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Garmin Device App Online Builder is a powerful and flexible design tool to build a Garmin device app. This guide will walk you through how to use the various tools within the Garmin Device App Online Builder interface.
How to install watchface
Follow this post to install your app to your device.
How to install watchface : watchfacebuilder (reddit.com)
The following are manual steps:
Go to the top right section that says “Save & Build” clicking this will download a zip that contains the watchface
- download the zip file and unzip it, you should get a .prg file.
- connect your watch to your computer with the device’s USB cable.
- wait till the icon of your device shows up, double click to open it, and you should see the Garmin folder, open it, and double click to open the Apps folder in this Garmin folder.
- drag the unzipped .prg file into this Garmin\\Apps folder.
- unhook your watch and your designed watchface should show up in a few seconds.
Note- If you’re using a Mac you’ll need to download Android File Transfer utility
Working With Widgets
Widgets can be selected by either left-clicking them, dragging a selection box around them, or clicking on the widget’s tile in the Widgets panel.
To select multiple widgets at a time, hold down shift while selecting them, or drag a selection box around the widgets you wish to select.
Once selected, a widget can be moved either by dragging it, or using the arrow keys on your keyboard. For smaller movements, use the shift key and arrow keys at the same time.
Once selected, a widget can be resized using the resize controls in the corners of each widget. (Please note that some widgets must be resized using the font option in the widgets panel)
Once selected, a widget can be rotated using the floating rotate control that appears above the selected object.
Once selected, a widget can be deleted by clicking the Delete button at the top of toolbar, or press
Delete key on your keyboard.
Once selected, a widget can be duplicated by clicking the Duplicate button at the top of toolbar.
The default widget’s alignment will be center, which means the content of that widget will be centered. If you want the content starts from a certain left position, you should choose “Left” alignment. And if you want the content ends at a certain right position, you should choose “Right” alignment. Content will always be centered vertically.
Browsing Color Palettes
Garmin Device App Online Builder features a powerful palette system for dynamically recoloring your label design. Click the Browse button within the Global settings section on Widgets Panel to select color scheme in hundreds of palette options.
Each palette is available in four different variations, and each variation changes the order that the palette’s colors are applied to your design. To try a different variation, click the Swatch in the Global settings section on Widgets Panel.
The palette system assigns a color swatch to each of your widgets based on widget type, however once selected you may wish to make further changes to some of your widget’s color assignments. You can assign a different swatch position by dragging the four color boxes to re-arrange the color order. Feel free to make further changes to your design’s colors until everything looks just right.
Each widget in your design is represented by a tile within the Widgets Panel on the right side of the editor. Selecting any widget in your design is as simple as clicking on its associated tile, even if that object is below another object.
A widget can be locked or unlocked by clicking on the Lock Icon within that widget’s tile. When a widget is locked, you can only select that widget by clicking on that widget’s tile.
A widget can be hidden or made visible by clicking on the Eye Icon within that widget’s tile.
You can use math expression to extend the build-in data fields. For example: (ds9) – 10 will return 10 less of current heart rate from sensor history.
How it Works?
This section provides a brief description of process.
When you first open the Garmin Device App Online Builder, you will need to select which Garmin device you want to build an app for. This is where the real fun begins and where your creativity will be called upon. <…brief steps…>
Once you have your design setup up exactly the way you like it, click “Build App” on the top right corner. Wait a while, and your app file’s download link will be displayed or an error message will show if there is any error.
Download the zip file, unzip it, copy all files on to your device (Garmin\Apps folder), and launch it to see it action.
If you have an account with us, you can sign in, and click “Open” to retrieve your previous designs.