5. oktober 2019 | Version 2.35
I have been using this great app for windsurfing since August 2018 (I started windsurfing in 1977). I reviewed it in October 2018 and gave it 5*. Since a year has now passed, I thought I would give an update. I still give it 5* because it has functioned so well. I would give it 6* if I could. I would also like to comment on developer support. I have contacted the developer three times and each time received a prompt helpful reply. The first time was before I bought the app and was a question about how the app functioned. The next two times were after I had been using the app for some time and concerned minor suggestions that might improve the usability. I was amazed when the developer not only found solutions to these suggestions but had them released in an update, within one week each time! If anyone is wondering which wind/kite surfing app to buy, I definitely recommend this one!
5. oktober 2019, Surfy66
Hello Douglas and thanks for your nice comment, I really appreciate it. In fact, yes, I put all my know-how and skills in this application so that it is the easiest, reliable and pleasant to use for everyone
29. september 2019 | Version 2.34
Need to be able to see the current time while using the app. Otherwise excellent
30. september 2019, Surfy66
Hello Hugh and thanks for your comment. You can already see the time while riding: just set the minimalist screen (Options Menu - Display Screens - Wide Screen) and choose time data for one of the 3 configurable fields. When riding, the minimalist screen will be displayed, and you will have the time displayed too, with a large font.
18. august 2019 | Version 2.27
sympa pour se donner une idée des sauts mais j'ai comparé avec un piq il y a pas photos. trop de faux sauts, pas top precis, et temps faux aussi bref je l'utilise plus
17. august 2019 | Version 2.27
Very good appli easy to use. I have been using it now for a week and very happy with it. Last not least, the developper is very reactive answering questions.
11. august 2019 | Version 2.25
Excellente application, fiable, pro, must have pour le Kite.
21. juli 2019 | Version 2.21
Nice app. Since ver. 2.20 it is now possible to view the height of the last jump right after landing. I recommend all kitesurfers to test it! I do not have a woo to compare, but the values seem ok.
21. juli 2019 | Version 2.21
Amazing app! Work perfetto!!! Super!
20. juli 2019 | Version 2.21
The owner îs very nice guy . He solve my problem with instaling the app with very much patience .
18. juli 2019 | Version 2.20
Très bonne appli pour le kite ! quelques ratés dans certains sauts mais bon c'est très sympa. Developpeur à l'écoute. Avoir la longueur des sauts, pouvoir retirer les écrans dont on se sert pas et plus d'infos sur les sessions dans le connect serait bien.
18. juli 2019, Surfy66
Merci SebWind pour votre commentaire. L'application vous donne déjà la possibilité d'afficher/cacher certains écrans (menu Options - Display Screens puis, cochez/décochez les écrans souhaités). Concernant la longueur des sauts, c'est une donnée sur laquelle je peux réfléchir à intégrer dans une version future de l'application. Quant aux informations enregistrées dans le fichier FIT (au nombre de 21 au total, graphs + résumé), il me semble qu'elles sont déjà relativement nombreuses et détaillées pour avoir un très bon aperçu global, et détaillé, de chaque session effectuée.
1. juli 2019 | Version 2.13
Jean-Michel - apologies but I never saw a space for comment in PayPal. My info string is: 1, 1975, 182
18. juni 2019 | Version 2.12
Great app, great feedback, great development - the best in class at the moment
I have a question though - on the app description pictures, where it talks about " Heading " should that say Track or Course instead? Heading is usually the direction the top of the watch is facing, where as normally people checking their watch want to know their course or track instead ?
Keep up the good work.
22. juni 2019, Surfy66
Hello Nicholas and tanks for your comment. In fact, the heading is actually the heading of your current course / track, and not the heading pointed by your watch, obviously.
18. januar 2019 | Version 1.75
Great app. Shows all the data I need and even a lot more. Although it`s a lot of data, these are presented clearly and easy to read. Developer reacts quickly to suggestoins and questions.
Best windsurf-app I ever tried (checked two others and used cycling-app for windsurfing before). I will definitly stay this one. Worth any pence.
Only problem is that the large amount of data is not shown in garmin connect. So you have to check directly after session, before closing and saving. In garmin connect the usual data (speed, distance, heartbeat, temperature, ...) are shown but not the special windsurfing-information of the app (best 10sec, best 250m, best 500m, number of jibes, sail used, wind axis ...). According to developer this is a garmin problem, affecting other apps, too.
Last weak I cul at least see some additional data (best 10sec, best 250m, best 500m), but after an update these data are not shown anymore.
22. januar 2019, Surfy66
Hello Thomas and thanks for your comment. The problem of data not displayed in Garmin Connect is not related to the application but to a current problem with Garmin. A ticket concerning this issue has been opened on the forum and it concerns in fact a whole majority of applications, data fields, etc. We are all waiting for a general fix
4. januar 2019 | Version 1.74
Nice looking app, but not accurate. The jumps a far from accurate and also airtime is not. Disappointed, try to mail but didn't get an answer. Maybe by this way!
4. januar 2019, Surfy66
Hello Ron. First, I always answer to the emails I receive but, sometimes, I can not answer them right away because I'm not always available for that, and your last email was only a day ago... Secondly, I never pretended the accuracy of jumps was perfect, and I'm always trying to improve the code in order to get better results but, the accuracy depends also of the watch sensors equipped by your watch, that can differ regarding the model you use (some models are more accurate than the others) and for that, it's quite difficult to obtain a good average accuracy for all the Garmin models (in a perfect world, I should provide a special app for each model, that's obviously impossible...). However, after a lot of tests in real conditions, we can say that the average accuracy of my app, for an average of all the Garmin models, is between the two external dedicated sensors, the Woo and the Piq but, unfortunately, some users can be out of the average range.
