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(iPhone) Unlock using Connect Phone App 
Installing Code/Email is the same procedure for all APPs!

Install Video for Connect App
Open Connect app, then Click the Watch Icon and then watch this video.

Step by Step Install iPhone Connect App

Have watch paired with phone and watch/phone Bluetooth ON

1.) Click your watch(Top Middle)
2.) Click Activities & App Management

3.) Select Activities and Apps
4.) Choose the app, for example:  Elliptical, StairMaster or Sports.
5.) Select “Settings”, Note for iPhone, Android and Windows Phones

NEW Android Bug Missing Settings Button
6.) Enter your PAYPAL eMail in the CYAN Box shown below.  Be sure not to Typo or add spaces before or after.

  • *Only Epix users and Heart Monitor (datafield) enter Code in the Yellow Box.  
  • Uncheck FB3 Verify(true) / Validate (false)
  • Click scroll to the bottom and SAVE.

Go to the Unlock at Watch


Unlock using Connect Phone App (Android)
Installing Code/Email is the same procedure for all APPs!

Step by Step Install Android Connect App

Have watch paired with phone and watch/phone Bluetooth ON
1.) Click your watch(Top Middle)
2.) Click Activities & App Management

3.) Select Activities and Apps
4.) Choose the app, for example:  Elliptical, StairMaster or Sports.

5.) Select “Settings”
NEW Android Missing Settings Button 

6.) Enter your PAYPAL eMail in the CYAN Box shown below.  Be sure not to Typo or add spaces before or after.

  • *Only Epix users and Heart Monitor (datafield) enter Code in the Yellow Box.  
  • Uncheck FB3 Verify(true) / Validate (false)
  • Click scroll to the bottom and SAVE.


Go to the Unlock at Watch


Unlock using Garmin Express
Connect Watch to PC using Garmin USB Cable
Open Garmin Express, Click your ‘Watch’ and then click ‘Manage Apps’
Scroll down until the application you want to enter code and email
Click the setting button (BLUE three dots)

1.) Enter your PAYPAL eMail in the CYAN Box shown below.  Be sure not to Typo or add spaces before or after.

  • Uncheck the FB3 Web Verified (true) / Validate (false)
  • *Only Epix users and Heart Monitor (datafield) enter Code in the Yellow Box.  
  • Click SAVE.

Unlocking at the Watch

1.) Start Connect on phone, then start App to the Start Screen.
2.) The App will Connect to the internet and the Red Bar will be removed if email is valid.  3 – 5 seconds to unlock.

  • Watch errors in the Red Bar:
    • -1 = No internet to unlock
    • -2 = Expired subscription
    • -3 = Email not valid for app
    • -4 = Email not found

4.) Successful Unlock

  • On the app, Red 10 Minute Trial bar will be removed.
  • In Connect or Express (shown below):
    • App Versions will Match Red Arrow.
    • Subscription Expiration will be Entered Orange Arrow
    • (Blue Box) Web Verified (True) / Validate (False) will be set to true
      • Set to false to Validate with server.
    • (Yellow Box) Code Field will be entered with valid code.

Express

 


Howto Elliptical
1.) Watch must be worn on your wrist!
2.) Watch hand MUST be on the MOVING Elliptical Arm.
— i.e. your hand and watch must move with the elliptical or the app will not work.
3.) Hold the elliptical arm with your watch hand ‘loosely’. This allows your watch to have more sudden movement. For example, when you pull the elliptical arm, allow your watch hand to pull away from the handle (1/2 inch or 1 cm) and when you push the elliptical arm, your hand will quickly push against the elliptical handle. This sudden movement is needed for the watch to interpret a revolution.

Elliptical Configuration
Stride Length setting allows adjustment to match your elliptical distance and RPM.
Code and Email  with purchase the your code and email will unlock the Application
Using Bike Cadence Sensor, this setting corrects RPM for the use of a Bike Cadence sensor.
-Some Bike Cadence sensors require divide by 2 –  use if cadence is doubled.

Displays Speed and graphs in Steps/Minute. Defualt is MPH or Km/H

Second Screen Top, bottom Fields (any of the following can be used)
Third Screen Top, Bottom Field (any of the following can be used)

4.) Adjust distance and speed.
–Configure in watch, use menu button, while in activity. (VAHR long press screen)
–Configure in connect app or Garmin express https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?332843-How-to-App-Settings
***Every elliptical brand/model reports distance differently, so configuration is necessary. The default will provide distance and speed for other brands but values will differ. The easiest way to adjust is to A.) workout for 5 minutes, B.) the adjust Stride Length value until the watch distance matches.
5.) enable backlight use menu button
6.) Chest HRM (RUN, RUN2 red or blue), or Running Dynamics Pod will give improved results. (using together not recommended)
7.) Bike Cadence Sensor with HRM best result
8.) For IQ 2.x watches without HRM or Bike Cadence, use the High Frequency Accelerometer Function.
-This greatly increase accuracy of the watch, this setting must be set before starting the activity.
-Chest-HRM cadence and bike cadence sensor are ignored when used

Distance is wrong after Calibration
How the elliptical app generates speed and distance is based on cadence.  With that in mind, cadence comes from four sources(from least to most accurate): all watches (basic accelerometer), IQ 2.0 watches (high frequency accelerometer), HRM (with cadence) or the bike cadence sensor.
If you’re using watch only (IQ 2.x watch) without HRM or Bike Cadence, use the High Frequency Accelerometer Function. This greatly increase accuracy of the watch, this setting must be set before starting the activity.
If you’re using watch only improve accuracy by keeping your hand on the moving arm and use the loose grip method.  Hold the elliptical arm with your watch hand ‘loosely’. This allows your watch to have more sudden movement.
For example, when you pull the elliptical arm, allow your watch hand to pull away from the handle (1/2 inch or 1 cm) and when you push the elliptical arm, your hand will quickly push against the elliptical handle. This sudden movement is needed for the watch to interpret a revolution.
If you’re using the Chest-HRM cadence or the bike cadence sensor disable the High Frequency Accelerometer Function.  Since the cadence from the HRM and bike sensor are more accurate.  The HRM and bike sensor cadence are ignored when the Accelerometer Function is used.
Every elliptical brand/model reports distance differently, so configuration is necessary.
The default stride length formula will provide distance and speed for other brands but values will differ.
The easiest way to calibrate is to A.) workout for 5 minutes, B.) the adjust Stride Length value until the watch distance matches.

Connect Main Distance Values are Zero See FAQ


Howto StairMaster+

The plus (+) means the app supports other similar activity types.  To access the other activity types can be done in Configuration Settings using Connect App or Express App, the fourth setting is the Activity Type Selection.  select and save.  the next time you start your activity the selected activity will be chosen.  Select Indoor or outdoor stairs at the Lap Method Setting.

