- May 14, 2013
Thought it'd be cool to start a thread of everyone's favorite Watch face.
I don't know if it exist, but did you ever think about creating a watchface whose always on display is analoge and the actual activated face being digital? For me only watch faces with a very simple AoD are feasible since I do not want to waste the whole battery on a fancy display I do not currently look at
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I'm not personally a fan of blue watchfaces, or anything else with background colors other than either pure or very-near black. I just find that the OLED glow from them really looks unnatural.
Does anyone know if the two watchfaces to the left in the Samsung marketing pics below are defaults on the Galaxy Watch that can be obtained and installed on the Gear S3?
Also, in particular - those 2 watch faces seem to show the current weather/temperature... does anyone also know if that works properly without killing the battery on the Galaxy Watch, as opposed to the Gear S3? I've tried about a dozen "weather" capable watchfaces on the Gear S3, and every one of them drains the battery at about 10% per hour, instead of <1% when using any other non-weather watchface.
I'm wondering if this is just bad programming/implementation of the weather on existing watchfaces that the developers aren't aware of (possibly turning on and leaving on GPS all the time?). And if the new watch faces in the picture implement the weather feature better and don't suck the battery dry?
No pictures came through on your post btw.
Weather on watch faces is tricky. I think the battery drain is a Samsung issue actually. It pulls the data from your phone, but it updates it ALOT. Way too often IMO. I have avoided using it for that reason, but may take a look and see if I can trick it into only pulling once an hour or something.
If you had a black background watch face what would you want the colors of everything else to be?
i like the glow effect of the green one, but am really worried about the battery life if this was to be the AoD as well. Would prefer a very low battery consuming (few pixels alive on AoD) with the time still showing and the real watch face to include the appointments of your calendar.
I keep going back to the preinstalled "my day" or whatever it is called during the work day, because it's just great to have those appointments show up.
What do you think about the idea to only have an hour indicator at the border (like what some clock faces do for the second) so you can see how close your next appointment is and the rest of clock being a very simply digital clock?
Hi thereI have a question about Watchmaker for those of you using it...
Do the watch faces update themselves (their time display) either in the background, or just before the screen turns back on?
IE, with GWD watch faces, that's the case, when the screen lights up the watch face is showing the current correct time.
However with both Mr. Time and Facer, this is NOT the case. The watch faces stall at whatever time it was when the screen turned off, and when it turns back on, the incorrect time is briefly displayed, after which it abruptly jumps to the correct time. This is hugely anoying to me and I don't use either of those apps and their plethora of watch faces for that reason.
What is the case with Watchmaker - do those faces function correctly like the native Samsung GWD ones do, or do they jump the time like Mr. Time and Facer?
It does jump to the actual time when the watch goes on. But it's almost instantly happening.
Here is the shortest video I ever made
( Ignore the background voice. It's just my brother who's super happy )
Building your own face isn't that complicated with the Samsung Designer so, could make your own.