Garmin CIQ System 5 Inbound for 2022 – What is it !

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Yes it does say Edge 1040 – Some other slightly out-of-date info is updated in the table further below

Garmin CIQ System 5 Is Coming

 

News today of some of the details that will be supported in CIQ next year. We will probably see this in System 5 (CIQ 3, API Level 3.3?). Which you might see (incorrectly?) referred to as CIQ 5.

Whilst this is a feature that will initially be of interest to developers it will affect the capabilities of many Garmin devices and some new ones in 2022.

App Store on the Watch

Garmin’s CIQ store was initially only available through a browser but the addition of a smartphone app made it much easier to choose and install those extra bits of ‘must have’ functionality on your Garmin watches and bike computers. Well both of those versions of the CIQ store (web, smartphone) will be revamped.

Better still, taking a leaf out of Google’s Wear OS, the app store will also be accessible on the watch. Super cool!

It also looks like the Wi-Fi enabled devices will be able to download CIQ apps and their updates over your home WiFi as well as enable you to tinker with some of their settings on the watch.

Very Nice.

Compatability

Check out the first image at the top and compare it to the one immediately above.

It looks like most devices that support CIQ System 4 will also support the new CIQ System 5 where hardware permits.

Also New

We will see new analytics and new metrics that can be incorporated into CIQ, including Stress Data, VO2max and Body Battery.

 

Take Out

Perhaps not as big a leap forward as in previous years but there are some tantalising hints at continued improvements from Garmin, especially to new devices next year.

If you want to read more technical detail then check out the Garmin Developer’s report on this same subject. Elsewhere, Ray Maker points out that some of the wording used by Garmin suggests that AMOLED is the chosen way forward for its high-end, high-resolution devices.

 

More Info – Currently Supported API Level

 

Watches/Wearables API Level Screen Resolution Screen Shape Screen Technology
Approach® S60 2.4.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Approach® S62 3.0.0 260 x 260 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Captain Marvel 3.2.0 218 x 218 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
D2™ Air 3.2.0 390 x 390 round AMOLED
D2™ Bravo 1.4.0 218 x 218 round Memory-In-Pixel (16 colors)
D2™ Bravo Titanium 1.4.0 218 x 218 round Memory-In-Pixel (16 colors)
D2™ Charlie 3.0.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
D2™ Delta 3.1.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
D2™ Delta PX 3.1.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
D2™ Delta S 3.1.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Darth Vader™ 3.2.0 260 x 260 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Descent™ Mk1 3.0.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Descent™ Mk2 / Descent™ Mk2i 3.2.0 280 x 280 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Descent™ Mk2 S 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Enduro™ 3.2.0 280 x 280 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
epix™ 1.2.0 205 x 148 rectangle Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
fēnix® 3 / tactix® Bravo / quatix® 3 1.4.0 218 x 218 round Memory-In-Pixel (16 colors)
fēnix® 3 HR 1.4.0 218 x 218 round Memory-In-Pixel (16 colors)
fēnix® 5 / quatix® 5 3.1.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
fēnix® 5 Plus 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
fēnix® 5S 3.1.0 218 x 218 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
fēnix® 5S Plus 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
fēnix® 5X / tactix® Charlie 3.1.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
fēnix® 5X Plus 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
fēnix® 6 / 6 Solar / 6 Dual Power 3.2.0 260 x 260 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
fēnix® 6 Pro / 6 Sapphire / 6 Pro Solar / 6 Pro Dual Power / quatix® 6 3.2.0 260 x 260 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
fēnix® 6S / 6S Solar / 6S Dual Power 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
fēnix® 6S Pro / 6S Sapphire / 6S Pro Solar / 6S Pro Dual Power 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
fēnix® 6X Pro / 6X Sapphire / 6X Pro Solar / tactix® Delta Sapphire / Delta Solar / Delta Solar – Ballistics Edition / quatix® 6X / 6X Solar / 6X Dual Power 3.2.0 280 x 280 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
fēnix® Chronos 3.1.0 218 x 218 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
First Avenger 3.2.0 260 x 260 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Forerunner® 230 1.4.0 215 x 180 semi-round Memory-In-Pixel (16 colors)
Forerunner® 235 1.4.0 215 x 180 semi-round Memory-In-Pixel (16 colors)
Forerunner® 245 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Forerunner® 245 Music 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Forerunner® 45 1.4.0 208 x 208 round Memory-In-Pixel (8 colors)
Forerunner® 55 3.2.0 208 x 208 round Memory-In-Pixel (8 colors)
Forerunner® 630 1.4.0 215 x 180 semi-round Memory-In-Pixel (16 colors)
Forerunner® 645 3.1.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Forerunner® 645 Music 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Forerunner® 735xt 2.4.0 215 x 180 semi-round Memory-In-Pixel (16 colors)
Forerunner® 745 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Forerunner® 920XT 1.4.0 205 x 148 rectangle Memory-In-Pixel (16 colors)
Forerunner® 935 3.1.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Forerunner® 945 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Forerunner® 945 LTE 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Garmin Swim™ 2 1.4.0 208 x 208 round Memory-In-Pixel (8 colors)
MARQ® Adventurer 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
MARQ® Athlete 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
MARQ® Aviator 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
MARQ® Captain / MARQ® Captain: American Magic Edition 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
MARQ® Commander 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
MARQ® Driver 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
MARQ® Expedition 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
MARQ® Golfer 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Rey™ 3.2.0 218 x 218 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Venu® Sq 3.2.0 240 x 240 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)
Venu® Sq. Music Edition 3.2.0 240 x 240 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)
Venu™ 3.2.0 390 x 390 round AMOLED
Venu™ 2 4.0.0 416 x 416 round AMOLED
Venu™ 2S 4.0.0 360 x 360 round AMOLED
Venu™ Mercedes-Benz® Collection 3.2.0 390 x 390 round AMOLED
vívoactive® 1.4.0 205 x 148 rectangle Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
vívoactive® 3 3.1.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection 3.0.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
vívoactive® 3 Music 3.2.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
vívoactive® 3 Music LTE 3.1.0 240 x 240 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
vívoactive® 4 3.2.0 260 x 260 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
vívoactive® 4S 3.2.0 218 x 218 round Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
vívoactive® HR 2.4.0 148 x 205 rectangle Memory-In-Pixel (64 colors)
Edge API Level Screen Resolution Screen Shape Screen Technology
Edge® 1000 / Explore 2.4.0 240 x 400 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)
Edge® 1030 3.2.0 282 x 470 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)
Edge® 1030 / Bontrager 3.2.0 282 x 470 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)
Edge® 1030 Plus 3.2.0 282 x 470 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)
Edge® 130 3.1.0 230 x 303 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (Single Color)
Edge® 130 Plus 3.2.0 230 x 303 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (Single Color)
Edge® 520 2.4.0 200 x 265 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)
Edge® 520 Plus 3.1.0 200 x 265 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)
Edge® 530 3.2.0 246 x 322 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)
Edge® 820 / Explore 3.1.0 200 x 265 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)
Edge® 830 3.2.0 246 x 322 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)
Edge® Explore 3.1.0 240 x 400 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)
Outdoor Handhelds API Level Screen Resolution Screen Shape Screen Technology
GPSMAP® 66s / 66sr / 66st 3.0.0 240 x 400 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)
GPSMAP® 86s / 86sc / 86i / 86sci 3.0.0 240 x 400 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)
Montana® 7 Series 3.1.0 480 x 800 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)
Oregon® 7 Series 3.0.0 240 x 400 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)
Rino® 7 Series 3.0.0 240 x 400 rectangle Transflective Liquid-Crystal (High Color)

