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Barmenchik

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Please see if you can fix it, sports, an alarm clock, block time. Perhaps how to fix it?
 

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So, first off, love the watchface! I haven't changed it since it was released. One thing though, the 3rd complication doesn't seem to show up? I've set it to a few different things and there's nothing shown on the watchface. The other two shows a circle around where it goes in the gear manager app, but the 3rd does not. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong or it's just not showing for some reason? I'm on the watch 5.

Thanks!
 

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So, first off, love the watchface! I haven't changed it since it was released. One thing though, the 3rd complication doesn't seem to show up? I've set it to a few different things and there's nothing shown on the watchface. The other two shows a circle around where it goes in the gear manager app, but the 3rd does not. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong or it's just not showing for some reason? I'm on the watch 5.

Thanks!
The 3rd complication only appears if you choose the 2nd watchface. Its more obvious when you configure it on the watch as compared to the phone:
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It's perfect, thanks a lot.
One small issue on my watch - when I choose pulse on any complication, all I get is icon, no bpm count is displayed. Is there anything I could/should do to have it?
 

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Love it, great watch face.

Quick request if possible, can the date be made a little larger?

Edit - quick bug update, I've just noticed the heart rate doesn't work on the latest version. See attached.

Edit edit - I see the last poster got there before me.
 

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dave.rein

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Love it, great watch face.

Quick request if possible, can the date be made a little larger?

Edit - quick bug update, I've just noticed the heart rate doesn't work on the latest version. See attached.

Edit edit - I see the last poster got there before me.
"Doesn't work on the latest version." -- Was it working for you before? I'd be surprised but would love to know!

I've been choosing the complication for "Cardiogram", an app that Samsung showed as one of those suggested apps when I first set up my Watch 5 (US, 40mm, LTE). On the Pixel Watch, the default pulse (ie fitbit complication) works fine.

But it seems on Samsung, using the wearos androidx SDK (you can see the sample here), the Samsung health complications just return the icon. "Steps" works because its "built-in" to WearOS. I've read around, and *some* other appear to also have the issue, and I dont have a solution (if some android programmer does, please tell me!). This has been, certainly, disappointing for me.

I'll take a look at a "bigger date".

Also... -4 degrees?!?!?! Damn! I sure hope that's Celcius! :)
 

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"Doesn't work on the latest version." -- Was it working for you before? I'd be surprised but would love to know!

I've been choosing the complication for "Cardiogram", an app that Samsung showed as one of those suggested apps when I first set up my Watch 5 (US, 40mm, LTE). On the Pixel Watch, the default pulse (ie fitbit complication) works fine.

But it seems on Samsung, using the wearos androidx SDK (you can see the sample here), the Samsung health complications just return the icon. "Steps" works because its "built-in" to WearOS. I've read around, and *some* other appear to also have the issue, and I dont have a solution (if some android programmer does, please tell me!). This has been, certainly, disappointing for me.

I'll take a look at a "bigger date".

Also... -4 degrees?!?!?! Damn! I sure hope that's Celcius! :)

To be honest I'm not sure if it worked before, but it doesn't sound likely if it's been configured the same way previously. Perhaps someone else can confirm.

And yup, celcius in the UK. It's - 8 this morning. ;-)
 
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Works great thank you!

I've had to "buy" it from my watch 5 pro as my phone thinks it's not compatible.

Anyway does AOD pixel shift work for watch 4/5 ? I was under the impression Samsung removed that function system wide but is it tied to individual watch faces now? Sorry my last watch was the gear S3 so I'm ignorant of recent developments.
 
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Works great thank you!

I've had to "buy" it from my watch 5 pro as my phone thinks it's not compatible.

Anyway does AOD pixel shift work for watch 4/5 ? I was under the impression Samsung removed that function system wide but is it tied to individual watch faces now? Sorry my last watch was the gear S3 so I'm ignorant of recent developments.
Thanks! Glad you like it! Not sure about the "buying" thing. I certainly hope no actual money was paid!

So, as you, my understanding is that the watch4/5/pixel watch do NOT shift pixels/screen to avoid burn in. When I started this project, I read about burn-in on the watch4/5, someone with the new pixel watch saying that happened to them already, and another youtube video saying you need to "shift them yourself"...

So, I took the approach to do it myself. The more "slider", the more the clockface will "shrink and move around per minute" on AOD mode. The more shifting the more "jarring" the AOD => active looks so I did it as a preference.

Will it help? Is there really a burn-in problem on the new watches? I have no idea, but it was a fun little feature to add and can reduce stress/OCD of those (of us) that may worry about it.
 
Thanks! Glad you like it! Not sure about the "buying" thing. I certainly hope no actual money was paid!

So, as you, my understanding is that the watch4/5/pixel watch do NOT shift pixels/screen to avoid burn in. When I started this project, I read about burn-in on the watch4/5, someone with the new pixel watch saying that happened to them already, and another youtube video saying you need to "shift them yourself"...

So, I took the approach to do it myself. The more "slider", the more the clockface will "shrink and move around per minute" on AOD mode. The more shifting the more "jarring" the AOD => active looks so I did it as a preference.

Will it help? Is there really a burn-in problem on the new watches? I have no idea, but it was a fun little feature to add and can reduce stress/OCD of those (of us) that may worry about it.
Thanks for the explanation and actually having the feature included. I tend to keep my stuff long term so anything that'll help with that is genuinely appreciated (yeah i know Samsung claims the screens are good enough now to not need AOD shifting but I'd rather be safe.)

Oh yeah I didn't have to spend anything but I could only think of using "buy" to describe what i was doing (i blame post holiday brain fog!)
 

