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[for Sense & Versa 3
]
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( last revised 2024-02-03)


 

 
New watch Spec highlights

Versa 2 or earlier
[For Versa 2 or before
]

All clocks & Apps
Quick Gallery overview

All Smart Watch models
(original clock face names, internal details, etc.)




 
NEW 2023

SimpleSleep

Install
 

Record sleep positions with
anti Snore and Apnea feature,

No need for special equipment

SimpleSports

Install
 

Big numbers display
for every day use
or Quick exercise monitoring
with chest strap for better results
SimpleAstro

Install
 

Universe / Astronomy
Sun & moon phases
Astrology - Zodiac / Analog
Digitial clock
SimpleBubble

Install
 

Amazing bubble watch
with stats & Time Zone
Abacus style
Chest Strap

SimpleSleep and SimpleSports

[ specially designed for use with
this innovative solution to
add additional features
and accuracy. ]





main

face

Asro

Casio

chestsrap




 
New
Wear on chest or stomach

Easy to read time

[Versa or Sense only]



Requires chest Strap for
positioning on chest
with special rotated view


New
Wear in different places
wrist, arm, chest
Easy to read

[all smart watches]



Suitable for chest Strap use
in rotated view or normal
use in unrotated view


New
Shows live Sun & Moon
positions, phases & details
Zodiac signs and Stats


[Versa 2, Versa 3 & Sense]


icon
NightFall

New
Abacus bubble Clock

[Versas, Versa 3 & Sense]

with selectable stats
on Digital view


icon
working


New
This simple chest strap watch band extension
Allows all sorts of improvements
and possibilities

 
Should fit almost all watches and watch bands



See the relevant clock faces for
the extra features.






Professional full featured free clock faces to keep track of all your health and watch details and chargings


Free SimpleClockPro, Quick overview

Full Digital mode documentation



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Sense, Sense 2, Versa, Versa 2, 3, 4, Versa Lite, Versa Special Edition, Ionic  - Click image to install [instructions at the end]


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Installable Apps [can be also used as Addons, for easy access, for the SimpleClockPro clock face below]
            
Click image or app Name for full documentation
Click
Install for installing from the Gallery [instructions at the end]



Simple4Timer

Install

Full Featured concurrent timers
with many options

Especially for Versa 3 & Sense


SimpleTimer

Install

Full Featured timer
with many options

Especially for Versa 3 & Sense


SimpleCalendar

Install

Easy to track days of
the weeks and months
(with date calculations)


SimpleCalculator

Install

  Quickly calculate Tips or
other calculations
on your watch

SimpleAlarms

Development suspended - contact developer if interested.

  Up to 16 repeatable alarms
with Labels & options
Synced between phone & watch

Can also repeat after x hours


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icon

icon

icon

icon



main

Timer

Calendar

Calculator


Alarm


Standalone app

For Versa 2 & 3, Sense

To close -
Double tap counter


SimpleClockPro - Addon

(from Vx.6.11)

[Versas 2, 3, Sense only]

Double Tap
Seconds


Standalone app

all Ionic, Versas, Sense

To close -
Double tap counter


SimpleClockPro - Addon

 (from Vx.5.35)

[Versas 2,  3, Sense only]

Double Tap
Seconds

Standalone app

all Ionic, Versas, Sense

To close - Back button
or Double tap Year


SimpleClockPro - Addon

(from Vx.5.24)

 [All Ionic, Versas, Sense]
 
Double Tap
Weekday

Standalone app

all Ionic, Versas, Sense

To close - Back button
or Double tap Clr


SimpleClockPro - Addon

(from Vx.5.24) 

[All Ionic, Versas, Sense]

Double Tap
Active Zone minutes

Standalone app

For  Versas, Sense

To close - Back button
Double tap main Alarm


SimpleClockPro - Addon

(from Vx.7.15) 

[Versa 2, 3, Sense only]

Double Tap
Minutes


Tip: Apps must be installed separately, to be used as an Addon to SimpleClockPro.


