I can select paddle surfing on my watch. I would like the kayaking activity type made available on my watch. How can I do this?
In my watch i can select several sports. Each sport has an activity type. I can copy and change every time the type of the activity. What i want is a create a sport e.g. Kayak with the correct activity type (Kayaking). Is there a way to make activity types available on the watch?
Some people have had luck copying sport files from different watches.
I've attached "Kayaking" from a Fenix 6, in a ZIP file. Download, unzip, move the "Kayak.fit" file to the "SPORTS" folder on your VA4 (it's likely within the GARMIN folder).
Reboot the watch.
If it shows up, awesome, let us know. If not, well, let us know too so we'll know it's a hardware restriction.
We know there are hardware lockouts on some watches - the "FLY" profile from the D2 Series and MARQ Aviator won't work on a Fenix, nor will some of the sport profiles from a Fenix move to a Forerunner 45 or 245.
As an aside: this is why people buy the higher end Garmin watches. You CAN save anything using a basic "Cardio" or "Other" sport profile but you'd have to manually change the activity type in Garmin Connect after sync. This is fine for a once-a-year thing but tedious if you do a sport regularly that your watch doesn't support.