Provide precise and unique control with the bezel

The bezel controls components without users obscuring the display with their hand or finger. Turning the bezel is a familiar action to users, so use that familiarity to find ways to operate the bezel for other tasks.


  • Utilize the bezel to allow precise control.

    Volume settings allow users to adjust volume. Users can navigate through categories by swiping, and adjust the volume levels precisely with the rotary action.Users control the volume with the rotary action.

  • Utilize the bezel for quick screen changes.

    The My Day watch face allows users to check upcoming Calendar, Reminder, and Alarm events using the bezel.

  • Utilize the bezel to control various functions.

Glympse shares the user’s real-time location, allows users to adjust the timer (designed after the Glympse logo), and select one of the preset messages to send to friends.Users can rotate the bezel to adjust the G-shaped timer or select a message to send

  • Create a game based on bezel utilization.

    360 pong is a one-person game that uses the bezel to control a paddle that allows the user to hit the ball in the same way as a digital ping-pong game.User can rotate the bezel to control the paddle to keep the ball within the screen.

Things to check

  • What kinds of content are complemented by rotary actions?
  • Turning the bezel clockwise increases values, and turning it counterclockwise decreases values. Does your app align with these basic interaction principles?
  • How can your app create a unique experience by incorporating rotary action?