Always-on states are designed to display the time information with ultra-low power consumption. The Galaxy Watch Designer automatically generates an Always-on version of your watch face.
Because the Always-on state is set as low power mode, there is restriction to represent the color. Samsung recommends a design that uses no more than 15% of the available pixels in always-on states. If your watch faces use significantly more than that, they will be rejected. If an Always-on version of your watch face is not created, a default version will be displayed.
For more detail on designing and developing Always-on states watch face, see Watch Face States
Galaxy Watch Designer is now checking the Always-on states when it starts to build. If it uses more than 15% of the available pixels in Always-on states, build process is suspended. If it exceeds temporarily, the watch face could be build. However, the store registration can be rejected while the quality verification process or it can be canceled by the user complaints even if it is on sale.
Step 1. Create an Always-on version automatically
Click the always-on state button to generate an Always-on version of your watch face automatically.
Click 1 Turn on always-on state.
Step 2. Change the design
Galaxy Watch Designer will initially generate your always-on state automatically. You can use this in the final product, or modify it if it’s not suitable.
You can also design your own always-on watch face with a limited number of features and functions.
Step 3. Switch back to active view
Once you’re happy with your Always-on watch face, continue with the rest of your design by switching back to active mode.
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.