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Solar Intensity Logger


Solar Intensity data field, displays the current solar intensity level in percentage, and also logs the instant value as well as the battery level to show on a graph on Garmin Connect and report the session average.

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Record additional information into activity files
  • Descent™ Mk2S Descent™ Mk2S
  • Edge® 1040 Edge® 1040
  • Edge® 540 Edge® 540
  • Edge® 840 Edge® 840
  • Enduro™ Enduro™
  • Enduro™ 2 Enduro™ 2
  • Forerunner® 955 Forerunner® 955, Forerunner® 955 Solar
  • fēnix® 6 fēnix® 6
  • 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
  • fēnix® 6S Pro fēnix® 6S Pro, fēnix® 6S Sapphire
  • fēnix® 6S Pro Dual Power fēnix® 6S Pro Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6S Pro Solar fēnix® 6S Pro Solar
  • fēnix® 6S Solar fēnix® 6S Solar
  • fēnix® 6X Pro fēnix® 6X Pro, fēnix® 6X Sapphire, fēnix® 6X Pro Solar, tactix® Delta Sapphire, quatix® 6X Solar, tactix® Delta Solar, tactix® Delta Solar Ballistics
  • fēnix® 7 fēnix® 7, quatix® 7
  • fēnix® 7 Pro fēnix® 7 Pro
  • fēnix® 7S fēnix® 7S
  • fēnix® 7S Pro fēnix® 7S Pro
  • fēnix® 7X fēnix® 7X, quatix® 7X – Solar Edition
  • fēnix® 7X Pro fēnix® 7X Pro
  • Instinct® 2 Instinct® 2, Instinct® 2 - Camo Edition, Instinct® 2 Solar - Tactical Edition, Instinct® 2 Solar - Surf Edition, Instinct® 2 - dēzl™ Edition
  • Instinct® 2S Instinct® 2S, Instinct® 2S - Camo Edition, Instinct® 2S Solar - Tactical Edition, Instinct® 2S Solar - Surf Edition, Instinct® 2S - dēzl™ Edition
  • Instinct® 2X Instinct® 2X
  • Instinct® Crossover Instinct® Crossover
  • quatix® 6 quatix® 6
  • quatix® 6X quatix® 6X, quatix® 6X Solar, quatix® 6X Dual Power
  • tactix® 7 tactix® 7, tactix® 7 – Pro Ballistics Edition, tactix® 7 – Pro Edition
Average Rating: (22 Ratings)

Chris Crawford
June 3, 2023 | Version a7d25b6

Absolutely my favorite data field! Plus it is a two-fer with both the solar intensity and battery level being recorded and shown in Garmin Connect (GC) after the activity. And not only shown in GC, but in graphs and with an overall solar intensity average on the summary page. An absolute must have for solar watch owners.

May 18, 2023 | Version a7d25b6

Nice data field to keep track of solar during activities!

Lee Tennant
May 11, 2023 | Version a7d25b6

Perfect data feild. Great to look back on the data after a run or hike. And see how much solar I got. Abd niw it shows battery, even better as I can see drain over time and how solar intensity helps. Realy useful.

Dan Sellers
April 25, 2023 | Version 0cc91b8

Love this. Coming soon to the Instinct 2X?

Developer Reply
April 25, 2023, Balto

Added, give it a try!

Adam Rykala
April 24, 2023 | Version 0cc91b8

Does exactly what it says on the tin with no surprises! Excellent

Developer Reply
April 25, 2023, Balto

Hey thanks!

April 24, 2023 | Version 38c0ae7

excellent. i also echo the request to include the battery level to be logged as a second data field for this CIQ data field. most Garmin watches seem limited to 2 CIQ data fields so having solar and battery on the same "field" would save a slot for something else (i like Strava Relative Effort). thanks!

Developer Reply
April 24, 2023, Balto

Alright, fair enough. Just uploaded a new version that also logs the battery level in addition to the instant and average solar intensity.

Nicholas Connolly
February 22, 2023 | Version 38c0ae7

Great data field! Thank you so much for your work. Feature request - It would be awesome if battery percentage and battery percent per hour were logged as well.

Developer Reply
February 22, 2023, Balto

Hey thanks, you can use for the battery level. Discharge rate would not really work out, the API does not really give enough resolution for that. Maybe average rate at end of activity could be interesting but with how long these lasts you'd only get something useful on like 10h activities or something like that.

Dan Sellers
November 18, 2022 | Version a24896f

Love it with my f7X Solar. Just waiting for a release that works with my new Crossover Tactical!

Developer Reply
November 19, 2022, Balto

Added, should be there now. The simulator did not let me set a level for some reason but I reckon it works fine on the actual device, give it a try.

Bill Walker
July 22, 2022 | Version 54c4431

Absolutely fantastic data field!

Marcin Grzegorzek
July 5, 2022 | Version 54c4431

Almost perfect. Just to estimate what is percentage to watts ratio and it will be possible to calculate acquired Wh.

Developer Reply
July 6, 2022, Balto

Thanks Marcin, would be an interesting metric, but the conversion would be device specific and there's no public data about that. I suppose that given enough budget we could buy a bunch of those, hack them open and start taking measurements. :-)

Kenny Vandemoortele
May 17, 2022 | Version b7fb3a7


Dan Sellers
April 24, 2022 | Version b7fb3a7

Outstanding! Have been looking for a way to record Solar intensity during an activity. Love it.

Petr Vacek
April 16, 2022 | Version b7fb3a7


Cor Bergshoeff
November 4, 2021 | Version 3adc204

Works fine, I would give it a 5* if it can show the total amount of Watts generated. That would be great!

Developer Reply
November 4, 2021, Balto

Hey, can't be done, the API only gives a percentage without any actual unit.

September 22, 2021 | Version 3adc204

Does exactly as expected. A fun data point to see how much sun I actual get on the watch.

March 15, 2021 | Version 3adc204


Developer Reply
March 15, 2021, Balto

Thanks! Guess I'll remove the note from the description. :-)