Garmin has been as permissive as possible when approving apps for inclusion on the Connect IQ app store. Aside from apps that contain offensive material or are subject to DMCA take-down requests, we're happy to allow pretty much anything else that our app developers would like to share with the Garmin community.
However, we have decided that apps designed for certain activities will not be approved for listing on the app store:
- Scuba Diving
- Free Diving
- Extreme Flight Sports
Garmin cannot support scuba/free diving Connect IQ apps at this time. The diving features available on the Descent Mk1 are the only Garmin features intended for underwater diving use.
The altimeter/barometer feature available on Garmin's fenix line of watches is intended to be used for general altitude reference only, and is not intended to be used for extreme sports such as skydiving, base-jumping or other activities that require the use of equipment that is designed and intended for such use. The Jumpmaster feature on the Garmin tactix Bravo watch is intended to be used for skydiving activities by experienced skydivers. This is the only Garmin feature that is intended for use while skydiving.
Aviation-specific apps (excluding aviation-themed Watch Faces) will need to include the following disclaimer at the top of their app description:
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.
Garmin designs and tests its products for their intended use to ensure safe operation and a positive customer experience.
If you have developed or are currently developing apps to support these activities, we apologize and do not want to be a source of discouragement. You may still continue to build and distribute these apps as you wish outside of the Connect IQ app store, but until Garmin produces a device which explicitly supports the above listed activities, we cannot allow content of this nature to be placed on any Garmin affiliated app resource.