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Surf Tracker

Description

**NOTE: Garmin Connect output might not be working for the Fenix3/F3HR. It is a Garmin Connect issue that will hopefully be fixed soon.</p><p>____________________________________________</p><p>Track your surfing sessions in real time! This data field estimates the number of waves ridden using speed, time and distance thresholds to mark the start and end of a wave ride. Detailed info: https://fo...

What’s New

v1.90 add permission for location to hopefully fix crash/no data written issue

Additional Information

Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • Record additional information into activity files
  • GPS location
  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • ForeAthlete® 230J ForeAthlete® 230J
  • ForeAthlete® 235J ForeAthlete® 235J
  • ForeAthlete® 630J ForeAthlete® 630J
  • ForeAthlete® 920XTJ ForeAthlete® 920XTJ
  • Forerunner® 230 Forerunner® 230
  • Forerunner® 235 Forerunner® 235
  • Forerunner® 630 Forerunner® 630
  • Forerunner® 920XT Forerunner® 920XT
  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
Average Rating: (91 Ratings)

Dean Evenden
November 8, 2018 | Version 1.90

Used this on the Fenix 3 and 5 - amazing. Once you follow the setup instructions its really straight forward. Will this be available for Garmin Instinct soon?

Oscar Pereira
September 29, 2018 | Version 1.90

Congratulations!! Very useful Just wish a resume chart produced like the data screen itself

Justin Potgieter
August 31, 2018 | Version 1.90

Great app - using in on Fenix 3hr on the SUP activity.

Sebastian
August 1, 2018 | Version 1.90

Why dont run in my forerunner 235? I cant install.. help llegase!

Steve Guluk
May 23, 2018 | Version 1.70

Is there an issue with the Altitude? I've used this App for a year or so and it works great (when tuned to 11kph for wave threshold) but Elevation is showing @ 3200 ft when in the water.

Developer Reply
May 24, 2018, bwd1

I don't have anything to do with the Altitude...that would be Garmin. But my 935 Altitude jumps around when in and out of the water too.

Edward Forsyth
May 19, 2018 | Version 1.70

Hi mate love you app but cant upgrade to the surf track 2 because it isnt in the list of compatible devices. I have a fenix 3hr. Can you please make the tracker 2 available to that device? Many thanks

Aki
May 5, 2018 | Version 1.70

Great work Dave!! Thanks for the app. It track me perfect every wave. The only thing i miss is on Connect that there is no graph for the distance of the waves. Is It possible to do something to see a graph for ride distance? Thanks again for the app!!!

Clint Murdoch
January 29, 2018 | Version 1.70

I’ve been having trouble with mine lately with it not registering waves. Can the Tactix Bravo be added to Version 2??

Developer Reply
February 20, 2018, bwd1

Sorry for the late reply, can you use the Contact Developer link and send me a message and we can figure out what's wrong. Have you checked the App Settings in GCM or Express to make sure that waves will be detected?

Semore
January 9, 2018 | Version 1.70

Great app, a bit of a gimmick since what you see ok your watch is completely gone after you save the activity. Connect iq doesn't show anything close to the same account of info as even the screen.

Developer Reply
January 9, 2018, bwd1

The "gimmick" part is on Garmin's side - they are the ones that haven't got this working. I've done as much as I can. It mostly works for the newer watches (F5, 935). I would complain to them: https://forums.garmin.com/forum/developers/connect-iq/143517-

jcmajer
December 22, 2017 | Version 1.70

Excellent work Dave. Just wish there was a way to mark caught waves as green in google maps, so when you look at the GPS data, you can tell which is a wave and which is paddling around. Not a fault of your app though.

Andres Montero
December 6, 2017 | Version 1.70

I have Fenix 3hr, and tried it today while SUP surfing small waves, the app was stable,. My thresholds were to high so it did not pick up all waves. But i love the app, it was stable and will try again soon. Any chance of adding the FENIX 3HR to the Surf tracker2?? Great Job.

Developer Reply
December 7, 2017, bwd1

Thank you for the review, I hope you can get it working properly. The problem with the older watches is memory, as in there is not enough for me to add any more features. That is why I made version 2 for the Fenix 5 etc.

