I have tested several GPS tracking activities apps, fitness apps, sports specialized (stats, timing) and outdoor/mountain focused in register/follow outdoor tracks (find tracks, avoid getting lost).

However, I haven't found any app that takes advantage of notifications feature to send useful info to the smartband/smartwatch

Examples of expected or nice features:

  • Options to customize notifications (triggers and content)
  • Notification text with Speed and distance (trigger x minutes)
  • Notification text with Speed and distance (trigger x kms)
  • Notification when current position is further than x meters from closest point on the followed track
  • Notification text with speed (trigger above/below certain speed)

Are you using any app that send useful info to your smartband?

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    If any of those send information to the notification bar, you could use Gadgetbridge to have that forwarded to your "smartband" (provided it's one of the supported bands – you didn't specify which you are using). I'm using this with my Pebble and am quite satisfied.
    – Izzy
    Jun 26, 2020 at 22:13
  • thanks @Izzy . GadgetBridge is a great recommendation for lucky people having a supported smartband. However, as far as as I know GB just forward notifications from enabled apps to the watch, so I am still need an app that besides its tracking functions also have options related to those conditions for sending notifications. Jun 27, 2020 at 17:05
  • What is an "enabled app"? I have to explicitly silence apps I don't want notifications from. Every app that sends Android notifications (i.e. those appearing in the notification area of your Android device) is supported. They don't need specific smartwatch support. So if your tracking app uses Android notifications, those will be fowarded.
    – Izzy
    Jun 27, 2020 at 18:58
  • By enabled app I meant "app enabled notifications", and the must be enabled at android level and GB/sync app. Anyway I am interested in sport/tracking apps with an strong usage of notifications and allowing the customization of notifications "triggers",etc.. Jun 29, 2020 at 6:58
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    It might be that FitoTrack might fit your needs, together with Gadgetbridge. Some GB users seem to have that running.
    – Izzy
    Jun 29, 2020 at 14:29


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