A brand new update to the Connect Mobile software that Garmin offers has begun going out to users. The improved software includes a brand-new dashboard in addition to a few additional features. This update was long delayed and was long overdue.
The app offered by the corporation is always the same on each of its devices. Although Garmin has been working on improving its software for quite some time, the modifications that have been made can best be described as being gradual. If you look carefully enough, you can probably find the piece of information you are looking for, regardless of whether it is in the app, on the website, or on the watch itself. This is true even though the information is not always easy to discover.
It is safe to claim that the most recent version of the mobile app offers a complete set of functionalities. There is a social component, as well as a variety of online clubs and digital incentives to mark significant achievements. In more recent years, Garmin has come up with a feature called “Insights,” which offers interesting tidbits of data about patterns that are associated with your activity.
The app, on the other hand, is not very user-friendly and it’s not very straightforward. It has more to do with the presentation than it does with the actual substance and features of the product. In recent weeks, the public beta version of the software was only made available to a select group of users who were considered particularly fortunate. However, the new features are currently being rolled out to all users.
If you have received an update, you will see a new pop-up message that provides a rundown of the modifications.
“The new MyDay gives you an easy-to-understand snapshot of your health and activity levels for today, as well as for yesterday and the previous week. It says that you can “tap cards to explore deeper or swipe to discard them.”
The before and after screen photos clearly demonstrate that there has been a considerable shift in the display. The tab that appears at the bottom of the screen is identical to the one that was in the previous app. However, the start screen has undergone a comprehensive revamp.
You will still get a snapshot of your recent activity, but everything is a lot simpler and easier to understand now. Everything is separated into its own tabs for your convenience. If it applies, a progress bar will appear at the very top of the tab to represent how far along you are in the process of achieving that particular objective. When you have accomplished that objective, a green checkmark bar will appear in the upper-right hand corner of the tab. Along with your current heart rate, you will also see your resting heart rate and your highest heart rate for the day displayed.
Additionally, the tabs have a dynamic arrangement. Therefore, if you went swimming today, for instance, the activity will be displayed toward the top of the page. When you click on the majority of the tabs, you will be taken to a new screen that provides you with more daily and weekly statistics. Additionally, there is a noticeable increase in the amount of color on the screen.
You no longer have to swipe between pages in order to view your daily data; everything is now displayed on one page, so all you have to do is scroll down. which is both a welcome advancement and a useful way to save time.
It would appear that Garmin is heading in the right direction overall. The user interface of the software has been in need of an update for a very long time, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that it won’t be too long until everyone gets it.