Key performance data from your Garmin, right in your field of view.

The "ActiveLook Datafield" is an advanced plugin that installs on your Garmin device and automatically connects to your ActiveLook glasses.

First, check that your Garmin model is compatible with ActiveLook Datafield.

Then:

  1. Set aside some time.

  2. Ensure your ActiveLook glasses are up to date.

  3. Synchronize and update your Garmin device and application.

  4. Install the ActiveLook datafield on your device.

  5. Activate the ActiveLook datafield on your Garmin.

  6. Configure your data screens.

  7. Troubleshooting.

    1. Why are my glasses are not detected, not connecting?

    2. How to use triathlon or multisport mode ?

1- Set aside some time.

Installing a datafield on a Garmin device may take a few minutes and, candidly, can be a bit of a challenge. Be sure you set aside between 5 and 15 minutes, uninterrupted.

2- Ensure your ActiveLook glasses are up to date.

The first update, setup and adjustment of your ActiveLook glasses is done using the ActiveLook mobile application. Connect your Garmin device only after you've completed set-up of your glasses with the ActiveLook app.

  • Open the ActiveLook mobile application, (download link here)

  • Turn your glasses on, (refer to guide, if need be).

  • If your glasses are not automatically detected, go to the 'glasses' tab of the app and click 'search for new glasses'. Then follow the guide.

  • If an update is available for your glasses, it will automatically push through. This can take a few minutes.

  • Disconnect the mobile app from your glasses; to do this, kill (force-close) the app on your mobile phone. Now your Garmin device is free to connect.

3- Synchronize and update your Garmin device and app.

Your Garmin device (Watch or Bike Computer) and the Garmin Connect app must both be updated with the latest version and communicating with each other.

  • The Garmin Connect app will download software updates automatically behind the scenes while your device is connected to the Garmin Connect app on your mobile phone. Generally, updates will take up to a few days to download to your device. Once downloaded, updates will install automatically or prompt you to install them on your device. Get details from Garmin on this link.

4- Install the ActiveLook datafield on your Garmin device

  • In the Garmin Connect application, access the scrollable Menu:

On Android :

On iOS :

  • Scroll to 'Connect IQ Store', click on it.

  • Search for 'ActiveLook' in the search bar at the top of the page.

  • Select 'ActiveLook - Datafield' (and not 'ActiveLook Application')

  • Select "Download".

As your Garmin is synchronized with your Connect application (see previous step) the installation should proceed immediately.

Confirm the datafield is well installed on your Garmin:

Click on the icon of your Garmin device (the one with the green dot):

Then select 'Activities, Apps and more':

Check the ActiveLook Data Field is in the list of 'Installed' datafield (top list):

The data field is now on your Garmin device. This is a great step. Congratulations.

You still need to enable it. Configure it. Lets go !

5- Activate the datafield on your Garmin Device

Now grab your Garmin device. To enable the ActiveLook datafield you need to declare it as one of the active datafields in any of your Garmin activities (sport applications).

  • Open the Activity where the data field will be used. It can be Running, or cycling, both, or any other.

  • Edit the displayed fields to modify one of the existing fields in one of your activity data screens. You may also add a new one.

They way to proceeed will depend on your device. Here below is a list of links. You may find your own help guide by browsing the great internet:

- changing datafields on Forerunner 245

- changing datafields on Fenix 7

- changing datafield on Edge 530

- changing datafield on Edge 1040

  • In the field selection menu, scroll down to Connect IQ. Click on it.

  • Choose « ActiveLook DataField ».

  • You are done.

6- Enjoy the use of your ActiveLook datafield

On your Garmin activity, the ActiveLook datafield will now display the glass connection status, number of the data screen currently displayed in your glasses, as well as glass battery level.

How it works ?

  • The datafield will automatically detect and connect to your glasses as you turn them ON. (See how to turn glasses ON here).

  • When you launch your Garmin Activity the datafield will push your live data to your glasses.

  • Information is displayed in Glasses as 'data screens', each data screen contains from 1 to 6 data, all provided by your Garmin device.

  • Each of your data screens can be customized see here !