1.) Watch must be worn on your wrist!
2.) If you don’t have a Chest HRM, Footpod or Running Dynamics Pod, your Watch hand MUST be MOVING on indoor equipment.
— i.e. your hand and watch must move or the app will NOT work.
4.) Adjust Steps/Floors with phone Connect App to match indoor equipment typical value is 17 steps (8inch/22cm per step) .
–Configure in watch, use menu button, while in activity.
–Configure in connect app or Garmin express https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?332843-How-to-App-Settings
5.) Chest HRM (RUN, red or blue) gives excellent results.
6.) Foot Strike Sensor is not recommend. Steps are the wrong motion for the Foot Strike Sensor.


Howto Sports+

The plus (+) means the app supports other similar activity types.  To access the other activity types can be done in two (2) ways:
1.)In Configuration Settings using Connect App or Express App, the fourth setting is the Activity Type Selection.  select and save.  the next time you start your activity the selected activity will be chosen.
2.) from the watch, at the start screen (Press Start..) of the app, either long press the up button or touchscreen watches long press the screen.  A menu will appear, select the activity, and start the activity.

Select: Your Table Tennis, Padel, PickleBall, RacquetBall , GOLF!, Soccer, Tennis, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Football, Squash, Horseshoes and Badminton. Includes one Custom Sport (KanJam, Cornhole, Baseball, Volleyball or any SPORT ! Select the new activity and press the start button to accept.

1.) Watch must be worn on your wrist!
2.) If you don’t have a Chest HRM, Footpod or Running Dynamics Pod, your Watch hand MUST be MOVING.
4.) Chest HRM (run, red or blue) will give improved results.
5.) Foot Strike Sensor with HRM improves results, too.
6.) To enter score menu use the “LAP” button,(or swipe left)
-Lap press 1, Edit Team A. Use Up/Down to edit*
-Lap press 2, Edit Team B. Use Up/Down to edit*
-(Tennis only) after game win, Set point will increase, and after set win Game will increase and auto-resets for NEW set/game.
-(Tennis only) to edit match points, use down arrow to set = 0-0, then continue to reduce set point.
-Lap press 3, Return to Data Screen.
*touchscreen swipe up/down or tap upper half or lower half.

7.) Quick edit game at Splash screen edit game, hold menu button or touch menu button (touchscreens), Select new game and Go!


Flight Information

WARNING: The app is intended only as an in-flight aid and should not be used as a primary information source. If the app contains a barometric altimeter, it will not function in a pressurized aircraft and should not be used in a pressurized aircraft.

This multi-page application provides live course navigation, distance remaining and ETE to a way-point and to the return position were the flight began. The Destination (Long/Lat) Way-points entered through Connect App or Garmin Express. Way-points can be changed with phone during flight.  Supports two way points. If a second navigation way point is used, the way-point will automatic switch to the second way-point.  To override the automatic way point switch, the second way point can be set as the course by pressing the lap button.
NOTE: The navigation uses a 1 Km radius of the navigation waypoint to switch to the final destination.

How to use:
Pre Flight
From the custom user configuration menu in Garmin Express or Garmin Connect, enter your destination Longitude and Latitude way-points in decimal degrees.
-Adjust data fields in Configuration Settings
-Flight App requires a Calibrated Compass, Calibrate before activity and near the location where your watch will be attached to the aircraft.
-This app requires GPS lock before starting activity wait for GREEN GPS on splash screen before starting activity.
-Fuel Data (IQ 2.x+ Only) : Enter in settings: Fuel Storage Size, Fuel Consumption Rate and Fuel Warning Level for the Fuel Page Data.
-AutoStart/AutoPause (IQ 2.x+ Only) set start/pause speed in configuration settings. Speed units are the units of the watch.  0 is off/manual start.

During Flight
Lap Press
Provides Normal Lap Information and Toggles to next way point.

Navigation
-The third page is dedicated to Return To Take Off navigation.  ETE is estimated time to start and Dist Rem is the Distance to the Start of activity.
-The forth page is dedicated to waypoint(s) navigation.  ETE is estimated time to start and Dist Rem is the Distance to the next waypoint.
-The ETE and Distance Remaining are determined by the way point position and your current position. The heading bug is the course of your destination.
-Way points can be adjusted during flight. Once, the first way point is reached and course is set the the second waypoint.  The first way point is no longer used, edit the second way point.

-AutoWay point Radius set the radius value is in meters, set to 0 for manual select.

-Set the 5 WayPoints (preflight recommended), are adjustable in-flight using Connect App.

-Nuatical/knot units setting override Imperial/Metric units.

Track Back
The third page is dedicated to Return to Start navigation.  ETE is estimated time to start and Dist Rem is the Distance to the Start of activity.  Heading bug is location of take off.

Wind Estimate
(IQ 2.x+ Only)
-Long Press the Up Button or Long Touch Screen for Wind Estimate Calculation Screen.
-Compete 3 Wind Circle Loops (shown below) at constant speed (Engine throttle and prop pitch).
-After 3 Loops the Wind Direction and Speed will be posted in Datafield Wind Speed and Wind Estimate Calculation Screen will close.
-Datafield Wind Speed will show ‘—‘ if not calculated
-Live windspeed is posted while doing Wind Circle Loops.
-Wind speed is calculated from minimum and maximum speeds
-Wind Direction is determined by direction of slowest speed.

Fuel Consumption
-Fuel Data Page (IQ 2.x+ Only)
-Enter in settings:
–Fuel Storage Size,
–Fuel Consumption Rate
–Fuel Warning Level for the Fuel Page
-Fuel Page will become ALL RED when below Fuel Warning Level

Map Page
-Map Page is only available in IQ 3.0 devices with maps  (Fenix 5 Plus and Edge Devices)

Post Flight data
IQ Graph
GPS Altitude  – in watch units (Ft or Meters)
Vertical Speed per Minute  – in watch units (mph or km/h)
Vertical Speed Per Second – in watch units (mph or km/h)
Heart Rate – Current Heart, omitted in Connect and added as IQ Graph
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)

IQ Data
Maximum Altitude – in watch units either (Ft or Meters)
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity

updated 1/23/2019 v2.5


 Dance Information

The plus (+) means the app supports other similar activity types.  To access the other activity types can be done in two (2) ways:
1.)In Configuration Settings using Connect App or Express App, the fourth setting is the Activity Type Selection.  select and save.  the next time you start your activity the selected activity will be chosen.
2.) from the watch, at the start screen (Press Start..) of the app, either long press the up button or touchscreen watches long press the screen.  A menu will appear, select the activity, and start the activity.

