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crxssi

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I am coming from the Galaxy Watch S3 Classic to the Watch 4 Classic. I have spent many hours now searching for a decent dual analog/digital face- one with large enough digital to read, classy looking, ambient support, etc. No luck so far.

On my old watch I used a face called "OceanWatchII", although I don't remember where it came from (it was not WatchMaker or Facer, just stand-alone). Got compliments all the time. I even found a screenshot of someone else who uses it (attached). Has anyone seen something similar to this? Thanks
 

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crxssi

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I think i found it for you because i saw this and loved it!

Enjoy
Thanks, good find. I looks like he posted it about 5 days after I gave up looking for it. Yes, it is a really nice face, simple but functional, stylish and effective. It used to be free. Since then, I was able to come close with a WatchMaker face.
 

jtOttawa

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Thanks, good find. I looks like he posted it about 5 days after I gave up looking for it. Yes, it is a really nice face, simple but functional, stylish and effective. It used to be free. Since then, I was able to come close with a WatchMaker face.
What's your experience with WatchMaker crxssi? I don't want to touch Facer, as it smacks of being quasi-malware to me (battery and processor hog, ads galore). I have seen some very nice watch faces in WatchMaker premium add-ons, but I don't want any battery-draining or questionable junk on my watch - any concerns?
 

crxssi

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What's your experience with WatchMaker crxssi? I don't want to touch Facer, as it smacks of being quasi-malware to me (battery and processor hog, ads galore). I have seen some very nice watch faces in WatchMaker premium add-ons, but I don't want any battery-draining or questionable junk on my watch - any concerns?
WatchMaker is both fantastic and yet frustrating. I bought Premium a long time ago, back when I was using the Moto 360's, so I am "set". Few people want to make watch faces from scratch (me included), but want to find something nice to use or at least start with. That is where it gets a bit difficult. There are lots of WatchMaker faces, but it is hard to search to find what you want based on certain criteria and also that are not extra cost. Takes some practice and patience.

I found a free face called "Pulsar Neo" which does most everything I want (will attach screenshot). Then I edited it and added application launching on several touch areas (clicking on temp brings up weather, clicking on time brings up stopwatch, clicking on date brings up calendar), changed the time to be 12 hour (not 24 hour), removed some elements I didn't want, changed the second hand to be red, changed ticking from continuous sweep to stepping, etc. It is an extremely powerful program. If you like to tinker, it is da bomb.

Despite the tons of functionality, if you are careful with what options are enabled, I do not find it to be any more battery-draining than "native" faces are. Certainly no malware. Unlike "native" faces, WatchMaker gives you COMPLETE control over what the face does, how it acts, what features are available, etc. And you can do all that from your phone, complete with a fully-functioning, enlarged-version of the watchface, then send it to the watch.
 

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jtOttawa

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WatchMaker is both fantastic and yet frustrating. I bought Premium a long time ago, back when I was using the Moto 360's, so I am "set". Few people want to make watch faces from scratch (me included), but want to find something nice to use or at least start with. That is where it gets a bit difficult. There are lots of WatchMaker faces, but it is hard to search to find what you want based on certain criteria and also that are not extra cost. Takes some practice and patience.

I found a free face called "Pulsar Neo" which does most everything I want (will attach screenshot). Then I edited it and added application launching on several touch areas (clicking on temp brings up weather, clicking on time brings up stopwatch, clicking on date brings up calendar), changed the time to be 12 hour (not 24 hour), removed some elements I didn't want, changed the second hand to be red, changed ticking from continuous sweep to stepping, etc. It is an extremely powerful program. If you like to tinker, it is da bomb.

Despite the tons of functionality, if you are careful with what options are enabled, I do not find it to be any more battery-draining than "native" faces are. Certainly no malware. Unlike "native" faces, WatchMaker gives you COMPLETE control over what the face does, how it acts, what features are available, etc. And you can do all that from your phone, complete with a fully-functioning, enlarged-version of the watchface, then send it to the watch.
Awesome, thanks for that! 👍😊
 
WatchMaker is both fantastic and yet frustrating. I bought Premium a long time ago, back when I was using the Moto 360's, so I am "set". Few people want to make watch faces from scratch (me included), but want to find something nice to use or at least start with. That is where it gets a bit difficult. There are lots of WatchMaker faces, but it is hard to search to find what you want based on certain criteria and also that are not extra cost. Takes some practice and patience.

I found a free face called "Pulsar Neo" which does most everything I want (will attach screenshot). Then I edited it and added application launching on several touch areas (clicking on temp brings up weather, clicking on time brings up stopwatch, clicking on date brings up calendar), changed the time to be 12 hour (not 24 hour), removed some elements I didn't want, changed the second hand to be red, changed ticking from continuous sweep to stepping, etc. It is an extremely powerful program. If you like to tinker, it is da bomb.

Despite the tons of functionality, if you are careful with what options are enabled, I do not find it to be any more battery-draining than "native" faces are. Certainly no malware. Unlike "native" faces, WatchMaker gives you COMPLETE control over what the face does, how it acts, what features are available, etc. And you can do all that from your phone, complete with a fully-functioning, enlarged-version of the watchface, then send it to the watch.
I agree. WM is far and away the most powerful watch design software. It definitely drained more battery on the Tizen watches, but on GW4, the stock faces seem to drain just as much.
 

crxssi

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I agree. WM is far and away the most powerful watch design software. It definitely drained more battery on the Tizen watches, but on GW4, the stock faces seem to drain just as much.
I never used WM on my Tizen S3 watch, I only used it on WearOS watches before it. I don't think it was available for Tizen at the time, and/or wasn't stable... in any case, I was happy with the native face I found.

