The Best Samsung Galaxy Watch Faces to Refresh Your Watch


Whether you’re using the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 or a trusted older model like the Galaxy Watch 2, the best way to personalize your watch experience is with a new watch face. There are thousands of Samsung Galaxy Watch faces to suit every taste and mood, from classic and traditional styles to sporty models for amateurs or enthusiasts.

We’ve selected some of the best Samsung Galaxy Watch faces for newer watches running Wear OS and older models running Tizen, and they’re all available from the Google Play Store, Samsung Galaxy Store, or the standalone Facer app. Next, we’ll answer some of your questions about Galaxy Watch faces, like where to find more and how to make sure they’re compatible with your watch. Your new favorite watch face is somewhere on this list!

Some of these watch faces are compatible with watches running Wear OS, such as the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro, while others are designed for Tizen watches like the Galaxy Watch 3, so be sure to check out the “Compatible with” section for each face. Don’t know how to get new watch faces? See our picks below for a quick guide.

Compatible with: Tizen Watches and Wear OS

Keep it simple with this free classic digital watch face. In addition to a 12 or 24 hour time display, it has a BPM monitor, step counter, day and date display, weather widget and a simple watch battery indicator. It’s the perfect watch face for those yearning for the age of digital simplicity. Unfortunately, it’s only available as part of a Facer Premium subscription, which will cost you $5 per month.

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Compatible with: Wear OS Watches

Many watch faces are unusually “busy”, with information pressed into every part of the face. If you want a watch that’s a little calmer, you might be interested in the official Pixel Minimal watch face. It has the time, date and Wear OS logo – and you can even remove the logo. There are plenty of customization options, and if you pay for premium, you can add widgets to it too. But why would you do that when you already have a great minimalist face? A great one to download if you’re looking for a simple interface or want something you can make really personal.

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The Health Dashboard watch face for Galaxy Watches.

Compatible with: Wear OS Watches

It’s easy to find free watch faces based on health and fitness, but many fall into the trap of making everything too complex and busy. Samsung’s Health Dashboard is one of the best because it keeps the layout and goals simple. Your activity levels are displayed around the rim and include the distance you’ve climbed, stairs, and distance you’ve walked. It’s everything you need and nothing you don’t. Press the Practice message to directly launch the follow-up of an activity. It’s wonderfully simple and our pick for the best workout watch face.

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Breathe watch face for Samsung Galaxy Watch.

Compatible with: Tizen Watches and Wear OS

This watch face is a popular choice if you’re looking to achieve inner calm or want a quick break from stress. Breathe is a free watch face that soothes you by asking you to time your breath to its gentle pulse. You can use the normal watch face or jump into the dedicated breathing app to help you calm down. The pulse color, hands and dial are all customizable, so you can choose your favorite anti-stress color.

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Black and gold Concours D'Elegance dial on a Samsung Galaxy watch.

Compatible with: Tizen Watches and Wear OS

This watch face is about as simple as it gets: just an analog dial showing the time and date, plus a handy battery indicator. But its simplicity is underlined with a certain serious elegance. We love the rich gold contrasting against the black background, and that luxe touch makes this face ideal for a night on the town or a day at the office. It’s free too, so you’re not even charged for all that elegance.

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GRR Moon Space II dial on a Samsung Galaxy Watch.

Compatible with: Tizen Watches and Wear OS

The Galaxy Watch is a futuristic device, so why not pair it with a futuristic watch face? The New Moon H face harkens back to the classic age of sci-fi with a spacious and bright style. It has a dual analog and digital display and also displays date, moon phase, BPM, miles/kilometers and steps. You can tap the screen to change the color if the default blue doesn’t suit your mood or style. Sure, it’s not discreet, but we like that.

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Our Favorite Geeky Watch Face: Classic Zelda Master Sword

Classic Zelda Master Sword watch face on a Samsung Galaxy Watch.

Compatible with: Tizen Watches and Wear OS

Here’s something for the gamers among us. Zelda fans will love this geeky watch face, which has the date and time in 12/24 hour format and cute little hearts to count your watch’s battery. Link’s boyfriend Navi is also at your fingertips, along with your phone’s battery indicator. There is also a time and temperature indicator and a step counter. The pixel art really is the star of the face, though, and it’s sure to give you a warm little glow of nostalgia every time you open your watch.

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The Best Samsung Galaxy Watch Faces to Refresh Your Watch

Compatible with: Tizen Watches and Wear OS

If you’re the kind of person who comes has If you want to know what’s going on with the weather – or if you’re the friend who always tells people about the upcoming blizzard or storm – this is the watch face you need. GS Weather 4 is one of the most detailed weather watch faces, displaying wind speed, sunset time, humidity and moon phase alongside time, day of week and temperature. It also tracks GPS coordinates, heart rate and steps. However, it can be a bit buggy, with selected colors sometimes resetting, and it can drain your battery. Besides, it’s an incredibly busy watch face, with information crammed into every corner. As a result, you may find it a bit difficult to read.

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Luminus Metro watch face in white for the Samsung Galaxy Watch.

Compatible with: Tizen Watches and Wear OS

Simple, elegant, analog. The Luminus Metro watch face is our pick for those who want to see the time, day, and date without any confusing features. There’s a step tracker, BPM display and weather widget, but these don’t detract from the overall sleek style of that white watch face. It’s perfect for those who want something no frills.

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ACD History Vikings watch face on a Samsung Galaxy Watch.

Compatible with: Tizen watches only

To end with a fun pickaxe, Vikings seem to be everywhere at the moment, and what better than having an ax for the hour hand and a sword for the minute hand of your watch, against a shield inscribed with runes? This cool watch face also has a digital clock, and the notches on the shield help you keep tabs on battery life. You can change the color of your shield, and it comes with color and dim color options for earlier Galaxy Watches. Unfortunately, it’s only available for Tizen-powered watches, which is a real shame.

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Where can I get watch faces from?

You can download new watch faces directly from the Galaxy Wearable app or from the Galaxy Store app on your iPhone or Android phone. There are also great third-party apps available, such as Watchmaker and Facer, which offer a huge selection of faces for your smartwatch.

How do I add faces to my Samsung Galaxy Watch?

It’s easy to add watch faces to your watch. Once you’ve downloaded the watchface of your choice, you can simply tap Install on the Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro. On older watches, press Install > Apply. If you want to customize the watch faces, just long press on your watch screen to enter edit mode. Tap a watch face to select it. You can also touch Personalize to change features (such as background color). Also add widgets, if available. When you’re done, just press OKAY.

Are watch faces free?

There are many free watch faces to choose from. Some may have fewer customization options than paid faces, but you’ll find options to suit every available budget.

How do I know which faces are compatible with my watch?

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 runs Wear OS, so you’ll need a Wear OS compatible watch face. Older watches like the Galaxy Watch 3 run on Tizen OS, so choose a watch face marked as Tizen compatible.

How to choose the best watch face?

Think about how you use your watch. If he’s your gym buddy, you’ll probably want a sporty face. If you wear your watch to the office every day, a classic style like Concourse D’Elegance Noir might suit your needs better. On a day off, you might want to upgrade to something more fun, like the upgraded Death Star face. One of the joys of the Samsung Galaxy Watch series is that you can swap out your watch face whenever you want, so feel free to download a selection of fun, geeky, futuristic and stylish watch faces so you can change them to depending on your mood. .

Do watch faces affect battery life?

Watch faces can drain your battery life faster than expected, especially those with large amounts of moving parts or those that update data very often. To preserve battery life, stick to a darker colored watch face. You may also find watch faces from third-party apps like Facer that drain your battery much faster than faces from the Galaxy Store.

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