• Garmin Developer Virtual Conference Breakout Registration is Open!

    GDVC Breakout Registration is Open!

    The Garmin Developer Virtual Conference (GDVC) is back on October 13, 2021.  Together, we’ll explore how the latest updates and features for Connect IQ, Garmin Connect Developer Programs and ANT can shape the possibilities for our developer community.

    The event will start with a State of the Union Keynote Session, followed by a set of nine breakout sessions. The State of the Union session will only be available live.

    Our live hosted breakouts allow developers to take an in-depth look at the latest updates and features announced during the State of the Union keynote session while offering developers a chance to engage in Q&A with the Garmin team. Breakout session presentations will be made available post-conference.

    See what’s becoming possible with our three tracks: Intro, Connect IQ, and Business. The Intro track is intended for people new to the Garmin developer ecosystem; the Connect IQ track is intended for those focused on Connect IQ app design and/or development; the Business track is intended for individuals and organizations interested in partnerships with Garmin.

    Register for multiple breakout sessions or view individual ones below.


    Intro Track 

    Connect IQ Track 

    Business Track 

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

    Introduction to the Garmin Developer Programs

    Connect IQ User Experience Guide

    Real Estate on Garmin Devices: Your Brand Experience

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

    ANT® Technology: Exploring the Basics

    Connect IQ Tools and Performance Tips

    Garmin’s Latest API: Enabling Training and Insights for Women

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

    Garmin Connect Developer Program: An Inside Look at API Integrations

    Connect IQ App Review Guidelines

    Activity Profiles: Elevating the User Experience 

    For more information on the Garmin Developer Virtual Conference visit developer.garmin.com/GDVC

    • Sep 9, 2021
  • Connect IQ 4.0.5 SDK Now Available!

    We released version 4.0.5 of the Connect IQ SDK this afternoon, which addresses several bugs. See the release notes below for details!

    General Changes

    • Fix typing issues with WatchUi.Bitmap.
    • Fix Comm.checkWifiConnection not properly checking Wi-Fi connection is available.
    • Add new Wi-Fi connection status enum values.
    • Add Communications.startSync2().
    • Improve typing of the BackgroundTimer sample.
    • Fix a bug that prevented creating barrel projects in the Visual Studio Code Extension.
    • Add documentation for application scope type checking, including information on how to disable the check if necessary.

    Simulator Changes

    • Prevent the simulator from locking up when launching a new app while debugging.
    • Add the SEND command to mdd for sending files to the simulator.

    Compiler Changes

    • Apply the –Eno-invalid-symbol command line option to undefined symbol checking done during type checking.
    • Improve type checking to update local variable types after if statements based on the if conditions.
    • Improve how poly types are printed in compiler error and warning messages.
    • Fix misspelling in compiler warning message generated when a Connect IQ project consumes a Monkey Barrel that supports languages unsupported by the project.
    • Fix bug in try / catch block code generation which potentially caused accessing invalid portions of the stack.
    • Fix a code generation bug for function calls followed by an array access that caused a Monkey C intermediate representation parsing error.
    • Add if-splitting to while and for statements in the type checker.
    • Improve if-splitting logic on nested if-else statements.
    • Fix bug in type checker if-splitting logic, which was caused by not factoring in “else if” cases.
    • Improve type check errors when a statement is not reachable and when a variable is not initialized in a try-catch statement.
    • Fix type check error when assigning variable to itself in an if statement.
    • Aug 24, 2021
  • Garmin Developer Virtual Conference 2021 - State of the Union Registration Now Open

    Join us in a virtual realm of possibilities. Register for the GDVC 2021 State of the Union, held October 13, 2021 at 9 AM CT.  

    The State of the Union is the Garmin Developer Virtual Conference keynote event that provides an in-depth look at our developer programs. Together, we’ll explore how the latest updates and features for Connect IQ, Garmin Connect Developer Programs and ANT can shape the possibilities for our developer community. Similar to last year, the State of the Union will only be available for those who attend the event live.  

    Register Now! 

    Registration for Breakout sessions will open August 2021. Join our mailing list or register for the State of the Union to be notified when registration for Breakout sessions is open.  For more information on the Garmin Developer Virtual Conference visit developer.garmin.com/GDVC  

    See you on October 13th!  

