Watchface Builder for Garmin

Watchface Builder for Garmin

Low Power Mode Informative Watch Face (no fitness sensors)


descentg1,  instinct2x,  instinctcrossover, 

Created @ 2022-02-27 16:21:11

Updated @ 2024-04-09 13:14:21

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Low Power Mode Informative Watch Face (no fitness sensors)

Here is what it looks like IRL (more lush than the preview image):
This watch face is for those who really don't care too much about the fitness stuff, but loves the ABC-sensors and the practical info this watch can provide (aka Casio lovers).
I have used I lot of time to perfect this one and gone into details about how Josh has made this site and what he has done with the compiler. I'm tempted to say that there is almost zero flaws on the latest compiled version compared to the first one I made. To make everything look crips and nice, I've probably uploaded it over 100 times to my own watch to make sure it looks and behaves exactly how I intended.

If you feel you don't need pulse sensor, O2 sensor etc - this is the face to get...and it saves a bunch of battery. But remember that you need to disable those sensors yourself in watch settings.
But of course, if you still use the sensors for activities, no problem, keep them on - but none of that information is processed/displayed on this exact watchface.

The watchface itself is designed to work in "low power mode", that is, it only updates the datafields once per minute (at the minute event). So go ahead configure the settings to low power mode:
Power Manager > Battery Saver = On
Power Manager > Battery Saver > Edit:
             Watch Face = Don't Change
             Phone = Don't Change
             Wrist Heart Rate = Turn Off (Optional)

This will give you about 35 - 40 days of operation time with little to no sun exposure (if solar version). If you get a couple of hours of sun exposure daily, this watchface will run indefinitely - power draw really isnt that much more than  a stock Garmin watch face!

The design is a well balanced combination of illustration and data, where most of the (relevant) sensor-info is shown, as well as some of the nice built in Garmin data/time features.

Temps: All in Celcius (sorry US)
       - Top value: Current weather forecast temp
       - Bottom value: Watch thermometer sensor temperature
Time: All military/24H
Date: European notation (DD/MM)
Pressure: hPa
Pressure graph: 6 hours, with both low/high values for that period
Week number: ISO standard
Sunrise/Sunset:Based on last GPS-coordinates. If they are off, do a quick GPS-sync. It will automatically adjust itself every time GPS functionality is used. Garmin uses the weather stations GPS coordinates, so sunrise/sunset times on this face is more accurate (if your GPS coords are up to date).

This is a truly cool watch, for those who like the monochrome/e-ink style.

Update 25-04-2023
- Low Power Mode for this face now works as intended, fields should now update no more than once every minute. This should reduce power draw to a minimum. So for those who downloaded this watch face prior to this date, install a new one if you experience above normal power draw.
- Altered algorithm in moon phase icon. This is the most correct that is possible to achieve, and the margin of error should be no more than 12 hours compared to the real moon.

Update 20-04-2023
- Added 29 new moon icons, graphics on these really turned out well!!!

Update 14-04-2023:

- Fixed some spelling errors in weather text.
- Fixed temperatures to show correct suffix (my bad sorry).
- Minor adjustments to certain icons and texts for better alignment.

Data fields

This app displays the following data fields:

  • Altitude
  • shapes/Garmin-golf-ball.svg
  • Pressure
  • Temperature
  • Max Pressure
  • Min Pressure
  • Pressure Chart
  • Temperature
  • Condition Text
  • datetime
  • datetime
  • datetime
  • datetime
  • ISO Week #
  • Battery Icon
  • Battery % Value
  • Solor Charge efficiency
  • Year
  • 29 Moon phase icon
  • Bluetooth Connection Icon
  • Steps
  • Sunrise time
  • Sunset time
  • image

Watchface languages:

  • ENG
  • CES
  • DEU
  • FRE
  • HUN
  • ITA
  • PRO
  • SLO
  • SPA

This app requires access to:

  • SensorHistory
  • Positioning
Coming soon...