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Minimal Binary


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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Average Rating: (32 Ratings)

February 28, 2023

コレは非常に面白い♪ えっと、読める様になる迄、チョイと時間が掛かりましたが・・・ でも読める様になると、暗号解読している様な気分です(一般的な文字盤じゃないし) 説明を理解出来ないと、やっぱりこう言うモンは難しいね 他人の文字盤と違うので個性的で最高です

February 14, 2023

Absolutely amazing and fantastically thought up! Honestly with something this unique I don't have many words beyond how cool it is and as a plus it makes me use my brain a bit more.

Vinay Dwivedi
January 31, 2023

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

Dwight Schrute
January 14, 2023

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.

January 10, 2023

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