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Watch Faces a Favorite Among Our Users

07/09/15 @ 08:30 AM

We now have over 300 watches faces in the Connect IQ store and they have been downloaded over 550,000 times!! These watch faces have become a favorite among the Connect IQ devices owners as you can see on Instagram #ConnectIQ

ActiFaceBlue

Watch Face: ActiFace Blue

Far and above the favorite watch so far has been the ActiFace Blue from Koulik downloaded close to 50,000 times.

Connect IQ watch faces are always on and visible, that way these watches always look like watches on your wrist even in the bright sunlight. Other smart watches turn the face off when not in use leaving them looking like a lifeless devices strapped to your wrist. This is a big differentiator for our watches because even with them on all the time users still get the weeks of battery life they love and expect from Garmin devices.

Do you have an idea for a watch face?

Here are some great resources...

There are a lot of really cool watch faces that have been submitted so far. Here are a few highlights from the store. Take a look and feel free to use these as inspiration for your own design.

Fresh watch face designs…

 

Creative ways to tell time…

 

Fresh ways to display the data available on the watch...

 

Design an analog face...

 

Design around an image...

 

Design around the numbers...

 

Design around your brand or loyalties...

 

What will you create?

As you develop your own watch face, bring your questions to the forum, and when you are done publish it to the Connect IQ Store.

Happy Coding!

Categories: Connect IQ SDK