configuration is necessary. The default will provide distance and speed for other brands but values will differ. The easiest way to adjust is to A.) workout for 5 minutes, B.) the adjust Stride Length value until the watch distance matches.
5.) enable backlight use menu button
6.) Chest HRM (RUN, RUN2 red or blue), or Running Dynamics Pod will give improved results. (using together not recommended)
7.) Bike Cadence Sensor with HRM best result
8.) For IQ 2.x watches without HRM or Bike Cadence, use the High Frequency Accelerometer Function.
-This greatly increase accuracy of the watch, this setting must be set before starting the activity.
-Chest-HRM cadence and bike cadence sensor are ignored when used

Howto StairMaster+
1.) Watch must be worn on your wrist!
2.) If you don’t have a Chest HRM, Footpod or Running Dynamics Pod, your Watch hand MUST be MOVING on indoor equipment.
— i.e. your hand and watch must move or the app will NOT work.
4.) Adjust Steps/Floors with phone Connect App to match indoor equipment typical value is 17 steps (8inch/22cm per step) .
–Configure in watch, use menu button, while in activity.
–Configure in connect app or Garmin express https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?332843-How-to-App-Settings
5.) Chest HRM (RUN, red or blue) gives excellent results.
6.) Foot Strike Sensor is not recommend. Steps are the wrong motion for the Foot Strike Sensor.

Howto Sports+

Set Activity type from watch, Connect App or Garmin Express.
From Watch, long press the menu button while at the Sports+ Splash screen.  Select the new activity and press the start button to accept.

1.) Watch must be worn on your wrist!
2.) If you don’t have a Chest HRM, Footpod or Running Dynamics Pod, your Watch hand MUST be MOVING.
4.) Chest HRM (run, red or blue) will give improved results.
5.) Foot Strike Sensor with HRM improves results, too.
6.) To enter score menu use the “LAP” button,
-Lap press 1, Edit Team A. Use Up/Down to edit*
-Lap press 2, Edit Team B. Use Up/Down to edit*
-(Tennis only) after game win, Set point will increase, and after set win Game will increase and auto-resets for NEW set/game.
-(Tennis only) to edit match points, use down arrow to set = 0-0, then continue to reduce set point.
-Lap press 3, Return to Data Screen.
*touchscreen swipe up/down or tap upper half or lower half.

7.) Quick edit game at Splash screen edit game, hold menu button or touch menu button (touchscreens), Select new game and Go!

Flight Information

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 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 second navigation way point is used, the way-point will automatic switch to the second way-point.  To override the automatic way point switch, the second way point can be set as the course by pressing the lap button.
NOTE: The navigation uses a 1 Km radius of the navigation waypoint to switch to the final destination.

How to use:
Pre Flight, From the custom user configuration menu in Garmin Express or Garmin Connect, enter your destination Longitude and Latitude way-points in decimal degrees.

Flight App requires a Calibrated Compass, Calibrate before activity and near the location where your watch will be attached to the aircraft.

This app requires GPS lock before starting activity wait for GREEN GPS on splash screen before starting activity.

During Flight

Lap Press
Provides Normal Lap Information and
Toggles to next way point.

Navagation
The forth page is dedicated to waypoint(s) navigation.  ETE is estimated time to start and Dist Rem is the Distance to the Start of activity.

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.

Way points can be adjusted during flight. Once, the first way point is reached and course is set the the second waypoint.  The first way point is no longer used, edit the second way point.

Track Back
The third page is dedicated to Return to Start navigation.  ETE is estimated time to start and Dist Rem is the Distance to the Start of activity.  Heading bug is location of take off.

Post Flight data
IQ Graph
GPS Altitude  – in watch units (Ft or Meters)
Vertical Speed per Minute  – in watch units (mph or km/h)
Vertical Speed Per Second – in watch units (mph or km/h)
Heart Rate – Current Heart, omitted in Connect and added as IQ Graph
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)

IQ Data
Maximum Altitude – in watch units either (Ft or Meters)
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity

 

 Dance Information

To Switch between Dance Types either Long press the menu button at the splash screen or set at configuration settings
Select Dance type: Zumba, Pole Dancing, Bollywood Dancing, Nia Dancing, Belly Dancing, Hip-Hop Dance, Masala Bhangra, Ball Room Dancing, Jazzercise, Hula Hoop  or generic Dancing.

