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Sony released a dedicated SmartWatch 3 app for watch faces

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Sony released a dedicated SmartWatch 3 app for watch faces

Today Sony released a new app to the Play Store where you can customise watch faces for your SmartWatch 3. It's rumored that Sony will extend the compatibility of this app to future SmartWatch 4 (which should be announced on IFA next week).

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.wearable.watchface2

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Sage
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Re: Sony released a dedicated SmartWatch 3 app for watch faces

Thanks for the heads up on this app - just downloaded it. Anyone any comments on it?

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Re: Sony released a dedicated SmartWatch 3 app for watch faces

For now, on Z2 it only supports time and date. Perhaps after IFA, further add-ons will be released. 

Thanks @Quester.


All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us - J.R.R. Tolkien
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Re: Sony released a dedicated SmartWatch 3 app for watch faces

I tried it already, played a bit with a watch face called "Classis", I could change the background, arms, colours, time markers, etc. I think it only works with Sony watch faces at the moment as I couldn't edit some 3rd barty watch faces installed. You can access it from inside Android Wear app by choosing a compatible watch face and clicking on the "Gear" icon on its center.

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Sage
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Re: Sony released a dedicated SmartWatch 3 app for watch faces

There appear to be only 3 widgets that you can show, in three places - Date, Steps, & Week number. Of these, the only one I want is Date, which is already on many other watchfaces. Am I missing something here?

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Re: Sony released a dedicated SmartWatch 3 app for watch faces

Nope, these are the current possibilities, but we can always expect more in future updates.

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Message 7 of 9

Re: Sony released a dedicated SmartWatch 3 app for watch faces

An update was released today to the app featuring some new and interesting changes:

 

- New watch faces: Abstract and Active.
- New widgets: World clock, Compass, Calendar, and Digital time.
- All digital watch faces are now able to show the time in 12-hour format.
 
This app is getting more and more functions with every release, I highly recommend installing it and playing with the current features. Expect more in the future with this rate of updates.
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Re: Sony released a dedicated SmartWatch 3 app for watch faces

I found these watch faces were the best on battery life than the other watchface apps out there, probably becasue they dont do alot other than show time, date, steps.

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Message 9 of 9

Re: Sony released a dedicated SmartWatch 3 app for watch faces

An update was released few days ago to the app featuring some new and interesting changes, in addition to some bug fixes:
 
- New watch face: Modern
- New widget: Watch battery
- New black and white backgrounds for some watch faces
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