Eat! Drink! Reminder! (Data Field) 27


The Eat! Drink! Reminder! Data Field is a Garmin Connect IQ application which helps you to remember to drink and eat while you are doing your endurance training (long run, long ride, etc…)


  • Install the Data Field on your watch by clicking download in the Connect IQ store
  • Configure your watch to use the data field:
    • Choose the Activity Profile for which you wish to install this data field for (eg Running)
    • Choose Activity Settings
    • Choose Data Screens
    • Choose “Screen 1” (or another screen)
    • Choose field 1 (or any of the other fields)
    • Choose “Connect IQ”
    • Select “Eat! Drink Reminder!” from the list

The sequence on how to do the above things is a little bit different on each watch (you can find the buttons to press in the user manual of your device in the section “Customizing the data screens)”


You can configure how the app behaves in the application settings (via Garmin Express or Garmin Connect Mobile)

Translate in your language

Translate this file and send the translated version + language name back via the contact developer link, I’ll include the translation then in the next release.


The data field is fully functional without donating. Donations are optional but encouraged from within the data field with a small encouragement text. If you find the Eat! Drink! Reminder! useful you can show your appreciation by donating an amount (suggested donation: 3 euro) on my PayPal account: (mention the name of the app “Eat! Drink! Reminder!”)

After donation you will receive a donation key on your paypal email address which will remove the encouragement message from the data field. (this is a manual process, but normally you should receive a key within 24 hours)
(special promo – donate 15 euro or more and get a key that’s valid for all my current and future apps: )

Support / Questions / Feature Requests

When you have questions preferably post this question in the forum support topic (you have to log in first with your garmin user name in the top right corner before you can make a reply to this post)


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27 thoughts on “Eat! Drink! Reminder! (Data Field)

  1. Reply jordidy Feb 22,2017 14:30

    hello, i like your web to share about make apps in garmin, its help me to make some apps but im still learn to make it. actually im runner and i would like to make watchface with logo my run club, if u have file project about watchface digital watch send me the file project i just want to change the logo and font, hahaa . im a noob programmer and still learn. thanks you.

    send to my email

  2. Reply Peter Feb 22,2017 14:52

    hi this doesn’t really belong on the Eat! Drink! Reminder! post, but watch face tutorials are planned to be added (when I find the time)

  3. Reply Mikel May 11,2017 21:59

    Hi, I have installed in my garmin 920 but I can’t find how to set up the different alarms that you say it has. It’s with 15 minutes and drink, and want to change it to 30 and eat. I check all the settings and can’t find the way to do it. Now I am using the native one.

  4. Reply Peter May 12,2017 05:17

    hi Mikel you have to change this in the settings of the app.

    To get to the settings in Garmin Connect Mobile do the following:
    * Open Garmin Connect on your mobile phone
    * Click on the menu icon (3 dashes)
    * Click on the watch icon
    * click on connect Iq apps
    * Click on Eat! Drink! Reminder!
    * Click on Settings
    * In the settings you have the possibility to set 4 alarms. (when the text is empty the alarm is ignored.)

    To get to the settings in Garmin Express do the following:
    * Connect your device with the usb cable
    * In Garmin Express click on manage apps
    * Find the Eat! Drink! Reminder! entry and click on the elypsis
    * In the settings you have the possibility to set 4 alarms. (when the text is empty the alarm is ignored.)

    • Reply Jannis May 26,2019 10:49

      Hello, I have a german translation but because of the characters “” I can not use the Garmin Support Link. It is also not possible to send files. Sorry for this post so.

      Here is the translation into German:

      Eat! Drink! Reminder!
      Nächster Alarm
      Like it? Spenden!
      Spenden Key (Unterstützt die Entwicklung, entfernt störende Nachrichten.)
      Feldinhalt (Inhalt, wenn gerade kein Alarm ausgelöst wird)
      Countdown bis zum nächsten Alarm (Standard)
      Vibrations-/Wiedergabeton bei Alarm?
      Stumm (keine Vibration, kein Ton)
      Vibrieren (bei Edge-Geräten nicht verfügbar)
      Ton abspielen
      Ton abspielen + Vibrieren
      Alarmdauer in Sekunden (Standard: 2, zulässige Werte: 1 - 10)
      Alarm 1 Text (Leer lassen, falls kein Alarm 1 gewünscht)
      Alarm 1 Zeitversatz (Standard 0:00)
      Alarm 1 Häufigkeit / Intervall (hh:mm:ss)
      Alarm 2 Text (Leer lassen, falls kein Alarm 2 gewünscht)
      Alarm 2 Zeitversatz (Standard 0:00)
      Alarm 2 Häufigkeit / Intervall (hh:mm:ss)
      Alarm 3 Text (Leer lassen, falls kein Alarm 3 gewünscht)
      Alarm 3 Zeitversatz (Standard 0:00)
      Alarm 3 Häufigkeit / Intervall (hh:mm:ss)
      Alarm 4 Text (Leer lassen, falls kein Alarm 4 gewünscht)
      Alarm 4 Zeitversatz (Standard 0:00)
      Alarm 4 Häufigkeit / Intervall (hh:mm:ss)
      Alarm 5 Text (Leer lassen, falls kein Alarm 5 gewünscht)
      Alarm 5 Zeitversatz (Standard 0:00)
      Alarm 5 Häufigkeit / Intervall (hh:mm:ss)

