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The watch bands have little pins on them, that you apply pressure to in order to remove the band. It is easy but still requires some fiddling. The watch comes with several pre loaded faces from Huawei. Nice ones. They all seem to be quite frugal. I still recommend getting the app WatchMaker Premium Watch Face app (paid) which opens up a member community of 143000 on Google+, and enough watch faces to last you a life time, even if you change watch face every day. Most all of these faces are free, and they are made by highly skilled people. Amazing quality. You can see some of what's available here watchawear.com
Huawei, the cheapest variant with silver and black leather strap. But the watch face will work on any round watch (apart from S2, watchmaker doesn't work on Tizen OS)
This is the watchface I used.
You need the get the watchmaker app to make it work.
Here you can see tons of watches that are available. Hopefully you can find the style you want there. If not, you can always make your own faces. Watchmaker Premium is what I use, which also allows the import of Facer watch faces.
I use ambient mode, which keeps the face dimly lit rather than turning it off. With ambient on and tilt to wake off, I can easily get a full day out of the battery. It's usually off the charger by 8am, and still has ~30% battery when I put it on the charger before bed.
Buy this app.
The go here and join this Google + community
It was confusing for me trying to learn the ins and outs of the Android os on my wife's phone, but once I got the watch maker app ([link]) and started browsing facerepo.com, it was pretty easy to just download the face and send it to the watch.
Obviously you do need to have an android device to pair it to, so keep that in mind. I'm using my wife's phone until A. Android wear is released for ios, or B. I can man a cheap android tablet with blue tooth.
It's odd... i can't stand android phones, but i also can't stand apple watches. Torn between two worlds.
Watchmaker. Awesome, worth every penny, and with the largest community of watch face makers. I was all into Facer until I found Watchmaker. A couple of years ago I counted 50.000 free watch faces, ranging from information dense to works of art. The graphics capabilities are simply outstanding.
These two apps should be installed. The first one is used to transfer your licence. Then the second app linked should be fully featured.
Fyi. The support email is listed in the play store details. They hide it under the heading developer email.
> I've not found a watch face I really like
I use Watchmaker. Over 50.000 watch faces, some with amazing functionality, and many with outstanding looks. In addition you can make your own, or modify existing watch faces. The best $4 spent ever.
TimeStyle Round now available to download at FaceRepo!
Quick Q: Is the watchmaker premium $3.99 or $1.99? It states "LIMITED OFFER - 50% off premium -> all features unlocked!!" on the Play Store.
Its the custom watch face I designed using WatchMaker. Here's the link if you want and customize.
If you already bought it it should be in the my apps part of your play store or here's a link
You'll need Watchmaker and then download this face for it.
I made it with watchmaker premium. Once you have the app (not sure if you need premium or not), you can get the files for this watchface from my google drive.
WatchMaker for Android Wear, combined with facerepo. The premium costs $2.99 but you can make your own watch faces with differing functionality and access to the huge website full of user created watch faces. I am a fan of Android Wear and this is the best I have found for customizing your watch.
you need watchmaker app, free version have limitations so premium is the way to go
it's better money-wise than any other android wear watchface app on store.
Buy this one; [link]
It'll be eligible for Family library. Then install watchmaker normal.. Open Premium bought and follow instructions.
Yes exactly, the co-processor will run the watch functionality in a far more frugal way, enabling constant seconds hand in stand by mode.
If running 2100 or older chip watch, WatchMaker can also be set to display the seconds hand for 2 minutes after waking the watch up from standby.
If you use Watchmaker you can set the time the watch stays awake, i e with an active screen, up to 2 minutes. The app enables you to do a whole lot more.
BTW when I run the stop watch, even on default, it displays the minutes and whole seconds continuously, with color for the first 30 seconds, then after that, in black and white. If move the watch the color comes back. The timer display doesn't freeze.
Watchmaker provides you with 136 years of watch faces if you only change once a day. In addition you can tailor any open face to your own needs, or design your own. The Google+ community has 230.000+ members (compare that to ANY of the other) and some totally amazing programmers that make incredible watch faces. Free. I've seen great watch faces, suggested changes and they've been incorporated. Free. BTW as I provided the link I saw Watchmaker is on sale for $1.99. Hardly a gamble.
