Watch Face Studio Feature Requests

I would say 12 is the minimum :slight_smile:

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This is a very useful feature from GWS, I hope it gets added back soon.

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The whole context menu would be useful. Not just “Remove” as it is now.

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On a watch face I’m developing I will have a short text complication which will be editable and so allow the user to choose what data is displayed - sunrise/sunset, weather, barometric pressure etc. Currently this complication does not support the displaying of the current heart rate.

The user can select ‘heart rate’ from the list of data feeds in the customisation menu for this complication on the watch, but the result is that the complication just displays the text “heart rate” and acts as a button to bring up the heart rate app.

Could this be enhanced in future so that the actual heart rate bpm can be displayed…although I suspect that this may be a WearOS thing beyond Samsung’s control.

Rob

Since watchfaces are basically apps, isn’t there a way to perform a hardware check in order to allow some advanced features on samsung watches ?

On watchfaces that use complications as app shortcuts, such as the 4 sets of 3 dots around the watchface MD201, can we get the ability to set text strings that change based on which app is used for the complication? Such as “Phone” for the phone app, or “Texts” for the Messages app.

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Ron
Samsung Developer Relations

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Sometimes WFS misses fonts. This happened two times with my watch faces. WFS is showing added fonts in the list but can’t build watch face because TTF files are missing.
I’ve looked inside {PROJECT}.wfs file, there’s a json file called “honeyface”. Those fonts are mentioned there as the custom fonts. But in /res/fonts/ folder they are absent.
Is it possible to add a function of checking the fonts and clean the font list if the files were lost? Or may be to add an option to delete a font from the list?
There’s no way to fix this for now, unzipping/modifying/zipping throws an exception… The only way is to create a new project.
Best regards,
Max

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Request:
Allow Animation components to be associated with Styles, same as it’s possible with Image components.

Reason:

  • Creating customizable animated elements (like customizing in the same watchface an animated element, like a character, or an animated background)

Do you include the fonts in the workspace folder or at least a shortcut to them there? I needed to do that to get them included. Still if you can report this as a bug the support can try to duplicate it and pass it on if they can.

Ron
Samsung Developer Relations

Hi, Ron!
No, I didn’t include the fonts in the workspace folder. I simply clicked Add Font and chose a font from a directory… I’ll try next time to place it in workspace before adding. Thanks for the tip!
I tried to place TTF files in all possible folders when this happened but no result.
I made a project from the very beginning and it works fine for now.
If this happens again I’ll report this as a bug with all the explanations.
Best regards,
Max

I believe this was reported as an issue in the beta (Honeyface) version. Also the fonts have to be installed in Windows or Mac. You can’t just add them like you could with GWS.

Ron
Samsung Developer Relations

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Hey,
its needed to add the feature to see the real heart rate
double tap for action
maybe the option to display phone battery

Smart watches do not generally do a constant heart rate measurement so the so usually tap to Action to measure is the correct thing to do have the user start the measurement.
Double Tap is used to close the watch face on other wearable devices so I don’t think that will ever be enabled for Samsung Only devices.

Ron
Samsung Developer Relations

Yes agree, but maybe it’s better to automatically measure the heart rate when first time watch face activated so the value of heart rate is not zero.

Why it’s impossible to see constant heart rate I didn’t understand, because there is a lot of watch faces that show

Hi All,

I am working now on a watch face with a lot of Gyro effects. But to make it work seamlessly I need to program that same Gyro effect for every single layer/component.
It would be great to have the functionality to program one Gyro effect/style and be able to enable this particular one setting to all selected layers.

Thanks in advance :wink:

I’ve got this but it is too late to be considered for the next update.

Ron
Samsung Developer Relations

maybe it’s better to automatically measure the heart rate when first time watch face activated so the value of heart rate is not zero

Most Watch buyers will try that a long time before they personalize a watch face. But if you have an action to measure heartrate I would assume they would touch the screen

Why it’s impossible to see constant heart rate I didn’t understand, because there is a lot of watch faces that show

A lot of watch faces use animation and don’t really show the heartrate. Or as I said before they try heartrate before the ever personalize.

Ron
Samsung Developer Relations

so from what i understand from you there is no option at all to see my heart rate constant?
so for example this watch face that come with GW4, in the down left corner its not real my heart rate?
I not agree that they “don’t really show the heartrate”, I pretty sure that is work ok becasuse its show my real heart rate and its keep update the heart rate all the time (compard with finger pulse oximeter)
why in Galaxy Watch studi it was so easy to creat this complication that show heart rate and now is impossible?
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