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Happy 2024!

Thank you for considering my award winning Garmin Connect IQ apps! My applications make a great add-on for any Garmin CIQ watch or Cycle Edge Computer.

Use my page ( https://www.fbbbrown.com/garmin-connect-iq/ ) to activate your license. There are 2 options to choose from, that allows you full pick and choose what you want.

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Thanks,

Brian Brown

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

StairStepper+ Update

StairStepper+ v6.0

• Adds Workout Effort rate to Connect (CIQ 2)

• Adds Recovery Hours to Summary (CIQ 2)

• Summary Screen updates

• Adds new Models

• Screen updates

• Corrects Auto Page Scroll function

• Reduces FIT file size for faster uploads to Connect

• Stability Update (defaults memory storage on initial start) for CIQ2+ devices

• Improved Sensor Handling (CIQ2+)

• Removes deprecated AppBase.getProperty() and setProperty() data storage from CIQ2+ devices.

• • Uses Application.Property.getValue() & .setValue(). CIQ 2.4+

• Using Connect IQ SDK 7.1.1-2024-04-11-66d0159ae

Footbike+ Skateboard Update

Footbike+ Skateboard v5.0

• Adds Workout Effort rate to summary and Connect (CIQ 2)

• Adds Recovery Hours to Summary (CIQ 2)

• Summary Screen updates

• Adds new Models

• Screen updates

• Corrects Auto Page Scroll function

• Reduces FIT file size for faster uploads to Connect

• Stability Update (defaults memory storage on initial start) for CIQ2+ devices

• Improved Sensor Handling (CIQ2+)

• Removes deprecated AppBase.getProperty() and setProperty() data storage from CIQ2+ devices.

• • Uses Application.Property.getValue() & .setValue(). CIQ 2.4+

• Using Connect IQ SDK 7.1.1-2024-04-11-66d0159ae

Thanks,

-Brian B.

ElliptiCycle Update

ElliptiCycle v5.0

• Adds Workout Effort rate to summary and Connect (CIQ 2)

• Adds Recovery Hours to Summary (CIQ 2)

• Summary Screen updates

• Adds new Models

• Screen updates

• Corrects Auto Page Scroll

• Reduces FIT file size for Faster4 uploads to Connect

• Stability Update (defaults memory storage on initial start) for CIQ2+ devices

• Improved Sensor Handling (CIQ2+)

• Removes deprecated AppBase.getProperty() and setProperty() data storage from CIQ2+ devices.

• • Uses Application.Property.getValue() & .setValue(). CIQ 2.4+

• Using Connect IQ SDK 7.1.1-2024-04-11-66d0159ae

Thanks,

-Brian B.

BikeSafe+ Update

BikeSafe+ v4.0

• Saved Status Page update

• Adds new Models

• Screen updates

• Stability Update

• Corrects ERA issues

• Defaults memory storage on initial start for CIQ 2+ devices

• Removes deprecated AppBase.getProperty() and setProperty() data storage from CIQ 2+ devices.

•• Uses Application.Property.getValue() & .setValue(). CIQ 2.4+

• Using Connect IQ SDK 7.1.0_RC2-2024-02-14-4a71df847

Thanks,

-Brian B.

Heart Monitor+HRV Update

Heart Monitor+HRV v4.7

• Adds new Models

• Stability Update

• Corrects ERA issues

• Defaults memory storage on initial start for CIQ 2+ devices

• Removes deprecated AppBase.getProperty() and setProperty() data storage from CIQ 2+ devices.

•• Uses Application.Property.getValue() & .setValue(). CIQ 2.4+

• Using Connect IQ SDK 7.1.0_RC2-2024-02-14-4a71df847

Thanks,

-Brian B.

Work+ Update

Work+ v5.0

• Adds Recovery Hours to Save Summary Screen on supported watches

• Adds Workout Effort Point System on supported watches (Most CIQ 3+ devices)

• Reduction to FIT file size for faster uploads to Connect

• Screen corrections

• Adds new Models

• Stability Update (defaults memory storage on initial start) for CIQ 2+ devices

• Sensor Handling CIQ3+

• Removes deprecated AppBase.getProperty() and setProperty() data storage from CIQ 2+ devices.

•• Uses Application.Property.getValue() & .setValue(). CIQ 2.4+

• Using Connect IQ SDK 6.4.2-2024-01-04-a1dd13ee0

Thanks,

-Brian B.

Row SUP Kayak Update

Row SUP Kayak v8.0

• Adds Recovery Hours to Save Summary Screen on supported watches

• Adds Workout Effort Point System on supported watches (Most CIQ 3+ devices)

• Reduction to FIT file size for faster uploads to Connect

• Screen corrections

• Adds new Models

• Stability Update (defaults memory storage on initial start) for CIQ 2+ devices

• Sensor Handling CIQ3+

• Removes deprecated AppBase.getProperty() and setProperty() data storage from CIQ 2+ devices.

•• Uses Application.Property.getValue() & .setValue(). CIQ 2.4+

• Using Connect IQ SDK 6.4.2-2024-01-04-a1dd13ee0

Thanks,

-Brian B.

Dance+ Update

Dance + v4.2

• Adds new Models

• In supported devices adds Recovery Hours to Summary pages after save.

• Stability Update

•• All Error Reports (ERA) issues resolved

•• Defaults memory storage on initial start CIQ 2+ devices

• Using Connect IQ SDK 6.4.2-2024-01-04-a1dd13ee0

Thanks,

-Brian B.