28 July 2015

Top Ten Free Android Wear Watch Faces

I've recently got myself an Android Wear Watch. It’s actually an Asus ZenWatch and thus far I’ve really enjoyed it. In using it I'm constantly on the lookout for new and attractive watch faces. There are hundreds of different watch faces out there and developers build more every day. I myself have created a few watch faces and am looking forward to launching a new digital watch face soon. I thought I’d do a list of my favourite free watch faces.

I’ll specify that the following list of free watch faces are almost all digital. Yes I’m one of those people who own a digital watch. I dislike analogue watches and always will.

Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.
- Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy)

Here is a list of the top ten free watch faces I’ve found so far:

  1. Weather Watch face
    This is a really beautiful watch face. Granted it’s “fremium”, you can install it for free and then pay for more features, but the basic model is really great.
  2. LED Clock
    Very simple, very elegant, I really like this watch face. Just LED numbers, nothing else.
  3. Word Clock
    I love this watch face, whoever thought of this is a genious. I wish I’d come up with the idea. It shows the time as words, which is really fun. No date and no battery info.
  4. Binary
    The ultimate geek watch face. Time displayed in highlighted circles representing 8,4,2,1 for the hour and so on. Really clever. Date in the background can be a bit hard to decipher and day of the week is missing.
  5. Matrix
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.dheera.wearfacematrix&hl=en Probably not great for battery and becomes a little annoying. Still a really fun idea. Doesn’t display any date or battery levels.
  6. Space and Time
    Colourful and fun, these things please me.
  7. Vigor Watch Face
    Comes free with either Google Wear or Asus, either way it’s a lovely little watch face. Ties nicely into the numbers of steps you’ve done in a day.Lacks the month and year, but I should really know that shouldn’t I?
  8. QWF
    This is a really lovely little watch face. Super simple, super pretty. It lacks a day of the week and some of the information the others have, but that’s excusable.
  9. Un Petit Monde
    No options, battery and limited date display, but a fun design with a relaxing background effect.
  10. Simple Watch Face
    Does exactly what it says on the tin. A nice simple watch face with good colours and a good idea for a theme. No 24 hour, no date, no battery.