• Reminder on New Bug Reports

    Hello everyone!

    I just wanted to put out a quick reminder when it comes to creating bug reports to please provide as detailed of information as possible.

    Recently there's been an increase in reports that have little information provided, which makes it difficult for us to reproduce the issue presented in the report. This can lead to frustrations for you, the developers, when/if we are unable to reproduce the issue that you have seen. So in order to alleviate that frustration, please remember to look over the "What information should be included in a new issue report" section of the Bug Reports FAQ page. The more information you are able to provide to us, the quicker we will be able to reproduce and identify the issue and get it sent to the appropriate project team.

    Also, for your confidentiality, you can always send information about your bug report (apps, prgs, etc.) to our [email protected] email. If a ticket was already created for your issue, please put the ticket number in the subject line; or put the Title of your bug report as the subject.

    • Jun 8, 2021
  • Forerunner 55 and Forerunner 945 LTE Device Configurations Now Available

    Happy Global Running Day! Today, Garmin announced two new Connect IQ System 4 devices: The Forerunner® 55 and Forerunner® 945 LTE.

    Forerunner® 55 is the GPS running smartwatch that goes beyond pace and heart rate stats. Personalized training guidance helps you keep improving your fitness, while advanced wellness tracking puts you in tune with your body.

    Forerunner® 945 LTE has all the advanced physiological features to help maximize your training, plus the power of LTE connectivity to bring phone-free safety and tracking features right to your wrist. Should you need assistance, your watch can send your name and location to your emergency contacts or connect you to the Garmin IERCC, a 24/7 emergency response center.

    Use the Connect IQ SDK Manager to update your device library and add Forerunner® 55 and Forerunner® 945 LTE support to your apps.

    • Jun 2, 2021
  • Connect IQ Developer Awards - Vote for Best New Watch Face

    The Connect IQ awards highlight the best apps of the year. Nominees are selected by considering a variety of factors, including their popularity among users, their uniqueness and more. This year, we are letting our developers vote on their favorites.

    The Best New Watch Face category highlights the best watch face created in 2020. Here are the nominees:

    SHN TxD (Tactix D style) by SHN

    Fusion by Bastos65

    GearMin 2.0 by _MASHAKE_

    From a developer nominated for the second year in a row, this tactical watch face is loaded with information.

     

    A dashboard of information featuring circular and regular data fields with weather, steps and much more.

     

    This Version 2 of a Connect IQ classic features loads of information, including weather, elevation and more.

     

     

    Honorable Mentions

    Voting will close on July 1st.

    • May 25, 2021
  • Connect IQ Developer Awards - Vote for Best Audio App

    The Connect IQ awards highlight the best apps of the year. Nominees are selected by considering a variety of factors, including their popularity among users, their uniqueness and more. This year, we are letting our developers vote on their favorites.

    The Best Audio App category highlights the best Connect IQ audio app created in 2020. Here are the nominees:

    SubMusic by memem

    Songlate by janousek

    Podcasts by LucaSax

    Synchronize playlists from your own music server. Available options include Nextcloud, Subsonic, Ampache and Airsonic.

    Songlate makes it easy to manage and sync music between online storage methods (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Google Play Music or YouTube Music) and your smartwatch.

    Download your favorite episodes, keep up to date with the most recent ones, organize your queue easily and resume listening from where you left off.

     

    Honorable Mentions

    Voting will close on July 1st.

    • May 24, 2021
  • Connect IQ Developer Awards - Vote for Best Edge App

    The Connect IQ awards highlight the best apps of the year. Nominees are selected by considering a variety of factors, including their popularity among users, their uniqueness and more. This year, we are letting our developers vote on their favorites.

    The Best Edge App category highlights the best Connect IQ app for the Edge cycling computers created in 2020. Here are the nominees:

    Mini EDGE Dash by SimLoSec

    Ultimate Cycling Data Field by javier87gav

    Wind Direction by peterdedecker

    A small dashboard that packs a load of information, including a map, speedometer, timer and a whole lot more.

    This full-screen data field has everything you need for riding, training or racing with a power meter.

    View with great accuracy the direction of the wind relative to your path of travel, as well as two other metrics if desired.

     

    Honorable Mentions

    Voting will close on July 1st.

    • May 24, 2021
  • Connect IQ Developer Awards - Vote for Best Active Lifestyle App

    Connect IQ Developer Awards - Vote for Best Active Lifestyle App

    The Connect IQ awards highlight the best apps of the year. Nominees are selected by considering a variety of factors, including their popularity among users, their uniqueness and more. This year, we are letting our developers vote on their favorites.

    The Best Apps for the Active Lifestyle category highlights the best Connect IQ apps aimed at health, wellness and fitness created in 2020. Here are the nominees:

    Jumps by derDod

    Walker by wwarby

    SwimSports+ by f3b

    This app adds a data field that counts how many times you jump during an activity.

    Designed to provide walking stats, this innovative data screen packs a whole lot of information in a small space.

    Record open water, lap pool and in-place swims, as well as kickboard, cardio and even hot tub and spa sessions.

     

    Honorable Mentions

    Voting will close on July 1st.

    • May 24, 2021
  • Connect IQ Developer Awards - Vote for Best Wearable Smart App

    The Connect IQ awards highlight the best apps of the year. Nominees are selected by considering a variety of factors, including their popularity among users, their uniqueness and more. This year, we are letting our developers vote on their favorites.

