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NOTE: If you contact me through the Contact Developer link and expect a reply please provide an email address.</p><p></p><p>Please view for more details and FAQs.</p><p></p><p>Hiker is designed for walking, hiking or scrambling outdoors. The app captures the hike data using the standard Garmin activities which can be uploaded via Garmin Connect. The activit...

What’s New

[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 t...

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • ForeAthlete® 230J ForeAthlete® 230J
  • ForeAthlete® 235J ForeAthlete® 235J
  • ForeAthlete® 630J ForeAthlete® 630J
  • ForeAthlete® 735XTJ ForeAthlete® 735XTJ
  • Forerunner® 230 Forerunner® 230
  • Forerunner® 235 Forerunner® 235
  • Forerunner® 630 Forerunner® 630
  • Forerunner® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (81 Ratings)

June 25, 2017 | Version v1.26

Super App fürs Wandern, hatte Sie in den Ostalpen im Einsatz und zeigt alle notwendigen Funktionen fürs Wandern inklusive Kompass an. Besonders Hilfreich finde ich den Routenverlauf, mittels diesen haben wir oft Kartenmaterial abgeglichen und konnten uns so sehr gut orientieren ob wir auf dem Richtigen Weg sind und in wieviel km das nächste Ziel zu erwarten ist.

June 16, 2017 | Version v1.26

Very nice app, both functionally and aesthetically. I'd also like to have a "lap option" if possible - perhaps a short press of the left button can mark laps and a long press can display the exit/save dialog? It's not essential for me by any means, but it could be handy.

May 28, 2017 | Version v1.26

One major problem with the app - it's totally inacurate with regards to distance measured. I have compares the measurments with couple of apps used by friends, on the same track and Hiker was always 2-3 km higher,

Developer Reply
May 29, 2017, JohnD25

The distance measured by any app is controlled by the firmware of the watch. This intern is affected by the GPS accuracy which again is controlled by the firmware of the watch. All any custom app is doing is reporting what the firmware is measuring. Therefore, Hiker will be no more and no less accurate than any other app.

May 24, 2017 | Version v1.26

This app works like a charm! By far, this is the app I use the most. All the data fields are very readable and the GPS progress bar actually makes sense. I do have one problem with it. As far as I have seen, I cannot take any manual laps. Pressing the lap button only takes my to the "save/discard" page. And the "start/stop" button only freezes the fields so I can see progress. If there is a way I can take manual laps, please let me know! Nevertheless, this is my favorite app and I will continue to use it for a long time to come.

April 24, 2017 | Version v1.24

Great app, thank you! Almost all important data are shown in a very good layout. Some possible enhancements: Additional optional data on main page: - ascent/descent RATE [+/- xxx m/h] - velocity [km/h] Map page: - display of favorites (waypoints) - view scalable - optional: UTM coordinate - optional: Orientation track up

April 18, 2017 | Version v1.24

This is a very good app. Exactly what I was after. My only suggestion for improvement is whether it would be possible to increase the font size on the main screen or have an option to have fewer visible fields but with increased text/font size. Alternatively could there be another customisable screen allowing the user to choose the display fields? Eyesight is not up to it ... I must be getting old :) Keep up the good work.

April 17, 2017 | Version v1.24

APP causes my Fenix3 to crash, and loose all daily data in the process. I did a reinstall and rebooted the watch. That didn't help. Which is really sad because when the app decides to work it is brilliant! Sadly it is to unstable for me.

Developer Reply
April 17, 2017, JohnD25

Julian, can you please contact me via the developer link? I have tested the app on the Fenix 3 development simulator and it hasn't crashed. However, your experience is different and I would like to identify and resolve this instability.

April 15, 2017 | Version v1.24

Does Hiker use gps or gps+glonass? Thanks

April 9, 2017 | Version v1.24

Thanks for the lock feature. This is the best hiker apps

April 7, 2017 | Version v1.20-upd

Awesome hiking app! Works great on fenix 3! Keep up the good work!

April 3, 2017 | Version v1.20-upd

Is top!!! But add incline %!?! Please! Please!

March 26, 2017 | Version v1.20-upd

Excelente, subo volcanes contesta aplicacion

March 25, 2017 | Version v1.20-upd

Crash. And reboot my Fenix 3 HR :-(

Developer Reply
March 25, 2017, JohnD25

After installing the app did you reboot your watch? This is some times required. Please contact me via the developer link if you would like assistance.

March 20, 2017 | Version v1.20-upd

A really good app for hiking. One good improvement would be to have the ability to change the longtatude/latitude to GB OS grid references as this would assist with navigation.

February 23, 2017 | Version v1.20-upd

Really well thought out and very functional. One thing that could be added is the ability to lock out the buttons so you don't accidently pause a hike.

February 20, 2017 | Version v1.20-upd

Down loaded this app today -then found vivoactive was frozen: time; activity apps etc. Have had to do a hard restart. Obviously can't be sure its the app but its not happened previously. Haven't tried the hiking app! Disappointed.

Developer Reply
February 20, 2017, JohnD25

This is certainly not normal behaviour. My main watch is the Vivoactive HR and this hasn't happened to me. I would guess there was something going on with your watch at the time which caused the crash. Contact me via the developer link if you would like assistance.

February 13, 2017 | Version v1.20-upd

Magnífica aplicación. La información muy útil. Con traducción a español, sería perfecta

February 12, 2017 | Version v1.20-upd

Excellent on my vivoactiveHR, but sometimes it doesn't start and shows an IQ error messsage.

Developer Reply
February 12, 2017, JohnD25

Could you please contact me via the "Contact Developer" link so I may investigate the issue you are experiencing. Thanks

February 8, 2017 | Version v1.20-upd

Excellent !! Highly recommended !! Works perfectly !!

February 6, 2017 | Version v1.20-upd

Works great with the vivoactive HR.

February 5, 2017 | Version v1.20-upd

Very useful app. Please handle the exception when calibrate gps during recording: activity is saved without prompt and you have to start a new one. keep up the good work. Thanks

February 1, 2017 | Version v1.20-upd

Love it. Bread crumb trail is very effective and useful. Is it possible to set auto pause? Thank you.

January 31, 2017 | Version v1.20-upd

Ottima app, bel lavoro!

January 31, 2017 | Version v1.20-upd

hallo auf meiner Viviactive HR steht immer nur das kein GPS Signal. Und was nun ??

Developer Reply
January 31, 2017, JohnD25

Wanderer wartet, bis es ein gutes GPS-Signal gibt, bevor man vorschlägt, die Wanderung zu beginnen. Sie können diese Einstellung überschreiben und die Starttaste trotzdem drücken, aber die Aktivität wird möglicherweise nicht korrekt aufgezeichnet. Wenn die Anwendung auf dem "Warten auf GPS" bleibt, dann verschieben Sie entweder an einen anderen Standort in der freien Ansicht des Himmels oder versuchen Sie eine der Anwendung von Garmin, um sicherzustellen, dass die Uhr richtig funktioniert und ein GPS-Signal empfangen kann. Hiker waits until there is a good GPS signal before suggesting to start the hike. You may override this and press start anyway but the activity may not record correctly. If the app remains on the "Waiting for GPS" then either move to another location in clear view of the sky or try one of Garmin's app to ensure you watch is functioning correctly and can receive a GPS signal.

January 27, 2017 | Version v1.20-upd

Works great with a vivoactive HR. Its all the data you need for a hike WITH a breadcrumb trail Sweet

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