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Dedicated surfing app for garmin watches.</p><p></p><p>***note***</p><p>Garmin have introduced their own surfing app on the "Garmin instinct surf" and broken the summary view on Garmin connect for activities saved as 'surfing' by other apps, you may have spent hundreds on your watch but Garmin say if you want to surf you must buy their new watch.</p><p>This app has not changed and will still function the same as always and mark your waves as laps, At the moment there is no way for a downloaded app to affect how data is shown in garmin connect. Unless garmin decide to give 3rd party apps access to set these new stats they will show as '--' .</p>


1.1.4 Fix for custom data fields not showing correctly on garmins connect website/app</p><p>1.1.3 Added MARQ watch range</p><p>1.1.2 Added correct icon size for VivoActive 4s</p><p>1.1.1 Added Fenix 6X models</p><p>1.1 Added layouts for Fenix 6 models and Vivoactive 4</p><p> Changed exit method for touchscreen devices to make it more reliable</p><p></p><p>1.0.9 Added layout for fr 735xt</p>

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • FIT files (activity recordings)
  • บันทึกข้อมูลเพิ่มเติมลงในไฟล์กิจกรรม
  • GPS location
  • Sensor data (i.e., ANT+, heart rate, compass)
  • ประวัติอัตราการเต้นของหัวใจ, บารอมิเตอร์, อุณหภูมิ และความสูง
  • D2™ Charlie D2™ Charlie
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • Descent™ MK2 Descent™ MK2, Descent™MK2i
  • 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® 745 Forerunner® 745
  • 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® 6 fēnix® 6
  • 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 Ballisitcs
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • MARQ™ Adventurer MARQ™ Adventurer
  • MARQ™ Athlete MARQ™ Athlete
  • MARQ™ Aviator MARQ™ Aviator
  • MARQ™ Captain MARQ™ Captain, MARQ™ Captain: American Magic Edition
  • MARQ™ Commander MARQ™ Commander
  • MARQ™ Driver MARQ™ Driver
  • MARQ™ Expedition MARQ™ Expedition
  • MARQ™ Golfer MARQ™ Golfer
  • quatix® 6 quatix® 6
  • quatix® 6X quatix® 6X, quatix® 6X Solar, quatix® 6X Dual Power
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
  • vívoactive® 4 vívoactive® 4, GarminActive
  • vívoactive® 4S vívoactive® 4S, GarminActive S
Average Rating: (77 Ratings)

Juan Sebastián
16 เมษายน 2564 | Version 1.1.6

Hi, I really like the app I have a fénix 5s but it doesn’t show me the longest wave, total waves and maximum speed, do you know what it could be? I have reboosted, shutdown, etc... and it doesn’t work...

Richard James
21 กุมภาพันธ์ 2564 | Version 1.1.6

The app is really good when out surfing. When you go to upload to phone to garmin app I am unable to see wave count, longest wave etc. Does anyone know how to see this information? Thanks

22 กุมภาพันธ์ 2564, AledThomas

Hi, Garmin won't allow you to see that data anymore since they launched their own 'surfing' watches, you can export the data on your computer though and import into a different app which shows them, wavestracker is a good one

8 กุมภาพันธ์ 2564 | Version 1.1.6

Hi. Seems when I start the app. When I look at the timer it freezes? Any ideas how to fix this please? I dont like using the open swimming app for my surfing. You guys my only hope.

8 กุมภาพันธ์ 2564, AledThomas

What watch? Can you send debug data, recorded activities? Unfortunately just leaving a review is no help it gives me no indication of the problem and no way to contact you back to help, use the 'contact developer' link on the app page instead please

Marco Trindade
6 กุมภาพันธ์ 2564 | Version 1.1.6

Amazing app. Thanks! Since Garmin denies the right of using their app, this does the job pretty well!

5 กุมภาพันธ์ 2564 | Version 1.1.6

Best and most simple surfing app.

Filipe Pires
31 มกราคม 2564 | Version 1.1.6

GPS works great! Tracks your Location and where you surfed. Watch gives you the correct info during surfing. However after you upload the data to the phone, it does not give the “longest wave” ; “Total wave” and “Max speed” If you go into raw data then it shows additional info but the main screen is missing info. Additionally Expect deviation on waves counted. It does not correspond to reality. Data show and analysis in Phone could be better...

31 มกราคม 2564, AledThomas

So you want me to fix Garmin's app? I can't do anything about what their app shows you on your phone, I would suggest ditch Garmin and use a better app. All of this is explained in the instructions as is how to get an accurate wave count.

Tim Browne
26 มกราคม 2564 | Version 1.1.6

Stays freeze on the “waiting gps” screen, I’m using the Fenix 5. Any tips???

26 มกราคม 2564, AledThomas

If you are outdoors and have a decent signal that screen should go green and then you can press start button to begin recording, it can take a couple minutes in a new place. If it isn't picking up a signal and other apps are working ok on GPS then it's usually an install problem which can be fixed by uninstalling the app and re-installing from the store

24 มกราคม 2564 | Version 1.1.6

Stays freeze on the “waiting gps” screen, I’m using the vivoactive4

24 มกราคม 2564, AledThomas

That's pretty easy for you to fix, thanks for the helpful review though

Clark McNulty
19 มกราคม 2564 | Version 1.1.6

It didn’t quite track proportionally to my wave count. Does this app measure speed in KPH or MPH? How about distance?

19 มกราคม 2564, AledThomas

Yes it measures speed and distance. The settings can be tailored to the kind of waves and surfing you do, to give an accurate wave count.

