Keep on-screen text simple, clear, and informal. Users should be able to navigate your app quickly without having to read long passages of explanatory text.
Ask yourself what the purpose of a message is and what information you need to convey.
Remove non-essential words.
Don’t state the obvious..
Don't include a message that overlaps with a visual cue.
For example, you don't need to state "Swipe right" or "Swipe left" when visual cues on the screen suggest the action clearly.
Use the active voice whenever possible to save space and make messages easier to understand. Avoid using negative words or expressions that blame the user. Use positive expressions that promote the watch as a capable, reliable, and powerful device.
- Do not use “Sorry,” "Please," or "Thanks.
Use sentence capitalization in buttons, headers, and menu options.
Use the following terms when referring to a specific device/state, or indicating results/progress.
Don't include a message that overlaps with a visual cue
Always use phone to refer to the smartphone that the user's device syncs with and connects to, instead of smartphone or Samsung Galaxy.
No data search results
When a search doesn't find any results, use "No (item names) found." If the search could cover a wide range of things, then use "No results found."
Use the following abbreviations in watch apps.
|Application||App||Kilometer, centimeter, mile||km, cm, mi|
|SIM card||SIM||Minutes, hours, seconds||min, hr, sec|
|Days of the week||Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun||Currencies||ISO currency code|
Date and Time
Use the styles shown below when displaying times and dates.
(for date of birth,
|Max. Day: It depends on the month.|
|Day||1||28 ~ 31|
|Year||1900||2050||Year: The indicator is reset every 100 years. (It can be stopped according to app’s limitation.)|
|Time||Hour||1||12||Current Time||Can be customized to show seconds.|