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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

One+ Update

One+ v 2.4

• Corrects a possible IQ! with certain Activity Types in older watches

• Adds Dance Fitness Activity Type requires CIQ v3.4.2+

•• Supports Dancing Badges! (Jazz Hands Badge, In the Groove 25 Badge, Dancing Diva 100 Badge and future Dancing badges)

• Screen corrections

• Status Screen Update

• Sensor Handling CIQ3+

• Removes deprecated AppBase.getProperty() and setProperty() data storage.

•• Using Application.Property.etValue() & setValue(). CIQ 2.4+

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

Thanks,

-Brian B.

PlyoMetrics+ Update

PlyoMetrics+ + v5.0

• Adds Jump Rope Activity Type requires CIQ v3.4.2+

•• supports Jump Rope Badges! (Now we’re Jumping Badge, Jumping Bean 10 Badge, Committed Jumper 100 Badge and future Jumping badges)

• Supported Activity types

•• Other (Default)

•• Cardio Fitness

•• Jump Rope (will not show in Start Screen menu if not supported) (CIQ v3.4.2+)

• Adds menus for Activity type selection

•• Apps Settings (IQ Store / Express)

•• Start Screen Menu requires CIQ v2.0+

• Screen corrections

• Status Screen Update

• Removes deprecated AppBase.getProperty() and setProperty() data storage.

•• Using Application.Property.etValue() & setValue(). CIQ 2.4+

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

Thanks,

-Brian B.

Dancing +Update

Dance+ v4.0

• Adds Dance Fitness Activity Type requires CIQ v3.4.2+

•• supports Dancing Badges! (Jazz Hands Badge, In the Groove 25 Badge, Dancing Diva 100 Badge and future Dancing badges)

• Supported Activity types

•• Other (Default)

•• Cardio Fitness

•• Dance Fitness (will not show in Start Screen menu if not supported) (CIQ v3.4.2+)

• Adds menus for Activity type selection

•• Apps Settings (IQ Store / Express)

•• Start Screen Menu requires CIQ v2.0+

• Screen corrections

• Status Screen Update

• Sensor Handling CIQ3+

• Removes deprecated AppBase.getProperty() and setProperty() data storage.

•• Using Application.Property.etValue() & setValue(). CIQ 2.4+

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

Supports Dancing Badges (CIQ 3.4.2)

Thanks,

-Brian B.

OutdoorsSports+ Update

OutdoorSports+ 3.22

• Screen corrections

• Status Screen Update CIQ2+

• Sensor Handling CIQ3+

• Removes deprecated AppBase.getProperty() and setProperty() data storage.

•• Now using Application.Property.etValue() & setValue(). CIQ 2.4+

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

Thanks,

-Brian B.