Hiking application and data fields

The hiking application and data fields support you in improving your hiking performance by tracking the most important parameters like distance, speed, pace, etc. with high sensitivity GPS. Additionally ANT+™ compatible sensors for heart rate, foot pod and temperature monitoring are supported for a finely-tuned analysis of your hike1). All applications and data fields can be fully configured by the user in many different ways.


The Hiking App Professional,  running on all Connect IQ™ compatible Garmin wearables are standalone applications which can be used fully independent of the Garmin native apps.


The HikingDF7 data fields, running on all Garmin wearables with Connect IQ™ 2 and higher, can be integrated into any of the Garmin native apps. They are optimized for all different wearables for showing a huge amount of information with best possible font size.


Further information regarding requirements, installation, getting started, supported data fields and features as well as frequently asked questions can be found by clicking at the book icon on the left side.

SPECIAL OFFER (until end of 2019)

Become an EARLY BIRD and support the development of our Garmin Connect IQ™ activities already in this early phase. Everybody who donates an amount of 15 Euro will get the EARLY BIRD PACKAGE consisting of:

  • ALL current available 16 Garmin Connect IQ applications in the PREMIUM version.
  • ALL current available 11 Garmin Connect IQ data fields in the PREMIUM version (requires CIQ 2 or higher).
  • ALL Garmin Connect IQ™ applications and data fields which we will EVER develop in future in the PREMIUM version.

After successful donation the activation information is immediately sent to the mail address used in PAYPAL (as PDF in the attachment). If this does not happen, please check your JUNK/SPAM folder.

If they are not there as well, please click here for further support.

For a donation of  6 Euro you will get following:

  • Hiking App Professional in the PREMIUM version.
  • Two Garmin Connect IQ data fields for hiking in the PREMIUM version (requires CIQ  2 or higher).

Feature Overview

For information about the running data fields, please click here.

Feature FREE Version PREMIUM Version
Supported Garmin devices 45 45
Different data pages 9 10
Different data fields 19 37

Supported sensors

2 4
Session features 3 3
Alert features 2 7
User configuration options via PC, MAC or mobile phone 9 > 30
Power mode configurations 1 4
NEW: LAP features for devices with CIQ 2 and higher NO YES
Key lock feature YES YES
Support of hiking activity profile YES YES
Support of walking activity profile YES YES
Compass YES YES
Location information YES YES

NEW: Map support (only for devices with CIQ 2 or higher)

  • Show current track
  • Zooming feature with several zoom levels optimized for hiking
  • Download of tracks from dynamicWatch

COMING SOON: Navigation support for devices with CIQ 2 or higher together with dynamicWatch

  • Off-route detection
  • Track back
  • Turn-by-turn navigation
NO Planned
Altitude history graph (with current/min/max altitude info) NO YES
Auto session start/stop feature (= auto pause feature) YES YES
Auto scroll feature (cycles through the pages during workout) YES YES
NEW: Workout summary (for devices with CIQ 2 and higher) YES YES 
Bug fixing YES YES
New features and performance improvements RARELY YES
Ad-free NO YES
English documentation YES YES
German documentation NO Planned






New Hiking App Professional V3.1.0 available with following features:

  • Bugfix to avoid that internal temperature is overwritten wrongly
  • Remove activity selection in app settings (as selection is possible on app start)
  • Renaming of key lock to screen lock
  • Add map/track improvements
    - Zooming improved
    - According to distance scale when new points are added
    - Stability improvements
  • Several UI improvements

The Hiking App Professional already contains all above mentioned features in the PREMIUM version. You can download the latest version from the Garmin App Store via the button below. By default the FREE version is active. For all who donated already for the EARLY BIRD PACKAGE or for this specific application, please activate the PREMIUM version by entering the received key in the configurations. If you do not received the key though you donated already, please request the key by writing us a mail.