FAQ

Introduction to Gear Watch Designer:

Help with GWD files

You will need to first download and install Gear Watch Designer which will work on PC or MAC. I recommend you use the getting started link from Samsung which explains what you need to do.

This procedure is written for the latest version of GWD 1.3.0 which was released just today.

First, you need to enable WiFi on your watch. Only needed while doing this transfer. You can later turn WiFi back off. Go to Settings / Connections / WiFi. If the large dot on right is grey, tap it to turn on WiFi. The dot will be green when on WiFi.
It is also suggested that you turn off Bluetooth.

Also go to Settings / Gear info / Debugging and turn On debugging.

You need to ensure that both the watch and computer are on the same WiFi router. You can check the IP address on both to see that they are on the same network (such as 192.168.1……)

In GWD design your watch face and save.

Then do a Build. I suggest you change the Security Level from High to Moderate. I have a new watch but I get errors that my watch is not up-to-date, so I have to go back to this step and build with a medium security setting.

At some point you will likely to asked to obtain an Author Certificate. Do that. It is easy and free.

After the build, you will also need a Distributor Certiificate. Do that. Again, it is easy and free. In the Design Ceriticate window there is a entry item for Connected Device. This should display something, (looks like garbage), if you are connected to your watch. If this field is empty, you may be able to enter the watch IP address and it may still connect and transfer.

Make sure that your watch is on and awake (screen visible) Then select Run on Device. You should see a pop-up window that shows progress. To keep my watch awake during the transfer, I touch the watch face and move my finger a bit back and forth, as if to switch screens. When the transfer is competed, the screen goes blank for a moment and then your new watch face should load. It is often reported that the new face will not remain until you power your watch off and then on.

 

Help with WATCH files

You will need to first download and install WatchMaker App which is available on Google PlayStore. There is also a free version to try out before buying the premium one. U need to install the Watchmaker Companion App officially available on Samsung Gear Store.

NOTE: Watchmaker App Watchfaces have the following Advantages over Samsung Gear Watch Designer Watcfaces

Smaller File size. .. Biggest file size i have came across was 4 or 5MB not more than that
No need to have all the resources available to create your watchface. so many available resources within Watchmaker app that help you to design
You can create a simple watchfaces without any resources from outside the app, also include some actions
More Complicated Actions in watch can be created from within the App.
The below functions are from Casio GShock WatchFace (As if you are wearing the original watch no difference)
MODE – Tap at 8 o’clock position
cycles through the above modes
the first 3 modes are self explanatory
tap centre of watch to update weather
STW -stopwatch with lap-timer tap 4 o’clock to start/stop, 2 o’clock for lap.
With chrono stopped, the 2 o’clock button is RESET
TMR – Timer … set using ta at 12 oclock (plus one minute to 59) and 6 o’clock (minus one minute) – to start countdown tap 4 oclock to reset, tap 2 o’clock
AL
tap 11 o’clock for day UP, 7 o’clock for day down
tap 12 o’clock for hour up, 6 for down
1 o’clock for minute up, 5 for down
3 oclock for ON/OFF toggle in AL screen or home/ normal time screen
WT
NB first select whether you want DST ON, or OFF ? by tapping 2 o’clock
then, tap 3 o’clock repeatedly to select your desired timezone to display on the digital screen (hands follow too)
NB – if you then change DST toggle, (after selecting zone) you will need to cycle through and re-select your desired tz
Glow digital – Tap at 10 o’clock
this toggles light mode/glow, it’s a 2-way switch….
ALTI – tap at 4 oclock
altitude in metres or feet (senses whether you’ve set ‘F or ‘C in weather settings)
COMPASS – tap at 8 oclock
DATE – with the small left upper round dial pointer at position 0 (pointing upwards to 12 o’clock) Tap the small dial to get the digital date displayed. Tap again for digital time.

The companion app is now available on the Samsung Galaxy App store. Requires WatchMaker 4.0.0 on phone.
For the Samsung Gear S2/S3 Users, please check the following to enjoy WatchMaker :
1) Download “WatchMaker” app from Google Play Store – minimum WatchMaker 4.0.0 (free or premium)
2) Connect your Gear S2/S3 with your smartphone through “Samsung Gear” app
3) Make sure bluetooth is turned on for both your phone and smartwatch
4) Download “WatchMaker Companion for Gear S2 & S3” app from the Samsung Galaxy App Store (search for ‘WatchMaker’)
5) Long press on your Gear S2/S3 smartwatch and scroll to select WatchMaker as your watchface
6) Load the .Watch watchfaces to your phone
7) From the watchmaker app click on the arrow icon on top right hand corner to select and load the watchfaces you have on your phone.
8) Once the watchface is loaded it will show in “My Watches” Tab
9) Click on any of the watches you loaded to be able to interact with the watcface before loading it to your watch and even do some cutomization if you want and the watchface is not locked.
10) Click the green button “Set Watchface” under the watchface which you selected to send to your watch.
11) Welcome to WatchMaker! Enjoy our beautiful watchfaces
Hint: double tap any empty area of a watch face to select other watches.

Many thanks to all our testers and look out for many more updates coming very soon!

First of all you need to <a href=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=slide.watchFrenzy.premium”>BUY WATCHMAKER</a>. or Try the <a href=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=slide.watchFrenzy”>Free Version</a> before buying the App.

Once you have installed WatchMaker on your Mobile Phone it’ll be really easy. Just follow these steps :
<ol>
<li>From your Phone go to <strong>http://www.watchfaces.be</strong></li>
<li>Choose the watchface you like from the “WatchFace App” Category &amp; Download it to your phone<strong>.</strong></li>
<li>The face you downloaded will open directly on Watchmaker App
<a href=”http://www.badapps.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Screenshot_2014-12-31-08-57-13.png”><img class=”normal alignnone size-full wp-image-888″ src=”http://www.badapps.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Screenshot_2014-12-31-08-57-13.png” alt=”Screenshot_2014-12-31-08-57-13″ width=”50%” /></a></li>
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Help with FACE files

First of all you need to Download &amp; Install <a href=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jeremysteckling.facerrel”><strong>FACER </strong></a>App

Once you’ve Facer on your Mobile Phone it’ll be really easy. Just follow those steps :
<ol>
<li class=”googlepublisherpluginad”>From your Phone go to <strong>https://www.watchfaces.be</strong></li>
<li>Choose the watchface you like from the “Gear S2/S3″ Category &amp; Download it to your phone<strong>.</strong></li>
<li>The face you downloaded will open directly on <strong>Facer App</strong>
<a href=”http://www.badapps.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Screenshot_2014-11-13-17-43-51.png”><img class=”normal alignnone size-full wp-image-317″ src=”http://www.badapps.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Screenshot_2014-11-13-17-43-51.png” alt=”Screenshot_2014-11-13-17-43-51″ width=”50%” /></a></li>
</ol>

 

 

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