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#1 maps and routes app for Garmin Vivoactive, Fenix or Forerunner GPS watch, and Garmin's "Best Wearable Smart App" award winner!</p><p>• View and follow route maps imported directly from Strava, Ride with GPS, Google Maps, Garmin Connect, GPX files and more</p><p>• Create a route on your phone or laptop, send it wirelessly to your watch - then leave your phone behind!</p><p>• Use the downloade...

What’s New

• Added support for D2 Delta watches</p><p>• FAQ for common support questions:</p><p>• Email for other support questions. We reply quickly, and it is a far better method of contact than putting a question in a review here and hoping that we see it.</p><p>• Epix no longer supported: Epix watch owners, please contact us at for a specia...

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Your Garmin Connect™ fitness profile
  • Approach® S60 Approach® S60
  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • D2™ Charlie D2™ Charlie
  • D2™ Delta D2™ Delta
  • D2™ Delta PX D2™ Delta PX
  • D2™ Delta S D2™ Delta S
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • ForeAthlete® 230J ForeAthlete® 230J
  • ForeAthlete® 235J ForeAthlete® 235J
  • ForeAthlete® 630J ForeAthlete® 630J
  • ForeAthlete® 735XTJ ForeAthlete® 735XTJ
  • ForeAthlete® 920XTJ ForeAthlete® 920XTJ
  • Forerunner® 230 Forerunner® 230
  • Forerunner® 235 Forerunner® 235
  • Forerunner® 630 Forerunner® 630
  • Forerunner® 645 Forerunner® 645
  • Forerunner® 645 Music Forerunner® 645 Music
  • Forerunner® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • Forerunner® 920XT Forerunner® 920XT
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5
  • fēnix® 5 Plus fēnix® 5 Plus
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5S Plus fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X
  • fēnix® 5X Plus fēnix® 5X Plus
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (821 Ratings)

May 31, 2018 | Version V3.0.0054

This is a great app with lots of options. You don't need to purchase a handheld GPS device if you are using this app in conjunction with a map and compass. No other app comes close to providing this type of functionality. The only thing I would live to see in future updates is an option to have OS Grid Referencing (GB) instead of longitude and latitude coordinates. Overall it is definitely worth downloading and purchasing.

Michael Baur
May 29, 2018 | Version V3.0.0054

Besides being my favorite App that gets better and better (if at al possible) with every update, I also had a fantastic support from customer service when I had a problem with my settings (I actually was the 'slow' person in replying to them. Thanks to Marcus and the entire team!

May 29, 2018 | Version V3.0.0054

As always great support in case of any issues with app

Darío Estévez
May 28, 2018 | Version V3.0.0054

Darío Estévez. Cool app

May 28, 2018 | Version V3.0.0054

Very speedy IT assistance via email. Even on a holiday! Really enjoying this app.

Bedřich Vavřena
May 25, 2018 | Version V3.0.0054

Works like a charm on first try on vivoactive3. Would be good to have month trial for full version ... to taste full cake ;-)

Gareth Morris-Hale
May 23, 2018 | Version V3.0.0054

Great app, Great support team who were very prompt at responding to something I did not understand, Would recommended this app for all runner

Michael Jung
May 20, 2018 | Version V3.0.0054

Great App for free, great Support with quick Response time. Great NewFeature for my 235...recommended

May 20, 2018 | Version V3.0.0054

Hello! I have a question about Garmin 3 HR. Whether it will be possible to Using the Background Maps soon? Thanks!

Developer Reply
May 20, 2018, mappicus

All other features work great on the Fenix 3 HR, but not the background maps, as that model does not have sufficient memory. Please contact us at and we'd be delighted to help you further. (We might not spot a tech support question within a review here for few days, but we respond very promptly to emails.)

Ivan Grgić
May 18, 2018 | Version V3.0.0054

Hi, I would like to write my question/suggestion here. As fenix 5 supposedly has memory problems for storing maps and maps are not supported, I guess your app works by not storing map data on fenix 5 but instead it overwrites data when generating new background map image (which phone downloads from internet). But if that is the case, why isn't it possible to make an application which would have the possibility to download and import high detail map onto your phone and store it for offline use, then do the same thing - send background images (of small size) to fenix 5/5S. That way we could have maps on our fenix 5/5S and we would need only our phones (with bluetooth connection) which would serve as offline maps storage and map background image generator. Just like that we could have proper navigation with maps only depended on gps. I would like to know if it is possible? (PS I wrote the same thing on routeCourse app)

Developer Reply
May 18, 2018, mappicus

Hi Ivan, there are some open questions that we are looking into as whether such a scheme is feasible, as we started to think along these lines as soon as we launched V3 of dwMap, and especially when we launched the companion phone apps for Premium last week. We have many of the necessary platform pieces in place, but it's not clear yet whether there is a feasible way of doing this within the constraints of the Connect IQ platform.

