Set Get Started with Rain and Wind if you are installing Rain and Wind, or linking it to your dynamicWatch account.
Choosing a Route (Premium only)
When you start your activity, the Rain and Wind field will try to download your current active route if you have a Premium dynamicWatch account. This is the route marked with a on your route list on the website. If you do not have a current active route, or want to change it, click on the next to a route in your route list, which will be then marked with the .
Data fields like Rain and Wind can only connect online once every 5 minutes, so it will download a change to your route choice as soon as it can.
Data in the Rain and Wind Field
Note that in the free version, the weather is updated every 1 hour, and the current location is used for forecast temperature and rain. Upgrade to Premium now to enjoy the advanced predictive features!
Tips and Troubleshooting
You will, of course, need to have your Garmin connected by Bluetooth to your phone in order for the field to be able to download weather data. If the field just shows
that means the field is unable to connect and download the weather forecast data.
If the field shows
that means the field is waiting for your device to get a GPS location.
The arrow showing the wind direction is relative to your current direction of motion. In the above example, the wind is mostly a tail wind, coming from the left hand side. If you are using Rain and Wind on a watch, you should hold your watch in front of you in the normal way when reading it for the arrow to be in the right direction.
The wind speed shown is adjusted for your direction of motion to give you estimate of how much of it is behind (or against) you. In the above example, the true wind speed is probably around 4 or 4.5 mph but because it coming from the left, you are getting 3.7 mph of it behind you as a tail wind. A negative value for this number means it is a head wind rather than a tail wind.
On touchscreen watches and Edge cycling GPSes you can tap on the field to toggle between the normal display mode and a "wind-only" mode that shows just the wind arrow and wind assist speed.
Worldwide Coverage Notes
See https://darksky.net/dev/docs/sources for detailed information on their coverage. In brief, they say "The Dark Sky API is backed by a wide range of weather data sources, which are aggregated together to provide the most accurate forecast possible for a given location...Our API is global. However, due to the availability of data, some features are only supported regionally." In other words -- Rain and Wind should function correctly worldwide, although the local accuracy may vary in less populated parts of the world with less weather measurement infrastructure.