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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</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: (111 Ratings)

Olivia
23 October 2020 | Version 2.75.6

I loved this app used it all over Colorado! But now a few months later it’s no longer working. Now whenever I try to use the app it won’t let me start the hike no matter how many times I delete the app and reinstall it or update it. Very disappointed

Developer Reply
23 October 2020, jim_m_58

Sounds like a problem with GPS. Can you get GPS with things like the native run app? What device do you have? Please use contact developer and provide some info.

kaizenn
14 October 2020 | Version 2.75.5

Battery dies in exactly 5 hours- do I have something set wrong?

Developer Reply
14 October 2020, jim_m_58

If you press "menu" (a long press of the up button on non-touch watches) there is an option called "Save Battery". Set it to "yes". I slows down the screen updates to preserve battery. The battery life is very dependent on the specify device. Also if you bring a battery based charger with you, when you stop for a break, you can top off the battery in the watch by charging a few minutes here and there.

pan.blo
9 October 2020 | Version 2.75.4

Had a hike today with Garmin 735xt and after sync the activity has not shown at Garmin Connect. Its visible at watch history but nothing more. Ive restart the watch and sync one more time, but still nothing.

Developer Reply
9 October 2020, jim_m_58

That process is handled by the watch firmware and Hike2 isn't involved.

Stefan Moshammer
29 September 2020 | Version 2.75.3

great app. however I cannot change the elevation page to Meters instead of feet. is there any workaround?

Developer Reply
29 September 2020, jim_m_58

On your watch , go to settings-system-units-elevation, and there you can choose feet or meters. settings-system-units can be used for other things like distance units, speed/pace units, temperature units too.

Kim J Boland
20 September 2020 | Version 2.75.3

In genwral has good detail pages. The lack of one summary pagevto include own choice means i wilk not use it. 1 page with hr, distance, time, elevation change is what i want i need. Such a shame all the hard work on this does not allow more fexibilily.

Developer Reply
20 September 2020, jim_m_58

The details you want can be found in Garmin Connect.

Harris Gardner
19 September 2020 | Version 2.75.3

Works excellent for my needs of tracking a hike. Exactly what I was looking for and I love the integration into the Connect app. Used with a Vivoactive 3.

chava_mun
14 September 2020 | Version 2.75.3

Great app for hike. Forerunner 645 music doesn’t have that feature in the original activities but this works GREAT!

Monk
26 August 2020 | Version 2.75

Superb app for the Venu, which lack Hiking activity. The developer is super helpful. Thank you!

Neil
9 August 2020 | Version 2.73.3

Tracks well lots of info unfortunately altitude did not seem to be right, maybe had an offset as all my hikes are minus elevation on vivoactive 3

Developer Reply
9 August 2020, jim_m_58

It gets the elevation from the firmware and the firmware uses a baro altimeter (it's based on air pressue). There is a small air post on the back of the watch. Make sure that's not clogged.

Brett Keller
8 July 2020 | Version 2.73.2

Great functionality of the app overall. But limited usefulness because 1) on a long hike it's too easy to accidentally hit one of the buttons causing it to 'pause' your hike. I had this happen repeatedly, and the app has no way to change settings to lock it in and make this accidental pausing more difficult; and 2) it's a major drain on battery life. if you're going on a couple hours hike you may not care about this app, but if you're going on a longer one it will run your watch battery down too quickly. If these two issues were fixed it would be the perfect hiking app to me.

Andy Stegner
22 June 2020 | Version 2.73.1

overall a good app but would be 5 Stars if it was a little bit of a cleaner look. However all the data is there it is just a lot of screens to swipe through. Took me some getting used to but overall the data that comes through and the integration with the connect app has been great

Developer Reply
23 June 2020, jim_m_58

With app settings, you can turn off any screens you don't want to see.

