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Zen Minimalist

Description

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 1.6.1 (191205)</p><p>- Added support for additional watches (FR245 all versions, Vivoactive 3 all versions)</p><p>- Added "active minutes" data field option</p><p></p><p>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>

Additional Information

Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • Heart rate, barometer, temperature, and altitude history
  • Forerunner® 245 Forerunner® 245
  • Forerunner® 245 Music Forerunner® 245 Music
  • 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 Mercedes-Benz® Collection vívoactive® 3 Mercedes-Benz® Collection
  • vívoactive® 3 Music vívoactive® 3 Music
Average Rating: (47 Ratings)

Wéber Lackó
November 27, 2020 | Version 1.6.1

Very good, but outside (sensor) TEMP is missing for me. Please take in. Thanks.

Sartono Sutanto
November 23, 2020 | Version 1.6.1

How setting watch faces?

Developer Reply
November 23, 2020, FilipHolik

Please read the description - it is all written there! You need to use the Garmin Connect application on your smart phone - there you have customization options, where you can modify settings of all watchfaces - it is the same for every watchface with configurable settings. You have to go to menu and select: Garmin Devices / Your device / Appearance / Watch Faces / Zen Minimalist and there should be three options: Uninstall, View in store and Settings - just select Settings and there is the configuration.

Heiko Langner
September 27, 2020 | Version 1.6.1

I have used this watchface on my vivoactive 3 for over a year. Haven’t found a cleaner and more elegant one yet. It’s fairly easy on battery power as it seams to update only once per minute.

Developer Reply
September 27, 2020, FilipHolik

Thank you Heiko! You are right - the watchface updates only once per minute, which saves a lot of battery. Enjoy it!

Rudi Brown
August 30, 2020 | Version 1.6.1

Like this watch face, easy to write and clean, looks great

Developer Reply
August 30, 2020, FilipHolik

Thank you Rudi!

Nestor HHH-GO :p
August 27, 2020 | Version 1.6.1

This has been my favourite for a while. It looks elegant and simple, also the small text fields can show a lot of info without looking cluttered. Thank you

Developer Reply
August 28, 2020, FilipHolik

Thank you very much for the positive review Nestor!

Raiz
August 15, 2020 | Version 1.6.1

Excellent, loving it. The best yet for my 5x

Developer Reply
August 15, 2020, FilipHolik

Thank you for the great review!

Law Reblora
August 15, 2020 | Version 1.6.1

Excellent watchface for my Fenix 5X!! Thanks Filip.

Developer Reply
August 15, 2020, FilipHolik

Thank you Lawrence, really appreciate it!

Fazley Ashburn
February 7, 2020 | Version 1.6.1

love it so much.. maybe u can add bluetooth sign when connected. sometimes forgot to turn off the bluetooth connection and drain my batt. thanks

Developer Reply
February 7, 2020, FilipHolik

Thank you! If you turn on the notification icons, the middle one (BT) signalized exactly that. Best regards, Filip

Anna
January 26, 2020 | Version 1.6.1

This watch face is perfect and intuitive. It's very customizable and doesn't affect battery life.

Benoit-Pierre Blais
January 13, 2020 | Version 1.6.1

I really like this watchface. Easy to customize and doesn't use too much batterie. Would be nice to be able to change the font on the clock and not only on the text.

Андриан
December 5, 2019 | Version 1.6.1

Very pleased to see this battery friendly watchface! Just installed it and realized that there is no option for alternative time zone. Could you implement this feature?

S. Dubon
November 10, 2019 | Version 1.6.0

Perfect! Dev please do not add anything that will drain more battery! Thank you for this awesome watchface!!!

Developer Reply
November 10, 2019, FilipHolik

Thank you Dubon! Appreciate it! And don't worry - the battery life is the primary goal and for that reason, I had rejected all functions which could affect it. The ones I added have no impact on it.

Lavinia
September 30, 2019 | Version 1.6.0

Love this face thanks. Work perfectly on vivoactive 3. My battery has never lasted this long. Can I ask if you could please add intensity min to the list of options.

Developer Reply
December 4, 2019, FilipHolik

Hi Lavinia, thank you for the review. Please check the new version - I have added the option. You will find it under "Active minutes per week".

Rai Zamm
September 11, 2019 | Version 1.6.0

Perfect! Thank you! ☝️ What do you thank about a percent sign after the battery notice? Best regards, Rai

Developer Reply
December 4, 2019, FilipHolik

Hi Rai, the option is already there - just turn on "Show legend".

Stefan Schlensker
September 8, 2019 | Version 1.6.0

Its realy good,thanks.But for me the Heartrate is to slow.It is a Minute back.Maybe you can fix it?

Developer Reply
September 9, 2019, FilipHolik

Sorry, that is the intention - to save the battery as much as possible, the watchface is updated only once per minute.

Coolajda
September 2, 2019 | Version 1.6.0

Moc pěkný. Jen jedna chybička. Když povolím notifikační ikony, tak se na VA3 objeví čínské znaky???? Jazyk hodinek i mobilu v češtině.

Developer Reply
September 5, 2019, FilipHolik

Děkuji. To byl záměr :) Nejsou to čínské znaky, jen speciální font, který symbolizuje A (alarm), BT (bluetooth) a M (notifikace).

Merguez Patate
July 19, 2019 | Version 1.6.0

Nice looking but how do you chose the color? Thank you!

Developer Reply
July 20, 2019, FilipHolik

Thank you for the review, although I don't understand, why only 4 stars, if you are satisfied. Please read the description first! IMPORTANT - HOW TO CONFIGURE THE WATCHFACE: You need to use the Garmin Connect application on your smart phone - there you have customization options, where you can modify settings of all watchfaces - it is the same for every watchface with configurable settings. You have to go to menu and select: Garmin Devices / Your device / Appearance / Watch Faces / Zen Minimalist and there should be three options: Uninstall, View in store and Settings - just select Settings and there is the configuration.

Bill
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!

ladahejda
May 16, 2019 | Version 1.6.0

paráda , velká spokojenost

Developer Reply
May 23, 2019, FilipHolik

Díky!

JanK
May 15, 2019 | Version 1.6.0

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

Kate
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

Michal
May 2, 2019 | Version 1.5.1

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

Developer Reply
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.