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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: (165 Ratings)

Anna
August 9, 2022

I got this app because I was hoping for something that could specifically track a hike and save a little battery on my Vivoactive 3. I've used it for a few hikes now. I don't think it helps extend battery compared to just using the Walk activity but it definitely doesn't use up battery any faster. I appreciate the black screen and the sheer amount of info available on the watchface. I didn't realize just how useful this app was until the 2nd time using it. And I've discovered something new about it with each use! This app has many screens filled with useful info. Weather conditions, a little map of the route, coordinates, compass, calories...so much! You can set waypoints and it notifies you when you're getting close to returning to your starting point. So, even if the battery isn't saving much, I think it's a great trade off!

Malcolm Henoch
July 30, 2022

Works well on my Venu.

庭豪
July 2, 2022

Very good

Elise P
June 25, 2022

Tracked my hike nearly 2 miles too short, and drained my battery nearly 60% while doing so.

Developer Reply
June 25, 2022, jim_m_58

If the track being short, that's an issue with the watch itself, possible with how good GPS is in the area you were hiking. As far as battery drain, 60% can happen based on which watch and how long you were recording. There's also a setting in the app for "save battery", which limits how often the screen updates. This gets back to which watch you have, and without knowing that, there isn't much I can do. Use "Contact developer" to tell me which watch, how long you were recording, and how good GPS was where you were. There is a screen for that in the app.

Chris Witterholt
June 12, 2022

I installed this app because I joined a Garmin hiking challenge and there was no hiking activity available at my Garmin VivoActive 4 watch which I find rather strange. Anyway with this app the hiking time was added to my hiking challenge. So far I did not notice any strange behavior or battery drain. But I wonder how I can make it auto-pause when I temporarily stop walking during my hike. This can be set up with the walking activity.

Developer Reply
June 12, 2022, jim_m_58

There is no auto pause in this app. I tried a few things years back and it paused too often if you were just in an area where you were moving slow, and adding a time resulted in "pausing" during that time still occurred, On the va4, pausing is a simple press of the upper button and only happens when you want it.

Ma
June 10, 2022

Drained battery from 100% to 10 in 15 hours of NOT using the app. I guess the app was hang in the background. How can you kill the app or at least ensure it’s not running?

Developer Reply
June 10, 2022, jim_m_58

That's not bad depending on the watch. 15 hours of GPS will drain many watches. If you press menu in the app, there is a setting for "Save battery" which reduces screen updates while the app is running, which can help.

Tricky Lambert
May 26, 2022

I have a Garmin forerunner 55 and was hoping to use this to show me the data of the route I had taken but I have no data of the route on the map. Have I missed something or is that not the whole point of having a Hiking app?

Developer Reply
May 28, 2022, jim_m_58

You should see it while you are hiking on the chart/breadcrumb screen. If you are not seeing it in Garmin Connect but see it in the app, that is a Garmin problem and nothing is wrong with this app. Garmin should get a 1 star review and not this app! :)

Zol-tán
May 22, 2022

I tried it, but it is not as easy to handle and overview as the factory made walking app. Sorry but uninstalling.

Developer Reply
May 23, 2022, jim_m_58

Not sure what you mean. up/down move between screens just like the native app, "start" works the same way, and you get a similar resume/save/discard menu

Seda Ucer
May 14, 2022

Absolutely drained my battery, watch was fully charged and after 6 hours was down to 12%. It also decided to end the tracking by itself mid hike, so I ended up getting only a fraction of my walk recorded.

Developer Reply
May 14, 2022, jim_m_58

Before you start recording, press menu, and one of the options is "save battery". Not sure how long your walk is, but even with "save battery" off, the battery should last hours. You can also set a level in app settings to be notified when the battery level gets low. You can also "charge on the go" and top off the battery when stopping for a break.

Ivan Marzi
May 7, 2022

Is it only my issue on Forerunner 55 or it doesn't track the meters of going up done during the hike? For a hiking app I would expect it.

Developer Reply
May 8, 2022, jim_m_58

The fr55 doesn't have a baro altimeter. You should see this data when you sync to Garmin Connect where elevation correction is applied.

Monika
April 17, 2022

Wie kann ich das in deutsch haben

Developer Reply
April 17, 2022, jim_m_58

It's only available in English. No need for a bad review.

Sukalyan
March 25, 2022

Looks simple but is filled with so much data, everything you will need for your hikes. The only thing I would have liked to see was the option to move to other apps while this one ran in the background.

Jamesouth
March 14, 2022

I really like this app on my VivoactiveHR but recently it will not start when I select it prior to beginning a hike. On the device face it shows an "IQ" with an exclamation point? Any help would be appreciated.

Developer Reply
March 15, 2022, jim_m_58

Try rebooting your watch. Long press the left button and it will turn off, then turn it back on.