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Weather Radar Widget

Description

Please click the blue "..more" and read the full description for instructions on how to configure and use the widget.</p><p></p><p>If you have problems, please check the forum post for detailed instructions or use the contact developer link before posting a review. It is much easier to share troubleshooting information. See the app forum to post any feedback or questions:</p><p>https://forums.garmin.com/forum/developers/connect-iq/connect-iq-showcase/1251301-widget-wuradar-widget</p>

What’s New

3.6 - Added support for GPSMAP® 66s / 66st</p><p>3.5 - Added support for the new D2 Delta series. Changed Global Satellite to use dark background and added option for color IR satellite view.</p><p>3.4 - Added support for Edge Explore, Set Aeris Weather as the default for new installs, Developed new method to use last known GPS position on watch devices based on Garmin fixing in new device FW that I was exploiting.</p>

Additional Information

Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • GPS location
  • 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
  • Edge® 1000 Edge® 1000
  • Edge® 1030 Edge® 1030
  • Edge® 1030, Bontrager Edge® 1030, Bontrager
  • Edge® 520 Edge® 520
  • Edge® 520 Plus Edge® 520 Plus
  • Edge® 820 Edge® 820
  • Edge® Explore Edge® Explore
  • Edge® Explore 1000 Edge® Explore 1000
  • Edge® Explore 820 Edge® Explore 820
  • 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, quatix® 3, tactix® Bravo
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5, quatix® 5
  • fēnix® 5 Plus fēnix® 5 Plus
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5S Plus fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X, tactix® Charlie
  • fēnix® 5X Plus fēnix® 5X Plus
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • GPSMAP® 66s / 66st GPSMAP® 66s / 66st
  • Oregon® 7 Series Oregon® 7 Series
  • Rino® 7 Series Rino® 7 Series
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (93 Ratings)

Rob Rubin
17 March 2019 | Version 3.6

tl:DR To use this program you need to buy an Aeris developer licence for $45 a month. The "free developer key" in the description is for 2 months free service, after that you pay. I'm not happy to leave a review like this. The radar feature was invaluable over last summer to warn us of a storm bearing down on us. But this was when "Weather Underground" still offered free developer keys. They phased those out recently. The only other option is "Aeris", and they charge a LOT of money to use their service. $45 a month if I read it correctly. I have a phone app that does this for free. The convinence is outweighed by the cost, so I have to unhappily delete the app from my devices. It sucks, because I really, REALLY liked this one. If someday, down the road, WU or Aeris gets it together and allows us to access radar maps for free or a minimal cost, I'm back on board. But for right now, I can't justify the external cost and I have to give it 1 star for usefulness. Sorry dev, this isn't on you, it's on the service you have us use to use your app. You made a great app, it just sucks that it relies on a 3rd party who tightened the screws.

Developer Reply
17 March 2019, sabeard

I understand the frustration with the third parties. With Aeris Weather, it is possible to renew the developer key when it expires at the end of 2 months with your same account and the link in the description. I agree that it is a pain but it does avoid the $45/month cost. I am continuing to look into alternatives but so far, the removal of WU has been a big hit, as i now have to remove it from the app entirely. Leaving me with only the option of Aeris Weather and their 2 month expiring key.

Dennis Dodrill
17 March 2019 | Version 3.6

Wunderunderground doesn't support the app anymore.

Donn McDaniel-Woods
15 March 2019 | Version 3.6

I'm giving it a one Star because it doesn't tell you that it's a paid subscription. It might work but not for 25 dollars a month

Developer Reply
15 March 2019, sabeard

If you read the full description, I described how to get the free keys and not require a monthly subscription.

Raphaël Wojciechowicz
19 February 2019 | Version 3.6

I have a Fenix 5X with V3.6 of the APP. I have renewed my account on AERIS website, because 0 was displayed on my Fenix and I had forgotten to renew! Bad Guy After few seconds, -2 is displayed on my Fenix and when I tried again 0, again is displayed. After few minutes, probably after the reconnection with AERIS, my Fenix has retrieved well the image. Thanks for the job

Dallas Eli
9 February 2019 | Version 3.6

After finding the link to how to setup a Aeris account I was able to get it to work without having to pay for any kind of subscriptionsubscription. On my Vivo Active 3 it chops off the top of the image because it's a round screen so I can't tell what version the app is. I wish Weather Underground still provided free API keys but they don't so I had to go with Aeris, don't know how accurate their Radar data is or how frequently it is updated.

Developer Reply
10 February 2019, sabeard

Aeris Weather radar is updated every 6-10 minutes where they have coverage, and every 2 minutes in the US.

Jay Small
9 December 2018 | Version 3.6

It's a little bit of a hassle to create an account yada yada, but follow the directions and it will work. I set it up on a forerunner and Edge 820. Worked first try on each. Like!

Bridget Jacobs
9 December 2018 | Version 3.6

I have this installed on both an Edge 820 and Fenix 5S+. When it is connected it works well and connection drops between phone and device is really a Garmin/phone issue not the developer's. I have a grandfathered WU API though which I prefer over Aeris. Fortunately was able to copy the WU API developer code from my old Edge to my new watch and it works well. :)

Eddie Kelly
6 December 2018 | Version 3.6

Setup an account with aeris put in the corresponding keys still says api are invalid

Gerry Vece
6 December 2018 | Version 3.6

Tried on my 520 and 1000. Getting error code zero on both units using Aeris weather. Any suggestions?