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Very weird. I have a Watch 5 (wiht latest updates from October) that I did all of my development on). I'd like to try to resolve this Play store issue.

What software version are you on, and in what country/region are you?
What is this Pixel-shifting to avoid burn-in during AOD option

How much % i need to set to avoid any issues ?
 

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What is this Pixel-shifting to avoid burn-in during AOD option

How much % i need to set to avoid any issues ?
It simply moves the things around on the screen, while in Always On Display, once a minute, to avoid pixel burn-in in like the old video arcade games (I think I just aged myself :) ).

How much? No idea. I read a few articles that some of the older/less expensive WearOS devices may have this image. According to Samsung and Google, I dont think the watch4/5 and pixel watch have an issue with burn-in... but I added it anyway to be safe and it was fun to add. FWIW, I've currently set my own to "0" (all the way to the left).
 
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    Howdy! I've posted an update which includes a few more watchfaces and a custom heartrate complication that uses Samsung health so that a 3rd party HR complication app is no longer required.

    Sample of the new watchfaces (see first post for more):
    analog-animate-small.gif


    and

    digital-animate-small.gif
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    Works great thank you!

    I've had to "buy" it from my watch 5 pro as my phone thinks it's not compatible.

    Anyway does AOD pixel shift work for watch 4/5 ? I was under the impression Samsung removed that function system wide but is it tied to individual watch faces now? Sorry my last watch was the gear S3 so I'm ignorant of recent developments.
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    What is this Pixel-shifting to avoid burn-in during AOD option

    How much % i need to set to avoid any issues ?
    It simply moves the things around on the screen, while in Always On Display, once a minute, to avoid pixel burn-in in like the old video arcade games (I think I just aged myself :) ).

    How much? No idea. I read a few articles that some of the older/less expensive WearOS devices may have this image. According to Samsung and Google, I dont think the watch4/5 and pixel watch have an issue with burn-in... but I added it anyway to be safe and it was fun to add. FWIW, I've currently set my own to "0" (all the way to the left).
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    Concentric Native (WearOS Watchface)​

    My version of the Pixel Concentric and Digital watchfaces, plus an Analog-style one, and a heart rate complication for Samsung Watch4/Watch5 devices.

    It can be installed from the Play Store here (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.programmersbox.forestwoodass.wearable.watchface)

    Features​

    • 3 watchfaces in one app, with one having 3 styles
    • Large(r) fonts
    • 2-3 Complications on the watchfaces
    • Always On Display friendly, and can adjust watchface, complications, and even the time
    • Full-on AOD for when you want it to show nicely (but probably uses more power)
    • Multiple colors palettes
    • Pixel-shifting to avoid burn-in during AOD
    • Control over colors and complication elements
    • Ability to show AOD in full colors
    • Only 15fps for a good battery experience, with a 1fps Low Power mode
    • Heart Rate Complication that uses the built-in Health Services (Samsung health) to provide the latest heart rate BPM. This can be re-used by any other watchface! Note: No data is collected! It is simply displayed.

    Introduction​

    This is my version of the Google Pixel Concentric Watchface. It started off being as closely mirroring it as possible, but then I realized I was too old to see the time with those font sizes... and lack of complications for several of the different faces it provided. So I made the fonts bigger and added complications. And made the fonts even bigger when in Always on Display (ambient) mode.

    Then I added an Analog watchface (for those classy nights out), and a Digital version (for my son).

    Always On Display​

    The Watchface is optimized for AOD, allowing everything from parts of the watchface, the complications, and even the time to be optionally displayed. It can even be stripped down to just showing just the new notification indicator, enabling those of us with OCD to avoid constantly flipping our wrists to see if we missed a message. But there is also a "damn the battery, show me everthing!" mode, too!

    Code​

    The code is a direct dirivative work from the Kotlin watchface example of the androidx code samples: https://github.com/android/wear-os-samples/tree/main/WatchFaceKotlin

    Screenshots​

    Concentric Face 1:

    Concentric Native Watchface

    Concentric Face 2:

    Concentric Native Config

    Concentric Face 3:

    Concentric Native Config

    Digital Face:

    Digital Native Config

    Digital Native Config

    Analog Face:

    Analog Native Config

    Analog Native Config

    Battery-Friendly Always On Display screens (with options to show or hide complications):

    Concentric Native Config

    Concentric Native Config

    Concentric Native Config

    Concentric Native Config

    Full-on Always On Display screens with Ambient As Active options:

    Concentric Native Config

    Concentric Native Config

    Concentric Native Config

    Configuration screen:

    Concentric Native

    Install from the Play Store here
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    Howdy! I've posted an update which includes a few more watchfaces and a custom heartrate complication that uses Samsung health so that a 3rd party HR complication app is no longer required.

    Sample of the new watchfaces (see first post for more):
    analog-animate-small.gif


    and

    digital-animate-small.gif
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    It says my device is not compatible. I have watch 5. Would it be possible to share apk file?
    Very weird. I have a Watch 5 (wiht latest updates from October) that I did all of my development on). I'd like to try to resolve this Play store issue.

    What software version are you on, and in what country/region are you?
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    Same issue here. I'm from Spain. App not compatible with any of your devices 😔
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    What is this Pixel-shifting to avoid burn-in during AOD option

    How much % i need to set to avoid any issues ?
    It simply moves the things around on the screen, while in Always On Display, once a minute, to avoid pixel burn-in in like the old video arcade games (I think I just aged myself :) ).

    How much? No idea. I read a few articles that some of the older/less expensive WearOS devices may have this image. According to Samsung and Google, I dont think the watch4/5 and pixel watch have an issue with burn-in... but I added it anyway to be safe and it was fun to add. FWIW, I've currently set my own to "0" (all the way to the left).