November 22, 2020 | Version 2.75.7
Awesome app, heaps of useful detail and functions. Found the pause screen super easy to mistakenly restart/stop for some reason, but eventually realised that's easily avoided by going back into the app while paused. Thanks!
October 26, 2020 | Version 2.75.7
Please implement the metric system in the settings for the distances and altitudes
October 26, 2020, jim_m_58
That's determined by the units setting on the watch itself.
Both distance and elevation can be set for metric or statute.
October 23, 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
October 23, 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.
October 14, 2020 | Version 2.75.5
Battery dies in exactly 5 hours- do I have something set wrong?
October 14, 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.
October 9, 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.
October 9, 2020, jim_m_58
That process is handled by the watch firmware and Hike2 isn't involved.
September 29, 2020 | Version 2.75.3
great app. however I cannot change the elevation page to Meters instead of feet. is there any workaround?
September 29, 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
September 20, 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.
September 20, 2020, jim_m_58
The details you want can be found in Garmin Connect.
September 19, 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.
September 14, 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!
August 26, 2020 | Version 2.75
Superb app for the Venu, which lack Hiking activity. The developer is super helpful. Thank you!
August 9, 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
August 9, 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.
July 8, 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.
June 22, 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
June 23, 2020, jim_m_58
With app settings, you can turn off any screens you don't want to see.
June 19, 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.
June 19, 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"
June 14, 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.
JC Charlie Trejo
May 17, 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.
March 7, 2020 | Version 2.72.5
January 17, 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?
January 18, 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)
January 11, 2020 | Version 2.72.5
Works great! Also developer is fast and responsive to my question.
December 31, 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?
November 30, 2019 | Version 2.72.4
Not starting on vivoactive 3 music.
November 30, 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.
November 26, 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!
November 22, 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.
November 22, 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.
November 18, 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.
October 29, 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.
October 29, 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.