Aleksandra
19 June 2020 | Version 2.73.1

This application not working on my Garmin Venu. When I turn on app "Hike2", I am waiting app, but I could just see on the screen: Waiting for GPS, GPS: None, "Menu" for startup options. This is freeze on my screen a few minutes. What should I do? Please, help me. Thanks.

Developer Reply
19 June 2020, jim_m_58

Sounds like the watch is having a problem getting a GPS lock. Try something like the native "run" app and wait for GPS to go green. Also, in "About" on your watch, go to the last screen and make sure CPE says "current"

Michael Lengyel
14 June 2020 | Version 2.73.1

So far so good. Was sad the Vivoactive didn't offer a hiking activity. This solved my problem. It saves/records as hiking in Garmin Connect along with my other fitness tracking services like Runkeeper and Strava. Thank you, good work. Mike

JC Charlie Trejo
17 May 2020 | Version 2.73.1

My watch didn't have a built in hiking activity app so I tried a few and found this one to be best one. Connects to GPS without issues, easy to use, easy to customize, and collects tons of data.

Rui
7 March 2020 | Version 2.72.5

great app

Dominik
17 January 2020 | Version 2.72.5

nice app but not easy to figure out without a good MANUAL. would be nice to have a guide to figure out something like how to upload tracks or maps that can be used for hiking. help?

Developer Reply
18 January 2020, jim_m_58

You can't upload tracks or maps. It just records the activity. There's really not a lot as you start a recording, pause a recording, save/discard a recording were you can mark waypoints with the back button (same as laps in native apps)

Chris
11 January 2020 | Version 2.72.5

Works great! Also developer is fast and responsive to my question.

Marthijn Hoiting
31 December 2019 | Version 2.72.4

Very Nice app! Is it possible to move and zoom the map some way on my 830? That would be very great. Or is it possible to leave the app, check some info and re enter the app without stopping tracking?

Almaran
30 November 2019 | Version 2.72.4

Not starting on vivoactive 3 music.

Developer Reply
30 November 2019, jim_m_58

If it's not getting GPS, try starting a native activity like "run" that uses GPS. If it's something else, please use "contact developer" on the right and indicate the firmware you're running and more details about what you are seeing.

David Owen
26 November 2019 | Version 2.72.4

Great app. I still carry a big Garmin GPS (almost doubles the weight of my pack) but it is no longer there as a recording device as this app does that! Cheers!

Andrea Michi
22 November 2019 | Version 2.72.4

As someone else has said, the app crashed after 3h (FR245). I was on a 7h activity and I lost everything. I contacted support with information about the device to help find the issue.

Developer Reply
22 November 2019, jim_m_58

For this kind of thing, you really want to use contact developer at the left vs contacting Garmin. Garmin doesn't have the code and I'm the one that can help.

Kat
18 November 2019 | Version 2.72.4

This app is great for hiking! I really like how well it tracks my elevation and details my route, along with all the other details it gives you.

Ryan W
29 October 2019 | Version 2.72.4

Some may say I'm being harsh, but an app that crashes mid activity is definitely not worth more than 2 stars. This happened my last 2 activities when I received a notification. This app only.

Developer Reply
29 October 2019, jim_m_58

This is a case where "Contact Developer" at the right should be used, as there's no indication of what device you have, the FW you are running, etc. so it can be investigated. The app itself is being used by others with no problem, but without more info, there's nothing I can do.

KD Lee
29 October 2019 | Version 2.72.4

Great apps for hiking. All info are recorded accordingly but I found out that VO2 MAX info is blank whenever this app is used. All other built in activities are recorded in VO2 Max. It is great if this can be included?

RoNNoS
13 October 2019 | Version 2.72.3

Kann ich auf der venu nicht beenden. Schade.

Developer Reply
13 October 2019, jim_m_58

There's a bug in the FW for both the venu and va4 that impacts this app as well as others. In the mean time, turning the watch off an on when it's stuck gets out of this, and your activity has been saved just fine. for things like this, please use "contact developer" on the right, as it's really not this app and there's no reason for a bad review. It's the firmware.

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