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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 1.6.1 (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


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

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

Sartono Sutanto
November 23, 2020

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

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

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

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!

August 15, 2020

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

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

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

January 26, 2020

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

Benoit-Pierre Blais
January 13, 2020

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.

December 5, 2019

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?