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What’s New

Kindly consider a donation if you enjoy NoFrills:</p><p></p><p>Smoothened (anti-aliased) font edges (all devices excluding FR920XT which is the only device not supporting anti-aliased fonts)

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Run in the background when it is not active (potentially affecting battery life)
  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • GPS location
  • Heart rate, barometer, temperature, and altitude history
  • Approach® S60 Approach® S60
  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • D2™ Charlie D2™ Charlie
  • D2™ Delta D2™ Delta
  • D2™ Delta PX D2™ Delta PX
  • D2™ Delta S D2™ Delta S
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • epix™ epix™
  • ForeAthlete® 230J ForeAthlete® 230J
  • ForeAthlete® 235J ForeAthlete® 235J
  • ForeAthlete® 630J ForeAthlete® 630J
  • ForeAthlete® 735XTJ ForeAthlete® 735XTJ
  • ForeAthlete® 920XTJ ForeAthlete® 920XTJ
  • Forerunner® 230 Forerunner® 230
  • Forerunner® 235 Forerunner® 235
  • Forerunner® 630 Forerunner® 630
  • Forerunner® 645 Forerunner® 645
  • Forerunner® 645 Music Forerunner® 645 Music
  • Forerunner® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • Forerunner® 920XT Forerunner® 920XT
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5
  • fēnix® 5 Plus fēnix® 5 Plus
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5S Plus fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X
  • fēnix® 5X Plus fēnix® 5X Plus
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (905 Ratings)

Hans Hendriks
20 September 2018 | Version 6.6.0

I cannnot adjust the settings of the NoFrills Watch Face

Dave Roberts
20 September 2018 | Version 6.6.0

great watchface - very pleased however cant seem to access the settings for the watchface as per the video on my app?

Developer Reply
20 September 2018, HermoT

Please email me through the “Contact Developer” and I’ll assist.

Ami Haberer
18 September 2018 | Version 6.6.0

Wow, This is by far the best watch face and it works perfectly on my 235 model. Thanks for all of your hard work!! One great addition might be to enable the move bar to be placed on the left side (like in default 235 face).

Developer Reply
18 September 2018, HermoT

Thanks for your kind review, Ami. I will log your suggestion in my backlog for future consideration and evaluation.

16 September 2018 | Version 6.6.0

This is by far the best watch face available!! Love it thank you.

Developer Reply
17 September 2018, HermoT

You're welcome, enjoy it!

16 September 2018 | Version 6.6.0

Rien à rajouter. Attention les secondes s'affichent puis disparaissent souvent. Vivoctive HR

Developer Reply
16 September 2018, HermoT

There is nothing wrong and this is by design: the vivoactive HR is not capable to display seconds permanently (often referred to as always-on seconds) This is a hardware limitation, and therefor it can only be displayed in high power mode (when you lift your wrist up towards your face). It displays for 10 seconds before entering low power mode and then disappear.

Jon Pelfrey
15 September 2018 | Version 6.6.0

I come back to this watch face often. Looks great with the new anti-aliasing. Keep up the good work!

Developer Reply
16 September 2018, HermoT

Glad you like it!!

Marie White
15 September 2018 | Version 6.6.0

Great face. Would have liked to see calories on there somewhere. Too much step counting for me.

Developer Reply
15 September 2018, HermoT

Did you know you can configure NoFrills to show you exactly that? Please always read an app’s description before doing a review. ;-)

14 September 2018 | Version 6.6.0

Diseño genial pero hace que el reloj vaya más despacio al cambiar de pantalla.

Developer Reply
14 September 2018, HermoT

NoFrills is actually one of a few better performing watch faces. The more complex the face, the slower the watch. Unfortunately you will find this to be a bigger problem in other complex watch faces. Try it out. Newer and faster devices are better suited to handle Connect IQ apps and transitioning is much smoother on the newer devices.

14 September 2018 | Version 6.6.0

My MK1 can't display traditional Chinese, just view garbled. Pls, try to solve this problem... Ths.

Developer Reply
14 September 2018, HermoT

There is a known bug in the Descent firmware. It’s already been reported to the device team at Garmin. Unfortunately there is nothing more we as third party developers can do about this.

12 September 2018 | Version 6.6.0

This is by far the best watch face around, I recently reset my watch to factory setting due to an issue I had but since I reinstalled the watch face my steps and heart rate are not in real time and want to know if this is just my imagination or is there a setting I'm missing

Developer Reply
13 September 2018, HermoT

Please contact me through the proper channels. The reviews is not intended for seeking support as there is no way I can follow up with you except for this reply. Please look in the app description for the Contact developer link, or use the other channels I added in the description.

12 September 2018 | Version 6.6.0

The best watch face. Love the simplicity and options. Been using it for a while. Thanks for fixing the steps miles to only display walking miles.

Developer Reply
12 September 2018, HermoT

Thanks for your kind review. Actually I didn’t fix anything. As a third party developer I only report on the display what the firmware provides. This is something that Garmin changed in recent firmware upgrades. Not everybody like this change and some prefer the previous formula for the distance. Just some useless information from me :)

Eric Simmons
9 September 2018 | Version 6.6.0

Love your watch face! Thanks for all the hard work that went into this. It’s my go to view for my vivoactive 3. If your looking for a new watch face then look no further and give this one a try. SO many ways to customize it to your liking and make it your own.

