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All features described here are available FOR FREE • Payment is ONLY required to enable advanced features in "dynamicWatch Premium" paragraph below</p><p>#1 maps and routes app for Garmin Venu, Vivoactive, Fenix or Forerunner GPS watch, and Garmin's "Best Wearable Smart App" award winner!</p><p>• Turns your Garmin watch into a powerful navigator!</p><p>• Create a route on your phone or laptop, send it wirelessly to your watch - then leave your phone behind as dwMap runs without a data connection</p>

What’s New

• dwMap is free: enter link code at Detailed help at</p><p>• V4.0.0079 adds Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish language; new Choose Route, Reverse Route features; support for Garmin Forerunner 265, 965, Instinct 2X watches</p><p>• Email [email protected] 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.

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
  • Approach® S62 Approach® S62
  • Captain Marvel Captain Marvel
  • D2™ Air D2™ Air
  • D2™ Air X10 D2™ Air X10
  • 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
  • D2™ Mach 1 D2™ Mach 1
  • Darth Vader™ Darth Vader™
  • Descent™ G1 Descent™ G1, Descent™ G1 Solar
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • Descent™ MK2 Descent™ MK2, Descent™MK2i
  • Descent™ Mk2S Descent™ Mk2S
  • Enduro™ Enduro™
  • Enduro™ 2 Enduro™ 2
  • epix™ (Gen 2) epix™ (Gen 2), quatix® 7 – Sapphire Edition
  • First Avenger First Avenger
  • 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® 245 Forerunner® 245
  • Forerunner® 245 Music Forerunner® 245 Music
  • Forerunner® 255 Forerunner® 255
  • Forerunner® 255 Music Forerunner® 255 Music
  • Forerunner® 255S Forerunner® 255S
  • Forerunner® 255S Music Forerunner® 255S Music
  • Forerunner® 265 Forerunner® 265
  • Forerunner® 265S Forerunner® 265S
  • Forerunner® 55 Forerunner® 55
  • Forerunner® 630 Forerunner® 630
  • Forerunner® 645 Forerunner® 645
  • Forerunner® 645 Music Forerunner® 645 Music
  • Forerunner® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • Forerunner® 745 Forerunner® 745
  • Forerunner® 920XT Forerunner® 920XT
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • Forerunner® 945 Forerunner® 945
  • Forerunner® 945 LTE Forerunner® 945 LTE
  • Forerunner® 955 Forerunner® 955, Forerunner® 955 Solar
  • Forerunner® 965 Forerunner® 965
  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3, quatix® 3, tactix® Bravo
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5, quatix® 5
  • fēnix® 5 Plus fēnix® 5 Plus
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5S Plus fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X, tactix® Charlie
  • fēnix® 5X Plus fēnix® 5X Plus
  • fēnix® 6 fēnix® 6
  • fēnix® 6 Dual Power fēnix® 6 Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6 Pro fēnix® 6 Pro, fēnix® 6 Sapphire
  • fēnix® 6 Pro Dual Power fēnix® 6 Pro Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6 Pro Solar fēnix® 6 Pro Solar
  • fēnix® 6 Solar fēnix® 6 Solar
  • fēnix® 6S fēnix® 6S
  • fēnix® 6S Dual Power fēnix® 6S Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6S Pro fēnix® 6S Pro, fēnix® 6S Sapphire
  • fēnix® 6S Pro Dual Power fēnix® 6S Pro Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6S Pro Solar fēnix® 6S Pro Solar
  • fēnix® 6S Solar fēnix® 6S Solar
  • fēnix® 6X Pro fēnix® 6X Pro, fēnix® 6X Sapphire, fēnix® 6X Pro Solar, tactix® Delta Sapphire, quatix® 6X Solar, tactix® Delta Solar, tactix® Delta Solar Ballistics
  • fēnix® 7 fēnix® 7, quatix® 7
  • fēnix® 7S fēnix® 7S
  • fēnix® 7X fēnix® 7X, quatix® 7X – Solar Edition
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • Instinct® 2 Instinct® 2, Instinct® 2 - Camo Edition, Instinct® 2 Solar - Tactical Edition, Instinct® 2 Solar - Surf Edition, Instinct® 2 - dēzl™ Edition
  • Instinct® 2S Instinct® 2S, Instinct® 2S - Camo Edition, Instinct® 2S Solar - Tactical Edition, Instinct® 2S Solar - Surf Edition, Instinct® 2S - dēzl™ Edition
  • Instinct® 2X Instinct® 2X
  • MARQ™ (Gen 2) MARQ™ (Gen 2)
  • MARQ™ Adventurer MARQ™ Adventurer
  • MARQ™ Athlete MARQ™ Athlete
  • MARQ™ Aviator MARQ™ Aviator
  • MARQ™ Aviator (Gen 2) MARQ™ Aviator (Gen 2)
  • MARQ™ Captain MARQ™ Captain, MARQ™ Captain: American Magic Edition
  • MARQ™ Commander MARQ™ Commander
  • MARQ™ Driver MARQ™ Driver
  • MARQ™ Expedition MARQ™ Expedition
  • MARQ™ Golfer MARQ™ Golfer
  • Mercedes-Benz Venu® Mercedes-Benz Venu®
  • Mercedes-Benz Venu® 2 Mercedes-Benz Venu® 2
  • Mercedes-Benz Venu® 2S Mercedes-Benz Venu® 2S
  • quatix® 6 quatix® 6
  • quatix® 6X quatix® 6X, quatix® 6X Solar, quatix® 6X Dual Power
  • Rey™ Rey™
  • tactix® 7 tactix® 7, tactix® 7 – Pro Ballistics Edition, tactix® 7 – Pro Edition
  • Venu® Venu®
  • Venu® 2 Venu® 2
  • Venu® 2 Plus Venu® 2 Plus
  • Venu® 2S Venu® 2S
  • Venu® Sq. Venu® Sq.
  • Venu® Sq. 2 Venu® Sq. 2
  • Venu® Sq. 2 Music Venu® Sq. 2 Music
  • Venu® Sq. Music Venu® Sq. Music
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
  • vívoactive® 4 vívoactive® 4, GarminActive
  • vívoactive® 4S vívoactive® 4S, GarminActive S
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (1,386 Ratings)

