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Outdoor Master

Description

BEFORE YOU WRITE A REVIEW OR PURCHASE THE PRO VERSION:</p><p>• Please READ the description carefully</p><p>• Consider using the link 'CONTACT DEVELOPER' on this page to give feedback or ask questions</p><p>___</p><p>Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/garmin.connect.iq/</p><p>___</p><p>The Outdoor Master can record various types of outdoor activities: running, cycling, walking, hiking, rowing, skiing, snowboarding, etc. (But it does NOT extend the possibilities of your watch. For example, you will should not try to record open water swimming on a Vivoactive).</p>

What’s New

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>• Free: itunes.apple.com/us/app/r-485/id1232150645</p><p>• Premium: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/r-485-pro/id1229871783</p><p>✔ Use our mobile apps to create tracks using Google Maps or GPX files:</p>

Requirements

Companion App

Download on the App Store Android App on Google Play

Additional Information

Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive data via ANT radio to/from third-party sensors
  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • Record additional information into activity files
  • Saved information such as courses, routes, waypoints, tracks or workouts
  • Write locations to a device’s location list
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • Heart rate, barometer, temperature, and altitude history
  • Your Garmin Connect™ fitness profile
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Average Rating: (59 Ratings)

Ncross
30 June 2019 | Version 3.2.7

Nice data fields but no ability to use Garmin maps with track recording or routes. Garmin fenix 5x

Zrinka
26 May 2019 | Version 3.2.7

Great App! just unlock Pro... thanks Rodrigo for support :)

Peter
02 April 2019 | Version 3.2.4

In my oppinion the App is nearly perfect. With the pro-version I can design the display in my own way. I like it.

Sören
20 March 2019 | Version 3.2.4

One hour in use and 20% battery consumption .... Too much - Uninstalled!

Developer Reply
20 March 2019, r.485

Connect IQ apps consume more power than native apps in general. We've researched and checked that the Outdoor Master is pretty much in line compared to what other Connect IQ app do. There's a discussion on battery consumption by CIQ apps on https://forums.garmin.com/forum/developers/connect-iq/1294511-battery-life-using-connect-iq-apps

GayGibson
13 January 2019 | Version 3.2.4

I am very pleased now that I bit the bullet and bought the pro version. It cost very little and now my custom screen stays put. I wanted to be able to put all of the data fields that I care most about on one screen so I don't have to flip between screens to see my heart rate data, elevation gain and loss, and distance and time which can be difficult to do when wearing gloves. Mission accomplished thanks to Outdoor Master. I also appreciate the speed with which Rodrigo got back to me once I sent the funds. Great app! Thank you.

David
09 December 2018 | Version 3.2.4

Good functionality. The colours are a little bit bright for me though.

John
24 August 2018 | Version 3.2.2

I can’t make any sense of the App or how to use it or make it work at all. Too confusing to bother with and the companion App on my iPhone also just hangs useless and senseless.

bergis
02 June 2018 | Version 3.2.1

Good app, also excellent support from developer when I had a problem

Carlos Argueta
29 May 2018 | Version 3.2.1

New to the Garmin ecosystem and advanced devices to track fitness. Before I was using a simple Xiaomi Mi Band. First thing I noticed when buying my Vivoactive 3 is that I was unable to use the courses features that looked so cool. I was a bit disappointed but tried to find some third-party apps that could do something similar to it. I found two options, dwMap and Outdoor Master. I have to say that Outdoor Master is the winner here. When you buy the pro version (by buying the mega pack of iOS or Android apps), you get access to several cool features like creating routes and send to watch from the app. That was just fantastic. But what really impressed me was the ability to encode a route into a data field and use it within the built-in apps like Run or Walk. That was just like magic to me. Finally another thing I truly loved is how you can zoom in to the point where you see what looks like a compass and shows you where the destination is, or where the beginning is. It takes navigation to a whole different level. Loving the app so far. The only drawback I see so far is that the watch app has too many screens but I am pretty sure there is a way to customize that. Will invest some more time finding out. On the other hand, contacting the developer is very useful. I had some doubts about another app and he replied right away. What can be better than a great app with a helpful developer?

Tommy1948
29 May 2018 | Version 3.2.1

I haven't worked out the advantages over the existing apps for Hike, Cycle etc... I reckon it eats up battery - am I wrong? Finding it difficult to understand and how it ties in with the maps.

Игорь 🌀
28 April 2018 | Version 3.2.1

Классное приложение очень много вариантов отображения ! включенно поле " target" очень понравилось

Cave Dweller
26 April 2018 | Version 3.2.1

Pro version installed on my Vivoactive HR. The app has a lot of features, and a lot of customizations. Highlights include the ability to create a route on the phone and transfer it to the GPS.

Lucy Lumley
02 April 2018 | Version 3.0-beta-19

Great sports app, I use daily, can configure data screens, easy to use, downloads all information to garmin connect app, highly recomend.

