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Title: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on April 17, 2019, 10:14:43
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Hello!

on behalf of WearSoft and with cooperation with Locus Map team, I want to introduce you new application which enables you to benefit from advanced features of Locus Map while using your Garmin device.

We just released fist public beta to limited number of devices and waiting to receive feedback from you before we add also lots of other Garmin models to compatibility list in next days. For version 0.8.0 we added support for Fenix 5 and Fenix5S watches.

You can use app just for easy track import from Locus Map or use it as main application during your activities and be navigated or guided by Locus Map in you phone while recording activity for Garmin Connect.

Please let us know what you think! I am here to answer all your questions.

Jan

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Learn about all features from user guide here: https://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:add-ons:locusforgarmin

Get Garmin Connect IQ application here: https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/f15dd655-e734-456e-b8f5-314d287df4a4

Get Locus Map for Garmin Android companion app here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.wearsoft.locus.addon.ciq
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on April 24, 2019, 17:52:04
Hello, new version 0.9.0 now supports much wider range of Garmin devices and also adds screen with native Garmin maps if supported by device. 
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: sbouju on May 02, 2019, 12:21:53
Too fast paid the full version with Lo Coins, none of my Garmin units being compatible :(

Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: menion on May 02, 2019, 14:58:18
Good day sbojuju,
please give Jan information which device you own. As I know, some are planned this month.

If none of your devices will be planned, let me know and I'll, of course, refunds your purchase.
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on May 10, 2019, 18:13:35
Hello all,

past week was busy. We released more versions during these days. But you can now enjoy (in version 1.1.0):

- much more supported devices (check it here: https://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:add-ons:locusforgarmin#devices_compatibility)
- new disclaimer screen to advise how to see more data screens
- updated preview mode
- and lots of smaller fixes and layout improvements

Enjoy and if you spot some issue, don't hesitate to let me know!

Jan
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Papaluna on May 30, 2019, 13:24:13
Hello Jan,

reading the news about your app in my Locus Pro app on my smartphone, i was really excited about that improvement for my most preferred combination of device which i used for hiking trips.
Although i used dedicated gps devices during my bicycle + hiking trip in the past 15 years, since 2 years for hiking i prefer using LocusMap Pro on a Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 together with a Garmin Fenix 3 HR.
A more easy transfer of tracks from Locus to Fenix and the option to get navigation turn advices would be a helpful enhancement to this combination.

At the moment Fenix 3 HR doesn't seems to be supported.
How far are you with your considerations about app for Fenix 3HR ?
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on May 30, 2019, 21:01:34
Hi Papaluna,

we would love to add support also for Fenix 3 devices, but unfortunately they don't have enough resources (memory) to run such complex app. Currently we are still trying to find if there is way how to bring to this devices  more than just already planned track import functionality. For this reason, I can't commit to any publish date yet.

Jan
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Papaluna on May 31, 2019, 17:22:28
Hi Jan,

many thanks for your reply.
Yes, i'm aware that the Fenix 3 series and some other device have limited storage (~24Mb).
Probably the only way might be to drop some functions.
But which ones!?
And it is a higher effort to maintain 2 version.
So i will wait, hoping you will find a solution.

kind regards
Gert
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Theo on June 08, 2019, 22:45:55
Just decided to buy a Garmin Forerunner 945 after I read that now, there is also Locus Maps support. :)

I really like the combination of Locus Maps and the GPS watch.
It also seems to work pretty solid thus far even though I wasn't yet able to test a lot.

That said, I already like to suggest two more features which would improve the binding a lot for me:

1. If I start recording from my phone, it won't record the heart rate data from the watch. It would be really awesome to have the watch heart rate data in the track record if there is no other heart-rate-device mounted.

2. If I start recording with the watch, my locus app on the smartphone won't start tracking (At least, it won't show the track recording screen). Would be cool if I a device-started recording would be in sync with the phone app.

Best regards
Theo

Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: Jan Čapek - WearSoft on June 12, 2019, 10:46:18
Hi Theo,

Thanks for your suggestions.

1) You can do this even now if you enable heart rate sharing via your HR Widget on your watch. After that Locus Map can be paired via ANT+ to the watch via HR sensor configuration. Embed this feature directly to Garmin Locus Map application is not planned for near feature, but we will note it to our "possible future stuff" list. :)

2) Those two recordings are separated for reasons. There are also users who are using them together for purpose. But we are planning to make control of Locus Map recording from watch, which will basically do what you are requesting. So stay tuned for next versions!

Best Regards, Jan
Title: Re: Locus Map for Garmin
Post by: sbouju on June 14, 2019, 09:58:15
Good day sbojuju,
please give Jan information which device you own. As I know, some are planned this month.

If none of your devices will be planned, let me know and I'll, of course, refunds your purchase.

Hi Menion, and sorry for the delay, I had not seen your message before...

And yes, none of my (too old) Garmin units is compatible with this app, but I had agreed it is my fault, as a demo mode was available before the purchase! ;)