App Icon

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 UVIMate Project (https://uvimate.herokuapp.com/uvindex-api). This API provides a convenient way to get the UV-Index including relevant corrections for ozone, cloud coverage and accurate altitude data.</p>

What’s New

v1.1.17 Support for fēnix® 5 Plus, fēnix® 5S Plus, fēnix® 5X Plus added.

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
  • D2™ Bravo D2™ Bravo
  • D2™ Bravo Titanium D2™ Bravo Titanium
  • Descent™ Mk1 Descent™ Mk1
  • Edge® 1000 Edge® 1000
  • Edge® 1030 Edge® 1030
  • Edge® 520 Edge® 520
  • Edge® 820 Edge® 820
  • Edge® Explore 1000 Edge® Explore 1000
  • Edge® Explore 820 Edge® Explore 820
  • ForeAthlete® 230J ForeAthlete® 230J
  • ForeAthlete® 235J ForeAthlete® 235J
  • ForeAthlete® 630J ForeAthlete® 630J
  • ForeAthlete® 735XTJ ForeAthlete® 735XTJ
  • ForeAthlete® 920XTJ ForeAthlete® 920XTJ
  • Forerunner® 230 Forerunner® 230
  • Forerunner® 235 Forerunner® 235
  • Forerunner® 630 Forerunner® 630
  • Forerunner® 645 Forerunner® 645
  • Forerunner® 645 Music Forerunner® 645 Music
  • Forerunner® 735XT Forerunner® 735XT
  • Forerunner® 920XT Forerunner® 920XT
  • Forerunner® 935 Forerunner® 935
  • fēnix® 3 fēnix® 3, quatix® 3, tactix® Bravo
  • fēnix® 3 HR fēnix® 3 HR
  • fēnix® 5 fēnix® 5, quatix® 5
  • fēnix® 5 Plus fēnix® 5 Plus
  • fēnix® 5S fēnix® 5S
  • fēnix® 5S Plus fēnix® 5S Plus
  • fēnix® 5X fēnix® 5X, tactix® Charlie
  • fēnix® 5X Plus fēnix® 5X Plus
  • fēnix® Chronos fēnix® Chronos
  • MARQ™ Athlete MARQ™ Athlete
  • MARQ™ Aviator MARQ™ Aviator
  • MARQ™ Captain MARQ™ Captain
  • MARQ™ Driver MARQ™ Driver
  • MARQ™ Expedition MARQ™ Expedition
  • vívoactive® 3 vívoactive® 3
  • vívoactive® HR vívoactive® HR
Average Rating: (26 Ratings)

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..........

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.

Kobalsky
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

Wallace Wormley
June 20, 2017 | Version 1.1.10

Installed on 6/20/17 and made sure my watch was up to date and the widget would not work on my vivoactive HR.

Developer Reply
June 21, 2017, laufschnauff

I have positive feedback from several users who are using my widget on a daily basis on a vivoactive HR device . Please contact me directly and I'm sure we'll sort out your issues.

Michael Klingberg
April 20, 2017 | Version 1.1.9

Jetzt perfekt - sowohl auf der Chronos als auch auf der Fenix 5x. Vielen Dank für das superschnelle Update !!

Michael Klingberg
April 19, 2017 | Version 1.1.8

Perfekt auf der Fenix 5x. Auf der Fenix Chronos mit der aktuellen 5.80 laufen die Buchstaben ineinander.

Jose Bosch
April 18, 2017 | Version 1.1.8

Muy buena!

BartMan
April 2, 2017 | Version 1.1.5

Very good idea for aoo. Works great on Fenix 5. If I may suggest - it would be useful to show measurement on the colorful scale (green, yellow, orange, red...) - to make it easier to interprete (using scale described here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultraviolet_index)

Developer Reply
April 3, 2017, laufschnauff

The widget has settings (use Smartphone app or Garmin Express). There you can enable colors for the values as per UVI scale. Thanks for your feeback!

Michael Klingberg
March 17, 2017 | Version 1.0.3

Works fine on Fenix Chronos now - thank you !!

molchmaus
March 9, 2017 | Version 1.0.0

Simple, yet useful widget showing the current UV-Index and the maximum UV-Index for the current location. Although it takes some seconds for the widget to get the GPS fix and read the additionally needed information from the Web, it is much faster than starting an app on the phone ... I like it!

Sorry, no statistics available yet.