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Zen Minimalist


The watchface is based on the popular Zen Watch (available only for older devices), but it is optimized for the current generation of Garmin devices with 240x240 screen resolution and 3+ SDK. The goal of the watchface is a very clean user experience, but with optional functionality by configurable data fields. This watchface is also built to be as power efficient as possible. This is done via updating the screen only once per minute and by having just a single screen – this minimize the screen redraws. The watchface is more battery friendly than the original ones. Even moving between different screens and returning to the watchface is blazing fast – just try it and you might be surprised. For this reason, I do not want to add too many features, but if you really miss something, let me know and I will see if it can be added. The watchface is completely free with all it's features - Merry Christmas ;) </p>

What’s New

Version 1.6.0 (190512)</p><p>- Added middle upper and lower fields (they are placed just on top / below the clock and depending on the setting might collide with other data fields)</p><p></p><p>Version 1.5.1 (190420)</p><p>- Added altitude data field</p><p>- Added option to hide ":" in clock display </p><p>- Added option to hide leading 0 in 24 hours format</p><p>- Added requested date format "day DD" </p>

Additional Information


This app requires access to:

  • Heart rate, barometer, temperature, and altitude history
  • Forerunner® 645 Forerunner® 645
  • Forerunner® 645 Music Forerunner® 645 Music
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5, quatix® 5
  • fēnix® 5 Plus fēnix® 5 Plus
  • fēnix® 5S Plus fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X, tactix® Charlie
  • fēnix® 5X Plus fēnix® 5X Plus
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
Average Rating: (28 Ratings)

May 22, 2019 | Version 1.6.0

Love it! And it works perfectly on my vivoactive 3!

Developer Reply
May 23, 2019, FilipHolik

Thanks Bill! I am glad to hear that!

May 16, 2019 | Version 1.6.0

paráda , velká spokojenost

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May 23, 2019, FilipHolik


May 15, 2019 | Version 1.6.0

Skvělý. Ještě kdyby to zobrazilo i hodnotu stresu, bylo by to dokonalé. Rozhodně dobrá práce.

May 4, 2019 | Version 1.5.1

I really want to use this but the font for the time is too big for me (I’m using vivoactive 3 music). I also like to put the date on top and the steps at the bottom of the time but both are placed too high and too low. I wish it could sit a little above/below the time so that everything is in the center.

Developer Reply
May 12, 2019, FilipHolik

Hi Kate, thank you for a "nice" review. Please update the watch face. I added two new data fields - middle upper field, and middle lower field. Both of them are placed just above / below the time, so they should fit perfectly for your use. Regards, Filip

May 2, 2019 | Version 1.5.1

Ahoj, jak vypnu notifikaci bluetooth? Kazdopadne jinak perfektni watch face!

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May 3, 2019, FilipHolik

Ahoj, díky! Veškerý nastavení je přes aplikaci Garmin Connect - tam vyber Garmin Devices / Tvoje hodinky / Appearance / Watch Faces / Zen Minimalist a Settings. Notifikační ikony se zapínají volbou "Show notification icons" - pokud to zakážeš, můžeš si místo nich navolit do horního políčka (upper field) co chceš - klidně můžeš nechat i prázdné.

Mirek Plevač
April 26, 2019 | Version 1.5.1

Skvělý vzhled...jen mi chybí v názvu dne a měsíce háček a čárka.Místo písmenka s háčkem nebo čárkou tam je čtvereček nebo obdelník.Proto dávám jen 4 hvězdy... jinak bych dal všech 5.

Developer Reply
May 3, 2019, FilipHolik

Ahoj, díky. Bohužel zen font nepodporuje žádné speciální znaky. Jediná možnost je přepnout na klasický font - volba "font size".

Raul M Baez Jr
April 11, 2019 | Version 1.4.0

So glad I found this. This is all I wanted. Simple and awesome. Thank you!

