Complications not available but available?

I use the create your own watch face on the wearable app on my phone, put in my logo image, then select the complications. One of the complications to select is a compass heading…GREAT! I go to WFS and make a customized version of what I want, upload to watch and go to set the complication data and all I see is Barometer. I can set the complication to Barometer but have to click the barometer to get to the compass. Am I not able to set the default complication to compass?

I was hoping to be able to set the default data to compass since it is an option for the default custom face maker on the phone…or am I just being to hopeful?

That is how the compass works if you are looking for something that tells you which way you are heading it doesn’t work that way. I would put a Text box under the bottom of the complication that says tap to activate compass.

I guess you could open the compass app as an image or text by using Action → Tap → Open App → Custom → the compass App ID

To get an app ID try running simple adb commands

adb connect (your watch IP address & enable debugging)
adb shell
pm list packages

You will get an output list like this

Or go to playstore and download the Package names app . open it and you will see the apps that are installed on your phone.

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Appreciate the info…however. On the Galaxy Watch 4 classic, I go to the Photo+ watch face, select my photo and then go to customize. Once in customize, I select the complication and under ‘BASIC’, I see a compass setting. I select it and I get a compass heading in the with the icon on the watch face. I Get prompted to rotate my wrist in a figure eight to calibrate the compass and afterward I get a compass heading that updates direction to the ‘12’ position.

SO why can’t I see, or how do I see this option for the complications on the watch face for WFS?

Thanks for clarifying it. I didn’t know that was possible with the factory installed watch faces. It is pretty nice and if I was a bicyclist, I’d love it. I sat in my swivel chair and it tracked it as I spun around :slight_smile:

Basically WFS has to be compatible with all Watch brands and that may not be an option on all watches running Wear OS Powered by Samsung. The My Photo+ has all sorts of such as Samsung Health apps that are not available for WFS developers.

I know adding such things is a goal for the WFS team but it is not as simple as you’d think.

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