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UV-Index

Description

UV-Index is a simple widget that displays the current UV-Index and it's daily maximum for any location. The widget makes use of GPS coordinates and retrieves the UV-Index using a web service provided by OpenUV Project (https://www.openuv.io). This API provides a convenient way to get the UV-Index including relevant corrections for ozone, cloud coverage and accurate altitude data.</p><p>.</p><p></p>

What’s New

v1.2.1* You can now check the UV-Index BEFORE you go outdoors. The position from your last outdoor activity with GPS is used to retrieve the UV-Index. To update position press START button (this invokes GPS). This is now the new default behaviour, to revert to old behaviour go to app settings and uncheck "Use last known position". Enjoy using UV-Index indoors! </p><p>*Bugfixes

Requirements

Companion App

Download on the App Store Android App on Google Play

Additional Information

Permissions

This app requires access to:

  • Send/receive information to/from the Internet
  • GPS location
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Average Rating: (33 Ratings)

Pete_Steele
December 9, 2019 | Version v1.2.1

Use of last GPS is a great feature. Well done!

Miguel Correa
November 20, 2019 | Version v1.2.1

The best Widget ever, excelent in Chile

Christian Szklarczyk
November 10, 2019 | Version v1.2.1

Danke für den hotfix! Super widget!

Christian Szklarczyk
October 28, 2019 | Version v1.1.18

Finally!! Thank you!!

Steven D’rozario
October 26, 2019 | Version v1.1.17

I have a Fenix 5, UV simply will not work and says ‘waiting for GPS. I installed it from the Connect IQ store and updated but it still will not work. Can someone from Garmin please contact me to assist with my problem please. My watch is Unit ID 3976798522 Sofware Version 14.2 (9954772). GPS: 4.40 (!) CIQ: 3.0.1 BLE/ANT/SNS: 6.90 WHR: 20.03.31

Developer Reply
October 28, 2019, laufschnauff

As of now, the widget needs to retrieve a GPS signal - so you need to go outdoors.

Izecksohn
July 24, 2019 | Version v1.1.17

Used to work, and I loved it. One of my top 3. Five stars for sure. But for some months right now it doesn't work any more. Just keep "waiting for GPS..." unfortunately. :-(

Developer Reply
July 25, 2019, laufschnauff

Sorry to hear that. Can you pl contact me with more details (watch, firmware, GCM android or iOS). The widget is working fine for me and all my known testers, however some people/devices seems to have issues. Hope we can figure out what‘s wrong in your case.

Vladimir
June 23, 2019 | Version v1.1.17

It would be great to remember last location and update it only on manual request. Or to have option to choose how. Looking up gps every time takes away from otherwise great and useful widget.

Developer Reply
July 25, 2019, laufschnauff

Thank for your great feedback and your suggestion. This is exactly where I want to go in future versions. But me time to work on this is currently very limited and it may take some time to get there.

JanK
June 15, 2019 | Version v1.1.17

Useful

Renée
June 12, 2019 | Version v1.1.17

Can't use it at all, my watch just keeps saying waiting for GPS....... IDK what to do..........

Developer Reply
July 25, 2019, laufschnauff

Sorry to hear that. Can you pl contact me with more details (watch, firmware, GCM android or iOS). The widget is working fine for me and all my known testers, however some people/devices seems to have issues. Hope we can figure out what‘s wrong in your case.

Michael Klingberg
May 13, 2019 | Version v1.1.17

Pretty good on MARQ Expedition - thank you !!

velvetbutter
April 23, 2019 | Version V1.1.16

Great App! If you could have an option to use "Last known position" and then a "update position" button that would be perfect!

Angel
March 21, 2019 | Version v1.1.15-upd6

Not working good, phase fix it, it's a very useful widget.

Dan Tucholsky
February 22, 2019 | Version v1.1.15-upd6

Great! Thank you.

Tiana
January 20, 2019 | Version v1.1.15-upd6

I have a Garmin vivoactive 3 which is compatible with this app but for some reason I'm unable to use it because all it says is waiting for GPS then will just return to my watch face after a while

Gherghina Ionut-Valentin
January 10, 2019 | Version v1.1.15-upd6

Hi. I have the Android version of that app purcased. Regarding this version for Garmin watch i guess is using the phone GPS instead the watch GPS. I tought that is acquiring the GPS position from the watch then use the data connection from the phone to get the UV index. But if not enable the phone GPS the index is never retrieved.

Developer Reply
January 10, 2019, laufschnauff

You only need the free Garmin Connect Mobile App (to establish an internet connection) for this widget to work. Any other purchase is optional and offered by other developers.

Juan
August 13, 2018 | Version v1.1.15-upd6

Funciona de maravilla!

Piotr Idzikowski
July 26, 2018 | Version v1.1.15-upd6

Nice app. The main think I'd add is to use last known position.

anke mos🏊🚴‍♀️🏃‍♀️
July 26, 2018 | Version v1.1.15-upd6

Tolle App, sowohl für die Garmin, als auch für`s Smartphone! Würde mich freuen, wenn auf der Garmin auch der Ozon Wert angezeigt werden könnte.

Developer Reply
July 29, 2018, laufschnauff

Thanks for your feedback. The ozone layer thichness is used by the app to calculate the UVI. It’s a major factor for the UVI and can cause changes by more than 20% from day to day with same weather and same location. However, this value has nothing to do with the ozon value measured at the eath surface In contrast to the ozon layer thickness I do not have high quality global data for ground level ozon.

phlame64
July 3, 2018 | Version v1.1.15-upd6

Awesome app, and useful too!

Pete_Steele
April 3, 2018 | Version v1.1.15-upd2

Really useful! Only improvement would be some way of using the phone location or some way of speeding it up. Is the exact GPS location all that important? Like if it was retrieved in the last week use that?

Developer Reply
April 5, 2018, laufschnauff

Thanks for your feedback. Location changes do matter and without getting your current position the widget doesn't know if it's the same as last week :) I'll think about options to make the widget faster while keeping its simplicity. Thanks again!

Richard
January 20, 2018 | Version V1.1.14

Works nicely. But would be much more useful as a data field.

Emma
December 24, 2017 | Version V1.1.12

Agree with another review that says forever retrieving UV index but never shows data. Not very helpful to just say 'need a GPS fix' without providing any additional information on how to do that. Vivoactive3

Developer Reply
December 26, 2017, laufschnauff

I have uploaded a new version with improved start-up and error messages to make it more transparent that you need to wait for GPS until UV-data are read/calculated. As of now, there is no caching - so you need to go outdoors.

JinH
August 31, 2017 | Version 1.1.10-upd

retrieving uv-index....... forever not showing data. even i install uvimate android app

Developer Reply
September 1, 2017, laufschnauff

You need a GPS fix to get rid of this message

WarVet1
July 30, 2017 | Version 1.1.10-upd

Was working fine on my Vivoactive HR but now doesn't work. Uninstalling...

Developer Reply
July 30, 2017, laufschnauff

Please contact me directly with more details. Which firmware version do you use?

Ferencz Robert
June 28, 2017 | Version 1.1.10

Lazy database update, garmin forerunner 235

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