 

 

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Dave

Well well WELL. This makes the choice between getting what I need now (a new watch) and waiting for the Fenix 7 (which looks like it’ll add the new HR sensor, LTE and maybe the Enduro battery, which I won’t really need) a lot harder.

GLT

The 1030/Plus could have been rounded upwards.

Justin

Ciq on the watch, is a huge step forward, not just for Garmin, that’s a major sector step forward to the unified smart/sport watch that’s the best of both worlds.

Now they just have to be the definitive Wrist OHM leader and then maybe they’ll have me looking to return to the fold. Not that I rely on ohr for anything but 24/7, but if you’ve proven this thing can be near exact to a chest strap during high intensity, sign me up.

Dom

The top image is out of date, the Fenix 5 Plus series ended up receiving 3.2.x so are in System 4 (as well as the upcoming 5).
Connect IQ 4.0 only showed up on the Venu 2/2s and most of the differences from 3.2.x are in graphics, so it is not surprising that they’d arrive on a unit with a fancy screen. The other difference was Super Apps which merged apps and widgets and allowed the device to run more than one at a time. Whether that is making any difference to anyone but the coders I don’t know.

Dom

2. Yes, the beta SDK has a preview for the Venu 2 and one for the F6 Pro, and one of the new features is an update to the Amoled always-on watch face system. The only thing I’ve seen that’s restricted to future devices is the on-device app store. 3. I don’t, no. If you rebuild a widget for a 4.0 device, the same code will generate a super app which shows in the widget loop as a glance, so in UI terms it’s pretty similar to a 3.2.x device with the widget loop set to show glances. I have yet to see anybody doing anything that really exploits simultaneous apps, or launching an app from within another app. Maybe I’m looking in the wrong places, maybe the Venu 2 market is just too small for the devs to be exploiting it much so far; certainly, if anyone had done anything significant you’d expect it to pop up in the developer awards, and that hasn’t happened. The most detailed discussion I found was on Ray’s Venu 2 review, and a lot of that was you and me spitballing 🙂 The most obvious application, for me, would be something like Komoot… Read more »

Dom

I shudder to think… I’m UK as well, no idea where I picked up that bit of US slang from!

Yup that sounds like another good use for it – I use the pod a lot but always with data fields.

SoCorsu

Hi,

Maybe you can update your “great” table 🙂

Fenix 6 Pro is listed at the developper site with API Level 3.3.x for System 5 Preview

https://developer.garmin.com/connect-iq/compatible-devices/

tfk, the5krunner

hi

it’s impossible to keep blog posts up to date as time passes.

thank you for that link. Garmin has significantly more resources than me to keep their link up to date 😉

SoCorsu

You are an impressive ressource 🙂

You can update your data/table for a next post … later … when you want 🙂

tfk, the5krunner

i’ve used your link 😉