Select Dance type: Zumba, Pole Dancing, Bollywood Dancing, Nia Dancing, Belly Dancing, Hip-Hop Dance, Masala Bhangra, Ball Room Dancing, Jazzercise, Hula Hoop  Club, Tai-Chi, Qi-Gong,Folk, Morris, u-JAM, Hustle, Bachata, Kizomba, Zouk, Lind Hop, Ballet, Tap, Step Fitness, Rock ‘n Roll, Boogie Woogie,Tango or Generic Dancing.

IQ Graph
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)

IQ Data
Total Step Distance – Step based Distance in watch units
Step Distance (m) -Step based Distance in meters
Total Steps – total steps during activity
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity

Step Distance is based on Garmin Walking Stride Length, Set this value in Connect App or Connect Web User Setting Profile section.    In Connect App select, the three dots “…” (Bottom Right) > Settings> User Settings> Custom Stride Length.   Adjust “Custom Stride Length” Walking 1 meter is a typical value.

updated 1/23/2019 v1.11


Training+ App
The plus (+) means the app supports other similar activity types.  To access the other activity types can be done in two (2) ways:
1.)In Configuration Settings using Connect App or Express App, the fourth setting is the Activity Type Selection.  select and save.  the next time you start your activity the selected activity will be chosen.
2.) from the watch, at the start screen (Press Start..) of the app, either long press the up button or touchscreen watches long press the screen.  A menu will appear, select the activity, and start the activity.

Select Activity: Strength, Cross Fit, Cardio, 5×5 and Body Pump, Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) and Mobility/Flexibility.

Lap Press
Provides Normal Lap Information and count sets.
*Manual Rep/Set counting

Training App Settings
Select activity: Strength, Cross Fit, Cardio, 5×5, Body Pump and Mobility/Flexibility.
Additional Weight for Calorie Calculation: add weight in Kg
Use is using weighted vest or straps.
Invert Colors; Uncheck for white background, Check for black background

Adjusted calories (avg hr) and Adjusted calories sum (hr) are different calorie calculations using a calorie formula from the Journal of Sports Sciences. They provides gender specific values allowing weight adjustments for weighted workouts.  The weight adjustment is in the configuration setting and is in kg.

GPS: OFF/ON.  Default  is OFF.  Enables GPS if ON

Set Additional Weight for Calorie Calculation:  Only add additional weight and the units are in kg.

Invert Colors: Check for white background black fonts.

Fields: Timer, Garmin Calories, Adjusted calories (avg hr), Adjusted calories sum (hr), energy expenditure, Heart rate, Average heart rate, Maximum heart rate, Minimum heart rate, Train effect, Temperature (with tempe), Battery (% used during activity), Laps/sets, Lap time, Last lap time and set down counter.

IQ Graph
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)

IQ Data
Instantaneous Calorie Sum – weight adjusted total calories using current HR calculated every second.  The calorie value is a sum one second of the Calorie Calculations for the entire activity.  (Highly accurate)
Adjusted Calories Average HR -weight adjusted total calories using Average HR  calculated using average Heart Rate
Minimum Heart Rate – lowest heart rate
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity
Total Steps – total steps during activity

How to use:
To select Activities at the watch Splash Screen long press the ‘Up’ button or Long press the touch screen or use configuration settings to set the activity type.

After each set, press the lap/set button or swipe right, to increase the set count and start the down count timer for next set.  Down Count Timer is defaulted at 90 second and can be changed in Configuration Settings.

Note: Tones and Vibrated alert in in all watches except VivoActive watches, this is a Garmin limitation.

updated 1/23/2019 v1.14

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Inline Skating+

The plus (+) means the app supports other similar activity types.  To access the other activity types can be done in two (2) ways:
1.)In Configuration Settings using Connect App or Express App, the fourth setting is the Activity Type Selection.  select and save.  the next time you start your activity the selected activity will be chosen.
2.) from the watch, at the start screen (Press Start..) of the app, either long press the up button or touchscreen watches long press the screen.  A menu will appear, select the activity, and start the activity.   Select: Inline or Ice Skating

Lap Press
Provides Normal Lap Information and
Sets the Second LapByPosition point (only if LapbyPosition is set).

Inline Skating App settings
AutoScroll: The Screen will scroll to next page in seconds (0 = no scroll, 1-15 seconds)
AutoPause:  The activity will stop recording if speed is lower than set value.
(0= Off, Speed 1.0 – 10.0) (Speed in watch units)
Lap Method:
-Manual Button Press
-LapbyDistance. Laps are auto-generated by distance travels and will repeat.  Set Distance in the Lap Distance field
-LapByPosition.  Laps are auto-generated by position. the lap occurs at activity starting location and at a manual Lap button presses.  Each manual button press will reset the second location.  For best results, allow GPS lock before starting activity GREEN GPS on splash screen
-For the AutoLap to occur the watch must cross a ~15 meter radius of the lap point.
Lap Distance: used with LapbyDistance selection. Distance is in watch units (mi or km).

GPS On/OFF*.  Set to off for indoor skating. (* indoor skating setting)
*Use Stride Length: (Garmin Run, Garmin Walk, Custom) Recommend Custom
*Custom Stride length Value in Millimeters (Typical is 950-1150 mm)  Certain watches require FootPod (IQ 1.0 watches) if value is zero for indoor speed and distance, then a footpod is required.

Map Page
-Map Page is only available in IQ 3.0 devices. (Fenix 5 Plus and Edge Devices)

IQ Graph
Stride Distance – stride distance (ft or m)
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)
% Grade –  percent slope of hills + uphill, – downhill.
Seconds Per Stride – time between strides (float value in seconds)

IQ Data
Average Stride Distance – stride distance (in ft or m)
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity
Total Steps – total steps during activity
Step-Based Distance value in in the units of the watch.

updated 1/21/2019 v4.2


MotorSports+ Information

The plus (+) means the app supports other similar activity types.  To access the other activity types can be done in two (2) ways:
1.)In Configuration Settings using Connect App or Express App, the fourth setting is the Activity Type Selection.  select and save.  the next time you start your activity the selected activity will be chosen.
2.) from the watch, at the start screen (Press Start..) of the app, either long press the up button or touchscreen watches long press the screen.  A menu will appear, select the activity, and start the activity.
Select Activity: Driving, Motorcycle, Motocross, Snowmobile, ATV and GoKart

MotorSports+ requires a Calibrated Compass, Calibrate before activity and near the location where your watch will be attached to the vehicle.

This app requires GPS lock before starting activity wait for GREEN GPS on splash screen before starting activity.

Lap Press
Provides Normal Lap Information and
Sets the Second LapByPosition point.

Track Back
The third page is dedicated to Return to Start navigation.  ETE is estimated time to start and Dist Rem is the Distance to the Start of activity.  Heading bug is location of start.

