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Drew's Clarity Presbyope Watch Face


My long sightedness slowly gets worse with age. I have two situations to deal with. One without glasses where I need an extremely simple, uncluttered display with high contrast. One with glasses where I can see fine detail on the face. The solution I have arrived at, which works well for me, is to hide details such as step targets, moon phase, sunrise and sunset times within normal features on the face. I have also broken with the idea of a fixed location for day and date. These are a hangover from real mechanical watches but such constraints do not exist in software. These move to a location where they do not interfere with the display of hands thus improving their discernibility.


7.3. I was hoping to surprise with the Santa animation but although it worked on the simulator it was too slow on my device. I hope this works better.</p><p>7.2. Support for VA HR</p><p>7.1. Bug fixes?</p><p>6.3. Minor update.</p><p>6.2. Fixed bug in notification code causing face to crash when alarm not present and 3 or more notifications present. I have temporarily given up with orientation of the moon other than rotating the image of the phase 180 degrees for the Southern Hemisphere. I will implement the projection of the moon's view based on its altitude and azimuth as a function of time at a later date once I have got to grips with their computation.</p>

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Valutazione media: (55 valutazioni)

28 febbraio 2020 | Versione 2.4

Great watch face, very clear and uncluttered. Enjoying the date been not covered by the time hands and the cool feature of the sunset timing. Well done, thank you

1 febbraio 2020 | Versione 2.4

Finally a watchface for a smartwatch that is smart: it prevents that the hands are drawn over the date. Also nice ways to show steps, stairs and battery. Also sunset and Moonphase are nicely shown.

Karel Loudič
14 gennaio 2020 | Versione 2.4

This superb uncluttered watch face is only what I use on my F6. Well done and thank You!! *****

13 gennaio 2020 | Versione 2.4

Good job! I love it! Clear and Simple!

5 gennaio 2020 | Versione 2.4

Perfect for my 80+ eyes. Thank you.

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5 gennaio 2020, DrewShardlow

Are you a spider? Just kidding! Thanks.

30 dicembre 2019 | Versione 2.4

Minimalist feature-full layout is fantastic. Thank you Drew.

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1 gennaio 2020, DrewShardlow

Thank you for your review.

Christian Schnedhuber
30 dicembre 2019 | Versione 2.4

Hello Drew, after i am very happy with your Intervall App and Stryd i seen this watch face and again i am very happy because i am wearing varifocals, totally good to read without eyeglasses too, thats fantastic!

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30 dicembre 2019, DrewShardlow

Thanks. I originally created it for myself (and my long sight of old age) so I could read the face without glasses on. An absence of clutter on the watch face is really important on low contrast displays. I also wanted to show detail if I put my glasses on and so "hid" the extra information within the normal features of the face. I still get a buzz out of the sunset animation and find it a useful reminder in Winter to get out and do that run before it is too late!

John Pratt
7 dicembre 2019 | Versione 2.2

I love this watch face! One question I have is that red dot is sitting near the one o’clock mark. It used to switch between sundown and sun up. What is that about? Thanks!!

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7 dicembre 2019, DrewShardlow

The red dot is indeed an analog graphic indicating the time of sunrise/sunset. For this to work it needs to know your location, typically by doing an activity that uses gps or recording a location. There is also a larger disc that appears during the hour up to sunset and which sets on time. Glad you like it.

Andreas Larsson
16 giugno 2019 | Versione 2.1

Really nice. Easy to read.

Paul Ryan
5 maggio 2019 | Versione 2.1

Hi Have you given any more thought to at least an option to reduce the thickness of the minute hand? I'm really struggling to distinguish between this and the hour hand without my glasses on.

30 aprile 2019 | Versione 2.1

For some reason, I can't get this to work with my Vivoactive HR. When I select this watchface, my Vivoactive HR will only display the Garmin default digital display. I see that it works on other users VAHRs. Any suggestions on how I could fix this would be appreciated. I like how this watchface sticks to its purpose and avoids clutter. The moving day/date field is just brilliant.

