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StairStepper+

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2019 Connect IQ Developer of the Year</p><p>This is a Premium application for $2 USD, and the free version is time limited.</p><p>Our Garmin watches needed support for the 5th most popular cardio machine, the StairStepper+ App provides real time data and posts Stair Climbing data to connect web or app. Works with Steppers and Climbers, and for indoor/outdoor Stair and Hill workouts.</p><p></p><p>Please Read the entire description before using, Click the "More" link to expand this information page.</p>

What’s New

To purchase for $2 USD +paypal fee for the unlock code : (Codes are provided after payment, so no wait!)</p><p>Purchase: https://www.fbbbrown.com/garmin-connect-iq/</p><p>StairStepper+ Help: https://www.fbbbrown.com/garmin-connect-iq/help_faq/#stair</p><p>INSTALL CODE: https://www.fbbbrown.com/garmin-connect-iq/help_faq/</p><p>FAQ: https://www.fbbbrown.com/garmin-connect-iq/help_faq/#trouble</p><p></p>

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This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
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  • Record additional information into activity files
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Average Rating: (63 Ratings)

Patrice
August 11, 2019 | Version 2.15

Very good app. I use it to climb stairs and also to work out on a stepper machine, with my Fenix 3 HR + HRM RUN belt. Only issue : Floor per Minute IQ does not work, it shows only a straight line steadily increasing from 0 to 2 flr/min. One suggestion for future version : to be able to set up the selection Indoor / Outdoor and GPS On/Off available on the watch itself, rather than only via the Garmin Express or Mobile settings. And to have this selection appearing in the Garmin Connect activity stats.

Bobby Nabeyama
August 7, 2019 | Version 2.15

This app has lots of potential including the feedback from all the data fields. However, just as others have mentioned there's no data on floors completed in Garmin Connect. Also, there's no distance completed in the data fields. The floors per minute did not work. Also, the floors completed in the data field does not match the StairMaster at all. There is a huge discrepancy. Is there a way to calibrate? I wish this app was better.

Developer Reply
August 7, 2019, fbbbrown

Sorry you did not get the results on your first try. Yes there is a steps/floor calibration in the settings and will make your watch match the machine. The stairsteper app uses cadence to determine floor and floor rate. If you do not have a footpod or HRM with cadence, the cadence will come from the watch. This means the watch needs some movement to register cadence. With a HRM w/cadence and calibration, results are near 99% accurate every time on the stepper. As for the Activity Tracking “Floors Climbed”, us CIQ developers cannot write these values Garmin Policy ☹. This including daily step totals, total floor, VO2, etc. I do provide the floors climbed in the IQ stats section of your save activity.

Jason Rawlings
July 29, 2019 | Version v2.14

The price on Garmin IQ for the Stairstepper+ app is US$2, but the unlock code site shows US$5.50. Am I missing something?

Developer Reply
July 30, 2019, fbbbrown

Thanks for reviewing, that a is the All Applications price. There is another option for individual apps

Anders Landberg
July 18, 2019 | Version 2.12

I have been testing this with a Fenix 5x and a heart rate monitor HRM-TRI, counting box step ups. It does not work. Different counts each time I try, and has a too low limit for step height.

Developer Reply
July 30, 2019, fbbbrown

Anders thanks for reviewing, if you could contact me directly. I maybe able to refine the application for box step-ups.

Andrew Boyling
May 31, 2019 | Version 2.12

Programme seems pretty good. If using foot pod it doesn't account for the steps of the other foot. I'll see if my bike cadence sensor in my shoe works better. The floors per minute graph on the android connect app doesn't work properly. It displays similar to cumulative steps ie inclined line but x axis incorrect.

Developer Reply
June 5, 2019, fbbbrown

Thank for reviewing.

Ray Heck
April 17, 2019 | Version 2.11.0

I downloaded the ap a couple weeks ago to Forerunner 645 Music and unlocked. Using the recommended strap. I typically stair master for 60 minutes, but frequently use longer. The 2 times I went 90 minutes the program froze at 1:20 minutes. Each time I had to do a hard reset and lost the data. Is the ap only designed to work for 60 minutes? I saw there is a new version and I just downloaded. Maybe there’s a fix there. Please advise.

Developer Reply
April 17, 2019, fbbbrown

Thanks for reviewing, it is best to contact me directly for questions of this nature. Once unlocked there should be no limitations. I will investigate this, contact me directly you experience the again so I can correct the problem.

🇵🇱 Krystian Świetlik 🇵🇱
February 24, 2019 | Version 2.9

Settings in GC App disappeard - why? I tried to reinstall app and had the same situation. I managed only to put activation code and it works, but next try to change settings in GC App is not possible, there is only Uninstall and Show in store options. Next question - is there any possibillity to edit qty of floors?

