The best Android Wear watch faces

Change up your smartwatch with one of these fun watch faces
The best Android Wear watch faces

Android Wear 2.0 may have taken its time rolling out to certain smartwatches, but thanks to Google, its partners and some third-party developers, there's plenty of faces for you to choose from when the software hits your device.

Whether you've splashed out on a new LG Watch Sport, Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 or still strapping on a Huawei Watch, there's no better time to add a dash of personalisation to your timepiece with a fresh face.

Essential reading: When will Android Wear 2.0 come to my device?

So sit back, relax, and let us guide you through the choices available, split between those faces that are updated for Android Wear 2.0 and those that aren't (yet). Each face is available in both circular and rectangular modes, unless otherwise noted.

Android Wear 2.0 compatible

Ultra

The best Android Wear watch faces

Not only does Ultra pack plenty of info on the screen of your smartwatch, it also manages to look cool and funky while doing so. Some features are locked behind a premium upgrade, but there's plenty to enjoy for free, including weather and battery widgets.

Free, Google Play

DosFace

The best Android Wear watch faces

One for the old-time geeks out there, DosFace displays the time and date in a way that'll be familiar to anyone who remembers life before Windows 3.1. Four themes are included, and while it's not the most stylish of faces, it's certainly one of the most interesting.

$0.99, Google Play

Classic Watch Face

The best Android Wear watch faces

A watch face that makes full use of the new complications widgets available in Android Wear 2.0, so you can set up customized shortcuts to go with this elegantly styled design. Get weather forecasts, step counts and more, with extra options available for a fee.

Free, Google Play

Master

The best Android Wear watch faces

Fantastic-looking and with the option to cram in plenty of data on screen, Master is for those who really want to make the most of the smart in smartwatch. As with many faces, you can upgrade to a premium version to access some additional advanced features.

Free, Google Play

Delta

The best Android Wear watch faces

Packed with intricate details and fully updated for Android Wear 2.0, Delta can be customized to show just about anything you want, from music player controls to your latest Google Fit data. Some options, including weather widgets, have to be paid for.

Free, Google Play

Skinny Love

The best Android Wear watch faces

Not a free watch face but a gorgeously well designed one, with letters, numbers and icons carefully sketched out by its creators. There are light and dark modes, as well as circular and rectangular designs, with the option to have the seconds shown as a series of dots.

$0.99, Google Play

Timr

The best Android Wear watch faces

For something a little bit different on your wrist , check out Timr, which shows the time and the date and that's about it. You can customize it to suit your own tastes, though, with a choice of 11 different main colors and three background colors to pick from.

Free, Google Play

Chronus

The best Android Wear watch faces

Those of you in the market for a smart-looking Android Wear face and some rather fine lock screen widgets would do well to check out Chronus, which brings weather and fitness information to the fore on your displays in a very well-designed set of interfaces.

Free, Google Play

Wearereal

The best Android Wear watch faces

The idea behind the 3D animated Weareal faces is to give an authentic metallic glow and reflection to your Android Wear smartwatch - and we have to say they largely succeed. There are four face styles available for free, from the upmarket to the downright wacky.

Free, Google Play

Watch Face Minimal & Elegant

The best Android Wear watch faces

You have to pay for this one, but once you do you'll receive access to thousands of different watch face options - it's an Aladdin's cave of attractive designs, from digital to analogue and back again, and they can all be customised to suit your personal preferences.

$1.59, Google Play

Pujie Black

The best Android Wear watch faces

Not just a catalog of impressive watch faces but also a watch face designer, so you get an awful lot of value out of your $2 with Pujie Black. Also has the distinction of adding complications before Android Wear did, with many different combinations possible.

$1.99, Google Play

Retro LCD Wear Watchface

The best Android Wear watch faces

We love this retro-tastic watch face, inspired by the Casio classics of the 1980s (similar to the Digital Vintage option shown above). As well as telling you the time and prompting feelings of nostalgia, it keeps you updated with the battery status of your wearable.

Free, Google Play

Android Wear 1.x compatible

Modern Times Pluto

The best Android Wear watch faces

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but we haven't seen many watch faces quite as aesthetically appealing as this one on our travels. As well as battery indicators for watch and phone, and the time and date, the face has an ambient mode you can customize.

Free, Google Play

Cronosurf Wave

The best Android Wear watch faces

If you want as much information as possible on your Android Wear screen then you can't do much better than Cronosurf Wave, which can include a countdown timer, world times, the week number, the moon phase and more on its eminently customizable display.

Free, Google Play(circular faces only)

Mustache

The best Android Wear watch faces

Just a great-looking watch face, full stop, with a choice of different color and theme combinations (some of which you have to pay for). You can see weather and fitness data right on the face itself, and tap on-screen shortcuts to jump to specific watch apps.

Free, Google Play

Star Wars

The best Android Wear watch faces

Accompanied by a fully-fledged app, this a fun one to install if you're a fan of the newest Star Wars movies. Show your loyalty to the dark or light side - or choose a droid face? You'll also be able to see the time, date, weather and Star Wars factoids on your wrist.

Free, Google Play(circular faces only)

Ustwo

The best Android Wear watch faces

This beauty has been a favorite of ours for a long time, and it's actually six faces in one - Albumen, Next, Episode, Runway, Saturn and Versus - offering everything from weather updates to appointment reminders, with a bit of abstract art thrown in for good measure.

Free, Google Play

Asics Watchface for Activity

The best Android Wear watch faces

One for the runners among you, with a simple face you can read at a glance and daily achievement ratings courtesy of Google Fit's data. Nothing amazing, we know, but wait until you get the fat man icon and see how motivated you are to get active.

Free, Google Play

InstaWeather for Android Wear

The best Android Wear watch faces

An information-heavy, weather-based app that gives you a wealth of real-time data, with satellite images so you can see when rain is expected, and some nice forecast home screens too. There's lots of fun for free, but you do have to pay for some premium features.

Free, Google Play

Kevin Tong Watch Face

The best Android Wear watch faces

American illustrator Tong has teamed up with MediaMonks to bring his mechanical creations to life on your Android Wear smartwatch. You can have male or female robots, or a mix of both, and the animations change as the day goes on to keep you interested.

Free, Google Play

More...

Check out the full Google Play selection, and if you come across one we haven't included that you think we should have done, let us know using the comments below...

Be sure to also check out our guide to the best Android Wear apps and take a look at our Android Wear hidden secret tips and tricks.


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10 Comments

  • stuarth says:

    Please look into watches and the associated use

    of "complications", not even Apple can usurp that technology.

  • Magicwatchface says:

    ugly watch face

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  • shashwat767 says:

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    A simple, effective and elegant design to go on your wrist that would work well with many different outfits! 

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    The comments have better watch faces than the article. I actually just purchased 2 from the comments and 0 from the article. Typically advertising in comments is a dick move but here it worked well. 

  • AnArtfulPenguin says:

    The LCARS looked sweet but it's no longer on the app store.

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  • Wbm says:

    woould like to see more military style faces.

  • Jiupuk says:

    Ugly. Most of them

  • BrandyWise says:

    They all look like watch faces that a 4-year old would love. Unfortunately, there is nothing for adults and Android in its 'wisdom' has taken away the actually good looking watch faces. Yuck. Feel like throwing my watch away.

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