Really over simplified but. A watch face is an app and it is only in memory while it is active. In order for a user to set a step goal it has to be stored in permanent Memory and a watch face app does not have the ability to do that. This might be something that can be done with the Wear App.
This is a constant feature request having a user setting would be very useful for many things.
Is there a possibility so that text that is cutout because being long, for example a calendar event. Instead of the text appearing like (Meeting with jo…) when its too long to have an option to scroll through the rest of the text maybe once every time the screen will become active.
Currently Step Goal and heartrate measurement interval parameters are fixed, end users can’t change the parameters based on their needs. IMO, it should be a top priority to allow end users to change them.
Step goal is something they will need to change in the Wear Health Systems API not WFS once they do that you can use a tag for step goal.
Heart Rate in WFS is last measured Heart Rate if it is measured sooner it does not matter what you set in WFS. It only sets a default update. If the user changes it to every minute in another app it will be shown by WFS.
An issue is that there are two Heartrate data type one is while active and one is while resting and most fit apps like Samsung Health only update while active.
You can use the action item to open a custom app for walking and running … but that won’t auto start. You will need to do this only for your personal use as you can’t be sure all watch brands would have Samsung Health installed.
To get an app ID you an run simple adb commands
adb connect 192.168.xxx.xxx:5555 (your watch IP address & enable debugging)
pm list packages
You will get an output list like this
Yeah, this has just changed recently. Before it appeared immediately on the leftmost position so users can quickly select it. But now you have to scroll all the way to the right, select Add Watch Face, scroll all the way to the right again to find the new one. This is not WFS thing, it’s probably Wear OS or Samsung’s One UI 4.5? It is really annoying and just causes more issues and complaints with customers. At first I didn’t know what was going on either. How can an average user figure this out by themselves?