Charly
14 March 2018 | Version 2.9a-upd4

Hi Rodrigo, thanks for sending unlock data so fast. The app is realy what i want/need on my Forerunner 235. After a test period i agree to unlock the app to give the programmer an effort. A nice feature would be to have the possibility to reduce the amount of screens which are not in use. That would increase the scrolling through the app. Thanks for this great app, i will continue testing. Best regards Karl-Heinz

CMOS4
14 February 2018 | Version 2.9a-upd2

My initial impression was really good, however after using the app for a bit I just wanted to update with a few observations - On the Vivoactive some of the screens look pretty sloppy...particularly the compass which is not centered. The app will bug you after a time to buy the pro version or lose features. Surprisingly the features that appear to require payment are not ones I care about anyways, although I don't know if more will become unavailable after time. The problem I do have with the app is that it presents the user what feels like 30 screens and I could not find a way to remove screens I didn't care about. This makes scrolling through to a specific screen REALLY tedious. I love that the data is available, but I don't care about 95% of the screens being presented. All I wanted was an app that would have a nice breadcrumb trail and display pace, HR, distance, Zones and the current time. The last thing maybe worth mentioning is that when you stop an activity by pressing the physical key on the VA3, I am not sure it actually stops the data collection. Instead it opens another screen with about 5 options which include pausing the run or stopping and saving it. What bother's me here is that not only is this a bit tedious, but if I am running in a strange place and stop my run but need the breadcrumb map to find my way back, the only way to use that feature is to NOT stop and save (at least that was what the developer seemed to tell me). However, by not actually stopping the activity my running stats are going to get really skewed as I walk around or do something other than running. I'm think specifically if I do an out and back trail run but before heading back I wanted to enjoy the vista of wherever I ran to.

Florian.baudin
05 February 2018 | Version 2.9a-upd1

Best app for my vivoactive watch. It greatly helps me monitor my backcountry skiing with much needed additional info. Thanks a lot, keep the good job.

Kevin Lefever
03 February 2018 | Version 2.9a-upd1

Excellent app for walking and the ability to map a route is excellent, just the feature I was looking for. I haven't tried other sports, but it was worth upgrading for walking and tracking my course and HR. I am using a forerunner 920XT. I look forward to exploring the entire app over time.

Jo A. Kim
29 January 2018 | Version 2.9a-upd

Less is more! this app supports a lot of sports but it is not possible to configurate the kind of sports in profiles. so you have allways one configuration for all the sports. it means, you have allways a lot of informations which you are not interested for.

CMOS4
27 January 2018 | Version 2.9a-upd

Very Nice app! I only have a few suggestions/questions: 1) I noticed that the map has some data fields on it that are ever so slightly off screen on my Vivoactive 3. Some of the other screens have this same issue. While the screens are definitely still readable it just would look nicer if all text fit appropriately. 2. Is it possible to record an activity (like a hike), stop that activity when I reach my destination in order to conserve battery, then load up my route that I just recorded and use it to find my way back to the starting location? If so I would SO make a donation! 3.) After I finished my walk today I noticed that the app did not offer to let me review my stats. That';s a feature I appreciated on my Garmin 620. I did see that on my Vivoactive 3 I can just go to that "last sport" widget to see my data, but it would be nice to be able to do this through the Outdoor Master. 4.) Finally, is it possible to get a small compass or north designation on the map screen? I know I can just look at the Sun's location or swipe to the compass screen, but it would be nice to actually have that on the map itself. Thanks - I'll also send a copy of this through the "contact developer" in hopes of getting some feedback!

Cristóbal
12 January 2018 | Version 2.9a-upd

First things first, excellent app. It takes some time to configure and rearrange the many different fields and screens, but once that is done it is great. The ability to map a route is excellent, just the feature I was looking for. I am planning to upgrade, however, I need to know if it is possible to pause an activity, go somewhere else on the watch, come back and resume. I read in a previous comment that hitting the back button from the first screen will exit the app. I tried it and get a “stop recording before exit” message, even if I paused the activity. Is there a way to do this, am I missing something? I use a FR235.

Sebastjan
27 November 2017 | Version 2.9a-upd

I am using this app most off the time, for hike, cycling. Thi is grea app. Keep up the good work.

Baub Kyle
27 November 2017 | Version 2.9a-upd

Fun app to track your outdoor activities.

Ale Galán
30 October 2017 | Version 2.9

The best app in my Garmin Fenix 3. Outdoor Master App, all in one app. 200% Recommended!

Krista
22 October 2017 | Version 2.9

Love the apps I bought the mega pack I love how the various features available in the different apps depending on what you're looking for in each situation. Love how it triggers the live track in Garmin when start recording an activity. In the apps that record.

James Paul
03 October 2017 | Version 2.9

I installed this on my Garmin Edge 1000 to enable me to go out and run. It was a fantastic app, and gave me all the metrics I needed including power from Stryd. I did not see any issues with the app and have made around 10 runs with it.

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