• .A

    Circular type : 360 x 360 px
    Band type : 216 x 432 px
    Rectangular type : 360 x 480 px

  • .A

    Of course. Simply save your image in [Installation Directory\res\], and it will appear as the corresponding preset.

  • .A

    Images that contain bright colors and animations use battery power more quickly.

  • .A

    You can display your digital clock or text in another language by going to Data > Language.

  • .A

    Right-click on your watch face in Preview or on a layer. Select Swap image, then upload the new one.

  • .A

    Having too many complex conditions may causes problems. Only use conditions to show or hide components. For more complicated motion designs, use animations.

  • .A

    Your design will be saved as a .gwd file in [home folder\GearWatchDesigner\workspace].

  • .A

    You can change this in Rotation properties > Rotate.
    For example, a complication showing the battery level will have a watch hand that rotates clockwise through 360°. Using the settings above will change the rotation to anti-clockwise through 180°.

    You can also customize the start and end points of a watch hand’s rotation from Preview.

    12 o’clock starting point, rotate 180 degrees clockwise          3 o’clock starting point, rotate 180 degrees clockwise         

  • .A

    You can show a variety of different information on the watch face.

    For example:
    you can show the user's heart rate as text by going to Text > Heart Rate from the Component window.
    Or select an existing text component, and go to Properties > Data > Data Sync > Heart rate.

    You can test out all the conditions you’ve added in Preview.

  • .A

    For Windows, add your .ttf file to the Resource panel by importing it or dragging and dropping the font file into the Resource panel.

    For Mac, double click the font in Finder to install it, then add it to the Resource panel.

    If you want to make a font available to all projects in the Gear Watch Designer, add it to [Installation Directory\font].

  • .A

    Moon phase position. From 0.00 ~ 27.99

    0 (-0.5 ~ 0.5) : New Moon
    0.5 ~ 6.5 : Evening Crescent
    7 (6.5 ~ 7.5): First Quarter
    7.5 ~ 13.5 : Waxing Gibbous
    14 (13.5 ~ 14.5) : Full Moon
    14.5 ~ 20.5 : Waning Gibbous
    21 (20.5 ~ 21.5) : Last Quarter
    21.5 ~ 27.5 : Morning Crescent
    28 (0) : New Moon

    Moon phase from 0 to 7

    0 : New Moon
    1 : Evening Crescent
    2: First Quarter
    3 : Waxing Gibbous
    4 : Full Moon
    5 : Waning Gibbous
    6 : Last(Third) Quarter
    7 : Morning Crescent

  • .A

    A. Creating shadows

    You can create object shadows by using Adjust Color to set the color of the original object to black, then positioning it as required.

    1. Copy and paste the original object.
    2. Use Adjust Color to set the color of the new object to black.
    3. Set the position and layer position of the new object to make it look like a shadow. (from the same position as the original object, move the new object downwards by around 7 pixels)

    B. Creating button areas

    Create transparent button areas by selecting an image, setting its opacity to 0%, then setting it as a button.

    C. Repeating conditional lines

    You can create repeating Conditional lines by copy and pasting existing Conditional line patterns. For example, you can set an image to show or hide every 30 minutes.

    1. Add the image.
    2. Set the Timeline scale to Minute.
    3. Set the properties to have the image show for the first 30 minutes, and hide for the next 30 minutes.

    4. Set the Timeline to show in scale to hours.
    5. Select the 30 minute show/hide period and copy it.
    6. Paste the period.

    *Note that excessively detailed patterns can put stress on the device and may not function properly.

    D. Adjusting the length of animations

    Let’s try tripling an animation’s duration.

    1. Load the animation object.
    2. Double click on the animation to enter edit mode.
    3. Animation layers are set to show 1 frame per 1/15 seconds by default.
    In the Set frame delay popup, set Apply all frames to delay with 3 frames (refers to image)

    4. Return to Normal mode by double clicking on any outside area.
    5. When you test out the animation, it will be 3 times longer than before.

    *Note that the animation is not actually synchronized with the watchface time.

  • .A

    Currently, the Gear Watch Designer supports the Gear S, Gear Fit2, Gear S2 and Gear S3, Gear Fit2 pro and Gear Sport.

  • .A

    Here are a few suggestions to help you identify the problem.

    1. The Gear device must be in debug mode.
    2. Bluetooth must be turned off. (Initial firmware only)
    3. Your author/distributor certification must be activated correctly.

    *Initial firmware only

    4. Your PC/Mac must be connected to the same access point as the Gear S2.
    - Make sure that the first 9 digits of the IP addresses are the same
    : e.g. PC/Mac =
    Gear S2 = 111.111.111.xxx

    5. Wake up your Gear S2 device, then scan again.
    6. Reboot the Gear S2, then scan again.

  • .A

    This is usually due to certification not being performed correctly.
    Perform the certification process again in this order:
    Distributor certification > Build > Run on device

    *Distributor certification can be performed in Menu bar > Project > Distributor Certificate
    *If you have reset or otherwise changed your device, you need to perform the distributor certification again.

  • .A

    Keep your firmware up to date to take advantage of all-new features, bug fixes, and security improvements.
    If it’s not, you may experience some problems if you try to import a new watch face.

    * Firmware updates may not be immediately available for some models and in some countries/regions.

    1. Installation may stop.

    Keep your Gear S2 turned on while the firmware installs.

    2. “Supported size is not found.” is appearing on my Gear.

    Don’t worry. Your watch face has been successfully installed.

    Press and hold the watch face, then turn the bezel left or right to see your new design.

    3. Any watch face designed and built using the Highly secure security level cannot be installed on a Gear S2 without the latest firmware.

    Highly secure watch faces are protected, meaning that the resources that make up your watch face can’t be accessed by other designers.

  • .A

    If your selected font is not supported in a particular language, then that font won't be displayed properly on your Gear.

    1. Use a Truetype font which is supported by the target languages.
    2. Set Truetype font to "Sync to Device".

    3. Select a language which supports the desired font, under Type > Language for digital clocks, and Data > Language for text.
    Note that with this method, text such as AM/PM won't be translated.

  • .A

    Please try as below.

    export JAVA_HOME=/Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home

    1. Add below line to “~/.bash_profile


    2. Add below to PATH variable.
    Or you can simply install JDK (not JRE) that will do above things automatically.

  • .A

    Watch faces with always-on pixel usage of more than 15% can not be built in GWD due to battery drain and burn-in of the Gear.

    However, if it exceeds 15% temporarily, the watch face could be built. In this case, the store registration can be rejected during the quality verification process or it can be canceled by the user complaints even if the watch face was built.

  • .A

    Sometimes, the Gear Watch Designer can’t find your Java Runtime Environment because of your operating system or because it was installed in an unusal folder.

    To solve this problem:
    1. Open GearWatchDesigner.ini in the GearWatchDesigner folder.
    2. Add the path to the javaw.exe file at the bottom of the ini file, then save the file.

    Add javaw. exe location.