Garmin Fenix 5x & Garmin Explore App with Android

I’ve recently found an app I didn’t know about before called Garmin Explore. It is different from Garmin Connect in that it lets you view a map (a bit like GaiaGPS), your saved waypoints and your activities.

Garmin Explore Offline Maps

You can download offline maps with it, and it seems quite smooth functioning. As with all apps like this, they drain a fair amount of battery when you’re using the GPS.

I’ve encountered a small problem which is that it won’t show any of my past activities prior to installing the app. However, it does show newly created ones.

Garmin MapShare with a Garmin Fenix 5x or Garmin Fenix 6x Pro Solar Watch

You can also use the mapshare feature (I thought this was only available to inreach customers) to show your activities on a map to friends/family and there’s an option to password it as well. This will only update when you have an internet connection and sync the watch, unlike a Garmin InReach Mini or the like but it’s still pretty awesome.

I am currently trying to figure out how to show previous activities. If I find a way, I will update this post. Certainly check it out if you have a Garmin Fenix 5x, Garmin Fenix 6x Pro Solar or whatnot :).

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