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METAR/TAF

Description

The METAR/TAF widget is based *heavily* on Garmin's already amazing built-in widget (for the D2™ Bravo) but with some improvements (and some drawbacks) and is designed to compliment the existing widget rather than replace it (at least on the D2 Bravo/Charlie).</p><p></p><p></p><p>NOTE: Please do not leave suggestions, requests or bug reports in the reviews. Instead, please use the "Contact Deve...

What’s New

Version 0.9.9</p><p>• added Russian translations</p><p>• added warning/error overlay when phone is not connected (no BLE)</p><p>• fixed display of TAF fields for Fenix 5S devices</p><p></p><p>Version 0.9.8</p><p>• added support for Forerunner 645 and 645 Music</p><p>• display distance on TAF page if TAF station is different than requested METAR station</p><p>• added Italian translations</p><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
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • 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® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • vívoactive® vívoactive®
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (49 Ratings)

infotechsailor
May 12, 2018 | Version 0.9.9

Love it on mine. I thought that tapping on a metar would bring it up, however it o ks brings up the last metar viewed. To select a metar you have to push menu button. And choose home airport or nearest which brings up a list of closest airports. Small annoyance but confusing until you get it down. Also took along time to refresh my nearest metars. Hopefully this is stable enough to use in the cockpit. We shall see.

Lars Jensen
April 2, 2018 | Version 0.9.8-upd1

Works very good. Small visual thing: den alt shows -279 ft if not available? Everything else works as expected. Thanks !!

Developer Reply
April 2, 2018, DouglasR

Hi there and thanks for the feedback. Density attitude is always calculated (using the proper, wet method) so if you see "-279 ft" then that is the actual DA for the airport you are viewing (on a cold day DA can be lower than sea level, especially at airports at lower altitudes).

savich
March 13, 2018 | Version 0.9.8-upd1

Nice and useful . Thanks

Miguel Ángel
January 21, 2018 | Version 0.9.7

Muy buena!!

Julian Appel
September 17, 2017 | Version 0.9.6

Exactly what i was looking for. I find it very useful, without the need to buy the d2.

Jens Scott
September 13, 2017 | Version 0.9.5.9

Thanks Douglas for working with me to make it work on my Epix.

Ryan Summerskill
September 8, 2017 | Version 0.9.5.8

Love this app. Gets my vivoactive hr one step closer to a d2

Roy Aycock
September 4, 2017 | Version 0.9.5.8

Works great but how do I get it to read Fahrenheit instead of Celsius? Everything else works great.

Andreas
July 25, 2017 | Version 0.9.5.3-upd

After last Update (today) it doesn't work, shows only IQ! Sorry, but don't offer it for Forerunner HR if it's not work with it.

Developer Reply
August 1, 2017, DouglasR

Hi there. Sorry you have encountered an issue using the widget. The app is confirmed to work on all the listed devices so please use the 'Contact Developer' link to send me more information so I can try and figure out why you are seeing the error screen. Also, since the update was actually an automatic update pushed out by Garmin (due to the release of the D2 Charlie watch), can you please try uninstalling the widget, restarting the watch and then re-installing the widget?

pilotguy13
July 20, 2017 | Version 0.9.5.3

Well- it is stuck on "initializing waiting for BLE connection -waiting for position fix" Doesn't work on 935. I don't see a 'contact developer button above' I'm paired with my phone.

Developer Reply
July 21, 2017, DouglasR

Hi there. If you see "waiting for position fix" then the "BLE connection" line will be crossed out, and the widget is indeed waiting while your watch is trying to get GPS fix. Are you trying to use the widget indoors? Please try to run the widget for the first time outside or near a window, where you might get a better GPS signal.

E W GRIFFITHS
July 16, 2017 | Version 0.9.5.3

Awesome! So easy to use! Love it! Use it everyday! Get it!

Wendy
July 9, 2017 | Version 0.9.5.3

Great widget. Unfortunately does not find my closest airport 3 miles away.

Developer Reply
July 11, 2017, DouglasR

Hi there and thanks for the feedback. Please use the 'Contact Developer' link to send me more details on where you are located and what airport isn't being found. The source for the METAR and TAF data should be complete for all ICAO reporting stations so if one is missing then I'd like to know about it.

Andreas
June 16, 2017 | Version 0.9.5.3

It works with Vivoactive HR only, if the settings not be changed. ASAP after changes of settings, it shows only IQ!

