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Non-GPS Distance is Zero

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I have been getting a lot of questions pertaining to the zero distance in the main bubble and activity sticker in Connect Mobile App saved activity.

The Distance is zero (or incorrect) on the Connect Activity Sticker and on the Activity main bubble, due to Garmin Policy does not allow CIQ applications to write NON-GPS values. However, these policies only applies to CIQ applications not the native Garmin apps.

I cannot change the decisions of the Garmin Executives, however if there is enough complaints they may change there policy.

I encourage you to politely complain to “Garmin” (in the Garmin threads below) to follow and use the IQ SDK Fit Contributor class ‘nativeNum’, which overrides the data in the FIT file as the Garmin Built-in apps do.

I want this functionality as a Garmin User as much as you do.

Add the “@AlphaMonkeyC” to the post.

https://forums.garmin.com/developer/connect-iq/f/discussion/4854/fitcontributor-nativenum-functionality/916794#916794

Garmin blocks the distance in the following applications: Elliptical, Dance, StairStepper, SwimSports, work, any step based distance or non-GPS distance.

Here is a 30 minute elliptical workout distance is zero in the main field, but the distance is shown in the IQ section.

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/4314844288

Until the policy changes, I provide the distance in the IQ Section.

Thanks,

-Brian B.

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Tips for better optical heart accuracy

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Yes, the Garmin’s first, second and third generation optical heart sensor hardware produces results with lower values than the Chest HRM.

Why is Optical Heart Rate generally lower:

1.) Wrist movement

2.) loose watch fit

3.) poor sensor contact

4.) hair, sweat or dirt will affect the values too

5.) Garmin Software filtering

Why are the high heart rate (Peaks) and low heart rate (valleys) missing:

Garmin Software imposes additional filters (Fast Fourier Transforms, FFT) in Activity types Strength Training, Tennis, Soccer and flexibility, due to high wrist movement in these activities. These FFT filters (advanced math) reduce the recorded peaks and valleys of a heart rate and calories calculations. Calories are based on heart rate, age, weight, gender and time.

There are a few solutions to improve the optical heart rate values:

1.) Wear the watch tighter. Poor sensor contact will result in lower HR values.

2.) Reduce wrist hair under sensor.

3.) Reduce wrist movement when possible, high movement reduces sensor contact.

4.) Chest HRM Gives best results.

Garmin Video explaining the difference between Optical and Chest Heart Rate monitors.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LgQFD6GqlBs

DozenSwim Update

DozenSwim v5

  • Adds Color fill option for the HR fields. Requires CIQ 2.0+
  • Adds Pace trend indication faster(^) or slower (v) to Average
  • Correction for ‘Resume Later’ function
  • Screen Updates
  • Corrects all ERA issues
  • Adds all new models
  • Replaces Launcher Icon
  • Using Connect IQ SDK version mac-4.1.5-2022-08-03-6e17bf167

Thanks,

Brian Brown

DozenWalk Update

DozenWalk v2

  • Adds Color fill option for the CAD and HR fields. Requires CIQ 2.0+
  • Adds Speed/Pace trend indication faster(^) or slower (v) to Average
  • Correction for ‘Resume Later’ function
  • Screen Updates
  • Corrects all ERA issues
  • Adds all new models
  • Replaces Launcher Icon
  • Using Connect IQ SDK version mac-4.1.5-2022-08-03-6e17bf167

Thanks,

Brian Brown

DozenRun Update

DozenRun v7

  • Adds Color fill option for the CAD and HR fields. Requires CIQ 2.0+
  • Adds Pace trend indication faster(^) or slower (v) to Average Pace
  • Correction for ‘Resume Later’ function
  • Screen Updates
  • Corrects all ERA issues
  • Adds all new models
  • Replaces Launcher Icon
  • Using Connect IQ SDK version mac-4.1.5-2022-08-03-6e17bf167

Thanks,

Brian Brown

DozenCycle Update

DozenCycle v 6

  • Adds Color fill options for the CAD and HR fields. Requires CIQ 2.0+
  • Correction for ‘Resume Later’ function
  • Corrects all ERA issues
  • Adds all new models
  • Replaces Launcher Icon
  • Using Connect IQ SDK version mac-4.1.5-2022-08-03-6e17bf167

Thanks,

Brian Brown

HeartMonitor+ HRV Update

HeartMonitor+ HRV v3.17

  • Adds Snapshot Mode a quick two-minute check.
  • Corrects all ERA issues
  • Adds all new Models including Instinct 2 line
  • Data Screen updates
  • Using Connect IQ SDK Mac 4.1.5-2022-08-03-6e17bf167

Note: a new HeartMonitor widget, LF/HF ratio and LF and HF frequencies, coming soon

Thanks,

Brian Brown

Dance+ Update

Dance+ v2.6

  • Corrects Display and saving of the Activity Total Steps
  • Adds separate datafield for External Tempe Sensor requires CIQ 2.0+.
  • Adds All new models
  • Pulls in all screen updates
  • Using Connect IQ SDK Mac 4.1.5-2022-08-03-6e17bf167

Thanks,

Brian Brown