May 16, 2018 | Version V3.0.0054

Fantastic app. Very powerful. Installed 2 days ago so I'll update later. I use it for bike touring, on a vivoactive HR. The watch is more energy efficient, the display more readable in direct sunlight, and the device more rugged than a phone. Courses are easy to design with a phone, and transferred to the watch as needed, using their phone app. Support is incredible.

May 15, 2018 | Version V3.0.0054

I live this app! I find it so easy to use. Love that my Garmin 230 and 235 watches could give me directions, so I don’t get lost. I’ve used it all over the world, Tenerife, Mallorca, South Africa... It works perfectly. Their support is super quick too, if you have any questions, just ask and they reply promptly!

Fred Flinstone
May 14, 2018 | Version V3.0.0053

never really got to give it a good try because it will only use the wrist HR and not an extrnal HR monitor. Dealbreaker

Developer Reply
May 14, 2018, mappicus

Hi Fred--are you sure that's the case? We do not have direct control of which HR source we use if there is more than one, but if your wrist HR is disabled and you have a chest strap connected then I would expect the watch to supply the chest strap readings to us. Certainly on any watch without a built in sensor we work great with any HR chest strap connected.

Daniel Dietterle
May 14, 2018 | Version V3.0.0053

Great app, worked well for me on the FR230 for a 52k long run. The device did not record lap times though I configured 1km intervals via the web interface. Did I miss anything?

Developer Reply
May 14, 2018, mappicus

Please contact us at and we'd be delighted to help you troubleshoot your issue. (We might not spot a tech support question within a review here for few days, but we respond very promptly to emails.) Was the same effect visible in Garmin Connect for the activity--no lap splits shown there?

May 14, 2018 | Version V3.0.0053

Really usefull app; works great on FR230 - don't have to buy new watch with navi functions :) highly recommended

May 13, 2018 | Version V3.0.0053


May 11, 2018 | Version V3.0.0053

Es increíble que quepa esta aplicación en el reloj y funcione tan bien 100% recomendada

May 11, 2018 | Version V3.0.0053

Larger fonts in v3 - Thank you! This app is fantastic.

May 10, 2018 | Version V3.0.0053

Works really well. Excellent complement for the Garmin Phenix watches 5 and 5s. Nice support service too.

May 9, 2018 | Version V3.0.0053

Must-have app for my garmin watch! I don't regret buying lifelong premium access, it's worth every cent.

jürgen von der höh
May 8, 2018 | Version V3.0.0053

Hallo. Ich hab eine vivoactive hr. Habe eine premium version. Die App zeigt keine Karte an geschweige denn zoom. So ist die App nicht brauchbar.Schade

Developer Reply
May 8, 2018, mappicus

Das Vivoactive HR ist eines unserer beliebtesten Modelle und alle Features funktionieren großartig. Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns unter und wir helfen Ihnen gerne bei der Fehlerbehebung. (Wir werden hier vielleicht einige Tage lang keine technische Support-Frage in einem Review sehen, aber wir reagieren sehr schnell auf E-Mails.)

Lorenzo Cassani
April 29, 2018 | Version V3.0.0053

Non ci si perde con questa app. Molto funzionale. Unica pecca la poca reattività alla pressione dello zoom ma credo sia dovuto al riadattamento della mappa su un hardware con poche prestazioni e poca memoria come un Garmin 235. Usata la versione free per trail running con soddisfazione.

April 27, 2018 | Version V3.0.0053

Très bonne appli quasi équivalente à un suivi d’itinéraire sur un edge 25 ou une fenix 3. Je l’utilise sur une vivoactive 3. Il faut penser à enlever l’option « nord en haut » dans les watch settings pour que la flèche reste bloquée vers le haut de la montre et que ce soit le parcours qui tourne. Très bon support de Marcus même en version gratuite

Mark Wain
April 25, 2018 | Version V3.0.0053

Been using it for a few weeks now and in that time I've navigated some pretty involved hikes in Malaysian jungle conditions - it just works perfectly! Difficult to fault and it was definitely a wise decision paying for the premium version. I have one request - would it be possible to have Open Street Maps as an option for the background maps as it displays far more trails than Google Maps does. (in my area anyway).

Developer Reply
April 25, 2018, mappicus

That's great to hear Mark, thanks. Besides the Google Maps (and satellite) options you can choose OpenCycleMaps and the (recommended) "Watch Optimized" custom map styles, as both of those last two are based on OpenStreetMaps data.

Simon Urban
April 20, 2018 | Version V3.0.0053

Absolutely brilliant

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