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Re: Kite GPS for Garmin Watches

Postby WOO Worlds » Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:09 pm

Aberdovy kiter wrote:
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JakeFarley wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:14 pm
:( Shows as not compatible with my Fenix 3...
If I remember correctly only compatible with the fenix 5 upwards, Alex has put a list of compatible watches on the connect app.. something to do with Bluetooth comparability..
Indeed.

If "older" devices are not compatible, there is not much we can do on our end.

This is due to Garmin not enabling Bluetooth SDK (for connecting to 3rd party devices like the WOO) and the Garmin Connect IQ SDK (to let you synch your Garmin account and your WOO account) for your device. So the only thing you could do to get your device supported is text/phone Garmin and see whether they can enable those SDKs for your Garmin model.

Hope this helped!
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Re: Kite GPS for Garmin Watches

Postby WOO Worlds » Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:02 am

Check this out...Timo Marten, Point of Sail Kiel, went 224.6km in one day using his Garmin. Next day he went for another 258km. The garmin app has such a great battery life, we are getting a bit worried about people challenging their watch and see whose energy will run out first. :roll:

(if anyone wondered, he's stacking distance for the WOO Worlds Team Total Distance discipline)
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Re: Kite GPS for Garmin Watches

Postby WOO Worlds » Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:05 am

and looks like he wasn't even the only one going mad that day...look at how close this leaderboard was!!
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Re: Kite GPS for Garmin Watches

Postby beebad » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:43 am

I have been using my strava app for this purpose and it usually worked but lately it has been hit or miss. I am ready for an upgrade.
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Re: Kite GPS for Garmin Watches

Postby aleks » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:38 pm

Aberdovy kiter wrote:
Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:27 am
JakeFarley wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:14 pm
:( Shows as not compatible with my Fenix 3...
If I remember correctly only compatible with the fenix 5 upwards, Alex has put a list of compatible watches on the connect app.. something to do with Bluetooth comparability..
"Kite GPS" does not use Bluetooth, so I was able to add Fenix 5 (without PLUS) to compatible devices. However dynamic menus and Kiteboarding activity type are only available in Garmin SDK 3.0 an higher, so a lot of old devices (like Fenix 3) are still not included. Technically it is possible to create a GPS app for older devices, but it would practically be a separate app - all settings interface would be completelly different.
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Re: Kite GPS for Garmin Watches

Postby aleks » Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:11 pm

I published a small update to the kite GPS app. Version 1.0.1 (current):
Added Descent MK1 and D2 Charlie watches by hardcoding missing SPORT_KITESURFING.

It works in simulator for those 2 watches (it was failing before the fix), but if anyone could test it on a real device, it would be great :thumb:


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