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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: (99 Ratings)

October 7, 2017

It doesn't appear anymore on my forerunner 235...I can't understand wht...I Updated a new version of my forerunner and this app disappeared...CAN YOU HELP ME???

Developer Reply
October 7, 2017, JohnD25

Please contact me via the developer link if you have a problem with your watch rather than leaving a negative review. I used Hiker only last week with my Forerunner 235. It does work!

October 5, 2017

Crashed with my Vivoactive HR, sent email but no reply for two months. Works weird on my 235 as well, lost track with the GPS signal occasionally and need restart a new tracking to resume the connection.

Developer Reply
October 5, 2017, JohnD25

My apologies for missing your email. I have successfully tested Hiker with the Vivoactive HR on software version 4.00. I could not find any issues. We also have a Forerunner 235 which we successfully used Hiker on only last week. I have now contacted your directly and I will try to assist in resolving these problems.

September 20, 2017

Die App ist OK, was mir jedoch fehlt ist eine kumulierte Angabe der An- und Abstiegswerte (siehe Runtastic) und nicht nur die Differenz zwischen Höchstwert und Tiefstwert

September 14, 2017

Best app for hike but we need "resume later" option in pause menu.

September 11, 2017

Great application, can't wait to try this out in the mountains.

August 22, 2017

I really like this app, but sadly it messes up my floor count. Maybe it's because the app counts blocks of steps at a given interval and not every step as it's made, at least that is what the app shows. If I go for a hike without the app turned on, I get like 200 floors, if the app is turned on it's about 20. And the step count seems to be messed up if you hike with sticks (don't know if that's the correct name for it in english ), but that's not the apps fault.

August 12, 2017

Great app. Only reason I did not give five stars is because the steps from my hike are excluded from my step total for the day. I use Forerunner 235. Maybe I am missing something in the settings?

Developer Reply
August 20, 2017, JohnD25

The steps for an activity are included in your day total. Hiker uses the watch step count to work out how many steps have been done in an activity. The app cannot affect your overall watch step count.

August 4, 2017

Track looks weird... No idea why it's so poor in comparison to final saved activity track data. Patchnotes said that Fenix 3's temperature sensor can be used... Found no way to make app use F3 temperature sensor(((

August 2, 2017

Great job, this is just what I was looking for

July 26, 2017

Great application, meet all I need when I'm out in the country trekking

July 26, 2017

Nice with map display. Slow menus.

July 21, 2017

magnifica aplicación. Detallada y fácil de usar.

July 16, 2017

Applicaizone molto bella e utile

July 1, 2017

it keep trying to update and hang my garmin express/phone...

Developer Reply
July 4, 2017, JohnD25

The update process isn't controlled by the developers but the Garmin update software. If you're having a problem with any app updating, simply uninstall, reboot and then reinstall the app again.

June 25, 2017

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

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

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

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.

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