Ryan
December 3, 2017 | Version 1.70

Fenix 3- you need to go into Settings-apps and then Add New. Call it Surfing or whatever, then select Data Screens, then SCREEN 1. Change LAYOUT to only 1 field (unless you want to add more) then scroll down to FIELD 1 and select the SURF TRACKER you have downloaded. Then go back and make sure the other screens are off (Screen 2 to Screen 10). Then you are done. It is then available as one of your Apps (same way you use for running etc.) by pressing the Start button and scrolling to find whatever you called it. May be other options if you want to play around, but this is how I set it up.

Dallies
October 11, 2017 | Version 1.70

Hi, First great job ! really cool app. i have a question, when i export my data to save my activities, i can backup the sessions but not all the data... I do that by a python script on github. I can get speed, duration but not the number of waves by example If you have an idea ?

Pete_Steele
October 8, 2017 | Version 1.70

Works surprisingly well, much better than I expected. Great job on building this!

Iker
September 7, 2017 | Version 1.70

I cant find the app in my forerunner230

Developer Reply
September 7, 2017, bwd1

Before giving a 1 star review maybe you could at least try to read the instructions. It's a DATA FiELD not an app...

Vic Knight
August 26, 2017 | Version 1.70

Fenix 3 HR - this takes a bit of setting up if your a newbie like me..... u tube data fields for your watch type as it goes in data fields (the developer does state this in his comments), it is not a application,(this tricked me up for while until I figured it out) but in saying that once it is setup it is a amazing app ( i would say the best on my watch that I have to date) 10/10 for use and fun to track surf sessions.......... Play with your settings as on small days it may not record all waves if they are short rides due to the settings. I set mine up to scroll between this and heart rate data as a matter of curiosity. Amazing the heart rate difference between small days and larger days. Great app and thanks to the developer. Reading the other comments, the low star ratings are from the ones that did what I did originally and not set it up properly.........take the time to learn and set it up and it works amazing ........ GARMIN SHOULD BE MAKING THIS A STANDARD APPLICATION IT IS AMAZING

KevinSALLES
August 19, 2017 | Version 1.70

Doesn't work with FENIX 3 HR...

Developer Reply
August 20, 2017, bwd1

Thanks for the 1 star review... Instead, perhaps send a message to the developer or post a question in the forum. It does work for the F3HR. Most problems are user error.

Dache de Brach
August 15, 2017 | Version 1.70

First test (longboard session). Works perfectly! Good waves detection, very easy to use. I can see the surf tracker statistics in Garmin Connect. With the High Tides app, my forerunner 230 is the perfect tool for surfing. Thank you bwd1, very good job! (my session : https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1915137293)

Isaac
August 1, 2017 | Version 1.70

Congratulations on the app. It works very well but... I can not see the data of each wave in connect IQ once saved. Can anyone help me with this problem?

Luke Noonan
July 6, 2017 | Version 1.70

For a App which cleary garmin dont wish to incorporate on their platform. You are a wizard with this app. Has never failed beside me turning it off in car. A passion which you want to bring to others amd constantly updating. 4.5 stars app 5.0 stars for passion

Andrea Bonfili
May 21, 2017 | Version 1.53

Great job it works very well

Andrew Hornbeak
April 15, 2017 | Version 1.53

Great app. Hard to believe Garmin hasn't jumped on this and bought it. Totally recommend

iFitnessVida
April 12, 2017 | Version 1.53

**** VIVOACTIVE users beware******** I have been using an older version of this app for the past 10 months to track my surf sessions here in Costa Rica. I liked the old versuon, however it was not always accurate even after adjusting the settings. I updated to this current version approx 1 week ago. The 2nd time I used the app, it locked up my watch completely. After a little research, the one way to get it to turn off was to hold the power button down for 10 seconds which is also a "hard reset" pushing the watch back to factory settings. When I try to turn the watch back on, it will not connect with my phone anymore and continues to lock up time after time after you walk through the set up via the watch itself. Not sure if it is the app, but what else could it be since watch has worked fine the entire time I have owned it. If anyone has some suggestions , please shoot them my way. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

Luis Villegas
April 2, 2017 | Version 1.53

If you surf, this is the data field you are looking for. Really accurate. It works exactly as it is described. Have it in my Garmin 235 and works perfect. Totally recommended.

Xavi Ribo
March 19, 2017 | Version 1.53

Genious App I use it for Sup Surfing and Downwinders, it is just awsome, very well thought of, right to the point and with the settings it has many different uses. Too bad i can't download all the information (Fenix 3HR), and that is a GARMIN issue that they don't seem to care to fix, we should all complain TO GARMIN and maybe they fix it.

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