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SmartLink Watch App


The SmartLink custom app for select Garmin watches enables runners to track outside runs as well as indoor sessions on the Zero Runner. Runners can get all of their running data from their indoor runs on the Zero Runner. Runners can also bridge the gap between outside and indoor workouts without losing useful data – thereby enabling them to log miles outside and then on the Zero Runner to minimize excessive repetitive impact. With this technology, runners benefit from specificity of cardiovascular endurance and muscular training while protecting the joints and the body from potential overuse and injuries. Zero-impact miles serve as a 401K account for your body -- where you log more miles now with zero impact so that you can benefit in the future with a longer running career. </p>

What’s New

Supports all watches as of March 2018 (except Epix).

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive data via ANT radio to/from third-party sensors
  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Your Garmin Connect™ fitness profile
  • Approach® S60 Approach® S60
  • 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
  • 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® 630 Forerunner® 630
  • Forerunner® 645 Forerunner® 645
  • Forerunner® 645 Music Forerunner® 645 Music
  • Forerunner® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • Forerunner® 920XT Forerunner® 920XT
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • 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® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (23 Ratings)

December 4, 2019

I originally had the same issues others are talking about, where the distance registered on my watch was about half what the console would show. This started working after updating my ZR7's console firmware. You'll need to connect the machine to a tablet to do that since the SmartLink app is probably never going to be available on phones. It works on both my original vivoactive and vivoactive 3. It's still not great though. The distance is off a bit compared to the console, a few hundredths per mile. It's minor but I don't understand how that can happen when it's the same data. Saving and quitting when you are done is clunky. And the field descriptions are very small and unreadable while working out. But, I am at least now getting my workouts, earning Octane an "OK" rating.

Dawn L
October 24, 2019

Enjoyed using this app with my 645 and then my 935. Now I have the 945 and my runs on my zero runner can't be linked. Please add the 945!

August 11, 2019

Forerunner 945 missing

May 23, 2019

This would not stay paired with the zr8000. The cadence would drop intermittently and distance was way off. Huge Bummer.

Patrick Fahey
April 11, 2019

Does not work with Zero Runner ZR8000. Developer indicated that support would be provided last fall but has been unresponsive as to providing status updates since then.

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