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UK, Ireland and MGRS Grid Reference Widget

Description

If you find this widget useful please consider donating to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) through my fundraising page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MarkRP</p><p>+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-</p><p>This simple widget displays a ten figure OS GB Grid Reference or OSI Grid Reference using the same algorithm as th...

What’s New

V1.8 - Add support for edge1030bontrager, edgeexplore, fenix5plus, fenix5splus, fenix5xplus, vivoactive3m</p><p>V1.7 - Add support for fr645m,edge520plus, fr645 + position permissions</p><p>

Additional Information

Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • GPS location
  • Approach® S60 Approach® S60
  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • D2™ Charlie D2™ Charlie
  • 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
  • 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
  • Oregon® 7 Series Oregon® 7 Series
  • Rino® 7 Series Rino® 7 Series
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (17 Ratings)

Thomas J
19 June 2018 | Version V1.7

Very happy to find this widget! Running it on the FR235 and it's both quick and accurate giving the BNG prefix plus a 10 figure grid (in OS mode) Amazing I'd highly recommended it to anyone wanting a little helping hand while out with a map.

Jamie Barker
16 May 2018 | Version 1.6

Very good widget only issue is mine say’s waiting for gps constantly and at the bottom it says gps no fix

johnrwallace74
07 April 2018 | Version 1.6

Pretty accurate but only shows OS grid ref, can't change to MGRS?

Developer Reply
07 April 2018, Mark.R.P

Hi John, you need to use the settings in the Garmin Connect phone app. to configure the widget to use MGRS. If you can't get it to work let me know through the "contact developer" link and I'll talk you through it. Cheers, Mark

Andy
24 January 2018 | Version 1.6

Really good widget. How do I get it to display MGRS co ords though? It just shows BNG constantly.

Kevin Kuykendall
03 January 2018 | Version 1.6

Love this app, perfect for basic positioning. Thanks for the product

Jon Metcalf
12 December 2017 | Version 1.6

Love it. Complete newbie here though, can OS GR field be shown continuously on a watch face?

Developer Reply
13 December 2017, Mark.R.P

I'm not sure - I don't think the GPS can be accessed from the Watch API so I don't think it's possible, but even if it was it would be a major drain on the battery. The best way I've found of doing that is to add the OS GR as a data field to an Activity so at least the GR is always available while out hiking / running. Send me a note via the contact button if you'd like more info on how to set that up. Cheers.

SteveMcLean670
02 July 2017 | Version V1.51

Great to have so accessible on the list of widgets. Takes no time to give accurate 10 fig grid ref. Thanks

Stephen Kerr
17 May 2017 | Version V1.51

I'm not currently getting a GPS fix on my new Fenix 5. It's just says waiting for GPS. Even with a clear view of the sky it isn't aquiring any satellites. If you could help me out it would be appreciated.

C
12 May 2017 | Version V1.51

thank you for made it. this widget save me from throw this watch away . fenix 5x not have any normal widget is work like this. even present on watch face . this widget very useful for me . five star . no complain for you

Paul
11 December 2016 | Version 1.3-upd1

hi buddy ,thanks for all ur hard work getting it to were it is at the min,but i have prob only getting 5 fig grid ref, i am in the army so will be very handy to me and my friends garmin fenix hr 3 thanks paul

Developer Reply
21 March 2017, Mark.R.P

Hi Paul, thanks for your review, I'd like to fix the problem you're seeing in only getting a 5 fig grid ref... If you get a chance could you post some more details to the forum thread: https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?305827-DataField-UK-Grid-Reference or get in touch through the Contact Developer link on the right. Cheers

Craig Bainbridge
27 October 2016 | Version 1.3-upd1

Great app use it all the time. Wish it worked worldwide.

Developer Reply
21 March 2017, Mark.R.P

Hi Craig, I'm doing some work on the widget and data field so might be able to add support for more locations (e.g. Irish Grid support is one that a few people have asked for). Could you let me know a bit more about how you'd like to use it outside the UK? In particular what location formats would you like to see? If you get a chance please post some more details to the forum thread: https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?305827-DataField-UK-Grid-Reference or get in touch through the Contact Developer link on the right. Cheers, Mark

Nathan Ironmonger
07 July 2016 | Version 1.3

Excellent widget, clear, well presented and works perfectly...

jayteese
20 March 2016 | Version 1.2

Brilliant! Very quick to get the grid reference.

Anthony
19 February 2016 | Version 1.2

Gives a 10 fig grid ref which is very accurate against my other dedicated GPS unit, however when in a grid ref starting with a 0, e.g. NZ 04257 13770 it reads NZ 4257 13770. Fine if you can remember it omits a zero at the start. A simple fix - I'm sure?? 3 stars for this version, 5 if the zero bug can be fixed.

jamesmcs
08 February 2016 | Version 1.2

Great as both widget and data screen. Would be even better if Garmin would let us scroll through data screens when paused.

Steve Low
03 February 2016 | Version 1.01

This widget works well for me on the FR230. BUT what I really want is a simple data field, so I can add it to my Run screens and get my OS grid ref while in the middle of a run. I see Mark has created such a data field and put it in the store, but for some reason the FR230 isn't listed as compatible so I can't download it. Can this be fixed?

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