Well I've been having issues with Watchmaker Premium for a while and you just prompted me to have another look. When I opened the app up it took me to a screen saying that it wasn't supported anymore and to download another Watchmaker app due to Android 2.0. This is the app it said to download [link]
Just get Watchmaker and you get access to hundreds of watch faces with this complication, or can add it to any watch face you like, or can design your own.
WatchMaker is VERY similar. It uses a different programming language, so that may take some getting used to, but the things you can do with Watchmaker are really awesome.
Just get Watchmaker and get access to 25000+ free watch faces and the largest smartwatch community on Google+ with 167 000+ members. Amazing watch faces to be had there. You can even tailor them or make your own with the app. I would not have gotten my Huawei if this app hadn't been available.
You could probably do it with WatchMaker, but it would take some time and it would be pretty difficult. Also it might be difficult to space it so the whole calendar shows on a round watch.
EDIT: See my other reply.
All the ones I use are ones I've made myself using WatchMaker. You can download some of them here if you like.
The look of the always on face is determined entirely by the watchface itself. Your best option is to pick up a more customizable one, like Watchmaker or Pujie Black. They both allow you to make the always on face just a dimmed version of the bright face.
I don't need to read it. I have 40 different models of Android phones from 10 different sellers in the room with me. And they are not the same in this regard of RAM usage. It's called "bloatware" (background processes). Power users try to remove these with root or use a Nexus device. And same goes with Windows Laptops vs Apple laptops. Apple doesn't pre-load garbage on them like Dell does...
Apple delivers a console-like fixed, predictable, hardware and graphics-driver experience. That's what most of this is really about.
On Android, most of these non-standard apps and framework changes can not be removed. And some devices have buggy GPU drivers that the vendors refuse to update. And a lot of developers are just too lazy to use C++, NDK code, when they need it (it is not new practice). Where Apple's framework doesn't use a Java-based thunking layer.
A lot of game engines are NDK code for better access to full memory. I've even seen Android Wear (watch) apps bypass Java... with much better results. For example, [link] uses NDK and takes full advantage of extra RAM.
iPhones don't support custom faces yet, and there's very few and far between iOS apps that support Android Wear, none that I know of that will face your watch for you. As an Android user, I swear by WatchMaker, but you'll have to figure it out for yourself, I'm afraid. You can try putting on the WatchMaker app on an Android phone, sending over some watch faces, then connecting it to your iPhone? I don't know if that'll keep the faces active.
Another way is by using the Watchmaker Premium app and creating the watch faces on your phone. They have a wiki at [watchmaker.haz.wiki](watchmaker.haz.wiki) with instructions and a sample project you can download and import into android studio to create the APK file for the play store. This is what I've been doing. I haven't yet got any complete, but just yesterday I started recreating an actual watch that I have for my LG G Watch. So far I've invested around 5 hours into it. I don't have time now to add any screen shots, but when I get off work I add some. To me this is a lot easier than learning Java and creating your own app.
Irl image of watch:
Can be downloaded here:
Requires watchmaker premium to use:
Here are mine:
WatchMaker, please note there's no need to pruchase any other watch face as you'll have access to more than 10.000 as is, some far more advanced advanced complications than what are available for purchase.
Google Keep which enables you to both enter and read your notes, for example for shopping or whatever. The Wear app for Keep doesn't allow you to sort them by label, yet.
Smart Wear Notification which allows you to set the use of your speaker.
Messages for Android Wear gets you messages from various message apps.
Lightr or similar app that allows you to extend the time of the backlight, i e before the watch screen goes into low energy mode. This will make the watch complications, second hands, tourbillons etc of the Watchmaker watches shine longer. It does take more out of the battery obviously.
Google Cast if you have a Chromecast as it allows your watch to serve as a remote control (pause, volume etc), and there are other remote controls for other PCs or other equipment, such as Roku, Squeezebox, or home theater Kodi. There's also an app offering control of your phone's camera, such as Pixtocam which also serves as a viewfinder.
Want to go advanced? Get joaomgcd's Tasker, and Autoapps, and Autovoice which enables you to set your own Google Voice commands.
So I've exported the watch face and uploaded it to Google Drive. So far I've made one for D.Va and Genji.
Unfortunately, to use it you will need to purchase the Premium version of the WatchMaker app. But if you have a smartwatch and a couple bucks to spare this is one of the best watch faces out there!
Then just download the export and import inside the Watchmaker app!
I haven't actually tested importing it on a new device so it is possible that you will need the assets used to create the watch face. Please let me know if the export file alone doesn't give you the same result as my image.
