Update Galaxy Watch Designer

If a later version of Galaxy Watch Designer (GWD) is available, you may be prompted to update GWD after you launch it. You can update GWD now or manually update it at a later time.

To manually update (GWD, simply download the latest version and run the executable. During installation, the installer will verify that you want to remove the current version installed on your system. You cannot install more than one version of GWD on your system.

If you added the Java path to the GWD initialization file (Windows) or property list file (Mac), after an update, you must add this path to the file again. See step 4 of the Galaxy Watch Designer fails to launch section on the Install Galaxy Watch Designer page.

Updating to Galaxy Watch Designer 1.8.1

In GWD 1.8.1, new rules for digital clock language settings have been added. If you have updated to GWD 1.8.1 and are using digital clock components, you must re-select supported languages in your digital clock components:

  1. 1.

    Back up your existing projects (by default, located in /Users/<user.name>/GearWatchDesigner/workspace).

  2. 2.

    In GWD, open your project.

  3. 3.

    Select the digital watch component.

  4. 4.

    In the Properties window, go to the Type section and click Setting (next to Language).

  5. 5.

    Unselect then re-select the supported languages and click OK.

  6. 6.

    Repeat steps 3-5 for each digital watch component in your project.

  7. 7.

    Save your project.

  8. 8.

    Repeat steps 2-7 for each project that contains a digital clock component.

If you do not update your digital clock components, watch hand components may freeze or text may not display (if these components are used in the same project).

Galaxy Watch Designer fails to update

If GWD displays a window asking if you want to update to a newer version and you launch the update, sometimes the update will not complete (will remain at 0%). You will need to manually install the latest version of GWD instead. Cancel the download and go to https://developer.samsung.com/galaxy-watch/design/watch-designer to install the latest version of GWD.

Common issues after update

After an update, when you open an existing project, if text disappears, components cannot be edited, fonts are displayed incorrectly, or something is not working the way it did before the update, clear your system cache by restarting your system. If you shut down your computer, wait a couple of minutes (or the amount of time for the DRAM to lose its charge as DRAM may store cache information) before rebooting it.

If, after restarting your system, the problem persists, do the following:

  1. 1.

    Make a copy of the project with the problem.

  2. 2.

    Open the copy in GWD and start deleting components until you can identify which component is causing the problem.

  3. 3.

    Go to the Galaxy Watch Designer Forum and search to see if other developers have reported the same problem. If not, start a new thread in the forum, explaining your problem.

  4. 4.

    If the problem cannot be solved in the forum, submit a support request and include a copy of the project.