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Simple Walk


This may look like a watchface, but it's not. It's an app to record outdoor walks! This was done with a main screen that looks like a watchface, where you still want to have a "watchface" visible, yet do recording.</p><p>(if you want a more robust app for walking, see Hike or Hike2, but Simple Walk does much more than a native walking app!)</p><p></p><p>Support Thread: https://forums.garmin....

What’s New

0.18 - Support for the f5x, f5, and f5s. And also, a new place to get info!</p><p>0.19 - support for the fr 935

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Your Garmin Connect™ fitness profile
  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • Edge® 520 Edge® 520
  • ForeAthlete® 230J ForeAthlete® 230J
  • ForeAthlete® 235J ForeAthlete® 235J
  • ForeAthlete® 630J ForeAthlete® 630J
  • ForeAthlete® 735XTJ ForeAthlete® 735XTJ
  • Forerunner® 230 Forerunner® 230
  • Forerunner® 235 Forerunner® 235
  • Forerunner® 630 Forerunner® 630
  • Forerunner® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (16 Ratings)

24 April 2017 | Version 0.19

I love this app since the 230 doesn't have walking built it. Could you make the fonts other than the clock bigger? They are just too hard to read. Spread them out, add a screen, something.

13 April 2017 | Version 0.19

I've got the 735XT and it drove me crazy that there is no easy way to track an outdoor walk - without calling it a run and then changing it online or via the app. This app saves that extra step, which is really great since I cross-report over to Endomondo.

19 February 2017 | Version 0.18

I have a Forerunner 235 and I find the font way too small, I can't see how many km's I have walked. Other than that, I love it, use it every day when walking my dogs.

10 December 2016 | Version 0.11.4

Mesmo colocando em volta manual, ele dá lap a cada 1.6km. Precisa corrigir isso

Developer Reply
11 December 2016, jim_m_58

When you set auto-lap to "1", it uses the setting on your watch (Setting-System-Units-Distance) to be 1km or 1 mile. It sound like your watch may be set to miles, but Garmin Connect is set to km. If you set Distance Units to be Km's on your watch, you'll get 1km laps.

05 December 2016 | Version 0.16a


01 December 2016 | Version 0.16a

Great app is there an option for auto pause??

01 December 2016 | Version 0.16a

I use this app now for 6 weeks or so it works top. I have a Bravo Tactix watch and within a few seconds after starting the app I can start walking. It gives enough info in a simple way. the only thing I am curious about (will be somewhere explained probably) is the, for me, mysterieus sign of ! at the top of my watch.

Developer Reply
01 December 2016, jim_m_58

The "!" in a box at the top of the main screen is the icon for "Notifications". From left to right the icons are "zz" if you are in your configured sleep time, then notifications, then a bell if you have an alarm set, and the bluetooth symbol if you're connected to your phone. The color of the bluetooth icon changes to the "warn" color, if you are connected to the phone, but in "Do Not Disturb" mode.

30 November 2016 | Version 0.16a

I like this app when it works but it has a problem connecting to GPS. I test other activities and they have gps data while simplewalk gets stuck on waiting for gps. Uninstalled

Developer Reply
30 November 2016, jim_m_58

What device are you using? Are you in the same location when other apps can get GPS and this one cant? Native apps will allow you to start before you have a GPS - could that be what you are seeing? Please use "Contact Developer" with the info.

16 November 2016 | Version 0.15f

I really want to like this app, but there seems to be a problem in how it records the splits. I have my watch set to autosplit ever 1 mile. It shows the overall data fine -- time, distance etc. But when I look at the splits, the data for any distance over 1 mile is incorrect. For example, it will show I took a walk (with my dogs) of 30 minutes and the first split shows 23 minutes, but the next split shows 0.0 minutes and 0 distance, even though the total will show 30 minutes and 1.25 miles.

Developer Reply
16 November 2016, jim_m_58

Make sure you are running 0.15f on your watch (it's shown on screens when you run Simple Walk). The version you see on your phone is the current version in the store, and may or may not be what you are running. There was a problem with an earlier version with this. Also, with splits, the last one is the distance from the last auto-lap to where you stopped and saved the recording, so if you walked 1.1 miles, you'll see a split at 1 mile and another at .1 miles.

10 November 2016 | Version 0.15f

Really like this app. The problem for me is the size of the fonts. They are way to small and not configurable.

Developer Reply
10 November 2016, jim_m_58

Which watch? As things are a bit different on each.

24 October 2016 | Version 0.15

Superb App !! :) Fenix 3 user. Thank you for this one !

13 October 2016 | Version 0.12-upd

I love these simple watch-cum-app apps. This one is much nicer for tracking the occasional walk than using the built-in Run or Other profiles. Just one quirk, why is are the seconds part of the watch time all the way up in the corner there? Would prefer them closer to the minutes...

Developer Reply
13 October 2016, jim_m_58

I'm making a few minor changes in the layout on the various devices, and I'll see what looks best. Thanks for the comment!

01 October 2016 | Version 0.10.1

Garmin should pay you since they didn't include "Walk" as an activity. Thumbs up! Works great!

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