Finished the e-book and based on the sample apps I just created a very basic app with a title, menu and a picture. Next step is showing information from the watch like speed / height / heart rate inside the app.
The Garmin Fenix 3 HR was on sale at Amazon, so just ordered it ;-). So maybe I postpone my Garmin Fenix 5x for a while.
Still reading the e-book where one of the instructions is installing the software on your computer. Just installed and configured the software successfully on my Mac and now have made my first (dummy) app that shows a monkey on the Garmin Fenix 5X simulator.
Did a quick google with Garmin SDK (software Development Kit) and found out that I need to do something with the Garmin Connect IQ platform to develop an app. Found a e-book on the Garmin developer site that I am going to use as a starting point.
Things that I find important about a wearable device in relation to kitesurfing:
- Strong and robust
- Waterproof including salt sea water
- GPS tracking without mobile telephone
- Continuous heart rate monitoring
- Operate my GoPro
- Measure the jumps (heights)
I think that a Garmin Fenix 5X will do the trick, so I putted it on my wishlist and will buy it when it is available.
As a kitesurfer I want to have an app on my wearable device so that I can track my kitesurf sessions in real-time.
Let me know if you have any tips, questions or feedback via Twitter @marcohartman