After installation the downloaded Hiking Application Professional can be found on the Garmin Watch by pressing the “Start" Button. Search for following icon and select it to start the application:
The application start process runs through following phases:
In this phase the About screen with version and copyright information is shown for ~2 seconds (FREE Version) respectively ~1 second (PREMIUM Version). This phase cannot be aborted. On a Fenix™ 3 is looks like that:
In this phase the information about your registration status is shown for ~6 seconds in the FREE Version. In the PREMIUM Version this screen is omitted for faster startup. This phase cannot be aborted. On a Fenix™ 3 is looks like that:
In this phase the Sensor Polling screen is shown as long as no proper GPS signal has been found or the timeout is reached. If a proper GPS signal is already available, then the screen is only visible for a short moment (~1 second). If not, then this screen is shown for at most ~45 seconds. During this phase the <BACK> button can be used to abort the polling sequence. On a Fenix™ 3 is looks like that:
Please make sure that your GPS and ANT+ sensors are configured and enabled on your wearable.
Otherwise certain data fields do not show useful/proper information.
The application startup process is finished and the application can be used. On a Fenix™ 3 it looks like that: