Watch Face Studio release notes


  • Release Version: 1.2.7
  • Release Date: Aug 23, 2022

Change History

  • Fixed animation lag issue.
  • Fixed description of Tag expression asin(num).
  • Fixed crash issue when attempting to build a project created in an older versions of Watch Face Studio 1.1.0.
  • Fixed value conversion error of hands component imported from gwd.
  • Fixed animation frame count error.
  • Fixed numberFormat() error of Tag function.
  • Fixed description of Tag function deg(num).

1. Project Management & Common

  • Support starred project and sort option.
  • Provide sample projects.
  • Remove new project page.
  • Add System theme mode in Preferences dialog.
  • Add Canvas circular crop option in Project Setting dialog.

2. Component

  • Add Multimedia style and Tap action.
  • Add Watch Face Canvas property.

3. Edit & Properties

  • Add new Tag expressions.
    • Functions for asin(num), acos(num), atan(num), deg(num), rad(num), pow(base, exponent)

4. Etc

  • Improve build time.
  • Fixed Digital Clock component to follow language setting in device.
  • Fixed ICON of the complication to be updated well in device.
  • Fixed Text with "Sync to Device" font setting to follow system font in device.
  • Fixed complication date and time issue to be removed after emptying the complication slot.
  • Temporarily disabled the feature that showing watch face after device boot with lock. It will be enabled again after platform upgrade.
  • Support 'multiple instances' feature for new Wear OS version.
  • Fixed preview image bug that hands component only shows up.
  • Replaced all fonts provided by Text component.
  • Fixed blank warning dialog issue after build.
  • Fixed group ordering issue.
  • Fixed jumping time issue on watch.
  • Fixed group resize issue on watch.
  • Deleted '3 digit' in the description of Tag [MON_S].
  • Removed android.permission.QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES permission.
  • Fixed tap animation lag when using multiple MASK elements on watch.
  • Update Open Source license. (SIL Open Font License)

1. Common

  • Provide Version Update notice.
  • Support Dark theme for comfortable & relaxed use.
  • Support color label in Layer.

2. Component

  • Support Mask.
  • Support Multimedia. (webp, agif, lottie)

3. Edit & Properties

  • Improve Properties. (Bitmap font, Curved text, Progressbar)
  • Improve Animation panel. (Loop times, Frame count)
  • Support Trigger for Animation and Multimedia component.
  • Support Bitmap font management in Setting.
  • Support Image Appearance for Image.
  • Support Loop, Copy, Paste in Conditional line.

4. Style

  • Support Grid view.
  • Support Reorder item.
  • Increase the number of each item.

5. Etc

  • Provide editor tutorial on Watch.
  • Update Open Source license.
  • Fixed known issue:
    • Editable complications that support various layouts, such as "Icon+Text" and "Title+Text" of Short Text Complication, display only one layout.

Known issue:

Editable complications that support various layouts, such as "Icon+Text" and "Title+Text" of Short Text Complication, display only one layout.


  • Use workspace folder to save build output.
  • Provide previously used build information in Build dialog.

2. Edit & Properties

  • Support functions in the tag expressions.
    • round(num), floor(num), ceil(num), sin(num), cos(num), tan(num), abs(num), clamp(num, min, max), numberFormat(form, num)
  • Support multiple image selection in Add component.
  • Change image max size to 2250(450*5) in Import image.
  • Updated naming rule for Style.
  • Fixed minor bugs.

3. Preview & Run

  • TAP action shows visual touch feedback.
  • Improved smoothness of sweep animation for second hand.
  • Fixed HR to be measured even in devices without body-off sensor.

4. Terms of service

  • Change the coverage of 'Watch Face' like 'for Android watch devices and Samsung mobile devices'.


  • Support APK build output for uploading watch faces to Galaxy Apps.
  • Added logic to check valid characters for a package name. Package name can contain only alphanumeric characters and the underscore.
  • Fixed crash issue when using non-ascii character for a project name.

2. Properties

  • Removed number type in Index setting.
  • Fixed undo issue on Dimension, Curved-Text in Properties.
  • Added new tag expressions.

3. Preview & Run

  • Fixed tag expression issues.
  • Fixed locale and timezone issues.
  • Fixed theme color, angle position and gyro effect issues.
  • Fixed opacity issue in ambient mode.
  • Fixed transform tag issue in a group.
  • Fixed complication data issue from watch device.
  • Fixed bitmap font issue for custom string including zero.
  • Improved for smoother animation.
  • Improved power consumption in ambient mode.
  • Fixed minor issues.
  • Initial version