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Squash Lite

Description

This watch app tracks squash activity (time, heartrate, steps, calories). </p><p>Same button starts/stops the activity. (on touch screen watches tap the screen, on Fenix, use the top right button)</p><p></p><p>https://paypal.me/hurleyn?locale.x=en_US if you want to show some financial appreciation</p><p></p><p>This app has been completely rewritten as of July 2021.</p><p></p><p>The aim was to create a simple tracker and display of heartrate and time etc. This has been developed mainly with Vivoactive3 and Fenix in mind.

What’s New

Complete code rewrite and added support for a bunch of other devices. (latest addition is support for Descent watches)

Additional Information

Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • Descent™ MK2 Descent™ MK2, Descent™MK2i
  • Descent™ Mk2S Descent™ Mk2S
  • Enduro™ Enduro™
  • 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® 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
  • 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 Ballisitcs
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • Mercedes-Benz Venu® Mercedes-Benz Venu®
  • quatix® 6 quatix® 6
  • quatix® 6X quatix® 6X, quatix® 6X Solar, quatix® 6X Dual Power
  • Venu® Venu®
  • Venu® 2 Venu® 2
  • Venu® 2S Venu® 2S
  • Venu® Sq. Venu® Sq.
  • 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: (50 Ratings)

Tim
October 6, 2021 | Version v4.1

Accidentally stopped the session by touching the screen and discarded the info, it never used to do this, please revert back to button press for start and stop.

Taco Vree
October 1, 2021 | Version v4.1

Same experience for me as for other users: the active touch screen when the app is running makes it often halting when not expected. Please block the touch screen and use the side button to get the menu up. I do not care about steps measurement and distance as that cannot be reliable at squash, unless you use some instrument attached to your shoes. It would be nice though if you could color code the heart rate based on the set ranges. I use reading glasses and cannot read the heart rate, but a color would be helpful.

William Hamer
September 28, 2021 | Version v4.1

I really liked the app but the new version is not working for me. I really need the start/stop button back. during the game it happens a lot you accidentally tap the screen and it stops. please change it back. I have the vivoactive 4.

Kostas
September 9, 2021 | Version v4.1

The old version was better. The new version does not show the distance you have covered while playing sqaush. The steps do not appear in the training and the app.

Developer Reply
September 10, 2021, NiallHurley

Thanks for the feedback - I removed them as many reviewers were upset at the step count and the distance (both of which are measured by Garmin - not by the app). I'll investigate adding the steps/distance back in to the app but will likely keep them off the watch screen

Michał P
August 15, 2021 | Version v4.1

Well done. Everything works as it should. It looks just the way I want it to.

Luca
July 31, 2021 | Version v4.1

Aggiornata di recente è diventata only touch. Risultato non funziona più perché le gocce di sudore finiscono sullo schermo e vengono percepite come comandi cancellando, interrompendo o salvando l’attività. Torniamo alla versione funzionante con i tasti laterali dell orologio!!!

Developer Reply
September 10, 2021, NiallHurley

that's a good point! perhaps i should go back to the buttons rather than the touch screen...

Philip Stander
June 30, 2021 | Version v2.4.1

Trying app out first time today. So cannot rate yet for performance. Would be nice to have option to change to metric units: kg, km

NPB42
June 9, 2021 | Version v2.4.1

HR seems fine on 735XT, in line with other squash apps. Main issue is the app data only takes up about 1/3 of screen, towards top left. The time is too small to be readable. Any chance of configuring this to fill screens of different dimensions, please?

Wayne Barton
February 11, 2021 | Version v2.4.1

Doesnt work on vivo4 just locks up and sits there

dr. Janis
January 21, 2021 | Version v2.4.1

Many things work pretty good I this App, but the distance and average speed calculation are very strange. In my one hour squash practice I make average 4000 steps, but the distance in this App is around 400 m. How it is possible? If my steps are at least one foot long, the distance is much longer. But we make longer steps in squash game than one foot.

jonny5chins
December 27, 2020 | Version v2.4.1

I liked the ease of use, not sure how accurate distance is, but as long as it's consistent analysis doesn't matter. it shows up as tennis when uploading to trainingpeaks, is there a way to edit the app so it shows as squash, does it link to the footpod to calculate distance?

