Smartwatches are becoming increasingly popular in modern life, and there seems no limit to the features and insights they can provide us. For example, data about our physical health, mental health, sleep, schedule, and much more are continuously being developed. However, most people will have particular insights that are more of a priority, making sense to access this data quickly. That’s where customizable watch faces come in. Not only can you prioritize the data or features that are important to you, but you can also make your smartwatch unique to your style.
So, lets have a look at some of the best Samsung Gear S3 faces.
Watch faces with stylish designs
If you’re looking for a dual-layered watch face that can offer both analog and digital, then this is a great option. The Predator watch face by Szazs has a slightly aggressive but stylish look with its red and dark background. The crisp white digits and hands stand out clearly and are finished with a bright red second hand. If red isn’t your color, then not to worry; double-tapping the screen will allow you to cycle through various colors such as orange, yellow, green, or blue, meaning you have your favorite color on your wrist. Shortcuts are available, such as alarms, contacts, and messages, and the data available on the screen includes day of the week, month, time, heart rate, and battery life. Furthermore, this watch face has an always-on display option that displays the basic date and time information and can be woken up by simply rotating the bezel.
This watch face is another striking mix of colors against a dark background and again, tapping the center of the watch face allows you to cycle through many color combinations, so you are sure to find one you like. The analog display has large colorful digits at the 15, 30, and 45 positions, and in the center is the battery meter. Other data displayed on the screen includes day, date, heart rate, and step counter.
This is a stunning watch face, and if you think it may look familiar, well, it’s relatively indicative of a Rolex watch face giving it a premium look. Again, it is an analog display with silver digits and hands and a second hand at the 6 position. There are no other color options with this watch face, but it’s unnecessary, to be honest. While the display is quite minimal, the shortcuts available include battery meter and step counter. Furthermore, an always-on display is available. This is simply a tinted version of the watch face and is woken up by turning the watch bezel.
The Atmosphere is something a little more futuristic. The digital display is minimal, showing just the day, date, time, and shortcuts to your heart rate, steps, and floors climbed information. However, the best part of this watch face is the background of the revolving earth from space at night. This gives the watch a relaxing feel and could be perfect for watching during those times you feel stressed or anxious and need to take a few minutes out to ground yourself. The always-on display removes the background completely to conserve battery life and shows just the date and time; however, as most watch faces, simply turning the bezel will bring the screen back to life.
Watch faces for data
If data is more important to you than style, this premium watch face could be for you. The digital display is data-heavy and provides a wealth of written information such as date, time, month, heart rate, distance walked for the day and week, heart rate, floors climbed, progress towards your goal, and battery life. There are also several shortcuts available, including weather, music, settings, and alarms.
From the same developer as above, this is a similar watch face in terms of data available but, in my opinion, offers a more stylish and modern display. It is both digital and analog, offering all information in digital format but has the additional analog second hand in striking red. The information displayed is date, time, heart rate, floors climbed, steps taken, distance traveled, alarms, and progress towards your goal. The shortcuts are also clearly displayed with icons along the top of the watch face.
I know there’s kind of a theme here with the MD watch faces; however, the developer (Matteo Dini, you can see why he won the Best Designer Award at Samsung SDC San Fran Sisco) does make great-looking watch faces that focus on data. The MD-86 provides various insights such as steps taken, and floors climbed, calories burned, distance traveled, and heart rate but does it in a very clean, crisp way. Whereas some of the other screens can look a little cluttered with data, this watch face is perfect for those wanting to see how they are doing with a quick glance and has an almost sporty feel. You can customize the color used, and as with most other watch faces, there are a variety of shortcuts available.
HR Pulse White
Moving away from the MD range, although we could create an entire list of just these, the HR Pulse White watch face is an animated display great for providing various insights into your health data. So, the design doesn’t offer much customization; however, it’s the data that’s important for this section, and the white and monochrome color scheme works nicely. As we mentioned, there is animation graphics for battery life and your heart rate, and the rest of the data provided includes end goal, step count, floors climbed, water in, calories burned, and distance traveled. All done without making the screen look over complicated or cluttered.
Unique watch faces
This is a premium watch face that is a really cool animation. If you like the look of skeleton watches, then this brings the skeleton watch look to your Samsung. You can customize the color of the gears, and the always-on display will not drain your battery as the animation and gears stop, so you are left with just the basic information. The days of the week are displayed as a gear; however, the analog hands are not super clear to see. Overall though, this is a great-looking, unique watch face.
If you’re a fan of all things fish-related, then this free watch face could be perfect. The animated aquarium background is stunning and is a great way of taking some time out during the day to use alongside breathing exercises if you’re feeling stressed. As well as the basic information, you can also see steps taken and heart rate, all in a very clear yet minimal digital format. Furthermore, tapping the screen allows you to change to a static picture, most still images of the aquarium.
Most watch faces offer shortcuts to apps; however, the Passengers watch face takes this one step further and has a lovely 3D animation design. There are 8 shortcuts on the watch face, giving you access to your phone calls, notifications, music, weather, maps, and more. The display itself has a futuristic look and displays the essential information in a digital format. Furthermore, all of this is overlayed a moving scene of space. Again, the always-on display helps conserve the battery by turning off the animation and leaving just the essential information.
I couldn’t create this list and not include these two really cool retro gaming watch faces. If you love your old-school games, one of these is for you. While they don’t display much more than the basic information, the animation is super classy and perfect for showing off your love of retro gaming. Furthermore, they are free, so if you’re on the fence, try them; you’ve got nothing to lose.
Well, there we have it, some of the best Samsung Gear S3 watch faces. We hope you have found at least one that works for you and visit the Galaxy Store to download. Furthermore, if someone in your family or friends group has an Apple Watch, share our other great article showcasing the best Apple Watch faces.
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