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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby aleks » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:46 pm

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More on Fenix 5 (and a few other models). Right now they are in a grey area. Garmin SDK allows me to compile WOO app code for them, but it fails in simulator. It is either a bug in SDK, or it might mean that Garmin plans to (or already did) update Fenix 5 firmware to be compatible with BT. I don't have a physical Fenix 5 watch to test on. If someone would like to experiment and has Fenix 5, I can build a WOO app for you to test. Please PM me if you would like to do it. Make sure your watch is updated to the latest firmware though - connect it to Garmin Express on a computer and check for updates.
Any takers to test WOO app on Fenix 5 for me :?:

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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby TheRussian » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:44 pm

Having issues getting the app to work - trying to download the Woo Sports App from the Connect IG store (onto a Fenix 6 connected by the cable to a laptop) - when I click the blue download box, the Add to device pop up appears, I confirm the device name, click allow.... then it repeatedly tells me "This app requires an update of your fenix 6X Sapphire. Please use Garmin Express to update your fenix 6X Sapphire." - this has already been done !!??

I have tried installing the Woo Sports App through Garmin Connect - I click the watch icon in the top row / click “Activities, Apps & More” / click “Activities & Applications” - Woo is not on the list ?! - Clicj Get More Applications, search for Woo, click on it, but the "Install" panel doesn't work !!!

Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby aleks » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:57 pm

TheRussian wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:44 pm
Having issues getting the app to work - trying to download the Woo Sports App from the Connect IG store (onto a Fenix 6 connected by the cable to a laptop) - when I click the blue download box, the Add to device pop up appears, I confirm the device name, click allow.... then it repeatedly tells me "This app requires an update of your fenix 6X Sapphire. Please use Garmin Express to update your fenix 6X Sapphire." - this has already been done !!??
On your watch, can you go to System > About and check Software Version? My Fenix 6X says 11.10, what about yours?

There was someone else with similar request - turned out his Fenix 6 was still on version 10.10. I assume the update through Garmin Express has helped him, as the request was closed. BTW, to update your watch to the latest firmware it is better to use Garmin Express on a computer - updating through a phone is not reliable.

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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby TheRussian » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:12 pm

Many thx for such a prompt response - I hope Garmin &/or Woo make you a brand ambassador !!!

I saw your btw too late - the 6X did not advise which version it was on but I clicked update on the watch and it has now updated & is re-loading maps... fingers crossed & will let you know.... Big thanks again !

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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby TheRussian » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:19 pm

version update done, I refreshed the Connect app & now installing Woo app through Connect.

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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby aleks » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:32 pm

TheRussian wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:19 pm
version update done, I refreshed the Connect app & now installing Woo app through Connect.
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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby TheRussian » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:30 pm

Oh dear.... having selected Woo, turned the Woo on..... the 6X screen says No WOOS found (Woo has been updated & is on 100% battery) ??
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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby aleks » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:40 pm

TheRussian wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:30 pm
Oh dear.... having selected Woo, turned the Woo on..... the 6X screen says No WOOS found (Woo has been updated & is on 100% battery) ??
Here is the troubleshooting guide:

https://docs.woosports.com/docs/garmin- ... leshooting

most likely something else is connected to the WOO, make sure to exit WOO app on your phone. Also restart your WOO just in case. There are some other more exotic cases (check the guide), but they are unlikely.

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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby BrollocksRSA » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:01 pm

aleks wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:46 pm
aleks wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:18 pm

More on Fenix 5 (and a few other models). Right now they are in a grey area. Garmin SDK allows me to compile WOO app code for them, but it fails in simulator. It is either a bug in SDK, or it might mean that Garmin plans to (or already did) update Fenix 5 firmware to be compatible with BT. I don't have a physical Fenix 5 watch to test on. If someone would like to experiment and has Fenix 5, I can build a WOO app for you to test. Please PM me if you would like to do it. Make sure your watch is updated to the latest firmware though - connect it to Garmin Express on a computer and check for updates.
Any takers to test WOO app on Fenix 5 for me :?:
Happy to test on my Fenix 5. Send me a PM
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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby aleks » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:14 pm

BrollocksRSA wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:01 pm
Happy to test on my Fenix 5. Send me a PM
Thanks! Sent you a PM with details.


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