Sergo
October 25, 2020 | Version v2.4.1

Hi! Well done, the application does what it takes. It worked for me for about a year, and a month ago it stopped after about five minutes. I installed all the updates and tried deleting and reinstalling. Can I try to work some more? Greeting

Duarte
October 12, 2020 | Version v2.4.1

Crap! Unfortunately doesn’t work! Does not count anything right!! Distance wrong, steps wrong and calories wrong.

Elmer
September 25, 2020 | Version v2.4.1

Well done! Most perfect activity for squash, after trying cardio, run, indoor run, yard work, rugby, track, soft ball etc. I understand the API is limited hence the distance being way out, really think Garmin can fix the distance vs steps but again, very impressed with the app!!!

Kevin Grunewald
September 11, 2020 | Version v2.4.1

What a rubbish app. DON'T DO IT! It calculates the distance run, heart rate and calories completely wrong. I played an hour of squash, it said I had run 100m, burned 200 calories and my max heart rate was 110. Used the cardio function the next time, Max HR 170 and calories 600.

Catalin A.
September 7, 2020 | Version v2.4.1

It's counting some distance wrong. The results report looks awful.. Strava reads it as a ride..

vervoort Laurent
August 1, 2020 | Version v2.4.1

Le calcul de distance parcourue est vraiment nul 2000 pas et seulement 70m

Erik vd Marel
March 2, 2020 | Version v2.4.1

Hi Niall, I'm trying to get a more accurate activity tracker for squash and I haven't tried this one tbh. But do you know if there will be an option to use the number of steps to measure the distance?

Piotr Waciak
March 1, 2020 | Version v2.4.1

Hi, it is probably only one squash app for garmin, it would better if distance was calculated from steps and not from gps, calories are rather for tennis, it would be better takie calories from fitnes exercises, but thanks for that what we have

Myles A Brown
February 25, 2020 | Version v2.4.1

I really like this app. After trying a few few of the different stock apps to track my squash I downloaded this one and other than the slight issue with the distance it seems to work really well.

Lee Burton
February 24, 2020 | Version v2.4.1

I really like the app actually but I think there must be a way to accurately tell the distance done in a session. There’s no way I only covered .07 of a mile in an hour session.

Developer Reply
February 24, 2020, NiallHurley

unfortunately it's using the GPS to try estimate the distance... a known problem that i'm hoping to get some time to address in the near future

Christian Gradolf
February 22, 2020 | Version v2.4.1

Totally unrealistic data measurement

Developer Reply
February 24, 2020, NiallHurley

Hope you enjoyed this free app. Feedback much appreciated.

Philippe Gignier
February 18, 2020 | Version v2.4.1

Testing with a cardio belt on Vivo4 the wrist HR measure depends a lot on the activity as Garmin uses different HR algorithms. If you can use the Cardio one for the app it would work better for Squash

Developer Reply
February 24, 2020, NiallHurley

good tip - will investigate

Ania
January 2, 2020 | Version v2.4.1

Unfortunetaly it doesn't work well. Measurment of calories is wrong. It ' s impossible, that I had burned only 190 kcal on my 1 hour lasting training. Also it cut some data and I can' t see the hours.

Developer Reply
February 24, 2020, NiallHurley

I hear you! the calories info is supplied by Garmin and is likely so wrong because the device thinks you're playing tennis, not squash. There's no option to set the Garmin API to interpret the activity as squash... I might look into fixing this in the future though

Leezy01
November 8, 2019 | Version v2.4.1

Same problem as oyhers , heart rate doesnt read correctly. Swapped over to aerobic setting and heart rate was accurate. Theres something wrong with the app.

Developer Reply
February 24, 2020, NiallHurley

Heartrate measurement is a device issue - not the app's fault! I promise! :) Where's this 'aerobic' setting? I don't see that on my device

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