    The Best Wearable Smart App category highlights the best non-fitness Connect IQ apps created in 2020. Here are the nominees:

    FeverMonitor by dev372

    Coronavirus COVID-19 Monitor Widget by BZN

    Weather Time Widget by PlasticBlacksmith

    This widget turns your watch into a smart thermometer. It automatically tracks your body temperature throughout the week.

    This widget helps you monitor the pandemic by displaying coronavirus data from around the world.

    A widget that combines current weather conditions with other useful information in an eye-pleasing design.

     

    Honorable Mentions

    Voting will close on July 1st.

    • May 24, 2021
  • Connect IQ SDK 4.0.2 and Descent Mk2S Now Available in Connect IQ SDK Manager

    Today Garmin announced the DescentTm Mk2S. This smaller, watch-style dive computer features multiple modes as well as multisport training and smart features. We are also releasing Connect IQ SDK 4.0.2 with updates and fixes to the developer tools.

    Use the Connect IQ SDK Manager to update your SDK and device library.

    • May 19, 2021
  • New Categories in Connect IQ Store

    As announced at GDVC we have updated the categories on the homepage of the Connect IQ store. These new categories provide new opportunities to get your app on the homepage.

    Use the following to map the developer category to the front page category:

    Homepage Category

    Intent

    App Type

    Developer Category

    Music

    All audio apps

    Audio Content Provider

    Music, Podcast, Practice, or Workout

    Style and Substance

    Watch faces focused on style

    Watch Face

    Stylish

    Data Fields for Runners

    Data fields specifically for runners

    Data Field

    Running

    Navigate Your World

    Apps involving location or direction

    Device App, Widget

    Navigation, Geocache

    Simply Amazing

    Watch faces focused on simplicity

    Watch Face

    Simple

    Data Fields for Cyclists

    Cycling focused data fields

    Data Field

    Cycling

    Weather at a Glance

    Weather apps

    Device App, Widget

    Weather

    Geek Chic

    Watch faces with geek or retro appeal

    Watch Face

    Geek, Retro

    Sensors and Displays

    Data fields that communicate with wireless external sensors or displays

    Data Field

    Sensor, Secondary Display

    Animal Adventures

    Watch faces with animals

    Watch Face

    Animal

    Best Estimates

    Data fields that compute new metrics

    Data Field

    Estimate, Counter, Environmental, Goal, Consumption

    Indoor Workout Data Fields

    Data fields for the gym

    Data Field

    Gym

    Power Tools

    Apps and widgets about helping the user be productive

    Device App, Widget

    Tools, Social, Communication

    Around the World

    Watch faces that focus on other parts of the world

    Watch Face

    Around the World

    Workout Dashboards

    Data fields that are dashboards of multiple metrics

    Data Field

    Dashboards

    Health and Wellness

    Apps focused on the health and wellness of the user

    Device App, Widget

    Medical, Walking, Wellness, Health and Fitness

    Data Rich Watch Faces

    Watch faces focused on metrics

    Watch Face

    Utility

    Performance Metrics

    Data fields focused on helping an athlete be their best

    Data Field

    Performance

    Having Fun

    Apps and widgets about escaping productivity

    Device App, Widget

    Games, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Sports, Celestial

    Analog Watch Faces

    Watch faces with analog hands

    Watch Face

    Analog

    Training Metrics

    Data fields focused on helping the user train for an event

    Data Field

    Training,  Swimming

    Active Lifestyle Apps

    Apps and widgets about the user's active lifestyle

    Device App, Widget

    Running,  Swimming, Cycling, Strength Training, Golf, Hiking

    Fun Watch Faces

    Watch faces that are about bringing joy

    Watch Face

    Fun, Cartoon, Fantasy, Family

    Out to Sea

    Watch faces, data fields, widgets, and apps about being on the water

    Device App, Widget, Watch Face, Data Field

    Marine

    Workout Tools

    Data fields that provide tools for your workout

    Data Field

    Tools

    Digital Watch Faces

    Non-analog watch faces that do not fit into other categories

    Watch Face

    Digital

    Race Day

    Data fields focused on the day of the event

    Data Field

    Competition

    Natural Beauty

    Watch faces that bring the user closer to nature

    Watch Face

    Nature

    Home and Away

    Apps focused on integration with the home or on travel

    Device App, Widget

    Travel, Home Automation

    Better Living Through Apps

    Catch all category for widgets and apps that don’t fall other categories

    Device App, Widget

    Lifestyle, Business, Finance, Education, Other, Beliefs

    Useful Workout Metrics

    Catch all category for data fields that don’t fall into other categories

    Data Field

    Guidance

    • Apr 29, 2021
  • Venu 2 Series Now Available in Connect IQ SDK Manager

    Today Garmin announced the Venu® 2 series. This family of GPS smartwatches, available in two sizes, has advanced health monitoring and fitness features to help you better understand what’s going on inside your body.

    With the advanced features on the Venu® 2, you can take your activities to the next level. Switch up your activities with animated workouts and more than 25 built-in indoor and GPS sports apps. You can feed your soul with your favorite music, stored right on your wrist for phone-free listening when paired with wireless headphones (not included). Thanks to a battery that features rapid recharging and can last up to 11 days, you’re sure to get an uninterrupted picture of your health.

    The Venu® 2/2s is our first Connect IQ product using API level 4.0.0 and requires the Connect IQ 4.0.0 SDK. Use the Connect IQ SDK Manager to update your device library and add Venu® 2 support to your apps.

    • Apr 22, 2021