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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby aleks » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:40 pm

BrollocksRSA wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:59 pm

Yes just replied. Also show stuck in outbox but you should receive it
Thanks, I emailed you the app and instructions, give it a try :thumb:

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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby Eugadude » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:27 pm

- Out of the watches that are currently compatible, there are some models that I'm not sure about in water usability. For example Vivoactive 4 has a touch screen and I'm not sure how it will behave in water - I don't have a physical device to test on. You can still install WOO app on them, but your experience might not be ideal, that is why I don't recommend them.

I have first avenger garmin which is vivoactive 4 and it works great the screen just needs to be locked after starting woo session
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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby aleks » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:30 pm

Eugadude wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:27 pm
- Out of the watches that are currently compatible, there are some models that I'm not sure about in water usability. For example Vivoactive 4 has a touch screen and I'm not sure how it will behave in water - I don't have a physical device to test on. You can still install WOO app on them, but your experience might not be ideal, that is why I don't recommend them.

I have first avenger garmin which is vivoactive 4 and it works great the screen just needs to be locked after starting woo session
Thanks for reporting that :thumb: . When I get one of these watches I'll try to make locking automatic if possible.

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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby aleks » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:35 pm

kslavik wrote:
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Aleks,

Found a formula for calculating a distance between two GPS coordinates over here:
https://www.movable-type.co.uk/scripts/latlong.html
WOO just published the update including the Distance field. You must have GPS setting turned on to get the distance.

The Distance you'll see in the app will be slightly different from the activity created by Garmin (since my calculation algorithm might be slightly different from Garmin's), but it is pretty close. In my last 77km session the difference was about 100m :D
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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby TheRussian » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:27 pm

Just a quick question:

What happens if you dont take your phone with you on a session.

Will the Woo jump height screen still work?

I appreciate the analytics & GPS need the phone, but I’d prefer not to gave to take my phone around my neck & if the jump height screen works & shows height after each jump- that would be good enough for me.

Thanks in advance

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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby Aberdovy kiter » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:40 pm

TheRussian wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:27 pm
Just a quick question:

What happens if you dont take your phone with you on a session.

Will the Woo jump height screen still work?

I appreciate the analytics & GPS need the phone, but I’d prefer not to gave to take my phone around my neck & if the jump height screen works & shows height after each jump- that would be good enough for me.

Thanks in advance
Yes, in fact if you connect to your watch you can't connect to phone and vice versa, watch will download to connect, aleks has put a screenshot on this thread showing the recorded metrics, he's done a great job on this..

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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby aleks » Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:17 am

TheRussian wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:27 pm
Just a quick question:

What happens if you dont take your phone with you on a session.

Will the Woo jump height screen still work?

I appreciate the analytics & GPS need the phone, but I’d prefer not to gave to take my phone around my neck & if the jump height screen works & shows height after each jump- that would be good enough for me.

Thanks in advance
WOO app on a watch works independently from a phone - you don't need a phone to see live jump data. In fact, as Aberdovy kiter said, it is better NOT to have a phone :D .

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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby deniska » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:59 pm

Is there a way to get the gps track off the watch after the session?

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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby Aberdovy kiter » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:36 pm

deniska wrote:
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Is there a way to get the gps track off the watch after the session?
With the watch you mean? If so then yes the watch will tell when gps is aquired, obviously you need to turn gps function on in the watch settings.

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Re: Kiteboarding apps for Garmin watches

Postby aleks » Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:44 pm

deniska wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:59 pm
Is there a way to get the gps track off the watch after the session?
Not for Android yet.

For Garmin it logs Garmin activity with a track.


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