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20 novembre 2020, DrewShardlow

Have you tried it recently? Seems to work well on the VA HR simulator.

3 aprile 2019 | Versione 2.1

Thanks for this great and helpful Watch Face. But my fenix3 does not show the floor steps and goal even though they are set via Connect IQ under ios 12.2. The same happens with your Clear Watch Face. Thanks for your help.

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3 aprile 2019, DrewShardlow

Unfortunately I had the same issue with my watch faces on my old F3. Although the F3 displays floor count natively it does not expose this through the API to third party developers. I suspect this was an oversight but the F3 firmware is not being further developed so it will never be available. It is stuck on v 1.n My GF with a VA HR was able to see floors as it is on v 2.n. The FR935xt and F5, F5plus are all on v 3.n firmware and are generally more capable. Garmin want to sell their newer devices.

10 marzo 2019 | Versione 2.1

hi nice watchface but would be bit easyer to read on vivoactive hr if the day and the date and the moon item would be a little more loose on vivoactive it looks like it is glued together and that makes it sometimes hard to read so if possible a little bit of space so they are 3 seperate items and I think way better to read guess because it is not a round watch those itms Always look bit different from the round waches that seem to look better with most faces but stil if you can fix this would be nice thanks

Заря Сергей
10 marzo 2019 | Versione 2.1

Не загружаются часы на Гармин Феникс 5 Х.

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10 marzo 2019, DrewShardlow

Norėčiau suprasti, kokia yra jūsų problema ir bandyti ją ištaisyti, bet norėčiau gauti daugiau informacijos, tačiau aš abejoju, kad tikrai domitės rasti sprendimą.

Paul Ryan
5 marzo 2019 | Versione 1.6

Hello, I'm the same with my eyesight, terrible without glasses. So far, this watchface has been the easiest analogue face to read without glasses on my VivoactiveHR. One improvement to make it even better would be to be able to change the thickness of the hour and minute hands, independently from each other. That would help poor sighted people distinguish between the two. Thanks for the watchface.

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10 marzo 2019, DrewShardlow

That would be easy to do. I suppose my only objection would be a design philosophical one. If a device is totally configurable then the developer is merely a vehicle to allow people to design their own watch faces. Whilst this is a laudable objective in its own right it is not very satisfying to a developer who wishes to create and share his own design ideas. I suppose one could stand this argument on its head. Imagine art installations which were created and modified by the people visiting a gallery, the artist merely providing the media. Might be fun. It has probably already been done. I will think about it.

Marta Monteiro
12 febbraio 2019 | Versione 1

Great app. Liked a lot the idea about transforming the quarters into battery and etc readers. FRITZ made a good point: customizable fields and changing colours for battery level. I add another: removable, by option, seconds red "stick".

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10 marzo 2019, DrewShardlow

You can now set the number of seconds to display, zero if you don't want to see it at all, on continuously if your watch supports this (by setting seconds to greater then 119 sec.

Anton Rusev
8 febbraio 2019 | Versione 1


6 febbraio 2019 | Versione 1

Great modern design. What i like most is that the date field is never colliding with the hands and the easy to read hands!. Idea: configurable fiels in 3/6/9/12 fields (e.g. would like to see bluetooth connected instead of activity, and messages ..) and indicators in fields change color (e.g. battery gets green above 60%, yellow below, red below20..).

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10 marzo 2019, DrewShardlow

Now implemented - Colour of choice, yellow, orange then red for battery percentages of up to 100, 40, 25 and 10 respectively. My thoughts are that anything over 40% is a reasonable level of charge and I don't want the watch face to intrude unnecessarily into peoples consciousness. Too many electronic warnings, badges, push notifications etc... just make people anxious.

24 gennaio 2019 | Versione 1

Thank you for this! Ultimate functionally with simple elegance. Exactly what I was looking for.