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So, you want a little more variety than what Apple has to offer for watch faces. And, you want them to be more personal than the specially designed images that Apple Faces provides. But you don’t like using any old picture from your Photo library without being able to give it a little more Apple Watch-i-ness.

Watch Faces is a customizable photo app that specializes in making images for Apple Watch. You can use whatever photo you want, and with customizable layers, you can turn a random photo into an Apple Watch face.

The app lets you choose an image from one of three locations, either your Camera Roll, the Internet, or one of the featured images that is included with the app. Once added, you can pinch to zoom in or out and drag the image around to fit within the parameters of the Apple Watch screen.

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Then, add an overlay. Most overlays add a level of opacity under the date and time so background fodder doesn’t make it hard to see them. However, some overlays are simple frames. Presumably, the developer has additional overlays in mind for the future, since this is the most unique part of the app.

You can also change the color of the overlay to a huge range of colors and brightness levels.

If you download Watch Faces onto your Apple Watch, you can also see a preview of what the new watch face will look like right on your wrist. However, it isn’t an exact match. Watch Faces on Apple Watch has a secondary bezel that makes the image slightly smaller than it actually is.

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Watch Faces costs $1.99. If you want to have a little bit more control over how you customize you’re Apple Watch face, this is a good options for a reasonable price. Download it in the App Store today.

What do you think of this customizable Apple Watch face app? Let us know in the comments below.

  • KingArt

    Pretty pointless. Seriously don’t get why apple does not let the photo watchface to have complications on the corners at least. Not trying to imitate a rolex since they are all round anyway!

    • iBanks

      Pointless how? Pointless because it allows custom watchfaces or because Apple doesn’t allow complications so that makes this app pointless?

      • diggitydang

        Not that it’s totally pointless, but I agree with kingart, this is like changing the background image. The point of a smart watch is so you can have info at your fingertips. I want to raise the watch and see a small battery percentage indicator, or the temperature outside, or my activity. Or move the clock or date around, or eliminate the date altogether.

        That all said, the app doesn’t interest me at ALL and makes the watch face look pretty crappy.

  • iBanks

    Whelp, again. Lol. Sent in this tip of this app back on the 6th of Oct when the beta was released and weeks later it’s presented. Interesting how they ask for tips on different things but yet when they receive them they don’t put it out there and when they do it’s never based off an tip.

  • For a device they touted as being the most personal in their line up I have to say they are doing a horrible job at allowing users to make it personal. This isn’t custom in anyway shape of the word. Slap a new photo as a background, yay lets call up the New York Times I’ve got a hot story!! Seriously, Apple needs to open faces to allow full customization. So then any app that is make can be turned into a complication, allow for a photo or full moving video background and make the device actually feel like it’s a part of your personality. If I had to guess, you won’t see anything like that until Apple Watch 2, sadly.

  • Brandon

    I haven’t looked into it, but is there something that stops you from creating watch faces in Xcode? If not why do we not see more people just making them and side loading the app on their iPhone?