IQ Graph
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)

IQ Data
Total Step Distance – Step based Distance in watch units
Step Distance (m) -Step based Distance in meters
Total Steps – total steps during activity
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity

Training+ App
Is a bundled app with alternate functionality: Strength, Cross Fit, Cardio, 5×5 and Body Pump and Mobility/Flexibility. To access at the watch, long press at the splash screen or use the configuration settings.

Lap Press
Provides Normal Lap Information and count sets.
*Manual Rep/Set counting

Training App Settings
Select activity: Strength, Cross Fit, Cardio, 5×5, Body Pump and Mobility/Flexibility.
Additional Weight for Calorie Calculation: add weight in Kg
Use is using weighted vest or straps.
Invert Colors; Uncheck for white background, Check for black background

Adjusted calories (avg hr) and Adjusted calories sum (hr) are different calorie calculations using a calorie formula from the Journal of Sports Sciences. They provides gender specific values allowing weight adjustments for weighted workouts.  The weight adjustment is in the configuration setting and is in kg.

Fields: Timer, Garmin Calories, Adjusted calories (avg hr), Adjusted calories sum (hr), energy expenditure, Heart rate, Average heart rate, Maximum heart rate, Minimum heart rate, Train effect, Temperature (with tempe), Battery (% used during activity), Laps/sets, Lap time, Last lap time and set down counter.

IQ Graph
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)

IQ Data
Instantaneous Calorie Sum – weight adjusted total calories using current HR calculated every second.  The calorie value is a sum one second of the Calorie Calculations for the entire activity.  (Highly accurate)
Adjusted Calories Average HR -weight adjusted total calories using Average HR  calculated using average Heart Rate
Minimum Heart Rate – lowest heart rate
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity
Total Steps – total steps during activity

How to use:
To select Activities at the watch Splash Screen long press the ‘Up’ button or Long press the touch screen or use configuration settings to set the activity type.

After each set, press the lap/set button or swipe right, to increase the set count and start the down count timer for next set.  Down Count Timer is defaulted at 90 second and can be changed in Configuration Settings.

Note: Tones and Vibrated alert in in all watches except VivoActive watches, this is a Garmin limitation.

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Inline Skating Information

Lap Press
Provides Normal Lap Information and
Sets the Second LapByPosition point.

Inline Skating App settings
AutoScroll: The Screen will scroll to next page in seconds (0 = no scroll, 1-15 seconds)
AutoPause:  The activity will stop recording if speed is lower than set value.
(0= Off, Speed 1.0 – 10.0) (Speed in watch units)
Lap Method:
-Manual Button Press
-LapbyDistance. Laps are auto-generated by distance travels and will repeat.  Set Distance in the Lap Distance field
-LapByPosition.  Laps are auto-generated by position. the lap occurs at activity starting location and at a manual Lap button presses.  Each manual button press will reset the second location.  For best results, allow GPS lock before starting activity GREEN GPS on splash screen
-For the AutoLap to occur the watch must cross a ~15 meter radius of the lap point.
Lap Distance: used with LapbyDistance selection. Distance is in watch units (mi or km).

IQ Graph
Stride Distance – stride distance (in ft or m)
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)

IQ Data
Average Stride Distance – stride distance (in ft or m)
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity
Total Steps – total steps during activity

MotorSports+ Information

To Switch between activity types, either Long press the menu button at the splash screen or set at configuration settings
Select Activity: Driving, Motorcycle, Motocross, Snowmobile, ATV and GoKart

MotorSports+ requires a Calibrated Compass, Calibrate before activity and near the location where your watch will be attached to the vehicle.

This app requires GPS lock before starting activity wait for GREEN GPS on splash screen before starting activity.

Lap Press
Provides Normal Lap Information and
Sets the Second LapByPosition point.

Track Back
The third page is dedicated to Return to Start navigation.  ETE is estimated time to start and Dist Rem is the Distance to the Start of activity.  Heading bug is location of start.

MotorSports App settings
AutoScroll: The Screen will scroll to next page in seconds (0 = no scroll, 1-15 seconds)
AutoPause:  The activity will stop recording if speed is lower than set value.
(0= Off, Speed 1.0 – 10.0) (Speed in watch units)
Lap Method:
-Manual Button Press
-LapbyDistance. Laps are auto-generated by distance travels and will repeat.  Set Distance in the Lap Distance field
-LapByPosition.  Laps are auto-generated by position. the lap occurs at activity starting location and at a manual Lap button presses.  Each manual button press will reset the second location.  For best results, allow GPS lock before starting activity GREEN GPS on splash screen
-For the AutoLap to occur the watch must cross a ~15 meter radius of the lap point.

