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SmartWake PRO


SmartWake is a ConnectIQ app that allows you to adapt your alarm to your personal biorhythm. In FREE mode you can set alarm time and wakeup window. PRO enables multiple alarms, additional sleep goal mode with fall asleep detecion and iOT integration. </p><p></p><p>IMPORTANT NOTE: </p><p>- body battery (on all devices that offer the service) is not being charged during runtime of SmartWake. </p><p>- Fenix 6 or later, Venu2 Series or new FR (945, 255) do not calculate sleep score when using SmartWake overnight. </p>

What’s New

- Added Support for RF965, FR 265, Venu2/2s, Venu 3s, Venu sq 2, Instinct 2 Solar, Fenix 6s, Epix Pro</p><p></p><p>- Newly available for Epix2 Venu 2 Plus and Fr255s Music</p><p></p><p>New PRO Features:</p><p></p><p>- No PRO functions for vivoactive 3, Forerunner 735xt and vivoactive HR, but basic function works again.</p><p></p><p>- added support for FR745 and FR945!</p><p>- new alarm mode: sleep goal (including fall asleep detecion)</p>

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • 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
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Heart rate, barometer, temperature, and altitude history
  • Record high resolution sensor data to a FIT file (may dramatically increase activity file size)
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • Descent™ MK3 (43mm) Descent™ MK3 (43mm)
  • Enduro™ 2 Enduro™ 2
  • epix™ (Gen 2) epix™ (Gen 2), quatix® 7 – Sapphire Edition
  • epix™ Pro (42mm) epix™ Pro (42mm)
  • epix™ Pro (47mm) epix™ Pro (47mm), quatix® 7 Pro
  • Forerunner® 245 Forerunner® 245
  • Forerunner® 245 Music Forerunner® 245 Music
  • Forerunner® 255 Forerunner® 255
  • Forerunner® 255 Music Forerunner® 255 Music
  • Forerunner® 255S Forerunner® 255S
  • Forerunner® 255S Music Forerunner® 255S Music
  • Forerunner® 265 Forerunner® 265
  • Forerunner® 265S Forerunner® 265S
  • Forerunner® 645 Forerunner® 645
  • Forerunner® 645 Music Forerunner® 645 Music
  • Forerunner® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • Forerunner® 745 Forerunner® 745
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • Forerunner® 945 Forerunner® 945
  • Forerunner® 945 LTE Forerunner® 945 LTE
  • Forerunner® 955 Forerunner® 955, Forerunner® 955 Solar
  • Forerunner® 965 Forerunner® 965
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5, quatix® 5
  • 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 Pro fēnix® 6 Pro, fēnix® 6 Sapphire
  • fēnix® 6S fēnix® 6S
  • fēnix® 6S Pro fēnix® 6S Pro, fēnix® 6S Sapphire
  • 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 Ballistics
  • fēnix® 7 fēnix® 7, fēnix® 7– Sapphire Solar Edition, fēnix® 7 Solar, quatix® 7
  • fēnix® 7S fēnix® 7S, fēnix® 7S– Solar Edition, fēnix® 7S– Sapphire Solar Edition
  • fēnix® 7X fēnix® 7X, fēnix® 7X - Solar Edition, fēnix® 7X– Sapphire Solar Edition, quatix® 7X – Solar Edition
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • Instinct® 2 Instinct® 2, Instinct® 2 - Camo Edition, Instinct® 2 Solar - Tactical Edition, Instinct® 2 Solar - Surf Edition, Instinct® 2 - dēzl™ Edition
  • Mercedes-Benz Venu® 2 Mercedes-Benz Venu® 2
  • Mercedes-Benz Venu® 2S Mercedes-Benz Venu® 2S
  • tactix® 7 tactix® 7, tactix® 7 – Pro Ballistics Edition, tactix® 7 – Pro Edition
  • Venu® 2 Venu® 2
  • Venu® 2 Plus Venu® 2 Plus
  • Venu® 2S Venu® 2S
  • Venu® 3 Venu® 3
  • Venu® 3S Venu® 3S
  • Venu® Sq. 2 Venu® Sq. 2
  • 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
Average Rating: (122 Ratings)

Lasse Schuirmann
August 13, 2023 | Version 3.1.1

Surprised when it only drained 8% battery over the night (after actually following the recommendations). I can totally see how garmins framework makes this hard so that's quite impressive from what I can tell. I would expect battery life to differ fairly significantly by device though so best try it if you're sceptical.

August 8, 2023 | Version 3.1.1

When did you also support fenix7?

August 3, 2023 | Version 3.1.1

I had 17% left on my battery which usually lasts for at least one day. I woke up with an empty battery. How does this app consume so much power? What is it doing with all that cpu power? Immediately uninstalled

Developer Reply
August 3, 2023, BlackTusk

Hi Philipp, the app does not consume the battery, actually the framework does. I bet that there is no app in the app store that consumes less battery over a timespan of 8 hours than smartwake. This does not help in regards of you using the app but I would like to answer your question. We did lots of engineering in order to decrease battery consumption but sadly this usecase is too small in order to be able to make changes on the framework. Did you open the app with 20% or more? We have build in a warning when battery drops below 20%. We also included a table with presumed/tested battery consumptions for several watches.

