Orbital Weather for Watchmaker

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Orbital Weather is a Watchmaker watchface for Android Wear. It displays a surprising amount of time, weather, and astronomy information in a compact format that's easy to scan. You can keep tabs on what's going on around you in the natural world and look good while doing it.

Installing the Orbital Weather app on your phone does not make the faces available on your watch. To do that you need to go into the Watchmaker app (available on Google Play) on your phone, go to the My Watches area, select the face you want to install, and tap the "Send to Watch" button. The face you sent will then appear as one of the options under the "Watchmaker" face in the face selector on your watch.

The app includes one face for round watches, another for square, and the minimalist Orbital Classic "dress" face that adapts to both.

The concept for Orbital Weather is of a watch that could actually be built with moving parts. The weather icon and numbers would be made with OLEDs.

Here is a tour of the features:

Top sub-dial shows the current time along with sunrise, sunset, [moonrise], [moonset], [low tide], and [high tide].

The moon is shown in its current phase. An arc around the moon indicates its current age.

A digital time display next to the top sub-dial can be turned on and off in Settings. The digital time will also appear whenever the hands are not showing the time.

The bottom sub-dial is the stopwatch with hands for hours, minutes, and seconds. When not reset there will also be digital displays that include hundredths.

The lower right sub-dial shows charge levels for the watch and phone.

The upper left sub-dial shows the wind direction, average speed, and [gust speed].

The lower left sub-dial shows relative humidity, [probability of precipitation], and the air pressure. [The triangle to the right indicates the air pressure trend.]

The far left icon shows the forecast for the current day [or the current conditions]. [The icon turns yellow after an hour of weather update errors and red after four hours of errors.]

The numbers on the left show the forecast high and low, the current temperature, and [the feelslike apparent tempearature]. [The degree symbol after the current temperature turns red if the feelslike temperature is higher than the current temperature and blue if it is lower.]

If you are using the "WM Phone Notification Mode" app (available on Google Play) your phone's notification mode (normal, vibrate, or silent) will be shown near the top hour mark on the outer dial.

The red line on the outer dial indicates magnetic North.

Tapping the top sub-dial switches tap modes from Normal to Stopwatch to Settings and back.

Tapping the center will move the main hands to a position where all sub-dials and windows are unobstructed.

Tapping the bottom sub-dial will toggle your phone between normal and vibrate-only notifications modes if you are using the "WM Phone Notification Mode" app (available on Google Play). Otherwise it will toggle the display between normal and all black.

In Stopwatch mode tapping the bottom sub-dial starts or stops and tapping the center resets.

Under Settings you can choose different color combinations for the foreground and backgrounds.

[Features shown inside square brackets only appear if you are using the Weather Underground for Watchmaker app (look for "WU for WM" on Google Play) which provides extended weather data.]

Please email support@apps.aslanrefuge.org if you have questions or run into problems. I will do what I can to help.
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What's New

Added an arrow tail to the wind hand, to clarify that wind direction is always given as the direction from which the wind is blowing.

Simplified the look of the Silent Night face.
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Additional Information

December 10, 2019
Current Version
Requires Android
4.0.3 and up
Content Rating
Offered By
Bob Quinlan
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