  • By default the following screens are available:

  • Default activities:

    • Screen n°1 : (1) Elapsed Time + (2) Distance + (12) Speed

    • Screen n°2 : (15) Pace + (4) Heart Rate + (2) Distance

    • Screen n°3 : (10) Power 3" + (18) Cadence + (22) Total Ascent

    • Screen n°4 : (0) Display Off

  • Cycling activities:

    • Screen n°1 : (1) Elapsed Time + (2) Distance + (4) Heart rate

    • Screen n°2 : (12) Speed + (18) Cadence

    • Screen n°3 : (6) Average Heart Rate + (14) Average Speed + (20) Average Cadence + (24) Average Ascent Speed

    • Screen n°4 : (5) Max HeartRate + (13) Max Speed + (19) Max Cadence + (22) Total Ascent

    • Screen n°5 : (0) Display Off

  • Running activities:

    • Screen n°1 : (1) Elapsed Time + (2) Distance + (4) Heart rate

    • Screen n°2 : (1) Elapsed Time + (2) Distance + (12) Speed

    • Screen n°3 : (10) Power 3" + (18) Cadence + (15) Pace

    • Screen n°4 : (0) Display Off

  • You can navigate through the data screens by waving your hand in front of the Glass gesture sensor.

7- Configure your data screens

  • Open your 'Garmin Connect' application.

  • Click on the icon of your Garmin device (with a green dot confirming a proper synchronization):

  • Select 'Activities, Apps and more':

  • Open "ActiveLook - Data Field" from the list of installed Datafields:

  • Click "Settings" to enter the corresponding menu.

  • Edit your screen sets

You can create up to 6 data screens, composed combining 1 to 6 of the datas in the list below.

To do so, edit one of the 3 screen variables (Default / Running / Cycling) and indicate the combination of data you like, separated by comas, and without space.

See following examples :

(1,2,4)(1,2,12)(10,18,15)(0)

Will display :

  • Screen n°1 : (1 = Elapsed Time, 2 = Distance, 4 = Heart rate)

  • Screen n°2 : (1 = Elapsed Time, 2 = Distance, 12 = Speed)

  • Screen n°3 : (10 = Power 3", 18 = Cadence, 15 = Pace)

  • Screen n°4 : (0 = empty screen, display Off.)

List of available data :

  • (0) : Empty page = display off

  • 1 : Elapsed time

  • 2 : Distance

  • 3 : Distance To Destination

  • 4 : Heart Rate

  • 5 : Max HeartRate

  • 6 : Average Heart Rate

  • 7 : Power

  • 8 : Max Power

  • 9 : Average Power

  • 10 : Power 3s

  • 11 : Power Normalized

  • 12 : Speed

  • 13 : Max Speed

  • 14 : Average Speed

  • 15 : Pace

  • 16 : Fastest Pace

  • 17 : Average Pace

  • 18 : Cadence

  • 19 : Max Cadence

  • 20 : Average Cadence

  • 21 : Altitude

  • 22 : Total Ascent

  • 23 : Total Descent

  • 24 : Average Ascent Speed

  • 25 : Total Calories

  • 26 : Energy Expenditure

"Glasses name" DataField parameter

It is recommanded not to edit this field: the ActiveLook Data Field will automatically register here the first pair of ActiveLook glasses it has connected to.

Still, you may need to *erase the glasses name* in the following cases :

  • Your Garmin device has paired to the wrong pair of glasses.

  • You changed your ActiveLook pair of glasses and need to reset the registered glasses.

To do so, simply click on the registered name and erase it.

8- You have questions ? we have answers !

Why are my glasses not detected, not connecting?

There are different reasons why your glasses would not connect to your Garmin device:

  1. Are they sufficiently charged, and powered-on ?

    Check our guide to power and turn your glasses ON.

  2. Are they already connected to another device ?
    Your glasses can connect to one device (data source) at a time. You need to disconnect your glasses from any other device or application before your Garmin is able to connect to it. To do so, force-close (kill) any ActiveLook compatible applications that may have connected to it.

  3. Your ActiveLook datafield has registered another pair of glasses and still searches for it ?

    Erase the glasses name in the settings menu of ActiveLook Datafield. see above.

  4. Your Datafield may simply display a 'Display Off' page (code : 0)

    Wave your hand in front of the sensor in order to swipe to an active data page. Note that the gesture sensor may be de-activated on your glasses. To check the status and activate it back, connect your glasses to the ActiveLook *mobile* application and check the gesture sensor status inside the 'Glasses' tab of the application.

How to use the Triathlon or Multisport mode ?

In order to get your ActiveLook glasses connected both for your Cycling and Running activities, you need to activate the Datafield inside *both* Cycling and Running activities on your Garmin watch. See above how to activate the datafield in a given activity.

The 'Triathlon mode', as well as Multisport mode would launch the corresponding activities sequentially, and enable our datafield in each of the activities in which it has been activated.

Note that you can configure different set of screen for each activities, as described in above section.

Facing some issue ? more questions ? A suggestion ? Let us know ;) !

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