10 best Android Wear watch faces

by: Joe HindyMarch 21, 2016
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best Android Wear watch faces
One of the best parts of Android Wear is the ability to customize your watch face. It’s a small thing, but making it look how you want it to look adds a uniqueness that can make your watch truly yours and distinguishable from everyone else’s. There are a ton of great selections, but here are a few Android Wear watch faces that we think shine above the rest.


500px best android wear watch faces500px

[Price: Free]
For those who don’t know, 500px is a website where you can look up some stunning photography taken by people all over the world. One of its main features is the ability to take these photos and use them as backgrounds on your device. As you can imagine, an update to 500px allows you to take those same awesome photos and use them as backgrounds for your Android Wear device. The watch face itself is pretty basic but the wallpapers are certainly worth it.

Get it now on Google Play!

500px best android wear watch faces


battery watch face best Android Wear watch facesBattery Watch Face

[Price: $0.99]
Battery Watch Face is a simple, but functional watch face. It will display the time, date, and your battery percentage on the watch face which is more than enough for a lot of people. This one is a bit unique because you’ll also need Wear Battery Stats in order to really make this app work very well. The good news is that if you buy the watch face, you get the accompanying app for free which we really liked. It’s not overly amazing in terms of design, but there’s a place for “simple, yet functional” as well.

Get it now on Google Play!

battery watch face best Android Wear watch faces


facer best Android Wear watch facesFacer

[Price: $1.00]
Facer was one of the first really powerful watch face creation apps out there and it remains one of the best options for those looking to create their own Android Wear watch faces. You can download a variety of templates and then customize them or you can create your own. The app doesn’t take an overly long time to learn and there have been some utterly astounding creations that trump most other watch faces. It’s functional and (usually) beautiful. Give it a shot.

Get it now on Google Play!


Google Fit best android wear watch facesGoogle Fit

[Price: Free]
Google Fit is Google’s fitness application and that app gets a lot of use from Android Wear users. A recent update has also added in a watch face. The watch face is rather simple and it’ll show you the time and how many steps you’ve taken that day. This essentially turns your Wear watch into a Fitbit which is what a lot of people use their Wear devices for anyway. Plus, Google Fit is free and is likely already installed on your smartwatch.

Get it now on Google Play!

google fit best android wear watch faces


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instaweather best android wear watch facesInstaWeather for Android Wear

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
InstaWeather for Android Wear is one of two weather-centric Android Wear watch faces on this list. This one gives you a few options that shows you the forecast along with current conditions. It also doubles as a weather app that lets you check out radards, 24-hour forecast, and a recent update even added a Google Fit-themed weather watch face. It’s a lot of fun but do beware as it takes a minute to get this set up and running.

Get it now on Google Play!


krona sunlight best Android Wear watch facesKrona Sunlight Watchface

[Price: $1.69]
Krona Sunlight Watchface is the second wather-centric watch face on our list. This one is more for the minimal audience. The watch face relies on a black background and shows you information such as the time, current weather conditions, and some additional graphics if you so choose. You can also have it show snowfall, sunrise, sunset, rainfall, cloudiness, and of course, temperature. It’s lightweight and works quite well. Most of the elements are customizable as well.

Get it now on Google Play!

krona sunlight best Android Wear watch faces


muzei best android wear watch facesMuzei Live Wallpaper

[Price: Free]
Muzei Live Wallpaper is a fantastic live wallpaper app that displays timeless pieces of classic art right on your home screen along with some customization options. An update released last year for Muzei also added an Android Wear watch face that does essentially what the app itself does. Classic art lovers who wouldn’t mind a never ending carousel of artwork hitting their watch screen should definitely check this one out.

Get it now on Google Play!


starwatch best Android Wear watch facesStarWatch Watch Face

[Price: $0.99]
StarWatch Watch Face is a beautifully done watch face that shows you the stars. More specifically, it shows you the stars that are directly above your head as you view the time. StarWatch uses a star map that changes and updates with the time of year so that when you look at the stars on your wrist, they are identical to the ones that are above you at that moment. It’s a fun concept and the watch face isn’t half bad either.

