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JMG-DTF Wind-Kite Surfing


A datafield for kitesurfing and windsurfing sessions (one field layout).</p><p>You will also find a much more complete equivalent as an application here:</p><p></p><p>It displays the followings:</p><p>- elapsed time (chrono)</p><p>- current speed in knots or Km/h</p><p>- max speed reached during the session</p><p>- average ...

What’s New

Version 1.27</p><p>NEW: compiled with SDK 2.4.3</p><p>NEW: minor changes to the code</p><p>------------------</p><p>Version 1.26</p><p>NEW: compiled with SDK 2.4.2 and compatible with Forerunner 645</p><p>NEW: added an new option in the settings to choose between knots and km/h for speed display and calculation</p><p>------------------</p><p>Version 1.25</p><p>NEW: compiled with SDK 2.3.5 and c...

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Record additional information into activity files
  • 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® 5 Plus fēnix® 5 Plus
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5S Plus fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X
  • fēnix® 5X Plus fēnix® 5X Plus
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (26 Ratings)

John Bessonette
April 24, 2018 | Version 1.27

Used for the first time today. Looks great. Still sorting through features but like it so far.

Jan Fiala
April 16, 2018 | Version 1.27

Thanks, I am looking forward to test it. BTW how to change units to km/h? Jan (Vovoactive 3)

Developer Reply
April 16, 2018, Surfy66

Hello Jan and thanks for your comment. To change speed unit, just connect your device to your computer (or smartphone) and access the settings tab of the datafield; here, you will be able to change parameters.

March 4, 2018 | Version 1.26

Good job!

February 19, 2018 | Version 1.25-upd1

Please added km/h speed unit ))) for monitoring speed realtime.

February 19, 2018 | Version 1.25-upd1

Please tell me how im install it on 5s fenix I read your instruction and its not fitt to my watch

Developer Reply
February 19, 2018, Surfy66

Hello. This DF works well for Fenix 5S. Just download it from the store, open a standard activity (or create a new one) and set the first field by adding this IQ app you should see on the list. That's all. Prefer to use Garmin Connect mobile for that as there are some issue with Garmin Express.

Nicklas Lord
January 10, 2018 | Version 1.25

I tried it while skating. Jumps seems to be wrong. Highest jump 6,5 m and airtime 25 s :D I didn’t leave the ground. Hope that it will be fixed.

Deneys van Dyk
January 3, 2018 | Version 1.25

Works well. As others say, the jump time is wrong (Had a "20sec" jump that was only 4sec MAX).

Peter Neeskens
December 31, 2017 | Version 1.25

Used for the first time today on my fenix 5.. awesome data.. just what I wanted from this device tbh. Able to immediately see speed and jump height in real time is awesome (although agree air time is inaccurate). Just wondering why the best 10s and 30s run stats plus jump height and air time stats periodically stop appearing on the summary data for the activity? I can still get the altitude graph but the stats do not show up (normally in the IQ section at the bottom) after ive viewed them once and exited the app? Thanks for the efforts tho. Hope it keeps improving!

December 27, 2017 | Version 1.25

Great work developer! Jump time appears inaccurate but love this functionality. Well done.

Michael Hestbæk
December 8, 2017 | Version 1.25

Wow wahta fantastic ide to ad it as a Datafield. I have added it to my already pre programmed kite activity, and it works jiust wonders. For as long as I have had the Fenix 3 (more then 2 years) i have always wanted to have a countdown timer with a Synk function. Any chance you can make that as a data field so I can add that so me sailing activity ? The pre installed in the watch does not ahve a "Synk" function. And all the timers are made as applications, so I cannot yse them in my own activity.

December 8, 2017 | Version 1.25

buenas alguien me podria decir como instalarla e actualizado la app i no me sale en el telefono gracias.

Developer Reply
December 8, 2017, Surfy66

It's written just above, in the description ! How to install: This is a data field not an application and needs to be added to a single data screen within a sport activity. 1- go to settings, apps, sport activity, data screen, screen 1 2- set layout to 1 field 3- set field 1 to ConnectIQ Fields, JMGDTFWindKiteSurf

Douglas Wilcox
November 27, 2017 | Version 1.25

What a great windsurfing datafield, thank you. I had previously played around on my Fenix 5 and created my own windsurfing activity but this lacked most of the specialist metrics in WindKite DF. I created a new page in my activity, set it to a single field and imported WindKite DF with no difficulty whatsoever. :o)

November 26, 2017 | Version 1.25

Love it. How to do i extract data from it? I have synced with GC, but it shows wild altitude changes that don't seem to reflect the "best jump" reading that the data field displayed during the kite session?

October 30, 2017 | Version 1.24

I don't understand how to install this. I red all the reviews and explanations...can you explain in a simple way. I windsurf and was really exited about this, but can't use it.

Developer Reply
October 31, 2017, Surfy66

How to install: This is a data field not an application and needs to be added to a single data screen within a sport activity. 1- go to settings, apps, sport activity, data screen, screen 1 2- set layout to 1 field 3- set field 1 to ConnectIQ Fields, JMGDTFWindKiteSurf

Luiz Victor Carneiro Jr
October 8, 2017 | Version 1.24

I don't know how to install. Can you help me?

