Summary: When displaying a notification over a paused activity, swiping down will delete the paused activity instead of the notification, without an Undo feature.
Severity: High (accidental but irrevocable data loss)
Steps to reproduce:
- Take a PTO day to enjoy a 7-hour outdoor exercise.
- Start the exercise on the Garmin Venu device.
- Spend 82 minutes in the exercise.
- Press Button A on the Venu to pause the activity. The activity will show as Paused, with a Discard (X) indication on the top of the display and a Save (check) indication on the bottom.
- Have a friend innocently text you about a nonessential matter. A notification shows up on the Venu display.
- As you have done thousands of times before, swipe down to dismiss the notification. The activity is deleted, but the notification just stays there, mocking you.
- Stare at the device for a moment in stunned silence.
- Frantically swipe up on the device to try to undo the deletion. Nothing happens because there is no Undo feature for this action.
- (Omitted again, but this time with reference to the usability engineers at Garmin who apparently forgot the rule that inadvertent data loss must never happen.)
- (Omitted once more, but this time with reference to said engineers' standardized test scores, parentage, and general usefulness to humanity.)
- Begin drafting a strongly-worded bug report to share with the above-mentioned Garmin usability engineers.
- Spend the next five and a half hours trying to calculate split times without knowing for sure that the first activity was 82 minutes, not 75 or 90.
Device details: Garmin Venu, SW version 6.30, API version 3.2.6