The 10 best Android ar watch faces

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 20 Jan 2015

Make your Android ar watch st out from the pack
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has finally opened the gates for developers to build customized Android ar watch faces. In the short time they’ve been available, the ay Store’s virtual shelves are already stocked with some great choices.

’ve plowed through the ay Store to find the gems that will give your watch a fresh clean visual boost. Check out our selection, let us know if there’s something else new exciting worth slapping on your wrist.

Startch
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all live under the stars, but you can’t always see them, depending on the time of day or how much artifical light surrounds you.

Even though it’s a small screen, Startch puts the key constellations other planetary bodies right on your wrist. It’s not just a rom mashup either—the map is based on your current location.

You can opt for a digital or analog watch in the foreground. As with a lot of watch faces in the ay Store, the developer promises more customization options soon, such as the ability to tweak the color scheme constellation grid.

Startch ($0.99)

jie Black
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jie Black strikes the right balance for those who want a traditional watch face, but want the customization that comes with a smartwatch.

By default the watch has a constant report of your phone watch battery, along with the current weather forecast. It’s the customization options that make it really shine, with an accompaying Android app that lets you tweak the type of analog clock hs, color schemes, size of the tickmarks, digital readout.

It also reconfigures well for when the watch face fades away during the stby mode, just displaying a faint digital time outline of the watch face.

jie Black ($1.27)

Instaather for Android ar
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Forget digging for your phone to get the latest weather forecast. Get it right on your watch.

Instaather is a good choice for weather enthusiasts or someone who may be in for some inclement weather wants frequent access to information. There are several ways to change up the face here, including turning your watch into a radar map or a forecast screen. There’s also an option to put it in a low power state of you don’t want all that weather data draining your battery.

Instaather for Android ar (Free)

ter Ripples ve tch Face
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Maybe you just want the serenity that comes from watching the water ripple as sea creatures swim by. If so, then get ter Ripples ve tch Face. There isn’t much to it beyond that, but it’s a pretty neat example of what is possible on a smartwatch.

The developer says there’s an update coming soon with additional analog digital watch face options, so this should liven things up a bit. In the meantime, enjoy the sea life.

ter Ripples ve tch Face (Free)

Retro Rocket
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Your watch face can’t always be serious. t a little fun on the front of it with Retro Rocket.

If you recognize the design, that’s intentional. The developer says it’s designed to mimic Disney’s Tomorrowl, which is why it looks like a retro take on the future.

It works on both square round watches, includes the option for a dark or light color scheme. It could use a little more customization, but it makes the list here for its clever design triggering the memories of Disneyl.

Retro Rocket ($0.99)

anets
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nt to know the position of the solar system by just glancing at your watch? Of course you do!

So get anets, you can geek out your home screen with some planetary science. You can still see the tiny planets when the watch is faded, but touch the home screen or raise your wrist for brightness to see the Copernican-style orbital patterns. Another nice touch is the comet that circles around the clock to count down the minutes.

anets tchface Android ar (Free)

Dots
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Sometimes the best things are really simple.

The smallest dot slowly rotates around the screen, ticking the time away. The hour minute dots are also positioned just as minute hour hs would be, so you can get the time with a quick glance.

This could make for a nice break from all those watch faces that offer a deluge of information. Or maybe you just prefer clean, modern design.

Either way, it’s a great-looking watch face even if it doesn’t give you a ton of extra functionality.

Dots tch Face ($0.99)

Material tch Face
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th this face, Material Design meets a digital watch. en in stby the screen goes dark with a stark, sans serif font presenting the time, date, temperature.

en the watch lights up you get a variety of color choices, with a white or dark background against bright colors. It adjusts to either round or square watch faces.

One caveat is that it’s designed for Android ar 5.0, so make sure your watch has updated to the latest version of the operating system.

Material tch Face ($1.20)

c-Man tch Face
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c-Man just never gets old. The watch face version isn’t a game, but it instead uses a clever display of the hungry creature eating his way across your screen. He works through a series of power pellets, fruit, of course the ghosts who are running away with their frantic face on.

If nothing else it’s a great conversation starter.

c-Man tch Face ($0.99)

Slate tch Face
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If you’re more excited about what Android ar can do after you swipe away the watch screen, then check out Slate tch Face.

It puts a good-looking watch on the home screen, to make your Android ar device look like, well, a watch. It has some modest customization for changing up the color scheme. It also reconfigured the design for round square watch faces.

It could use some more options for tweaking the look, but you can’t go wrong if you want something simple clean.

Slate tch Face (Free)