CIQ System 4 Super Apps: Does your Garmin Support them?

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Does your Garmin support CIQ System 4 super Apps?


Q: What is a Garmin Super App?

A: It’s a widget combined with an app (Garmin’s definition of a CIQ app). You can launch the app from its widget.

 A new feature of CIQ System 4 is ‘super apps’. (Source: Garmin). The following table shows all the existing Garmin devices and which current CIQ version they support. If they support System 4 then YES you could get support for ‘super apps’…the reality will be hardware-dependent and whether or not Garmin choose to let individual models have certain features.

SYSTEM 4 ie CIQ 3 but

a different one to SYSTEM 3!

API Level <= 1.5.0 API Level <= 2.4.0 API Level <= 3.1.0 API Level >= 3.2.0
D2 Bravo Approach® S60 Approach® S62 Descent Mk2
D2 Bravo Titanium Forerunner® 735xt D2 Air Edge® 530
epix vívoactive® HR D2 Charlie Edge® 830
fēnix® 3 Edge® 1000 / Explore D2 Delta/PX/S Edge® 1030
fēnix® 3 HR Edge® 520 Descent Mk1 hmmmm
Forerunner® 230 Edge® 130/Plus Enduro
Forerunner® 235 Edge® 520 Plus fēnix® 6 Series
Forerunner® 630 Edge® 820 Forerunner® 245 Series
Forerunner® 920XT fēnix® 5 Forerunner® 745
Forerunner® 45 fēnix® 5 Plus Family Forerunner® 945
tactix® Bravo fēnix® Chronos Legacy Series
quatix® 3 Forerunner® 645 Series MARQ® Series
vívoactive® Forerunner® 935 Montana 7 Series
GPSMAP 66 Series tactix® Delta Series
Oregon 7 Series Venu®
quatix® 5 Venu® Sq
Rino Series vívoactive® 4 Series
vívoactive® 3 Series


Garmin says that the system number tells us the set (or group) of devices that meet the minimum API level. So it will be interesting to see if tomorrow’s(?) Garmin Venu 2 will be System 4/API 3.2.0…I would guess it will be and it will support API level 4 when available.




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5 thoughts on “CIQ System 4 Super Apps: Does your Garmin Support them?

  1. Garmin has a lot of love towards the 245. It’s getting on to 2yrs old now, but has had so many good updates and now looks to be CIQ4 compliant too. Quite the bargain on Amazon right now at £204. I’m tempted even though I’ve had my 645M for less than 6 months, but I rarely use the music function and the battery life looks doubtful for my 100km in the summer.

  2. Pretty sure Level 4 is different than CIQ 4. You aren’t likely getting CIQ 4.0 on last years devices. As stated in the 4.0 release notes, there are some compiler features in 4.0 that work across the board, but not any of the features that require hardware. So no, you aren’t getting CIQ 4.0 on the 245.

    1. Thanks for the clarification – it did seem too good to be true.
      Though £204 does seem like good value still for the 245.

  3. The Fenix 5 plus series watches do have firmware 3.2. As far as I know only the new Venu watches get CIQ4 firmware (and maybe the Enduro?)

    1. sorry i thought i had clarified that but i hadn’t. CIQ 3 system 4 is not CIQ 4. there are two divisions of ciq 3. the announced stuff seems to be about the upper tier of ciq 3 ie about SYSTEM 4….eeesh. you couldn’t make it up. At least we found out what new job the old menu designer got 😉

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