Tracked my hike nearly 2 miles too short, and drained my battery nearly 60% while doing so.
If the track being short, that's an issue with the watch itself, possible with how good GPS is in the area you were hiking. As far as battery drain, 60% can happen based on which watch and how long you were recording. There's also a setting in the app for "save battery", which limits how often the screen updates.
This gets back to which watch you have, and without knowing that, there isn't much I can do. Use "Contact developer" to tell me which watch, how long you were recording, and how good GPS was where you were. There is a screen for that in the app.
I installed this app because I joined a Garmin hiking challenge and there was no hiking activity available at my Garmin VivoActive 4 watch which I find rather strange.
Anyway with this app the hiking time was added to my hiking challenge. So far I did not notice any strange behavior or battery drain.
But I wonder how I can make it auto-pause when I temporarily stop walking during my hike. This can be set up with the walking activity.
There is no auto pause in this app. I tried a few things years back and it paused too often if you were just in an area where you were moving slow, and adding a time resulted in "pausing" during that time still occurred, On the va4, pausing is a simple press of the upper button and only happens when you want it.
Drained battery from 100% to 10 in 15 hours of NOT using the app. I guess the app was hang in the background. How can you kill the app or at least ensure it’s not running?
That's not bad depending on the watch. 15 hours of GPS will drain many watches. If you press menu in the app, there is a setting for "Save battery" which reduces screen updates while the app is running, which can help.
I have a Garmin forerunner 55 and was hoping to use this to show me the data of the route I had taken but I have no data of the route on the map.
Have I missed something or is that not the whole point of having a Hiking app?
You should see it while you are hiking on the chart/breadcrumb screen. If you are not seeing it in Garmin Connect but see it in the app, that is a Garmin problem and nothing is wrong with this app. Garmin should get a 1 star review and not this app! :)
I tried it, but it is not as easy to handle and overview as the factory made walking app. Sorry but uninstalling.
Not sure what you mean. up/down move between screens just like the native app, "start" works the same way, and you get a similar resume/save/discard menu
Absolutely drained my battery, watch was fully charged and after 6 hours was down to 12%.
It also decided to end the tracking by itself mid hike, so I ended up getting only a fraction of my walk recorded.
Before you start recording, press menu, and one of the options is "save battery". Not sure how long your walk is, but even with "save battery" off, the battery should last hours. You can also set a level in app settings to be notified when the battery level gets low. You can also "charge on the go" and top off the battery when stopping for a break.
Is it only my issue on Forerunner 55 or it doesn't track the meters of going up done during the hike?
For a hiking app I would expect it.
The fr55 doesn't have a baro altimeter. You should see this data when you sync to Garmin Connect where elevation correction is applied.
Wie kann ich das in deutsch haben
It's only available in English. No need for a bad review.
Looks simple but is filled with so much data, everything you will need for your hikes. The only thing I would have liked to see was the option to move to other apps while this one ran in the background.
I really like this app on my VivoactiveHR but recently it will not start when I select it prior to beginning a hike. On the device face it shows an "IQ" with an exclamation point? Any help would be appreciated.
Try rebooting your watch. Long press the left button and it will turn off, then turn it back on.