Control your Homey with this widget on your Garmin watch
- Get some Homey details like memory and CPU usage
- scroll through your favorite devices and flows
- toggle switches, press buttons and start flows
- check notifications
- change your user state (at home/away and awake/asleep)
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You need a Homey smart hub to use this widget
When you first start the widget, the Garmin Connect app shows the Homey login screen. Authenticate with your Homey account, select your Homey that you want to control (if you have more than one) and confirm the permissions that this widget needs.
Limitations (Garmin devices)
The widget itself uses a minimal amount of memory. But the JSON results from the WebAPI are really extensive. For this reason, only devices with more than 64kB widget memory are supported.
For details select your device on: Reference Guides
Limitations (Homey access / rights)
Athom currently only grants user permissions. System-wide access (apps) and changes (notifications) are currently not possible.
Limitations (iOS mobile phones)
The Garmin API is not 100% compatible to the used Athom WebAPI. Garmin only supports JSON objects, but not JSON strings. That’s why you can’t use your iOS mobile phone to connect your Homey from your watch. You will only get a “device not supported” message on the watch after trying to log in.
That’s caused by the iOS GarminConnect app that’s forwarding the communication from the widget to Homey and that’s blocking the auth response.
A bug report is opened at Garmin for a long time but it doesn’t seem Garmin will fix the bug.
Android devices allow passing the API response as plain text, so the widget can get the auth token from your Homey.
Feel free to vote up the bug report or repeat the request to fix the error in the bug report.
If you own a HomeyPro23, you can use the local API key instead.
How does it look like?
The main view of the widget shown in the widget carousel, followed by the category list (use a tap or START button)
Tap or press START in the device category to get into the device list. Scroll through your favorite devices with UP/DOWN or swiping up/down. If a Switch or button is displayed, you can toggle or press it with START or a tap. A progess view is displayed while communicating with Homey.
From flow category you can jump into the favorite flow list. Select a flow and start this flow with a tap or the START button.
On-screen hints show what interaction is possible in the view:
Now the most important thing…
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