MotorSports App settings
AutoScroll: The Screen will scroll to next page in seconds (0 = no scroll, 1-15 seconds)
AutoPause:  The activity will stop recording if speed is lower than set value.
(0= Off, Speed 1.0 – 10.0) (Speed in watch units)
Lap Method:
-Manual Button Press
-LapbyDistance. Laps are auto-generated by distance travels and will repeat.  Set Distance in the Lap Distance field
-LapByPosition.  Laps are auto-generated by position. the lap occurs at activity starting location and at a manual Lap button presses.  Each manual button press will reset the second location.  For best results, allow GPS lock before starting activity GREEN GPS on splash screen
-For the AutoLap to occur the watch must cross a ~15 meter radius of the lap point.

Lap Distance: used with LapbyDistance selection. Distance is in watch units (mi or km).

Set Lap Radius Circle: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 (in Meters). Default is Best, if double laps are being counted near the Lap Locations (Start or Manual) reduce the radius.  If Laps are missed Increase the Lap Radius (larger radius required for faster speeds).  Diameter is 2x Radius so a 25 meter radius is 50 meter diameter and a lap will occur if the watch enters/exits that circle area.

Longitude/Latitude for Autolap.  Enter start lap location (Long/Lat) in decimal degrees. Use if set, these values will override the starting autolap location.  Use a site as (https://www.latlong.net/) to preset.  Typical use for preset Long/Lat, would be for a starting line that is not part of the racing course (i.e Starting Chute).

Alert Timer – (0=off, value in minutes) Repeating Alarm Timer (Vibrate and Sound)

Map Page
-Map Page is only available in Fenix 5 Plus and Edge Devices

IQ Graph
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)

IQ Data
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity

For Best Results:

1.) The app needs a good GPS lock, wait until the GPS is GREEN.
2.) Set Data Recording to Every Second.  This is located in the watch, under the main menu, Settings>System>Data Recording> set to every second.

updated 1/21/2019 v2.3


OutdoorSports+ Information

The plus (+) means the app supports other similar activity types.  To access the other activity types can be done in two (2) ways:
1.)In Configuration Settings using Connect App or Express App, the fourth setting is the Activity Type Selection.  select and save.  the next time you start your activity the selected activity will be chosen.
2.) from the watch, at the start screen (Press Start..) of the app, either long press the up button or touchscreen watches long press the screen.  A menu will appear, select the activity, and start the activity.

Select: Hiking, Snow Shoeing, Hunting, Fishing, Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Horseback Riding, Walking or Mountaineering.

This app requires GPS lock before starting activity wait for GREEN GPS on splash screen before starting activity.

Lap Press
Provides Normal Lap Information and
The Location in Degrees as an IQ Lap Data

Track Back
The third page is dedicated to Return to Start navigation.  ETE is estimated time to return and Dist Rem is the Distance to the Start of activity.  Heading bug is location of start.

Outdoor Sports App settings
Gear Weight – (in Kg) additional weight that is carried, pulled, etc.  Used in the calorie calculations
Alert Timer – (0=off, value in minutes) Repeating Alarm Timer (Vibrate and Sound)

OutdoorSports+ requires a Calibrated Compass, Calibrate before activity and near the location where your watch will be attached to the vehicle.

OutdoorSports adds two weight adjusted calorie calculations and the posts data to Connect. The calorie formula is from the Journal of Sports Sciences and provides gender specific values. The calorie data is based from both current heart rate and average heart rate, time, gender, height and total weight (body and gear).

IQ Graph
Stride Distance – stride distance (in ft or m)
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)

IQ Data
Average Stride Distance – stride distance (in ft or m)
Instantaneous Calorie Sum – weight adjusted total calories using current HR calculated every second.  The calorie value is a sum one second of the Calorie Calculations for the entire activity.  (Highly accurate)
Adjusted Calories Average HR -weight adjusted total calories using Average HR  calculated using average Heart Rate
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity
Total Steps – total steps during activity (FUTURE)

Map Page
-Map Page is only available in Fenix 5 Plus and Edge Devices

Fishing and Hunting modes only

Press the lap button to keep a Fish On/Cought count and a selection will appear for  Fish Well Count. The button press will keep a location, too(visible in the Connect Map).

Hunting Only

Game Seen and a select menu will appear if Game kept count. The button press will keep a location, too(visible in the Connect Map).

Alpine Skiing Mode Only
Will AutoCount Ski Runs

updated 1/21/2019 v1.8


Boxing Information
Watch must be worn on your wrist and will count and measure from the watch hand, only!

The plus (+) means the app supports other similar activity types Boxing and KickBoxing.  To access the other activity types can be done in two (2) ways:
1.)In Configuration Settings using Connect App or Express App, the fourth setting is the Activity Type Selection.  select and save.  the next time you start your activity the selected activity will be chosen.
2.) from the watch, at the start screen (Press Start..) of the app, either long press the up button or touchscreen watches long press the screen.  A menu will appear, select the activity, and start the activity.

Best HR data requires Chest-HRM, Optical HR will be poor due to high wrist movement.

Boxing Settings
Check Box for Kick Boxing title, uncheck for boxing
Screen AutoScroll in seconds (0 = no scroll, 1-15 seconds)

Punches per AutoSet(0=off) enter a value of punches for a workout set, (example 100 punches for a set).  Will create a lap in the activity.

AutoRound Timer (0=off no timer) A value will create a custom timer that is repeated for the entire work out with a 1 minute break.  Example set to 3, the timer starts at the start of the activity and will beep/viberate at 3 minutes (end of round) and again at one minute for the End of raund break.  This will repeat for entire workout.  Use for sparing or boxing match simulation.

Punch Force Units: (IQ watches 3.0 ONLY)  Select G-Force, Newtons (N) or Pounds (lbs).  What is G-force 

IQ Graph
Step Rate – average steps per minute
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)
G-Force Max* force in one second (in selected units)
G-Force Average* force in one second (in selected units)
*Force Graphs are calculated from 25 samples per second, the graphs use the max value of the 25 or the average value of the 25 samples.

IQ Data
Punch Rate – Average Punches/minute
Total Steps – total steps during activity
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity
Total Punches –  detected punches on watch arm
*Total Jab – detected jabs on watch arm
*Total Hook – detected upper cuts on watch arm
*Total Cross – detected Cross punches on watch arm
*Punch Force – is the maximum power in a 1 second time frame
*Punch Force (1 sec)  – is the average power in a 1 second time frame
*Max Punch Force – is the maximum power recorded in the activity

*NOTE: Punch Force and Counting requires IQ version 2.x Watches

updated 1/21/2019 v2.2


Work+ Information
The only activity track to work as hard as you during daily chores, track steps, weight adjusted calories, time on job, etc.
The plus (+) means the app supports other similar activity types.  To access the other activity types can be done in two (2) ways:
1.)In Configuration Settings using Connect App or Express App, the fourth setting is the Activity Type Selection.  select and save.  the next time you start your activity the selected activity will be chosen.
2.) from the watch, at the start screen (Press Start..) of the app, either long press the up button or touchscreen watches long press the screen.  A menu will appear, select the activity, and start the activity.

