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Simple Walk

Description

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

0.19a - support for the Approach S60. different color "dots: are now used to display floors as the default, but with app-settings you can go back to "U" and "D".</p><p>0.20 - Added support for the d2 Charlie</p><p>0.21 - Added va3 and edger 1030 support

Additional Information

Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Your Garmin Connect™ fitness profile
  • Approach® S60 Approach® S60
  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • D2™ Charlie D2™ Charlie
  • Edge® 1000 Edge® 1000
  • Edge® 1030 Edge® 1030
  • Edge® 520 Edge® 520
  • Edge® 820 Edge® 820
  • Edge® Explore 1000 Edge® Explore 1000
  • Edge® Explore 820 Edge® Explore 820
  • 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® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (30 Ratings)

mindaugasku
16 November 2017 | Version 0.21.1

Thank you! Great addition to my VA3.

CFAirBorn
21 October 2017 | Version 0.21.1

Just want to know, when I start the app, my Garmin Tactix Bravo reboot every time. When it work, every time it shows a lap it show (on the watch) LAP 0.

Developer Reply
21 October 2017, jim_m_58

Please use contact developer, and include things like the firmware version of your watch. Have you tried powering off the watch and back on before running the app? Hold the light button until the watch turns itself off (about 15 seconds)

PizzaQueen
20 September 2017 | Version 0.21.1

Needs to be updated to work with the vivoactive 3. Same with hike 2.

Developer Reply
20 September 2017, jim_m_58

There is a bug in the 2.40 Firmware which impacts many apps. Once new FW is available, both Simple Walk and Hike2 should work fine. See: https://forums.garmin.com/forum/developers/connect-iq/connect-iq-bug-reports/1253279-vivoactive-3-onback-not-implemented-on-the-device

nietzsche66
26 August 2017 | Version 0.20

Since you will ask, I'm using a Garmin Fenix 3, with latest firmware. What is absolutely mind boggling about this app is that it doesn't have the one and only feature that most people want it for: STEPS for the activity! Yes, it gives you a total for the day, and you can try and remember what you started with and subtract, etc., but it doesn't provide the most SIMPLE of data fields: STEPS DURING ACTIVITY!! Wtf? But even if it did, it crashes constantly, so I highly recommend against it.

Developer Reply
26 August 2017, jim_m_58

Seems you didn't really look! In addition to daily steps on the first screen there are also "steps (ACT)" which are your steps during the activity recording. As far as one of the 6 large configurable datafields, one of the options there is "Activity Steps". With the crashes, if you provide info on when it happens (such as "when I try to save the activity it crashes) I can look into it.

SandraThorin
09 August 2017 | Version 0.20

Really great App

TheMurfster
30 July 2017 | Version 0.20

At first I thought it was a good app. Then little things started showing up. The font is too small to read . If you are interested in steps or miles you have to wait till it shows up again. The BIGGEST downfall is sometimes it will clear your steps off your Garmin after a long walk. It is maddening to have 20,000 steps and then have your garmin show 0 and no way to get them back ! This is no longer my app after doing this three times.

Developer Reply
31 July 2017, jim_m_58

As far as seeing tests, have you looked that the 6 configurable data fields spread across three pages? As far as losing your steps, the watch crashed, and to look into that I need to know things like the version of the app (shown on the screens), watch you are using and what firmware you are running. You can provide that info with "Contact Developer". It could be as simple as you having updated the app on the watch itself in a while.

BartVanDoren
26 July 2017 | Version 0.20

This is exactly what I need. Number of steps at the bottom. Need to test it more thoroughly, but i am very happy for the moment.

medievalbun
13 July 2017 | Version 0.19a

Worked perfectly the first time but crashed my watch the second time I used it.

Developer Reply
14 July 2017, jim_m_58

Please use 'Contact Developer" on the right side of the screen and tell me things like which watch, what FW version is on your watch, etc. If there's a bug, I need this info to look into it. If by crash, you mean you saw "IQ!", there's also a file you can send me that will help.

AlainQuiMarche
27 June 2017 | Version 0.19a

Works flawlessly ! Very good app for walkers like me :)

KidaZ
07 June 2017 | Version 0.19

I have a FR 235. Love this app, I use it for my lunch time walks and my slow runs (days where I want to jog a little but an actual run ain't happening). One thing I'm not super fond of is the bottom line rotating from calories burned to steps/goal to %steps. That's mostly me being super type A and wanting to control what I see, though.

Developer Reply
30 June 2017, jim_m_58

With app settings, you can configure what you see on the bottom line of the first screen. Nothing, a single thing, or any number of options that rotate every minute. If you have things you want to see all the time, there are three data pages with two customizable data fields on each that again, can be configured using app settings. Here's the bacsics on using app settings: https://forums.garmin.com/forum/developers/connect-iq/connect-iq-showcase/115055-how-to-app-settings

boxallw
28 May 2017 | Version 0.19

Ripper app and the one I use most. Some fonts a little small for sure. And for some reason elevation is not metric like everything else.

smithjas1
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.

Brig_Fowler
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.

djsrose
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.

tiagopeixinho
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.

constantinrad
05 December 2016 | Version 0.16a

Excelent

AndyRov
01 December 2016 | Version 0.16a

Great app is there an option for auto pause??

CeesKraan
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.

jsimps0n
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.

michelleh45
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.

Marlan45
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.

c0d3r
24 October 2016 | Version 0.15

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

IMGrant
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!

rodrknightSL3
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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