Apple Watch; Other font possible?

frank-be

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 18, 2009
18
5
Belgium
I never had an Apple Watch but since the latest version I’m thinking to buy one.

Is it possible to use another font on the Apple Watch?

I really don’t like the Arial-like font that I see in all the advertising. It’s a deal breaker for me. So I’m wondering if that can be changed. And if yes, what do the alternatives look like? I’d love to have the “gotham” font that e.g. Tesla uses on their dashboards. It’s very readable and clean.

Thank you!
 

dthiss01

macrumors newbie
Sep 29, 2018
22
10
Port Saint Lucie
1 would say that if this is the reason you're not buying an Apple Watch, then you never will. I doubt that Apple will enable this feature any time soon (if at all).
 

barjam

macrumors 6502
Jul 4, 2010
385
185
Never say never. I should have a look and feel with a real one I guess. Keep you posted.
The phones have been around for 10 years? Can’t change the font there either.

I remember windows before XP where the is could be highly customized (easily). People have zero taste and pick the worst options. Locking down the UI looks and feel to something that real designers put in place is the correct choice. Having apple watches/phones running around with gaudy font options/colors would be bad.
 

frank-be

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 18, 2009
18
5
Belgium
The phones have been around for 10 years? Can’t change the font there either.

I remember windows before XP where the is could be highly customized (easily). People have zero taste and pick the worst options. Locking down the UI looks and feel to something that real designers put in place is the correct choice. Having apple watches/phones running around with gaudy font options/colors would be bad.
Since you mention this; that is indeed very true. With the “old” versions of windows one could make things indeed very ugly. And even unpractical.

At Apple they are pixelpeeping every detail until it’s perfect.
Maybe I’m just hoping for a little choice of font styles. Not just any font that I could find out there, but just a few options that are also made to perfection we could choose from.

The thing is, I’ve done some “real” watch dial designs in the past for a real watch company and I’m very into fonts on watch dials. Hence my initial question. I think I could call myself a “watchdial font nerd”. Does that even exist? :p
 
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