If you’re the owner of a Samsung Galaxy smartwatch, you can quickly customize your device with some very smart, fun and stylish watch faces.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic, which run on Google’s Wear OS, has its own sizeable collection of faces and now also has access to the Google Play Store to access even more.
That’s not to say the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 have been left out in the cold (yet). The Tizen-based smartwatches will still be supported for a few more years and you can still find some great watch faces for them too via the Samsung Galaxy Store.
The good news is that there are now some really good options worth hunting out in that storefront. If you own the Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 3 or the Watch Active 2, you now also get support for animated watch faces to help bring that screen to life too.
We’ve spent a fair amount of time with all of Samsung’s current crop of smartwatches including the Wear OS-toting one, which means we’ve also done our own trawling of the Galaxy Store and the Google Play Store to find our favourite faces.
These are the ones that didn’t get deleted on our Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 3 and Watch Active 2.
Best Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 faces
E-Look Watch Face
An animated option for Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic owners, this digial face fits in 8 data fields onto the screen letting you see information like temperature, daily step count and even phone and battery life along with the date and time. It sounds like it’s squeezing a lot in, but it actually does a very good job of giving you lots of data to glance and still offer a sleek look. It also offers an always-on display mode too if you’ve got that screen on 24/7.
Pixel Minimal Watch Face
If you want to add a more Google feel to your Samsung smartwatch, this is currently one of the best watch faces to do it. You can display simple details like the time, date and temperature, with a premium mode letting you add additional widgets to show off data like real-time heart rate and battery status. If you like a more uncluttered face look and something that screams Wear OS, this is the one for you.
G-Over Watch Face
Offering a mix of analogue and digital looks, this is another watch face that will let you glance at the time one side and keep a close eye on step counts and whether you need to grab a jacket before heading outside. You can adjust colours, there’s 8 data fields and it works with Wear OS complications too to make it one of our current faves.
Analog Watch Face
If you like your faces customizable, that’s what this analogue-style watch face promises. You can stick to just showing off the time or add in custom complications, customise all parts of the watch face and it supports hidden complications when in ambient mode.
This is definitely one of the sleekest faces we’ve spied in the Google Play Store that’s a really good fit on Samsung’s latest smartwatch. It displays time in both digital and analogue and hosts multiple complication spots that you can configure where they live on the face. You can adjust the look of the watch face color and the font style on the digital watch display. It also works with background complications and while is best optimised for square devices, worked fine on our round Galaxy Watch 4.
If you love watch faces and you’ve got a Galaxy Watch 4, Facer is your best friend and it’s already got some pretty slick faces for Samsung’s Wear OS smartwatch. This Facer Premium option puts that time at a slant but still offers space to show off additional stats like step counts and heart rate data.
Another Facer Premium option, we’re big fans of its highly stylised look that puts the time and date front and centre using a mix of guages and complications to show off your additional smartwatch stats. You can customize colors, whether to display time in 12/24 hour modes and choose between metric and imperial measurements too.
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It has Simply in the name, but it’s far from a simple watch face to look at. It crams in a lot and it shouldn’t work, but it still manages to make checking in on the weather, step counts, battery life or checking the date nice and easy to do. You’ll need to have a Facer Premium subscription to grab it, but it’s one worth having in your watch face tray.
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If you like your watch faces with a big splash of color, we think you’re going to have a lot of time for this watch face. It’s a free digital face option from Facer that can show off battery status, daily step counts and heart rate data. You can change the time format but you can’t change the colors. Though the chosen shades are bright and brash in the best kind of way.
Apart from loving the name of this face, this Facer freebie displays the ime in analog and digital looks and lets show off battery status, daily step count progress, the weather and real-time heart rate data. It works in both always-on and dim watch modes and is a data-rich option that crucially, looks the part too.
Best Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Watch Active 2 faces
If you’re yearning for that Samsung phone feel on your Samsung smartwatch, this is what this watch face is all about. It pulls in those familiar app icons that offer shortcuts to your most used features and frees up ample room to show off time, date and discreetly show off current battery status. It won’t sap that watch battery and there’s even an ambient mode to revert to a simpler watch face look too.
A watch freebie from the Samsung Galaxy Store, this face spreads your data around the screen with a big spot saved for the time and supporting 4 app shortcuts in total. It can also display heart rate, battery status, and step counts. You can tinker with the main color here too, but we are definite fans of the green on black case look on the Galaxy Watch 3.
The My Day watch face made its debut on the first Samsung Galaxy Watch and we’re glad to see it’s stuck around for the new watches too.
As you might have already deduced, this one gives you a glanceable look at â drumroll, please â your day. It syncs with your calendar to give you a tab for when you’re getting close to events, and clicking it pops open the details in a mini-screen.
Since this is a Samsung-own face, there’s also room to customise. If you hold down the face, you’ll be given the option to change the style of the hands, as well as mute/unmute toggling for the ticking sound.
This is absolutely one of our favourite Samsung watch faces and it’s one for Galaxy Watch 3 owners.
Surprise, surprise, it’s all about the weather displaying the chance of rain and uses small weather icons to display forecasts by the hour.
Best of all, the real-time weather conditions form the backdrop for the face. So if it’s cloudy, moving clouds appear or you’ll see water droplets when it starts to pour with rain.
It’s a bit of a battery hog, but if you can live with that, it’s a great watch face addition to Samsung’s collection.
This is one that sticks out from our time with the first Galaxy Watch and one we enjoy rocking on the Active 2.
Found under the Classic category, Tomcat is an analogue-style face that matches a black watch face with orange hands that offers a really nice, clean look.