Jasmine Zhou
June 12, 2023 | Version 3.1.1

doesn't work, I downloaded onto my Venus 2s but when I try and open and run it on my watch it just shows an exclamation mark on the logo

Developer Reply
August 3, 2023, BlackTusk

Hi Jasmine, could you please provide the firmware and software version of your watch? We will update the SDK soon, that might solve the issue.

June 8, 2023 | Version 3.1.1

Not only is it useless and doesn't work as advertised, it somehow managed to not track sleep while the app was active, plus drain 40% of the watches battery in just one night. Not recommended.

Developer Reply
June 11, 2023, BlackTusk

Hi William, we are very transparent about functionalities of the app. Please read the important note at the beginning of the description in order to prevent misunderstandings.

Peter Mohai
May 17, 2023 | Version 3.1.1

Hi there, When I set an alarm on my Venu 2, I can't exit from settings page. I tried both buttons and gestures, but the app always asks me if I want to quit without turning the alarm on. What should I do?

Mat Davy
May 4, 2023 | Version 3.1.1

What's due deal with the iq! On th vivo 3?

April 10, 2023 | Version 3.1.1

I purchased the app, got the code immediately, managed to insert it into the app in the f6s pro watch and from there on it gives me the garmin logo with exclamation mark and won't let to use...crap...

March 21, 2023 | Version 3.1.1

Funktioniert nicht. Schlafdaten werden nicht aufgezeichnet, Wecker funktioniert nicht, lediglich Akku ist über Nacht weg

Marco Hefti
March 3, 2023 | Version 3.1.1

Tried it for one night, 2 big issues: Light is randomly turning on while in the app. This never happens outside the app The other issue, and this one makes this App unusable for me, is how much battery it needs. Ran it over one night and used more than a quarter of battery on my Fenix 7s.

Developer Reply
March 5, 2023, BlackTusk

Hi Marco Hefti. As described you need to change your backlight settings during activity. Gesture should be switched off so it does not interfere with your sleep, Settings - System - Backlight - During activity - Off. Sadly it is not possible to make these changes within the app. We are pretty transparent about battery consumption of the app. From an engineering perspective we are performing way better than the other activities that run throughout the night. So I am afraid that we reached a limit with Fenix watches. Forerunners perform much better in this regard mainly because there are limitations in the connectiq framework when it comes to battery saving measures such as switching off high consumption components.

February 28, 2023 | Version 3.1.1

Uses too much battery power. Watch almost flat overnight.

Developer Reply
March 5, 2023, BlackTusk

Hi Clair, sorry to hear that. Which watch are you using?

February 14, 2023 | Version 3.1.1

Great work. This app does exactly what it says, in the way it says it will do it. No surprises. On the first night I was too lazy to read the instructions, so didn't get the outcome I wanted. Once I followed the instructions, it worked like a charm. I woke up feeling much better! The battery drain on my Vivoactive 4s is as described and tolerable.

Developer Reply
February 14, 2023, BlackTusk

Hi Matthew, thank you for you feedback! Great to hear that you like it!

Corey Burger
January 11, 2023 | Version 3.1.0

This app sucks. Totally messed up body battery. My watch battery was drained by 50% after using this app. What a waste and don’t pay money for this or you’re literally throwing $ out the window. Garbage app! Cmon dev team, get your shyt together!!!!

Developer Reply
January 12, 2023, BlackTusk

Hi Corey, can you please clarify what exactly the app sucks? We are quite transparent with battery consumption and we are by far the most battery saving app that is used over night or a long period of time. As mentioned multiple times below these are limitations to the framwork. I can understan that this is very hard to communicate to people that are non-technical. You deserve a better app.

Sascha Thorax
December 8, 2022 | Version 3.0.9

Unnütze app, da man den Wecker jeden Abend neu einrichten muss und dann nichts anderes mehr mit der Uhr machen kann. Zudem werden keine schlafdaten mehr getrackt während der Weckfunktion.

Developer Reply
January 12, 2023, BlackTusk

Hallo Sascha, danke für dein wertvolles Feedback! Bitte das nächste Mal die Beschreibung lesen

December 3, 2022 | Version 3.0.9

I have been looking for an app that allows you to set alarms based on sleep goal duration so i spend $300 on a garmin vivoactive 4 in addition to a pro license. The app appears to be bearly functional and does not provide you the option to upgrade despite paying for the lisence. There is no ability to set alarms based on sleep goal duration as described.

Developer Reply
December 4, 2022, BlackTusk

Hi Jesse, I am sorry you feel that way but thanks for reaching out that quickly to us. We feel honoured that you bought a vivoactive 4 just to use our product! We can see that purchased and activated your licence today, so it is indeed upgraded to pro licence. You need get familiar with handling the watch first in order to understand how to navigate through apps and activities. Using touch functionality you can reach settings of the app through pressing on the screen for a certain amount of time. First entry of the menue should state the days of the licence still being active. Please reach out to us via contact developer form on the store page of the app, so we can write back and fourth and hopefully solve your problem soon. Thanks

Shania Coultous
September 8, 2022 | Version 3.0.9

This app doesn’t allow your watch to track your sleep so you never know if the watch is actually waking you up at the best time in your sleep cycle. The app should either show a summary of your sleep just like the watch actually does so you can see if you was woken up at the right time or not. Either that or it should allow the watch to track it while the alarm is on.

