Watchface Builder for Garmin

Watchface Builder for Garmin

Data Rich OWM weather glance Instinct 2 / Solar


descentg1, instinct2x, instinctcrossover

Created @ 2022-07-05 14:34:03
Updated @ 2022-07-08 16:07:13

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Data Rich OWM weather glance Instinct 2 / Solar


V1.1 6 July
-Changed scaling of circle rings
-middle section: added active minutes/day upon gesture, then changes to active minutes/week for always on display.
-Adjusted active minutes to weekly goal divided by 7.
-Changed steps counter to decimal integer (X.Xk) to help stay on screen when over 9999 steps/day.
-Moved date and alarm icon down a few pixels
-Enlarged alarm icon
-Slight changes to bottom chart heights.
-Wind chart scale changed to 0-20mph
-Changed order of rings to flights (outer), steps (middle), active minutes (inner).

V1.0 Extremely data-rich “glance” watch face for Instinct 2/Instinct 2 Solar built off jfp1986's watchface 621d257065d55. Contains many elements from Open Weather Map (OWM), so if you don't have an API, you will see quite a few blanks. I prefer to see as much as possible at a glance so I literally crammed as much as I could, but metrics can easily be deleted to make screen less cluttered. As shown, this watchface shows 27 different items, with two additional on gesture. Definitely utility over aesthetics, but I'm happy with it. As I learn the different capabilities of this builder I will continue to update it, but feel free to use it as a template for yourself!

*Note - some elements do not show in the correct positions on the simulator, but are correct and legible on the actual watch. There should be no overlapping except as intended in the lower charts.

From top down:

-Moon phase icon
-OWM current condition (verbose)
-Day/Month/Date numeral
-Alarm clock icon if alarm set
-Time (24 hour) - Seconds appear on gesture
- Strike-through time when lost connection with phone

-Outer ring: Daily stair flights goal (Goal taken from watch)
-Middle ring: Daily steps goal (goal taken from watch)
-Inner ring: Daily active minutes goal (Goal is 1/7th of weekly active goal set in watch)
-Background ring: Counter-clockwise Move Ring Arc
-Always on display: number shows daily distance (miles)
-On gesture: number switches to live/current heart rate

Middle bar:
-Barometric pressure (sensor)
-Daily active calorie burn
-Daily stair flights
-Solar efficiency percent

Lower bar:
-OWM wind direction indicator arrow
-OWM current weather icon and OWM feels-like temp
-Next sun event time
-Active minutes this week
-Daily steps

Bottom left:
-Days battery remaining
-OWM humidity percentage

Bottom right:
-OWM daily high/low temperature (Fahrenheit)

Far Bottom charts:
Top bar chart:
-OWM +12 hour forecast precipitation likelihood (0-100%)
Lower stacked chart:
-Gray background in chart: OWM +12 hour forecast cloud cover percentage (0-100%)
-Thick white line: OWM +12 hour forecast temperature (relative display) 12 hour low-12 hour high)
-Thin white line: OWM +12 hour forecast wind speed (0-20mph scale)) 0-12 hour high

Data fields

This app displays the following data fields:

  • Move Bar Ring
  • Layer Masks Move Ring Shade
  • datetime Date
  • Active Minutes This Week
  • Steps Number
  • Current Heart Rate
  • Next event time (sunrise/sunset)
  • datetime Time
  • datetime seconds
  • Connection Icon
  • 29 Moon phase icon
  • Weather condition - Words
  • Floors Climbed
  • Pressure
  • Solor Charge efficiency
  • Distance Day
  • Alarm Icon
  • Active Calories Number
  • Clouds
  • Layer Masks Clouds
  • Precipitation 12 hour future
  • Wind speed 9our future
  • Temperature 12 hour future
  • Max daily temperature
  • Min daily temperature
  • Feels like temperature current
  • Floors Climbed Ring
  • OWM weather condition - icon
  • Remaining battery life
  • Active Minutes Per Day Ring
  • Steps Daily Ring
  • Humidity
  • 8-wind Compass Rose
  • Active Minutes Today numbers

Watchface languages:

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

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