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WTR Watch

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How to use the WTR Watch App on Garmin

The WTR Watch App includes many features that makes officiating Rugby matches much easier than the pencil and paper we are used to! We have put a lot of time and effort into making this app a ‘one-stop-shop’ for everything that you may need to use on and off the pitch.

This guide is for a touchscreen watch, a button-only version of the app is in production.

Getting started

When you arrive at the grounds there are a few things that you may want to change on the watch app to customise it to the match type or teams playing. Opening the app will bring you to the main page, swiping right will show the options page - the bottom right button will lead you to settings. There is a list of settings on this page that require you to scroll to view them. On the settings page you are able to select what type of game you are officiating between regular games or 7s by tapping the ‘7s Mode’ toggle - when activated, the toggle will turn green. Further down, you can select how many periods are going to be played as well as the length of each period by scrolling down and pressing ‘Periods/Length’. You can then use the '+' and '-' buttons to edit the numbers and use the physical 'Start' button to confirm. Yellow card times are similarly customisable.

You can also customise the main page of the Watch App to suit your needs from the settings page, such as the 'Use penalty view' feature. The timer can be configured to count up or down by selecting the toggle next to ‘Timer up/down’.

Settings page

Vibration reminders

As a regular reminder, you are can enable a ‘60s Pause Vibrate’ reminder that will vibrate if you have paused the timer for more than 60 seconds and then 30 seconds after that and then again in 15 seconds if you have not unpaused the timer in that time.

Pressing the physical ‘Back’ button will bring you back to the options page.

60s pause toggle


On the options page, you are able to adjust more aspects of the Watch App. 'Adjust scores' in the top right corner provides a history of scores, cards and injuries that took place during the game. You can delete an event by selecting it. In the bottom left is the injuries button, this takes you to the Injuries page where you add injuries that have resulted in players being taken off the pitch; to exit this page press the physical ‘Back’ and it brings you back to the options page. In the top left corner is the button to ‘End Half’. If you have selected a different number of periods this will be reflected in the text on the button. Once the first half has ended the timer will reset ready for the second half and the button will change to ‘End Game’.

Options page

Managing the game

Swiping left from options brings you back to the main page. To start the match, press the physical 'Start' button to start the game and the timer. To pause the timer press the 'Start' button again, and then press again to unpause. There is a smaller continuous timer above the game timer that will continue to run when the game timer is paused. To award a Try, PG, or DG, press the relevant buttons and select the outcome. The left-hand team is the Home team and the right-hand team is the Away team. When using 'Penalty view', press the 'Score' button to get to the 'Try' and 'Pg/Dg' page. If you are awarding a Try a pop-up will give 3 options: 'Conv' (conversion), 'No Conv' and 'PT' (penalty try). Selecting any of these adds the appropriate amount of points to the team and brings you back to the main page. If you are awarding a PG or DG, a pop-up will ask whether it is a Drop Goal or a Penalty Goal; selecting either option will award the corresponding points to the team and bring you back to the main page.

Main screen


To add yellow or red cards to players, you slide left from the main page. At the top of the page there is a button to switch between yellow and red cards, and below are the home and away buttons for the selected card. To add a yellow or red card, tap the button for the team that committed the offence and type in the number of the player receiving the card, after this press the green check-mark or the physical 'Start' button to confirm. You can use the red '<' button to backspace. For yellow cards, once this is confirmed they will join a list of other cards on the team and the card timer will start. You can see this list by pressing the 'View yellow cards' button. If a player receives 2 yellow cards it is automatically converted into a red card and added to their teams red card list.

Yellow cards


To view past games, scroll to the bottom of 'Settings' and select 'View past games' this will show a log of the games you have recorded.

Past games

Detailed Page View

Main Page (penalty view)

Main screen penalty view

Press the physical 'Start' button to start the timer

Press PEN to increment penalties. Press Score for the Score Screen

Score Page

Main screen

On the main page (or Score Page for penalty view), you can add scores


Conversion page

Press TRY to show the Conversion screen

Penalty goal / drop goal

Press PG/DG to add a Penalty Goal or Drop Goal

Yellow and Red Cards

Yellow cards

On the main screen, swipe right for Yellow Cards

Press the '+' to add a yellow card

When two yellow cards have been added to the same player, they convert to a red card

Red cards

Press 'Switch to Red' for Red Cards

Press the '+' to add a red card

Options Screen

Options screen

On the main screen, swipe left for the Options Screen

Press 'End Half' to end the half. The button will change to 'End Game'. This button will show the relevant option for the number of periods chosen - e.g. 'End Third' or 'End Quarter'


Adjust scores

Press 'Adjust Scores' to remove an event


Press injuries to add a serious injury (where the player has left the field)


Settings screen

On the Options Screen, press 'Settings' to customise the app

'7s Mode' changes the game to sevens, altering the gameplay options


Yellow card length

Select 'YC Length' and press + or - to adjust the length of a yellow card


Periods length configuration

Press 'Periods/Length' to choose 'Periods' or 'Length'

Press + or - to adjust the number of periods or the length of a period


Vibrations settings

In settings, scroll to the '60s Pause Vibrate' option

When the toggle is green, the watch sends a ‘paused’ reminder by vibrating at 60s after it has been paused, followed by another 30s and 15s


Toggle timer

In settings, scroll to the 'Time Up/Down' option

When the toggle is green, the main timer counts down from 40:00 to 00:00, for example. Otherwise, the main timer will count up from 00:00

Past games data

In settings, scroll to 'View past games' and select to view previous games

Up to 10 previous games can be stored. When it surpasses 10, the oldest game is deleted