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 right side.

SPECIAL OFFER (until end of July 2024)

Please support our Garmin Connect IQ™ activities to contineously improve the stability and performance and to implement new features. For 15 Euro ONCE, you get a lifetime license (even if you change your Garmin device) consisting of:

  • ALL current available 17 Garmin Connect IQ applications in the PREMIUM version.
  • ALL current available 15 Garmin Connect IQ data fields in the PREMIUM version (requires CIQ 2 or higher).
  • ALL applications can be started from the RH-SPORTS HUB with only one single master key (requires CIQ 2 or higher).
  • ALL Garmin Connect IQ™ applications and data fields which we will EVER develop in future in the PREMIUM version.

If you are only interested in one single specific application or data field or only in the data field package, you can get this cheaper. Please select the application or data field in favor in the menu above for further details.

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 6 Euro ONCE, you get a lifetime license (even if you change your Garmin device) for:

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

Feature Overview

Feature FREE Version PREMIUM Version
Supported Garmin devices 108 108
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
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 mountaineering activity profile YES YES
Support of snow shoeing activity profile (for devices with CIQ 3.0.10 and higher) YES YES
Support of walking activity profile YES YES
Compass YES YES
Location information YES YES
Heart rate gauge for Garmin devices with CIQ2 and higher LIMITED YES

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
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
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

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





New Hiking App Professional V5.2.8 available with following features:

  • Hotfix for app setting problems on newer devices
  • Hotfix for language problems
  • Support for Forerunner® 165 and 165 Music added

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.