Developer Reply
June 16, 2017, DouglasR

Hi there. Sorry you ran into the IQ! issue. I'm pretty sure that this is related to the GCM update issue that others have also encountered. Please use the 'Contact Developer' link so I can get further details. Otherwise, it is practically impossible for me to try and track down what might be the problem as I do not have access to an actual vivoactive HR device.

Alaska1904
May 22, 2017 | Version 0.9.4.1

Great Widget. But on Epix it shows only IQ.

Developer Reply
May 24, 2017, DouglasR

Hi there. I believe this is an issue with the SDK and/or compiler which Garmin reports will be fixed in the next release. However, in the mean time if you can use the "Contact Developer" link then I can try and confirm this as I do not have access to an Epix device.

Unbeck
May 18, 2017 | Version 0.9.4.1

No works on fenix 5 no way find aerodrome. so no tar or metar! waiting and waiting for position!

Developer Reply
May 20, 2017, DouglasR

Hi there. I own and use a fenix 5 so I can personally confirm that the widget does work (on both the fenix 5 and the D2 Bravo). If the widget is waiting for a position then that means it is trying to retrieve a GPS fix. Please ensure that your watch is paired to a mobile device and that you are in a good place where the watch is able to receive GPS signals (outdoors is best). Feel free to use the Contact Developer link if you continue to have problems.

Wiwsel3747
May 1, 2017 | Version 0.9.3

Really nice

Yann
March 11, 2017 | Version 0.9.2.2

Presque parfait : Il manque une information super utile pour moi : la Zp ! L'ajout d'un champ supplémentaire à la Zd serai parfait !!! Merci pour la prochaine mise à jour !

Cory Syvenky
March 7, 2017 | Version 0.9.2.1

Crashes and reboots fenix3. I'm running the latest firmware (8.20). Tried many different aerodromes, different settings and both with and without Bluetooth on. Log file doesn't have much except errnum: 0x002 in ERR_LOG.TXT.

Marting0
January 27, 2017 | Version 0.9.1

hace un tiempo funcionaba bien , ahora luego de un par de actualizaciones del software del fenix 3 dejo de funcionar, y cada vez q quiero abrir la aplicación se apaga y se vuelve a encender el reloj. Una pena

Developer Reply
January 27, 2017, DouglasR

Hola. Sentimos que estés teniendo problemas. Si funcionaba, pero ahora no lo es, eso suena como un problema específico de su reloj, ya que hay muchos otros usuarios de F3. ¿Podrías usar el enlace "Contactar con el desarrollador / Contact Developer“ para ponerte en contacto conmigo para obtener más detalles y sugerencias para intentarlo? --- Hi there. Sorry that you are having issues. If it was working but now isn’t, that sounds like a problem specific to only your watch as there are lots of other F3 users. Could you please use the ‘Contact Developer’ link to contact me so I can get more details and give you some suggestions to try?

Dade
January 21, 2017 | Version 0.9.1

Bravo aux développeurs excellente applis fonctionne correctement j'ai du simplement la réinstaller une deuxieme fois car la premiére installation ne fonctionnait pas Merci

Joxymus
December 3, 2016 | Version 0.9.0.3

Update for Finland: Metar/Taf is now working perfectly also in Finland. Great and helpful widget, thanks.

Joxymus
November 15, 2016 | Version 0.8.9

Awesome widget. METAR exactly same as published. Unfortunately in Finland the most of the time it doesn't work. It says "IQ!" Does anyone else have a same issue? But when it works it's just great.

Developer Reply
November 15, 2016, DouglasR

Hi there. The errors you are encountering are definitely not normal. I tried some airports in Finland today and it seemed to worked for me but I'd like to get things working for you if I can. Please use the "Contact Developer" link (and include an email address) with more information so I can try to track down the problem. Thanks!

Curroman
October 12, 2016 | Version 0.8.7.2-upd

Great widget!!. Very useful and super easy to set up. Thank you very much.

Jani
August 21, 2016 | Version 0.8.7.2

great app - thanks - looks fine and fast

gskoubis
August 18, 2016 | Version 0.8.7.2

0.8.7.2 Works great. Thanks for taking the time to troubleshoot when Garmin changes the SDK and it breaks your code. I think many users are quick to blame the programmer when in fact it's a Garmin change that causes failures on some devices.

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