Want your Wear OS smartwatch to look exactly the way you want it? If you are not convinced by the watch faces supplied as standard, you can always create your own dials: we have selected the best Android apps to achieve this.
Smartwatches connected with Wear OS come with their own faces, called watch faces. All brands include their own dials, but it’s still possible install new ones from Google Play. Not only that, there are apps that allow the creation of watch faces from the phone, also from the web. Below, we collect the best for the task.
It is a must have app if you want to make your smartwatch your own smartwatch. Facer is a very complete application, with an incalculable volume of community creations and, as we seek, it also allows us to create spheres from scratch.
It’s not really easy to do (all dial designers have difficulty), but it takes a while to play around with their “Facer Creator” software to understand how it works. Of course, creating new spheres with Facer is not done over the phone, but on the web.
You need to go to Facer Creator, choose a sphere type, and add items as you like. Once completed, and as long as you are using a Facer account, the watch face will sync with your Wear OS watch.
Facer is a free application, it contains advertisements and you can subscribe to its service premium to remove them and add additional options. You don’t need to pay to make your own watch faces
Another traditional Android app which has two basic functions: dial library with thousands of them to download (created by users) and the ability to design the watch faces from scratch. Unlike Facer, Watchmaker allows authoring from the mobile app.
Facer offers the creation of watch faces with a multitude of different designs; in addition to including customization of the background, hands or complications, for example. It includes a clock application that synchronizes the dials and is free; although you have to be premium for a lot of the sphere creation.
Watch faces – WatchMaker 100,000 faces
What started out as a few customizable watch faces has evolved into an ode to customizing watch faces on Wear OS: with Pujie Black you can create whatever you want
The application allows you to choose the type of watch, dial, you can add different complications, adjust the backgrounds, choose what happens with interactions, vary the appearance of elements or their tone… all in a neat way and, despite the fact that it involves some complexity (a lot), Pujie is the clearest and most concise when it comes to creating watch faces.
Pujie Black is an application that costs 1.99 dollars. If you want to make your own watch faces for Wear OS, this is one of the most recommended apps. And without advertising.
Face Designer Watch – Pujie Black – Wear OS
- Developer: Pujie
- Download it on: google play
- Price: $ 1.99
- Category: Customization
Minimal and elegant
Like Pujie Black, Minimal & Elegant (M&E) has gone from a unique watch face to a creator of spheres. What was originally a digital model with numbers moving horizontally now allows create any watch face you can think of. Of course, your system is somewhat complex.
Minimal & Elegant offers a basic generic dial from which any other can be generated. Although the best is find the one you like in its huge database, then customize it as you like. It can also be created, but the process is arduous.
The app is perfect for giving your smartwatch another style, the one you have chosen just for yourself. Minimal & Elegant costs 1.99 dollars. It has no ads, no in-app purchases. And it has an impressive gallery of dials.
Watch face – Minimal and stylish for Android Wear OS
Considerations to take into account
- As per usual, all faces created with apps (and those downloaded other than the watch brand) consume more battery. You have to take this into account.
- The more complications and functions you add to your dial, the more it will consume. For example, if you put a calendar, a battery indicator, different clocks on the same dial, the time …
- Always save each sphere separately in the mobile app once you start using it. If you reuse the design, you may lose the original creation.
- It is often easier to modify a ready-made sphere than to create one from scratch.. And you can get the same personalization, you just need to apply the relevant changes.