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Garmin Honors My Request To Reinstate Monthly Step Totals In The ‘1-Year’ View In Connect APP.

by Anura Guruge


As of Version 4.42 — available as of April 29, 2021.


Click image to access my January 2021 post about THIS issue.

E-mail I got, from Garmin Support, on April 29, 2021.

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I am delighted. I NEEDED this monthly count to make sure I was getting in my 500,000-steps a month.

Now, I am, yet again able to see the monthly totals on my phone — WITHOUT having to use Connect on a PC.

This is good. I am glad that Garmin was responsive.


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by Anura Guruge

‘SkyChart’ APP Now Working On Garmin Fenix 6.

by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access the ‘Connect IQ’ product page.


48-hours ago it was not supported on the new Garmin Fenix 6.

But, as of today, i.e., September 26, 2019, it is. I have it running, well, on my Fenix 6.

Yes, two-days ago I contacted the developer via the link in ‘Connect IQ’.

He e-mailed me this morning. Very nice gentleman. A lecturer in Computer Science in the U.S.

Programs these APPs as a hobby — for fun. That is wonderful. A very nice, generous person.

Try it out.

I have had this APP on my MARQ Expedition for a few months now. Comes in handy. Works well.


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Did You Know Of Garmin’s ‘Trim Activity’ Tool To Edit Start/Stop Time Of An Activity?

by Anura Guruge


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From my ‘Garmin Connect’.

Select Activity to Edit and Hit the 3 ‘dots’ top-right (the ‘more’ menu).


Click to access Garmin’s post for more details.


I did NOT know about this neat and useful feature until I got an e-mail from Garmin about it yesterday. Wow.

I checked it out today. Pretty easy to access and use. You could even say intuitive. I am impressed.

I think we all do it — forget to stop an activity when we stop doing it. I often get distracted by having to take care of the dogs that accompany me on my walks or runs. So, now, if it really bothered me, I could go and edit it.

Check it out. Wanted to make sure you knew about it. Enjoy.


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Garmin Adds ‘Menstrual Cycle Tracking’ Support à la Fitbit To MANY Of Its Watches.

by Anura Guruge


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Click here to access Garmin’s page for this feature.




Though developed for the just announced Garmin Forerunner 945, the ‘Menstrual Cycle Tracking‘ feature is going to be available across many of Garmin’s mid- to high-end devices including some other Forerunners, Vivoactive 3 & Fenix 5 (Plus).

‘Menstrual Cycle’ is tracked using body temperature so your watch has to have a temperature sensor. That is the gating factor.

This feature has been on new Fitbits as of about October 2018. I got my wife to test a Fitbit Charge 3 with this feature last year and she was suitably impressed.

Though I just updated my Garmin Connect to the requisite 4.18 version, which has this feature, I don’t get to see it because my gender is set as ‘male’. No, I am NOT going to change that. But, from what I see, Garmin appears to offer more ‘note taking’ and ‘annotation’ options, e.g., you can record outbreaks of acne.

I know that many females will welcome this feature and put it to good use. So, I am glad.

Also, (as a Garmin shareholder to boot) I am glad that they did not restrict this to just the new Forerunner 945.

So, a good day for us Garmin owners.


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by Anura Guruge