19. oktober 2018 | Version 1.63
I have been using this app for windsurfing for several months now after having used som of the other free apps and this developer's simpler datafield. I have found it highly effective for gathering information about about my session. The app records and analyses many parameters while you are on the water and you can access these on the watch, or later on Garmin Connect Mobile, and the web version of Garmin Connect. So much data on the watch screens means the text is small, so I am grateful for the large text summary screen option, which I can use on the water and leave my specs on the beach. I also like being able to enter wind strength, direction and sail size on the beach without having to do so using the phone to do the input. I am impressed by the regular updates and added features of this app. Also, the developer responds quickly to questions or requests for added features. For me, this is the best paid for app on my watch (or my phone!). Since I started windsurfing in 1977 I dreamed of some way of recording speed, jumps and gybes. The combination of this app and the Fenix 5 is the realisation of that dream and more.
15. oktober 2018 | Version 1.63
Great app, very complete! Snowkiting option is great.
15. oktober 2018, Surfy66
Thanks for your feedback Gytis
14. oktober 2018 | Version 1.62
I appreciate the easier handling and temporarily saved values of wind direction, -speed, sail size.
Please improve the graph of the jibe speed.
Maybe get rid of it completely and plot the jibe speed figures for each leg in a list view.
Maybe you can add Time/ distance Planing vs non planning.
What is the difference between speed and velocity; there is non, so why don’t delete?
Would it actually possible to have various sections / colours for the path, whereas the sections/ colours state the various velocities.
So one can see straight away the fastest legs, etc
I still have touch screen issues. it can be paused any time unfortunatelly
15. oktober 2018, Surfy66
"Maybe get rid of it completely and plot the jibe speed figures for each leg in a list view" = impossible with Garmin SDK; "What is the difference between speed and velocity; there is non, so why don’t delete?" = ???; "Would it actually possible to have various sections / colours for the path, whereas the sections/ colours state the various velocities" = impossible with Garmin SDK
8. oktober 2018 | Version 1.60
aimed high, but...
a lot of features doesnt work properly.
by the end you get velocity, path, heartbeat and the wind efficiency, if set up.
there are free apps on the market which actually give you the jibing speed...
so please fix the features and focus on intuitive handling
9. oktober 2018, Surfy66
"a lot of features doesn't work properly": which ones ? You don't argue your allegation; "by the end you get velocity, path, heartbeat and the wind efficiency, if set up": ??? There is no IA inside the app, how do you want the app to know some data (like wind direction) if you do not enter them manually ?; "there are free apps on the market which actually give you the jibing speed": yes, probably but, do they also give all the other information that my application gives ? I doubt...
7. oktober 2018 | Version 1.60
Isnt there trial version? Only the paid one??
O own a fênix 5x... Will this app record and show my heart rate data?
9. oktober 2018, Surfy66
There is no more a trial version (which was effective the first 3 months). And yes, this app records heart rate and save it with graph representation into the FIT file
4. september 2018 | Version 1.57
A very useful application and full of information, good communication with the developer. Great job
2. september 2018 | Version 1.57
Great job Surfy66. All kite/wind surfers thank you!
I'd rather name this app 'kite/wind surf" as I got it using a long serching path from the US Garmin forum ... because JMG-APP do not intentionally refers with surfing ;)
26. august 2018 | Version 1.53
Very good app! Almost flawless bat... Drilling battery very fast. Need a lot of energy. During two sessions 2 x 2,5 h baterry allmost empty.
Please add functionality for wave riders!
Wind and waves forewer !
26. august 2018, Surfy66
Hell and thanks for your comment. I'm not sure if the battery consumption is related to the app or to the device model, because I did not notice that on my own watch. However, you would like to have features for wave riders but, what about your battery life then ? And what kind of features would you like to have ? You can send me an email to explain your suggestions, I will answer you.
17. august 2018 | Version 1.50
Hi! why when start a session the application ask me of purchase the app?
( the cost is 15 usd) Why don't i user the free app ? thanks
17. august 2018, Surfy66
Hello. This application was free during a 10-minute trial period from its launch until the end of July (3 months). This application represents a lot of work and time to develop it, and if you want to check all the features and the quality of the app, you can consult my dedicated website and all the comments + stars posted about this app, this will give you a good idea of its potentiality. However, you can use the JMG-DTF WindKite Surf datafield, which is free but with fewer features.
5. august 2018 | Version 1.32
New session yesterday with the new functionalities ! so great ! excellent ! Thanks
5. august 2018, Surfy66
Thanks a lot TheJMG for your comment. In fact, I try to put all my best in this app to satisfy the best this great community of windsurfers and kitesurfers, which I also belong to. Happy surfing !
31. juli 2018 | Version 1.28
This is the first app for Garmin Devices that uses the accelerometer to determine the jump height for kitesurfers! Well done JM!
The app shows all the information you need and more. Unfortunately there is so much information, that you can not read it while driving (to small).
Now JM has introduced the wide/minimalist screen which you should definitely turn on. I asked JM to show the time of the day and yes there it is, big on the wide screen.
The app would be perfect, if you could choose to see the height of the last jump instead of the speed on the wide/minimalist screen. It would perfect if one could choose this in the options for the wide/minimalist screen.
5. august 2018, Surfy66
Thanks Dani for your comment, happy to please you. In fact, your suggestion, and more, is already implemented to the code since the version 1.27
27. juli 2018 | Version 1.28
Very good app for Kite&Windsurfing!
New essential screen works good on the water when you just wanted to see time and speed! Thanks to JM!