Installable Utility Apps
Click image or app Name for full documentation
Click
Install for installing from the Gallery [instructions at the end]


CardImage

Install

Check your watch pressure
sensor used for calculating floors

SimpleCheckUp

Install

Check your watch without
opening your phone

ICE

Install

In Case of Emergency


SimpleFloors

Install

Check your watch pressure
sensor used for calculating floors

SimpleVibrate

Install

Check your watch vibration
characteristics

CardImage icon ICE icon icon

CardImage

checkup

ICE

SimpleFloors

vibrate


New Standalone app

[All Ionic, Versas & Sense]

To close -
Double tap display



Keep card images,
QR codes &
  Bar codes or photos
on your watch


New Standalone app

[All Ionic, Versas & Sense]

To close - Back button
or tap or



Checks watch state &
details last synced
and if can connect


New Standalone app

[All Ionic, Versas & Sense]
 
To close -

Back button


Keep medical & contact
details on your watch
as text and  images



New Standalone app

[Versa 3 & Sense]

To close -Double tap
or tap



Checks watch pressure &
floors with Always On




New Standalone app

[All Ionic, Versas & Sense]
 
To close - Back button




Verifies vibration patterns










Other watch faces with different features

Click image or app Name for full documentation
Click
Install for installing from the Gallery [instructions at the end]

CasioWorldTime

Install
 

Simple vintage watch
with stats & Time Zone
SimpleAnalog

Install
 

dual mode Radial Analog view
  time and time with stats
and full date Digital view
SimpleSecretary

Install

Full date and time with
Digital stats and Analog
SimpleHybrid

Install

Analog with floating Digital
hour and minutes
SwissRail

Install

Famous Swiss Railway station clock

Casio

Analog

digital

hybrid

 rail
New
Clock

[For Versa 3 & Sense]

with selectable stats


.

steps


New
Clock

[For all Versa & Sense]

tap background for Digital


.

full

New
Clock

[For all Versa  & Sense]

  tap Hour for Analog view



.
digital 24


New
Clock

[For Versa 3 & Sense]

  tap centre hub for Digital view
Tap heart rate for Settings



.
settings

New
Clock

[For all Versa  & Sense]

  tap watch face for Digital
Tap Hour for clock face



.
digital 24




Older watch faces or with less features


SimpleClockAnalog

Install



 
 Roman

For all Ionic, Versas, Sense
SimpleClockWatch

Install




Numeric

For all Ionic, Versas, Sense

  
 
Numeric

For all Ionic, Versas, Sense
SimpleClock
and
SimpleClockDuo


Support Discontinued

  Use free upgrade to

SimpleClockPro
SimpleAOD

Install 

Simulates watch Settings Always On
mini display


AOD

For all Ionic, Versas, Sense


 
SimpleClockPro-L 

Special left handed version of SimpleClockPro [documentation above]

Sense, Versa 3
  - Click image to install [instructions at the end]
 
Rotated


This version allows the watch face to be rotated on the right arm to protect the button from inadvertent action.

Quick Clock/App Install

Using your phone in
portrait mode,

- click on an APP image to see the full documentation, then click on the App image in the documentation,
-
click on the appropriate clock image for your watch type

Or click the
Install link

When the Galley install page appears, click on
OPEN APP. [
If you don't see the OPEN APP use the slow install method below.]
 

If you get an error message that the clock is not for your watch, go back and click the correct clock image for your watch.
All Ionic, Versa and Sense watches are supported as specified.


 

Slow Clock/App Install

Go to the Fitbit App
=> click on the Profile photo
=> click on the Device photo

=>
click on the Gallery tile
=> click on
the Clocks or
Apps tab at the top
=
> click the search icon and in the search clocks faces or apps field enter
SimpleClockPro or any item and do the search

















Simple troubleshooting - [most common issues]


1. Problems with SpO2 or heart rate

If you aren't getting the SpO2 consistently or frequently enough, consider these options.




2. Problems with sudden short battery life

If the battery life suddenly changes following

Note: You can check in the store or the clock face install description when there were recent updates,
In the Fitbit App, click Profile photo and Help & Support to see the current installed version.
In the clock face install description, if it doesn't propose an update then that is the level currently installed.
To see firmware level if the watch is synced, in the Fitbit App click Profile photo and Device photo.

  1. try restarting the watch
  2. try disabling the phone's Bluetooth [if this restores normal battery usage it may be a result of a fault in the Fitbit App]
  3. try temporarily changing clock face to a Fitbit one [if this restores normal battery usage it may be a fault in the updated clock face]

See also section 5


3. Problems syncing

If you can, install and use the SimpleCheckUp app.

  1. try restarting the watch.
  2. try restarting the phone.
  3. try logout of the Fitbit App [you will need the password to login again, if its not saved on the phone].
  4. On Android, login to the Fitbit App, go to the phone's home screen without closing the App.
  5. Click on the popup sync notification and wait for it to pair, link or Fixit prompts.

