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Title: Garmin Play Clock App
Post by: ncwingman on July 08, 2019, 12:57:40 PM
For those of you with Garmin watches, I've written an app that acts as a 40/25 play clock (and a 60 second timeout timer). It's not up on the store quite yet, but I'll post it if I get a few requests -- I've tested it on my FR235, so if you have a different model let me know and I'll make sure it works on those models first.

Also, if there are any extra features that aren't included, I'm open to ideas. I do want to keep it relatively simple, low memory/battery usage and no-frills. It's just a giant number showing the time remaining.

I'm plotting out one that will include a game clock as well, but that will be a bit more complex and needs a fundamental redesign.

Current features:
40 second play clock, vibrates at 25 seconds and then at 5-4-3-2-1-0.
25 second play clock, vibrates at 5-4-3-2-1-0.
60 second timeout, vibrates at 15 seconds.

At any time, hitting the appropriate button will reset the clock to 40/25/60. For example, if the 40 second clock is under 25 and you need to reset to 25, that's a single button push.
Title: Re: Garmin Play Clock App
Post by: jwkde on July 08, 2019, 08:46:49 PM
any idea of when it might be available?
Title: Re: Garmin Play Clock App
Post by: Ump62 on July 08, 2019, 10:22:09 PM
Interested!
Title: Re: Garmin Play Clock App
Post by: Archie on July 09, 2019, 09:16:38 AM
Thank you....please let us know when its ready to roll out....I love the Garmin watch.
Title: Re: Garmin Play Clock App
Post by: ncwingman on July 10, 2019, 10:11:58 PM
I'll get it up soon -- what models of watches do you guys have? I want to make sure I don't forget to make it compatible for something
Title: Re: Garmin Play Clock App
Post by: d0d0joe on July 11, 2019, 11:55:57 AM
I have the Forerunner 220. Will this work on it by any chance?
Title: Re: Garmin Play Clock App
Post by: ncwingman on July 11, 2019, 04:59:10 PM
I don't think you can download apps to the 220, at least there's no category for that model in the store.
Title: Re: Garmin Play Clock App
Post by: ncwingman on July 15, 2019, 09:37:30 AM
The app has been posted in the ConnectIQ store:

Direct Link (https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/5fd9eb62-faaa-48b5-a9f5-7208bc4b5d37)

It's been built for the Forerunner, vivoactive or fenix watches. If you need a different model, let me know.


I also added a couple extra alerts:

On the 40 second clock, you get a single vibration at 25 seconds and 10 seconds -- then every second starting at 6 (instead of 5). That way, if you need to give the 5 second signal, you have a 5 and 1 second warning.

For the 25 second clock, it doesn't vibrate right away, but the 10 and under 6 is the same.

The 60 second timeout clock only vibrates at 15 seconds remaining, as previously described.
Title: Re: Garmin Play Clock App
Post by: Archie on July 16, 2019, 09:13:57 AM
NCwingman...THANK YOU.  I'm downloading and will give it a try.
Title: Re: Garmin Play Clock App
Post by: brettdj on July 23, 2019, 05:51:36 AM
Like it so far.  Works as stated.
 Thanks (Vivoactive HR)
Title: Re: Garmin Play Clock App
Post by: jj06878 on July 30, 2019, 07:02:25 AM
Just got a vivoactive 3.  Mine is not giving the buzz at 10 seconds.  I downloaded the app yesterday. 
Title: Re: Garmin Play Clock App
Post by: ncwingman on August 09, 2019, 11:45:30 AM
I just uploaded a hopefully fixed version if you weren't getting all of the vibration alerts. It should be version 1.0.1, but I don't know how long it takes for it to show up in the store (might take a day or two?)