Select Activity Choose between:
Non-GPS: Shopping!, Vacuuming, Sweeping, Cleaning, Coaching Indoors, Painting  and Indoor Working
GPS:  Lawn Mowing, Snow Shoveling, Raking, Digging, Gardening, Coaching Outdoors and Outdoor Working.
Gear Weight in Kg –  computes additional weight for the IQ Calorie Calculations.
Force GPS – forces GPS to be Always ON.

IQ Graph
Distance per Stride – stride distance (in ft or m)
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)

IQ Data
-Total Step Distance – Step based Distance in watch units
-Average Stride Distance – stride distance (in ft or m)
-Instantaneous Calorie Sum – weight adjusted total calories using current HR calculated every second the value is a sum of the entire activity
-Adjusted Calories Average HR -weight adjusted total calories using Average HR  calculated using average Heart Rate
-Battery Used – % Battery used during activity
-Step Distance (m) -Step based Distance in meters
-Total Steps – total steps during activity

updated 1/21/2019 v1.12


Yoga+ Information
The Yoga+ app provides activity tracking for Yoga, Pilates or Meditation.
The plus (+) means the app supports other similar activity types.  To access the other activity types can be done in two (2) ways:
1.)In Configuration Settings using Connect App or Express App, the fourth setting is the Activity Type Selection.  select and save.  the next time you start your activity the selected activity will be chosen.
2.) from the watch, at the start screen (Press Start..) of the app, either long press the up button or touchscreen watches long press the screen.  A menu will appear, select the activity, and start the activity.

Select: Yoga, Pilates, Barre or Meditation
Lap Press is enable to allow tracking per movement.

IQ Graph
Energy Expenditure – (in Calorie/hr)

IQ Data
Minimum Heart rate –  Lowest Heart Rate during Activity
Battery Used – % Battery used during activity


Period Tracker

How to Use:
1.) Install Widget on your IQ enabled Garmin watch.
2.) Start the Widget, and the Widget will ask for ‘Day One’ Date.
-Select ‘Today’, for Today’s date.
-Select Enter Date for a Previous day.

3.) Main Display will show: Day 1 date, Day of Cycle, Next Date (orange).

4.) Start of your period, go to the Period Tracker Widget. Depending on watch type, Long Press the menu button or Long Touch the screen. The Period Tracker Widget will ask for ‘Day One’ Date.
-Select ‘Today’, for Today’s date.
-Select Enter Date for a Previous day.

There are two choices, “today”  or “enter date”.  If its today use that selection or another date use “enter date”

Escape out to the watch face after setting the date, then go back into the period tracker. The dates and data will be all updated.

5.) If you make a mistake, reenter the date. If the Full Version, Verify the average cycle. This can be made in the Configuration settings (View in Connect App or Express)

Correct a wrong Cycle date
If there was a mistake, “thought today was day one but was really yesterday” or other day.Re-enter the day 1 again using “enter date”, if the day count is less than 11 days the app will assume a correction and will adjust the current cycle. If the adjustment is 11 days or more, then it will assume a new cycle.

You can manually correct the average cycle and previous month length in the configuration settings using either Garmin Connect App or Express .  At the bottom of the configuration settings,  you will find the past cycle length(s).  Correct the month that is incorrect, by entering the correct length and then Save.  Save button is at the Bottom.
At the watch, now reload the period app and the app will recalculate the average cycle length and estimate dates.  If needed, You can edit the average cycle, but typically this not necessary if the past monthly lengths are correct.
updated 1/21/2019 v1.0.8


Foot Bike+

FootBike+ is a custom App to support Scooter, Foot Bike/ Kick Bike, WaveBoarding and Skateboarding, this application provides real time data and posts data to Garmin Connect Web and App. This application provides real time data, return navigation

Configuration Options:

The plus (+) means the app supports other similar activity types.  To access the other activity types can be done in two (2) ways:
1.)In Configuration Settings using Connect App or Express App, the fourth setting is the Activity Type Selection.  select and save.  the next time you start your activity the selected activity will be chosen.
2.) from the watch, at the start screen (Press Start..) of the app, either long press the up button or touchscreen watches long press the screen.  A menu will appear, select the activity, and start the activity.

Select Activity Type: FootBike, SkateBoarding or WaveBoarding.  The Activity Type can can be set at the watch start screen or in Configuration Settings.

Auto Scrolll set to a value in seconds to allow automatic screen scroll. Values of 1-15 seconds are valid times, set to zero (0) to turn off (default).

Auto Pause set to a speed to pause recording.  The Speed Units are the units of the watch.  Values of 1.0-10.0 are valid speeds, set to zero (0) to turn off (default).

Lap Method
-Manual = Lap Button Only
-AutoLap by Position = will lap up to two locations: Activity Start Location and at the Manual lap location.  The app AutoLap every time you pass the start location or the location of the Lap Button press.  More Information.
-AutoLap by Distance = will AutoLap at the Distance set in “Lap Distance”.

Lap Distance set to a value in distance for Autolap by Distance. Set to zero (0.0) to turn off (default).  The Distance Units are the units of the watch.

Alert Timer  Set to a value in minutes will enable a Screen, vibrate and sound Alert that will repeat., set to zero (0) to turn off (default).

Custom Data Screens

Main Screen Bottom Right and Left Fields, Screen 2 (3 fields), Screen 3 (2 fields) and Screen 4 (1 LARGE field).

App Datafields: Speed, Distance, Timer, Calories, Cal/hr, Heart Rate (Color Coded), Cadence, Avg Cadence, Distance Per Stride, Avg Distance Per Stride, Total Steps, Seconds Per stride, Avg Heart Rate (Color Coded), Max Heart Rate, Laps, Lap Time, Lap Distance, Last Lap Time, Last Lap Speed, Last Lap Distance, Vertical Speed/Min, Total Ascent, Total Decent, Temperature and % battery used while in activity.

Return Navigation is automatically started when the activity is started.  If is set on the screens 2-4 a navigation bug will point to the Starting location.

Navigation Data: Estimated Time Enroute, Distance remaining and Heading.


Row/SUP+

This App Supports for Row, SUP, Kayak, Rafting and Indoor Rowing.

