Face Maker lets you design Android Wear watch faces from the wrist

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Face Maker is a new Android Wear app that allows you make custom watch faces for your Moto 360 2, the LG Watch Urbane and any other Google OS running smartwatch.

Now before you tell us that this is not the first app to let you do this, this is an app that does it with a difference.

Essential reading: Design and install you own Android Wear watch faces

Unlike the majority of software designed to personalise Android Wear watch faces, which require desktop or web applications to do it, Face Maker let's you create them from the smartwatch.

The app has been developed by London based design company Ustwo. If you're not familiar with the name, this is the outfit that helped design a certain iOS blockbuster game by the name of Monument Valley. Ustwo also helped to design the official Google Cardboard app and made Land's End, one of our favourite early Gear VR games. Now it's turning its attention to bringing some personality to Android Wear smartwatches.

With an emphasis on personalisation as opposed to customisation, Face Maker starts off with one of two base designs, Classic or Trio. From there you can then adjust the colours, hand, numerals with swipes and taps. According to Ustwo, there's the possibility of 2,800 designs with plans to add more in the future.

Read this: The best Android Wear watch faces

Speaking to Fast Code Design, Ustwo product designer Shaun Tollerton explained why it's making Face Maker. He mentioned the fact that the worst Android Wear watch faces are often overcrowded or not glanceable enough to find info quickly on the go.

Ustwo is not alone in thinking Android Wear watch faces need some love. Back in December last year, Google introduced a collection of fashionable Android Wear faces from the likes of Ted Baker, Mango and Nicole Miller.

Any help Android Wear can get to make its smartwatches more desirable is definitely all good with us. If you want to try out the Face Maker app, it's available on the Google Play Store now for free and you can download it here.

Source: Ustwo

Face Maker lets you design Android Wear watch faces from the wrist

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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of T3.com.

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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