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Compatibility issues

Gear Watch Designer is currently in beta. As it continues to develop, the availability of some features may change and some features may not be fully functional.
Here’s a rundown on some of the issues that you may encounter.

Compatibility issues
1. .gwd files

.gwd files created in the latest version of Gear Watch Designer can’t be opened by older ones.
.gwd files created in older versions of Gear Watch Designer can be opened by newer ones.

.gwd files

First major update
- Changed the .gwd file structure to improve security.

Second major update
- Modified the color adjustment system.
- Removed the limit on the number of image changes available.

Third major update
- Added password protection.

Fourth major update
- Redesigned the entire structure to support advanced features like weather.

Weather information may not be fully compatible with v1.3.2 or older versions.

Fifth major update
- Added Looping for conditional lines.
- Added support for Tizen 3.0.

.gwd files created in v1.5.0 or later can’t be opened by v1.4.1 or older versions.

Sixth major update
- Changed .gwd file schema to increase functionality..

.gwd files created in v1.5.2 or later can’t be opened by v1.5.1 or older versions.

2. Always-on states

High color always-on states can only be used on Gear S3 or newer devices.
If one of these watch faces is installed on a device that’s older than that, only the basic always-on state will be displayed.

Always-on states
3. Double tap

Gear Watch Designer now supports double tapping to change an image button in Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 pro, Gear S3, Gear Fit2, and Gear S2 devices whose firmware is updated to the latest software version (*********PFB or later (ex > R730XXU2DPFB)).

4. Speed and distance units

Speed and distance can be displayed in kilometers and miles in Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 pro, Gear S3, Gear Fit2, and Gear S2 devices whose firmware is updated to the latest software version (*********PFB or later (ex > R730XXU2DPFB)).

5. Language font issues

When you use a font that doesn’t support a certain language, or use a language code for a digital clock or text string that’s not supported by a font, the display will revert to Gear’s basic font. For example, when you set the language code of the digital clock to Arabic and use the Gear BreezeSans-Light font, the device will display Gear’s basic font with Arabic numbers.

This feature is available in Gear Sport, Gear Fit2 pro, Gear S3, Gear Fit2, and Gear S2 devices whose firmware is updated to the latest software version (*********PFB or later (ex > R730XXU2DPFB)).

6. In-app purchase (Trial periods)

You can set free trial periods
- with versions of Gear Watch Designer from v1.3.1.
- with Gear devices running Tizen v2.3.2.3 or later.

7. Gyro effects

You can apply Gyro effects:
- with versions of Gear Watch Designer from v1.3.1.
- with Gear devices running Tizen v2.3.2.3 or later

8. Language Settings

You can set the Languages your watch face is available in. This settings affects Gear devices running Tizen v2.3.2.3 or later.

9. Tizen 3.0 issues

- SDB Over BT application is not available for Gear devices running Tizen v3.0.
- Watch faces created in GWD v1.5.0 or older versions are not available for Gear devices running Tizen v3.0.

*To see which version of Tizen your Gear is running, go to Settings > Gear info > About device > Tizen version.