Developer Reply
9 September 2018, HermoT

Thanks for the nice review, Eric, and enjoy your watch!!

8 September 2018 | Version 6.6.0

Would be really nice having an option to disable antialiasing... Would you see a problem for user to have a choice? I can’t get used to blurry numbers (clock).

Developer Reply
10 September 2018, HermoT

Contact me through email. I need to see a sample of what you mean by “blurry”. The antialiased font for the clock is just as crisp and clear. All other numbers for displaying data uses the built-in Garmin fonts.

Robert Palmer
8 September 2018 | Version 6.6.0

This is the best face I've tried so far. Clean, simple and easy to read. As a request, it would be nice to be able to add more data points. I have steps / distance set under the time. Would be nice to have option of adding floors climbed somewhere on the display in addition. Also possibly altitude and temperature.

Developer Reply
8 September 2018, HermoT

NoFrills prides itself on great performance (fast with low battery consumption) and low memory usage across the full spectrum of Garmin CIQ compatible wearables. The decision to not add any further elements is based on both the aim to keep up its great performance as well as keeping the display clutter free with enough space to show the rest of the elements in a bigger font for easier readability.

Marlon Meese
6 September 2018 | Version 6.6.0

*Beim Datumsformat Wed, 31. Jan das Jahr hinzufügen: Wed, 31. Jan 2018 *Sekündliche Messung der Herzfrequenz *Farbiges Herzsymbol: -Dunkelgrün für eine sehr gute HR -Grün für eine gute HR -Gelb für eine schlechtere HR -Orange für eine noch schlechtere HR -Rot für eine sehr schlechtere HR -Dunkelrot für eine sehr sehr schlechtere HR - Strich & eine 0 für kein Pulsschlag

Developer Reply
8 September 2018, HermoT

Unfortunately the year will make the date string too long and will be clipped on the edges. I have evaluated this in the past, but there just isn’t enough room for it. Interesting request regarding heart rate. Unfortunately the per-second drawing of the heart icon in a different color won’t fit within Garmin’s allowed power budget that apps have to adhere to. This is in order to conserve battery power.

6 September 2018 | Version 6.5.0

How do i change the colours of the font etc? on vivo active 3 music...thank you

Developer Reply
6 September 2018, HermoT

Did you watch the video? Please take the time to read an app’s description before posting questions.

3 September 2018 | Version 6.3.0

same issue as below comments, after upgraded to 4.0 the date with something wrong. : (

Developer Reply
3 September 2018, HermoT

This is not the watch face’s fault. It is a bug on Garmin’s side. I have reported it.

liaommx liaommx
2 September 2018 | Version 6.3.0

After I update my descent mk1 to v4.00, the date seems like error , but while I see preview one, it’s all looks correct, and garmin original design is alright After setting it , it will display wrong I think the date already changed its source at system And garmin support don’t think they are bugs, they ask 3 party need update their program Maybe need update the app,

Developer Reply
2 September 2018, HermoT

Clearly seems like a Garmin / firmware issue. Please try a hard reset on your device. If you need further support, contact me through the proper support channels. Contact details available in the app description.

Welison Floriano
2 September 2018 | Version 6.3.0

I have tried several, but this is the only one I like. It shows the time in big numbers (for the older folks like me), how many steps you have done and the goal for the day, the date, heart rate...All the information I would like to see in one simple screen. I also like the water level on the time, showing your steps progression!

Håkan Pengel
2 September 2018 | Version 6.3.0

I’ve tried lots of watch faces ever since I got my Garmin Fenix 5 (2 months ago) and I’m always coming back to this one!! Great work done! LOVE it!

1 September 2018 | Version 6.3.0

Best face. Use it always! Great features and visibility!

31 August 2018 | Version 6.3.0


Matthew Cole
31 August 2018 | Version 6.3.0

Great watch face. Is there a way to get more colours. Red, blue, green. For backgrounds and fronts.

Developer Reply
31 August 2018, HermoT

The only options of black and white backgrounds is by design to ensure the best contrast and visibility and reduce user frustration and a bad experience. This works around the hardware limitations such as the dim display in shaded or darker environments. I am therefor not planning on increasing background colors.

Kyle Brown
30 August 2018 | Version 6.3.0

Just got the vivoactive 3 and when I figured out I could find a custom face like this I fell in love! I keep this as my watchface, it's very functional amd looks great. Hard to believe people spend the amount of money they do on other watches that can't do practically anything compared to this besides being aesthetically appealing. Priorities I guess. Anyways awesome watch, awesome face definitely recommend!

Developer Reply
30 August 2018, HermoT

Thanks for your kind review Kyle! Glad you’re enjoying this and your new watch so much!!

28 August 2018 | Version 6.3.0

My first watchwace and I love it!

Developer Reply
30 August 2018, HermoT

Enjoy it!

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