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Hike2+

Description

If you find a bug, or have questions, please use "Contact Developer" (NOTE: Be sure to include your email if you want a response!) or this forum thread:</p><p>https://forums.garmin.com/developer/connect-iq/f/showcase/2968/app-hike2</p><p>If you like the app, and want to buy me a cold drink, you can do so by way of https://www.paypal.me/jimm58</p><p></p><p>2.5x is mainly a cleanup of the code, but news things were added, such as a "high speed" alert in case you forget to stop the recording and start to drive home. Also improved screens and menus!</p>

What’s New

2.75.7 - added map support to the f6pro devices</p><p>2.75</p><p>If you have a device running CIQ 3.2, there's a new option in the "Startup Options" menu that allows you to select which GPS Constellations are used.</p><p>There are also new screens to show the current weather conditions and hourly forecasts (Garmin Data)</p><p></p><p>On all devices there is a "Save Battery" option in the menu, and if it's on, slows down how often screens are updated, and can make a real difference in longer activities.</p>

Additional Information

Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Heart rate, barometer, temperature, and altitude history
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Average Rating: (140 Ratings)

Panschow
27 November 2021

I used your App Hike 2 since I bought my first Garmin vivoactive HR and it ran pefectly. It was my most used app on this watch. Then I bought the successor model vivoactive 4 but most of the time it does´t start because I can´t get a GPS signal. I don´t know why our app struggles with the gps signal. The Garmin preinstalled app "running" gets the signal. I still have the old garmin vivoactive Hr. If i start both watches at the same time, the vivoactive Hr starts in a couple of minutes , but the vivactive 4 not even in 15 min. :-( I´m really disappointed about this behavior because I really miss your app on this watch. I guess that the internal antenna of vivoactive may be not as good as the one of vivoactive HR.

Developer Reply
27 November 2021, jim_m_58

Make sure you are outside under open sky, and that your "CPE" is current (it's under "about" on the watch). There's a different GPS chipset in the va4 vs the VAHR.

Jeff Seager
30 October 2021

I've just used the app for the first time on a five-mile walk, and I'm impressed right off the bat with its low power consumption and the tremendous amount of information at my fingertips. Yes, it can take a minute to lock onto a GPS signal (I was in a small valley sheltered by the tree canopy), but give it time and it will find the GPS signal if there's one to be had. Some of us in North America may have better luck changing the watch settings to GPS + GALILEO if the default GPS + GLONASS isn't delivering good results; but these are settings on the watch, not in the app. I really like the way the screens are organized, and the extraordinary variety of information available. It's a great app. The developer should be proud.

Developer Reply
31 October 2021, jim_m_58

Thanks! Something about GPS. Most native apps do two things I don't. 1) GPS goes green when there is a 2d fix (lat/lon) and it may take another 30 seconds to get a 3d fix (lat/lon/elevation). I wait for a 3d fix 2) Many apps allow users to start recording before a GPS fix, which can lead to some odd data, as the device is still trying to get a fix while the user is moving. That's why you can't start this app until there is a 3d fix.

Edyta
2 October 2021

Awesome app for hiking!

Venus⚡
25 September 2021

Doesnt work it just stood stuck on waiting for gps gps q: none "menu" for startup options.

Developer Reply
25 September 2021, jim_m_58

Were you outside under open sky? How long did you wait? Which device are you using? Please use "Contact developer" to supply the info.

Maxim Rubis
8 September 2021

Just what I needed to record my hikes.

George Granger
7 September 2021

Installed on a Forerunner 735XT. Ran fine, but the data fields are very tiny and difficult to read, especially in the dark while speed walking, since the background is black, and the contrast is not very good. Also, the app (not the watch settings) shows speed - miles per hour, not pace - minutes per mile, which I find useless unless on a bike or in the car. I deleted the app in favor of another that shows pace - minutes per mile - and is easier to read.

Developer Reply
7 September 2021, jim_m_58

Long press the middle left button and you can switch backgrounds between bloack and white. It does show both pace and speed, in fact on the same screen. The system setting applies to both. . I don't usually "hike" on a bike or in a car :)

Vera
2 September 2021

Very good app, I have been hiking last you months and really enjoy this app. It gives me a lot of good information. I am still discovering more features every time I hike. I will shocked to see that some people are complaining that it is a battery hog, I went for an 11 hour hike and Battery lasted me through the hike and a bit afterwards. Thank you developer.

Radu Conopan
28 August 2021

No "resume later" option so you can exit the app and resume the gps connection later. In case you are making a pit stop on the way... this would save a lot of battery.

Developer Reply
29 August 2021, jim_m_58

That is not possible with any CIQ device apps.

Oscar Gine Sech
17 August 2021

Excellent app. Works great on my Venu 2.

Roger O'Connor
25 July 2021

I like this app a lot. Would like to see heart rate added to the user defined screen so that I could see distance, elevation and heart rate on the same screen

Russell McKeown
19 July 2021

Love the hiking activity. Can save it to all trails app. Gives great info. Can you make it a hiking activity only to show how much you hikr. All the hikes show as wLks

JackMcN
29 June 2021

Decent app... gpx file can be uploaded from Garmin connect web (not app)... Still a battery hog for my Vivoactive 3 - will run out after 4-5 hours despite all precautions i can take. Save battery function does not exist for Vivoactive 3... Also steps measurement under counts massively compared to the running or waking apps (about 40% less)

Developer Reply
29 June 2021, jim_m_58

Step count will be off if you use something like a walking stick or hiking pole. It's teh firmware that counts the steps, not this app. Also, there's a menu you see by pressing the screen on the va3 while the app is running, and one of the options there is "Save Battery". It's specific to this app.

Mortaza
16 June 2021

Can we export recorded route a gpx file? How?

Developer Reply
17 June 2021, jim_m_58

I think you can with the Garmin Connect Website, and the activity, but not tried it myself.

Jason
13 June 2021

App fails to turn....very poor app.

Developer Reply
13 June 2021, jim_m_58

What do you mean "turn"? For things like this use "contact developer" so I can see what device you have and help you out. Is it that it's waiting for a GPS lock? In that case, make sure you are outside under open sky, and make sure you can get a lock with something like the run activity.