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.
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.
Until the policy changes, I provide the distance in the IQ Section.
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.
Lap By Position v4.0 Update
-adds all models , adds future models, correction to lapping algorithm matches MotorSports+, SDK 3.2.3-2020-10-13-c14e609bd
Lap By Position brings back most of the features of the 310xt/910xt “Lap By Position” function. The AutoLap by Position functions can be found in my other Apps RunSafe+, BIkeSafe+ , InlineSkating+ and MotorSports+. This data field is a MUST for interval training on tracks or training on loops of nonstandard sizes. LapByPosition is the only data field that can lap by position and provide last lap time and distance and provide an accurate LAP count.
Version 2.0 Update includes
- Epix is now Unlocked (Free)
- adds GLONASS and GALILEO satellite support (CIQ 3.2 Only),
- adds improved unlock support,
- adds unlock at watch (CIQ 2.0+),
- adds new models
- using SDK 3.2.2-2020-08-28-a50584d55
Update v3.4 adds xHr Alerts (tone and vibration) (Configuration Settings), adds Support of Oxygen Saturation Sensors internal/external*, (HRV Main Menu & Configuration Settings),
*SaO2 needs to be enabled in Watch Main Menu > Sensors >SaO2 set to On.
v3.3.0 text string update no source change, version is listed as v3.3.
v2.0 adds new models, adds new unlock messages, adds new unlock at watch, adds GLONASS and GALILEO Support for CIQ 3.2 devices, minor fixes, using SDK 3.2.2-2020-08-28-a50584d55
v3.20.1 no source changes, adds support for new models, recompiled with 3.2.2-2020-08-28-a50584d55
v3.20 adds unlock from watch, adds better retention of unlocking information, correction to transitions to SwimSports and 3.2.2-2020-08-28-a50584d55
-support for new devices,
-rebuilt with 3.2.2-2020-08-28-a50584d55
-add support for GLONASS and GALILEO satellites for CIQ 3.2 devices
- corrects potential lockup when using auto-pause,
- corrects GPS selection initialization
- SDK 3.2.2-2020-08-28-a50584d55.
- adds GPS Status color ring to start screen Red, Orange & Green
- using SDK 3.2.1-2020-08-20-56ff593b7
- Adds GPS+GLONASS and GPS+GALILEO support to CIQ 3.2 devices.
- Adds GLONASS and GALILEO support to Ultra Mode
- Adds new satellite selection menu at watch start menu and in configuration settings.
- Access from RunSafe menu main Or RunSafe configuration settings.
Row SUP Kayak Update v4.16 corrects an indoor row calculations CIQ 2.0+ devices, adds new models, Removes Code, adds new unlocking at watch CIQ 2.0+