Will Stewart
17 มกราคม 2564 | Version 1.1.6

This app does exactly as outlined. The whole purpose for me getting this app was specifically to track the time i spend on this activity each week into strava. This app makes it east to automatically save the raw data + gps map into strava. unfortunately due to Garmin's own decisions ride data doesn't sync which also means this doesn't integrate with the Surfline app to review rides. I spent like 5 hours trying to make my own custom activity data and it was pointless, this is good enough for what i need it for! My only suggestion / question to the developer is: the wave data i see is relatively accurate in small waves (under 5 ft) but once i'm in larger surf the # or rides is really inaccurate... again for me though, all I really wanted was how long i'm in the surf & a map of where I was at during that time... and it being in strava! thanks for doing that for me!

17 มกราคม 2564, AledThomas

Hi, thanks for the review. You should be able to change some of the criteria for measuring waves for bigger waves, maybe at a higher minimum speed for very large waves

Luke Horan
29 ธันวาคม 2563 | Version 1.1.6

Got a Garmin Forerunner 645 for Christmas and have used this on three surfs since. Very well designed, slick and easy to use. I found it to be very accurate!

17 ธันวาคม 2563 | Version 1.1.6

Peut être que je n'utilise pas bien l'application mais après plusieurs sessions je n'ai que le résumé de temps, la vitesse et les points Gps. L'appli ne me remonte aucun quantitatif de vague ni de distance...

30 ธันวาคม 2563, AledThomas

Pardonnez moi pas que mon français n'est pas bon, Ce n'est pas l'application sur le montre c'est l'application de Garmin sur le portable que est le problème. Je ne peut pas faire quelque-chose c'est a Garmin pour le réparer

5 ธันวาคม 2563 | Version 1.1.6

Distance, speed and wave counts on watch seems accurate however I’m unable to display wave counts and stats (longest waves,etc) on the phone...any idea why? Thanks

5 ธันวาคม 2563, AledThomas

Yes I do have an idea why, that's why I wrote the reason why in the very first line of the app description so that users would know and would not leave negative reviews based on a bug in garmins phone app which I can do nothing about, thanks

30 พฤศจิกายน 2563 | Version 1.1.6

I tried this app and it's seem work well however statistics on single waves such as speed, duration and left or right are missing. these statistics are instead present in the surftracker data field which I consider preferable at the moment.

25 พฤศจิกายน 2563 | Version 1.1.6

The app works well for about 3 minutes and then it freezes. I am using it on a Garmin Fénix 5.

26 พฤศจิกายน 2563, AledThomas

I'll have a look to see if there's any crash reports but I think removing it and reinstalling again should fix this problem

Lela Andrews
21 พฤศจิกายน 2563 | Version 1.1.6

Seems to work pretty well. Wave count is generally accurate. The app shows null values for the Longest Wave, Total Waves and Max Speed bubbles but wave count and details are all present in the Laps tab. Thanks for creating this!

Justin Seymour
18 พฤศจิกายน 2563 | Version 1.1.6

A great app to add surfing as an activity to your garmin. Thanks for creating this work around. It’s a pity garmin doesn’t allow you to format the data!

Ralph S.
17 พฤศจิกายน 2563 | Version 1.1.6

Cool App, cool Idea, cool handling. It`s a shame that Garmin Connect App doesn`t support this Data! Don`t worry and good Job!

Steven Rhall
11 ตุลาคม 2563 | Version 1.1.6

I'm yet to use the app and I'm sure it is fine, from what I've read, given any limitations are due to the constraints set by Garmin. Kudos too for the developer's super dry sarcasm* *I'm not being sarcastic

Daniel Taschik
11 ตุลาคม 2563 | Version 1.1.6

Love the app but would wish the release notes are getting updates with new versions. Have you had any luck in contacting Garmin to make the surfs show up in Connect? Keep up the good work!

12 ตุลาคม 2563, AledThomas

Hasn't been a new release in a while I'm afraid, I got fed up of the hate mail from users who didn't read the instructions and kind of gave up on the app. Problem with Garmin is the team who answer emails seem to have no connection with the team who actually implement anything so it's hard to get hold of anyone who even understands the question let alone answer it!

10 กันยายน 2563 | Version 1.1.6

A little question. Are the settings in metric or imperial? And i guess the time is in seconds.

11 กันยายน 2563, AledThomas

It should follow the settings on your device but default would be metric. Time would be in seconds.

Matteo Sloane
10 กันยายน 2563 | Version 1.1.6

Developer, How do I get it to show waves and wave time on the Gramin connect app ??

11 กันยายน 2563, AledThomas

Garmin have changed it so to see them in Garmin connect you would need to buy one of their new watches with native support for surfing. Other than that you can export from Garmin and import to wavestracker to see the data as it should be

8 กันยายน 2563 | Version 1.1.6

Good app, however GPS is a bit off (it says I'm getting way more waves than I actually do with some ver long 125m waves). Ive tried tuning the minimum speed and times on a wave to have a more accurate reading. Is there a possibility to have both gps+galileo tracking? Also, cannot return to the home face watch whilst using the app (just adds waves to the count XD) Keep up the good work.

9 กันยายน 2563, AledThomas

The way connectiq apps are set up there is no way to return to the watch face like you would with a built in app without first closing the app and ending tracking. At the moment the GPS is set to whatever you set last time you used a built in tracker, so if you set it to GPS+Galileo then it will use both, I believe Garmin are adding the ability for developers to set it per app in the next connect iq update though so I'll add it as an option then, some watch models do track better than others when in and out of water.

8 กันยายน 2563 | Version 1.1.6

time freeze

Ali Hachem
3 กันยายน 2563 | Version 1.1.6

Not working on vivoactive 4. Impossible to find GPS

3 กันยายน 2563, AledThomas

It works fine on vivoactive 4, many happy users with that exact watch prove it.

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