The plus (+) means the app supports other similar activity types.  To access the other activity types can be done in two (2) ways:
1.)In Configuration Settings using Connect App or Express App, the fourth setting is the Activity Type Selection.  select and save.  the next time you start your activity the selected activity will be chosen.
2.) from the watch, at the start screen (Press Start..) of the app, either long press the up button or touchscreen watches long press the screen.  A menu will appear, select the activity, and start the activity.

Supports Speed (mph & km/h), Pace, 500m pace and 2000m pace.

A Cadence Sensor (bike or paddle cadence) is required for cadence and stroke information for Kayaking and SUP activities.

Configuration:
Select Activity Type: Rowing, Paddling, SUP*, Kayaking*, Rafting and Indoor Rowing.  The Activity Type can be set at the watch start screen or in Configuration Settings
Use Speed, Pace or 500m Pace sets the type of speed measurement.
Cadence Sensor Divide (Cad/2):  This adjusts the cadence for sensor value by /2
Cadence Fine Adjust: provides precise adjustment for advance users.  Value of 1 is no adjust. values less than one multiply the cadence and Values Greater than 1 divide.
Input Cadence 25, CAF = 0.25 Output cadence = 100.
Input Cadence 100, CAF = 4.0 Output cadence = 25.

Indoor Rowing Distance Per Stroke (in meter): set to a value in meters to match equipment. Values of 5-20 meters are normal values.

Auto Scroll set to a value in seconds to allow automatic screen scroll. Values of 1-15 seconds are valid times, set to zero (0) to turn off (default).
Auto Pause set to a speed to pause recording.  The Speed Units are the units of the watch.  Values of 1.0-10.0 are valid speeds, set to zero (0) to turn off (default).
Lap Method
-Manual = Lap Button Only
-AutoLap by Position = will lap up to two locations: Activity Start Location and at the Manual lap location.  The app AutoLap every time you pass the start location or the location of the Lap Button press.  More Information.
-AutoLap by Distance = will AutoLap at the Distance set in “Lap Distance”.
Lap Distance set to a value in distance for Autolap by Distance. Set to zero (0.0) to turn off (default).  The Distance Units are the units of the watch.
Alert Timer  Set to a value in minutes will enable a Screen, vibrate and sound Alert that will repeat., set to zero (0) to turn off (default).
Show Heading Bug on Main Page(IQ2.x watches only): set to yes to have heading bug on main page

Custom Data Screens
Main Screen Bottom Right and Left Fields, Screen 2 (3 fields), Screen 3 (2 fields) and Screen 4 (1 LARGE field).

App Datafields: Speed, Max Speed, Pace, Avg Pace,500m Pace, avg 500m Pace, 2k Pace(IQ2.x), avg 2k Pace(IQ2.x), Distance, Distance (m), Timer, Calories, Cal/hr, Heart Rate (Color Coded), Cadence, Avg Cadence, Distance Per stroke*, Avg Distance Per Stoke*, Total Strokes*, Seconds Per Stroke*, AvgPower, Power, Avg Heart Rate (Color Coded), Max Heart Rate, Laps, Lap Speed, Lap Pace,  Lap 500mPace,Lap 2kPace(IQ 2.x), Lap Time, Lap Distance, Last Lap Time, Last Lap Speed, Last Lap Distance, Vertical Speed/Min, Time Of Day,Training Effect, Temperature and % battery used while in activity.

Return Navigation(IQ 2.x) is automatically started when the activity is started.  If is set on the screens 2-4 a navigation bug will point to the Starting location.
Navigation Data(IQ 2.x): Time to Start, Distance to Start  and Heading.

*Stroke Rate in activity types Kayak and SUP require a External Cadence sensor.  this is Garmin Limitation.  Use Paddle Activity Type to work around or purchase a Bike Cadence sensor and attach to the of the paddle in a dry location.

updated 1/21/2019 v2.7


 Heart Monitor / Heart Monitor +HRV APP

WARNING:  The app should not be used as a primary information source and is for enjoyment purposes only.  All information, content, and material of this app is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider.    If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 (USA) [112 (EU)] immediately.

The Heart Monitor Datafield and HeartMonitor+HRV App are part of a monitoring suite.  Your code purchase will work for both the app and data field.

The App is intended for pre-workout or daily Heart+HRV monitoring.

The Data Field is intended to be used during activity and allows users to see un-filtered heart data.  Add this data field to, any Garmin Built-in App as a single data screen.  The data field only works with an Ant+ HRM.  The HRM MUST be set to OFF in the watch settings.

SETUP
The HeartMonitor+ HRM app will work with:
1.) Optical sensor (IQ 3.0 Only), it measures the InterBeat Interval (IbI)
2.) The ANT+ HRM (ALL WATCHES) which measures the R-R interval.  *The RR data will override the IBI data since the RR is higher quality.
For the R-R Interval to function (ALL WATCHES), the HR Sensor must be disabled in the watch (Settings>Sensors>HR-NUMBER>Status OFF) and for best accuracy use “Every Second” recording setting in the watch (Settings>System>Data Recording> set to Every Second).  The HRM is disabled, due to, the app creates a direct link to the HRM.  The App requires more information that what the Garmin interface provides.  The HRM alone provides significantly more information.  Shown in picture below.
For Best Graphing Results, Set Data Recording to Every Second (Settings>Sensors>System> Data Recording)
Configuration Settings
HRM Serial Number  – (0 = ALL) Use your HR-XXXXX number.  Pictured below is my HR-831401.  enter the XXXXXX in this field to prevent aquiring other nearby Ant HRM.

 Average HRV – this is your base line HRV value and is averaged from each saved session.  It is used to calculate the +/- value.

