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Get notifications from Android Google Maps on your Garmin device.</p><p></p><p>It could not be easier</p><p></p><p>- Install on your android phone NavGarmin</p><p></p><p>- Install on your device Garmin Maps Nav</p><p></p><p>- Launch a navigation via Google Maps</p><p></p><p>- Launch Maps Nav application on your device, this one will receive direction notifications automatically.</p><p></p><p>An...

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This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
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  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
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Average Rating: (36 Ratings)

Peter Zyla
16 August 2018 | Version 1.4.2

Does not seem to work for my Fenix 5 Plus.

Developer Reply
17 August 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Sorry about inconvenience, you can send me an email to or via the Android application send me the logs with a description of your concern. Thank you in advance

Dimitrian Kuliszew
08 August 2018 | Version 1.4.0

Hello, I have a problem with the application. Once I open the app on phone after this I open a Google Maps and lunch application on watch, I see notification "Lunch a navigation on Maps" I would kindly ask you for assistance. Thanks in advance !

Developer Reply
08 August 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Thank you for sending me an email (

08 August 2018 | Version 1.4.0

really great app

Developer Reply
08 August 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Thank you

07 August 2018 | Version 1.4.0

The most useful app on the connect IQ store in my opinion, why does this not come installed on the watch. Had a teething problem getting it installed but the developer got it working in a short time. Top developer and top app.

Developer Reply
07 August 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Thank you

05 August 2018 | Version 1.3.0

Perfekt umgesetzt, funktioniert absolut problemlos mit meiner Fenix 5! Schön wäre wenn man die Navigation mit einer Aktivität nutzen könnte.

Developer Reply
06 August 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Thank you very much, it's under reflection

15 July 2018 | Version 1.3.0

Really perfect app, use it all the time and especially when driving long distance. Tip: go to home from Google Maps (put app in background) and switch off screen. Then put the phone away to save battery. The app will keep working and updating in the background.

Developer Reply
16 July 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Thank you

David Costa
14 July 2018 | Version 1.3.0

Working great on Vivoactive 1rst gen! Awesome app to use with bike or motorbike to navigate inside big city. It will be very nice an option to enable light screen on when notification of direction change is send. Very important during night! Congratulations!

Developer Reply
15 July 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Hello, thank you for your return. It's a very good idea I look at what I can do.

08 July 2018 | Version 1.3.0

This is what should be native inside every Garmin device. Thanks for that! I would like to see favorites destination, so that I could start navigations just from my watch.

Developer Reply
10 July 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

It's google map that sends me the navigation information. The watch could have favorite places that would launch Google Map but it would be necessary to click later on launching the route on the phone. If I find a solution I will put a solution in place. Thank you for your comment

07 July 2018 | Version 1.3.0

Worked great, but stopped working. Same as an other person wrote: my Vivoactive 3 seems to be stuck, and says 'Launch a navigation on maps' . Tried reinstalling the app on my watch, and updating the app on my phone, but to no avail.

Developer Reply
10 July 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Thank you for your return, I noticed concerns about Garmin Connect. I put the information back to Garmin but I did not get an answer. If you restart Garmin Connect the messages to the watch should work again.

03 July 2018 | Version 1.3.0

Je viens de testé l'application sur Forerunner 235, vraiment très fonctionnelle. Juste petit bug d'affichage lors des réglages dans des paramètres. Sinon une suggestion, est'il possible d'ajouter par exemple une boussole vers la prochaine direction ou même vers la destination finale. En tout cas merci

Developer Reply
03 July 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Merci beaucoup, pouvez vous m'envoyer une photo pour que je puisse régler le souci de l'affichage dont vous parlez. Pour la boussole c'est techniquement pas possible car google maps me donne pas l'information actuellement. Merci de votre retour

Prasun Biswas
03 July 2018 | Version 1.3.0

I really wanted this app for many days. Thanks and much appreciation for you. You knew exactly what many people needed. Gonna recommend this to my friends

Developer Reply
03 July 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Thank you

Mariusz Różalski
29 June 2018 | Version 1.3.0

Witam.Fenix 3 hr komunikat na zegarku launch a navigation on maps

Developer Reply
29 June 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Hello, can you send me an email ( explaining your concern and if possible with screenshots. Thank you in advance.