There’s room for three widgets to show off data like battery status, step counts and the weather. It’s one of the nicest analogue faces that looks the part on Samsung’s smaller smartwatch.
Simplicity digital 10 bettle
Another one for the Watch Active 2, this one used to be a paid for watch face, so it’s nice to see it’s recently gone free.
The black font on sky blue keeps things really simple showing off information like the date, time, step counts and heart rate data. It’s not one you can customise yourself, but it does manage to cram in a lot of data when you accept to share your sensor data.
If you’re looking for digital face option and one that’s a good match for the blue Active Watch 2, this is one of our faves.
The Galaxy Watch 3 is designed to be a dressier Samsung watch with its leather band and high grade watch case. Samsung includes a range of analogue faces and Acentric is the one that stands out for us.
It’s a face that includes multiple sub-dials that can show off information like battery status and step counts a bit like you’d find on a hybrid smartwatch. You also have the ability to customise those dials to display additional information like the weather, heart rate and displaying time from another time zone.
Sometimes the simplest watch faces are the best faces and that’s definitely how we feel about Color Pie.
Available for free in the Galaxy Store, it puts the time front and centre with the second hand replaced with a moving line of color that changes hue every time it hits 12.
There’s no room to customize, though that would ultimately defeat the purpose of what is an attractive, minimalist watch face option.
Friss 44 Core
One for Galaxy Watch 3 owners only, it’s one that you need to see live to get a sense of its trippy look. It’s one of the best animated watch faces we’ve found and if you’re worried about that animated look hitting the battery hard, there’s also an eco mode that adjusts the look. It’ll still gives you a big hit of additional data including steps and heart rate and will also support reminders to make sure you keep moving during the day.
Matveyan Digital watch
This feels like a digital watch that shouldn’t work as it tries to cram in a lot around the edge of the screen, but it surprisingly works well. The splash of colour in the centre gives it a nice, stylish look, and you can quickly access contacts, messages and music features without jumping into the main app screen. You can adjust the colors used and there’s also an always-on display mode if you want to stare at it 24/7.
Jibber Jab stripe face
There’s a lot of quite fun, cartoon-style watch faces available, and this is the one we’ve found that makes great use of that vibrant AMOLED display and can still make it easier to absorb your info at a glance. You can adjust shortcuts by simply tapping on the screen and adjust background colors if you fancy going for a darker, black and white look that also looks great too.
This is a big digital-love in that goes big on stats you can view and making sure the time is front and centre.
It finds room to show off battery, step counts, calorie burn and heart rate, which all sit and above and below the time. There’s also a very small floating ball that floats around the edge of the screen if you want a nicer way to count down the minutes.
You can’t tinker with the font color unfortunately, but we kind of like how that electric neon blue looks on the black watch face. If you do a search, you should be able to find it in more colors too.
BoSSWatch Yin Yang
Mixing an analogue watch face with an LCD one, this face feels like a bit of throwback to retro watches.
It nicely embraces that yin yang design to show off battery, heart rate, step counts, data and time without making things feel too overcrowded.
It’s a good example of a Samsung watch face that merges analogue and digital looks in a really attractive way.
Fresh is a mash-up of analogue and digital elements that come together that uses the heart rate icon as your second watch hand as it streams past widgets that display the date, step counts, elevation and calorie burn.
The contrasting minute and hour hands also look great and it’s one of the more stylish face options you can find in the Galaxy Store.
There’s plenty of watch faces that put your fitness stats front and centre and this one that appears on the Watch Active 2 and the Watch 3 is one of the best at doing it.
The icons are nice and big, the color is great and it comfortably looks the part on both of Samsung’s new watches.
Step Challenge 2
Samsung offers some of the most rewarding and motivating fitness tracker features you can find on a smartwatch and this watch face is designed to play nicely with one of those key features.
If you are planning to take on a fellow Samsung smartwatch owner in a challenge to see who can rack up the most steps, this face is able to display progress against your competition.
So you can quickly find out if you’re comfortably ahead of need to step up your step game.
Earth our home
Another face that takes advantage of the new live faces support on the Galaxy Watch 3, this simple face displays the time and our planet slowly spinning on its axis.
It’s just a really lovely option to look at and also there’s also something quite calming seeing the world spinning. This is another one to hunt out in the Galaxy Store.
Under the sea
No, this isn’t paying homage to Sebastian the crab. Instead it’s giving you that feeling of having a fish tank on your smartwatch.
Along with displaying the time, it can will also show off battery status, daily step counts and heart rate all while a trio of fish gently bob up and down on the display.
This is one you’ll find swimming around in Samsung’s Galaxy Store.
Taking full advantage of one of the best smartwatch screens in the business, London’s night drops that city skyline onto your watch face, while making room for additional widgets and of course the time up in the sky.
It’s a really good example of how to fit in those data widgets without breaking up the great imagery used as the face’s backdrop.
It’s a slight shame you can’t tinker with the colors, but we can deal with Big Ben and London Eye dressed up in pastel purple.
Surfing On Beach
If you’re looking for watch faces outside of the ones lurking inside of Samsung’s store, you’ll find plenty of good ones inside of the Facer app, where you can also make your own faces as well. It’s an app that’s available for both Samsung and non-Samsung phones as well.
This surf-themed one offers great colours and does a really nice job of discreetly adding in details like date, current heart rate, temperature and step counts.
Another one from the Facer watch face library, this one carries that round watch theme to section off your stats and leave plenty of space to show off the time as well.
The colors look great on the darker Galaxy Watch Active 2 case designs and it’s easy to absorb information when you glance down at your wrist.