Here are all the new watch faces in watchOS 6

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in Apple Watch edited June 4
Amongst all the new features in watchOS 6 are several new watch faces. Here are all the new faces, the new complications, and changes to existing watch faces coming in this massive update.

The new Californica face in watchOS 6
The new Californica face in watchOS 6


Apple previewed many of the changes on-stage during the watch-makers developer conference though there was much more to show once we got our hands on the update. Let's walk through them one by one.




Solar Dial

The new Solar Dial watch face is a distinct iteration on the Solar watch face that has persisted for years. It features a large solar background with a sub-dial within it with either an analog or digital clock face.

Solar Dial in watchOS 6
Solar Dial in watchOS 6


There are four possible complication spots in each of the corners, similar to the ones in the Infograph corners.

Modular Compact

Modular Compact in watchOS 6
Modular Compact in watchOS 6


We expect this will be one of the most popular new faces to come to Apple Watch. It is similar to the Modular watch face but is slightly rearranged and loses one of the small complications.

There is a clock face in the top right corner which is either analog or digital. There are also several color options to choose from.

Gradient

Gradient in watchOS 6
Gradient in watchOS 6


This face is very similar to the Hermes faces we've seen but is now available to everyone. There are a multitude of color options and three different styles of the gradient.

It works in either fullscreen or circular view though only the circular option has support for complications.

California

California in watchOS 6
California in watchOS 6


California is a familiar, classic watch face that has now come to Apple Watch. There are four muted color schemes and six different typefaces to choose from. It too supports full screen or circular views. If full screen, there are two sub-dials that can be configured and when circular there are several locations available in the corners.

Numerals Duo

Numerals Duo in watchOS 6
Numerals Duo in watchOS 6


Numerals Duo features large numbers on two lines in one of three distinct typefaces. There are three text styles and several colors to pick from.

Numerals Mono

Numerals Mono in watchOS 6
Numerals Mono in watchOS 6


This face is similar to Numero Duo but is only one line of text. This time there are four typefaces and two text styles to customize it with as well as all the colors. No complications are supported.

Changes to existing faces

There are several changes to existing watch faces at the same time the others debuted.

Colors on the Infograph Modular face in watchOS 6
Colors on the Infograph Modular face in watchOS 6


Infograph now goes monochrome when you adjust the color instead of just the dial and second hand. Infograph Modular now has colors to choose from as well.

Unrelated to previous watch faces, on the hour you can now opt to receive a taptic alert or an audible alert. Both Taptic Time and Taptic Chimes can be toggled from within the Settings app under Sounds and Haptics.

Complications

New complications are arriving as part of watchOS 6, partially thanks to the new apps coming to the watch. Audiobooks, Noise, Cycle Tracking, and Voice Memos are all available to use in various sizes. Others we noticed is a new Rain complication and cellular toggle.

Apple will be releasing watchOS 6 this fall alongside macOS 10.15 Catalina, iOS 13, iPadOS, and tvOS 13.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    techsavytechsavy Posts: 31member
    I love how the solar dial looks.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 8
    any idea on which faces go into watch 3?
  • Reply 3 of 8
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 7,591member
    While I'm not using into the hair-splitting from Marco Arment, he's right about the analog style faces being messed up.  It makes no sense (that I can make) for the Infograph to not have seconds-ticks, instead having 1/2-second ticks? And the hour-hand is too short, making it more difficult to read the time in at a glance.
  • Reply 4 of 8
    22july201322july2013 Posts: 661member
    I can't complain about Apple's good choice of faces. But I will. I'd like some quirky watch faces. For example I'd like to be surprised by a random scenic photo. Sort of like a random background screensaver. If it was extremely popular for computers, whey can't we have one for Apple Watches? Or the daily NASA photo of the day. Or some website's joke of the day. Or a scripture of the day (heaven forfend! Apple would never allow that!) I can think of lots of silly/beautiful/fun ideas but we can't do any of them because Apple has a monopoly on Watch apps. Stop the monopoly! Get congress involved! Break Apple up!
  • Reply 5 of 8
    igud71igud71 Posts: 2member
    Big disappointment!!! No custom watch faces. And this watch faces are only for Apple Watch 4.  :/
    Apple Watch is great smartwatch but without soul. This would never happen under Steve Jobs.

    I think that watch faces are the apps for smartwatches and to cut off developers from developing custom watch faces is similar to cut off developers from developing apps for iPhones...

    edited June 4
  • Reply 6 of 8
    kimberlykimberly Posts: 218member
    igud71 said:
    Big disappointment!!! No custom watch faces. And this watch faces are only for Apple Watch 4.  :/
    Apple Watch is great smartwatch but without soul. This would never happen under Steve Jobs.

    I think that watch faces are the apps for smartwatches and to cut off developers from developing custom watch faces is similar to cut off developers from developing apps for iPhones...

    If custom watch faces were opened up to developers, then I would give it about 4 weeks before accurate Hermès knock-off faces were available.
    lolliverwatto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 8
    wait wait wait, only exclusive for AW 4? are u f kidding me
    edited June 5
  • Reply 8 of 8
    igud71igud71 Posts: 2member
    kimberly said:
    igud71 said:
    Big disappointment!!! No custom watch faces. And this watch faces are only for Apple Watch 4.  :/
    Apple Watch is great smartwatch but without soul. This would never happen under Steve Jobs.

    I think that watch faces are the apps for smartwatches and to cut off developers from developing custom watch faces is similar to cut off developers from developing apps for iPhones...

    If custom watch faces were opened up to developers, then I would give it about 4 weeks before accurate Hermès knock-off faces were available.
    But Apple can implement review process like they have for the apps for example. There is numerous ways how they can handle this.
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