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*** FENIX 3 and FENIX 3 HR USERS ***</p><p>Please ensure you use the latest firmware version, at least versions 8.70 and 4.70 respectively. There was a bug in firmware versions 8.50 and 4.50 which caused Hiker to crash. It was related to the menu which was displayed when saving the hike. </p><p></p><p>NOTE: If you contact me through the Contact Developer link and expect a reply please provide an email address.</p>

What’s New

[Version 1.27 - 11 November 2017]</p><p>UPDATED: Rebuilt on latest SDK</p><p></p><p>[Version 1.26 - 29 April 2017]</p><p>NEW: A menu has been added to the exit routine. This should provide a quicker way to save and close your hike.</p><p>NEW: A new bearing data field has been added. This complements the existing heading data field.</p><p>NEW: Support has been added for watches with the internal temperature sensor. If you don't own the Garmin Tempe external temperature sensor then temperature readings will now switch to using the internal sensor.</p>

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • GPS location
  • 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)
  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • ForeAthlete® 735XTJ ForeAthlete® 735XTJ
  • Forerunner® 230 Forerunner® 230
  • Forerunner® 235 Forerunner® 235
  • Forerunner® 630 Forerunner® 630
  • Forerunner® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3, quatix® 3, tactix® Bravo
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (136 Ratings)

Sascha Egger
May 14, 2019

Leider ohne Pausenerkennung!

Alex N
January 30, 2019

Great Apps! Thank You.

Andreas Friese
December 9, 2018

Eigentlich eine sehr gute App, leider ein Schönheitsfehler: während der Aufzeichnung stimmt die Angabe "Anstieg" total nicht. Z. B. wandere auf ebener Strecke halbe Stunde und es werden 80m im Anstieg angezeigt.

November 20, 2018

Fantastic hiking app. Isn’t any harder on the battery than the standard walk app and has much more usable data with a better layout. Best feature is the compass. I often open the app just to get a compass fix! The battery just died on my original Vivoactive HR. I was considering buying the newer Vivoactive 3, but this app hasn’t been updated for the newer watch. Instead I purchased a refurbed Vivoactive HR from Garmin so I could continue using this app. (JohnD, how can we convince you to update for newer watches?)

October 18, 2018

I like it! I've been using another app called "hike", but the font is too small to see when I'm walking. Is there a way to set it to "Walk" instead of "Hike"?

Jack Wong
October 17, 2018

love it! useful

David Moro
September 9, 2018

Va bastante bien. Lo mejor que registra tus marchas como actividad. Lo que menos me gusta son los colores y la opción de mapa que es un poco básica. En general muy útil esta app para senderismo o entrenos de trail moderados.

September 8, 2018

Using this for very long time

Zhou YU
August 16, 2018

Used on 235 and worked well. Only wish there is a battery save mode.

Huub Vankan
August 4, 2018

Used it on my Forerunner 235, but showed inaccurate data. Distance, speed and height measurements were incorrect.

July 26, 2018

I used ur previous version and it showed also telephone calls and WhatsApp and text messages when I recorded my walks - now not anymore - is it a bug or is Garmin system not allowing? (vivoactiv hr system 4.40 - funny enough with the Garmin original apps it works - same thing wit the oder hiking app...

Mark M
June 20, 2018

Used this extensively on my Vivoactive HR. I now upgraded to Vivoactive 3 Music and its not compatable :(. Do you have plans to update code to make it compatible? Please??

Steven 🏳️‍🌈🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 (IG: Stevus)
June 3, 2018

Runs great, however wish there was an option to customise some data fields. Also it automatically crashed at 6 hours of recording but luckily the data saved

May 8, 2018

Please make it 935 compatible - it was my favourite app for 735xt.

Klemens Rickert
May 5, 2018

Eine Informative App :)

March 30, 2018

Decent app. Lots of data. Would be nice to have pack weight and for that weight to effect other metrics like calories.

March 3, 2018

Hello. just tested it few times to check how it works and I think it is a really good app. But I think there is a problem: it doesn't count the number of steps properly on my Forerunner 235. For 4km I got only 300 steps. Does it happen to someone else?

Pawel R 🇵🇱
February 23, 2018

Live this app. IT would be nice to display petcentage od battery level :-)

John Porter 🇦🇺
February 19, 2018

Love this app on my Foreunner 735xt!! - It is easily the best hiking app out there !!! I have been using this app for 12 months for recreational hikes as well as for my work - brilliant ! My only regret ? I have just upgraded to Fenix 5x, sadly no version available for this device (yet!)

February 19, 2018

Been using it over a year. Brilliant app. Works great with VivoActive HR.

Kathy Versavel
January 2, 2018

Kan je deze app pauzeren?

Emilio Ruiz Guerra
December 24, 2017

Fatal!!!!! Lo instale en Garmin Fénix 3 HR y al utilizarlo me bloqueó el reloj.

December 21, 2017

A great app, can confirm that on Fenix 3Hr that latest firmware upgrade to 8.70 fixes crashing issues with no changes to Hiker. The problem was within the firmware not hiker.

Wolodymyr Herowych
December 13, 2017

Disappointed - had previous issues with this app so deleted and reinstalled and seemed to work well for hike with Fenix 3HR but same problem returns - cannot sync!!

Developer Reply
December 21, 2017, JohnD25

Garmin have fixed the issue introduced in firmware version 4.50. Please update your firmware to version 4.70. This will correct the crashing and sync issue you have seen in Hiker. There is no need to update the Hiker app itself.

John Schmidt
December 11, 2017

I downloaded the app yesterday (for my Forerunner 235) and put it to the test today. Worked 100%!!

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