I have a premium account on Locus and also purchase the connect IQ app. I knew that the Map on the screen are no longer supported (unless you have no data connection on your phone). It turns out that this is quite annoying as I often want to use the live tracking feature while hiking (ie let people know where I am) hence need data connection on the phone, which render this app useless.
When I tested it, the app crashed a few time during "activity" on my Venu 2 which meant that I lost the complete hike tracking mid hike...
Sadly, I can't recommend this app and no longer trust it (don't want to lose my track mid course). I will keep using the rather excellent DWMAP app instead (which can show map to the watch while still having a data connection on the phone)!!!
Suciu Adrian Călin
Awesome application! Thank you! We have maps and turn by turn guidance offline!
After downloading the map offline on the smartphone, you need internet connection only to set the destination and start the navigation on the phone. The route already saved in the application on the phone doesn`t need internet connection and the map is displayed on the watch. You will need only the Bluetooth connection to the smartwatch to navigate through the destination. Downloading the BRoute on the phone allows you to be completely independent from internet connection. Works fine on Fenix 6 solar. Unfortunately, sometimes (not very often) there are interruptions during activity (IQ).
Changing my review as despite the ciq error I can get courses to send over so that's OK for me for now.
On my FR255 the app regularly shows the IQ logo at start. Retrying will sometimes solve this. However sending gpx files will crash the watch into restarting, this was the main functionality i was looking for :(
Hi, FR255 doesn't support importing track to internal storage as mentioned in compatibility table in the manual. Will check why you didn't get proper message about this in the app though. If you still struggling even with occasional IQ logo on the start of the app, please write me on [email protected] .
App crashes on Garmin S62 when changing the settings on the watch. Navigation on the app not always logical (doesn't calculate the fastest/shortest route in a city - but takes unlogical detour).
Works well on Vivoactive 4. Would be even better with support for custom data screens/fields.
Works well on the Instinct 2. The only downside are some texts that are cut due the watch ring.
Using premium version - after first use its always show ciq error. Reinstall helps but only for one run. So i need to reinstall every time :(
Strange, I will look into it. Unfortunately Connect IQ platform is so unpredictable that you must have also some luck to run such complex app on your device properly as this might differ also between same Garmin models.