Developer Reply
October 8, 2017, Surfy66

Hello, this app is a data field, not a widget or an app so, you need to import/add it in a sport activity. So, here the steps: - first of all, downloading the DF - create or use an existing sport activity (you can copy an activity from another one, or a blank / new one) - choose the number of fields you would like to have (number of screens) - on the chosen screen you prefer, choose the one field layout - add and search for the IQ fields and insert the WindKite DF - setup the other screens as your convenience - save the activity setup and exit - enter the activities menu and select the one you just configure and launch it. All these steps are normally described in detail in your device manual. That’s it, you are ready to ride !

Herbert Prince Koelln
September 18, 2017 | Version 1.23

Really good data field! You should make it an app! Which sport do you use this data field with?

September 10, 2017 | Version 1.21

A little bit tricky to install! but very good!! Thank you so much!

September 7, 2017 | Version 1.21

How can install this app? can you give me the instructions please?

Developer Reply
September 8, 2017, Surfy66

Three stars only because you don't know how to install a DF in your device...? Thank you. A DF has to be inserted as a new IQ field in a sport activity as your choice. You set the new field in one field layout format and you search for the present DF. After that, you save the new activity created and exit it. Then, you enter the activities and launch the new one just created, and you will see the DF.

August 24, 2017 | Version 1.16

Connaître la hauteur de ses sauts.. un rêve des kitesurfeurs :-) j'ai un woo qui mesure cela mais c'est vrai que d'avoir cette donnée sur la montre serait top. Je n'ai pas encore testé mais si le calcul se fait par rapport à l'altitude ça ne peut pas fonctionner précieusement.Mais pour les champs de données c'est top. Il n'y a donc pas moyen avec la fenix 3 de se servir de l'accéléromètre de la montre?

Developer Reply
August 27, 2017, Surfy66

Merci Florent pour votre commentaire. Malheureusement, comme indiqué dans ma précédente réponse, il n'est pas possible d'utiliser l'accéléromètre de la montre dans un datafield et ce, pour quelque modèle que ce soit, Garmin ne l'autorise pas dans son SDK. Il n'existe donc aucun autre moyen que celui de récupérer l'altitude en temps réel, avec les erreurs de fiabilité du GPS que cela entraîne, malheureusement. Certaines montres sont plus fiables que d'autres sur ce point. Le seul moyen serait peut-être de transformer ce datafield en application qui, elle, permettrait l'accès à l'accéléromètre, et encore, je ne suis pas certain que cela résoudrait totalement le problème. Lorsque j'aurai un moment, il faudra que je m'y colle pour voir ce que cela donne, on verra.

August 17, 2017 | Version 1.16

Hello again , the idea behind it is great , but the data field is 9 out of 10 wrong , it always gives like jumps of 30 meters or even 90 meters , I am puting 5 stars because it works on small jumps like 1-2 meters but once you go further up its all wrong data , I am curios how do you calculate the jumps ?

Developer Reply
August 18, 2017, Surfy66

Hello Rebetiko and thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, we can not access accelerometer and sensors in real time within a data field so, I can only catch the altitude read by the GPS altimeter. The only two ways could be: change the GPS mode to see if it's better with another tracking mode (GPS + GLONASS for example) or, transform this DF in an application which allows the use of sensors (accelerometer). I have to think about that possibility otherwise I can not change anything in this data field to compensate the lacks of the GPS accuracy, and I am sorry for that.

August 6, 2017 | Version 1.11

Hi there , the app is absolutely brilliant but I will give it 4 stars for these reasons : 1. Some session of my kite it dosent save at all any jump 2. Today went kiting jumped 5.6 meters and it showed 53 meters 3. The other went kiting did a 8.6 jump on woo sports device while wearing the fenix and in the fenix it showed 12,3 ( maybe because the woo is on lower and the watch not ??! ) But its a great idea and a great app ps: It would be great if you could add all the jumps ie not just the biggest jump but all of them and the minute that they are made . Keep on the good work mate and thank you , next week I will buy you a paypal beer :D

Developer Reply
August 6, 2017, Surfy66

Hello Rebetiko, and many thanks for your comment. I don't practice kitesurfing but windsurfing mostly on flat water so, I can't really test the height of jumps. Garmin devices are not intended to be used for calculating altitude during a short or very short period so, it is quite challenging to calculate and obtain this value. I will do my best to optimize the formula next in the future. About your suggestion, with this new version 1.11, you can now see all your jumps on a graph in your profile activities. And thanks in advance for the cold beer );

July 24, 2017 | Version 1.04-upd

Rally nice App. It works well. It would be awesome to have the statistics integrated with the wind speed of the spot.

Developer Reply
August 3, 2017, Surfy66

Hello Andrea and thanks for your comment. Your suggestion is a good idea but not very useful for this kind of data field that you are supposed to use 'in situ' when you are already on the spot. There are some good apps for checking wind conditions (Windfinder, Windguru) before, and I prefer to keep the remaining memory space for adding useful functionalities.

July 20, 2017 | Version 1.03

it works well

July 16, 2017 | Version 1.03

Champs de données très complet et lisible. Etant "Kiteu" c'est un un réel manque de ne pas avoir d'appli sur ce type de sport. Au moins ce vide est comblé pas ce datafield. Merci ! (à quand l'appli autonome ? ;-))

July 11, 2017 | Version 1.02

Tried to install the app several time, got it on my fenix5 (visible on garmin express) but never visible on the app on the watch itself :-(

Developer Reply
July 12, 2017, Surfy66

This is not an app nor a widget but a data field so, as written in your device manual, you need to insert it in an activity (like sailing or a new one you just created yourself) in order to see and use it. So, before posting a poor rating and/or comment, please check and read the manual on how to install and use datafields in your watch. Thank you.

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