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TinaBelcher

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Hello

I used to own an Apple Watch Nike edition mainly because i love THIS face below. I’m tempted to get one again in the blue color, but the nike edition doesn’t come in blue... if i get the non-nike edition, will i not have this face?

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schlupps

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sorry.. non Nike Editions wont show the Nike watch faces.
Only the standard Typograph watchface is available and sort of similar..
 

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TinaBelcher

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sorry.. non Nike Editions wont show the Nike watch faces.
Only the standard Typograph watchface is available and sort of similar..
Oh man, why Apple gotta be such @-holes. Couldn’t they not just make a blue Nike edition. I’d get it for the face alone. no matter how many “creative” faces Apple makes, it doesn’t stand a chance to that one Nike face... in my opinion. It’s so sleek yet cool.
 
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schlupps

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yup, agreed..
this whole watchface topic is definitely an area, where apple could 'grow' .

I really am into simple watchfaces.. when i see those Hermés watchfaces, i really love their simplicity (but cant/wont afford..). Or a watchface like those bauhaus-type Max Bill/Junghans watches; what an outstandingly beautiful font type (klick) !

I'd really love to see Apple opening up a little in this regard ;)
 

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jz0309

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reading this article will make it even easier:
 
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Captain Trips

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Can you explain how this app works? Is it a legal Apple approved app?
I did the following:
  • I went to the buddywatch site linked to above (although there is an app, you can also go to their website)
  • Found watch faces I liked, opened the page for the face, and downloaded the face using the Download button.
  • Moved the watch faces I downloaded to a folder in my iCloud Documents folder (as long as it is a folder you can get to when synced to your iPhone you should be good).
  • Went to that folder on my iPhone using the Files app.
  • Clicked on the watch face I want to load to my watch.
  • This takes me to an "Add Watch Face" screen. If the watch face isn't supported on your phone you will see a message to that effect (I got it for 2 Nike faces I downloaded), otherwise you will see a preview and an "Add to My Faces" button
  • Click on the "Add to My Faces" button - this will add it to the My Faces section of the Watch app on your iPhone
  • NOTE: if there are complications in the face that you don't already have, you will get prompted to purchase or download the complication.
  • You can now, if all goes well, go to the My Faces section of the Watch app on your iPhone and add the new face, just like you would add an Apple face.
I tried all of the above steps for 2 or 3 faces.

I hope this helps - there is a lot to learn about the Apple Watch, as I find out all the time.
 
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Apple_Robert

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I did the following:
  • I went to the buddywatch site linked to above (although there is an app, you can also go to heir website)
  • Found watch faces I liked, opened the page for the face, and downloaded the face using the Download button.
  • Moved the watch faces I downloaded to a folder in my iCloud Documents folder (as long as it is a folder you can get to when synced to your iPhone you should be good).
  • Went to that folder on my iPhone using the Files app.
  • Clicked on the watch face I want to load to my watch.
  • This takes me to an "Add Watch Face" screen. If the watch face isn't supported on your phone you will see a message to that effect (I got it for 2 Nike faces I downloaded), otherwise you will see a preview and an "Add to My Faces" button
  • Click on the "Add to My Faces" button - this will add it to the My Faces section of the Watch app on your iPhone
  • NOTE: if there are complications in the face that you don't already have, you will get prompted to purchase or download the complication.
  • You can now, if all goes well, go to the My Faces section of the Watch app on your iPhone and add the new face, just like you would add an Apple face.
I tried all of the above steps for 2 or 3 faces except for the final step (loading it to my AW6 using the Watch app on the iPhone). I just got my first AW6 2 weeks ago and I really like the California watch face, so I don't have an urge (yet) to add more faces.

I hope this helps - there is a lot to learn about the Apple Watch, as I find out all the time.
The Buddy Watch app is on the iOS store. It makes it even easier to install custom faces.
 
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iamasmith

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Sounds like Buddy Watch is just offering a gallery of configurations and then just leveraging the iOS 14/watchOS 7 face sharing capabilities to install them.

Note in the FAQ it says that original Nike and Hermes faces cannot be installed on non Nike/Hermes models.
 
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bransoj

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I've got Buddywatch installed, its just watch faces people have put together from the standard types of watch faces available on the watch customised in different ways with colours, pictures and\or complications that are available as standard or from additional apps. When you open up a face it lists the apps used for the complications if you need to add them. However as mentioned you cannot install Nike\Hermes ones if you dont have that actual watch. I've got a Nike AW6 but i did try a Hermes one and it just said i couldnt install it.

I've had a couple from this app which has also allowed me to come across some new apps that provide complications i hadnt come across before.
 

Captain Trips

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Sounds like Buddy Watch is just offering a gallery of configurations and then just leveraging the iOS 14/watchOS 7 face sharing capabilities to install them.

Note in the FAQ it says that original Nike and Hermes faces cannot be installed on non Nike/Hermes models.
Agreed, the web site (and I assume the app as well) has a nice collection of watch faces that others have shared. When I am ready to start switching faces like I switch bands (so far I love the California face), then this site will provide a lot of choices.

And my experience trying out 2 Nike faces confirms what @iamasmith mentions from the FAQ. I couldn't load the Nike faces. Not a big deal, since there are so many other faces to choose from at Buddy Watch. :)
 

TinaBelcher

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Sounds like Buddy Watch is just offering a gallery of configurations and then just leveraging the iOS 14/watchOS 7 face sharing capabilities to install them.

Note in the FAQ it says that original Nike and Hermes faces cannot be installed on non Nike/Hermes models.
Oh man that sucks, I just wanted the Nike face on the blue watch series :( I just loooove that all black with bright colored numbers. It looks so good. There’s no font that does it for me like the Nike font.
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deckard666

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No you go into the app once and then forever more you get that face.....mine today every time I raise my wrist to see the time...

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How is that any different to the usual routine ?
 
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