Getting Started ENKRCN

1. Install the GWD

Download the latest version of the Galaxy Watch Designer, then execute the installation file.

* The Galaxy Watch Designer requires JRE v1.8 or later. You can get the most up-to-date version of JRE from
* Make sure that there are no special characters in the installation path (e.g. #, !, @).

Step 1. Download the Galaxy Watch Designer

Step 2. Execute the installation file

Step 3. Start the Galaxy Watch Designer

2. Start a project

Start designing your watch face immediately from a range of templates.


A. Samples
Access a wide range of templates and predesigned watch faces that you can use as a starting point for your own creations.

B. Recents
Open the current or completed projects you have worked on.

C. New
Start with a blank canvas and let your imagination run wild.

3. Get a certificate

To become a watch face designer, you’ll need two certificates. Both certifications can be completed through the Galaxy Watch Designer.

* You will need a Samsung account ID to get an author and distributor certificate.

A. Author certificate
Used to upload your watch face to the store.


Keep your author certification file handy, as you can’t edit any watch faces uploaded to the store.

B. Distributor certificate
Used for testing your watch face on a watch device.

3. Get a certificate – Author certificate

Generate your author certificate when you first launch the Galaxy Watch Designer or from Projects in the menu bar.
Follow these simple steps:

Step 1. Generate a certificate
For first time users, select Generate a new certificate. If you already have one, select I already have a Tizen Author certificate. Then, upload your certificate file and enter your password.

Step 2. Provide your info
Enter your personal details.

Step 3. Log in
You’ll need a Samsung account ID to log in. Create one if you haven't already.

Step 4. Certification
Receive your author certificate.

4. Get a certificate – Distributor certificate

Connecting an uncertified device for testing will cause a Distributor certificate dialog window to appear. Generate your distributor certificate by following these steps:

Step 1. Connect your watch to Galaxy Watch Designer
Connect watch to your computer (Wi-Fi only).
Visit Connect to GWD for more information about how to connect your watch to Galaxy Watch Designer.

Step 2. Log in
Once connected, the device ID will be shown on the screen. Enter your Samsung account ID and password, then click log in.

Step 3. Certification
Receive your distributor certificate.