26 June 2018 | Version 1.2.0

Merci, trés bonne appli pour ma forerunner 235 fonctionne bien, très bonne idée.

Developer Reply
27 June 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Merci beaucoup.

21 June 2018 | Version 1.2.0

Nice app. I've got an issue on my watch: after few seconds it appears an error message on the phone notifying that connectiq has been arrested, and the app on the phone freezes. Can you solve it? Thanks.

Developer Reply
21 June 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Thank you very much, can you send me an email to to try to solve this problem?

Carlos Pereira
20 June 2018 | Version 1.2.0

It ceased to work on my Vivoactive HR. It just show the information to "Lunch a navigation on Maps" It worked the first time after the installation, but now it does not work, so I ask for your help.

Developer Reply
21 June 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Thank you for sending me an email ( and if possible to send me a screenshot of the android application. We will find the concern. Thank you in advance.

19 June 2018 | Version 1.1.3-upd2

It works good with fenix 5. But for me it would be much more usefull if I could set is as datafield in bike activity then use it as app. It would be perfect to record my activity and have navigation at the same time . Can you do change it to datafield?:)

Developer Reply
19 June 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

I agree with you but it's technically unachievable now. What I can do if you are interested is to make an application that records an activity. Contact me by mail ( to talk about it if you're interested.

Daniel Pollak
16 June 2018 | Version 1.1.3-upd2

Great and simple ! Exactly what I was looking for

Developer Reply
17 June 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Thank you

Der Nagsche
14 June 2018 | Version 1.1.3-upd2

App is very good. Small write Error detected: Start avigation Maps see in my Watch. Correctly is start Navigation Maps. Please add the Letter N in the App. Thanks

Developer Reply
17 June 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Thank you for the feedback

05 June 2018 | Version 1.1.2

Doesn't work with Garmin fenix 3hr. I have installed in my Phone Galaxy s7 and Garmin.

Developer Reply
05 June 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

can you send me an email ( to solve the problem. thank you in advance

Koji Morita
02 June 2018 | Version 1.1.2

Great job!! I can't believe that such functionality is available on my Garmin! Unfortunatelly, on my vivoactive, vibration doesn't work well. I set "500m" in Distance alarm and set "Enable" in Vibrate in option. Is there any settings for vibration?

Developer Reply
04 June 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Thank you very much, can you send me an email ( and explain to me what you mean by ba bien? I hope I can solve your problem.

31 May 2018 | Version 1.1.2


Developer Reply
01 June 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Thank you

Philippe Ba
31 May 2018 | Version 1.1.2

Fonctionne sur fenix 5

Developer Reply
31 May 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Ravi que cela vous plaise

Aaron Seable
29 May 2018 | Version 1.1.1

Great app! Very easy to use. The developer was kind to me as I figured out that I had failed to install his Android app, but once I did, everything worked great! Keep up the great work!

Developer Reply
29 May 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

No worries it happens to everyone. Glad that the application suits you.

29 May 2018 | Version 1.1.1

Installed and tested on Fenix 5. Worked 100% OK (but the test was fairly short route). 5 stars rating and beer deserved - thank you Alexis - nice job! My wish would be to get this extended to support OSMand - which is excellent outdoor and offline navigation application. OSMand has similar as Google Maps notification system - hence I suppose it should be fairly easy.

Developer Reply
29 May 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

Thank you very much, I correct the problems that some user and I will look to support another application like Waze or OSMand that I did not know.

27 May 2018 | Version 1.1.0

I launched Maps on iPhone and start a route. (Walking or Car) Then I start Maps Nav. I get the following message on my fenix 3; « Lauch a navigation on Maps ». And nothing alse happens Thanks for letting me know how to properly operate the Apps which should be great for my needs.

Developer Reply
27 May 2018, Alexis_Lecanu

There is no application on Iphone so it will not work. You have to have an Android for it to work. Currently it is impossible on iOS to do the same thing because the system is more closed.

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