Developer Reply
February 24, 2019, fbbbrown

Thanks for the review. This is a new Android Connect bug :( I had another user find a work around here is a link what to do.  Hopefully Garmin will fix soon. https://www.fbbbrown.com/settings-menu-is-missing-in-connect-bug/   The other option is to use Garmin Express until Garmin fixes the Android Connect App. I suggest to leaving a post so this gets addressed quickly. The Connect developers are usually quite responsive. Here is the forum post listing this new bug. https://forums.garmin.com/forum/into-sports/garmin-connect-mobile-application/garmin-connect-mobile-android/1433951-no-settings-option-or-version-info-for-apps-installed-on-watch.

Peter R
February 6, 2019 | Version 2.8

Works fine on my Fenix ​​3 with HR belt. Perfect support.

Developer Reply
February 14, 2019, fbbbrown

Thanks Peter!

Seanbah999
January 12, 2019 | Version 2.7

With a few adjustments in settings, This app works perfect using the Chest HRM-RUN. The floors and steps were right on. I got the bundle and made my watch what I needed.

Developer Reply
January 25, 2019, fbbbrown

thanks

Mahdi
October 27, 2018 | Version 2.7

Ich fange mein Stair_Stepper Training an und in erste 5 Minute zeigt das Gerät mein HF 40% weniger. Sehr Schlecht!!!!

Developer Reply
October 30, 2018, fbbbrown

Es tut uns leid, dass Sie einige Probleme haben, aber die Stepper-App erfordert eine Kalibrierung. Verwendet auch Cadence oder Steps, um Etagen zu erstellen, die geklettert sind, daher wird ein Footpod oder Chest HRM benötigt. Wenn Sie nur wachen, muss sich der Zeiger der Uhr bewegen, um die Etagen zu zählen. .... . Sorry your having some porblems, but the stair stepper app requires calibration. Also uses Cadence or Steps to generate floors climbed, therefore a footpod or Chest HRM is required. If watch only, the watch hand must move to count floors.

Daniel
October 22, 2018 | Version 2.7

Hello, I am a bit disappointed. It is not even counting the floors. A sprint 7 floors up indpors un 40 seconds, it gives me 1 floor and 5 calories. Is there an additional setup?

Developer Reply
October 22, 2018, fbbbrown

sorry your having some troubles. the app uses cadence to measure floors, so the use of a footpod or HRM-RUM will improve accuracy. I suggest using the setting indoor/GPS OFF.

KLeonRN
October 13, 2018 | Version 2.7

So I tried using this app with my Garmin 5s. I spent the money (it’s $1.29 all in all) and was very excited to start to train on the stair climber at the gym for an upcoming event involving climbing stairs for a cause at one of Miami’s high rises. I can’t get it to count steps however. When I contacted Garmin about it, turns out that I will need either the foot pod or the hrm run. Wish I would have known this before. That’s kind of a let down. So now I’m just trying to figure out which of these will work. When I contacted the developer by email, they haven’t responded. Come on guys, don’t create an app for a big company like Garmin and slack off - give me some support here!

Developer Reply
October 22, 2018, fbbbrown

thanks for the review. I respond to 100% of emails please use the Contact Developer Link on the App page. this app will work with the watch only, a foot pod and the HRM-RUN, with best accuracy with the HRM-run

Hilmi Yiğit
September 26, 2018 | Version 2.7

I was using 10 minute trials, wished to purchase Stairstepper, but in 'PayPal without account' option, there was no "Turkey" country option. Not able to proceed! As I am not able to use full version, my evaluation is only 'Okay'. Regards

Developer Reply
October 22, 2018, fbbbrown

contact me directly and i will get you an option.

Blake Penson
September 21, 2018 | Version 2.7

Seems very good and fairly accurate compared to the indoor Powermill stats when wearing chest HRM. For me the most important metric is vertical ascent so there should be a setting for 'Step Up Height' in the settings so a data screen can show total vertical ascent in metres/feet on one of the data screens.

Developer Reply
October 22, 2018, fbbbrown

thanks for the review, i will add this request.

James Lai
August 16, 2018 | Version 2.7

I used this CIQ app together with my 735XT + RD pod + Footpod, I found that that it is very accurate when step per minute is over 78, if SPM is lover than that the number will just run wild. Without footpod and RD pod, you gotta move your arm for it to work. With footpod or RD pod alone, it is not accurate too. Wish list: I hope the steps I climb while I am using this app can be included into Garmin's activity steps. Meanwhile it doesn't.

