Best Apple Watch Face

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by sird28, Jun 26, 2015.

  1. sird28 macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2012
    Interested to see how people rank the apple watch faces.

    I personally enjoy the chronograph I like that it looks like a regular analog watch.

    I am not a huge fan of the astronomy or other digital clocks just reminds me of a phone lock screen honestly.

    What are your favorites?
  2. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    Mickey Mouse. I do not use Mickey Mouse, because it is hard to read the time, but I love it. Just knowing it is on my watch, and I could use it whenever I wanted, makes me smile inside.

    My daily face is Utility. And I use simple or color when I am grilling and want a countdown timer (not enough complications on Utility for that).
  3. toph2toast macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2011
    I tend to switch between the "simple" face w/ some complications added in, "solar" and "astronomy". I'd say I use "simple" most of the time though.
  4. testcard macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    Or, "Hey Siri, set a timer for five minutes." :)
  5. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    - On your iPhone create a new world clock based on the city you live in. (This will show the current time of where you are)
    - On the Apple watch app on your phone go to settings > clock > city abbreviations. erase the name it created for your new clock and just put a <space> there.

    - On your watch set the Mickey Mouse watch face and add the world clock complication. It will end up looking like this where the 8:52 is the current time.

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  6. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2015
    Leicestershire, UK
    As much as a I love Solar and Astronomy, I'm currently using Modular because I can actually have complications. Hopefully Apple will soon wake up and see the massive space available at the bottom of Solar.
  7. CellXor10 macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    Connecticut, USA
    Modular is by far my favorite and has been what I use like 97% of the time. Color is a distant second probably, with Astronomy close to that as well which probably would be my favorite if you could customize. Really the only one I don't like is X-LARGE. Utility, Simple, Chronograph, and Mickey are all pretty level in my eyes and would probably vary in how I would "rank" them depending on my mood at any given time.
  8. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Fitness info is far more important than the time (clocks are everywhere). So Modular with fitness Complication is the only way to go.

  9. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    I switch between 3 and 4 faves as needed. I would like modular more if I could set the time as the largest complication.
  10. CellXor10 macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    Connecticut, USA
    This type of thread always gets me playing around with the different Watch faces. Like I said above, I use Modular like 97% of the time. While it is my favorite, I feel I often just forget about all the other options. So I enjoy switching it up some. Just settled on a Utility one for right now.
  11. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I use modular during the work week as I like the amount of calendar info it can show. Starting Friday evenings i switch to Mickey, much more fun for the weekends.
  12. mrgossett macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2008
    Been using Modular until a few days ago. I don't have a lot of calendar events that need displaying and Modular got a little boring looking, so I switched to Color in blue. I can display the four complications that I need.

  13. toph2toast macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2011
    I haven't played around with Modular very much, but I'm liking this setup. May have to try it out this weekend.
  14. TimUSCA macrumors 6502a


    Mar 17, 2006
    Aiken, SC
    I've tried a few but I always go back to Modular. It isn't the best looking one, but it's definitely the most useful.
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    The "best watch face" is the one you like the best. Everyone will have their own preferences.
  16. FireWaterEarthAir macrumors member


    Jun 8, 2015
    Cali <3
    I've found that I've been using the Color face the most. I change it up depending what color shirt that I'm wearing.

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    Mac2me macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2015
    I do "Hey Siri, set an alarm for..." all the time. I find that if I lift my wrist or tape the screen showing the watch face Siri is very reliable. If the screen is black I think it needs to be awaken first. Never spent much time reading the watch how-to.

    My go to watch face seems to be Utility right now with the 3/6/9/12 displayed. Otherwise faces and colors used depends on the band I'm wearing at the time. I also use Color with the little Apple monogram, Modular blanked out with the exception of the time in Red for going to the movies with Do Not Disturb on, X-Large is sometimes nice when you need to be checking the time for some brain activity needed to figure out the time LOL, I like to switch to Mickey when I need a smile, and love watching the beauty of the jellyfish on Motion but it's definitely too short of a view which I'm hoping will be increased in the next AWOS release.
  18. JediAlejandro macrumors member


    Oct 24, 2013
    I force myself to switch between them all (apart from modular and XL, I don't like them). I love the look of the earth or the different jelly fish, etc, but find it so much easier looking at a watch face with hands.

    Ohh and I match my colour (and band) to what I'm wearing. So if I'm wearing a pink shirt with green tie, it's green band and green colour (or possibly pink). Or if I'm wearing a blue shirt with red tie, it's black band with red colour... I need more bands for this to work properly, but it's a start! :D
  19. Shinigami301 Suspended


    Jun 5, 2010
    cogito, ergo zoom.
    Just remember, blue pixels have by far the shortest lifespan and highest energy consumption on OLED displays...
  20. JediAlejandro macrumors member


    Oct 24, 2013
    ...and I could die tomorrow. It's not somthing worth worrying about. Thanks for the information, though. :p
  21. acctman macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2012
  22. Watabou macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
    Utility for me. A close second would be Chronograph. Shame the Simple face doesn't show the day as well as the date like Utility/Chronograph does.
  23. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2006

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