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The best Samsung Galaxy Watch faces for the Galaxy Watch 6, 5, 4, 3, and more

A fresh face is about more than good looks. These options are also full of functionality.
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Published onMarch 18, 2024

A user changes the watch face on their Samsung Galaxy Watch 4.
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Galaxy Watch 4

Your watch face is the gateway to all the tools and features of your smartwatch. It’s the easiest way to customize your experience. We round up the best faces available for Samsung Galaxy Watch 6, Galaxy Watch 5, Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 3, Active 2, and more.

The best Samsung Galaxy Watch faces

No matter which generation of Samsung smartwatch you’re wearing, we found options worth your time. For watches from the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6, 5, or 4 series, see our picks below for the best Wear OS watch faces, including some from our dedicated Galaxy Watch 6 faces list. For older devices still running Tizen, skip down to the best Tizen watch faces. Either way, follow the tips below to make the right pick.

  • Take stock: Is your watch your no-fail gym partner or a staple accessory of your office wear? Determine how you use your device most and choose the face that best serves those needs.
  • Create a toolbox: For a detail-packed face that gets right to all your top tools, try an option with plenty of complications and customization. Do you want consistent weather updates or real-time health stats? Add the info you need accessible at a glance. 
  • Select a style: Watch faces range from sporty to chic, plus everything in between. For a look that gives your device the timeless aesthetic of a traditional watch, choose a classic face. For something less formal, look for animation or graphic features. If you just want a face that will brighten your day, we have something for you, too.

The best Samsung Galaxy Watch smartwatch faces for Wear OS

A user adjusts the complications on their Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 Classic face.
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In 2021, Samsung left behind its familiar Tizen operating system for a Wear OS co-developed with Google. If your device is one of the select smartwatches running this platform, check out our picks for the best watch faces available below.

Photo Sticker: The best photo-forward Wear OS Samsung Galaxy Watch face

Price: Free

Galaxy Watch 6 Classic Photo Sticker
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In our opinion, a unique photo is the most effective way to truly personalize your Galaxy Watch. The Photo Sticker watch face lets users highlight favorite memories without overwhelming their device screen. Instead, the design keeps your photo in a select area, allowing room for complications and other details. Photo Sticker offers five layout options, each featuring four complications.

Modern Minimalist: The best simple Wear OS Samsung Galaxy Watch face

Price: Free

A Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 on a leather surface displays the watch face Modern Minimalist.
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

With an emphasis on the “watch” half of “smartwatch,” Modern Minimalist delivers a clean, classic clock face. We think it features especially well on upscale models like the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. This option is best for users looking to subdue the sportiness of their device. You can even customize the face’s accent color to match your case or band. Modern Minimalist features room for two complications, although the top spot is limited to step count or battery life. The complication at three o’clock can be a shortcut to various features, and the icons of many options will also adopt the accent color for subtlety.

Info Board: The most informative Wear OS Samsung Galaxy Watch face

Price: Free

Samsung Galaxy Wawtch 6 Classic Info Board
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Another native watch face, Info Board is the face for anyone who wants their stats at a glance. With room for five complications, the face allows plenty of space for tracking stats and data. Tapping on any of the complications will also take you to more information or actions. Users can even add sleep coaching guidance or last workout details to the center complication. 

Sleep Coaching: The best Samsung Galaxy Watch face for overnight stats

Price: Free

The Sleep Coaching watch face displays users' sleep scores and sleep guidance.
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For an even more sleep-focused option, Samsung introduced the new Sleep Coach watch face with its Galaxy Watch 6 series. At the center of the face design sits users’ personal sleep animal parked inside an analog clock. These two elements are surrounded by two rings, one of which lists recommendations from your sleep coaching program and another that shows your previous night’s sleep score. The face is informative yet simple, delivering key takeaways for users invested in their sleep monitoring journey.

Active: The best health-focused Wear OS Samsung Galaxy Watch face

Price: Free

The option titled Active includes oversized numerals and a shortcut for users to start a workout.
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Basic but still one of the best, the Active watch face features a design that stands out. Oversized numerals in a funky font leave room for just one complication. As the name suggests, this watch face is for users who want their workout a tap away. Set an exercise or choose a Samsung Health Breath, Daily Activity, or Together icon as the single complication. If you opt for an exercise, the animated athlete character will act out your activity. (If only hiking with a heavy pack were as graceful as he makes it look.) This watch face is also available to devices running Tizen.

Daily Activity Number: An activity tracking watch face 

Price: Free

Galaxy Watch 6 Classic Daily Activity Number
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Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 also ushered in another activity-focused watch face with even more functionality. With a large number made of stripes representing the hour of the day, the watch face fills in as you accomplish your activity goals. This graphic design helps users monitor their steps, active time, and calorie burn. To access further details, tap the watch face for more activity stats.

Cute Character: The best animated option

Price: Free

A Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 on a leather surface displays the watch face Cute Character.
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Starting with the disclaimer that this option is solely fun with minimal function, the Cute Character watch face is one of our favorites. It’s a very simple design with a lively cartoon fruit or vegetable replacing the three on a standard clock face. We’re partial to the carrot guy. He occasionally jumps back into the ground and then peeks out coyly, which is nothing short of adorable. Plus, there has to be some subliminal message to eat healthy behind it, and who doesn’t need that reminder? Customizations include three options for the font of the numerals and your choice of produce item. 

