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This Square, 3-Time Zone, $55 WOLXS Watch, Is So Stupid & Ugly That It Makes Me Smile.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the product page for this crazy watch at WOLXS.


Google, Facebook & Amazon knows that I like watches — though they haven’t, as yet, worked out that I, for the last 2.5-years, have only worn Garmin smartwatches.

So, it was no surprise that this watch started popping up on my Facebook timeline. Initially I thought the top display was that for an analog radio. Then I had a closer look.

Stupid and ugly. Yes, I have three time zones on my Garmin Fenix 6s BUT I do not need three physical faces. Three presses of a button is good enough.

WOLXS claims that this watch was initially priced at $155. That has to be a joke. It is $55 now, and even that is $40 too expensive.

To be WOLXS has some other semi-decent watches.

Just wanted to share this with you.


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‘Digital Boost’ — Finally A Decent Looking, Functional ‘Digital’ Watch Face From Garmin With A ‘Seconds’ Field.

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Click to access the ‘Connect IQ’ listing for this watch face.


If you have NOT noticed Garmin tends to focus on analog watch faces. To I that is so, so, so passé. Though I am old enough to have grown up with ONLY analog watches I no longer see any merit or joy in analog — ANYTHING (other than maybe vinyl records). I like to glance at my watch and see the time as it is, i.e., in DIGITAL.

I also like to see SECONDS. Not that it matters that much, but it seems a waste not to be able to see it because there times when it is nice to see time ticking away without having to activate a timer.

Finally with ‘Digital Boost‘ Garmin has given me a watch face that I like and will use!

Prior to this I always used ‘ActiFace‘ (below). No guarantee that I will not be going back to ‘ActiFace’ gives me EVERYTHING I want. I love ‘ActiFace’. But, I also would like a change.

Yes, ‘Digital Boost’ should, ideally, offer more customization. I, for one, do NOT need a ‘Move’ bar. It would be nice to plug-in sunrise/sunset somewhere.

But, this is a start. Wow. Thanks Garmin.

‘ActiFace’ as I use it — customized.


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I Have, Not Surprisingly, Ended Up With ‘ActiFace’ Watch Face On My Garmin ‘MARQ Expedition’.

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ActiFace on my MARQ Expedition.


Garmin MARQ Expedition with Crystal Watch Face Anura Guruge

The ‘Crystal’ watch face on my MARQ.


I had been using ‘ActiFace‘ on my Garmin Fenix 5 & Fenix 5 Plus for exactly one-year before I upgraded to the MARQ Expedition.

I had got quite attached to ActiFace once I got it customized exactly the way I wanted it. I had stumbled upon ActiFace accidently. I had been a ‘GearMin‘ fan. But, I discovered that GearMin did not work flawlessly on the Fenix 5. It disabled the DOWN button. That wasn’t good. That is when I found Actiface.

I like digital watch faces. So, the Garmin default analog did not last long.

I tried the new Crystal face. I like it. Just prefer ActiFace more. Gives me much more data, with more color and graphics.


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I Like The V. Clean & Suave ‘Crystal’ Watch Face On My Garmin ‘MARQ Expedition’.

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Garmin MARQ Expedition with Crystal Watch Face Anura Guruge


Click image to access ‘Crystal’ @ Garmin ‘Connect IQ’.


I prefer digital watch faces with a fair amount of data. For the last 7-months I had ‘ActiFace‘, permanently, on my Garmin Fenix 5 Plus.

I did download ‘ActiFace’ into my new (2-days old) MARQ Expedition when I happened to spot ‘Crystal’. It, in its default cool mint blue, looked cool. Also was not too busy. Stylish.

I downloaded it. It came up, no problems. Quickly customized it (as shown in top picture) via Garmin Connect. Kept it simple, just to the main fields I like. With all the widgets on the MARQ I really don’t need more than this on my watch face.

I tried some other colors. Nothing was as cool as this default blue. So, I am sticking with it. I like it. I think it looks good on the MARQ.


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Installed The ‘MagicDust’ (Beta) On My Garmin Fenix 5 Plus — It Has Je N’ais Se Quoi.

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Click image to access the ‘MagicDust’ documentation.


ActiFace“, for Garmin, has been the ONLY watch face I used on my Garmin Fenix 5 Plus over the last year. I like ‘ActiFace’. I had customized it for my preferences and it was just right.

On Thursday, while my Fenix 5 Plus was connected to ‘Garmin Express‘ I out of idle curiosity looked at what new watch faces were available at Connect IQ.

The ‘MagicDust‘ beta caught my eye. As you can see it does have a resemblance to ActiFace.

Downloaded it. No issues. Came up at once.

I have been too busy to sit down and customize it as yet. Appears that it has a TON of settings.

I like it. It has a certain quality and charm to it.

I am going to keep it on and see what I can do with it.

I will keep you posted.


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New Version Of ‘ActiFace’ For Garmin Watches, v7.1.4 — Works Best With Small Donation.

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Notice the “Donation Setting”.



ActiFace“, for Garmin, my preferred and default watch face on my Garmin Fenix 5 Plus, is at Version 7.1.4 as of October 11, 2014.

The icons have been changed. I think it looks better.

The BIG change, however, is that there is a “DONATION” setting — in Garmin Connect. Unless you ENABLE it YOUR user settings are NOT ACTIVATED. You don’t have to make a donation! You just need to acknowledge that you have seen the “DONATION” setting. I actually DID make a small donation. Only fair. It has to be a lot work. So, I was cool with that. I think we should only consider making a donation.

Here is the New Documentation.

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They Really Do Have ‘Rolex’ Watch Faces For The ‘Garmin Fenix 5’ For REAL — After My Joke Suggestion.

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My post, on this blog, from a few months ago.


Today, I got an e-mail from a Garmin ‘insider’ telling me that two Rolex watch faces are indeed available in the ‘Garmin Connect IQ store’.

I went looking. Sure enough.

Click to access the ‘Garmin Connect IQ’ store.


Yes, I downloaded them. They didn’t blow me away. Appears that you have to PAY for the ‘read’ face. I might do that when I get a Garmin Fenix 5 Plus.


I don’t think either is as good as the watch face I created, in minutes, on PowerPoint.

 

 

 


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