New versions : Apnea DYN 1.10.2 and Apnea CWT 1.7.2
Today is released two new versions of Apnea that fixes 2 problems.
The first patch is minor and only applies to Apnea CWT
In simulation mode, the "SIM" status in the immersion view was no longer displayed.
The second correction requires a little more explanation and concerns Apnea DYN and Apnea CWT
When you launch Apnea, an activity is created and will store all the information related to the activity.
An activity is linked to a type, there are many (ex: Running, mountain biking, etc ...), Apnea can not use the native freedive type (because Garmin reserves and does not provide documentation to this subject, thank you Garmin), there are 2 choices:
Swimming: This choice seems logical but with some disadvantages:
Can not set a name for the activity, the activity will appear as "Swimming" and not "Apnea" (ask Garmin why such behavior ...)
You can not, on certain model, read the heart rate from the optical sensor (I will return to it below)
Other: This allows us to define a name for the activity and to use the optical heart rate sensor, but we lose the ranking of the swimming activity.
The very first versions of Apnea used the type "Swimming" and it was possible to read the heart rate on all models, the only concern for this type of activity was the fact that we can not have a title for activity other than "Swimming"
Then, I decided to change the type of activity to "Other" in order to have a more logical name "Apnea" for activities created with Apnea
Since the Apnea DYN 1.10.0 and Apnea CWT 1.7.0 versions, I decided to go back to "Swimming", the apnea being a sub category of swimming, the change seemed coherent
And it is since the last change that some users contacted me to warn me that the heart rate reading was no longer working on Fenix 3 HR and after some investigations, Garmin corrected an internal bug that allowed to read the heart rate for the Swimming activities of certain models. It becomes impossible to read the heart rate on Fenix 3 HR with a Swimming activity.
This problem only affects users of Fenix 3 HR, now, on these devices, Apnea creates "other" type applications for these devices models and continues to use the "Swimming" type for other models that Garmin believes has more accurate optical heart rate sensors and remains activated in the water.
To update your applications:
Apnea DYN: Follow the usual process explained at the bottom of the page
Thanks to freedivers and clubs for thorough testing and feedback. In particular thanks to freedivers from Avenir Plongée and CSM Plongée.
Thanks to Patrick Hudelot for the English translations.
You can contact me directly by email
Due to the nature of Apnea and Freediving sports and associated risks, Garmin will not accept Apnea App on their store App Aproval Exceptions). By installing Apnea on your device, you acknowledge that I can not be held responsible for any malfunction of your device. When using Apnea App, always me mindful that electronics and software is not fault proof.