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==NEW VERSION that no longer uses the direct communication of the Garmin SDK==</p><p>== Please update the Android application to version 2.0.0 or higher and also the application on your watch to version 2.0.0 or higher ==</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Get notifications from Android Google Maps on your Garmin device.</p><p></p><p>It could not be easier</p><p></p><p>- Install on your android phone NavGarmin (</p>

What’s New

If you want to pay me a beer to thank me:</p><p></p><p>New version to no longer use the Garmin SDK direct communication, please update the Android application 2.0.1


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This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
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  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • D2™ Charlie D2™ Charlie
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  • D2™ Delta PX D2™ Delta PX
  • D2™ Delta S D2™ Delta S
  • D2™ Mach 1 D2™ Mach 1
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  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • Descent™ MK2 Descent™ MK2, Descent™MK2i
  • Descent™ Mk2S Descent™ Mk2S
  • Enduro™ Enduro™
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  • epix™ (Gen 2) epix™ (Gen 2), quatix® 7 – Sapphire Edition
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  • Forerunner® 245 Music Forerunner® 245 Music
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  • fēnix® 5S Plus fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X, tactix® Charlie
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  • fēnix® 6 Dual Power fēnix® 6 Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6 Pro fēnix® 6 Pro, fēnix® 6 Sapphire
  • fēnix® 6 Pro Dual Power fēnix® 6 Pro Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6 Pro Solar fēnix® 6 Pro Solar
  • fēnix® 6 Solar fēnix® 6 Solar
  • fēnix® 6S fēnix® 6S
  • fēnix® 6S Dual Power fēnix® 6S Dual Power
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  • fēnix® 7 fēnix® 7, quatix® 7
  • fēnix® 7S fēnix® 7S
  • fēnix® 7X fēnix® 7X, quatix® 7X – Solar Edition
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  • Venu® Sq. 2 Music Venu® Sq. 2 Music
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  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
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  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
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  • vívoactive® 4S vívoactive® 4S, GarminActive S
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (470 Ratings)

April 1, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

Nice app, very useful in some cases. It is a good idea to add an option to change a background colour to black(better option for amoled displays). I saw on the screenshots that you can get in to some settings in that app but idk how to do that, maybe it is a bug or smh. Garmin Venu 2 plus

Sam Leung
March 29, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

Used to work before ver 2. Now it works pretty rarely and only when it wants to.

Developer Reply
March 29, 2023, Alexis_Lecanu

Do not forget to configure your Android, especially if you have an overlay. Override the battery optimization for example.

March 29, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

No funciona en garmin fenix 7

Developer Reply
March 29, 2023, Alexis_Lecanu

Don't forget to install the Android application that goes with it, don't forget that some android overlays must be configured

Vasilis Lekarakos
March 27, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

No matter what I do, I always get "launch a navigation on maps". I checked 100 times permissions in battery's performance settings, notifications etc... Is there any more specific setting you can suggest to look for ?

Developer Reply
March 28, 2023, Alexis_Lecanu

Some forget to install the companion application to this application on their phone.

Stefan B.
March 23, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

Funktioniert super.

Serg Tim
March 21, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

How to change colour to Black?

Developer Reply
March 21, 2023, Alexis_Lecanu

Just go to the settings and set the theme to black

March 20, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

Unfortunately doesn't work on the epix gen 2. disabled all battery settings but no succes. if someone got it working on his epix 2 please let me know :)

Developer Reply
March 20, 2023, Alexis_Lecanu

The problem is not related to the watch but your phone. Depending on the overlay you have to disable battery optimizations. Your epix 2 works very well, it's on the phone side that you need to set it up better.

José Díaz
March 18, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

Magnifico, muchas gracias.

March 5, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

much better than the old version. thank you for making this!

March 4, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

Works great on FR255. Discreet navigation with vibration alerts directly on my steering wheel while kids sleep on back seats and phone charges. Thank you so much!

Raj 🇮🇳
March 1, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

I had been using your app on my VivoActive 4, but now that I switched to instant 2, I am not able to user this app at all. Please see if you can make it compatible with instinct 2. Thank you in advance.

February 28, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

A très bien marché les premières heures d'utilisation mais à cessé de se lancer par la suite. Je ne sais pas pourquoi. Hyper pratique quand ça fonctionne !

Marek Průhledný
February 24, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

It does work properly. Nice work!

Michalis Maroulakis
February 21, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

Initially it didn't work properly. But Alex told me it was due to an update at Google maps side. He fixed it a few days later and now it works like a charm! Awesome thanx Alex! 5*!

Bernhard Kerl
February 20, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

Die App läuft ausgezeichnet und zeigt sämtliche Routinganweisungen aus Google Maps auf der Uhr an. Zuerst hatte ich kurz das Problem, dass die Richtungspfeile falsch angezeigt wurden. Von Entwickler erhielt ich sofort die Antwort, dass Maps etwas an der Schnittstelle geändert hatte, und dies zur Fehlinterpretation am Garmin führte. Zwei Tage später kam ein Update (V2 1.1) im Play-Store von Google und jetzt läuft die App wie eine Eins. Besten Dank für die App und besten Dank für den schnellen und professionellen Support!

Cabrera Manuel
February 19, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

Requires a complicated setup (install a phone app with special rights) but once everything is set, it works nicely.

Developer Reply
February 19, 2023, Alexis_Lecanu

It requires the same right as Garmin Connect which also reads notifications from your phone. Was not Google Maps I have no other way to do it.

Kai Stelzer
February 19, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

Hallo, ich habe diese heute das erste Mal getestet. Zuerst hat es ganz gut funktioniert, doch es gibt laufend Abbrüche, es steht dann immer: starten sie eine Navigation bei Google maps. Die Navigation war die ganze Zeit auf meinem Handy eingeschaltet.

Developer Reply
February 19, 2023, Alexis_Lecanu

Thanks for the feedback, you don't have any battery optimization that would cut the service?

Chien Wei Lin
February 19, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

Directions shows incorrect after google maps app update.

Developer Reply
February 19, 2023, Alexis_Lecanu

An update 2.1.1 for Android is in progress

February 19, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

Direction arrows are showing in the opposite direction. I have a Forerunner 255 Music

גיא ארגוב
February 16, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

Great! But how do I make my watch vibrate whenever I need to make a turn?

February 13, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

From the last firmware update (Forerunner 255) is showing direction arrows in the oposite direction.

Pavel Sykora
February 10, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

Works quite well. Only problem is that the navigation arrow often shows opposite direction.

February 10, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

255s not work, always disconnect and it say "launch a navigation on Maps"

Developer Reply
February 10, 2023, Alexis_Lecanu

The problem is not on the watch side but on the phone side, you have to check if you have google maps notifications in your status bar but also that there is no battery manager that cuts the application

Santiago Torrejón Luna
February 3, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

It does not exist an app called NavGarmin in the apple appStore. Is there any possibility with iOs?

Developer Reply
February 3, 2023, Alexis_Lecanu

As stated in the description, sorry but no.

Shahid Mohammed
February 1, 2023 | Version 2.0.2

As many have commented here, the app stays on the page 'Launch a map' irrespective of the status on the phone. I've also seen the developer's response to similar comments in the past. Doesn't seem to be helpful.

Developer Reply
February 1, 2023, Alexis_Lecanu

Do you have google maps notifications in your status bar? Don't you have an overload on Android with a battery optimizer that would shut down the application?