Google Keep, me too - that's the main reason to get the watch, for me. Go shopping without the phablet, but with the shopping list open in Keep on the watch. Next time I'm getting an LTE watch, probably to extend the autonomy.
I also use the watch to set appointments, timers, do quick calculations, all through the OK Google command. It doesn't work 100% reliably unless I restart the watch every now and then.
The other main reason to use Android Wear are the watch faces made by very skilled programmers using SmartWatchMaker Premium. There are at least 20 000 FREE watches with great design and all levels of functionality. Apart from chronographs, there are watches displaying weather for the next coming days, sunup/down, compass, tide for sailing etc. There are many styles, from sporty to dressy. Enough watches to last me a life time even if I were to change dial every day. You can also make your own, or modify existing ones.
I also use Lightr to keep the screen live longer to enjoy some of the extremely stylish watch faces with amazing graphics.
For workouts, I use Sports Gear Tracker showing pulse real time on the watch during the workout, and shows the color coded tailorable intensity levels. It's integrated with Google Fit, and saves everything to the phone.
It can be combined with Interval Timer, a simple to use app for programmable interval timing.
I also use Wear Audio Recorder recording material from the watch, which then are sent to the phone. Great interface, and tailorability. Haven't used it long enough to evaluate reliability, but so far, so good.
I also use Messages for Android Wear to tailor messages. I also use an app that is no longer available in the store, Smart Wear Notification, to tailor sound alerts. All this, and far more, can be accomplished with Tasker but it takes work. Tasker can be combined with AutoWear. For more look at the AutoWear website, and by the same developer AutoApps which serves up a series of programmed micro apps for Android Wear. The developer's offering is amazing, but not particularly transparent as in what can you accomplish with each app, and which of the other apps you'll need to accomplish what you want.
First you have to buy WatchMaker Premium then you can download and install faces from FacePro. The one I have is Division Agent 0325. WatchMaker Premium is required to use downloaded faces.
EDIT: updated link with correct face
Android Wear watches do step counting, it's just a basic accelerometer sensor already included in the watch, and the rest is software, say Google Fit or whichever is your preference. Do you want a Heart Rate Monitor? GPS to track your workout? What size is acceptable to you? What kind of looks do you want? What's your budget?
I've got a 42mm Huawei Watch, first edition. It's been excellent and the quality is very good, sapphire glass, and all. Look for deals to be found on it. Here's someone who got the gold version for only $120.
If I were in the US, and didn't need HRM, and wanted a last generation watch I'd get the $96 ZTE Quartz and just get a new strap. That's an incredible price. However, it's a 45mm watch, so it is rather large. You won't even need your phone with you for workouts as the ZTE Quartz has 3G, so you can take and make calls with it. It's got GPS as well so you can track your route. If you need HRM, spend it on a Polar H10 chest sensor, more accurate than any wrist based sensor, and works for swimming as well.
Ladies watches, add $300, for a total of $395 and get the 42mm Michael Kors Sofie, perhaps? Although I think a Huawei Watch 1 is a better alternative, because you get more screen for the same size, and probably a better price, and there are Huawei Watch versions which are bejewelled with Swarowski Zirconias, or in red gold plating plain bezel, or with a Clous de Paris patterned bezel.
Fossil Q Venture is another bejewelled smartwatch. There's also the 42mm Louis Vuitton Tambour watch.
There's also the Huawei Watch 2, a dark, sports look watch that enables you to turn off the smart capability, keeping just time and step count while allowing the watch to stay charged for a month.
There are incredibly stylish watch faces available. Get Watchmaker and for only $4 you get access to 30.000 free watch faces. For ladies versions join the Google+ Watchmaker group, look for watchmaker ajoy das, and see the beautiful ladies' watch faces he's created. Many watch faces, also the analog ones, incorporate step counters. With Watchmaker you can always add a so called complication to any watch face, which displays your step count.
You can also look at this spec sheet list for a summary of all available and expected to be launched soon Android Wear wearables. You'll see there that TAG has 39.45mm watch in the pipeline, which previously has been hinted as launching in October of this year.
BTW, let us know what you went with in the end.
I wanted to represent my favorite hero on my wrist and I figured other people would as well!
After you have the app, simply download the export file from my Google Drive and import it using the App.
