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WeatherFace

Description

** Features **</p><p>- Current weather and temperature (requires free account at OpenWeatherMap.org)</p><p>- 12 / 24 hour format; configurable date; battery percentage</p><p>- Bluetooth icon (shows when connection to phone is lost); notification icon with number of notifications</p><p>- Heart rate, daily steps, dual time (also indicates whether one day ahead or behind)</p><p>- Color configurabl...

What’s New

NOTE: If you are updating from version 1.2.0 or earlier, you have to get an API key from OpenWeatherMap (instead of DarkSky). See the section 'How to enable current weather' in the description above for more details.</p><p></p><p>2.6.0: Seconds & real-time heart rate can be used at the same time (HR update rate is then reduced to once every 3 seconds); more elements of the watch face can be cus...

Additional Information

Permissions

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
  • Heart rate, barometer, temperature, and altitude history
  • Approach® S60 Approach® S60
  • D2™ Charlie D2™ Charlie
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • Forerunner® 645 Forerunner® 645
  • Forerunner® 645 Music Forerunner® 645 Music
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
Average Rating: (53 Ratings)

Brian French
16 May 2018 | Version 2.6.1

Works great. BUT, the weather outside is 13 degrees Celsius and the watch says 3 degrees. Something is WRONG.

Lucian Dobre
14 May 2018 | Version 2.6.1

Perfekt !

Nikos
9 May 2018 | Version 2.6.1

perfect!

bwswong
6 May 2018 | Version 2.6.1

Perfect Watchface. Appreciate it if the HR data font size could be bigger so as to align with the weather data.

Mohd Wasim
1 May 2018 | Version 2.6.0

Watch face is great however weather is not updating regularly,does it require connecting with phone for update ,or is it done via GPS ,kindly reply

Developer Reply
1 May 2018, paba

Indeed, the watch face needs to be connected to your phone to update the weather. The GPS only provides the geolocation, which is needed so that you get the local weather. However, what you can do is change in the watch face's settings how often the weather is updated, e.g. to 5 minutes (the setting is called "Update Weather Info Every"). That will make it more likely that you have the latest weather info in case you don't have a consistent connection between your watch and your phone. It may however affect your watch's battery life somewhat.

Dennis Khaw
30 April 2018 | Version 2.6.0

This watch face keeps improving! Great Developer who implements improvements really quick. Thank you!

Neil Rosser
29 April 2018 | Version 2.6.0

The best face keeps getting better and better - one possible suggestion for an interesting option: how about for the steps % completed, an option to change the color (of either the steps icon, or the text, or both) to a different color once the % goal passes 100. Like, X color under 100, and then Z color once past 100. Something to consider..... :)

Dennis Khaw
26 April 2018 | Version 2.5.3

Very nice watch face. Weather works well. Nice layout. Thank you! I had the seconds occasionally freezing at 00 - similar to what another user had experienced. The explanation about Garmin's software disabling some real time updates to save power made sense - as I also had 2 real time fields (seconds and heart rate). Decided that I could do without the seconds. All's good. Feature request: (1) Would like an option to be able to turn off battery info (icon & percentage). (2) Be able to customize different colours for other fields instead of 1 single foreground colour (e.different colours for date/time, weather. heart rate, etc)..

Developer Reply
28 April 2018, paba

The new update (v. 2.6) should now allow you to have seconds and real-time heart rate at the same time. However, if you use both at the same time, the heart rate is only updated once every 3 seconds instead of every second (in order to stay within the power budget). The options that you mention make sense. So I implemented them: you can turn of the battery info altogether and colour all the things.

William Jensen
19 April 2018 | Version 2.5.3

Really like the simplicity of this face. One issue: I have most recent version with live HR but that seems to get “stuck” sometimes, along with the seconds. The seconds get stuck on 00 most minutes and the HR seems stuck for this time too. These may be linked? All in all, v good and simple! Really like it, thank you.

Developer Reply
19 April 2018, paba

Thanks for reporting this issue. I have just reproduced it myself. Apparently, with two real-time updating fields (seconds + heart rate) the watch face can end up using slightly too much power; Garmin's software then promptly disables the real-time updates to save you battery. I'll see whether I can make the relevant code more efficient to fix this issue in a future update. In the meantime, the only fix is to avoid having both seconds and real-time heart rate enabled.