Lap Distance: used with LapbyDistance selection. Distance is in watch units (mi or km).

Alert Timer – (0=off, value in minutes) Repeating Alarm Timer (Vibrate and Sound)

IQ Graph
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)

IQ Data
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity

OutdoorSports+ Information

To Switch between activity types,either Long press the menu button at the splash screen or set at configuration settings select activity: Hiking, Snow Shoeing, Hunting, Fishing, Cross Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Horseback Riding and Mountaineering

Lap Press
Provides Normal Lap Information and
The Location in Degrees as an IQ Lap Data

Track Back
The third page is dedicated to Return to Start navigation.  ETE is estimated time to return and Dist Rem is the Distance to the Start of activity.  Heading bug is location of start.

Outdoor Sports App settings
Gear Weight – (in Kg) additional weight that is carried, pulled, etc.  Used in the calorie calculations
Alert Timer – (0=off, value in minutes) Repeating Alarm Timer (Vibrate and Sound)

OutdoorSports+ requires a Calibrated Compass, Calibrate before activity and near the location where your watch will be attached to the vehicle.

OutdoorSports adds two weight adjusted calorie calculations and the posts data to Connect. 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, time, gender, height and total weight (body and gear).

IQ Graph
Stride Distance – stride distance (in ft or m)
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)

IQ Data
Average Stride Distance – stride distance (in ft or m)
Instantaneous Calorie Sum – weight adjusted total calories using current HR calculated every second.  The calorie value is a sum one second of the Calorie Calculations for the entire activity.  (Highly accurate)
Adjusted Calories Average HR -weight adjusted total calories using Average HR  calculated using average Heart Rate
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity
Total Steps – total steps during activity (FUTURE)

Boxing Information
Watch must be worn on your wrist!
Best HR data requires Chest-HRM, Optical HR will be poor due to high wrist movement.

Boxing Settings
Check Box for Kickboxing title, uncheck for boxing
Screen AutoScroll in seconds (0 = no scroll, 1-15 seconds)

IQ Graph
Step Rate – average steps per minute
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)

IQ Data
Total Steps – total steps during activity
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity
*Total Punches –  detected punches on watch arm
*Total Jab – detected jabs on watch arm
*Total Hook – detected upper cuts on watch arm
*Total Cross – detected Cross punches on watch arm
*NOTE: Punch counting requires IQ version 2.x Watches

 

Work+ Information
The only activity track to work as hard as you during daily chores, track steps, weight adjusted calories, time on job, etc.
To Switch between chores either Long press the menu button at the splash screen or set at configuration settings
Select Activity Choose between:
Non-GPS: Vacuuming, Sweeping, Cleaning, and Indoor Working
GPS:  Lawn Mowing, Snow Shoveling, Raking, Digging, and Outdoor Working.
Gear Weight in Kg –  computes additional weight for the IQ Calorie Calculations.
Force GPS – forces GPS to be Always ON.
IQ Graph
Stride Distance – stride distance (in ft or m)
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)
IQ Data
Total Step Distance – Step based Distance in watch units
Average Stride Distance – stride distance (in ft or m)
Instantaneous Calorie Sum – weight adjusted total calories using current HR calculated every second the value is a sum of the entire activity
Adjusted Calories Average HR -weight adjusted total calories using Average HR  calculated using average Heart Rate
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity
Step Distance (m) -Step based Distance in meters
Total Steps – total steps during activity

Yoga+ Information
The Yoga+ app provides activity tracking for Yoga, Pilates or Meditation.
To Switch between activities either Long press the menu button at the splash screen or set at configuration settings.
Select: Yoga, Pilates or Meditation
Lap Press is enable to allow tracking per movement.

IQ Graph
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)

IQ Data
Minimum Heart rate –  Lowest Heart Rate during Activity
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity

AutoLap by Position

How the Autolap by position works, at the the Activity Start, the app remembers the start location, every time you pass the start location the App will Autolap.
If you press the Manual Lap, a second lap by location will be used. And every time you pass the Start Location and the Manual Lap location, the App will AutoLap.
The auto lap function uses a the default 25 meter radius(40m diameter) circle, once you enter the Autolap circle the app will Autolap when you start to move away from the GPS Lap Location.  If your missing laps use the larger radius in configuration.