Facer: The best Wear OS watch face for personalization

Price: Free with in-app purchases

In addition to the preloaded watch faces available, users can shop for endless options on the Google Play Store. Facer is one of the most popular Samsung Galaxy Watch apps for custom watch faces on Wear OS. On Facer, you can choose from thousands of premade options or create a Wear OS watch face of your own. Some of Samsung’s stock watch faces aren’t the most customizable, so Facer is a good option if you want to tweak your watch face to your liking.

If you choose to download one of the available watch faces, you’ll be browsing a selection of over 15,000 watch faces. These include everything from top film and television brands to retro call-backs, as well as original looks by partnered designers. Downloading the Facer app is free, as are some of the available faces. Others will require an in-app purchase.

Venom: A feature-packed option from the Google Play Store

Price: Free with in-app purchases

A Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 rests on a leather surface displaying the watch face Venom by Thema.
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This face by Thema offers tons of functionality while still feeling neat and refined. Venom is also highly customizable. With the free version, you can choose the font color and a main and secondary color for the background’s watercolor effect. You can also change the units of measurement. Paying for premium will let you select widgets, shortcuts, and more. If you don’t love this face, there are plenty of other themes and aesthetics available from Thema as well. 

The best Samsung Galaxy Watch faces for Tizen

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If you’re wearing one of Samsung’s smartwatches running on Tizen, like the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, there are plenty of watch faces to choose from for your device as well. Browse some of our top picks for fitness, health, and style.

Digital Neon: The best easy-to-read Tizen Samsung Galaxy Watch face

Price: Free

A Galaxy Watch Active 2 screenshot of the Tizen watch face Digital Neon.

Simple and highly customizable, Digital Neon offers a straightforward look at the basics. This Samsung Galaxy Watch face is primarily filled with a digital clock but also features three small icons. These complications can be set to one of 28 different functions depending on users’ needs. You can also choose from various neon colors for a monochromatic look.

Simple Analog: The best traditional Tizen Samsung Galaxy Watch face

Price: Free

The Tizen watch face Simple Analog is a straightforward clock face with one customizable complication.

Another really basic watch face with loads of customization options, this is the face for Analog lovers. Users can choose from a light or dark background to establish the desired mood for their device. Additionally, you can increase the size of the design itself by up to five times. Finally, the right-hand complication (a heart rate icon in the image above) can be changed to 23 different features.

Fresh: The best fitness-focused Tizen Samsung Galaxy Watch face

Price: Free

A screenshot of the fitness-focused Tizen watch face Fresh.

A cool look for watch-wearing fitness buffs, this is the pick for users who don’t want to overload their watch face with visuals. Instead, Fresh replaces cornerstone clock numerals with basic fitness stats like steps and calories burned so you can check in on your stats every time you check the time. We also like the slightly three-dimensional look of the mix-toned quadrants. The one drawback is that this face can’t be customized, so it may or may not match the band on your Samsung Galaxy Watch smartwatch. 

Live Wallpaper: The best-looking Tizen Samsung Galaxy Watch face

Price: Free

Live Wallpaper offers users three calming design options, each of which are animated.

For a watch face that’s on the move as much as you are, Live Wallpaper offers less static backgrounds for your Samsung device. The effect of this option is mesmerizing in the same way as old-school screensavers. Plus, it’s somehow comfortably calm and simplistic, even with the movement. The image above shows just one of three looks for the Live wallpaper feature. While these faces are not hugely customizable, they’re very cool without any changes.

Breathe: The best Tizen option face for mindfulness

Price: Free

A screenshot of the Tizen watch face Breathe displays the animated background users can follow to center their breathing.

For an even more dedicated calming background, the Breathe watch face features a slowly pulsing graphic to which users can match their breath. This is the perfect tool for on-the-go stress relief. For more direct breath work, users can even tap the watch’s face to start the device’s breathing feature properly. And because nothing is more jarring than a heinous color scheme, you can customize the dial, hands, and pulse color of the design to a look that feels good, too.

Pixel Heart: The best Tizen option for heart rate tracking

Price: Free

A screenshot of the Tizen watch face Pixel Heart.

A bright red, pixelated heart marks a face, focusing on just what you would expect: heart rate data. In addition to the time, the face displays your current heart rate whenever you wear the device. For users concerned about their cardio performance or for those just trying to keep their heart health top of mind, it’s a very in-your-face way to do so. Unfortunately, this watch face offers no customization. But if tracking your heart rate is a priority, it’s still a solid choice.

FAQs

You can find watch faces for your device in the Samsung Galaxy Wearable app. The exact steps for adding new watch faces will differ for each device.

Customization varies from one watch face to the next. Some only allow for font or color changes, while others allow for the addition of complications. Explore the options for each face in your Samsung Wearables app.

Yes, some watch faces may negatively impact the battery life of your device. We recommend using static, stock watch faces to get the best battery life out of your watch.

A variety of free, customizable watch faces are preloaded on Samsung Galaxy Watch smartwatches. You can find additional free options available for download as well as options for purchase.

If your display flickers, has streaks, or appears pixelated, Samsung recommends restarting your device. If this doesn’t resolve the issue, see our guide to common Samsung Galaxy Watch problems for more tips.