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Creating Watch Faces

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Custom watch faces leverage a dynamic, digital canvas that can include colors, animations, and contextual information.

To see examples of watch faces, download the Wear OS by Google companion app, which enables users to select from various watch faces.

Note: We recommend using Android Studio for Wear OS development, as it provides project setup, library inclusion, and packaging conveniences. This training assumes you are using Android Studio.


Designing Watch Faces
Learn how to design a watch face that works on any Wear OS device.
Building a Watch Face Service
Learn how to respond to important events during the lifecycle of your watch face.
Drawing Watch Faces
Learn how to draw your watch face on a Wear device screen.
Watch Face Complications
Learn about watch face complications that show more than hours and minutes.
Exposing Data to Complications
Learn how to create a data provider app that supplies data to watch faces.
Adding Complications to a Watch Face
Learn how to create a watch face complication.
Creating Interactive Watch Faces
Learn how to let the user interact with your watch face.
Providing Configuration Activities
Learn how to create watch faces with configurable parameters.
Addressing Common Issues
Learn how to fix common problems when developing a watch face.
Optimizing Performance and Battery Life
Learn how to improve the frame rate of your animations and how to save power.
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