4. Problems staying synced

If you can, install and use the SimpleCheckUp app.

  1. try restarting the watch.
  2. try restarting the phone.
  3. Make sure the phone is not closing either Bluetooth or the Fitbit App to save battery.

4. Problems with time

If you can, install and use the SimpleCheckUp app.

  1. Check your phone time is correct and is set to network time.
  2. Check the Fitbit App is set to automatic time zone [Profile photo, App settings].
  3. Check your watch is synced.
The time should be set automatically when the watch is synced with the phone, sometimes it may be necessary to restart both.
The time may be set when the watch is charging at more than 50% battery and in range of it's wifi connection.
Note: If the watch is not syncing it cannot set the time, unless it happens while charging.

If a watch is losing [or gaining] time between normal charges [every 4 to 6 days] at a rate of more than 10 seconds per month it may be faulty.



5-a. Problems charging your Sense or Versa 3 - Sense 2 /Versa 4

These watches have been out a year and if your watch stops charging out of warranty you may need a new charge cable.


Cable Head

This one from China is better made, more sturdy than the original and only costs less than $3,
comes in short cable for travel [30 cm, 1 foot] or long for home [1m or 3 feet].

The pins are longer and more firmly positioned.

It may be useful to have one on standby given the problems with the original cables.







5-b. Problems charging your Sense / Versa 3 - Sense 2 / Versa 4

Consider getting a charge tester to see how/whether your watch is charging properly.

This enables you to see the charge your watch is taking which varies on the model and state of charge.

Typical charging rate values  @ 10% battery level

a) Versa, Versa Lite - 130 ma
b) Versa 2 -  135  ma
b) Sense, Versa 3 - 310 ma
c) Sense 2, Versa 4 - 130 ma

When the battery is fully charged this descends to 0 ma, or if it is not charging

(Click on photos for more details)

Basic Charge Doctor tester - $1.80

Charge Doctor


Sophisticated Atorch Tester - $8.28

tester   

Consider this also if powering from Mac or other USB C power sources

USB-C to USB-A adapter Adapter - $0.72

adapter



6. Face detached from body, change look, or screen protection - simple solutions


(Click on photos for more details)

a) If you want to protect you screen from knocks or paint etc. try a screen protector

EG. Versa 2  - Screen protector 5pc $3.91
Comes in various colours for changing look and for most watches

Protector

Easily removed for charging on pre Versa 3 models


b) If your screen is detached and out of warranty a rugged band may be the answer.

Rugged watch strap Versa/Sense - $5.02

Rugged

Rugged watch strap Versa3/4 Sense 1/2 - $4.41

Rugged all
   

If you want to re-glue the face consult the forums
   


7. Get phone battery state notifications on your watch
(Android)

If you need a useful reminder on your watch to charge your phone you can get it with the following :

Using MacroDroid on your Android phone, which allows for 5 free macros, create one macro like this,
and in the Fitbit App Device, Notifications, App notifications, select MacroDroid

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The definition process is:

Open MacroDroid
Click Macros at the bottom
Click + at the bottom
In Triggers, click Battery level, and ok in the popup
Slide to the desired level and click ok

Repeat for as many levels as you need alerts for, then

Click Actions at the top
Click Display Notification
Enter title = Phone Battery
Enter Notification text ,as shown above
Click ok
Click tick and give the macro a name

That's it !

Each time the phone battery falls to a level you have selected in your macro you will receive a message on your watch, if it is Bluetooth connectable at that time.

Of course it can be used to alert you of other events with additional macros.




8. Problems with specific Notifications not arriving on the watch (Android)

If after defining Notifications, App Notifications in the Fitbit App the messages still do not arrive on the watch but others do,
Consider Macrodroid - it has 5 macros free.

This tool is able to intercept any app Notification appearing on the phone and issue a new one which will appear on the watch.

The macro is simple:

Trigger: Detect the specific App notification
Action: Delete it and issue a Macrodroid one

Of course Macrodroid needs to be added to the list of apps that messages show on the watch












           
WATCH ALERTS

To avoid disappointments check watch specs

My Clocks and Apps may run on these watches
   
The Pixel - released October 6, 2022 (Not recommended) :



Fitbit Sense 2 / Versa 4 - released September 23, 2022 (Not recommended) :
          (are NOT upgrades to Sense / Versa 3)


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