Skiing App Professional  V4.0.5
for Garmin ConnectIQ-Compatible Devices
40_Features

Features

This section describes the most important features of the Skiing App Professional in more detail. Here a short summary:

Session features

This section describes the session features which are in common for all of our Garmin Connect IQ™ applications. The current session status is indicated by a specific sign. Following table provides an overview about all possible states of a workout session.

Session status Visualization Description
NOT STARTED Blinking red border Workout session (recording) was not started so far. This is the state after starting the app. Press the "START" button to start workout.
UP PHASE Blinking orange border Workout session (recording) is running and UP phase is active (e.g. when going upwards by lift)
RUN PHASE Constant grey header/footer Workout session (recording) is running and RUN phase is active.
AUTO PAUSED Blinking red pause sign Workout session (recording) is automatically paused when the UP phase is active.
IDLE Blinking yellow pause sign Workout session is in Idle Phase which means that the speed is below the user-defined limit. Activity recording is still enabled.
PAUSED Blinking red stop sign Workout session (recording) was manually paused via menu by selection of "Pause Session". No activity recording is done. It can be resumed at any point in time by entering the menu again and selecting "Resume Session".

Start a workout session (NOT STARTED)

After starting the app the session status is "NOT STARTED" as the workout session has to be manually started by the user. This can be done by pressing the "START" button. This state is visualized by showing a blinking red boarder every two seconds as illustrates in following picture:

Session_Not_Started.png

After pressing the "START" button the first time after app start, the session status changes from "NOT STARTED" to "UP".

UP PHASE

When going upwards e.g. via lift the app is in UP phase. This state is visualized by showing a blinking orange boarder every two seconds as illustrates in following picture:

Session_Up.png

RUN PHASE

When driving downwards the app is in RUN phase. This state is visualized by a constant grey header/footer as illustrates in following picture:

Session_Running.png

AUTO PAUSED

When the user enabled the auto-pause session recording, the session recording is automatically stopped during the UP phases and resumed when the RUN phases start. This state is visualized as illustrates in following picture:

session_AutoPauseRecording.png

IDLE PHASE

Whenever the speed goes below a user-defined limit (as configured in app settings) the app automatically enters the "IDLE" phase. This is visualized by showing a yellow pause sign in the middle of the screen and a yellow surrounding on the borders every two seconds. Following picture illustrates that mode:

session_AutoPause.png

When the speed goes above the app-specific speed limit, the app enters "RUNNING" mode again.

Manually paused session

The user can manually pause the workout session at any time if the status is "UP", "RUN" or "IDLE". This can be done by pressing the "START" button. After that a menu is shown where the user can select among following choices by either pressing the touch screen or by up/down or left/right buttons:

User selection Description
Pause Workout session is paused. This allows the user to navigate through the data pages. The workout session can be resumed again at any time by pressing "START" button and select "Resume".
Resume Start or resume workout session
Save and exit Save workout data and close the application. After synchronization with your watch or via Garmin Express Software the workout data will be uploaded to the Garmin cloud and will be visible via Garmin Connect.
Discard and exit Discard session data and close the application. Please note that ALL the recorded workout data is lost!

A paused session is visualized by showing a red stop sign in the middle of the screen and a red surrounding on the borders every two seconds as illustrated in following picture:

Session_Running_Paused.png

ALERT features

Already the FREE Version of Skiing App Professional provides you basic ALERT features, e.g. to indicate the start and stop of the session recording.

Following figure illustrates how it looks on a Forerunner® 235:

alert_session_recording.png

In the PREMIUM version of the Skiing App Professional following additional ALERT features are provided:

Distance alert feature

In order to use this feature, please configure the proper "ALERT1 Mode" according to following tables:

ALERT1 mode Description
Disabled Feature is disabled.
Single distance alert In this mode a distance ALERT is shown once when the user-defined distance (in km or miles) is reached.
Periodic distance alert In this mode a distance ALERT is shown every time when the user-defined distance (in km or miles) elapsed.

