Take a Closer Look at the Apple Watch Series 4 Infograph Watch Face, Which Supports 8 Complications

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The Apple Watch Series 4 introduces two new watch faces that are exclusive to the new wrist-worn device, Infograph and Infograph Modular. Both of these watch faces take advantage of the larger display on the Series 4 to offer up access to eight complications from Apple and third-party apps.

We took a closer look at the Infograph watch face and the multiple ways that it can be customized in our latest YouTube video, which is worth checking out for anyone who wants to get more out of the Infograph face or who is considering an Apple Watch Series 4 purchase.


With the standard Infograph face, there's an analog clock face with four customizable complications under the watch hands and another four available at the sides of the device.

The Infograph Modular face supports six complications -- one in the upper right, one next to the digital time readout, a larger complication with more info in the center, and three small complications at the bottom.

Built-in complication options available include Activity, Alarm, AQI, Battery, Breathe, Calendar, Date, Digital Time, Earth, Heart Rate, Moon, Monogram, Music, Reminders, Solar, Solar System, Stocks, Stopwatch, Sunrise/Sunset, Timer, UV Index, Walkie-Talkie, Weather, Weather Conditions, Wind, Workout, and World Clocks.

For the dial complications, you can choose to set your favorite contacts to one of the complications so you can contact a person with a tap on the watch face. You can also customize the color of the analog face on the Infograph face.

There are a number of third-party complications available as well, and these will vary based on which third-party apps you have installed on your iPhone and Apple Watch.

There are limitations on which of the available complications can be used in each spot, but most spaces have multiple options available. On the Modular face, for example, you can choose from Activity, Calendar, Heart Rate, Stocks, or Weather Conditions for the large middle spot, while a greater range of complications are available for the smaller spots.

The best way to customize the Infograph and Infograph Modular faces is through the Face Gallery section of the Apple Watch app on the iPhone, which gives easy access to all of the options. It can be done right on the Apple Watch as well, but it's simpler and quicker on the iPhone.

What do you think of the new Apple Watch Series 4 watch faces? Let us know in the comments.

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Relentless Power

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Once people get used to this face, I think it's incredibly useful to have a lot of information on screen.
Actually, I think it’s more convoluted than anything. I think it’s not necessarily about getting used to it, I just don’t need all complication information displayed all the time. I prefer a cleaner look on the watch face personally, but I do like the customization aspect of it.
 

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Do we have a tracking page for apps that have been updated to support the new watch face?
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Are two I'm using now. I wish DarkSky and Fantastical would update to support it!
 
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dfs

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I'm not too crazy about having complications tilted off the horizontal: much harder to read.

My favorite use of this face is to have no complications at all (except maybe the monograph at the center of the dial) and with the face color set to white. Looks killer elegant, something like you'd see on a Philippe Patek Calatrava, and it's one of t he rare Apple faces that doesn't have a pair of hands so wide that they look like a pair of chisels.

Now what I'd really like is a square/rectangular face for us people in the cheap seats who can't afford the Hermes model. After all this time I still can't get used to a watch where the form of the face fights against the form of the case. How can a style maven like Jony Ives live with that???
 

macbut

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Does anybody know where I can get this watch band from the video?

It's not related to the article, I know...
 
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dfs

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Do we have a tracking page for apps that have been updated to support the new watch face?
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Are two I'm using now. I wish DarkSky and Fantastical would update to support it!
I've been running the Dark Sky complication problem-free on my new Watch 4.
 

yoavon1

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great faces, but lack so much!

How is it possible that on the "modular" face, you cannot even select ALARM CLOCK as any of your complications?!?

But hey.... at least I can see the status of our SOLAR SYSTEM, this is critical for my day to day activities.

Also - I would like it if I could use Starbucks' complication in the 'Infograph' face. I find it useful.
 

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The Infograph Modular with the big complication in the middle is theoretically glorious, but there are so many Apple app complications missing for all the other spots that I couldn‘t really use it. Those complications that I miss are available for the analogue Infograph, but I absolutely refuse to use an analogue face as my main watch face on this digital device (because it just looks wrong). And all the older wach faces look - surprise, surprise - better on the older watches (for which thy were designed). Conclusion: I‘ll keep my S3.
 
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centauratlas

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"Supports 8 Complications"

Doesn't it support 9 on the "Infograph" one?
e.g. I set it to these as a test: 1 heart, 2 calendar, 3 weather, 4 date, 5 earth, 6 solar, 7 wind, 8 market, 9 activities.
 

ThunderSkunk

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Too bad the Apple Watch still requires an iPhone. I’d buy the watch in a heartbeat, but at $800, + a watch data plan, + tacking on another $1000 for a pointless phone just to turn it on, + $2000 for a plan as required for that useless phone, makes that watch a needlessly belabored purchase.

With every Apple product there’s some huge catch, some extremely obvious fundamental functionality that’s overlooked or denied. The decision to require watch owners to also own an iPhone, when the combination of watch+iPad makes a phone uneccesary, is ridiculous and unnecessarily self-limiting.
 
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bacaramac

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Infograph is dead to me until they add all the basic complications like Phone, Messages, etc. completely ridiculous that this was not available day one. Love my series 4 otherwise, but using my old face from series 3 until they fix this glaring gap.
 

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I would love it if from next year, iPhones would come with base line Apple Watch, since iPhones would be sold for £1,700+ (I predict, or should I say, iPredict)
 
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Internet Enzyme

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I like how digital time is an option. I wish that vapor and some of the other cool full screen ones could be changed to digital time
 

G5isAlive

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The Infograph Modular with the big complication in the middle is theoretically glorious, but there are so many Apple app complications missing for all the other spots that I couldn‘t really use it. Those complications that I miss are available for the analog Infograph, but I absolutely refuse to use an analog face as my main watch face on this digital device (because it just looks wrong). And all the older wach faces look - surprise, surprise - better on the older watches (for which thy were designed). Conclusion: I‘ll keep my S3.
So... keep your S3? Does this mean you actually haven't tried it, because I am blown away with just how useful it is on my S4. But then I don't mind using an analog representation on my watch, any more than I mind using analog representation of files and folders on my computer. No clue why you would say the older watch faces look better on older watches, again have you actually tried them? I find ALL watch faces look better on the S4. Its just the old ones look.. well.. dated compared to the infograph. But then, I am an information geek, the more info the better! And yes, I came from a S3. Conclusion: smart move.
 

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I absolutely refuse to use an analog face as my main watch face on this digital device (because it just looks wrong).
Exactly this. If Apple would put the same effort into the digital faces that they do into the analogue faces, the watch would be many times better than it is.

I like how digital time is an option. I wish that vapor and some of the other cool full screen ones could be changed to digital time
I like digital time too since it has seconds, but unfortunately you can't have it on the digital face.
 
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