Get it now on Google Play!

starwatch best Android Wear watch faces


station watch best Android Wear watch facesSTATION

[Price: $1.65]
STATION is a watch face by acclaimed themer Tha Phlash. It’s a highly customizable watch face that gives you quite a few options and you can end up with all kinds of combinations. That means you can make it look as sophisticated or as minimal as you want and it comes with support for most watches that are released right now. Other than its customization options, it remains a very simple, lightweight, and smooth watch face.

Get it now on Google Play!


watchmaker best Android Wear watch facesWatchMaker Premium

[Price: $3.99]
WatchMaker Premium is Facer’s biggest competitor and it’s quite powerful. Much like Facer, you can use this app to make your very own watch faces with a metric ton of features. Some of them include animated gif support, parallax effects, and access to time, weather, calendar, animations, compass, Tasker, heart rate, step counter, and many more. Whatever you need and however you want it to look, chances are you can do it with this app.

Get it now on Google Play!

watchmaker best Android Wear watch faces


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If we missed any of the best Android Wear watch faces, tell us about them in the comments! This is an update of a formerly written article, so check the comments for some suggestions from our readers! To see our complete list of best app lists, click here.

  • Cadillac E

    or……. facer

    • JosephHindy

      Facer and Watchmaker are on the list for people who are into that kind of stuff.

  • Wiggysan®

    Why mock up a 100% screen shot when the Moto360 has that small flat spot?

    Fucking dickheads must think users dont see it ……

  • Jose Azua

    Angles watch face: http://goo.gl/YZmJn7 I teamed up with the maker of minimal and elegant to build this face.

  • clubkauri

    Scuba by Zuhanden is the one I’ve stuck with longest on my G Watch R

  • steelew
  • JD Moc

    Anyone that would write such a pro android wear article has never used a Samsung, Smartwatch 2 or many other of the functional watches. Android wear is a mess. And only fanboys would herald it’s pathetic, weak features. I just don’t get it. It’s not about a watch face for gods sake. It’s about features. Being able to see legacy emails, text and photos. None of which Android wear can do.

    • JosephHindy

      Dude… What? It’s an article about Android Wear watch faces. What did you expect it to be about. Politics?

    • TDN

      If you dislike Android Wear so much, why did you read the article? You could have skipped right over it. I would have before I got my new watch.

      • JosephHindy

        Exactly, this isn’t meant for people who don’t like/own Android Wear lol. It’d be like me going to cat website (context: i hate cats) and being like “why you gotta post so many cat pictuers?! Fanboi scum!”

  • voriax

    I would like to thank you for putting into THE BEST – my face: Minimal & Elegant :-)
    If you like it, you can grab some more here: http://goo.gl/prJonY
    It would not be possible without The Android Community – THANKS!

    • JosephHindy

      I personally love the design of that one. It was very well done.

      • voriax

        I am so glad than the beauty from the simplicity got noticed and promoted :-)
        It really hit so many watches around the world!
        Thanks for so positive feedback ;-)

  • Frits Peek

    Dual 360-2 watch face for Wear is what I really like. It gives me all the info in a glance.

  • Salim

    U missed Intellicom WatchFaces

  • 360noob

    does anyone know why the moto360 (title picture) has that highlight between the X and XI. I have a moto360 and I have no idea why it highlights (seemingly) randomly.

  • Josh Babony

    Intellicom watchface is awesome, so customizable feels like the watch face is my own invention cause I designed it from scratch and many others

    • TDN

      Thank you so much for suggesting Intellicom, I use it myself.

  • nick

    Check out the Wear Time Circuit watch face. It has awesome animated flowing electrons and has many configurable settings (date & time format, position, colors, animation speed and many others) all of which can be configured directly on the watch. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nitrous.wear.watchfaces

    • JosephHindy

      I’d worry about the readability of that. It looks nice but maybe dim the non-lit circles a lot more so the time pops out better? Just a suggestion :)

      • nick

        Hi JosephHindy, Thanks for the feedback. The intensity of the circuit lines is actually one of the configurable settings, so you can adjust it to a level of your preference. Also, the photo isn’t great, the watch is much more readable in real life :)

        • JosephHindy

          I’ll take your word for it :) and check it out when I update this list! Thanks for the suggestion.

