CW9002 PWS updated

CW9002 Personal Weather Station gets a major update. A Davis Instruments Vantage Pro2 6152 with UV and Solar. The backend server gets an update too!

CW9002 has been serving the Greensburg Community since 2007.

The data can be viewed on site and on many other sites.

Mounted with a 10’ mast.

ISS with UV and Solar sensors.

Garmin IQ Tip: Just updated the firmware?

Garmin IQ Tip:

Just updated the firmware?

Give your watch 2 restarts after firmware update, yes two! Also restart the application that installed the firmware update, too.

Why restart? A firmware update usually contains many different updates (gps, bluetooth, ANT+, Wifi, and all the other sensor hardware, too. To complete these updates usually takes more than one restart to enable the individual updates.

Also prevents the IQ install error, “This app requires an update of your fēnix 5S. Please use Garmin Express to update your watch”

So, Update and Restart!

-Brian B.


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Android Garmin Connect Problem?

Android Connect Users: After saving an IQ application, the setting button disappears! This is a new bug with the Android Connect App. I suggest to leaving a post so this gets addressed quickly. The Connect developers are usually quite responsive.

Here is the forum post listing this new bug.


At the moment the workaround is to use Garmin Express, Express is my go to utility that never has problems.

How to correct the ‘!’

Typically my apps are bug free and normally the issue is a Connect App install issue.

What is causing the error there is a corrupt settings file causing the Crash.

Another thing I have encountered, if you remove your watch from a PC without ejecting or unmounting the USB device (watch) first can cause this error.


First, uninstall the app is crashing, restart the watch and reinstall the app.This typically corrects the incomplete installation error.

If you have tried my first option, try the second and third.

Second, Try the first step using Garmin Express for installing apps, this is the most reliable installation method. Usually Garmin Express successfully overwrites the settings file.

Third, Connect watch to the pc. Navigate to the x:/garmin/apps. Note: the file name of the most recent dated xxxx.PRN file. Writedown the name and then delete the file. This will be the crashing app since it was just installed in the previous step.

Then goto the ‘x:/garmin/apps/setting/data’ and ‘x:/garmin/apps/setting’ and delete and files that has the same name. The xxxx.SET file is the file causing the error.

Finally, if the error stills occurs there could be a bug and I may ask for a log file and to run special debug code to help find the hidden bug.

The log file can found at x:\garmin\apps\log. “x” will be the assigned Microsoft Windows drive letter.

Amazing Elliptical App Accuracy

Today’s elliptical activity was 99.995% accurate. The Elliptical App verses the elliptical machine (total step count 2126 vs. 2139).No other app can achieve this!

Check out my elliptical activity on Garmin Connect. #beatyesterday

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Fbbbrown App Updates and SDK 3.0.1

The next few weeks, I will be updating all FB3 Apps and data fields to SDK 3.0.1.  This is to provide Highest level of Software quality and new updates to my users!

New updates during these updates:

-Include All EDGE Devices, so Cyclist can experience the full features of the Garmin activies using FB3 Apps.

-Stability updates for Epix and  Fenix 3 HR Owners, thanks to Garmin who is committed to bringing there users the best hardware, has provided FB3 loaner watches to ensure software quality before App Store release!

-Map functions to the map featured watches.

Please save your code before updating and reenter your code after the update!