Now that the 2019 Connect IQ Developer Summit is over, we are excited to share our winners. This year saw long-standing brands, new competitors, and successful personal developers all contribute great content in their categories. These developers work hard to make sure that Connect IQ has the best content and we at Garmin could not be prouder of our developer community. Congratulations to the winners of our 2019 Connect IQ Developer Awards!
Best New Watch Face – Crystal – Vince Wong
A crystal-clear watch face that adds a sense of function without sacrificing beauty. Sporting customizable colors and multiple languages, Crystal will up that wearable game with a touch of style. Vince is a powerful newcomer to the Connect IQ Developer community, and this watch face is a perfect example as to why. Release part way through last year; Crystal is coming close to breaking the ever elusive 500k download threshold.
Best Wearable Smart App – Your QR – r.485
Make yourself known. Sharing your info from your wrist is as easy as snapping a picture. Your QR creates a custom code to share the info you want. Be high tech; be impressive. The description on this app says it is, “Probably the geekiest way to share your contact information” and we love it! Be sure to check out the whole r.485 ecosystem.
Best Edge App – XERT Workout Player – Baron Biosystems
All your data is working together. The Xert workout player helps you perform at your best by showing you what matters. This comprehensive experience is achieved by communicating directly with your specialized Fitness Signature. Baron Biosystems continues to be a huge player in the Connect IQ ecosystem, stretching the bounds of what is possible in Connect IQ. It’s no surprise that this makes two wins under their belt!
Best Training App – Final Surge – Final Surge Developer Team
Want more control of your workout? Why not build your own? Or better yet, have your coach do it for you. Final Surge offers a collaborative platform for athletes, coaches, teams, and clubs. Download your workouts straight to your device. It’s clear that the Final Surge Developer Team takes great pride in what they do. Check out the clear dedication in this app and the surrounding training platform.
Developer Of The Year – fbbbrown – Brian Brown
Being a pioneer is never easy. Providing things that people want can be even tougher, and people want what fbbbrown provides. With a collection of apps spanning everything from watch faces, to Yoga trackers, and everything in between, fbbbrown has made an ecosystem to be proud of. Brian Brown is all in. Check out his story and see what drives him.