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The Garmin CIQ5 software developer’s kit is now available and now lets 3rd party developers get at some new snippets of information to add to the data fields, apps & widgets they kindly deliver to us.
System 5 gives access to device metrics including:
||Get the current respiration value|
||Get the current time to recovery|
||Get device Body Battery history|
||Get device stress history|
||Get the amount of battery remaining in days|
||Get the user’s running VO2 Max|
||Get the user’s cycling VO2 Max|
||Get an iterator of the user’s past activities|
||Get the sunrise time for a location|
||Get the sunset time for a location|
OK, so that’s a bit more techie than normal but I’m sure most of us can pretty much guess what the highlighted bits of text in the table above mean.
We can never second guess what some very clever CIQ developer will come up with next. Maybe using the ‘official’ VO2max figures on your Garmin can mean that a training plan can be better tailored to your ability? Maybe (IDK) it’s possible to determine at exactly what point during a good workout your VO2max is recorded as changed and perhaps someone can then infer vVO2max from that ? Maybe respiration rate changes can be used to infer VT?
Time-to-recovery and the stress/body battery data, although confusing and overlapping, will allow some nice snippets of info on watch faces.
Although some of these metrics can already be shown (see comments below), it might be more battery-efficient to use the information Garmin already has calculated.
Connect IQ System 5 has rolled out on a number of devices with more coming. This table was sourced from Garmin today:
|Now Available||Public Beta Available||Coming Soon|
|Forerunner 245 Series
Venu 2 Series
Venu 2 Plus Series
Vivoactive 4 Series
Edge 1030 Plus
|epix (gen 2)
fēnix 5 Plus Series
fēnix 6 Series
fēnix 7 Series
Instinct 2 Series
Venu Sq Series
Note: These were announced some time ago but the news is that they can now be used for the devices above.
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