How To...

Wireless

  1. ANT+
  2. Bluetooth
  3. Wi-Fi
  4. Chirp
  5. Tempe
  6. Heart Rate Monitor
  7. Speed + Cadence Sensors
  8. Share Wirelessly
  9. VIRB Remote
  10. inReach Remote

 

 


1. ANT+

Further enhancing device functionality, ANT+ is the wireless technology that enables all compatible Garmin devices to communicate with each other and multiple external accessories, allowing users to share information in the field while additional information is displayed and recorded for future review.

  1. Tip: Disable any ANT+ sensors not currently in use to reduce power consumption and extend battery run time.

 


2. Bluetooth

Now you can wirelessly share larger files (up to 50 times faster than previously possible with ANT+) such as photos, geocaches, adventures, routes and Custom Maps with other Bluetooth enabled Garmin GPSr. Receive smart notifications (emails, texts, alerts) and share data with compatible smartphones/tablets running Garmin Connect. You can even share LiveTrack location data.

  1. Tip: Disable Bluetooth radio when possible to reduce power consumption and extend battery run time.

 


3. Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi capability makes it easier than ever to download device software updates, view Active Weather forecasts, and access Geocaching Live data without making an impact on your mobile device data plan.

  1. Tip: Disable Wi-Fi when not in use to reduce power consumption and extend battery run time.

 


4. Chirp

Use your Garmin GPSr to discover a Garmin chirp and retrieve hidden information placed by others.

  1. Trail Tech Chirp Press Release
  2. See Chirp page for more information.

 


5. Tempe

ANT+ wireless temperature sensor designed to provide the current, minimum and maximum temperatures over a 24 hour period.

  1. Trail Tech Tempe Press Release
  2. See Tempe page for more information.

 


6. Heart Rate Monitor

Train more effectively with a Garmin HRM transmitting your heart rate for instant feedback on how hard you’re working.

  1. See HRM page for more information.

 


7. Speed + Cadence Sensors

Monitor and record your speed and pedaling strokes per minute with these self-calibrating, wireless speed + cadence sensors.

  1. See Speed + Cadence page for more information.

 


8. Share Wirelessly

Send and receive waypoints, courses, routes, tracks and geocaches wirelessly between compatible ANT+ enabled Garmin devices.
Send and receive photos, Adventures and Custom Maps wirelessly between compatible Bluetooth enabled Garmin devices.

  1. Video: Wireless Data Transfer between a GPSMAP 62st and Oregon 550t
  2. Video: Wireless Data Transfer with an Oregon x00/x50
  3. Video: Wireless Data Transfer using a Dakota 20
  4. Garmin pushbutton GPSr example: Wireless Data Transfer using a GPSMAP 66
  5. Garmin touchscreen GPSr example: Wireless Data Transfer using a Montana 7x0

 


9. VIRB Remote

Garmin's VIRB action cameras can be remotely controlled from distances up to 10 meters. You can start and stop video recording and take still photos directly from an ANT+ compatible Garmin device.

  1. Trail Tech VIRB Remote Press Release
  2. Garmin touchscreen GPSr example: Oregon 7x0 VIRB Remote
  3. Garmin touchscreen GPSr example: Montana 7x0 VIRB Remote

 


10. inReach Remote

The inReach remote function allows you to control your inReach device using an ANT+ compatible Garmin GPSr. Use inReach Remote to view incoming messages, send preset messages, start and stop tracking, and initiate or cancel an SOS.

  1. Garmin pushbutton GPSr example: GPSMAP 66 inReach Remote