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what3words for Garmin


With this widget, you can look up your location in the what3words context.</p><p>You need Internet connection because they can't store the w3w database on the device. </p><p>If you appreciate my work, donations can be made at</p><p>-------</p><p>what3words is a universal addressing system based on a 3mx3m global grid.</p><p></p><p>Each of the 57 trillion 3mx3m squares in the world has been pre-allocated a fixed & unique 3 word address.</p>

What’s New

v2.0.2.1 Hotfix</p><p>v2.0.2 New Models, small Bugfixes</p><p>v2.0.1 Better representation of words for Instinct® Crossover (Thanks David)</p><p>v2.0.0 completely new design and support for the latest devices

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • GPS location
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Average Rating: (41 Ratings)

November 28, 2023 | Version v2.0.2.3

Great app!

Kostas Eftaxias
August 21, 2023 | Version v2.0.2.3

Does exactly what is supposed to do, and does it fine!

Gábor 🇭🇺🇬🇧
July 19, 2023 | Version v2.0.2.2

Gives you your three words coordinates. Simple and effective. The dev is very helpful and responsive! Thanks.

Neil Waterhouse
May 25, 2023 | Version 2.0.1

A good widget for off trail users. I have found myself in emergency situations far from a physical address a few times. I understand the database is too big to have offline wtw, but perhaps in the instance where there is no internet connectivity it defaults to the most readable lat/long format.

David Hamilton-Grey
May 20, 2023 | Version 2.0.1

App works perfectly now on the garmin instinct crossover solar tactical thanks to the developer sven for working on an update to fix the layout. Very happy

Wari Wahab
May 19, 2023 | Version 2.0.0

Does not work well on Instinct Crossover

Developer Reply
May 20, 2023, siebensamurai

Have adjusted the output of the words so that the pointers are not in the way..

Bartosz Makara
January 5, 2023 | Version 1.9.2

Works great on my fenix 6 pro.

October 13, 2022 | Version 1.9.2

Great app but would be better if you were able to share the location

Wari Wahab
July 30, 2022 | Version 1.9.2

Needs to support Garmin's newer devices like the 1040 or the forerunner 955/255

November 14, 2021 | Version 1.7.8

Good app, clean and simple. Had an issue with it not loading but that was simply due to my watch needing to be restarted.

Geoff Mee
September 21, 2021 | Version 1.7.8

Doesn't work with the Garmin GPS 66

Rob Wilson
September 6, 2021 | Version 1.7.5

Nice, clear and simple. Would it be possible to download a local set of data, say 20km radius, rather than rely on internet connection? And how about an SOS button that sends an SMS message with location in an emergency?

Developer Reply
September 9, 2021, siebensamurai

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, it is still not possible to save the data (even partially) on the device and thus create an offline capability.

Mihai Serban
September 6, 2021 | Version 1.7.5

Can you please add Enduro to the list of supported devices?

Developer Reply
September 9, 2021, siebensamurai

Your wish is my command ;) I have updated the app for Enduro and other devices

February 11, 2021 | Version 1.7.5

Does not work with Garmin Oregon 700. App is installed according to Connect IQ. But can't see or run them.

Developer Reply
June 29, 2021, siebensamurai

Thank you for your 1 star because you didn´t find where wigets installed on Oregon:

December 24, 2020 | Version 1.7.5

Sadly the accuracy is about 300 mts out, when compared with my Samsung phone.

October 9, 2020 | Version 1.7.5

It times out and goes back to the clock before it gets a chance to display the words. I get 'waiting for GPS' and then 'loading' and then the clock.

Lucy Behney
September 3, 2020 | Version 1.7.1

Love the app & used it with great success on my previous watch but have finally given up as cannot get it to work on my fenix 6s. Gets to the 'loading' screen & doesn't go any further.

Michael Wynne
August 17, 2020 | Version 1.7.1

It may be beyond your control but having a life saving location app that requires an internet connection is just pointless. There is no internet at sea, or in the moors or mountains etc. The phone app can store an offline database so it works with just a GPS signal, why cant watch app work that way too ?. If it requires the internet, its useless.

Niv (Roadie)
August 4, 2020 | Version 1.7.1

Once outside my Fenix-6 says "Waiting for GPS" for about 30 to 60 seconds, then responds with "Loading", after which it just times out. Very poor IMHO!

Developer Reply
August 4, 2020, siebensamurai

Thanks for the one star, Very poor IMHO, too. I own an Fenix 6 an it works normal. Every time... First connect your Fenix to your smartphone (it works only online, because there is no way to get the w3w database to your fenix). Than open the widget, it use the fenix gps to detect the location and then get the w3w in your language. So, because you stand in an bad position to get your GPS signal, and have also an bad internet connection you rate the app with 1 Star... Thank you

May 16, 2020 | Version 1.7.1

Does it's purpose, but needs an update of available languages

November 14, 2019 | Version 1.7.0

On Vivoactive 3, exiting out of widget causes ConnectIQ watch face to disappear and return to the default face.

Chris Sayer
October 9, 2019 | Version 1.7.0

Well, I have what3words downloaded on my iPhone and it works brilliantly (first heard about this app on the BBC website). I have now added it to my Garmin S60 golf watch and firstly get 'Waiting for GPS' then 'Loading' but nothing more happens. Having said that, I occasionally get three words, but when I look to see where the place is on the iPhone it is somewhere near the 18th green where I completed my round of golf (it seems to retain that location). Can't find any missing connections - can you help?

October 8, 2019 | Version 1.7.0

Thanks for your answer. It works now. Merci.

Marcos Saad
August 18, 2019 | Version 1.6

It does not have a local database requiring a cell connection... and of it had one I wish I could save a waypoint (location) with the 3W name...

June 23, 2019 | Version 1.6

Brilliant! I’ve had the what3words app on my phone for a while but it takes little while to locate etc. Now I can get my 3 word location with 2 button presses!