So when I jumped onto the GW4, which is WearOS again, and couldn't find any native watch face I wanted, I remembered WatchMaker again (oh yeah, I already paid for that and "own" it, perhaps I can just find something there that I like and if I can get close, I can just edit it to suit).

So I can't comment about battery life of WatchMaker faces on Tizen vs WearOS. But I can comment that it seems no different under WearOS3 vs. the native faces I tried for the GW4.
 

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    What's your experience with WatchMaker crxssi? I don't want to touch Facer, as it smacks of being quasi-malware to me (battery and processor hog, ads galore). I have seen some very nice watch faces in WatchMaker premium add-ons, but I don't want any battery-draining or questionable junk on my watch - any concerns?
    WatchMaker is both fantastic and yet frustrating. I bought Premium a long time ago, back when I was using the Moto 360's, so I am "set". Few people want to make watch faces from scratch (me included), but want to find something nice to use or at least start with. That is where it gets a bit difficult. There are lots of WatchMaker faces, but it is hard to search to find what you want based on certain criteria and also that are not extra cost. Takes some practice and patience.

    I found a free face called "Pulsar Neo" which does most everything I want (will attach screenshot). Then I edited it and added application launching on several touch areas (clicking on temp brings up weather, clicking on time brings up stopwatch, clicking on date brings up calendar), changed the time to be 12 hour (not 24 hour), removed some elements I didn't want, changed the second hand to be red, changed ticking from continuous sweep to stepping, etc. It is an extremely powerful program. If you like to tinker, it is da bomb.

    Despite the tons of functionality, if you are careful with what options are enabled, I do not find it to be any more battery-draining than "native" faces are. Certainly no malware. Unlike "native" faces, WatchMaker gives you COMPLETE control over what the face does, how it acts, what features are available, etc. And you can do all that from your phone, complete with a fully-functioning, enlarged-version of the watchface, then send it to the watch.
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    What's your experience with WatchMaker crxssi? I don't want to touch Facer, as it smacks of being quasi-malware to me (battery and processor hog, ads galore). I have seen some very nice watch faces in WatchMaker premium add-ons, but I don't want any battery-draining or questionable junk on my watch - any concerns?
    WatchMaker is both fantastic and yet frustrating. I bought Premium a long time ago, back when I was using the Moto 360's, so I am "set". Few people want to make watch faces from scratch (me included), but want to find something nice to use or at least start with. That is where it gets a bit difficult. There are lots of WatchMaker faces, but it is hard to search to find what you want based on certain criteria and also that are not extra cost. Takes some practice and patience.

    I found a free face called "Pulsar Neo" which does most everything I want (will attach screenshot). Then I edited it and added application launching on several touch areas (clicking on temp brings up weather, clicking on time brings up stopwatch, clicking on date brings up calendar), changed the time to be 12 hour (not 24 hour), removed some elements I didn't want, changed the second hand to be red, changed ticking from continuous sweep to stepping, etc. It is an extremely powerful program. If you like to tinker, it is da bomb.

    Despite the tons of functionality, if you are careful with what options are enabled, I do not find it to be any more battery-draining than "native" faces are. Certainly no malware. Unlike "native" faces, WatchMaker gives you COMPLETE control over what the face does, how it acts, what features are available, etc. And you can do all that from your phone, complete with a fully-functioning, enlarged-version of the watchface, then send it to the watch.
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    I think i found it for you because i saw this and loved it!

    Enjoy
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    Says not compatible with watch 4.
    For some reason a lot of watch faces say that on your phone - look it up in Google Play on your PC.
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    What's your experience with WatchMaker crxssi? I don't want to touch Facer, as it smacks of being quasi-malware to me (battery and processor hog, ads galore). I have seen some very nice watch faces in WatchMaker premium add-ons, but I don't want any battery-draining or questionable junk on my watch - any concerns?
    WatchMaker is both fantastic and yet frustrating. I bought Premium a long time ago, back when I was using the Moto 360's, so I am "set". Few people want to make watch faces from scratch (me included), but want to find something nice to use or at least start with. That is where it gets a bit difficult. There are lots of WatchMaker faces, but it is hard to search to find what you want based on certain criteria and also that are not extra cost. Takes some practice and patience.

    I found a free face called "Pulsar Neo" which does most everything I want (will attach screenshot). Then I edited it and added application launching on several touch areas (clicking on temp brings up weather, clicking on time brings up stopwatch, clicking on date brings up calendar), changed the time to be 12 hour (not 24 hour), removed some elements I didn't want, changed the second hand to be red, changed ticking from continuous sweep to stepping, etc. It is an extremely powerful program. If you like to tinker, it is da bomb.

    Despite the tons of functionality, if you are careful with what options are enabled, I do not find it to be any more battery-draining than "native" faces are. Certainly no malware. Unlike "native" faces, WatchMaker gives you COMPLETE control over what the face does, how it acts, what features are available, etc. And you can do all that from your phone, complete with a fully-functioning, enlarged-version of the watchface, then send it to the watch.
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    I think i found it for you because i saw this and loved it!

    Enjoy
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    Says not compatible with watch 4.
    For some reason a lot of watch faces say that on your phone - look it up in Google Play on your PC.