This week Garmin hosted the inaugural Connect IQ Summit at our headquarters in Olathe, Kansas. Developers and tech experts from around the world traveled to the summit to learn more about Garmin’s future, share ideas and create outstanding new offerings for the Connect IQ Store. Garmin Connect IQ products were nominated for awards and the following are the winners and nominees. Find your new favorite app or watch face below:
Best Watch Face: Actiface by Petr Koula
With over 600K downloads, Actiface is by far the most popular app on the Connect IQ store. Customers appreciate its ability to get at a glance the time and a highly configurable dashboard summarizing their health.
Best Wearable Smart App: dwMap by Marcus Needham
dwMap allows Garmin users to create routes on the dynamic.watch mobile-friendly website as well as import their routes from Strava, MapMyRun, Garmin Connect, Ride with GPS, Bikemap.net, GPX and more. You can then sync your routes to your Connect IQ compatible devices, and navigate them using the map. dwMap runs across most Connect IQ devices and at 300K downloads is very popular with Garmin users.
Best Wearable Workout App: Workout Genius by Robinson Milani
Is there a workout not represented on your Garmin device? Workout Genius has you covered. Workout Genius provides lots of data fields that are not available in most of the devices. It allows to set up a great variety of screen layouts, has a virtual partner with variable speed, enables to configure the lap size, sounds, vibrations, alerts, and more. And last but not least, it has a multisport mode that supports triathlon, duathlon, swim-run, and aquathlon. All of this is configurable on your device from the Genius Wrist website.
Best Edge App: Xert by Baron Biosystems
The Xert Workout Player plays Xert’s unique Smart Workouts. Using Garmin Connect Mobile, the Xert Player logs in to Xert Online, obtains your latest Fitness Signature, downloads your selected workout, configures the exact workout interval intensities and durations specific to you and then plays the workout using your power meter and/or smart trainer. With your smart trainer, it will do trainer control. If you have both a power meter and smart trainer, it will automatically do powermatch and trainer calibration on-the-fly. Playing Smart Intervals, it will auto-adjust interval power and duration, reducing/increasing intensity and slowing/accelerating the timer depending on how an interval is executed in real-time. Easily adjust target power or trainer resistance with swipes / up-down clicks. It will learn your cadence preferences and provide indication of when you’re pedaling too fast or too slow. The app also sends telemetry back to Xert Online so you can view your data online via the Xert Remote Player and follow your workout progress.
Best ANT Enabled App: Stryd by Stryd
Stryd, a foot-mounted power meter, measures your running efficiency, pinpoints your performance bottleneck, and guides you through personalized cardiovascular and strength training, as well as form improvements, so you can improve your efficiency and run faster. Stryd also provides the power-based training intensity control and race-day pacing you have grown to expect.
Redefine your performance with power-based training by tracking power, improving run form, and letting Stryd guide your performance seamlessly on your watch screen. The Stryd power meter measures your body’s power output in watts, so you can train at the right intensity, pace yourself for optimal race-day performance, and run more efficiently.