  5. Reply Nina Jan 5,2019 15:26


    I would like the App to remind me on my vivoactive watch not during a certain activity, but all over the day. App-download was possible, also I could modify the alarm settings as explained above via my laptop.

    Only now I do not know how to activate this App on my watch: the installation guide says that I should “Choose the Activity Profile for which you wish to install this data field for (eg Running)”, this doesn’t make sense for my case, however. Or I didn’t understand that guide well?

    txs for support!

    • Reply Peter Feb 2,2019 15:22

      Hi Peter!
      I have the same question (issue) as Nina does.
      How can I set the Forerunner 235 to remind me daily with alarms.
      I have set five alarms in the settings as described above, but none of them alarm me.
      Any hints would be appreciated!
      Thanks in advance for your support!

  6. Reply Fedde Jan 14,2019 01:28

    Hola, he realizado la donación por su data field, y no he recibido su mail con la clave para quitar los anuncios.

    Hello, I have made the donation for your data field, and I have not received your email with the key to remove the ads

  7. Reply Peter Feb 8,2019 05:31

    This is not possible you need a activity.

  8. Reply Rusty Painter Jan 7,2020 12:06

    Hello. I am having issues with PayPal, right now, but would very much like to support the app and get rid of the ad. Is there any other way to pay?

  9. Reply Vivoactiveuser Apr 13,2020 07:39

    Great app.
    Just to get more of it I would agree with others. there is none app out there that reminds you about drinking without having it linked to activities.
    Would it be possible to make it outside activity for daily usage?
    Mine problem is that i forget to drink when i have no activity, etc. when working..

    Thank you.

  10. Reply Michael May 14,2020 16:39

    Is there a way to get the Alarm text to stay up longer than 2 or 3 seconds?

  11. Reply Bob May 30,2020 10:05

    Installed the app yesterday but when I go to configure it in Garmin Express I get “Sorry, we are having a problem communicating with our servers.”

    Is this a Garmin problem or at your end? I don’t get that message with other apps or widgets.

    I’m on an Edge 520.

    • Reply Peter May 30,2020 10:36

      that’s a message at Garmin’s end.

      • Reply Bob May 30,2020 11:44

        Ta. Just following all the links/tips in Garmin’s help file to see if I can sort it out.

      • Reply Bob May 31,2020 15:25

        Couldn’t get Garmin Express to work on my Mac but then remembered I’d got Garmin Connect on my mobile so configured it from there.

        Not sure if it was user error but it jumps out of the settings screen very easily – I had to change a value, save, then re-enter the settings screen and change the next value, repeat.

        • Reply Peter Jun 1,2020 08:41

          The settings can be flaky, but there’s nothing I can do about that, that’s completely on Garmin’s end.

  12. Reply Jeroen Dec 29,2020 21:47

    I have a edge 520 plus, and tried the app.
    I selected play a tone, but the device doesn’t play a sound!?

    • Reply Peter Dec 30,2020 05:29

      I don’t have a physical edge 520 plus myself, it works properly in the simulator. I’ll report the issue to garmin.

  13. Reply Brian Schactman Sep 5,2021 17:25

    My IQ icon has an exclamation mark on it and the app never runs on my watch. Is there something that must be done to get it to “start “?

    • Reply Peter Sep 5,2021 19:47

      an iq! indicates a crash, but could also be caused by misconfiguration. Could you uninstall and reinstall the data field (and without making any configuration changes) check if it still crashes?

  14. Reply Brian Schactman Sep 6,2021 18:56

    Thanks but this did not work. I have a Garmin Forerunner 945. Other thoughts ?

  15. Reply Peter Sep 6,2021 19:45

    Connect your watch with usb to a computer, browse to the folder /garmin/apps/logs and send me the file ciq_log.yml (

  16. Reply Patryk Dec 1,2021 22:39

    Znalazłem “water logger” do kontroli nawodnienia dzieła mi na fenix 5.
    + że darmowy
    – że niestety nie przypomina,ale ogólnie bardzo fajna sprawa.

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