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Surfing

Description

The only dedicated surfing app for garmin watches.</p><p></p><p>Adds surfing as a trackable sport for your watch. Tracks total time, number of waves, time and distance ridden etc. and saves the activity with the correct type</p><p></p><p>No complicated setup options, simple user interface showing all the info you need when you need it- </p><p>Big clock - time of day for tides, appointments etc.</p>

What’s New

1.0.9 Added layout for fr 735xt</p><p>1.0.8 fixed memory leak causing watch to run out of memory and close app</p><p>1.0.2 Added pause/resume for non-touchscreen devices

Additional Information

Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • Record additional information into activity files
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Heart rate, barometer, temperature, and altitude history
  • D2™ Charlie D2™ Charlie
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • ForeAthlete® 735XTJ ForeAthlete® 735XTJ
  • Forerunner® 245 Forerunner® 245
  • Forerunner® 245 Music Forerunner® 245 Music
  • Forerunner® 645 Forerunner® 645
  • Forerunner® 645 Music Forerunner® 645 Music
  • Forerunner® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • Forerunner® 945 Forerunner® 945
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5, quatix® 5
  • fēnix® 5 Plus fēnix® 5 Plus
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5S Plus fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X, tactix® Charlie
  • fēnix® 5X Plus fēnix® 5X Plus
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
Average Rating: (8 Ratings)

Pablo García Galindo
November 17, 2019 | Version 1.0.9

The app is ok.It'll be perfect if:1)Could disable altitude measures.2)Could add some improvements such as vibration when recording a wave or other functions that the datafield surf-tracker2 has.

David Marchini
October 28, 2019 | Version 1.0.8

The last fix resolved the crash and now the app works like a champ! Thanks for your hard work.

David Marchini
October 13, 2019 | Version 1.0.7

I wanted to report that after the latest update the app still crashes. Think it might be related to loss of GPS during wave detection?

Developer Reply
October 13, 2019, AledThomas

Hi, this is a different crash, seems the system wasn't releasing an object in memory causing the memory usage to gradually increase every second when there's a GPS signal. hopefully this is the last bug fixed now, try this version and if you find it works please update your review ratings. thanks.

David Marchini
October 1, 2019 | Version 1.0.4

It appears the app crashed on the first detected wave. I was using the default settings.

Developer Reply
October 4, 2019, AledThomas

this should now be fixed in version 1.0.6

Jorge
September 30, 2019 | Version 1.0.3

Great App, however the app crash in every wave, I hope the new version will solve that. I think the app will improve with Water Temp., Speed in the wave and would be excellent to have the icon surf instead a man stand , when we saw the information in the phone or PC as other sports, run, bike etc.

Bruno
September 27, 2019 | Version 1.0.2

Would it be possible to apply the open swim filtering for the watch with open swimming mode ? In my experience, with the surftracker datafield that seems to work like your apps, it is much much more accurate both in terms of wavecount as well as total distance.

Developer Reply
September 27, 2019, AledThomas

Unfortunately not without changing the sport type from surfing to open water swimming which means it wouldn't get saved as a surf in your Garmin connect history. If it's something you think would make a difference i can add it as an option but you'd have to edit the activity afterwards each time to change it from a swim to a surf yourself. drop me an email if you want it added, my watch doesn't do open water swimming so i don't have any experience of it :(

Aaron Wilson
September 17, 2019 | Version 1.0.2

Thank you for making a surf app. I love the interface, very easy to see in the water, however the app crashed for me after every wave I took. In one way it's nice since I can see all the waves individually instead of a giant scribbly line on the GPS map (and I get individual wave data) but I didn't like that I needed to restart the app and wait for GPS after every wave. I was trying to be conscious of keeping the watch out of the water as much as possible but seemed like 10 sec under water might be what would make it crash. Gonna try modifying some settings and trying again (I assume default should work just fine though). Has a lot of potential and if this bug can be fixed I would definitely change my rating. Possible Features: -Have a data screen that displays the best wave of the session (longest distance/time) -Have an auto lap feature for each wave. There is no way to see any specific wave data once the session ends, only the best wave (longest wave ride distance and longest time of ride, highest wave ride speed). Would be nice to see how other waves compared. - It would be awesome if there was a way to display only the wave rides (similar to Dawn Patrol https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dawn-patrol/id1161014179). Currently seems like it just counts the waves and does a lap at 1 mile of paddling (which isn't really a useful stat). Just get lots of flack from Apple Watch fanatics and would love to have better data eventually. - Consider Total overall stats to add for the session: Total Wave Ride Time Total Wave Ride Distance Paddle Distance Total Strokes Avg Stroke Rate Max Stroke Rate Avg Distance Per Stroke

Developer Reply
September 17, 2019, AledThomas

That's odd, I'll see if I can get it to output some debug data you can send over to see why it's crashing. Which watch are you using? It already does lap every wave and the total stats you mentioned but you are not seeing them because of the crash, and it doesn't lap every mile (maybe you have auto lap set to 1 mile in your watch settings?)

Loubeyre
September 14, 2019 | Version 1.0

Thanks! Really nice app, works well! However, it would be nice to add a pause/resume later function and to put the wave count conditions directly on the watch to modify it live depending on the waves

Developer Reply
September 14, 2019, AledThomas

Thanks, pause/ resume should be easy to do- I'll add it. Problem with altering wave count conditions in the app directly is Garmin doesn't want us entering data in the watch they want you to use the app so they removed the number entry feature from apps in the latest firmware, but I am trying to find a new way to input numbers as I also wanted to add a heat timer for contests and some other things so I'll look into it.

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