Does this confirm that Apple watch can have more watch faces?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by venividivigor, Apr 10, 2015.

  1. venividivigor macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2013
    It could be a possibility...

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  2. zmunkz macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2007
  3. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    There's is a YouTube video explaining this.

    It's how to save different configurations of the current watch faces so you can quickly select them.
  4. acctman macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2012
    I believe that the alternate pairing option. If the Watch app can not detect your watch you can use the iPhone camera to put it at the watch face to pair it.
  5. vinitmenon macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2013
    i used that + option on watch on demo.. you can delete faces by swiping them up, and if you want it back you can go to + sign and add existing faces.. it is possible that they will add 3rd party faces thru your phone watch app..
  6. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    My thought is they will open this up eventually, possibly even at WWDC this year.

    It doesn't make sense to have a digital watch with a gorgeous screen and only 6 different watch faces.

    I bet they will open up a new Watch Face SDK that allows third party developers to build custom watch faces with interaction (Like the sun position face) or define areas of customization and complication locations.
  7. JSRockit macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2002
    I's a huge selling point for me. Being able to effectively make your watch different all the time via easy to use bands and virtual faces is part of the appeal for me.
  8. MrLoL macrumors 6502


    Jan 20, 2014
    I think the dilemma here is that Apple wants watch faces that doesn't use too much battery (Like that Timelapse watchface that dissapeared later on).

    So I guess there will maybe be some approval system like apps on appstore.
  9. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
  10. phpmaven macrumors 68040


    Jun 12, 2009
    San Clemente, CA USA
    I sure hope they do allow this. I want Goofy and Donald and Jiminy Cricket...
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    5684697 Suspended


    Sep 22, 2007
    It will be a copyright/intellectual property nightmare. Why would Apple want to wade into researching and approving every submitted design against thousands of existing watchmaker's designs?
  12. virginblue4 macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Nope, I actually clicked on this button during my try-on appointment and all it did was bring up all the watch faces to choose from, but in a different oriented list. Scrolling up and down as opposed to left and right.

    I assume it's where you save customised watch faces.
  13. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    That's why I've been saying, it would be great if, in time they released a "watch face designer kit" app for end users.

    Does not have to be able to be as extensive or complex as a Genuine Apple watch face.
    Just with enough options and features to create your own faces.
    Perhaps from a dozen or more starting templates you can customize every aspect of.

    That way Apple are totally in the clear legally, and end users can have free choice and control to have exactly the watch face they want to individually personalise the look of the watch they have bought.

    However.... Do I think Apple will offer end users such a program and ability?

    No. :(
  14. 5684697 Suspended


    Sep 22, 2007
    That would be fun- a watch construction app. They allow a spectrum of modification to their current faces, but a full monty watch design app would be attractive. Not so sure about the designs that would emanate from the plebeian masses, but fun nonetheless.
  15. 3rdiguy macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012
    I wonder why can't we use our own pics as watchfaces?
  16. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    This is one thing that I will miss from my Pebble. They have a "Watch Face Generator" that you can use to design your own unique watch face. I have used it to make 3 watch faces for my Pebble. One of which has the Apple logo on it, and so far I've used it to fool some people into thinking I was beta testing a version of the Apple watch. :roll eyes:

    On the actual :apple:Watch you of course cannot design your own face, only modify existing faces. This is not a deal breaker for me at all, just a minor disappointment. It is nice to have a watch face that only you and no one else has.

    Down the road Apple may come out with something like the watch face generator, it did not come out with the earliest Pebbles, but was written by a developer. The same thing may happen with Apple.
  17. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    There are several watchface "players" for Android Wear, where people can design a face and upload it for others to see.

    FaceRepo is a major repository for two of those players. Check out some of the faces people have made. (I set that link to show round faces, but you can change to square using the menu on the left.)

    I think Apple will have to release something similar, sooner or later.
  18. wesk702 macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2007
    The hood
    I think they are going to mirror the iPhone. Give just enough to satisfy the early adopters, then wait for people to demand a full sdk and ability to add watch faces, then release at WWDC and the people go crazy.

    All just guessed of course but they know how to make people want just a little more and they're even better at satisfying the masses.
  19. Supermallet macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2014
    I am sure this type of functionality will come in time. As always, Apple slowly opens up features.
  20. eoblaed macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    No more so than the intellectual property checks they already have to do for normal 3rd party app development.

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