          • nick

            Thanks again :) Also, please don’t just take my word for it :)

  • LarsFromMars

    Why buy one watch face, when with Watchmaker (or facer), you can have thousands?

    • voriax

      Quality over Quantity.

  • Quinton Qharisma

    Less is More should be added to this list. …….Simple, clean, and customizable. …. After all it is a watch 1st.

  • Jon de Londres
  • Alex Shu

    Nice and useful app too:
    Calendar Wear Watch Face Pack
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=shuisky.wearcalendarclock

  • Scildrei

    If you have time, maybe you can take a look at this one: http://goo.gl/dfsDE6

  • rene66
  • Isiah

    You missed this great watch face called, “OUT” you can get it on the Google Play store at http://goo.gl/jf4Mvn

  • Isiah Davenport

    I really think my just released watch face should be in this list! Its called “Weise Watch” You can get it on Google Play Store here: http://goo.gl/8Vkmk5

  • Alexandr Slobodchikov

    Hello!
    Let me introduce my new watch face – exact copy of Jorg Gray JG6500 Secret Service Edition – the watch owned by Barack Obama.
    The watch face is customizable. You can choose a classic look or setup each additional clock to display the phone or the watch battery level.

    Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.psksoft.jorggray

  • Magic Watchface

    My watch face Ticker is as good as them too. download it here. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.magicwatchface.ticker

  • Analog Watchface

    Android wear watch faces are now the trend in the market. They have revolutionized your simple Android wear. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.crittermap.watchface.redlava

  • Paul Peck

    A Few Watch Faces I would recommend are:- Fractal Tree, Fives, News Blast, Old Skool LED, and GBTQ.

  • Hello everyone!
    Take a look my new watch face – Steps Watch Face – with weather, daily steps counter and battery level indicator.
    Download it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.meronapps.stepswatchface

    Thank you! :)

  • skssts

    For all this and more…FOR FREE…FACEREPO.COM…enjoyyyy ;)

  • skssts

    Or download Aptoide…and you will have all FREE

  • Alexandr Slobodchikov

    Hello! Please take a look at my new free watch face:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.slobodchikov.kgbwatchface
    It looks like a real KGB wristwatch produced by Soviet watch company “Vostok”.

  • Dean Dillman

    I went to buy the About Time watch Face but its no longer there!!!

  • ALi
  • Siamcybersoft Apps

    Check out “Digital Hybrid 360” It has many features with roller animated that design for Moto360.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digitalhybrid360.watchfaces

  • Alexandr Slobodchikov

    Hello! Let me introduce my new Pin-up Girl watch face:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.slobodchikov.pinupwatchface

    – Three variants of the ambient mode.
    – Numeric date indicator.
    – The compass.
    – Watch battery and phone battery indicators.
    – Local weather indicator.

  • ShivamDev

    I’ve recently released a new Watch Face : Glow, its elegant, smooth and simple. You can add it to your list : https://goo.gl/2nLixb and our G+ community at : https://goo.gl/7QcG6u , looking for your positive feedback.

  • Thomas Hemetri

    Most of my favourite watch faces are at https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=thema
    Take a look an try them, very cool design (below some of them, but there are more, with a lot of features: steps, weather, animations, unread emails & gmails, etc…)

  • Watch Face
  • Eric Welling

    I don’t know how you came up with this top 10 but…. Globally Pujie Black is the number 1 watchface and is very customizable…

  • Facy

    Could you recommend watch faces about festival like
    Thanksgiving Watch Face

  • jikai

    i like it so much! cool.Ben Watch Face

  • FEIDIE

    I personally love the design of that one. It was very well done.Thanksgiving Party

  • Khalil Kouidrat

    I don’t have an android wear device but I love the watchface my friend has “Furious Watchface”, (Rated M17+ for strong language)

  • Jim

    The title said best Android Wear watch faces. I was hoping you were including IOS users. You can’t load anything but the stock stuff if you have and iPhone UGH!