Henric Hansson
March 30, 2019 | Version 1.4.0

Very nice and simple and seem to be gentle to the battery as well. I have two wishes though. I use Swedish locale and the Zen font doesn't seem to include the Swedish letters å, ä, ö. So when displaying the date for Monday(måndag), Saturday (lördag) and Sunday(söndag) the å and ö letter gets replaced by a rectangle. Would be nice if these could be included. Also when having the date in top section the edges gets cut off when Thursday is weekday because 4 letters are used i.e THUR 28/3 (TORS 28/3). Maybe possible to move down top field a pixle or two. Thanks

Developer Reply
May 18, 2019, FilipHolik

Thank you for the review! The zen font does not support any special characters - if you need Swedish letters, please use other font size than "zen (default)" - any will do. Best regards, Filip.

Hermann Berben
March 13, 2019 | Version 1.4.0


March 8, 2019 | Version 1.4.0

Excellent, my absolute favourite !!

February 25, 2019 | Version 1.4.0

I like the simple and elegant design! Would be great if there's an option to view the altimeter and barometer.

Developer Reply
April 20, 2019, FilipHolik

Thanks for the review! Check the new version - I added the altitude data field ;)

February 25, 2019 | Version 1.4.0

Absolutely fantastic, simple and neat, great job

February 19, 2019 | Version 1.4.0

Perfect! I like it a lot! Thx.

Charles Gloor
February 19, 2019 | Version 1.4.0

Brilliant and very easy to use.

February 16, 2019 | Version 1.3.0

After tinkering around with a number of other watch faces, this one is now my favorite. I want people to know that I am giving it a full 5 stars for a number of reasons including: Quality of design, ease of customization, aesthetics, and impact on battery life. To help everyone understand my user type, I’d say I am new to Garmin and smart watches, experienced in design strategies as an educator, and currently using my Viviactive 3 Music mostly as a watch and for some biofeedback with no GPS related functions. Overall I’d say keep this watch face in your collection, give it a try, and share your own thoughts in the reviews. Special thanks to the designer(s).

Developer Reply
February 17, 2019, FilipHolik

Thank you very much for the perfect and encouraging review! Really appreciate it!

David Rosenbaum
February 1, 2019 | Version 1.2.0

The app looks great on the Fenix 5 plus. The Design itself is very minimalistic, so it‘s made for people who do not want to see a lot of informations. I hade trouble to change the settings, while I‘ll tried to change them by using the watch. I‘ve send a request and received the answer quick. You need to change the settings in the Garmin IQ-App. It works great! Thanks for your work! I can recommend this app!

Heiko Langner
January 19, 2019 | Version 1.2.0

Best and only watchmaker I use.. Very stylish and customizations work perfectly. Large font for date etc could be a bit larger for those of us with weak eyes.

Developer Reply
January 22, 2019, FilipHolik

Thank you!

coutignies bertrand
January 15, 2019 | Version 1.2.0

Sobre et raffiné . Pas de chrono pour économiser la batterie . Différents champs avec différentes tailles possibles si vous le souhaitez . C'est parfait

Developer Reply
January 16, 2019, FilipHolik

Merci! :)

January 8, 2019 | Version 1.1.1

Very clean & efficient design, enjoying the WF very much, thank you! :) One point maybe: Is it maybe possible to add the DND status to the notifications (e.g. below BT)? Would be cool :)

Developer Reply
January 8, 2019, FilipHolik

Thanks! To be honest I have never used this functionality :) I have to check it, but I am not sure if it would not ruin the design though...

January 5, 2019 | Version 1.1.1

Thanks for Quick resolution. Great.

January 4, 2019 | Version 1.1.0

Thanks a lot for the quick implementation of the calories feature - my favorite WF now :)

Developer Reply
January 4, 2019, FilipHolik

You are welcome ;) Thanks for the suggestion!

January 4, 2019 | Version 1.1.0

Thanks a lot I recommended

Danny H
January 4, 2019 | Version 1.0.0

I really enjoy the simplicity of the watch face. It has all the information I like to track and keeps the battery usages to a minimum. I recommend it.

Developer Reply
January 4, 2019, FilipHolik

Thank you!

January 3, 2019 | Version 1.0.0

Nice, clean design, thanks! :) would it be maybe possible to add calories as data option? :)

Developer Reply
January 4, 2019, FilipHolik

Thank you for the review. I just added the option - check the new version ;)

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