So far, these watchfaces will only work with round watches because of the quoted text. But after I'm done with all of them I'll open up to square watches if people are asking for it. I'll also be open to requests for custom quotes or text if you don't like the ones I've chosen.
Thank you to /u/nykana and his website for providing some of the vectors. I also ended up redrawing many of my own vectors though since I liked a lot of the official designs more so if anyone wants my vectors I can provide them the files.
As you can see I'm not finished with every character yet but I'll be updating this post as I finish them!
I would just get Watchmaker. You can change watch face for a new one daily for the rest of your life and still not run out. There's an amazing range of great free ones. Join the Watchmaker Google+ group to find new ones, and have a look at watchawear.com, and facerepo.com.
The advantage Android Wear has over Samsung and Apple would be the Google suite of software. I'd get Google Keep. Google Maps is good to have, too. Oh, and the Google Assistant.
Do you work out? For workouts I've been using Sports Gear Tracker for several years now. It's free, and is one of few apps that continuously displays your HRM in real time, records your workout, and you can tailor your own various intensity levels. You can tailor music to your work out intensity with it, as well. It syncs between the watch and your phone when in range. In addition it syncs to Google Fit. I use Interval Timer, for workouts as well.
You might find Wear Audio Recorder useful. It records to your watch and your phone, can record in stealth mode, too, and you can set audio, as well as microphone, quality and sensitivity.
Speaking of audio, I use voice input for a whole lot, for example for hands free quick calculations for ingredients when cooking. This relies on Google Assistant.
Having Google Home on your phone will, when streaming music to a Google Chromecast Audio, turn your watch into a music remote control. Speaking of music, Spotify is nice to have, too.
Yes this is Android wear. I have a Moto 360. I download all my watch faces from [link] and this watch face is
From there I use [link] to customize the face. Finally the back ground picture is [link]
I hope that helps
I use watchmaker from the playstore.
I linked the premium version, but there is a free one to try out.
Does anyone know if [link] works with the hwatch?
WatchMaker Premium allows you to create watchfaces with elements that react to the gyro.
Pretty much just download the theme, and then import it through this app! Then you just have to select the theme on the watch.
second link should go to the App in the play store. Not the face again.
Put the gif in the face app and the face on the watch
Have you looked at WatchMaker? You can design your own watch face. You can also use an existing face as a basis, as long as it is open. Something like this, this , this, this, this , this, this or this as a starting point perhaps. If nothing else they show you that you can get extremely close to what you want. The third one has, in addition to time, steps, distance, HRM, date, weather, and battery levels for both phone and watch. The fifth one adds sunrise/sunset, omits weather. The sixth adds calories, atmospheric pressure, sunrise/sunset, wind speed, humidity, plus graphical display of weather, and a stop watch in addition to time, date, HRM, steps, distance, battery level phone and watch. The seventh one adds moon, in addition to time, am/pm, day, date, steps, distance, HRM, temperature, and battery. The seventh one has 12 or 24h time, am/pm, night/day, date, weather, atmospheric pressure, wind, humidity, dynamic sunrise/sunset both digital and analog on the outer rim, HRM, step counter, distance, stopwatch down to 1/1000 of a second, and a world map with four timezones, but battery level omitted. Could probably be added at the bottom. As long as you have WatchMaker all these watches are free.
You can use Watchface. You need the app on phone [link] and need the Watchface companion [link]. Also a small purchase price. In there you'll find tons of watchface, can customise your own etc. And yes there is pipboy 12hr version [link]
> What is a good watch face that does the basics: analog, date, battery, steps?
Just get Watchmaker and get access to 50.000+ watch faces of all kinds, or make your own. Furthermore, the so called complications make it possible for you to add steps to just about any watch face if it doesn't already have it. Here's a watch that might fulfil your requirements, and more.
What to do to make the most of it depends on your life style, which isn't specified. Not coming from a Pebble I haven't really got an idea of what options are new to you either.
I use the watch for voice entries into Google Keep. I use it for working out, with Sports Gear Tracker and with Interval Time. SGT is fully integrated with Google Fit, displays your pulse continuously with time in the background, plays music, and it's tailorable to your own heart rate zones. I use the watch with Google Assistant as a calculator, and for getting information on stuff. The watch also serves as a remote control when playing music to my sound systems.
Irl image of watch: [link]
the app is [link]
and heres my design
Here and here, to use with WatchMaker
Watchmaker and face repo is so much better. And cheaper.
