Compatibility

Galaxy Watch Designer (GWD) is currently in beta. As it continues to develop, the availability of some features may change and some features may not be fully functional. Learn about the supported Tizen OS, watches, features, and Java versions for the Galaxy Watch Designer.


Supported Tizen OS and Watches

The following table shows the GWD version with the Tizen OS and the watch types that it supports. The table also shows the factory-installed Tizen OS on the watch (on some watches, the Tizen OS may be upgraded).

Watch Type Factory-Installed
Tizen OS Version

Galaxy Watch Designer Version
1.8.x 1.7.x 1.6.x 1.5.x 1.4.x 1.3.x 1.2.1
Galaxy Watch Active2 4.0
Galaxy Watch Active 4.0
Galaxy Watch 4.0
Gear Sport 3.01

Gear S3 2.32

3

3

Gear Fit2 Pro 2.3
Gear Fit2 2.3
Gear S2 2.3
Gear S 2.2
Tizen OS Version Supported 4.0, 3.0 4.0, 3.0 4.0, 3.0, 2.3, 2.2 3.0, 2.3, 2.2 2.3, 2.2 2.3, 2.2 2.3, 2.2

1Upgradable to Tizen 4.0.0.2.

2Upgradable to Tizen 3.0 and 4.0.0.2.

3When watch is upgraded to Tizen 3.0 or higher.

Supported Features

The following table lists features of the GWD and which versions support those features. The table also lists the watches that do not support those features.

Feature Galaxy Watch Designer Version Unsupported
Watch Type

1.8.1 1.8.0 1.7.1 1.7.0 1.6.x 1.5.3, 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.5.1 1.5.0 1.4.x 1.3.2 1.3.1 1.3.0 1.2.1
Custom complications   

Gear S
Gear S2
Gear Fit2
Gear Fit2 Pro

Colored layers   

Gear S
Gear S2
Gear Fit2
Gear Fit2 Pro

Change properties for multiple components   

Gear S
Gear S2
Gear Fit2
Gear Fit2 Pro

Text formatting   

Gear S
Gear S2
Gear Fit2
Gear Fit2 Pro

Weather component actions   

Gear S
Gear S2
Gear Fit2
Gear Fit2 Pro

Component outline   

Gear S
Gear S2
Gear Fit2
Gear Fit2 Pro

Gyro effects for text and digital clock components   

Gear S
Gear S2
Gear Fit2
Gear Fit2 Pro

Run preview window   

Gear S
Gear S2
Gear Fit2
Gear Fit2 Pro

HERE Map API   

Gear S
Gear S2
Gear Fit2
Gear Fit2 Pro

Moon phase position tag   

Gear S
Gear S2
Gear Fit2
Gear Fit2 Pro

64-bit support for Windows   

N/A
Google location API   

Always-On display, low bit color   

Change watch preview image   

Tag expressions   

Gear S
Run-Time permissions   

Gear S
Gear S2
Gear Fit2
Gear Fit2 Pro

Uninstall watch faces   

Adaptable km/mile display   

Gear S
Gear S21

12- and 24-hour conditional modes   

Connect to mobile phone   

OpenWeatherMap API   

Preferences   

4K monitor support (Windows only)   

N/A
Gyro effects   

Gear S
Free trial period   

Gear S
Import PSD files   

Group layers   

Lock project files   

Always-On display, high color   

Gear S2
Gear S22

Language fonts   

Gear S
Gear S21

Language settings   

Gear S
Double-Tap to change background image   

Gear S
Gear S21

1.8.1 1.8.0 1.7.1 1.7.0 1.6.x 1.5.3, 1.5.4 1.5.2 1.5.1 1.5.0 1.4.x 1.3.2 1.3.1 1.3.0 1.2.1

1Supported if the firmware has been updated to version *********PFB or later.

2These watches will display the basic always-on watch face if a high color AOD is configured.

For more information, see What's New and the Release Note .

Required Java Versions

The version of Java required by the Galaxy Watch Designer (GWD) depends on the version of GWD you are installing and your operating system. GWD 1.6.2 or earlier for Windows supports only 32-bit versions of Java (version 8). GWD 1.7.x for Windows and GWD 1.6.x for Mac supports 64-bit Java (version 8 or 11).

GWD Version Operating System Java SE Version1

8 11
32-bit (x86) 64-bit (x64)
1.7.x and later Windows 32-bit2

Windows 64-bit 3

Mac 4

1.6.x Windows 32-bit 3

Windows 64-bit 3

Mac 4

1.5.x and earlier Windows 32-bit Older versions of GWD may require a specific version of Java. Please contact support for more information.

Windows 64-bit
Mac

1Download Java SE from Oracle Software Downloads.

2GWD 1.7.x and later do not support a 32-bit OS.

3For Windows systems using Java 8, download the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

4For Macs using Java 8, download the Java Development Kit (JDK).