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SurfBuddy is a newly developed watchface for Garmin watches that resembles a really great discontinued watchface (For more info see "The story behind the app" below). It is able to display surf forecast and other marine related information on the watch. If you like the app support me on buymeacoffee: and drop me a review. :)</p><p></p><p>Use "Contact Developer" if you experience any problems and provide me with information about the bug and your device so I can figure out what is not working. Also if you have interesting ideas or feature wishes contact me. :)</p>

What’s New

# 0.32.2</p><p>- bug fixes</p><p></p><p># 0.32.1</p><p>- optionally display seconds on highmem devices</p><p></p><p># 0.31.1</p><p>- bug fixes</p><p></p><p># 0.31.0</p><p>- reduced memory footprint (fix fr735xt memcrash?)</p><p>- bugfixes</p><p></p><p># 0.30.1</p><p>- layout improvements for some devices</p><p>- burn in protection for devices like venu</p><p>- elevation unit can be set to: system-default, meters, feet</p>

Additional Information


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
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  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
  • vívolife vívolife
Average Rating: (23 Ratings)

Robin Pearson
August 8, 2022 | Version 0.32.2

So happy you’ve made a solution! Thanks. I’ll be buying you a few coffees. My only issue is the font size - it’s a bit small on Venu SQ. Let me know if there’s some setting I haven’t found to adjust that

Pedro Miguel Coelho
August 8, 2022 | Version 0.32.2

it's great! In my opinion, the icon is missing to know if we are connected or not

August 6, 2022 | Version 0.32.2

spotnameを入力するとバグって使えないんだけど! 全英語なので各項目の意味が分からない!

August 1, 2022 | Version 0.32.2

It works great... Nice work!

Felipe Goni
July 31, 2022 | Version 0.32.1

Last update much more stable on 735xt. Thanks a lot mate. Loving this watch face.

Mark Swain
July 30, 2022 | Version 0.32.1

Bit rubbish. Cant set the spot. Then after changing the face. I can not get the surf watch face back. Vivoactive HR… I Uninstalled it.

Developer Reply
July 31, 2022, SurfTidesWaves

Hello Mark, this review does not make a lot of sense. Why can't you set the spot? what is not working that most of everyone else seems to get to work? Which surf watch face can't you get back after changing which face? This sounds a bit like a hater comment without any way for me to improve this watchface. Think about using "Contact Developer" and state your issues with information, before leaving a one-star-review that makes no sense at all.

Alex Regan
July 27, 2022 | Version 0.31.0

Brilliant, accurate and easy to set up. Could do with a couple more colour options but really nice!!!

Gonçalo Assis Lopes
July 27, 2022 | Version 0.31.0

Finally! Just perfect.

Felipe Goni
July 24, 2022 | Version 0.30.1

Love this. Can't say how much I was waiting for a watch face like this. I'm on the 735xt which is incredibly bad for heavy data faces and experiencing a lot of crashes. How can I help you fix them? Maybe allowing us to disable some data? I believe it's crashing when surf forecast data updates. If it was for me I would have only the tide data in there. This watch can't handle lots of things :( Anyways, great great work on it. Daily driver by far from now on.

Developer Reply
July 26, 2022, SurfTidesWaves

Hi, thanks so much for the nice review, sorry that the watchface keeps crashing for you. I know about the strict memory layout of the 735xt, and I'm actively improving it. I've got one update as beta already in the pipeline which should reduce memory usage at multiple places. Hopefully as soon as it is ready for release this will be fixing all crashes on the fr735xt. Please also send me an email with your issue via "Contact Developer" so I can link your mail to my issue tracking list. As soon as I fixed something in that direction I can then write you a mail about it.

Brooks Hineman
July 24, 2022 | Version 0.30.1

Thank god we have a tide app again. Works perfect thanks

Piers Bird
July 17, 2022 | Version 0.29.1

Absolutely thrilled to have this app back. Seems to work a charm as well! Cheers mate!

July 15, 2022 | Version 0.29.1

Bonjour, j ai changé pipeline par un autre spot....ça marche mais à moitié. Le spot a bien été trouvé avec lat et long mais la taille des vagues est irréaliste. Je pense que l unité est en foot mais affiché en mètre. Ce qui prévoit des vagues de 3m alors qu il n y a qu 1m de vagues....

Developer Reply
July 16, 2022, SurfTidesWaves

Hi, thanks for your feedback. It would be great if you would just click on "Contact Developer" and write me an email with your information. Because without the spot name and the conditions you are mentioning I cannot investigate this problem. Besides that, I'm always transforming the wave height (in fact any unit that is displayed) from the metric system into your configured unit on the watch. If you check the surfline forecast data itself and see it is off as well, then I cannot do anything about that.

July 13, 2022 | Version 0.29.0

Hi thank you for your support. I confirmed ti be fixed the display. Can the Watchface change other country tide area? I live in Japan. And there are many habor.

Developer Reply
July 13, 2022, SurfTidesWaves

Hi thanks for the positive feedback. Sure, you can just go into the watchface settings in your Garmin ConnectIQ app and change the spotname to a surf spot that is near your area, currently I'm using and translating surfline data on my server, so all those spots are available:

Pavel Shatsman
July 13, 2022 | Version 0.27.14

Fantastic Watchface ! If you can give a choise for weekly forecast wind / waves or daily (24 hours only ) it will be fantastic too !

Developer Reply
July 13, 2022, SurfTidesWaves

Thanks so much! :) That's definitely possible, it will be integrated in a future release. I added it to my internal list of wanted features.

Jay Wol
July 13, 2022 | Version 0.27.9

Works like a charm again! Thanks for the quick response & update!

Developer Reply
July 13, 2022, SurfTidesWaves

Great thanks so much for your feedback and support! You might encounter another crash on your installed version, when the device goes into the sleep or recovers from it. I just released another fix for that. Meanwhile I'm working on a way to ensure better stable releases (e.g. I will first install beta versions of the watchface in my own watch and test those for at least 2-3 hours).

Jay Wol
July 13, 2022 | Version 0.27.8

Hi, really love this watchface! But, just got an update and now I just get an error.. anything I can do about this?

Developer Reply
July 13, 2022, SurfTidesWaves

Hi, thanks for the nice feedback :). And yes the crash should be fixed in 0.27.9, sorry about that. Can you confirm it's working again?

Pavel Shatsman
July 13, 2022 | Version 0.27.4

Fantastic watchface Can you make mabe choose of day or hour to wind /swell to see on bottom graph , and may be can you make a mix graph wind and swell together so we can see a tendetion ! Thank you for very hard work and fantastic watchface ! Pavel.

Developer Reply
July 13, 2022, SurfTidesWaves

Hi Pavel, thanks again for the review, I will put those features on the list. The mixed chart of wave/wind is also a really good idea. By "choose of day or hour" you mean bring back the hourly forecast of wind and swell for the current day?

July 12, 2022 | Version 0.27.3

I use Forerunner955. Clock and day work well. Top left works well. However other side is is not displayed. Could you tell me the solution?

Developer Reply
July 12, 2022, SurfTidesWaves

Hi, try the release 0.27.4, it should fix the problem. It was a screen clipping issue which is in place to save battery time (some areas of the screen do not need to be repainted when there was no data update). Please give me feedback if it worked for you.

Jay Wol
July 11, 2022 | Version 0.27.3

Really happy about this watch face. Works really well and looks very nice! Amazing and highly recommending!

Pavel Shatsman
July 8, 2022 | Version 0.22.1

Fantastic watchface ! Love it !

Developer Reply
July 8, 2022, SurfTidesWaves

Thanks for your feedback and support! :)