    • Jul 28, 2021
  • Connect IQ Developer Award Winners

    The winners of the 2020 Connect IQ Developer Awards have been posted. You can see the winners on the Garmin Blog. Congratulations to the winners!

    • Jul 23, 2021
  • Upcoming App Store Outage on July 14th

    The app store will undergo scheduled maintenance on July 14th from 1-5 PM Central Time. During that period, the app store will not accept any new apps or app updates from developers. We will post an announcement on the forum when the app store maintenance is completed.

    • Jul 12, 2021
  • Connect IQ 4.0.4 SDK Now Available!

    We released version 4.0.4 of the Connect IQ SDK this afternoon, which addresses several bugs. See the release notes below for details!

    General Changes

    • Fix a bug that resulted in bad links for references to enum types in generated documentation.
    • Fix a problem with monkeydoc that caused it to stop processing input if a typedef inside a class declaration was encountered.
    • Fix a bug where the “Glance View” menu state isn’t updated when entering full view mode.
    • Add new option to monkeydoc that allows the api.mir file to be provided to avoid warnings for references to API classes.
    • Update symbol references in generated documentation to show partially qualified names.
    • Improve typing of Json Data Resources, Menu 2, and Picker sample apps.
    • Fix a bug where web or image requests made via Wi-Fi can be canceled by the same app running in different modes, such as background mode.
    • Fix a bug where clearing a palettized BufferedBitmap with transparent color would cause visual artifacts.
    • Fix multiple typos in API documentation.
    • Add type checking for options passed to Picker.setOptions().
    • Fix an invalid error thrown for ANT apis when invoked from data fields.
    • Set the return type for the Mailbox Iterator next() function.
    • Fix an issue that caused an exception to be thrown when requesting SensorHistory data for a short period.

    Simulator Changes

    • Fix invalid Average and max cadence values during FIT simulation and playback.
    • Improve error message in the simulator’s app settings editor for a missing settings file.
    • Fix a bug where the initial focus item was set incorrectly for some menu items.
    • Fix a bug where switching a progress bar from “busy” mode to “progress” mode did not work correctly.
    • Fix a bug where screenshots taken in apps running on devices with soft menu bars would be stretched.
    • Fix a bug where the simulator would crash if an app uses a custom media button but doesn’t implement getState() or getText().
    • Fix a simulator crash that occurred when attempting to edit an animation resource in the application storage viewer.

    Compiler Changes

    • Add compiler error when compiling for a device that requires a newer API Level.
    • Fix type checking error when a poly type is assigned to a non-poly type.
    • Generate a warning if a bitmap resource defined in a layout will override a bitmap resource with the same id and different data in another layout.
    • Improve type check warnings for symbols not found on poly types and fix bug in if-splitting logic for non-local assignments.
    • Fix bug in code generation for RunNoEvil test functions that have ‘assert’ at the beginning of the function name.
    • Fix a compiler bug that caused an ‘Unable to detect scope’ warning when using the ‘$’ symbol.
    • Jul 7, 2021
  • 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 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


    App Type

    Developer Category


    All audio apps

    Audio Content Provider

    Music, Podcast, Practice, or Workout

    Style and Substance

    Watch faces focused on style

    Watch Face


    Data Fields for Runners

    Data fields specifically for runners

    Data Field


    Navigate Your World

    Apps involving location or direction

    Device App, Widget

    Navigation, Geocache

    Simply Amazing

    Watch faces focused on simplicity

    Watch Face


    Data Fields for Cyclists

    Cycling focused data fields

    Data Field


    Weather at a Glance

    Weather apps

    Device App, Widget


    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


    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


    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


    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


    Performance Metrics

    Data fields focused on helping an athlete be their best

    Data Field


    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


    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


    Workout Tools

    Data fields that provide tools for your workout

    Data Field


    Digital Watch Faces

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

    Watch Face


    Race Day

    Data fields focused on the day of the event

    Data Field


    Natural Beauty

    Watch faces that bring the user closer to nature

    Watch Face


    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


    • Apr 29, 2021