Adjust HRV – default is 20 and is the multiplier used in the HRV calculation 20*ln(rMSSD).  Changing this value may give poor HRV readings.
Heart Abnormalities – (Default is 40) is a heartbeat threshold (+/-) before the abnormal count is increased.  lowering this value below 10 is not recommended.  SEE WARNING
Invert Color – check will set the background to White with Black text.
Disable your HRM in settings as below.
Abbreviations and available fields
HRV (Heart Rate Variability)   (both app and datafield)
aHRV is the session Average HRV  (app only)
HRV-/+ is the Current HRV difference from previous HRV AVERAGE from previous sessions.  Requires at least one saved HRV session.  (app only)
+ Positive values indicates rested, recovered state. suggest normal workout day
Negative Values indicates unrested, unrecovered, stress state. suggest easy workout day
rMSSD – Root Mean Square of Successive Differences (beat-to-beat intervals)  (both app and datafield)
pNN20 – % of successive beat-to-beat intervals that differ by more than 20 ms  (app only)
pNN50 – % of successive beat-to-beat intervals that differ by more than 50 ms  (app only)
R-R Interval – reading coming directly from the watch sensor or Chest Heart Rate Monitor  (both app and datafield)
SDNN – Standard Deviation of R-R intervals.  NN intervals removes any heartbeat artifacts.  (app only)
xHR – Total count of Heart Abnormalities  (both app and datafield)
rrHR from heartbeat – rr interval converted to HR BPM  (both app and datafield)
RawHR is unfiltered heartbeat Chest HRM BPM  (app only)
ibi prefix is the InterBeat Interval from the optical sensor  (app & IQ 3.0+ only )
The Datafield and App will post all data to the FIT file: the raw RR heart rate, RR-interval, HRM Heartrate (unfiltered), HRV from the HRM or optical. The ANT+ HRM will override the Optical data since it is higher quality and has data redundancy, where the optical does not (Garmin limitation).
Connect IQ Graphs
R-R Heart Rate –  Heart Rate base on the RR interval time, this will show all Heart Beat Artifacts.   (both app and datafield)
Raw Chest HRM Heart Rate –   Heart Rate from Chest HRM this will differ from R-R and the Optical HR if optical is available  (both app and datafield)
R-R Interval Time (Msec) –  This will shows all Heart Beat Artifacts based in time (both app and datafield)
HRV –  This is the current HRV graph.  In the datafield during an activity the slope of the graph can indicate recovery.  positive or flat graph indicated recovered.  A negative slope indicates under-recovered. (both app and datafield)
Location of Abnormality –  This is a location marker in the graphs to help indicate locations of heart beats the was greater (or less than) abnormal heartbeat threshold. (both app and datafield) SEE WARNING
rMSSD –   Root Mean Square of Successive Differences (in msec) (both app and datafield)
SDNN –  Standard deviation of (N-N) normal to normal R-R intervals, where R is the peak of a QRS complex (heartbeat) (app only)
Connect IQ Data
Double Beats – a count of possible Heart Abnormalities, greater than the Heart Abnormalities threshold was detected  SEE WARNING  (both app and datafield)
Skipped Beats – a count of possible Heart Abnormalities, below than the Heart Abnormalities threshold was detected SEE WARNING  (both app and datafield)
Average HRV – the session HRV average (both app and datafield)
pNN50 – number of N-N* intervals greater than 50 Msec (app only)
pNN20 – number of N-N* intervals greater than 50 Msec (app only)
*NN is the count beats without the rejected R-R intervals (excludes noise or abnormal beat)
Cumulative HRM Operation Time – this is the ANT+ HRM total operation time. (app only) How to Reset: When replacing a battery (CR2032), place the old battery upside down on the contacts to erase Cumulative HRM Operation Timevalue.   Values over 800 hrs may require replacing your HRM battery.
HeartRate Graphs
Here is just one Graph of data you would see using Connect Web. I suggest using the web Connect.garmin.com interface, since website will show more data than the Connect App, the connect app will reduce graph samples in order to save memory.  The Web site does not.
The below shows the differences between the Optical (Gray), Raw Chest HRM (Yellow) and the R-R heart rate.  The R-R shows all heart artifacts, while the others show a smoothed heart rate, the optical is smoothed (averaged) and misses fast changes in heart rate.

Heart Rate Data R-R vs. Raw vs. Optical

Abnormalities

WARNING:  The app should not be used as a primary information source and is for enjoyment purposes only.  All information, content, and material of this app is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider.    If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 (USA) [112 (EU)] immediately.

The next three pictures shows possible abnormalities captured in a Run Activity.   These Graphs are best viewed at the Connect website (connect.garmin.com) and having Data Recording set to Every Second.  Shirt Static can greatly influence the readings.

Highlighted of Abnormality

Below shows several possible Abnormalities, the Yellow line shows the location of a change in heart rate greater the Abnormality Threshold.  in this case the R-R heart changed greater than 40 BPM between two heart beats.  First detection shows a possible PVC indicated by the blue line RR-interval going below steady HR then Above in two beats. The second cluster of possible abnormalities could be Double Beats.  This is due to the RR-interval (blue) only goes below the steady Heart Rate interval.

Zoomed-In area.

The Artifacts below shows two cases where the RRHR is not greater than the   Abnormality Threshold.  The first is a possible Double Beat since the rr-interval only goes below the steady heart rate interval (Blue).  the second is a possible PVC since the rr-interval (blue line) drops below then the next beat then above.  The rr heartrate is fast one beat then slower the next, shown with the gray line.

Abnormality less than the threshold

No HRV or R-R Heart rate
-Make sure to Disconnect the Chest HRM from your watch, from settings>sensors>HRM set the status to off.
-The app will make the connection to the chest hrm, since it needs all the information provided by the hrm.

Bluetooth HRM
Garmin does not provide the support needed for a direct connection to Bluetooth devices, yet.

updated 1/21/2019 v1.14 (Datafield), v2,20 (app)

PlyoMetric+ (Jump Rope)

The plus (+) means the app supports other similar activity types.  To access the other activity types can be done in two (2) ways:
1.)In Configuration Settings using Connect App or Express App, the fourth setting is the Activity Type Selection.  select and save.  the next time you start your activity the selected activity will be chosen.
2.) from the watch, at the start screen (Press Start..) of the app, either long press the up button or touchscreen watches long press the screen.  A menu will appear, select the activity, and start the activity.

CUSTOM Connect IQ Graphs and Values
-Energy Expenditure Graph (cal/hr)
-Seconds Per Jump Graph (sec/jmp)
-Jumps Per Minute Graph (JPM)
-Total Activity Jumps Value
-Total Activity Steps Value
-Instantaneous Calorie Sum (hr) Weight adjusted Value (aCali)
-Adjusted Calories (avghr) Weight adjusted Value (aCalav)

Three Screens:
Main Screen, most used screen (Two Fields are Configurable)
Second Page; Jumps, Jump/minute and seconds per Jump (All Fields are Configurable)
Third Page: (All Fields are Configurable)

Custom Fields:
-Total Jumps
-Jumps Per Minute (JPM)
-Average Jumps Per Minute (aJPM)
-Seconds Per Jump (Sec/Jmp)
-Elapse Timer (ET)
-Heart Rate (color coded on all screens) (HR)
-Average Heart Rate (color coded on 2nd and 3rd) (aHR)
-Max Heart Rate (MxHR)
-Min Heart Rate (MnHR)
-Garmin Calories (cal)
-Instantaneous Calorie Sum (hr) Weight adjusted (aCali)
-Adjusted Calories (avghr) Weight adjusted (aCalav)
-Energy Expenditure (cal/hr)
-Training effect (TE)
-Set Time
-Total Sets (sets)
-Next Set Counter
-Last Set Time
-Temperature
-% Battery used
-Fast read battery meter (Middle Dashed Green Line)
-Bluetooth Connectivity
-Time of Day 12hr or 24hr
-custom down counter, press lap after set complete, down counter starts for start time of next set.
-laps/sets keep track of total sets

AutoLap by Position

How the Autolap by position works, at the the Activity Start, the app remembers the start location, every time you pass the start location the App will Autolap.
If you press the Manual Lap, a second lap by location will be used. And every time you pass the Start Location and the Manual Lap location, the App will AutoLap.
The auto lap function uses a the default 25 meter radius(40m diameter) circle, once you enter the Autolap circle the app will Autolap when you start to move away from the GPS Lap Location.  If your missing laps use the larger radius in configuration.

