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jeanneretjerome

Altimeter for Garmin Fenix 5 & 6 for FREE

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It's run on Epix 2 but sadly no option to keep the screen non-dimmable during freefall and under the canopy fly. Maybe it's possible to add the function to keep the screen full brightness ON(on the Amoled watches). And one more suggestion: Could be convenient to have the possibility to rotate the screen. For 90 degrees for example like this. A bit easier screen reading when the arms are on the risers. Great app anyway! Thank you.

 

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Great app, thank you!  Seems to work really, really well on my Fenix 7s and stay very close to my Viso, even in freefall.  The only issue I'm having is that nothing is logging in the connect app.  It shows the activity and a tiny amount of mileage and that's it.

Does it require the phone to record live (keep my phone on me during the jump), or will it update after(if I jump without the phone)?  

The only other thing I'm thinking is that I might be killing the app before it finishes.  I've been clicking back 4 times and that seems to be the only way to exit. Wondering if that's correct?

 

Thanks for your effort on this! Great work!

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Hello, thanks both for your feedback and idea!

- To log data: you need to start the recording function by pushing the Select button. You will see a blue bug indicating the direction to the DZ and distance to DZ. At the next connection with your iPhone Garmin App, data will be transferred.

- To exit the App, you need to push 3x in a short time. This specificities has been added after users experiencing unvoluntary App exit. 

- I will check the screen brightness, I believe this is set in the standard Garmin menu. You should be able to get it to max power during App, but again I will see if I can add something in my program.

- Excellent idea for the screen rotation. I will check if that is not too complex to be implemented.

I add the manual for your review.

Be safe.

JJ

 

Altimeter App Manual.pdf

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16 hours ago, jeanneretjerome said:

Hello, thanks both for your feedback and idea!

- To log data: you need to start the recording function by pushing the Select button. You will see a blue bug indicating the direction to the DZ and distance to DZ. At the next connection with your iPhone Garmin App, data will be transferred.

- To exit the App, you need to push 3x in a short time. This specificities has been added after users experiencing unvoluntary App exit. 

- I will check the screen brightness, I believe this is set in the standard Garmin menu. You should be able to get it to max power during App, but again I will see if I can add something in my program.

- Excellent idea for the screen rotation. I will check if that is not too complex to be implemented.

I add the manual for your review.

Be safe.

JJ

 

Altimeter App Manual.pdf 330.23 kB · 0 downloads

Fantastic, that was what I needed.  I figured it was something easy, and the manual is helpful as well!  Thanks again for the app and if I find anything that might be helpful, I'll be sure to let you know.

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On 5/4/2022 at 5:59 PM, jeanneretjerome said:

It should work with Epix. I did not yet have the time to test it.

Connect your garmin to your PC and copy this file into the Garmin/app folder and it should be ok. You should see an altimeter app into the Garmin. 

be aware you need to be outside to use. During the initiation, the Garmin will get a position fix, which will be assumed to be the dropzone.

BarometricAltimeter.prg 26.68 kB · 4 downloads

Any news about Epix?

I want to upgrade my Fenix 6 and trying to figure out if it will be Fenix 7 solar sapphire or Epix....

 

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Hi Jerome, 

in the ConnectIQ store both of your apps (Responsive and accurate Altimeter (barometric); Altimeter and Variometer)  do not show the Epix2 as a compatible device. 

As it works so great with the Fenix 6, I am looking forward to using it on the Epic soon :-)

To all others here: The app works great! Using it since it's early days Jerome is very responsive in taking feedback and integrating it into updates.

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Hello, 

this is a bug in Connect. The App is ok with Epix2, I can simulate it. Garmin is looking at it. I will be back soon with good news.

However, I do not have an Epix2, so it will be good if you can test it and let me know any necessary improvement. 

Blueskies,

jerome

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New version supporting D2 watches. I also added the recording time on the screen.

For the Instinct, I tried but with the b/w screen, the quality is very poor. I did however compile the file. The soft is attached. You need to copy it to the Garmin directory of the watches. But, frankly, I cannot do more for Instinct. Sorry. 

BarometricAltimeter.prg

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Thanks for the feedback. Any idea for improvement? And did you connect to your phone to review the data like opening g and warning for aad trigger conditions? 

I received some good ideas i.e. rotating screen and connection to earplug to provide glide and speed info, but often Garmin does not provide the technology, but we never  know.

Be safe,

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Thank you for creating the app!!   

I have one suggestion: can the altitude offset be set higher and quicker, for example 1000m above ground - for basejumping exits for example.  At the moment it would take very long because the numbers are cycling through pretty slowly

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15 hours ago, jeanneretjerome said:

Thanks for the feedback. Any idea for improvement? And did you connect to your phone to review the data like opening g and warning for aad trigger conditions? 

I received some good ideas i.e. rotating screen and connection to earplug to provide glide and speed info, but often Garmin does not provide the technology, but we never  know.

Be safe,

Hi.

I used it for another 10 jumps yesterday, Compared it against my viso for 3 Jumps - EXCELLENT!!!  

Here is some improvement I think will be nice:

1. The most important for me is the option to start the app not on the ground...

Just to skip the GPS calibration and calibrate it to zero or to higher altitude  manually.

2. The option to invert colors so it will be easier to read.

3. I will be happy to be able to cancel the GPS for better battery life.

4. the option to stop and resume later (jus like Garmin's activities)

 

I got the data on my phone, I couldn't see all the data on the phones app so I opened Garmin connect on the web and it is all there, looks very accurate data.

 

Thanks 

Gilead

 

 

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