At the start of December 2014, Android Wear was updated to officially support a new watch face API, which meant that watch faces created by third-parties would be forever supported moving forward. While Google has traditionally left the watch face design market open for manufacturers and third-parties, that’s finally changing as Google has launched its first watch face for Android Wear into the Google Play Store.
The new watch face, which is called “Street Art,” is available now as a free download from the Play Store. It brings artwork from dozens of artists from within the Google Art Project. While the images are colorful and noteworthy, there isn’t a lot of customization options for the new watch face. There are three modes to check the time: analog, digital and minimal. The digital option will show the time near the bottom of the smartwatch’s display, leaving plenty of room to check out the artwork on display.
As far as configuring certain options, users will be able to choose whether the watch face displays the date or not, and that’s about it.
Have you found a favorite watch face for your Android Wear smartwatch, or do you find yourself changing it up quite frequently?