I actually downloaded it through this app on the play store.
Samsung Health Steps Widget
Watchmaker PREMIUM : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=slide.watchFrenzy.premium&hl=en
KWGT-Customised : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.kustom.widget&hl=en
LineBit & MinMaCons
Samsung ONE Ui
Remove Status Bar
Remove Naigation Bar
One Hand Operation + : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.samsung.android.sidegesturepad&hl=en
Personalised On Zedge : https://www.zedge.net/wallpaper/1aecc177-578c-4711-8768-66761eede9fd
I've got 2500 or so. Watchmaker
WatchMaker Premium: :[link]
You can do this with the WatchMaker app.
Get Watchmaker which opens up the world to free watches.
Check out Watchawear for the free watch repository.
Join the Google plus Watchmaker group . Tens of thousands of free watches.
There is no need for any other watch than Watchmaker. Just check out the number of downloads on the Play store 100 000-500 000, and the amount of members on the Google+ group, 160 000 and increasing with about 1000 new members a week.
You could make a similar one pretty easily using WatchMaker.
It would be easy to replicate in Watchmaker.
Go download Watchmaker Premium. It costs like $3, but it's totally worth it for all the custom faces you'll have access to.
What part are you having trouble with? This is the app I used
There is also a free version but I'm not sure if you're allowed to download custom watches with it.
You load it into watchmaker [link]
Watchband: Stock Leather Band
Watchface: Watchmaker Premium (Hamilton Khaki ETO)
Review: Originally I had purchased the silver link/silver watch but shortly after receiving it I put on an aftermarket leather band and never took it off. After 2 weeks or so, I returned the silver/silver and purchased the leather/silver and couldnt be happier with the quality. I am really enjoying this watchface as well, it looks very clean on the watch and has a nice dimmed mode that looks glow in the dark.
Moto 360 Watch: $179.99
WatchMaker Premium: $2.99
Then get the <strong>RDAD</strong> Watch Face
Link me: watchmaker premium, facer watch face, awear coffee sms
These are the three apps that i really use.. dont really use much more..
because of facerepo.com i do not see a reason to ever purchase a watch face again.. just need watchmaker premium and facer then the possibilities are endless..
I use coffee for sending out sms using only my watch.. its been really convenient
I've started working on it, here is the progress so far: Imgur. The only thing left is to make sure the markers at 11, 1, 5, and 7 are in the right positions. Here is the .watch file if you would like to try it out. Requires Watchmaker Premium.
EDIT: I guess I should probably say that I have the LG G Watch, not sure what OP has, but it should work on a round watch face, but haven't tested it.
I installed Material the day I got my Moto 360 and haven't had any desire to switch to something else.
For black-tie, maybe something like Opulence Klassisch?
You'll need Watchmaker for both of those.
You need the Watchmaker app and then load the .watch files in there.
Why get individual watch faces on the Playstore? Just get the $4 Watchmaker and access 30,000+ for free. Check out the Watchmaker Google+ community, 230,000+ members says it all.
Not a bad list, and it contains one of my favorite apps, Keep, but I can't believe it's excluded Watchmaker which truly is the app that made me get Android Wear in the first place. Furthermore, for
working out: a great HRM app, Sport Gear Tracker, continuously displaying heart rate with a watch face in the background so time is always displayed as well, highly tailorable as to color coding the heart rates, and what limits to use, plus integrating with Google Fit.
I also use Interval Timer which really is a light simple app that enables setting intervals for workouts.
audio recording from the watch I use Wear Recorder which can record either to the watch or to the phone or to both.
travelling: I also love Norwegian Airlines Norwegian Travel Assistant app that delivers the boarding card straight to the watch (in Europe the optical reader is facing top-down, but I hear other regions would necessitate wearing the watch face inward on the wrist, as the optical readers are bottom-up).
music and streaming with full remote control: Spotify and Google Home which together makes for a great combined experience having full play, pause, previous track, next track, volume control and Spotify search right there on the wrist, while streaming to the Chromecast Audio.
This app is what I installed. I pretty much only bought it for the Red Space watchface (which you can see in the high resolution section in the app), and because I had a bunch of Google Store credit from the Rewards app, so essentially it was free...
Thing is, I've ended up using BlueStealth more, and I've just installed Future Health 24hr... they suit my aesthetic without costing anything.
EDIT: thema makes some really suit watchfaces, I'm wishlisting the Octane watch face...