August 31, 2022 | Version V3.5.0074

Do you have background map for Forerunner 55 in Periumn version?

Developer Reply
September 1, 2022, mappicus

Please contact us at [email protected] and we'd be delighted to help you troubleshoot your issue. (We might not spot a tech support question within a review here for a few days, but we respond very promptly to emails.) Yes the “background maps” feature is available on the Forerunner 55 although be aware that they might not look fabulous with that watch’s limited screen. We offer a money back guarantee on Premium so you can try it without risk.

Rok Rok
August 21, 2022 | Version V3.5.0074

Is possible in android app "create quick route" split on more suactivities like roadbike, MTB, treking ride. Now is search likely on Treking mode gravel roads. support u!

Developer Reply
August 22, 2022, mappicus

Please contact us at [email protected] and we'd be delighted to help you troubleshoot your issue. (We might not spot a tech support question within a review here for a few days, but we respond very promptly to emails.) I highly recommend using the (mobile-friendly) website for route planning. The dwMap Premium Companion phone apps are only intended for a couple of tiny use cases, and they are unnecessary and not recommended for general use.

Siyami Altunbaş
August 16, 2022 | Version V3.5.0074

Best garmin app

Olivier Chauvin
August 13, 2022 | Version V3.5.0074

Une application très fluide, utile et qui apporte un vrai plus à ma Garmin Venu. L'installation et le fonctionnement sont parfaitement détaillées sur le site. C'est si pratique que j'envisage de passer à la version Premium ! Merci beaucoup et bravo !

Andres H💛art
August 10, 2022 | Version V3.5.0074

Support top notch! Having an issue with my account and was resolved quickly

Hans Damman
August 3, 2022 | Version V3.5.0074

Allows me to have functioning trail maps on my Garmin Forerunner 245. Great for both running & hiking. Customer support was prompt and helpful.

Molnár Attila
July 24, 2022 | Version V3.5.0074

The app is great, I only miss the activity walking. That would be fine, when I just walk in a city, and not hike. I know later it can be changed, but it not very convinient.

Anirudha Kumar Sahu
July 19, 2022 | Version V3.5.0074

I am having issues with payment

Developer Reply
July 20, 2022, mappicus

Please contact us at [email protected] and we'd be delighted to help you troubleshoot your issue. (We might not spot a tech support question within a review here for a few days, but we respond very promptly to emails.) For the Premium upgrade option we accept all major credit cards and Paypal.

July 16, 2022 | Version V3.5.0074

Do you have Back ground maps for Instinct 2 in premium version? Thanks.

Developer Reply
July 19, 2022, mappicus

Niki, sorry no, the "background maps" are not supported on the Instinct 2, as it does not give apps enough memory for that feature. Since the screen on that watch is of low resolution and quite small I do not think it would look good or be legible even if it was possible. All other Premium features are supported on that watch though, including turn-by-turn notifications and the real-time weather data field.

Scott McKenzie
July 15, 2022 | Version V3.5.0074

Impressed not only with the app but even more, the customer service. I had an issue with payment for premium and it was taken care of promptly. Kudos!

