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Outdoor Master

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BEFORE YOU WRITE A REVIEW OR PURCHASE THE PRO VERSION:</p><p>• Please READ the description carefully</p><p>• Consider using the link 'CONTACT DEVELOPER' on this page to give feedback or ask questions</p><p>___</p><p>Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/garmin.connect.iq/</p><p>___</p><p>The Outdoor Master can record various types of activities: running, cycling, walking, hiking, rowing, skiing, sn...

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Requirements

Companion App

Download on the App Store Android App on Google Play

Additional Information

Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive data via ANT radio to/from third-party sensors
  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • Record additional information into activity files
  • Saved information such as courses, routes, waypoints, tracks or workouts
  • Write locations to a device’s location list
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Heart rate, barometer, temperature, and altitude history
  • Your Garmin Connect™ fitness profile
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Average Rating: (52 Ratings)

bergis
June 2, 2018 | Version 3.2.1

Good app, also excellent support from developer when I had a problem

Carlos Argueta
May 29, 2018 | Version 3.2.1

New to the Garmin ecosystem and advanced devices to track fitness. Before I was using a simple Xiaomi Mi Band. First thing I noticed when buying my Vivoactive 3 is that I was unable to use the courses features that looked so cool. I was a bit disappointed but tried to find some third-party apps that could do something similar to it. I found two options, dwMap and Outdoor Master. I have to say that Outdoor Master is the winner here. When you buy the pro version (by buying the mega pack of iOS or Android apps), you get access to several cool features like creating routes and send to watch from the app. That was just fantastic. But what really impressed me was the ability to encode a route into a data field and use it within the built-in apps like Run or Walk. That was just like magic to me. Finally another thing I truly loved is how you can zoom in to the point where you see what looks like a compass and shows you where the destination is, or where the beginning is. It takes navigation to a whole different level. Loving the app so far. The only drawback I see so far is that the watch app has too many screens but I am pretty sure there is a way to customize that. Will invest some more time finding out. On the other hand, contacting the developer is very useful. I had some doubts about another app and he replied right away. What can be better than a great app with a helpful developer?

Tommy1948
May 29, 2018 | Version 3.2.1

I haven't worked out the advantages over the existing apps for Hike, Cycle etc... I reckon it eats up battery - am I wrong? Finding it difficult to understand and how it ties in with the maps.

Игорь П.
April 28, 2018 | Version 3.2.1

Классное приложение очень много вариантов отображения ! включенно поле " target" очень понравилось

Cave Dweller
April 26, 2018 | Version 3.2.1

Pro version installed on my Vivoactive HR. The app has a lot of features, and a lot of customizations. Highlights include the ability to create a route on the phone and transfer it to the GPS.

Lucy Lumley
April 2, 2018 | Version 3.0-beta-19

Great sports app, I use daily, can configure data screens, easy to use, downloads all information to garmin connect app, highly recomend.

Charly
March 14, 2018 | Version 2.9a-upd4

Hi Rodrigo, thanks for sending unlock data so fast. The app is realy what i want/need on my Forerunner 235. After a test period i agree to unlock the app to give the programmer an effort. A nice feature would be to have the possibility to reduce the amount of screens which are not in use. That would increase the scrolling through the app. Thanks for this great app, i will continue testing. Best regards Karl-Heinz

CMOS4
February 14, 2018 | Version 2.9a-upd2

My initial impression was really good, however after using the app for a bit I just wanted to update with a few observations - On the Vivoactive some of the screens look pretty sloppy...particularly the compass which is not centered. The app will bug you after a time to buy the pro version or lose features. Surprisingly the features that appear to require payment are not ones I care about anyways, although I don't know if more will become unavailable after time. The problem I do have with the app is that it presents the user what feels like 30 screens and I could not find a way to remove screens I didn't care about. This makes scrolling through to a specific screen REALLY tedious. I love that the data is available, but I don't care about 95% of the screens being presented. All I wanted was an app that would have a nice breadcrumb trail and display pace, HR, distance, Zones and the current time. The last thing maybe worth mentioning is that when you stop an activity by pressing the physical key on the VA3, I am not sure it actually stops the data collection. Instead it opens another screen with about 5 options which include pausing the run or stopping and saving it. What bother's me here is that not only is this a bit tedious, but if I am running in a strange place and stop my run but need the breadcrumb map to find my way back, the only way to use that feature is to NOT stop and save (at least that was what the developer seemed to tell me). However, by not actually stopping the activity my running stats are going to get really skewed as I walk around or do something other than running. I'm think specifically if I do an out and back trail run but before heading back I wanted to enjoy the vista of wherever I ran to.

Florian.baudin
February 6, 2018 | Version 2.9a-upd1

Best app for my vivoactive watch. It greatly helps me monitor my backcountry skiing with much needed additional info. Thanks a lot, keep the good job.

Kevin Lefever
February 3, 2018 | Version 2.9a-upd1

Excellent app for walking and the ability to map a route is excellent, just the feature I was looking for. I haven't tried other sports, but it was worth upgrading for walking and tracking my course and HR. I am using a forerunner 920XT. I look forward to exploring the entire app over time.

Jo A. Kim
January 29, 2018 | Version 2.9a-upd

Less is more! this app supports a lot of sports but it is not possible to configurate the kind of sports in profiles. so you have allways one configuration for all the sports. it means, you have allways a lot of informations which you are not interested for.