Per Vildstrand
13 April 2018 | Version 2.5.3

I use this WF a lot, but a general issue I have with other WF as well is the notification count. It is related to the general lock screen notifications, right? And it has a maximum of 25? A better function would be if it only showed notifications for a specific app, like mail/text/messenger etc. Is that doable? /per

Developer Reply
15 April 2018, paba

Unfortunately, Garmin's API only gives us the total number of notifications and nothing more. I also don't expect for this to change any time soon since Garmin probably doesn't want to provide any more detailed info about notifications to third party applications for privacy considerations. Of course, if you are on Android, you can filter the notifications that are sent to your watch to begin with. But as far as I know that does not work on iOS.

OfdCapt39
10 April 2018 | Version 2.5.3

Nice watch face, but the weather won't update, or even load initially..any suggestions? Thanks

Developer Reply
11 April 2018, paba

Mh, that is hard to tell. Could you write me using the 'contact developer' link? I assume that you have followed the instructions in the 'How to enable current weather' section of the watch face description. If something goes wrong after that, the watch face should display some kind of error message where the weather info should be.

Vicente OC
9 April 2018 | Version 2.5.3

Great face. I have a problem with the API key: The one I get from Openweather is longer than what I can write in the box, so I get a "invalid API key" answer.

bwswong
3 April 2018 | Version 2.5.3

This app would be the best watchface in the Garmin Store if more font style options are added. Great job, developer.

Eric Moorer
23 March 2018 | Version 2.4.8

The best weather face for my Vivoactive 3. Wish the face could just use the weather data that's already on the watch instead of getting it from that website. It would also be good to update the weather more frequently than every 30 minutes. I am pleased overall to have found this after upgrading from my faithful old Pebble Steel.

Developer Reply
1 April 2018, paba

The watch face now offers the option to change the frequency of updating the weather info. I haven't tested the impact on battery life with anything else than the default setting of 30 minutes, though. I agree, it would be much less effort for me and any user of the watch face if I could just use the weather data that the watch already has. Alas, to the best of my knowledge this is not supported by Garmin's software at the moment.

Toony
21 March 2018 | Version 2.4.8

Great watch face ! but the heart rate seems to work badly on Forerunner 935, the value is not very well updated, an idea?

Developer Reply
27 March 2018, paba

I have just updated the watch face, which now has the option to update the heart rate in real-time. In earlier versions, the heart rate was only updated once per minute. With the real-time heart rate you should get a much better updated heart rate value, but it might have a (small) impact on battery life.

Wilda69
20 March 2018 | Version 2.4.7

Great watch face :-) Would not you please set the min / max forecast for the current day instead of the current temperature? It would help me a lot. Let me know if it will go. Good job :-)

CLaMont
11 March 2018 | Version 2.4.4

Thank you! Love this face.

ulzzang
9 March 2018 | Version 2.4.4

Fantastic face!. Very easy to read. Please make more big size battery icon to read easily.

Developer Reply
17 March 2018, paba

Thanks for the suggestion! I've added an option to increase the size of the battery icon.

Medpilot
5 March 2018 | Version 2.4.4

Great watch face. One of my favorites. Request for future update would be next sun rise / sun set option. Thanks!

Neil Rosser
27 February 2018 | Version 2.4.3

Love the new update! One comment on the option of steps goal: Looks like the percentage shown stays ‘stuck’ at 100%, no matter how much you go over it. BEST watch face for sure!!

Developer Reply
28 February 2018, paba

Yeah, I don't know why I thought capping the percentage at 100 was a good idea. I removed that restriction now. Many thanks for the nice comments and suggestions for improvement!

Neil Rosser
26 February 2018 | Version 2.4.2

Best watchface ever. One new request: a steps goal status by percentage, as an option for the top. So in addition to showing quantity of steps, an option to show % of daily target. Yes, no? Thanks again for the very best watchface out.

Developer Reply
26 February 2018, paba

Yes, why not. That sounds like a useful option. I have added that option now.

Adam Bowling
22 February 2018 | Version 2.4.1

Awesome watch face and awesome support! It looked and worked great, I asked for a few more options and the developer implemented them almost right away. Best watch face available!

FRANCISCO QUESADA
16 February 2018 | Version 2.3.1

Simple, clear, very informative and the weather in it is a great advantage. Love it. My favorite watch face. Thanks. Keep up on the good work

Jonathan Moody
15 February 2018 | Version 2.3.1

Thank you for removing the leading zero!!! My favorite watch face is now perfect.

Tomasz Nowakowski
15 February 2018 | Version 2.3.1

Reliable and Simple. Just that what I want: big digital time, pulse, date, battery and weather. I was looking for it for months.

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