If you’re the owner of a Samsung Galaxy smartwatch, you can quickly customize your device with some awesome watch faces.
Samsung includes a bunch of faces already preloaded onto its watches and additionally includes more that can be found inside of its Galaxy Wearable companion app.
Tap Discover tab and you can delve into the Galaxy Store to find more free and paid-for faces to try out.
The good news is that there are now some really good options worth hunting out in that storefront. If you own the Galaxy Watch 3, you now also get support for animated watch faces to help bring that screen to life.
We’ve spent a fair amount of time with both watches now, which means we’ve also done our own trawling of the Galaxy Store to find our favourite faces.
These are the ones that didn’t get deleted on our Galaxy Watch 3 and Watch Active 2.
1. My Day
The My Day watch face made its debut on the first Samsung Galaxy Watch and we’re glad to see it’s stuck around for the new watches too.
As you might have already deduced, this one gives you a glanceable look at â drumroll, please â your day. It syncs with your calendar to give you a tab for when you’re getting close to events, and clicking it pops open the details in a mini-screen.
Since this is a Samsung-own face, there’s also room to customise. If you hold down the face, you’ll be given the option to change the style of the hands, as well as mute/unmute toggling for the ticking sound.
2. Weather centre
This is absolutely one our favourite new Samsung watch faces and it’s one for Galaxy Watch 3 owners.
Surprise, surprise, it’s all about the weather displaying the chance of rain and uses small weather icons to display forecasts by the hour.
Best of all, the real-time weather conditions form the backdrop for the face. So if it’s cloudy, moving clouds appear or you’ll see water droplets when it starts to pour with rain.
It’s a bit of a battery hog, but if you can live with that, it’s a great watch face addition to Samsung’s collection.
The Galaxy Watch 3 is designed to be a dressier Samsung watch with its leather band and high grade watch case. Samsung includes a range of analogue faces and Acentric is the one that stands out for us.
It’s a face that includes multiple sub-dials that can show off information like battery status and step counts a bit like you’d find on a hybrid smartwatch. You also have the ability to customise those dials to display additional information like the weather, heart rate and displaying time from another time zone.
4. Color Pie
Sometimes the simplest watch faces are the best faces and that’s definitely how we feel about Color Pie.
Available for free in the Galaxy Store, it puts the time front and centre with the second hand replaced with a moving line of color that changes hue every time it hits 12.
There’s no room to customize, though that would ultimately defeat the purpose of what is an attractive, minimalist watch face option.
Fresh is a mash-up of analogue and digital elements that come together that uses the heart rate icon as your second watch hand as it streams past widgets that display the date, step counts, elevation and calorie burn.
The contrasting minute and hour hands also look great and it’s one of the more stylish face options you can find in the Galaxy Store.
6. Fit future
There’s plenty of watch faces that put your fitness stats front and centre and this one that appears on the Watch Active 2 and the Watch 3 is one of the best at doing it.
The icons are nice and big, the color is great and it comfortably looks the part on both of Samsung’s new watches.
7. Step Challenge 2
Samsung offers some of the most rewarding and motivating fitness tracker features you can find on a smartwatch and this watch face is designed to play nicely with one of those key features.
If you are planning to take on a fellow Samsung smartwatch owner in a challenge to see who can rack up the most steps, this face is able to display progress against your competition.
So you can quickly find out if you’re comfortably ahead of need to step up your step game.
8. Earth our home
Another face that takes advantage of the new live faces support on the Galaxy Watch 3, this simple face displays the time and our planet slowly spinning on its axis.
It’s just a really lovely option to look at and also there’s also something quite calming seeing the world spinning. This is another one to hunt out in the Galaxy Store.
9. Under the sea
No, this isn’t paying homage to Sebastian the crab. Instead it’s giving you that feeling of having a fish tank on your smartwatch.
Along with displaying the time, it can will also show off battery status, daily step counts and heart rate all while a trio of fish gently bob up and down on the display.
This is one you’ll find swimming around in Samsung’s Galaxy Store.
10. London’s night
Taking full advantage of one of the best smartwatch screens in the business, London’s night drops that city skyline onto your watch face, while making room for additional widgets and of course the time up in the sky.
It’s a really good example of how to fit in those data widgets without breaking up the great imagery used as the face’s backdrop.
It’s a slight shame you can’t tinker with the colors, but we can deal with Big Ben and London Eye dressed up in pastel purple.