Developer Reply
6 December 2018, sabeard

Generally that means that the keys are not working or not entered correctly. If it has been 2 months, be sure to login and reactivate your developer account.

Ryan Goodine
24 October 2018 | Version 3.6

Says bad api key, won't work on edge 820

Developer Reply
25 October 2018, sabeard

Have you read and followed the directions in the full app description? If not please do that first as you need an Aeris Weather account to make the radar work. If you have please use the contact developer link for troubleshooting assistance.

Jim
15 October 2018 | Version 3.6

No bueno. Don't work on my vivoactive hr with aeris Id and secret code. Watch says aeris API keys missing or invalid. I checked that all characters there and correct. Lame.

Developer Reply
15 October 2018, sabeard

I am sorry it is not working. If you are still getting the API keys are missing or invalid, then please use the contact developer link so I can troubleshoot with you. The app is checking for a specific number of characters in each of the App ID and Secret keys. If Aeris has changed the length of their keys, I will need to make an update to the app once we work out what the fix is.

G
7 October 2018 | Version 3.6

Non funziona key

Lainey
30 September 2018 | Version 3.6

Requires an API key ... Wunderunderground doesn't support the keys anymore.

Jmg
28 September 2018 | Version 3.6

작은 스트레스를 원한다면~

PARK YoungJin
23 September 2018 | Version 3.6

Nice app thanks :) Just one Q/S What's mean error code 300?

Developer Reply
24 September 2018, sabeard

I suspect that your error code is -300, if so, then that means the network connection timed out during download. Probably some dropped connection from your cell provider in the middle of a download.

Joseph
9 September 2018 | Version 3.5

I recently downloaded the app for my Fenix 3 HR and after getting the keys and entering them in the settings and checking a few times that they were correct. I get the screen saying it's retrieving the image only to get an error code 403

Developer Reply
10 September 2018, sabeard

Is the error code 403 or -403. They are two different meanings. Please use the contact developer link and I will be happy to troubleshoot.

helduser
8 September 2018 | Version 3.5

I can only use the Aeris weather b/c I heard you can no longer get a key for the other one. It takes a minute or more for the map to load on my brand new Edge Explore purchased 09022018 from REI. TRying to resize an existing image is also very slow to reload over a minute. I’m hoping something can be done with compression to help with the loading issue. It would also be great if the last image could be retained when you leave and come back to the widget. It looks like it reloads every time. Thanks. Mike

Developer Reply
10 September 2018, sabeard

I have decided that I always want to trust that you have the latest available information, and with caching the image, I have not worked out a way that I am comfortable that you can trust the data is fresh. Thus a fresh download every time. When the image is resized everything you see besides the text is provided by the weather service thus a new download. As far as download speed, there is no option in the Connect IQ platform for any type of compression. The two main things which affect image load time is Cellular network download speed and the BT link between the phone and device. All of those are out of my control.

Markus E.🇩🇪
6 September 2018 | Version 3.5

Müll! Einfach nur Müll!

Oliver R.
3 September 2018 | Version 3.5

Leider wird der API Key nicht mehr zu Verfügung gestellt durch den Hersteller oder ich finde diesen nicht. Nach zwei Tagen suche auf der Web Seite des Hersteller, gebe ich heute nun auf. App habe ich gelöscht. Schade zwei Sterne von mir für den guten Garmin App Shop Auftritt.

Developer Reply
3 September 2018, sabeard

Weather Underground, der Radarbilder für Deutschland liefert, hat im Mai die Ausgabe von API-Schlüsseln eingestellt. Aeris Weather unterstützt kein Radar in Deutschland, bietet aber Satellitenbilder. Entschuldigung, das Widget funktioniert nicht für dich.

Nick D'Agorne
25 August 2018 | Version 3.5

Doesn’t work on Vivoactive HR, even though Garmin lists it as compatible. Just comes up with a red screen and some faint background text. Garmin should know better!

Developer Reply
26 August 2018, sabeard

Please read the full description and follow the instructions to get a Aeris Weather key and install it via Garmin Connect Mobile. That should solve your problem. If it does not, please use the contact developer link and I will help figure out what is going on.

luigi
25 August 2018 | Version 3.5

Je ne comprends pas sur ma phénix 5X l'application m'affiche en permanence en rouge: Weather underground API Key.???????

Developer Reply
26 August 2018, sabeard

Vous devrez vous inscrire pour une clé de développeur et l'installer dans les paramètres. S'il vous plaît lire la description complète pour les instructions. Si vous avez toujours des problèmes, veuillez utiliser le lien du développeur de contact.

WillWam
24 August 2018 | Version 3.5

Works great on Forerunner 645 Music. My only request is that you remove a good chunk of the text that covers the radar, as it's extremely annoying. Thanks!

Beeng
15 August 2018 | Version 3.5

Incorrect position and no radar image on FR645 with WU or Aeris.

Developer Reply
19 August 2018, sabeard

If you can not get am image to show up, how do you know it is an incorrect position? Please use the contact developer link and I will be happy to help troubleshoot.

Hamad
14 August 2018 | Version 3.5

Ok

Marco Ceriani
13 August 2018 | Version 3.5

Once downloaded, nothing comes out on the device (edge 1030)

Developer Reply
13 August 2018, sabeard

This blog post includes directions to view the widget once installed. http://developer.garmin.com/index.php/blog/post/connect-iq-2-widgets-and-apps-on-edge

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