- a readable time font
- sun events
- active statistics (heart rate / steps / stairs)
- YAHOO! weather & forecasts.
Issues setting up watchface customizations on fenix 5x
I am using a fenix 5x and have installed data lover as watchface.
When trying to adjust the setting of the watchface e.g. just switch off the "colon" and press save, I get the message that updates haven talen place, but they haven't!
The watchface on the fenix is still unchanged and as soon as I got back to the settings on garmin connect, they are back to the defaults!
I already de-installed and re-installed the watchface, but still the same issue exist.
Would be happy to get a hint how to solve this!
Thanks and Regards
hi Joerg, it's an issue on ios.
See https://forums.garmin.com/developer/connect-iq/i/bug-reports/broken-settings-in-connect-4-22-for-ios (and while you're there also upvote the bug report)
I have a question about weather, as most of people do I read most of content here, but did't find any similar case - when I compare the data on my WF with the data on openweather.org for my location, the data is not the same...usually the data on openweather.org is correct. You can see the example in this pictures that I will attach.
So here you can see the data at 13:01 for my loacation, Split, HR = 29C
on this picture you can see the WF with sync at 13:02 showing 27C:
Here you can see that it shows the data for my location, Split:
And here you can see my app settings:
So, what is wrong, why WF is not showing actual data from openweathermap.org for my location?
thank you for your help,
P.S. my watch is Vivoactive 3, with 6.60 SW
the watchface uses the API that openweathermap exposes, it does not retrieve the data by "scraping" the content from the website
the picture is a little bit small for me to see but is the time of last fetch in white? (white=internet fetch succeeded, red=internet fetch failed)
Thanks for the reply. I thought that with enabling faster weather updates I would get more relevant weather data, but if openweathermap doesn't refresh the data so frequently through the API, than refreshing it through Watchface makes no sense...
For instance, there is no use in refreshing weather data every 15 minutes of 30 minutes if data through API is refreshed every hour or so...In this particular case that I sent you, openweathermap web page was shoving 28 degrees for maybe an hour, and watchface was showing 27 degrees...than after maybe an hour, on openweathermap web page the data was changed to 29 degrees, but on watchface, after the update it still showed the 27 degrees...
With this particular case, I can only conclude that openweathermap web page is refreshed at least every 15 minutes, and openweathermap API is not refreshed for at least an hour...which means that refreshing more frequently that that through watchface makes no sense...
P.S. since we are discussing things, I was just wondering if you plan of enabling the field that shows temperature from the internal sensor on the watch? most of other WFaces have it, it is the only thing that I can see is missing from your watchface in comparison to the others...Some WF-es even have the possibility to ignore the body temperature and it can show very accurately the temperature of the environment...is very useful for me when I swim and it shows the water temperature or in apartment what is the current temperature, and in many more occasions...:)