Consider the picture below, the yellow dot is the GPS Autolap location.  The Green arrows is the direction traveling.  Once you enter the circle, the app will auto lap.  In this case it will lap as you cross the Yellow dot(at the redline).

If you entered the 25m radius circle and turned around (at the Blue Arrow) and leave the circle the App will Autolap at the Red Dot

How your laps will look.

Few suggestions,

1.) The app needs a good GPS lock, wait until the GPS is GREEN.
2.) Set Data Recording to every second.  This is located in the watch, under the main menu, Settings>System>Data Recording> set to every second.
 FAQ/ Troubleshoot / Problem Solve

LOST CODE:  Contact brian.brown@fbbbrown.com for a new code.  Please forward the PayPal Transaction Code or the application you purchased.
SAVE YOUR CODE!

After App is updated reverts to MINUTE Trial
All updates require the code to be reentered.  Its a Garmin policy to delete the SETTINGS file during updates.
SAVE YOUR CODE!

When does my code expire?
Your code purchase is good for the life of your current watch.  Yes you can transfer your code, if your watch is replaced by Garmin.   I ask for a repurchase of a new license/code, if you purchase a new watch.   I use the honor system, so please be honest and help support my developments.  Thanks again!

Cannot Download from Garmin App Store:
-If you receive the  “App requires an update before install“.
-Your watch requires an update
-Or the watch is in a “update maintenance mode”.
–Restart your watch TWICE and the programming app (Connect or Express).  Then try again.

Settings Menu is missing in Connect
Restart Connect app and the menu will appear.  If restarting does not correct the menu, Uninstall, Restart the watch and Reinstall the app

Connect Crashes when I update an APP
Remove the app from the Favorites Menu before updating the app.

 

Distance and Speed are 0 in Connect App
Currently the Connect App Developers are not allowing 3rd party IQ developers to override the main values.  I am attending the Connect Summit 2018 to discuss this issue with Garmin,

The main values I provide to Connect App / Connect web page are ignored by Garmin Connect,. I have three separate threads on this issue in forum.garmn.com.
Thread1 Thread2 Thread3
All threads are ignored, too. The problem is the Garmin Connect developers do not follow their own SDK Fit Contributor class ‘nativeNum’, which is an override to data in the fit file.
If you would view your activity on mapmyrun or endomondo you will see your main distance and speed, but not in Garmin Connect.
As a workaround, I provide the distance in the stats section at the bottom (twice)

1.)in meters (for Garmin)
2.)in the watch native units.
I encourage you to complain to “Garmin Connect Developers” (in the forums threads above) to follow the IQ SDK Fit Contributor class ‘nativeNum’, which overrides the data in the FIT file.

“!” Issue: If you receive a “!”, completely uninstall and reinstall. The Setting file changed and the automated Garmin install is not replacing the setting file.   Contact the developer brian.brown@fbbbrown.com OR fbbbrown@verizon.net.

-Leaving a review will delay the correcting a bug or resolution.

Missing App:
All Fbbbrown apps need to be downloaded from apps.garmin.com.
If you update/install and you don’t see the app. Update or the install may require a restart of watch.

Pilates App is no longer in the app store
The Pilates app is combined with the Yoga+ app. Your Pilates Code will work with the Yoga+ App.  From the Start Screen, long Press the menu button or touchscreen and select the activity.

Horseback Riding is no longer in the app store
The HorsebackRiding app was combined with the Outdoors app.  Your Horseback Riding App will work with the OutdoorSports+ app.  From the Start Screen, long Press the menu button or touchscreen and select the activity.

Missing Data Field:
Data fields require to be added to an built-in Garmin application(run, row, sup, cycle, etc) as a single data screen.  To change data screens, go to Watch Settings>activites and apps>RUN>Datascreen.

Windows Phone Issues
Problem: Not downloading the entire activity,  there is an issue with Windows Phone Connect App timing out during long Bluetooth transfers of activities causing the activity not to show up in web connect or Connect web.
Solution: use Garmin Express or another phone or tablet with connect app.

Problem: Cannot enter email address or code into settings.
Solution: Use Garmin Express or another phone or tablet with connect app.