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The best Wear OS watch faces for Samsung, Mobvoi, Fossil, and more watches

From elegant to elaborate, there's a Wear OS watch face for every need.
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February 19, 2022
A Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 rests on a leather surface displaying the watch face Venom by Thema.
Kaitlyn Cimino / Android Authority

Whether you’ve recently bought a new Wear OS watch or you just want to give a facelift to an old device, there are plenty of options to fit your style. To help narrow it down, we rounded up the best Wear OS watch faces available.

The best Wear OS watch faces

What to look for in the best Wear OS watch face

Most Wear OS smartwatches come with a library of onboard watch faces, but the ability to add to them remains one of the platform’s biggest strengths. Developers are free to build their own designs, giving users a dizzying number of choices. It’s easy to imagine getting overwhelmed. 

  • Stick to what matters. If you want a data-packed design that will keep all your stats at a glance, look for an option with plenty of info fields and widgets. If you want to pare down the techy vibe, choose a classic aesthetic, like an analog clock or a muted background.
  • Explore the Google Play Store. The Google Play Store has everything from minimalist picks to over-the-top offerings, plus highly customizable templates you can DIY. You may need to shell out a few bucks for the best developers, but you’ll also find plenty for free as well. 
  • Get creative. Don’t shy away from face-building platforms that will let you create an even more unique watch face. Why settle for cookie-cutter when you can have a watch face that perfectly matches your personal style?
  • Consider your battery life. Some highly interactive watch faces may turn into a drain on your battery. Choose a face that fits in with your power usage and won’t become an inconvenience.
  • Don’t overlook your device’s onboard watch faces. Many Wear OS watches come with preinstalled options that are definitely worth feeling out. These can be rudimentary, but they are also often customizable and keep battery life in mind.

See what your device has to offer. Then, check out our picks below for watch faces that stand out above the rest.

Facer

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Facer is one of the most popular apps for custom and branded watch faces. On this platform, you can choose from thousands of premade options or create a Wear OS watch face of your own. 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. If you choose the DIY route, you can use Facer’s web-based watch face editors, which provide a basic template and instructions. 

Pujie Black

Price: $1.99

Pujie Black has been around for a long time, and it shows. Like Facer, Pujie Black is a watch face-designing platform rather than a single watch face. Functionally, it resembles widget designers found on Android phones. Pujie Black users have practically unlimited options for fonts, colors, complications, and backgrounds. You can even create your own clock hands or add in text. If you’re someone who lives for the details, the combinations are virtually endless. If you want a face that keeps the focus on fitness tracking, easily add in relevant widgets shortcuts. If you want a sleek smartwatch for wearing to the office, Pujie Black has options for you as well. For a unique watch face specified exactly to your liking, it’s well worth the $1.99 to access this editing platform. 

WatchMaker Watch Faces

Price: Free

Another solid pick for someone who values variety, WatchMaker is a DIY watch face app for users who want plenty of faces to keep things fresh. It competes directly with similar apps like Facer by offering the tools to make your own Wear OS watch faces. Additionally, you can fork out for the pro version and get access to over 20,000 community-made watch faces. It’s not as in-depth as some watch face makers, but it’s easy to use and gives users a chance to get creative and have some fun. 

Pixel Minimal Watch Face

Price: Free with in-app purchases

The highly-anticipated Pixel Watch is rumored to finally be on its way. In the meantime, this Pixel-themed watch face might just be the fix you need. Clean and modern with great functionality, the Pixel Minimal Watch Face features a battery-saving design inspired by its namesake device. If you spring for the premium version, you can also unlock the watch face’s weather display plus four widgets to better serve your frequently used features. These can highlight data points such as heart rate, step count, and more. Reconfigure widgets and customize accent colors, choose between multiple layouts, and keep the basics a tap away. 

Bubble Cloud Tile Launcher

Price: Free / $3.95

Bubble Widget and Wear Launcher bills itself as a widget and launcher for Wear OS. As it turns out, it also has an interactive watch face. The design features a  variety of shortcuts to quickly open the apps you use most frequently. It also, of course, displays the time. It’s one of the most unique Wear OS watch faces available, but, unfortunately, it doesn’t work with all Wear OS watches. Check the device compatibility list on Google Play to ensure it will work for you.

TimeFlik (Mr Time)

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Another delightfully easy editing platform, TimeFlik, (previously known as Mr Time), lets you choose from over 150 templates to handpick your watch face background, add widgets and complications, customize colors, and more. You can design your own from scratch or select a watch face made by other users from around the globe. Designs range from color blocking and static photos to animated illustrations and GIFs. Additionally, you can also become a subscriber to receive more content. For $2.99 a month, you’ll have access to all the apps premium design watch faces, receive weekly VIP-only faces, and skip out on the platform’s ads. 

LCARS 2.0

Price: $1.99

One of the best Wear OS watch faces available, LCARS 2.0 is a Star Trek inspired watch face from Little Labs, Inc.
Google Play Store

From the team behind Facer, LCARS 2.0 is just one of many awesome watch faces available from Little Labs, Inc. Built for smartwatch-wearing Trekkies, this interactive watch face integrates the time, weather, battery, and more into the familiar design of the Star Trek computer operating system. Not a fan of the series? Browse dozens of other options from Little Labs, Inc. for something more up your alley. Designs include everything from subway signs to outer space.

Thema

Price: Prices vary

thema

Thema is a developer of Wear OS watch faces on Google Play with dozens of unique options. Many are individually themed, but they all have the same basic offerings and cost structure. Once you choose a face, you’ll have access to a variety of features in its free version. You can then pay for the pro version of that face to get the total feature package. Some Thema faces (like the Jack Daniels-themed one) can be a bit tacky, but overall the designs are clean, functional, and easy to customize.

LED Watch 3000

Price: Free

Screenshots of the LED Watch 3000 from the Google Play Store highlighting the vintage vibe of the design.
Google Play Store

This isn’t the watch face for everyone. In fact, it’s not especially attractive. But if you’re ever nostalgic for the days of waking up to an LED alarm clock (only to realize you’ve already missed the school bus), this is the face for you. This watch offers a few color options as well as three clock styles, LED, LCD, and vintage LED. Each is an old-school look that won’t drain your battery.


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