One of the neat things about the Pebble smartwatch is the ability to install a watch face of your choosing. There are a multitude of them around the internet and we even have our very own official Smartwatch Fans watch face too. While you can get simple ones, such as the Smartwatch Fans watch face, there are others that can give you a bit more information like the weather, calendar and even fitness apps. On top of the default watch faces found on your Pebble watch, you can add up to 8 additional watch faces and apps. Whatever your preference — let's go through the process of finding and installing a watch face onto your Pebble smartwatch using your Android or iOS device.
First off, you should go and download the Smartwatch Fans watch face. Go on, you know you want to. Done? Now, let's take a look at other options.
One of the more popular websites is mypebblefaces.com. It has tons and tons (and tons!!) of watch faces available with new ones added daily. Other websites include pebblebarn.com and the Pebble Forums.
There are also apps available for iOS and Android that pull in almost all the watch faces and apps found on the websites mentioned above. On Android just search for Pebble Apps. On iOS the app is called MyPebbleFaces. The apps have not been developed by the owners of the websites and are from different developers but they run off the websites so you can search watch faces easily from your device as they're all in one place.
You can install watch faces via the Pebble app for Android in the Watch Apps section. Navigate to Watch Apps by using the dropdown menu at the top and then tap Get Watch Apps. It will take you to a list of the more popular watch apps and faces, just tap one to install it.
If you have downloaded a watch file found on the internet or shared by someone, just navigate to the download file and tap it. If the Pebble app is open and your watch is connected then it will automatically install via the Pebble app. If not, then you will be prompted to Complete action using, tap on Update Pebble. Your watch face will install.
If you find a direct link to install, such as via the My Pebble Faces website using your device web browser, then just tap the link and it will automatically open the Pebble app to install. You may be prompted to allow the file to be installed as it is from an outside source.
You can check the list of all your installed watch faces and apps in the Watch Apps section of the Pebble app.
The above process can be used on BlackBerry 10 devices too. Please note that you need BlackBerry OS 10.2.1 installed to get Bluetooth going with Android devices. You will have a better experience with OS 10.2.1.1925 (and above).
Installing a watch face on the iPhone is a similar process. Once your find a watch face you like, just tap the link and you will be prompted to Open in Pebble. The Pebble app will open to install the watch face. Again, you may be prompted to confirm the installation of a file from an outside source.
Just like with the Android Pebble app, there is a Watch Apps section where you can find a list of all the watch faces and apps you have installed. However, you can't search for more like you can with the Android Pebble app.
To see your new watch face just use the up and down buttons on the right side of the watch to scroll through your installed watch faces. Watch apps can be found the main menu by press in the middle button on the right side of the Pebble watch and scrolling down to the bottom. You'll find a list of the watch apps there.
Can't find one you like? Why not make one of your own? If you want a very personalized watch face then you can generate your own watch face using an online generator found at watchface-generator.de. There are lots of options for you to customize your watch face, from the the the clock to the date and even the text. Check it out and have some fun making your own watch faces.
We have a bustling forum dedicated to Pebble watch faces, so be sure to swing by and let us know your favorites!