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Workout Genius


Go to for a complete description.</p><p>-</p><p>Workout Genius provides lots of data fields that are not available in most of the devices. It allows to set up a great variety of screen layouts, has a virtual partner with variable speed, enables to configure the lap size, sounds, vibrations, alerts, and more. And last but not least, it has a multisp...

What’s New

Workout Genius wins the Best Connect IQ Workout App Award for 2017!

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive data via ANT radio to/from third-party sensors
  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • Record additional information into activity files
  • Saved information such as courses, routes, waypoints, tracks or workouts
  • Write locations to a device’s location list
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Heart rate, barometer, temperature, and altitude history
  • Your Garmin Connect™ fitness profile
  • Approach® S60 Approach® S60
  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • D2™ Charlie D2™ Charlie
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • ForeAthlete® 735XTJ ForeAthlete® 735XTJ
  • 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
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (34 Ratings)

January 26, 2018 | Version 1.9.1

Just tested it in a short triathlon in my vivoactive and it worked flawlessly!!! Thaks a lot for this great app!

Luciano Cicalese
November 7, 2017 | Version 1.8.5

I have to report a bug. Lately, when I save an activity, the clock reboots and when it resumes, in the history the activity can not be consulted. It is called Non Valid and there is no data

Developer Reply
November 7, 2017, geniuswrist

It seems there is a problem in Garmin's latest firmware update for Fenix HR. The problem was reported to Garmin. Take a look at Garmin's discussion forum:

August 16, 2017 | Version 1.8.4

Good App, but no Support within 2Weeks. And on Vivoactive HR recording can accidentally stop during swimming leg. Because maybe someone hit the Startbutton..

August 9, 2017 | Version 1.8.3

Essential tool for making customized workouts. Online workout creation is fairly intuitive and easy. Worth the yearly subscription.

Lucas Lima
May 1, 2017 | Version 1.8.0

Yesterday I worked out with Gym Genius and today went to a run with this app!! Amazing job!! Congrats to the developer!

Sue Guza
March 5, 2017 | Version 1.7.0a

I just downloaded this app and am excited to try it! Would this work well for workout classes, such as Zumba and Piyo? I'd love to find an app that calculates my heart rate along with calories burned during my classes. Thanks!

Kike Crabtree
September 3, 2016 | Version 1.5.1

Me ha impresionado gratamente, al final compre la version completa y va perfecta. Cuando empece a dominarla es estupenda. La recomiendo !!! I have been impressed by the end buy the full version and is perfect . When I started to dominate it is great. I recommend it !!!

Martin Andrén
August 31, 2016 | Version 1.5.1

Now that it has a leg repetitions and I can do real swimrun competitions with a lot of run and swim-sections this is a true five star app! Worked like a charm at last weekends competition with 10 runs and 10 swims. Thanks!

August 22, 2016 | Version 1.5.1

Amazing very useful app with so many features that I can customise as I want!

August 7, 2016 | Version 1.5.1

My favorite app for daily jogging with good looks & useful features. I recommend it for vivoactive.

July 29, 2016 | Version 1.5.0

Used it for kayaking this evening. Very accurate!!!!!!

Martin Andrén
July 10, 2016 | Version 1.5.0

Best app for vivoactive so far! Lot's of options, flexibility and easy to read the data on screen. Tried a short practice swimrun: Run/transition/Swim/transition/Run. Worked like a charm! Now this would be perfect if I could do a real swimrun with leg repetitions! Then I'll give it five stars without a doubt. Thanks for this awesome app!

Developer Reply
August 17, 2016, geniuswrist

Done! I am waiting for the 5 stars! :p

July 1, 2016 | Version 1.5.0

Too much work.

June 27, 2016 | Version 1.5.0

I basically couldn't be happier with this app. I needed it specifically for triathlon. I just used it for that purpose with my Vivoactive (not HR) and it worked flawlessly. For those wishing to use the app for triathlon, just realize that it can't be used for open water because the GPS is not accurate underwater for the Vivoactive. All I wanted to know for the swim though was my time so what I did was make an event called "Open Swim" but choose the activity to be "Transition" so it saved as a timed activity. I loved that you can customize all the data fields and set alerts for pace. It picked up my speed and cadence sensors for the bike, which was lucky for me because I don't have a bike computer and used my phone for training (can't use during race).

June 24, 2016 | Version 1.5.0

La migliore app provata finora!!! A breve passerò alla versione premium

June 16, 2016 | Version 1.4.2

it not run in muy vivoactive

June 14, 2016 | Version 1.4.2

Web interface works great. Very impressed and well worth the investment and I don't even use all the features that the Pro version adds. I was just willing to pay for the overall great functionality the app provides.

June 10, 2016 | Version 1.4.2

A great program that can replace all other sports applications. I miss only one thing to show the direction to the start point when I lose orientation in the forest. It is a very useful and necessary function. In the paid version it should be.

May 21, 2016 | Version 1.3.0

Exactly what I was looking for! I just want to see Pace, Heart Rate and Distance when I'm running and scrolling through all the Garmin fields is a pain, esp. in winter with gloves and long sleeves on. This app I can configure to show just what I want to see and the most important one on top. So easy! Plus I made another one for workouts in the gym: elliptical and one for weight training (which Garmin doesn't track normally). All in the FREE features. I love it! (and I did donate b/c I loved it so much)!

Laurence Milani
April 24, 2016 | Version 1.2.0

loving the app. very helpful developer.

Megan Chapman
April 19, 2016 | Version 1.1.4 sq

The watch will not show a code. When the start button is pressed to get the code to connect it just counts up before going blank. I have the vivoactive.

April 14, 2016 | Version 1.1.1 sq

This is what i would have expected as one of the default apps from garmin. Easy to read, customizable fields. A super all around app.

April 10, 2016 | Version 1.1.1 sq

Probably, the best running app I have found so far. Will be using this one from now on. Customization options are many and useful. Three minor details I would find handy while running on my Vivoactive would be: -Different colors for different data-fields so you can easily find the main ones when looking at a 9 data-field screen. -Laptime/lapdistance value when laps are signaled. -Single vibration/no vibration alarm options.

Laurence Milani
April 9, 2016 | Version 1.1.1 sq

The virtual partner is awesome. Amazing app. Worth every cent.

Dominik Weiner
March 27, 2016 | Version 1.0.5 sq

The app is great, I only miss option to put the name of exercise what I do now (f. ex. 10 pushups, 20 situps) if I wanna make more then one sport, I need put "numbers of laps"

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