Following figure illustrates how it looks on a Forerunner® 235:

features_alert_distance.png

Phase switch alert feature

In order to use this feature, please configure the proper "ALERT2 mode" according to following tables:

ALERT2 mode Description
Disabled Feature is disabled (no user-defined ALERT support).
Enabled Feature is enabled and triggers an alert upon phase change (UP/RUN phase change)

Following figure illustrates how it looks on a Forerunner® 235:

features_phase_switch.png

Auto-detection of UP/RUN phases

The Skiing App Professional automatically switches between UP and RUN phase if the user-defined altitude delta is exceeded.

The tracking statistics of the Skiing App Professional can be divided into following three main sections and some common data which is useful for all sections:

  • UP data fields (e.g. lift-up time for downhill activity type)
  • RUN data fields
  • Other data fields

The Skiing App Professional offers a huge amount of data fields which can be freely assigned to any place in the data pages in the PREMIUM version.

Note
Please note that in the FREE Version not all data fields are available.

COMMON data fields

  • Current altitude (ALT)
  • Current heart rate (HR)
  • Current heart rate zone (HR ZONE)
  • Current heart rate in percentage of the maximum heart rate (M HR%)
  • Current speed (SPEED)
  • Current temperature (TEMP)
  • Current time (TIME)
  • Current vertical speed (VSPD 10s)
  • Maximum altitude (MAX ALT)
  • Minimum altitude (MIN ALT)
  • Total burned calories (KCAL)
  • Total distance (DIST)
  • Total elapsed time (ELAPS)
  • Total vertical ascent (UP)
  • Total vertical decent (DOWN)

UP data fields

  • Total up distance (UP DIST)
  • Total up time (UP TIME)

RUN data fields

  • Amount of runs (RUNS)
  • Average heart rate (R AHR)
  • Average speed (R ASPD)
  • Average vertical speed (R AVSPD)
  • Current run average heart rate (CR AHR)
  • Current run maximum heart rate (CR MHR)
  • Current run time (CR TIME)
  • Current run maximum speed (CR MSPD)
  • Maximum heart rate (R MHR)
  • Maximum speed (R MSPD)
  • Maximum vertical speed (R MVSPD)
  • Total run distance (R DIST)
  • Total run time (R TIME)

Other data fields

  • Current UP/RUN phase (PHASE)
  • Total idle time (IDLE)

Auto-pause recording during UP phases

The Skiing App Professional supports the innovative feature to disable session recording during UP phases.

Note
No data is recorded during app phases!
The data fields for UP phase and the IDLE data field has to be ignored in that mode as they make no sense!

Run history information

In the PREMIUM version of the Skiing App Professional the history of the last 4 runs can be made visible in separate data pages. On all Garmin devices at least 2 different pages are available. On newer Garmin devices with CIQ 2 and higher 3 different pages are available.

The run history page 1 shows following information:

  • RUN (run number)
  • TIME (run time)
  • DIST (run distance in km or mi)

The run history page 2 shows following information:

  • RUN (run number)
  • DOWN (run elevation in meters or feet)
  • M SPEED (run maximum speed in km/h or mi/h)

The run history page 3 shows following information:

  • RUN (run number)
  • A GRADE (run average grade)
  • M GRADE (run maximum grade)

Following picture illustrates this information:

run_history.png

Screen lock feature

When the session is started, the screen lock feature can be activated by following sequence:

  • Press "START" button.
  • Scroll down until "Lock Screen" appears in the menu.
  • Select "Lock Screen".

When the screen lock feature is active, only the "START" button will be handled anymore, all other buttons or touch screen inputs are ignored.

To disable the screen lock again, please perform following steps:

  • Press "START" button.
  • Scroll down until "Unlock Screen" appears in the menu.
  • Select "Unlock Screen".

Workout summary

After saving the workout session a workout summary is shown with following information:

  • Duration in the format m:ss, mm:ss, h:mm:ss or hh:mm:ss.
  • Number of runs.
  • Run time in the format m:ss, mm:ss, h:mm:ss or hh:mm:ss.
  • Run distance in km or mi.
  • Maximum run speed in km/h or mi/h.
  • Average heart rate in bpm.
  • Elevation gain in meter or feet.
  • Elevation loss in meter or feet.
  • Calories consumption in kcal.
  • Training effect.