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Elevation widget

  • r.485
  • Widget Widget
  • 76993
  • 33
  • Payment Required

Description

This widget retrieves the elevation of your current location from the INTERNET. It does NOT rely on the built-in barometric altimeter. It can be useful to check the calibration of the sensors on your device. Press ENTER to check the last succesfully loaded elevation data and the sensor information (for comparison). The sensor information can come from the barometer or from the GPS. The choice is automatically made by the device's firmware. It is not possible to select the source within the Connect IQ environment.</p>

What’s New

✔ Use our mobile app pack (companion app) to unlock the app:</p><p>ツ Android ★★★★★:</p><p>• free: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.connectiq.r485.mapsr485companion</p><p>• premium: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.connectiq.r485.mapsr485companion2</p><p>ツ iOS ★★★★★</p><p>• itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1502830009

Requirements

Companion App

Download on the App Store Android App on Google Play

Additional Information

Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Your Garmin Connect™ fitness profile
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Average Rating: (33 Ratings)

David Versteeg
December 26, 2020 | Version 1.3.0

It is a simple widget, which does exactly what it promises. A great additional data source to calibrate your altimeter. Also, the developer is very responsive to questions.

Michael Klein
November 7, 2020 | Version 1.2.8

I'm sure it ever worked. Tried to get the elevation a dozen or so times regardless of whether I was on 25th floor balcony or standing on the street elevation was still the same.

Developer Reply
November 7, 2020, r.485

Hi Michael! Thanks for your review. As stated in the description, this widget retrieves the elevation of your current location from the INTERNET. It does NOT rely on the built-in barometric altimeter. So the widget will show the same number if you are on the 25th floor or at the street level, because it uses the GPS coordinates to retrieve the elevation data from the internet. The internet doesn't know in which floor you are (luckily ;-)). The number will most likely refer to the elevation at the street level. So you can use this number to calibrate your sensor. From that moment on, you can use the built-in altimeter to check the elevation in case you are in a higher floor of a building. Kind regards

Angelo
April 16, 2020 | Version 1.2.6

Beautiful App, on Vivoactive HR it works Great, Thanks to the Developer who was very timely and precise in providing the unlock code and detailed instructions, and it was all very simple.

ENGRAMA
January 15, 2020 | Version 1.2.6

Me parece una muy buena aplicación me es muy útil

Ralph
December 24, 2019 | Version 1.2.6

Works great - why does the widget need access my fitness profile ? GPS and Internet I do get ... but all the other data HR, ANT+, ... ? Why is this data collected ?

Developer Reply
December 24, 2019, r.485

Thanks for your review. We don't collect or sell user data. The profile is only needed to validate the unlock code (in case you pay via PayPal). We'll check if we can avoid asking permission to read some sensor data which is not used by the app. Thanks for the feedback.

Gufi
October 5, 2019 | Version 1.2.5

Widget arbeitet wie es soll. Gute Arbeit. Unlock-Key kam sehr schnell. 6 Sterne!

Alfred Krämer
September 21, 2019 | Version 1.2.5

I like that widget. It works very well. Thank you for that!

Sapper89
June 15, 2019 | Version 1.2.5

Handy to set the elevation, especially if you have traveled recently. I've had "Relive" routes have starting elevations that were way off so the resulting track was floating high above the ground.

PerHolgersen
June 15, 2019 | Version 1.2.5

Great tool

Dale Howard
June 13, 2019 | Version 1.2.5

Compatible with Vivoactive3 Music Functions as advertised Reasonably priced Excellent technical support

Martin Otčenášek
May 13, 2019 | Version 1.2.5

Very good and useful widget for calibrate sensor, it is very accurate. It is pity that garmin environment has prohibited to auto calibrate help with 3rd sides, this widget would be ideal tool.

Toka
May 1, 2019 | Version 1.2.4

Bei mir hat das Widget eine Falsche Höhe angezeigt. Anstelle 55m über Meeresspiegel wurden 36m angezeigt. Diese Differenz ist einfach viel zu groß.

Gil Jarvie
April 26, 2019 | Version 1.2.4

The widget seems to quickly acquire elevations and does exactly what I had hoped. The reason for five stars is the Developer. I had a couple of issues and the response was almost immediate. It turned out to be "user error" but he was gracious and kind. Job well done!

Michael Brzeski
March 26, 2019 | Version 1.2.4

Perfect

crkjws
March 16, 2019 | Version 1.2.4

Decided to go for the Pro just minutes after my download and things went great. The instructions sent on how to set up the Pro were very easy and detailed. Very happy with this app and now looking at others from the same developer. I use a Garmin Vivoactive and this app works very well with that model. Very happy with the purchase.

kesleth
February 2, 2019 | Version 1.2.4

Works like a charme, bought pro version and unlock instructions came promptly. Easy process and worth every penny.

William
January 21, 2019 | Version 1.2.4

Trial is too short and no option to change to metric units

Developer Reply
January 21, 2019, r.485

The widget follows the units defined on your system settings. The exact procedure to change depends on your device. Check the use manual or google "garmin change units Vivoactive/Fenix/Forerunner...". On the Fenix 5, for example, it works like this: (1) Hold MENU. (2) Select Settings - System - Units. (3) Select a measurement type. (4) Select a unit of measure. --- Source: https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/fenix5/EN-US/GUID-4E76487B-6F62-415D-9419-C7E4292F5BC6.html

MATMAT
November 15, 2018 | Version 1.2.2

trial period is too short

Broderick Cook
November 15, 2018 | Version 1.2.2

Purchased Pro version & it works great. Quick reply from developer after purchase with simple clear instructions on how to unlock.

Kathleen Valle
November 14, 2018 | Version 1.2.2

Works great. Comes in handy.

Josep Castelltort
September 13, 2018 | Version 1.2.0

Muy buena aplicacion pero es visovle por un tiempo en periodo trial

Rainer Klingenberg
August 27, 2018 | Version 1.1.6

Funktioniert wunderbar. Danke. Prompte Hilfe bei Problemen bei der Aktivierung der Pro Version. Danke nochmals.

Adam
August 18, 2018 | Version 1.1.6

Wow, what a great widget, I'd does exactly what it's supposed to and is very accurate! I had s senior moment installing it and the support is as good as the widget!

AlbertoMi
June 24, 2018 | Version 1.1.5

Perfecta, es una aplicación basica si quieres configurar correctamente la elevación ante de una ruta.

Bret Ford
May 30, 2018 | Version 1.1.4

It'd be great if Garmin would implement a sixth star for these reviews. :-) The application itself itself fills in some functionality that I've LONG wanted in my GPS, having gotten tired of obtaining elevations for trailheads and summits beforehand to calibrate my unit. Zooming in on trailheads with Google Earth makes for pretty pictures, but it's tedious and, apparently, :-) quite unnecessary. The hypothetical sixth star goes to the developer, r.485, who worked with me to get past Garmin's issues with the Connect IQ Store. I wasn't able to unlock the purchased version of the Elevation widget until Rodrigo went many extra miles (km / 1.61 for those of you outside of the U.S. :-) to get my copy registered, including implementing some diagnostics in the application to check what the what was. :-) It turns out that Garmin has stored incorrect values for some of my vital statistics, making the generated key incorrect. The problem was solved, and I'm a very happy customer. The developer's follow-up and professionalism was very timely, very thorough, and very much appreciated! Thanks again!

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