August 2, 2020 | Version 3.2
New review after second try.
Fenix 6X sensor is quite picky how it counts steps.
Floors were quite right when comparing to stair machine. Hands have to move beside body to count steps correctly.
Too bad the stair machine has too little space to move hands like normally going stairs upwards.
So app has no problems but how watch regocnizes steps on stair machine.
June 9, 2020 | Version 3.2
I have a few doubts. 1. I have logged an activity but the minimum and maximum height value is the same when the information is transferred to Garmin Connect. It is normal? It is a data that would be very interesting to obtain. 2. Is it convenient to stop the application when descending stairs and resume when climbing stairs again? 3. Outdoors with GPS on, should it be more accurate? Thank you
April 22, 2020 | Version 3.1.1
I like this app. But it shuts off a 7 or 10 minutes. I do like 45 minutes on my stepper. I wish it would do as long as I work out.
April 8, 2020 | Version 3.1.1
I’ve had this app for a couple years and it’s always seemed pretty accurate but the calorie counter algorithm seems to be off. It’s not a deal breaker but it would be nice if it was some what close, 45min avg HR 138 and Cal 96............?
April 7, 2020 | Version 3.1.1
Tengo 20 escalones de 20cm .como la configuro para que coincidan los pisos subidos?
February 28, 2020 | Version 3.1.1
Dir Stockwerke und die Geschwindigkeit werden richtig gezählt. Die Schritte werden jedoch doppelt angezeigt.
February 26, 2020 | Version 3.1.1
Works great and very accurate. I wish the floors climbed would show up on garmin devices under the stairs screen. It would be nice to hit all my goals but I have no stairs readily available. With that being said I found this app very accurate and easy to purchase and set upset up. Thank you
January 24, 2020 | Version 3.1.1
I tried this app on a StepMaster machine and it did not count the climbed stairs. I thought it worked on this type of machine. Did the app need a specific settings ?
January 25, 2020, f3b
Nessa, the app does count steps and stairs but due to Garmin Policy CIQ apps cannot Write(modify) the Activity Tracking Floors or Steps features. The app provides the Floors and Steps in the IQ Stats sections of Connect.
January 18, 2020 | Version 3.1.1
2 weeks now. It does not count floors at all. I do actual stairs with no handrails. I can spend 40 minutes going up and down 100 flights of stairs and all it will record is time and HR.
January 18, 2020, f3b
Andrew, due to Garmin Policy CIQ apps cannot modify the Activity Tracking Floors or Steps features. The app provides the Floors and Steps in the IQ Stats sections of Connect.
October 27, 2019 | Version 2.16.0
It is a good app but the unlock is for 4 years. It is somewhere in the small print. I think this should be clearer.
October 19, 2019 | Version 2.16.0
This app works perfctly for stair stepper, great job!
Anyway i would like to know if in your opinion the app could influence the amount of daily steps? Since when i used the app i found an exaggerated number of steps
August 31, 2019 | Version 2.15
I've done an update on this app and now it no longer picks up my HR strap and also doesn't count the floors correctly, I do not hold onto the side and its tells me in walk 400 plus floors every time and I do nowhere near this .. bit disappointed as I cant see any options now to correct this!.. it also doesn't send the floor counted over to Garmin app
August 30, 2019 | Version 2.15
I used the trial version with my Lifefitness powermill. It does not show me floor climbed and the steps on the MK1 watch I have is not registering when I activate the activity... if I buy the full ver
August 28, 2019 | Version 2.15
Ah. That app. I like stairs
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.
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.
August 7, 2019, f3b
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.
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?
July 30, 2019, f3b
Thanks for reviewing, that a is the All Applications price. There is another option for individual apps
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.
July 30, 2019, f3b
Anders thanks for reviewing, if you could contact me directly. I maybe able to refine the application for box step-ups.
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.
June 5, 2019, f3b
Thank for reviewing.
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.
April 17, 2019, f3b
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?
February 24, 2019, f3b
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.
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.
February 6, 2019 | Version 2.8
Works fine on my Fenix 3 with HR belt. Perfect support.
February 14, 2019, f3b
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.
January 25, 2019, f3b
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!!!!
October 30, 2018, f3b
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.
October 22, 2018 | Version 2.7
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?
October 22, 2018, f3b
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.