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Minimal Binary

Description

The Minimal Binary watchface is inspired by the book Snow Crash. One of the ideas in the book is that hackers can directly process information that is presented in a binary format. Because of this, and because I like to explore new technologies, I decided to design a binary watchface design for the Garmin smartwatches. Minimal Binary is the result.</p><p></p><p>The design uses four rows of squares. You start counting binary numbers from the right. On each row, the right-most square represents 1, the one left to that 2, the one left to that represents 4, and the left-most square is 8. When a square is filled, it is active and 'counts'. For example: when the square for 1 and 8 are active, the value for that row is 9. The watchface uses a separate row for each number in the 00:00 format:</p>

What’s New

0.9 add custom design for Instinct 2 and 2S as a test. It's available through the watch settings.</p><p>0.8 add watch setting for layout type (partial grid with battery, partial grid without battery, and full grid without battery)</p><p>0.7: rewrite code (no functional changes)</p><p>0.6: increase square sizes for larger screens (300px +) and square watches (e.g. sq).</p><p>0.5: add visual indicator for pm for 12h settings.</p>

Additional Information

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  • D2™ Air D2™ Air
  • D2™ Air X10 D2™ Air X10
  • D2™ Mach 1 D2™ Mach 1
  • Darth Vader™ Darth Vader™
  • Enduro™ Enduro™
  • Enduro™ 2 Enduro™ 2
  • epix™ (Gen 2) epix™ (Gen 2), quatix® 7 – Sapphire Edition
  • First Avenger First Avenger
  • Forerunner® 245 Forerunner® 245
  • Forerunner® 245 Music Forerunner® 245 Music
  • Forerunner® 255 Forerunner® 255
  • Forerunner® 255 Music Forerunner® 255 Music
  • Forerunner® 255S Forerunner® 255S
  • Forerunner® 255S Music Forerunner® 255S Music
  • Forerunner® 55 Forerunner® 55
  • Forerunner® 745 Forerunner® 745
  • Forerunner® 945 Forerunner® 945
  • Forerunner® 945 LTE Forerunner® 945 LTE
  • Forerunner® 955 Forerunner® 955, Forerunner® 955 Solar
  • fēnix® 6 fēnix® 6
  • fēnix® 6 Dual Power fēnix® 6 Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6 Pro fēnix® 6 Pro, fēnix® 6 Sapphire
  • fēnix® 6 Pro Dual Power fēnix® 6 Pro Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6 Pro Solar fēnix® 6 Pro Solar
  • fēnix® 6 Solar fēnix® 6 Solar
  • fēnix® 6S fēnix® 6S
  • fēnix® 6S Dual Power fēnix® 6S Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6S Pro fēnix® 6S Pro, fēnix® 6S Sapphire
  • fēnix® 6S Pro Dual Power fēnix® 6S Pro Dual Power
  • fēnix® 6S Pro Solar fēnix® 6S Pro Solar
  • fēnix® 6S Solar fēnix® 6S Solar
  • fēnix® 6X Pro fēnix® 6X Pro, fēnix® 6X Sapphire, fēnix® 6X Pro Solar, tactix® Delta Sapphire, quatix® 6X Solar, tactix® Delta Solar, tactix® Delta Solar Ballistics
  • fēnix® 7 fēnix® 7, quatix® 7
  • fēnix® 7S fēnix® 7S
  • fēnix® 7X fēnix® 7X, quatix® 7X – Solar Edition
  • Instinct® 2 Instinct® 2, Instinct® 2 - Camo Edition, Instinct® 2 Solar - Tactical Edition, Instinct® 2 Solar - Surf Edition, Instinct® 2 - dēzl™ Edition
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  • Mercedes-Benz Venu® 2S Mercedes-Benz Venu® 2S
  • quatix® 6 quatix® 6
  • quatix® 6X quatix® 6X, quatix® 6X Solar, quatix® 6X Dual Power
  • Rey™ Rey™
  • tactix® 7 tactix® 7, tactix® 7 – Pro Ballistics Edition, tactix® 7 – Pro Edition
  • Venu® Venu®
  • Venu® 2 Venu® 2
  • Venu® 2 Plus Venu® 2 Plus
  • Venu® 2S Venu® 2S
  • Venu® Sq. Venu® Sq.
  • Venu® Sq. Music Venu® Sq. Music
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
  • vívoactive® 4 vívoactive® 4, GarminActive
  • vívoactive® 4S vívoactive® 4S, GarminActive S
Average Rating: (29 Ratings)

Vinay Dwivedi
January 31, 2023 | Version .9

Very creative face.. totally unique..most of the time surrounding people ask you about how to process time.. Also as i am Garmin 2s solar tactical user currently i find it in developing phase..can be done better.. Thanks

Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz
January 14, 2023 | Version .9

This watch face is amazing! I asked Erik to add compatibility to the Instinct 2, and he was able to do it in only a couple days.

RJNC
January 10, 2023 | Version .9

The best! Even has a special setting for Instinct 2. Thank you so much!

Balázs Dejcző
December 27, 2022 | Version .8

The most beautiful minimalist watch face on IQ Store right now. Excellent conversation starter :) Hats off for the nicest developer I ever met.

Hunter Dansin
December 26, 2022 | Version .8

Nice and crisp binary face. Would love the option for a date and/or a notification icon.

sifounas🇬🇷(Nikos Nikolaidis)
December 14, 2022 | Version .8

Perfect

Han Ngo
October 21, 2022 | Version 0.7

Perfect for my watch

Kanth Raj
September 3, 2022 | Version 0.7

Awesome clock..would love to have more widgets in it.

Helgal
August 22, 2022 | Version 0.7

Great work!

Syafiq Segaf
August 16, 2022 | Version 0.7

Simple and perfect.

Mykola
August 10, 2022 | Version 0.6

Nice one

Michał
August 8, 2022 | Version 0.6

Perfect, no issues. With 0.6 looks great on venu 2 plus.

Daniel Wamser
August 4, 2022 | Version 0.6

Beautiful watchface and since the last update it also fits the venue 2 plus very well!

balentine Gabriel chavez
August 4, 2022 | Version 0.5

Great!

Alex
July 29, 2022 | Version 0.5

Amazing!

Simon
July 27, 2022 | Version 0.5

Best watchface ever! Clean design and fun way of time displaying

Lukáš Klouda
July 8, 2022 | Version 0.5

Great desing! THX for it.

Paul
July 4, 2022 | Version 0.5

Great clock! Free and nice design :)

Piotr
July 3, 2022 | Version 0.5

Great design!

Piotr
July 2, 2022 | Version 0.5

What a beautiful design! Love it! Note to new users: the 12/24h time setting is determined by the system setting of your device, not the watchface itself.

Myrielle
July 1, 2022 | Version 0.5

Sehr schön es macht das was es soll die Uhrzeit Anzeige :) Vielen Dank für das schlichte und einfache Design