Since Pebble only gives you space for up to 8 watchfaces and apps, it’s important to find a few favorites and just stick to those. If I could have 20+ installed, I would. But on the plus side, it means I don’t have anything on my Pebble Steel that I don’t really like. Here are the 5 third party watchfaces I’ve loaded on to my smartwatch, and why I like them.
1. Taller by mereed
My reasons for liking this watchface are few. I like it because it looks good. The thin, sharp-angled digits stretch across the screen from top to bottom, with the mins and hours separated by the day and date in the middle. It’s not customizable and doesn’t have a settings menu. You either have it, or you don’t. I love it.
2. Revolution by Douwe Maan
Another one I picked for its design. The digits are large, chunky and rounded. Hours are on the top with minutes underneath. Seconds do tick away in the very bottom right corner, sitting alongside the date in a small section on the bottom of the display. What I really like is the animation when the time changes. The minutes – for instance – fall off the bottom while the “new” minutes ticking in, creep in from the side.
3. Casio-WV-58DE by Jack T.
If you ever had a digital Casio watch as a kid, there’s a good chance that the watchface above looks very familiar. It’s styled to replicate a particular casio watch with its LCD digits. All sorts of settings can be changed, including inverting colors and changing the date format and dividers. A small icon in the bottom right looks like a satellite, but tells you the watch is connected to your iPhone, while a small battery icon to the right of the time tells you how much charge you have left on your watch.
4. LCARS v2 by slayer1551
If you’re a Star Trek fan, you can’t have a Pebble without having this watchface. Its design is based on the LCARS computer system from Star Trek, while the digits below the time show the UNIX time stamp. What pleased my really nerdy side was that each minute has 100 “seconds” and not 60.
5. Fuzzy Text International by Jesse Hallet
Last on my list, but not my least favorite by any means, is Fuzzy Text International. Unlike the standard Fuzzy watchface, it doesn’t spell out the time literally. For instance, instead of reading “two five” for 2:05, it reads “five past two”, which I love. Purely because that’s how we tell the time.
Have you invested in a Pebble? If so, what are your favorite watchfaces?