Developer Reply
December 4, 2022, BlackTusk

Hi Shania, unfortunately Garmin ConnectIQ framework does not allow us to access garmin sleep data. What we are able to do is to access sensor data in order to make predictions on the sleep circle. Of course these are different algorithms and we do not read sensors throughout the night in order to save battery. We are indeed calculating metrics in regards to that during postprocessing of our webapplication with our smartWake clone connectIQ app (called Implays as well). We displays metrics like hrv and a probability score of being in light sleep. Sadly all these calculation cannot be done on the processor of the watch.

August 30, 2022 | Version 3.0.9

Battery killer

Developer Reply
December 4, 2022, BlackTusk

Hi Filip, we are aware of the battery consumption (as you can see in our description). From an engineering point of view I am sorry to tell you that there is nothing that can be done in order to make a reliable smart alarm. regards

Aneta Daria
July 12, 2022 | Version 3.0.6

Fact that due to usage of this app my Fenix 6 is not tracking sleep parameters and body battery make this app useless :( beside that it woke me in light sleep stage. Are you planning to fix that for Fenix 6? Without that using this app is pointless!

Developer Reply
July 13, 2022, BlackTusk

Hi Aneta, thanks for pointing out what we already mentioned in our description in the second paragraph as well as many other reviewers. We would love to fix it but only garmin can by changing limitations of their framework. Sleep is calculated on the watch (Fenix 6 and 7) and connectiq framework excudes sleep calculation during app runtime. We also expored alternatives but it was not feasable. We do not have a good lobby in order to change that. But good to hear that it worked woke you up in light sleep stage!

Dileepa Ranawake
June 6, 2022 | Version 3.0.6

Works very well to wake me up feeling fresh with one gripe... Other notes; Battery drain in Fenix 5x plus is as advertised. Easy to use. It’s the only app that I’ve used, having tried several, that is intuitive, regularly updated by the developer and actually seems to work. My only gripe is; to set the alarm to vibration only, you have to do it globally, via system settings for all activities. This is frustrating as alert tones are useful in activities but they alarm sound disturbs my other half. It might be a Garmin limitation, but frustrating nonetheless.

Developer Reply
July 13, 2022, BlackTusk

Hi Dileepa, thanks for your feedback. We hope these limilations will be resolved some day in the future.

Achim Lichtenhagen
June 6, 2022 | Version 3.0.6

Hello there! I´ve installed the software and activated the licence on my Vivoactive 4, but I can not use the PRO-funktions. Starting the app in the watch I can set 1 alarm, but can´t figure out how to set a sleep goal or a list of alarms. Settings says "Pro version active, 364 days left". Alarm mode is sleep goal (green), List mode is ON (green). Garmin Connect app on my smartphone shows a new card, named "Smartwake", showing me Kilometer, Kalories, activity time, heart frequency. WHY? What to do to make the right settings?

Developer Reply
July 13, 2022, BlackTusk

Hi Achim, we included activity types and data collection during runtime (that will be discarded before closing the app) in order to save battery life. Otherwise we would end up with 30%-60% for every watch. Multiple alarms means that you can define multiple alarms, sorry the wording is a bit misleading. So in order to work you need to set type to "alarm" and not to "goal" and list mode to "on" we haven't though about multiple goals since you probably change it anyway or always leave it as it was before. How would you use multiple goals with SmartWake? You can alway reach out to us directly via contact develper. Thanks

May 26, 2022 | Version 3.0.6

Excellent application. Thank you!

Developer Reply
July 13, 2022, BlackTusk

No, thank you!

Igor Moskalenko
May 25, 2022 | Version 3.0.6

Perfect application! Thank you.

Developer Reply
July 13, 2022, BlackTusk

Thanks Igor!

May 25, 2022 | Version 3.0.5

I can not activate pro too

Developer Reply
May 25, 2022, BlackTusk

Hi Evgenii, we just published a new version that fixes the issue with Fenix 7 activation! If you are still having issues after updating please contact us directly.

Igor Moskalenko
May 19, 2022 | Version 3.0.5

Please, explain how to activate pro version on Fenix 7 SS. I paid already and have the pro code but I can’t get to the menu option to enter and activate it.

Developer Reply
May 25, 2022, BlackTusk

Hi 69smir, thanks for reaching directly to us. Fenix 7 activation issue was just fixed today! If you are still having issues after updating please contact us again.

April 27, 2022 | Version 3.0.4

Very cool app. Are you going to update it for Fenix 7x? I’m waiting it very much

Developer Reply
May 25, 2022, BlackTusk

After adding Fenix 7 to the compatible device in the last version, we also added support for Fenix 7 activation today ;)