July 12, 2022 | Version V3.5.0074

Excellente application!!! Permet de créer ses parcours sur le site DWmap puis de les transférer sur sa montre grâce à l' application . Fond de carte avec la version premium ( entre autre) Excellent service après-vente très réactif. ++++++

July 9, 2022 | Version V3.5.0074

Non mi da la possibilità di installate app

Developer Reply
July 9, 2022, mappicus

Roberto, ti preghiamo di contattarci all'indirizzo [email protected] e saremo lieti di aiutarti a risolvere il tuo problema. (Potremmo non individuare una domanda di supporto tecnico all'interno di una recensione qui per alcuni giorni, ma rispondiamo molto prontamente alle e-mail.) Consulta anche la guida introduttiva nel nostro Centro assistenza all'indirizzo

Benjamin Buter Petersen
July 1, 2022 | Version V3.5.0074

Unfortunately works poorly with instinct 2. I even purchased premium, however seems it was not created for this watch.

Developer Reply
July 1, 2022, mappicus

Benjamin, please contact us at [email protected] and we'd be delighted to help you troubleshoot your issue. (We might not spot a tech support question within a review here for a few days, but we respond very promptly to emails.) We'd love to get your specific feedback on the dwMap running on the Instinct 2. That watch has a very low screen resolution, and there is only so much we can do to make dwMap work well on within that limitation.

July 1, 2022 | Version V3.5.0074

Updated. My goto app for running / directions.Dev was very helpful / responsive with issues on my watch. Figured it out and happily all smooth now. Highly recommend and to support dev.

June 20, 2022 | Version V3.5.0073

As a vivoactive user which doesn’t have course info, this is a great app for getting a course on your watch as a datafield (mapField) or via the activity app (dwMap). Good for the occasional new route. The upgrade to background maps was worth it for more city-based runs. Would be nice to be able to turn the navigation page off to just switch between map and stats ;)

June 19, 2022 | Version V3.5.0073

I've been using dwMap for a few years now and it's perfect for my Vivoactive 4. I'm using it both for hiking or city sightseeing. Loading a gpx route is easy (although you do have to use their web page) and it syncs almost immediately to the watch. I bought the life time license almost immediately after I've tried it out. Highly recommended if you're looking for a simple app that displays a gpx route on your watch.

June 18, 2022 | Version V3.5.0073

Hi, the app it's great. Just I have one issue with my venue 2, I did a run and my activity saved it under the run profile, all units are set up to KM, in the app, watch and phone. The activity in the connect app shows the total distance in km, during the run I also saw on the watch km, but the splits in the connect app are in miles, all 1,6. It's a bit frustrating. Is it a bug? or I'm doing something wrong? And the second question, is there a chance to choose the run profile?/I mean instead of running, for example, a trial run? Thank you!

Developer Reply
June 20, 2022, mappicus

Lukasz, please contact us at [email protected] and we'd be delighted to help you troubleshoot your issue. (We might not spot a tech support question within a review here for a few days, but we respond very promptly to emails.)

June 15, 2022 | Version V3.5.0073

This is not the map app. It also forces you to create an account and enter the code, to finally show you only compass arrow... Total waste of time.

Developer Reply
June 16, 2022, mappicus

Jakub, please contact us at [email protected] and we'd be delighted to help you troubleshoot your issue. (We might not spot a tech support question within a review here for a few days, but we respond very promptly to emails.) The dwMap app most definitely shows far more than just a compass arrow! Please also see the Get Started guide in our Help Center at

June 5, 2022 | Version V3.5.0073

那岐ピークスで使ってみました。 完璧です!このアプリサイコー

Alberto Dolcetta
June 4, 2022 | Version V3.5.0073

Amazing app! Works really really well expect for some minor bugs. Super easy to use and customize. Very precise and well worth the pro version. Too bad the phone is needed for map background.

May 22, 2022 | Version V3.5.0072

Beste Navigationsapp zum Fahrradfahren und Wandern. Nutze die Pro Version seit Jahren und bin absolut zufrieden. Da kommt keine andere App im Store heran.

Thomas Montana
May 7, 2022 | Version V3.5.0072

Le mode Premium permet d'avoir une cartographie et un suivi de l'itinéraire et plusieurs autres possibilités. Ça a transformé ma Fenix 6 en Fenix 6 pro !! Thank you !

Rosie Warnett
May 1, 2022 | Version V3.5.0072

Excellent customer service from Marcus sorting out a glitch

Alberto Dolcetta
April 25, 2022 | Version V3.5.0072

Amazing. Drains a bit of battery but work really really well and allows to leave the phone home when trail running

Roger Cox
April 19, 2022 | Version V3.5.0072

This is a great app. I’ve been using it for about 3 years with my Garmin Vivoactive 3… a fairly basic Watch.. but installing dwMap really upgrades the mapping functionality! Once you’ve selected your route, the prompts on the watch allow you to follow the route as accurately as GPS will allow! As they say, what’s not to like! Thank you Marcus for continuing to develop and support this app!