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When you buy a Samsung Gear smartwatch, it comes with a few default watch faces. While there are a couple of decent ones, most of them are plain and boring.
Thus, you should download a few high-quality watch faces to customize your watch and make it more individualized. A perfect watch face can make your smartwatch better represent who you are.
How to Install a Samsung Gear Watch Face
Installing a new watch face on your Samsung Gear watch is easy. You’ll need the Samsung Gear app on your phone to browse faces (plus it’s required to sync your phone with your watch).
Just click View More under the Featured Watch Faces section to search for any of the watch faces listed below. When you find the watch face you like, you can tap Install to install it on your phone.
Once it’s installed, just long-press on your current watch face to scroll through installed watch faces and pick the one you like.
By the way, every Samsung user should know how to use Bixby too.
G-Watch is a watch face created by Italo Sovena. It’s a sporty face with car dashboard dials to show your steps, battery level, and heart rate. You also get a date display, and shortcuts to four apps when you tap on the individual dials. The background design includes a window into the “inner gears” of the watch.
It’s an analog-only watch face that has an stylish industrial feel, ideal for anyone who is into gadgetry. Speaking of which, check out the best tech gifts for geeks if you’re shopping for a gadget fan.
2. MikhailStyle Set #1
MikhailStyle offers a line of free watch faces that are creative and functional. You have a few to choose from:
Samurai: Displays battery level, heart rate, month and day of the week dials, and a seconds dial. It also digitally displays total daily steps and a digital time display. The font has a bit of a 1920s feel to it.
Nobility: A more colorful watch face that provides time in both analog and digital format. It displays battery level, steps, current day, heart rate, and the date in digital format.
Royalty: This is definitely the classiest of the lot. It displays both battery and heart rate, plus current hour and day in analog format. The month shows as a number on top of a really cool animated gears dial.
3. MikhailStyle Set #2
MikhailStyle watch faces are so cool that they deserve two mentions in this list. If a futuristic look is what you like, then any of these are a great choice.
Pegasus Rio: This blue-themed watch face has a bit of a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory feel to it. Words are curved and both the month and battery level digital displays are angled. The time displays in both analog and digital.
Razer: This watch face is like having several in one, because you can double-tap on it to change the color theme. Like most other MikhailStyle watch faces, time is in analog and digital format. It displays steps and heart rate. Hour and weekday are analog dials. The background is steampunk-inspired, just like the many steampunk video games available.
Vortex: This is another animated watch face with a laser design that crawls across the face every few seconds. It’s a simpler setup, with time displayed in analog and digital. The top of the face shows battery level, current weekday, and date in digital format.
4. JK Speed 3D
This Samsung Gear watch face created by Yahya Alkhatib is one of the most creative free faces you’ll find in the gallery. It has a racecar dashboard theme, with glowing dials from the outer minutes ring to the inner section.
The inner section shows the date in digital format. Above it is a fuel gauge for battery life; below is a checkered flag gauge for daily steps.
From outer dial to inner dial the watch face displays:
- Month and day
- Battery life
The highlight of this watch face is that when you tilt it at any angle, it displays in a cool 3D effect. You can disable this if you don’t like it.
5. Deep Grey
Deep Grey is a beautiful yet simple watch face also designed by Italo Sovena. The name describes the face perfectly: it’s a deep gray theme with basic watch information on display.
Time is both analog and digital, while the top of the face shows total steps for the day and battery level. Around the outer edge of the watch face there are default app links to weather, calendar, health, and battery power. If you want to use the timer and stopwatch, you’ll need to install those Samsung apps to your phone as well.
If you’re the kind of person who’s always checking the weather, then this is the Samsung Gear watch face for you. It’s a stunning option that provides you with a lot of information in a small space.
The watch face displays:
- Sunrise and sunset times
- Current month and day
- Current time in digital format
- Your local weather (temperature, conditions, and humidity)
- Battery level
- 24-hour analog clock dial
- Current daylight level
You need to download weather information manually, and you’re limited to only one theme color with the basic app. The premium version lets you set an automatic weather update every few hours, and you can choose from a selection of themes.
7. Space and Sci-Fi Watch Faces
If you’re more into Samsung Gear watch faces with a sci-fi theme, there are lots to choose from.
Tron: Created by Nico Gehrke, this innovative watch face will make Tron fans smile. The watch face displays battery level, heart rate, steps, time, weekday, and date all in digital format. It’s all packed within a neat Tron theme underneath the analog watch hands.
X-wing digital: This theme by Dimitris Zafiris is perfect for fans of Star Wars (have you downloaded the best Star Wars apps?). It features an animated X-wing fighter moving around inside the crosshairs. The watch face shows digital time and date at the top, with heart rate and battery power at the bottom. There are also app links to your profile settings and alarm notifications. You can change the X-wing fighter image by double-tapping on it. It’s a simple design, but looks cool.
SamWatch Basic8: Space lovers, this is the watch for you. The watch displays steps to the left, weekday and month to the right, and digital time and battery power at the bottom. The highlight of this watch face is the moon phase displayed in both image and digital percentage at the top.
Digi-Glow 12Hr: This is one of many watch faces designed by Infinity Watchfaces. It’s a stylish, sleek design with a glowing analog dial and digital time, date, battery, steps, and heart rate display. Tap once in the center to scroll through various color and animated themes.
8. Unique Gear Watch Faces
If you’re looking for something a little different for your Samsung Gear, you can’t go wrong with any of these creative designs:
Batman black/yellow: If you want to turn heads and you’re a big Batman fan, you can’t go wrong with this watch face. It’s a simple analog face with a battery level and steps display at the bottom.
Command line: This one is for the geeks. It’s an old school MS-DOS watch face that displays the date and time, steps, battery level, and weekday. You can double-tap the face to switch between a blue or black background.
Skeleton Animated: If you like animated watch faces, this is a fun one. Behind the bone-white background, you’ll see animated inner workings of the watch spinning, along with the battery level and current month. Two animated indicators also show the current moon phase and weather.
Zelda Day: Fans of The Legend of Zelda series will love this watch face. It’s a simple, yet stunning design. The top is a digital display of the time and date, and the bottom shows a battery indicator, heart rate, and steps.
Choose Your Samsung Gear Watch Face
Choosing only one watch face to use on your Samsung Gear is tough, since there are so many amazing designs. Why not download several and then change the watch face to suit your mood?
Beyond watch faces, if you’re looking to really make use of your Samsung Gear, check out some Gear apps to make you a secret agent. You’ll be surprised just how much that watch on your wrist is capable of. And for more, take a look at these tips and tricks for your Samsung Galaxy smartwatch.