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Garmin Surf tracker

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Created by DaveSandan 2 months ago, 27 Jan 2020
DaveSandan
VIC, 910 posts
27 Jan 2020 4:54PM
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Ok I know I can be tech non savvy but I do ok, however I have downloaded Surf Tracker from the IQ store and it shows up on my list of data fields. How do I actually get it to track my waves or actually do anything, it just it's on my list and not appear on my watch???

tightlines
WA, 3247 posts
27 Jan 2020 5:12PM
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Its been a while since I set mine up so I can't remember exactly what I did but basically you have to add the surf tracker data field to an activity.

Mine only is active when I select SUP for the activity because that is the one I added it too.

Think it is something like select settings/activities and apps/sup/sup settings/data screens/add new then select surf tracker.

DaveSandan
VIC, 910 posts
27 Jan 2020 8:18PM
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tightlines said..
Its been a while since I set mine up so I can't remember exactly what I did but basically you have to at the surf tracker data field to an activity.

Mine only is active when I select SUP for the activity because that is the one I added it too.

Think it is something like select settings/activities and apps/sup/sup settings/data screens/add new then select surf tracker.


Great thanks, I think I did it ok will have to test it next Surf.

Twimby
WA, 440 posts
27 Jan 2020 9:05PM
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You can make your own custom field and insert it there.

Twimby
WA, 440 posts
27 Jan 2020 9:05PM
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You can make your own custom field and insert it there.

KP.
NSW, 98 posts
18 Feb 2020 2:29PM
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Hi Guys i got venu for XMas and looking to add it as well. Is there only one app on the iq store. I would like to use it for longboarding as well. It would not have any issues would it.

gibo
ACT, 205 posts
18 Feb 2020 8:19PM
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Found surf tracker a bit frustrating. Try wavetrackerapp (free version available), but FYI with a Garmin it's a bit convaluted:
record your surf as an activity, export gpx from garmin website (not the app), upload to WaveTrackerApp website, view session on WaveTrackerApp via app.

Carles RSPro
34 posts
20 Feb 2020 6:16PM
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I use the Dawn Patrol app on an Apple Watch and it works wonders.

Here my experience on with both: medium.com/@carlescarrera/is-the-apple-watch-good-for-surfing-6f886a31216e

jbshack
WA, 6869 posts
24 Feb 2020 1:48PM
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gibo said..
Found surf tracker a bit frustrating. Try wavetrackerapp (free version available), but FYI with a Garmin it's a bit convaluted:
record your surf as an activity, export gpx from garmin website (not the app), upload to WaveTrackerApp website, view session on WaveTrackerApp via app.


Sorry to be a pest, but what is the exact name? I can't seem to locate anything like that online..Thanks

WaveScience
VIC, 95 posts
24 Feb 2020 10:29PM
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Carles RSPro said..
I use the Dawn Patrol app on an Apple Watch and it works wonders.

Here my experience on with both: medium.com/@carlescarrera/is-the-apple-watch-good-for-surfing-6f886a31216e


Agreed Dawn Patrol is a good app if you have Apple Watch.

gibo
ACT, 205 posts
25 Feb 2020 5:17PM
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jbshack said..

gibo said..
Found surf tracker a bit frustrating. Try wavetrackerapp (free version available), but FYI with a Garmin it's a bit convaluted:
record your surf as an activity, export gpx from garmin website (not the app), upload to WaveTrackerApp website, view session on WaveTrackerApp via app.



Sorry to be a pest, but what is the exact name? I can't seem to locate anything like that online..Thanks


www.wavestracker dot com
Is the website. The app is on andriod and Apple stores.

DaveSandan
VIC, 910 posts
27 Mar 2020 4:38PM
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So it seems in my last software update Garmin have now added a wave counter and all that goes with that, some of the data is still a bit off but others have improved.






Surlygringo
15 posts
27 Mar 2020 11:22PM
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Is the new wave counter part of the SUP activity that comes on the watch?

DaveSandan
VIC, 910 posts
28 Mar 2020 7:48AM
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Yes but only in the last week or so it was not on my watch before that.

Surlygringo
15 posts
28 Mar 2020 10:53AM
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Thanks for the info.



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