Developer Reply
September 8, 2018, fbbbrown

Thanks for the review, I found the chest HRM Run provide near perfect results. The foot Strike sensor requires the running motion and stepping is close but not perfect, so your results are normal. Try the Chest HRM with cadence support you will be very happy.

Lalo Leal
July 5, 2018 | Version 2.7

The app need more cordination or more exact about calories, because 30 min training and only 44 cal and the machine show 380 something is wrong , please check this and make a actualization! !

Developer Reply
July 17, 2018, fbbbrown

thanks for the review. Be sure your watch is tight, Garmin uses a Heart Rate based calorie count, so the use of optical heart sensor could lower the actual calories if not properly fitted.

RonRes
June 21, 2018 | Version 2.6

Great app. Using with Garmin Forerunner 920XT and HR strap. Tracks floors climbed and HR well, but calories burned is about half what my stair Machine or the MyFitnessPal app shows. I did 45 min today and this app shows 220 calores burned but stairclimber and other fitness apps show 450 to 500. Is there a setting I'm missing?

Developer Reply
July 17, 2018, fbbbrown

thanks for the review. the calorie count on the machine is typically for a male 150 not in shape. Garmin uses a Heart Rate based calorie count, so the use of optical heart sensor could lower the actual calories, I suggest using a HRM

Mads Pedersen
June 13, 2018 | Version 2.6

Have not downloaded this app yet.. Have one question before i do: Is it possible to add amounts of step manually?

Developer Reply
June 14, 2018, fbbbrown

thanks for the review. No, I cannot add manual steps.

John Turkstra
March 6, 2018 | Version 2.1.0

This guy went way above and beyond. Great service. He replies very fast with my user error problems.

Developer Reply
March 12, 2018, fbbbrown

John, thanks!

Matt Johnson
March 4, 2018 | Version 2.1.0

I was using the HRM-tri and by the time I hit 35 floors it was already 10 behind

Developer Reply
March 4, 2018, fbbbrown

Thanks for the review, but calibration is necessary for the app to match your stepper. I suggect to lower the ‘Steps per Floor’ setting in configuration. This can be done at the watch (long press the main menu) or at the connect app configuration settings.

davebain1
February 19, 2018 | Version 2.1.0

Appears OK but no stair counting will this work with a TICKR X hrm?

Developer Reply
February 23, 2018, fbbbrown

Thanks for the review, it will work with the wahoo tickrx but you will have better results with a garmin hrm-run(red)z

Sean Goodrich
February 7, 2018 | Version 2.1.0

If I have to move my arms what is the point of the foot pod? Even when I move my arms it only counts some of the steps.

Developer Reply
February 8, 2018, fbbbrown

Thanks for your review, the foot pod works but the motion foot strike of a step is not the best. I found the HRM-run gives near prefect results. Here is my last stair master activity with HRM-RUN https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2474267595

Ashley Sullivan
February 3, 2018 | Version 2.1.0

All these apps by fbbbrown are excellent. They are well made and fill in some of the "missing" apps on my Fenix 3 that were on my Vivoactive 3. The developer responds promptly with any problems or requests. This is a first class app and I'm very pleased with my purchase.

Michael Dreslik
February 1, 2018 | Version 2.1.0

I just got this app and I am extremely disappointed and will br asking for a refund. First off, when you buy the app it is not $0.99 but rather $1.29, there is a $0.30 "delivery" charge shadily added on. Second, it does not record heart rate appropriately and had mine pretty messed up from a 30 min bout. Thus my estimated cals are messed up. That is ok, i got good notes of my heart rate and cals from the machine so I can edit right? Wrong, unlike other apps for some reason you can not edit the data. Like I said, I am disappointed and want a refund.

Developer Reply
February 1, 2018, fbbbrown

Sorry you feel this way but if you are using optical heartrate the wrist movement will reduce the heart rate accuracy in all apps. This can be remedy by wearing a chest hrm. Using the watch alone the watch has to move to generate steps if you’re holding the machine, how can the watck (or an app) detect movement? Basing calories from a machine that doesnt account for gender, weight, height, heart rate and athletic ability is crazy. The machines increase the calorie values for marketing so you feel happy, but they are never correct. As for the paypal fee that a paypal thing i’m not happy about either. As for editing, no one cannot edit the data you mentioned from all apps (including fb3 apps). I will refund but i suggest getting a hrm-run(red) and all if your result will be accurate.

Kyle Hillier
January 31, 2018 | Version 2.0.4

just got this app. managed to get the app onto the watch. When I click on the app it gives me the (IQ!). Cant seem to figure out why this is doing this. tried resetting watch and still nothing. Little frustrating

Developer Reply
January 31, 2018, fbbbrown

Sorry your having an issue, please contact me using the Contact Developer.

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