CMOS4
January 27, 2018 | Version 2.9a-upd

Very Nice app! I only have a few suggestions/questions: 1) I noticed that the map has some data fields on it that are ever so slightly off screen on my Vivoactive 3. Some of the other screens have this same issue. While the screens are definitely still readable it just would look nicer if all text fit appropriately. 2. Is it possible to record an activity (like a hike), stop that activity when I reach my destination in order to conserve battery, then load up my route that I just recorded and use it to find my way back to the starting location? If so I would SO make a donation! 3.) After I finished my walk today I noticed that the app did not offer to let me review my stats. That';s a feature I appreciated on my Garmin 620. I did see that on my Vivoactive 3 I can just go to that "last sport" widget to see my data, but it would be nice to be able to do this through the Outdoor Master. 4.) Finally, is it possible to get a small compass or north designation on the map screen? I know I can just look at the Sun's location or swipe to the compass screen, but it would be nice to actually have that on the map itself. Thanks - I'll also send a copy of this through the "contact developer" in hopes of getting some feedback!

Cristóbal
January 12, 2018 | Version 2.9a-upd

First things first, excellent app. It takes some time to configure and rearrange the many different fields and screens, but once that is done it is great. The ability to map a route is excellent, just the feature I was looking for. I am planning to upgrade, however, I need to know if it is possible to pause an activity, go somewhere else on the watch, come back and resume. I read in a previous comment that hitting the back button from the first screen will exit the app. I tried it and get a “stop recording before exit” message, even if I paused the activity. Is there a way to do this, am I missing something? I use a FR235.

Developer Reply
January 12, 2018, r.485

Thanks for the review! It is possible to pause an activity. Just click the action button and use the down arrow to see that option (after you started recording, of course). To exit the app, you must indeed hit the back button from the first screen. But if you are recording an activity, you must first stop and save it. On the FR235, it is not possible to go somewhere else on the watch while the app is running. As far as I know, you can only do it if you are using native apps. Let me know if I'm wrong, but I don't think you can find such a feature on any app on the Connect IQ store. Cheers!

Sebastjan
November 28, 2017 | Version 2.9a-upd

I am using this app most off the time, for hike, cycling. Thi is grea app. Keep up the good work.

Baub Kyle
November 27, 2017 | Version 2.9a-upd

Fun app to track your outdoor activities.

Ale Galán
October 30, 2017 | Version 2.9

The best app in my Garmin Fenix 3. Outdoor Master App, all in one app. 200% Recommended!

Krista
October 22, 2017 | Version 2.9

Love the apps I bought the mega pack I love how the various features available in the different apps depending on what you're looking for in each situation. Love how it triggers the live track in Garmin when start recording an activity. In the apps that record.

James Paul
October 4, 2017 | Version 2.9

I installed this on my Garmin Edge 1000 to enable me to go out and run. It was a fantastic app, and gave me all the metrics I needed including power from Stryd. I did not see any issues with the app and have made around 10 runs with it.

Tomas Fojta
October 3, 2017 | Version 2.9

Great app that works well with my FR235. It extends the default limited sports profiles with hiking, walking, etc. It provides many new screens (too many actually) - I especially like the map overview. Upgraded to pro after one day of use - it is really worth it. The upgrade was done within a day with fast turnaround time.

danny-pa
September 27, 2017 | Version 2.9

I like running and hiking. I training 3times over for week. this app support verious display and information. so good partner your training.

Riccardo Pasini
September 26, 2017 | Version 2.9

I'm a road biker and saltuary runner and outdoor walker, I bought Garmin EDGE820 for biking and surfing into the garmin IQ store i found this incredible apps. It worKs! I'm really happy so I decide to buy also for my android devide.

Andreusab
September 25, 2017 | Version 2.9

Funciona tal y como esperaba todo correcto

Roberto Herradura
August 19, 2017 | Version 2.9

Hi, I'm considering to buy the full version after having used it a couple of times. But in February you wrote an update was coming to add AUTO PAUSE, I haven't seen it yet...or my bad ? Could you tell me why the temperature field is empty ? Keep up the good work and I'll PayPal you.

Developer Reply
August 20, 2017, r.485

Thanks for your feedback. We implemented the option to manually pause (which didn't exist before February). Auto pause can be something for the future, but it isn't in our plan right now and I can promise when/if it will be added. It requires the use of more logic and variables (e.g., a timer to check if your speed remained below a threshold for a couple of seconds) and, as you know, the resources are very limited. We have to be careful with the choices, and in my opinion auto-pause isn't a high priority (since the manual pause exists).

Fernando
August 14, 2017 | Version 2.9

The app it´s good, but the rest it's a confusion to set up a personal layout. Must spend a lot of time with the watch to set it up. Couldn´t be much easier and faster to configurate the app through Garmin Express? Like the others? To much complicated to work with. To exit the app must press several times the back button, why?

Developer Reply
August 16, 2017, r.485

Thanks for your feedback (although I don't understand that someone gives 2 stars for an app that he/she considers good). The way in which we structure the data, including the configuration of the screens, allows us to make a better use of the available memory. You probably won't find an app that shows so much information and allows so much customization. The drawback is that we can't use the settings from Garmin Express or Garmin Connect Mobile to configure, and so everything has to be done on the watch. Currently the app exits when you press the back key while the track screen is in the foreground, otherwise the previous screen is shown. We may consider changing this behavior in a future release. Best regards

Victor Nicholson
August 5, 2017 | Version 2.9

how do I unlock pro? it counts elevation as floors, is that ok?

Developer Reply
August 6, 2017, r.485

Hi Victor. Thanks for your message. There are two eays to unlock: (1) via the companion app (iOS or Android) or (2) via payment on PayPal: http://www.paypal.me/485/5eur . More detail in the "What's new" section. Best regards

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