Note: If you happen to have more than one Garmin Device in your list of devices in the Garmin Connect Mobile paired devices list, please use the new Device selection setting in this app to pick the right default device and then press Restart button once.

Do you happen to have a Connect IQ supported Garmin sports watch or smart watch? then this is the app you need to be able to text or call someone from your Garmin watch.

Download this app to your android phone and then download the “SMS (Android)” watch app from the Garmin Connect IQ store (watch face developer name: Hemi1984). and you should be magically be able to send text
or dial a number from your watch.


1) Respond to the most recent incoming SMS.
2) Dial out quickly to your favorite contact.
3) Use pre-canned text replies or type your own response using the keyboard on the watch app.
4) Select up to 4 favorite contacts now to respond via text.

****************** Known issues *****************
If you see connection issues, try using the new Restart button under the SMS (Connect IQ) Android app and then see if it fixes it.

As a last resort uninstall the apps on both the phone and watch and try again ……

You can also customize the canned text messages that you want to send !!!!!!


  • Added ability to buy extended keyboard layout for your Garmin SMS Connect IQ App
  • Not supported on very old Garmin watches that still can only use the one character at a time keyboard layout like the original Vivo active.
  • Make sure you have the latest SMS Connect IQ App downloaded and installed.


  • SMS (Connect IQ) Screenshot
  • SMS (Connect IQ) Screenshot