Consider the picture below, the yellow dot is the GPS Autolap location.  The Green arrows is the direction traveling.  Once you enter the circle, the app will auto lap.  In this case it will lap as you cross the Yellow dot(at the redline).

If you entered the 25m radius circle and turned around (at the Blue Arrow) and leave the circle the App will Autolap at the Red Dot

How your laps will look.

Few suggestions,

1.) The app needs a good GPS lock, wait until the GPS is GREEN.
2.) Set Data Recording to every second.  This is located in the watch, under the main menu, Settings>System>Data Recording> set to every second.

FAQ/ Troubleshoot / Problem Solve

LOST CODE:  Contact brian.brown@fbbbrown.com for a new code.  Please forward the PayPal Transaction Code or the application you purchased.
SAVE YOUR CODE!

After App is updated reverts to MINUTE Trial
All updates require the code to be reentered.  Its a Garmin policy to delete the SETTINGS file during updates.
SAVE YOUR CODE!

Installing Error:  Watch needs to be updated
Your watch is in a firmware install /maintenance mode.  Reboot the watch twice and restart the installing app (connect or express).  Then complete the download again.

Entered Code/Email but still Trial Minutes
Enter Both your Email and Code.  Be sure not to include any spaces before or after the code.  The Red Bar will disappear with the full version.
If you still have an issue, i have been getting feedback that users are needing to uninstall, restart the watch, reinstall the app due to the app may not being fully installed by the Connect Phone App.

When does my code expire?
Your code purchase is good for the life of your current watch.  Yes, you can transfer your code, if your watch is replaced by Garmin.   I ask for a repurchase of a new license/code, if you purchase a new watch.   I use the honor system, so please be honest and help support my developments.  Thanks for supporting FBBBROWN Software!

“!” Issue:

Sorry you’re having an ‘!’ issue, typically my apps are 99.99% bug free and the issue is a Connect App install issue .
-First, uninstall the app is crashing, restart the watch and reinstall the app.This typically corrects the incomplete installation error.
-Second, Try the first step using Garmin Express for installing apps, this is the most reliable installation method. .
-Third, Connect watch to the pc.  Navigate to the x:/garmin/apps.  Note: the file name of the most recent dated xxxx.PRN file.  Write down 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/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.


Missing Settings Button

This is a new Android Connect bug 🙁

The “Settings Menu is missing in Connect”, seems to be related to having favorited your apps.  All the apps that’s listed under favorites is missing this settings menu.

Workaround 1
* Unfavorite the app
* Kill the Garmin Connect app on the phone
* Start the Garmin Connect app again and the settings menu will be present
* The app can the be configured once again. After configuration the app can be favorited again, but this will most likely cause the settings menu to disappear upon app (Garmin Connect) restart, which will the require using the workaround again.

Workaround 2
The other option is to use Garmin Express until Garmin fixes the Android Connect App.

Report Bug to Garmin
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.
https://forums.garmin.com/forum/into-sports/garmin-connect-mobile-application/garmin-connect-mobile-android/1433951-no-settings-option-or-version-info-for-apps-installed-on-watch.

Cannot Download from Garmin App Store:
-If you receive the  “App requires an update before install“.
-Your watch requires an update
-Or the watch is in a “update maintenance mode”.
–Restart your watch TWICE and the programming app (Connect or Express).  Then try again.

Settings Menu is missing in Connect
Restart Connect app and the menu will appear.  If restarting does not correct the menu, Uninstall, Restart the watch and Reinstall the app

Connect Crashes when I update an APP
Remove the app from the Favorites Menu before updating the app.

Cannot update an APP
-Remove the app from the Favorites Menu before updating the app.

My app has a “+” in the name
The plus (+) means the app supports other similar activity types.  To access the other activity types can be done in two (2) ways:
1.)In Configuration Settings using Connect App or Express App, the fourth setting is the Activity Type Selection.  select and save.  the next time you start your activity the selected activity will be chosen.
2.) from the watch, at the start screen (Press Start..) of the app, either long press the up button or touchscreen watches long press the screen.  A menu will appear, select the activity, and start the activity.

Distance and Speed are 0 in Connect App
-This is a Garmin Connect Bug.
Currently the Connect App Developers are not using the override function of the main values.  I am attended the Connect Summit 2018 to discuss this issue with Garmin.  Garmin Stated that they have no plans to add the override functions to there Connect Products.

The main values I provide to Connect App / Connect web page are ignored by Garmin Connect,. I have three separate threads on this issue in forum.garmn.com.
Thread1 Thread2 Thread3
The problem is the Garmin Connect use the SDK Fit Contributor class ‘nativeNum’, which is an override to data in the fit file.
If you would view your activity on mapmyrun or endomondo you will see your main distance and speed, but not in Garmin Connect.
As a workaround, I provide the distance in the stats section at the bottom (twice)

1.)in meters (for Garmin)
2.)in the watch native units.
I encourage you to complain to “Garmin Connect Developers” (in the forums threads above) to follow the IQ SDK Fit Contributor class ‘nativeNum’, which overrides the data in the FIT file.

Missing App:
All Fbbbrown apps need to be downloaded from apps.garmin.com.
If you update/install and you don’t see the app. Update or the install may require a restart of watch.

Pilates App is no longer in the app store
The Pilates app is combined with the Yoga+ app. Your Pilates Code will work with the Yoga+ App.  From the Start Screen, long Press the menu button or touchscreen and select the activity.

Horseback Riding is no longer in the app store
The HorsebackRiding app was combined with the Outdoors app.  Your Horseback Riding Code will work with the OutdoorSports+ app.  From the Start Screen, long Press the menu button or touchscreen and select the activity.

Missing Data Field:
Data fields require to be added to an built-in Garmin application(run, row, sup, cycle, etc) as a single data screen.  To change data screens, go to Watch Settings>activites and apps>RUN>Datascreen.

Windows Phone Issues
Problem: Not downloading the entire activity,  there is an issue with Windows Phone Connect App timing out during long Bluetooth transfers of activities causing the activity not to show up in web connect or Connect web.
Solution: use Garmin Express or another phone or tablet with connect app.

Problem: Cannot enter email address or code into settings.
Solution: Use Garmin Express or another phone or tablet with connect app.