Useful Apps for Camping with Connect IQ


Camping will always be a favorite summer pastime. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of sleeping outdoors and exploring the unknown. To assist you in your camping adventures this summer, we wanted to supply you with a few of our favorite and most popular apps for camping that the Connect IQ Store has to offer. So grab your Garmin and lets start the journey.


AccuWeather MinuteCast

Worried that the weather might turn for the worse? With the AccuWeather MinuteCast app from the Connect IQ store, you can keep a close eye on the weather changes. This widget is a perfect tool for your active lifestyle, giving you the most accurate precipitation forecast you can get. MinuteCast predicts start and end times for precipitation minute-by-minute for the next two hours, specific to a user’s exact street address. Data is refreshed every five minutes to provide users with the most relevant and accurate forecast possible.


Waypoint Projection

Have you found a hidden oasis to camp and are worried you won’t remember it for next time? Waypoint projection allows you to set and save remote geo positions on your Garmin. Those positions can later be used for navigation. Just set heading and distance and you’re ready to go!


AccuWeather Pollen

Do you struggle with allergies while in the outdoors? Now with the AccuWeather Pollen app you can quickly check 4 types of common pollen like ragweed, trees, mold, and grass when you are camping. This widget requires that Garmin Connect Mobile is running on your cell phone so that it can configure your last known GPS location and pollen data is only available for US locations.

Are you interested in utilizing one of the newest and most beneficial outdoor tools for your next camping expedition? It’s possible with the Garmin fēnix 3 smart watch and the fast growing Connect IQ Store. The fēnix 3 is our rugged, capable and smart multisport training GPS watch, with feature sets for fitness training plus feature sets for outdoor navigation. With the Connect IQ Store you can get the most out of your fēnix 3 by downloading custom watch faces, apps, data fields, and widgets just like the ones featured above.

Interested in building something with us? Connect IQ is our first-ever open platform for third-party developers to create apps for our products. Get the Connect IQ SDK now to start building apps for our wearable devices. Don’t forget to share your adventures with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and use hashtag #ConnectIQ.

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