6 Cool Watch Faces for Your Android Wear Smartwatch

Ben Stegner 18-12-2014

If you’ve read our guide to picking an Android Wear smartwatch Which Android Wear Smartwatch Is Best For You? In the market for an Android Wear smartwatch? Let's compare all the options available now and make the decision easy. Read More and have a shiny new toy on your wrist, congratulations! While Android Wear hasn’t really become a must-have yet, it has lots of cool functions that are only getting better as time goes on.


No matter which device you’re rocking — perhaps the LG G Watch (our review LG G Watch Review and Giveaway Does the LG G Watch suck or does it manage to justify its $229 price tag? Read More ) or the Moto 360, which we’ve also reviewed Motorola Moto 360 Android Wear Smartwatch Review and Giveaway The $250 Motorola Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch fuses beautiful and sleek design with functionality. Read More  — Wear allows you to set a custom watch face. The default ones are cool enough, but you go with Android because you want to customize Want to Customize Your Android Device, But Not Sure Where to Start? Android’s openness is one of its greatest strengths and makes it possible for most devices to be modified in a number of ways. Customizing your device can add new features and make it feel like... Read More , right? Let’s take a look at the coolest faces for your watch.

Secret Agent Watchface

Fans of the N64 classic Goldeneye 007 will recognize this one right away. Coming from a licensed video game that’s actually good Licensed Video Games That Were Actually Good [MUO Gaming] If there is one thing licensed games are not typically known for, it's quality. More often than not, licensed games are rushed to market to coincide with a movie or other major media release. It's... Read More , this face duplicates Bond’s watch that serves as the in-game pause menu.


In Goldeneye, the bars on the left represent the player’s health, while the right shows your body armor. This is cleverly implemented into the watch; the left bars show your phone’s remaining battery life 10 Proven and Tested Tips to Extend Battery Life on Android Suffering from poor battery life on Android? Follow these tips to get more juice out of your Android device's battery. Read More and the watch battery shows on the right. Otherwise, there’s a digital clock in the center with a faded analog display behind it, along with date display. The developer also plans to feature Google Fit integration when it’s available by showing your progress towards your step goal in the bars at the bottom.

Video game fans will obviously love this face, but even if you’re not a gamer, this is a cool choice. You can grab it on the Play Store for free.


Fallout Round

For this one, you’ll need to install the watch face manager Facer, available for $1 in the Play Store. Once it’s installed, you’ll have access to a variety of user-created faces and can even make your own. There’s even a Facer subreddit if you need some inspiration Change Your Mind: 8 Really Inspirational Websites For Your Days & Life Inspiration is not so simple. It is a higher calling. If motivation is the push, inspiration is the pull. On a gloomy day, we need big doses of both. Even little slivers of either go... Read More .


Another gaming-themed watch, this one borrows from a scene in Fallout 3, where you have a basic watch on your wrist instead of your Pip-Boy computer. It features a simple design with Vault Boy’s hands as the hands of the watch. The date is displayed in typical watch fashion, too.

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Matrix Face For Android Wear

This Matrix-themed face features the animation code from Neo’s computer screen in the movie, giving it a sharp look. It doesn’t include any information other than the time, but it’s still a cool and eye-catching option. This is a great choice for showing off your new watch to friends, and it’s the only one on this list that is animated.

The Matrix is no stranger to computer customization; it’s also available as a screensaver for Windows (as well as a WordPress theme The Top 10 Science Fiction Wordpress Themes Read More ), but it no doubt looks cooler on your wrist.


Another option from Facer, this one doesn’t reference any pop culture. Instead, it features a no-frills design with words instead of numbers. The date and current battery life are listed at the bottom, so all the info you could need is accessible to you at once.



Watch purists won’t be happy with this one, but if you’re willing to try something a bit different, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Plus, the black background means you won’t be blinded when you use your watch in the dark.

Aviator Watch Face

The most standard watch face out of the group, the Aviator watch face mimics the full-featured watches pilots relied on in the early days of flight 5 Websites On Aircrafts & The History Of Flight Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines; that wasn’t just the title of the 1965 British comedy film but also the title that should be bestowed on those fearless men who managed the modern miracle... Read More . It brings not just the time, but also a battery indicator, date and day of week dial, and the current weather and temperature. You’ll feel like a real pilot 3 Best Free Flight Simulators To Pretend You Know How To Fly For me, there are only two kinds of simulator games which actually get me interested - city management games and flight simulators. However, anyone who’s looked at getting a simulation game will have quickly discovered... Read More !



Even if you aren’t into aviation, this face still features a slick, modern look, and will be more appropriate in formal situations than some of the above. If you aren’t willing to compromise on style for your smartwatch, this is the choice for you. Aviator Watch Face is $1 on Google Play.

Rebecca Minkoff Watch Face [No Longer Available]

Featuring another classy style, this watch face is clean and doesn’t show anything more than the time. By using “studs” instead of numbers, it creates a chic look, so it’s perfect if you have a fancy band on your watch. The Minoff design is also more feminine than the others, if that’s a consideration.


Got The Time?

These six choices are far from the only offerings that Android Wear offers for telling time in style, but they’re a good sampling for everyone. Google is rolling out a big update to Android Wear which means even more watch faces will be popping up soon. For a sneak peak at some of the first, check out the new page on the Play Store devoted to watch faces.

More interested in function over form? Check out the details on how wearable technology works What Operating Systems Do Wearable Devices Run On? Wearable tech, in its many shapes and forms, changes human-machine interaction. Read More .

Which watch face is your favorite so far? If you know of one we don’t, share it with us in the comments!

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  1. Anonymous
    August 6, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    As a minimalist, still prefer the minimal design. :)

  2. effimote
    December 24, 2014 at 10:39 am

    different people like different designs smart watch .
    i like the last one design just as i found at kings buying
    website .

  3. Doc
    December 19, 2014 at 12:17 am

    "The Minoff design is also..." *Minkoff* Whoops...

    • Ben S
      December 31, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks for catching the typo! It's tougher to catch ones on proper names, as my writing program underlines them regardless of any mistakes.

  4. Jerry
    December 18, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Any recommendations for the Gear 2? It's Tizen, so a little different than these.

    • Ben S
      December 31, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      Jerry, I have't used the Gear 2, so I can't recommend any for sure. I can mention your idea to my editor to see if it would make a good article though!