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[GARMIN DISCLAIMER] WARNING: The app is intended only as an in-flight aid and should not be used as a primary information source. If the app contains a barometric altimeter, it will not function in a pressurized aircraft and should not be used in a pressurized aircraft.</p><p></p><p>[DEVELOPER DISCLAIMER] This software is developed on my free time and provided to the Garmin community (for free) on a best-effort basis. Please read its description and usage manual fully before contacting me.</p>

What’s New</p><p></p><p>SUMMARY:</p><p>1.4: grace period</p><p>1.3: internal logbook and height reference</p><p>1.2: use raw barometric pressure and internal altitude derivation</p><p>1.1: targeting CIQ 2.4.0

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • Record additional information into activity files
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • D2™ Charlie D2™ Charlie
  • Enduro™ 2 Enduro™ 2
  • fēnix® 7X fēnix® 7X, quatix® 7X – Solar Edition
  • tactix® 7 tactix® 7, tactix® 7 – Pro Ballistics Edition, tactix® 7 – Pro Edition
Average Rating: (10 Ratings)

Sebastian Curiel Giangiacomo
October 30, 2022 | Version 1.4.20220626a

Hi! The app is absolutely great if you learn how to use it. In the beginning it´s a rough starts since it is a complicated app to use, but once you get the hang of it you can really use it as an in-flight tool. My only problem so far is that when I export the GPX files I cannot seem to find data for my altitud. Basically It just exports my track on the x and y axis, but not on the z. If you have any solution for this it would be great. Thank you!

June 9, 2021 | Version 1.4.20200710a

Hi! I have already tested the app in-flight on my Fenix 5X and it works great! Actually, it seems to be the best glider app on connectIQ, at the moment. Since I'm using the app for paragliding and I believe that it fits perfectly to paragliding as well, I'd highly appreciate if you added an option to control the Auto Activity speed limit. Right now it seems it only works for glider take off speeds, so I have to start my activity manually. For safety reasons, I think it would be better to not have "messing with my watch" in my take-off checklist. Adding an option to set a lower speed limit will fix this issue and I would be very gratefull if you do so. Thank you in advance and once again your app is great!

Developer Reply
January 30, 2022, CedricD.

Look for version 1.4.20220130a. It allows to configure both the Auto Activity Start and Stop speeds. For paragliding, I would recommend setting a Start Speed around 6-8km/h and disable the Stop Speed (set to 0km/h).

December 12, 2020 | Version 1.4.20200710a

Hi, I acquired this app for my Garmin Fenix 6X Pro and it seems it works pretty well, though I cannot proved in the air yet. My question is, this app runs as if it was a variometer when it finds a thermal? I mean, it bepps when vario finds low pressure areas? Thanks!

July 5, 2020 | Version 1.3.20200704a

This app works pretty well, I used it for 5 glider flights today. It’s solid and tracked flights I could upload with Garmin app. However, it keeps beeping which is a bit annoying and settings aren’t configurable. It would be nice if this track could be uploaded into ForeFlight—which I can’t seem to get to work. Otherwise it’s pretty good.

Developer Reply
July 10, 2020, CedricD.

Hi. Safety Tones can be disabled in Settings. Also, the new (Safety) Grace Period allows to mute them temporarily. As for export/import: have a look in you can export your activity to GPX (using the gear icon), which is pretty much a standard inter-exchange format (you may also want to look for, which even allows you to translate GPX to IGC format).

February 22, 2020 | Version 1.3.20191120a

Hi! It's a great app, I've used it every flight to record my flight and to help me to find thermical areas. The problem is... I've changed my garmin for an 6X Pro, and it's no more compatible... It could be so kind from you if you adapt the version ready for 6X Pro, I'm ready to pay you something for the job, 'cause I really enjoy your app to flying with. Thanks for your answer Silvain

Developer Reply
March 28, 2020, CedricD.

Thanks for your feedback. Look for version 1.3.20200328a ;-)

Florian Schendel
September 1, 2019 | Version 1.2.20190624a

Great app! I use it for paragliding. I miss only one feature: Airspace warning/visualization

November 20, 2018 | Version 1.2.20181102a

Great app I use it for paragliding but Can you include navigation option ?

Oltean Gabriel
July 20, 2018 | Version 1.1.20180426b

I have instaled this app on my garmin mk1 and it doesn't work. When I start this app on my watch it appears a "!" I have a suggestion, to make this app (variometer) work on paragliding, for example to contain speed of ascend and descend, trip distance, maps...

Developer Reply
September 20, 2018, CedricD.

For the record: Descent Mk1 was temporarily not supported (by GliderSK 1.1+) since lagging behind other Garmin devices for its CIQ 2.4.x upgrade. This has been fixed by firmware 4.00, released August 22, 2018. Sorry for the trouble

Augustijn Speeleveld
February 28, 2018 | Version 1.0.20171216a

Great app