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Garmin Fenix / Tactix GPS BLE ABC Watch is Great …No Android Support Any Suggestions?

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By crapixm, Junior Member on 4th January 2014, 03:14 AM
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Given how much has been modded/hackable in the past does it seem likely the Garmin Fenix GPS watch with BLE will be made to communicate and allow notifications from Android phone? The Fenix currently pairs and is compatible with the iPhone. Garmin's position is (paraphrasing) there are too many versions/models of Android. On the later model Android phones is an app all that is needed?



Nexus 4 and the Tactix
 
 
4th January 2014, 11:38 AM |#2  
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i'm in the same situation...
N4 and fenix!

i've read a lot of pages but no found solution.
the most important link are:

-https://forums.garmin.com/showthread...th-laptop-sync
in this forum one user write down the correct problem: "That's because the fenix uses the low power Bluetooth LE "

-http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2012/10/g...th-review.html
good rece of product, i try to post but nothing,

-http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/12/firmware-beginning-becoming.html
same sites, but new topic! ther's an user type something interesting but i'm not able to use it!!!! sigh search in the commets "android" and reat the commet of: Steve Knapp

-http://pocketnow.com/2013/01/17/bluetooth-low-energy
this site explain the problem of BLE

-http://forums.watchuseek.com/f296/ga...46366-110.html
also this discussion...

-https://forums.garmin.com/showthread...803#post243803
of course i post on garmin forum



i have bad english sorry....
5th January 2014, 10:52 PM |#3  
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A Time to Speculate and Opinionate

Not looking for a solution as much as attempting to tap into the fast reserve of knowledge and wisdom the internet has created in the unification of us mere mortals to glimpse the future based on past accomplishments (0_0). Seriously, it does seem a bit odd that a watch as powerful and popular as it seems to be has not been whipped into shape and brought to it full potential like displaying Android phone notifications making use of a loud alarm and a great vibration motor.

6th January 2014, 07:23 PM |#4  
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the real problem il BLE!
apple use it from iphone 4s, so garmin develop it....android start to use it not many time ago, our model is one of the first...of course garmin develop with the first one!

please post on garmin forum...and hope anyone see our post...

9th January 2014, 10:11 AM |#5  
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add my experience: i try with a lot of apps (B-BLE, BLE explorer, nRF toolbox) all find devices, but any one can comunicate with this.
there's a way for send notification via bluetooh? in iphone there's a special section for notification, in android where is it?
9th January 2014, 10:26 AM |#6  
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What is Happening

Are you using a Nexus 4?

I am thinking the BLE support for N4 which is what I am using has not come out yet. That kinda blows because is a Google phone.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1979207

I will keep looking but have found very little info so far.

On a side note: for the first time my watch turned its self off because of low battery. The odd thing is I don;t think it was that low, I could be wrong.
9th January 2014, 07:22 PM |#7  
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Yes, i'm N4 user and happy Fenix user...i wanna more happy: i want notification!
I try on garmin forum, on twitter, on facebook and vere but now all stop with no solution.
12th January 2014, 10:51 PM |#8  
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13th January 2014, 12:08 PM |#9  
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maybe a solution.
but i can't connect pepple with my phone!
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f296/ga...ns-963443.html
16th January 2014, 06:29 PM |#10  
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an user suggest to try with an app of a clock: PEBBLE.
i try but i can't connect with my Fenix...

maybe with another app for this type of watch...
28th January 2014, 04:53 PM |#11  
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I'd happily pay money for an app that allows for this. I hate not being able to use my fenix for notifications.
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